1023 - The Gyroscopic Collapse
Aired May 4, 2017

The Gyroscopic Collapse

After Leonard, Sheldon and Wolowitz celebrate the completion of the top secret air force project, they are met with an unpleasant surprise. Also, Amy is offered a summer position as a visiting researcher.

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Guest Stars: Dean Norris as Colonel Williams, Kimberly D. Brooks as Computer Voice, V.O.

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Steve Holland (Story), Alex Ayers (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Jim Reynolds (Teleplay), Saladin K. Patterson (Teleplay)

Director: Anthony Rich

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to Sheldon, Leonard and Howard's work on a gyroscope for the Air Force being taken away from them.


Bernadette: So what happens next?
Howard: Phase two: we test it, perfect it, and hope to live long enough to see the movie based on our lives starring more attractive versions of us.

Bernadette: Want me to put on some Neil Diamond? That always makes you feel better.
Howard: No. You'll get all sexed up, and I'm not in the mood.

Sheldon: Leonard pointed out to me that I'm not always a loving and supportive boyfriend, so here's some quality luggage.
Amy: Thank you.
Sheldon: The salesman said it could survive a plane crash, so perhaps you should fly inside it.

Amy: Do you think it's possible you might enjoy being on your own for a little while?
Sheldon: It's hard to say. I've never really lived by myself. What if I become strange and eccentric?
Amy: I'll love you no matter what.
Sheldon: Howard Hughes saved his urine in milk bottles.
Amy: We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Penny: Champagne, champagne, and for the world's tallest second grader, apple juice.
Sheldon: No bendy straw? Some party.