“The Big Bang Theory” Season 8 Episode 16 “The Intimacy Acceleration” will air on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS. Sheldon and Penny join a behavioral experiment, while the rest of the gang join a puzzle game. Howard and Bernadette return from Mrs. Wolowitz funeral. Before we get into the details, let’s check back to what happened in the last episode.
In “The Comic Book Store Regeneration” (air date: Feb. 19, 2015), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) taught Sheldon (Jim Parsons) how to set aside his issue with Amy (Mayim Bailik) who helped his work rival with a string theory research. In teaching Sheldon to “let it go,” Penny guided him with a visualization process, but he was having a hard time getting over it. He’s really mad about the whole situation, and to show Penny that letting go was not easy to do, he told her that Amy had been doing experiments on her versus her monkey subjects. Penny felt insulted, proving that Sheldon right. She can’t let go so easily too.
Meanwhile, Stuart (Kevin Sussman) was re-opening his comic book store and Howard (Simon Halberg) was being petty about seeing his mother’s furniture among Stuart’s stuff. His mother also funded the re-opening, making Howard despise him even more.
However, any tension they have between them was eclipsed by the fact that Mrs. Wolowitz passed away. Howard got a call from his aunt in Florida where her mother was vacationing. She died in her sleep. The gang was sad for their friend and for losing someone dear to them. Mrs. Wolowitz was like a mother to everyone. Howard and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) flew to Florida for the funeral.
The episode also featured a celebrity sighting by Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) when they were picking food at the deli. One of their favorite actors, Nathan Fillion, was eating there, and they took the opportunity to have a selfie with him.
Spoiler Alert: “The Big Bang Theory” Season 8 Episode 16 “The Intimacy Acceleration” will air on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
In the upcoming episode, there’s an experiment about making participants fall in love, and Sheldon and Penny thought they should take part in it as a joke.
Meanwhile, the rest of the gang band together to play this real-time and real-life puzzle that’s becoming a fast fad. Amy, Leonard, Raj and his girlfriend Emily (guest star Laura Spencer) have to escape a room and fight off the “zombies.”
Bernadette and Howard, on the other hand, are at the airport, returning after the funeral for Howard’s mother. But they run into problems with the airport facility.
You can check for photos to the episode, which are posted on the CBS site.
The series will also have Max Adler (as the zombie), Stephanie Escajeda (Cindy) and Molly Morgan (Hostess) as guests. The episode was written by Tara Hernandez, Eric Kaplan and Dave Goetch, with Mark Cendrowski as the director.
There you have it for the details on “The Big Bang Theory” Season 8 Episode 16 “The Intimacy Acceleration,” which will air on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.
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