1018 - The Escape Hatch Identification
Aired March 9, 2017

The Escape Hatch Identification

When Raj moves out of his apartment, Leonard and Penny offer him Sheldon's old room.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter

Writers: Steven Molaro (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Anthony Del Broccolo (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay), Tara Hernandez (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the theory, posited by Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, that Sheldon is upset about Raj moving into his old room in Apartment 4A because it acts as an escape hatch, ensuring Sheldon isn't trapped in a new life with Amy in Apartment 4B.

Quotes (7)

Sheldon: Well, I think it's very nice that you're helping out our friend.
Leonard: I think it's nice that you're taking whatever medication Amy's clearly giving you.

Howard: You've got a Raj, we've got a Stuart. Maybe we should take them both to the park and let them run around together.

Bernadette: Nobody needs a mooch living in their house forever.
Stuart: Hey, that's no way to talk about your baby.

Sheldon: I spoke with Leonard's mother, and she made me feel better.
Leonard: I don't know who you talked to, but that wasn't my mother.

Penny: Well, it's like that science thing. For every action, you have a gigantic and annoying reaction.
Leonard: Just when I thought you couldn't get any hotter.

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1018 'The Escape Hatch Identification' Press Release March 3, 2017

CBS has released the synopsis for the next episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Escape Hatch Identification", which airs Thursday, March 9. Christine Baranski returns as Leonard's mother, Dr. Beverly Hofstadter.  Full story