Another week, another episode of Big Bang for all of us geek lovers! In “The Higgs-Boson Observation,” Sheldon got a cute new female assistant who looks to be unknowingly throwing off the couple dynamic in the group. Alex, hired to go through Sheldon’s childhood notebooks looking for Nobel-Prize winning brilliance, dealt very well with Sheldon’s crazy and hit it off with Leonard, too. Amy and Penny were not so thrilled with the new addition.
I wondered when the show was going to deal with the recent real-world scientific discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle, since Sheldon was working toward its discovery much of last season. Since scientist Peter Higgs asserted the existence of the particle back in the 1960s, Sheldon figured that his moment of brilliance could well be contained in the notes he took growing up. After mocking Penny a bit for her ignorance on the notes he made on algebra when he was 5, he decided to take Leonard’s suggestion of hiring an assistant. After the graduate student he was interviewing complimented his brilliance (and we all know how susceptible Sheldon is to flattery despite his declaration to the contrary), he hired her on the spot. Since her dad was a scientist, she was used to these weirdo geniuses and accepted all of Sheldon’s odd rules and demands without complaint. As Leonard said, may God have mercy on her soul.
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