The Big Bang Theory 5.04 Recap "Money Talks So Raj Doesn't Have To'

This week's episode was all about Raj. Almost the entire half hour focused on Raj's loneliness getting him down as he realized that everyone else around him had a girlfriend, or at least, a sort of kind of version in the case of Sheldon and Amy. It was starting to have an effect on his passion for D and D as well as his waistline as he wallowed in the midst of a Koothrappali pity party. Penny decided to step in and help as she fixed Raj up with a girl named Emily from her spin class.

Before anyone can stop and wonder how Raj can even date a girl when he can barely speak to them outside of a state of inebriation, well don't worry, because the show has that covered. You see, Emily is deaf. So...it's not like she can hear him anyway, but they manage to get some pretty good comedic potential out of this concept. Raj doesn't know sign language, but Howard does so their first date includes Howard signing what Raj is saying. I love that the show found a situation where the normally openly inappropriate Howard had to actually be Raj's filter before he messed up his opportunity with Emily. Let's just say that cool and aloof doesn't really translate in signing. Read More...


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