1003 - The Dependence Transcendence
Aired October 3, 2016

The Dependence Transcendence

Tensions rise when the boys struggle to complete their government project on time and Sheldon tries an energy drink to stay awake. Also, Penny and Amy go to a "party" at Bert the geologist's house, and Kooothrappali learns Bernadette's true feelings about her pregnancy when they clean out the future baby room.

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Guest Stars: Brian George as Dr. Koothrappali, Dean Norris as Colonel Williams, Brian Posehn as Bert, Brandon Jones as The Flash

Writers: Steven Molaro (Story), Saladin K. Patterson (Story), Tara Hernandez (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon's attempt to rise above his dependence on caffeinated beverages to work through the night.

Quotes (8)

Penny: Now Sheldon's popular? What is happening?!

Bernadette: Sorry I flipped out on you. I think it's just hormones.
Raj: I think you were mean before you were pregnant, but it's fine.

Sheldon: No, I know, but plenty of things are addictive after a single exposure. I mean, crack cocaine, nicotine, Pringles. You know, once one pops one just can't stop.

Penny: Oh, I'll have some wine and listen to people go on about crap I don't understand. I mean, how is it any different than every single day of my life?

Sheldon: I am cool. This is YooHoo. Chocolate milk's delicious, watery cousin.

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1003 'The Dependence Transcendence' Press Release September 26, 2016

CBS has issued the press release for next week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Dependence Transcendence". Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) returns as Colonel Williams, the Air Force Representative who's liaising with the guys on their navigation project. Brian Posehn reprises his role as Bert, Amy's geologist colleague.  Full story

Comments (2)

Paul Murphy United Kingdom, 10:08 Oct 5 2016.
Jokes by rote.
mario United States, 13:48 Oct 4 2016.
A pretty good episode, whereby the boys try to make up for Sheldon's big mouth and then he cannot keep pace as he can only give the orders and not carry them out. Amy and Penny finding out that Amy is popular at the university was a fun segment. However, I wish that the writers would not have Penny diss her husband so much and maybe praise him once in awhile. Raj scenes with Bernadette were fun also but he is becoming to Howard and Bernadette what Sheldon is to Penny and Leonard. The remark he makes about being in the delivery room was just a ridiculous statement.

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