'The Big Bang Theory' recap: The funniest lines from 'The Workplace Proximity'

As Thursday's (Oct. 17) episode of "The Big Bang Theory" proved, Season 7 of the CBS hit seems to be all about continuing to push Sheldon (Jim Parsons) outside of his social comfort zones, forcing the character to evolve within the world he finds so socially confusing. Tonight, his relationship with Amy (Mayim Bialik) found itself put to the test when she took up space at the Institute, something he was wildly unprepared to handle.Of course there's the typical humor with which the story is handled, much of it in how Sheldon's poor reaction triggers a chain reaction that puts Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) on the rocks, but there's a real honesty, as well. The episode wisely doesn't wrap the rift between Sheldon and Amy up in a neat bow by its end. Instead, it allows the hurt Amy's felt by Sheldon's continued neglect to feel real and go unresolved, as Sheldon...



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