The Love Spell Potential Season 6, Episode 23 -  Aired May 9, 2013

The Love Spell Potential

After the girls' trip to Vegas goes awry, they join the guys for a game of Dungeons and Dragons, which takes Sheldon and Amy's relationship to an unexpected place. Meanwhile, Raj and Lucy have a very awkward date 

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Guest Stars: Kate Micucci as Lucy, David Trice as Waiter

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

Director: Anthony Rich

Viewers: 16.3 million Households Rating: 9.6/17 Adults 18-49 Rating: 4.9/17

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Episode Lists

  • Sheldon & Amy: Key Episodes Sheldon & Amy: Key Episodes

    The key moments in Sheldon & Amy's relationship including Howard & Raj setting them up, the signing of the relationship agreement, the first time they said "I love you", them breaking up and subsequently getting back together, the proposal, the wedding and winning the Nobel Prize together.

Episode Notes

> Sheldon's Knock

After Amy gets upset that the guys are mocking her relationship with Sheldon during their game of Dungeons and Dragons, she runs to his room to be alone. When Sheldon goes to check on her, he performs his knock on his own bedroom door, calling for Amy. Sheldon says "I've never knocked on my own door before. That was a wild ride."

Episode Quotes

Sheldon: I've never played Dungeons and Dragons with girls.
Penny: It's okay, honey, no one has.

Howard: A satanic fungus that looks suspiciously like Al Pacino rises from the forest floor and says, (Imitating Al Pacino) "You're playing D&D. You're playing D&D. This whole apartment is playing D&D."

Amy: Go away. Sheldon is nibbling on my ... fourteen! Yes!

Sheldon: See what happens when you let girls play D & D.

Bernadette: I've got a sexy new tube top that says come hither and a bottle of pepper spray that says close enough, Jack!

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Season 6 Episode Tournament: Result June 20, 2013

Our Big Bang Theory: Season 6 episode tournament has now closed and a result has been declared. Thank you to everybody who voted in the tournament.  Full story

Episode 6.23 Ratings May 10, 2013

Yesterday's episode of The Big Bang Theory, the penultimate episode of the current season, ranked as the night's #1 program in viewers and key demographics.  Full story

CBS Announces Episode 6.23 April 16, 2013

CBS has issued the press release for the penultimate episode of The Big Bang Theory's sixth season, which will air Thursday, May 9. Kate Micucci reprises her role as Lucy, Raj's love interest, in the episode.  Full story

Episode Tournaments

WinnerThis episode won our Season 6 episode tournament in June 2013.


The girls are excited to be on their way to the airport for a trip to Vegas, while the guys are eager to begin a game of Dungeons and Dragons. As the guys get ready to play, Raj admits he's happy that Lucy had to work tonight as he didn't have to have the awkward conversation where he explained he'd be spending the night playing games with his friends. Howard is going to the dungeon master this time and Sheldon is initially sceptical, though he is won over by Howard's use of impressions and sound effects.

When Raj receives a text from Lucy saying she's available tonight, he quickly kills his game character off so he can go and meet her. On their date, Lucy admits how she was nervous about seeing Raj again, and explains some of the things that scare her that she's now trying to force herself to do. Back at the apartment, Penny, Amy and Bernadette show up after Amy elbowed a TSA agent and got added to the No Fly List. Leonard invites the girls to play D&D with them. Sheldon is unsure of playing with the girls, but Dungeon Master Howard welcomes them in.

When Lucy is unhappy with her food at the restaurant, Raj suggests she talks to the waiter as it's one of the situations where she's let her fear prevent her from speaking up. After Raj calls the waiter over against her wishes, Lucy excuses herself to visit the bathroom, where she again climbs out of the window. Trapped behind the restaurant after climbing out the window, Lucy calls Raj to get her. Lucy explains to Raj how he was pushing her to do something she wasn't comfortable doing, and explains how she finds social situations scary. Raj admits he really likes her and he finds that scary.

Back at the apartment, as the game of D&D progresses, Penny suggests Sheldon and Amy's characters should have sex in the game, as it's not happening any time soon in real life. After Bernadette casts the spell and Howard reads out the outcome, Amy is uncomfortable with what they're doing and leaves the game. Sheldon knocks on his bedroom door to find out why Amy ran off. Amy explains she left because they think their relationship is a joke. Sheldon says he doesn't think their relationship is a joke, but Amy wonders whether they are ever going to have an intimate relationship. Sheldon tells her how, before they met, he never had any interest in being intimate with anyone. When Amy asks what he thinks now, he says he hasn't ruled it out. Sheldon tells Amy how, to him, what they have together is already extremely intimate, which Amy recognizes.

When Amy says they should get back out to the living room to continue the game, Sheldon decides they should play through the love spell together. Together they roll the dice to see what their characters do to each other. When Leonard comes to check on them, Amy screams for him to go away as Sheldon is nibbling on her ... 14.