702 - The Deception Verification
Aired September 26, 2013

The Deception Verification

When Leonard returns from his expedition early, he chooses to sneak into Penny's apartment and spend a few days with her alone. Sheldon reacts with anger when he finds out Leonard is back in town and didn't tell him. Meanwhile, Howard's close relationship with his mother causes his masculinity to be called into question.

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Guest Stars: Kevin Sussman as Stuart, Barak Hardley as Pizza Delivery Guy

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Jim Reynolds (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 20.44 million Households Rating: 11.9/20 Adults 18-49 Rating: 6.1/18

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  • The title refers to Sheldon discovering Leonard's deception of arriving home early and hiding in Penny's apartment.

Quotes (26)

Sheldon: Careful, Amy. The friend of the enemy's girlfriend is my enemy.
Amy: Really?
Sheldon: You're either with me or against me.
Amy: You wanna take the bus to work?
Sheldon: Maybe there's a third option.

Amy: What does tweepodoc mean?
Sheldon: Elephant?
Amy: Lucky guess.

Leonard: I didn't make it back. My ship sank in Hell.

Sheldon: Please don't take my looking forward to Leonard coming home as criticism of you in his absence. That criticism will come later in your report card.
Penny: Yeah, I didn't stay for the detention. I'm not going to read the report card.

Sheldon: Aquaman? This isn't a gag gift, Stuart.

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The Big Bang Theory hits new ratings highs September 27 2013

The second episode of last night's Big Bang Theory double bill, 7.02 "The Deception Verification", was adjusted up in the final ratings and sets a new record.  Full story

Comments (30)

Lexy TBBT ! United Kingdom, 11:17 Mar 4 2014.
I love this episode im sitting in a homework club at school waiting for my mum to pick me up and i sit looking at this reading all the comments to the diffrent episodes and comments xx
Callum United Kingdom, 03:10 Oct 2 2013.
So wish I could get tickets to watch it live! It would be the best thing ever! I watch one almost every day! Penny is my future wife!
Damitha Sri Lanka, 02:36 Sep 29 2013.
The best tv series ever!!! Simply love it! Bazinga ! I was joking ! BAZINGA !!! :D :D :P
Mang Indonesia, 14:57 Sep 27 2013.
I know that Leonard will be back in the second episode but his appearance is really surprising, I'm very (happy) shock... I also see from these two episodes, the gang has become more mature, the comedy, etc... and their friendship is really up to the higher level. Each Season always brings different sensation. So does with this seventh season. I can't wait for the next episode. Don't disappoint me fellas :)
Brianna  United States, 00:17 Sep 27 2013.
Tonites premiere was awesome i cant wait for next week i liked the part wen leonard snuck up behind penny
ajinkyatelang India, 04:36 Sep 25 2013.
counting down the days to the season 7 premiere since May 16--the day season 6 ended...
chanda United States, 15:26 Sep 22 2013.
Can't wait for season 7 to begin!!
Saher Pakistan, 10:42 Sep 19 2013.
waiting for 26 September :)
Gaurav  India, 03:33 Sep 18 2013.
Cant wait for season 7!! this show is owesome
Dana  United States, 20:23 Sep 17 2013.
Funnnyyy show love it

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