Airing: October 3, 2013
The Scavenger Vortex
Raj designs a scavenger hunt that brings out the best -- and the worst -- in the whole gang. Two awkward brainiacs must contend with a hot blonde moving in across the hall, and find that quantum theory and applied physics are little help in social situations. An intelligent comedy for the uber nerd in all of us.The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. It premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007
The Big Bang Theory: Watch full length episodes & video clips. Read the latest The Big Bang Theory episode guides & recaps, fan reviews, news.The seventh season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory premiered on CBS on September 26, 2013 with two episodes back-to-back. On January 12, 2011, The Big Bang Theory was renewed for an additional three years, extending it through the 2013–14 season for a total of seven seasons.Production for the season began on August 14, 2013.
CBS kicked off the seventh season of The Big Bang Theory this week with two new episodes. The actual premiere, "The Hofstadter Insufficiency," obviously played on the effect Leonard's absence has on his friends back in California. I wasn't particularly excited about this new direction for the series, as Leonard being away on a research vessel seems entirely too reminiscent of Wolowitz spending the early part of Season 6 on the International Space Station. But this episode did a fine enough job of exploring the fallout.
The Big Bang Theory opened its seventh season with Lenoard, braving a fierce storm in the middle of the North Sea, getting swallowed up by a kraken.
Welcome to Sheldon’s worst nightmare. In reality, the sequence was but a figment of Sheldon’s anguished imagination. You see, he misses his good buddy something terrible. Only he’s not willing to admit it to himself. Or anyone not even Penny, who is essentially in the same boat.
True to the title, there was very little of Leonard in "The Hofstadter Insufficiency." But that was probably for the best. The key difference between Leonard and Wolowitz is that the former is having a ball being far from home and living it up with his fellow science geeks. There's not much conflict to explore on his end, or even much humor beyond the sight gag of Leonard partying it up like he's in a club in Ibiza. Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and their crew also took the opportunity to squeeze is a budget-blowing shot of Leonard being eaten by a kraken, so I guess there's that.