The Big Bang Theory Recap: The Focus Attenuation

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
The Big Bang Theory Recap: The Focus Attenuation

The Big Bang Theory” Season 8 Episode 5 “The Focus Attenuation” aired on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. The boys spent the weekend to think of another science breakthrough, while the girls partied in Las Vegas. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Previously on “The Big Bang Theory (Episode 5 “The Focus Attenuation”), while the boys were having a small talk in the cafeteria, they realized that none of them had done something science worthy since they had a girlfriend. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) thinks that Amy (Mayim Bialik) was a distraction. As for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) pointed out that everything he has achieved has something to do with Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). From there, they decided to take a weekend off from spending it with their girlfriends. Instead, they would spend it thinking of a new breakthrough.


Leonard went into Penny’s place and asked if it would be fine with her if he spends the weekend with Sheldon and the others. Penny then invited Amy and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) to go to Las Vegas.

In Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment, instead of brainstorming, the boys ended up watching “Back to the “Future” and discussing things related to the movie, not to mention “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Upon realizing that they could not stay in the apartment because there were a lot of distractions, they went into Leonard’s office instead to brainstorm. The discussion kept on going on to a different topic until Leonard came up with an idea — negative reinforcement. The boys had duct tapes in their arms. When one says something not related to what they were about to talk about, he gets to pull one. Then again, this idea did not work, and the boys ended up watching “Ghostbusters.”

As for the girls, when they were about to party the night away, Penny received a message from her boss, thus leaving her with no choice but to study. Bernadette and Amy got drunk and tried to convince Penny to go with them. Penny brought her laptop instead with them while watching men only in undies dance. The next morning, Bernadette and Amy could not get up, so Penny left to swim, leaving the drapes open.

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