1108 - The Tesla Recoil Aired November 16, 2017

The Tesla Recoil

Leonard and Howard are angry with Sheldon when they learn he has been working with the military behind their backs. Meanwhile, Raj's relationship with Ruchi is called into question when a bed-ridden Bernadette fears she is trying to steal her job.

Guest Stars: John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke, Dean Norris as Colonel Williams, Swati Kapila as Ruchi

Writers: Chuck Lorre (Story), Eric Kaplan (Story), Tara Hernandez (Story), Steve Holland (Teleplay), Maria Ferrari (Teleplay), Jeremy Howe (Teleplay)

Director: Anthony Rich

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Episode Notes

  • The title refers to the Tesla coil which the guys were going to see, but Sheldon was busy working with the military in what his friends considered a betrayal of them. Despite Sheldon's belief that he's like Nikola Tesla, Leonard and Howard think he's more an Edison - a bully, a credit hog and a self-promoter.

Episode Quotes

Barry Kripke: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You didn't tell me we were doing this just to stick it to Sheldon.
Leonard: Well-
Barry Kripke: I messing with you. This sundae just got a cherry on top!

Leonard: It's the greatest scientific feud of all time. I mean, you can forget about Leibniz and Newton.
Penny: Done.

Penny: So, Tesla's the one that invented the electric car?
Sheldon: (laughs) No, Penny. No, the car is just named after him.
Penny: Okay, you don't have to be so smug about it. You know, you went to see that movie It because you thought it was about scary I.T. guys.