Episode Titles: Catalyst

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A chemical that causes a reaction between other elements without being changed itself.

  • The Spaghetti Catalyst

    The Spaghetti Catalyst
    Season 3, Episode 20 - Aired May 3, 2010

    Leonard and Penny aren't talking to each other following their break-up, leaving Sheldon unsure how he to be friends with them both. Sheldon feels guilty about spending time with Penny, thinking it's a betrayal of his friendship with Leonard.

  • The Thespian Catalyst

    The Thespian Catalyst
    Season 4, Episode 14 - Aired February 3, 2011

    Sheldon is inundated with negative feedback when he teaches a class. To improve his communication skills, Sheldon gets acting lessons from Penny. Meanwhile, Raj has a series of romantic daydreams about his best friend's girl.

  • The Wiggly Finger Catalyst

    The Wiggly Finger Catalyst
    Season 5, Episode 4 - Aired October 6, 2011

    Penny introduces Raj to a girl he can actually communicate with - albeit with some help from Howard. Meanwhile, Sheldon frees up his mind by leaving trivial decisions to the roll of the dice.

  • The Fetal Kick Catalyst

    The Fetal Kick Catalyst
    Season 10, Episode 6 - Aired October 27, 2016

    When Penny is invited to sign autographs at the Van Nuys Comic Con, she is surprised to find there are fans of "Serial Ape-ist". Amy convinces Sheldon to host friends in their new apartment, but Sheldon's comments to the assembled guests cause offense.

    Meanwhile, Howard starts to freak out about being ready for the arrival of their baby, he makes a few impulse purchases without consulting Bernadette.