The Bozeman Reaction Season 3, Episode 13 -  Aired January 18, 2010

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After their apartment is robbed, Leonard and Sheldon get Howard and Raj to install a complex security system. When Sheldon still doesn't feel safe there, he decides to leave Pasadena and begins searching for his next home.

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Guest Stars: Julio Oscar Mechoso as Officer Hackett, Artie O'Daly as Young Man

Writers: Bill Prady (Story), Lee Aronsohn (Story), Jim Reynolds (Story), Chuck Lorre (Teleplay), Steven Molaro (Teleplay), Steve Holland (Teleplay)

Director: Mark Cendrowski

Viewers: 15.05 million Households Rating: 8.7/13 Adults 18-49 Rating: 5.3/12

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Episode Notes

  • The title references Sheldon's reaction to being robbed, which is to move to Bozeman, Montana. 

> Sheldon's Knock

Sheldon uses his knock four times, each time for Leonard and Penny who are together.

> I'm Not Crazy. My Mother Had Me Tested

When Sheldon suggests that the robbery at their apartment could be an inside job perpetrated, Leonard asks the police officer whether it would be out of line to ask him to shoot Sheldon. After the police officer replies that he would be happy to put Sheldon under a 72-hour psychiatric hold, he replies "I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested."

Episode Quotes

*Sheldon is using a map of the U.S. to find out where he can move*
Sheldon: Penny, you're from Nebraska, right?
Penny: Born and raised.
*Sheldon crosses out Nebraska*

Sheldon: I do not have to urinate. I am the master of my own bladder. Drat.

Sheldon: My new computer came with Windows 7. Windows 7 is much more user-friendly than Windows Vista. I don't like that.

Penny: I can't believe it. if I hadn't been working the dinner shift, I would've run right into the robbers.
Leonard: Hey, there's no reason for you to be scared.
Penny: I'm not scared. I would've gone all Nebraska on their asses.

Sheldon: It's all right, they didn't take my comic books.


The guys are eating out at the Chinese restaurant, although Sheldon is disturbed to find they've revamped the menu. Sheldon is perplexed to find a new item on the menu, "Shrimp in Mobster Sauce". The guys decide to go to Corleone's and have pizza instead. On their way home, Sheldon is still thinking about the Mobster Sauce. When Leonard and Sheldon arrive back at the apartment, Leonard notices the is broken open. They discover their TV and laptops are gone, so Leonard grabs the phone to call the police, while Sheldon goes to check on his comic books. 

The police have arrived and Sheldon is detailing the video games and consoles that were stolen. After the police leave, Leonard and Sheldon sit on the couch. Sheldon decides to watch TV on his iPhone until the criminals "return to bludgeon them to death" in their sleep. When Sheldon finally goes to bed, he barricades the door, only to need the bathroom a few minutes later. Sheldon gets up and goes over to Penny's apartment to get her and Leonard, as it's too scary for him to be in the apartment on his own.

Later that night, Sheldon and Penny are playing pictionary. When Leonard and Penny go to bed, Sheldon watches TV on his cell phone. After watching a murder scene, Sheldon runs to Leonard's bedroom. The next day, Howard and Raj have installed a state-of-the-art security system. When Penny walks into the apartment, she sets it off and gets caught in a net. That night, Sheldon hears a sound. Instead of opening his door to investigate, he crawls across the outdoor ledge of his window to Leonard's room. Leonard and Penny explain that they knocked over a lamp. Sheldon, with his mind at rest, goes to get some warm milk and check the perimeter. On his way, he accidentally sets off the security system and gets caught by the electrified net.

Having been robbed and later attacked by his own security system, Sheldon looks for somewhere safer to live. Sheldon eventually settles on Bozeman, Montana. Howard and Penny try convince Sheldon to stay, but he refuses. He says good-bye in a prepared video and leaves the apartment. When he arrives in Bozeman, his luggage is stolen by a young man who offered to help. Sheldon immediately buys a bus ticket back to Pasadena.