White Asparagus Triangulation
|White Asparagus Triangulation|
|Writers||Stephen Engel (Teleplay), Richard Rosenstock (Teleplay), Dave Goetsch (Story), Steven Molaro (Story)|
|Starring||Sara Rue as Stephanie|
|Air Date||24 November 2008|
Season 2, Episode 9 (0209)
(Edited from Wikipedia:)
Sheldon is concerned that Stephanie is the only girl Leonard has dated that he "finds tolerable". He tries to force himself into conversations with "urban slang" to "help" Leonard in the relationship with Stephanie, as "history suggests" he will fail ("You're [Leonard is] Kirk, I'm [Sheldon is] Spock, Wolowitz is Scottie, Koothrapalli is the guy that always gets killed…and now we've got McCoy [Stephanie]"). Leonard attempts to get away from Sheldon by going to the movies with Stephanie, but Sheldon is able to follow them despite Leonard only leaving a note. ("If you were trying to make it impossible to locate you, you couldn't have done a better job." "Oh, clearly I could have.") After believing that Leonard is losing Stephanie, he runs to Penny for advice. Penny, however, is no help, so Sheldon runs to Wolowitz and Koothrapalli, but all they give is, in Sheldon's words, either "apocalyptic genocide" or "go easy on the cologne". Sheldon once again runs to Penny, but she refuses to talk. Afterwards, Sheldon attempts to prove Leonard's physical superiority to Stephanie by having him open a jar of white asparagus, which is what the title refers to. However, Leonard shatters the jar by accident and has to get stitches. Wondering why Leonard can't supposedly keep a date, Sheldon remarks, "You seem like a perfectly pleasant person. I can't understand why women have such a hard time loving you."
Following the trip to the hospital, Leonard finds his Facebook status has been changed to "In a relationship". Leonard also finds the cause: Sheldon hacked his account. Leonard angrily tells him off and forbids him to speak, but to everyone's surprise, Stephanie changes her Facebook status to "In a relationship" to match Leonard. Sheldon closes the episode by stating "If I am permitted to speak again, Dr. Sheldon Cooper for the win."
Titles and opening theme
II. Living room
IV. hallway in front of Leonard's bedroom, at night
V. hallway in front of apartments
VIII. hallway in front of apartments
IX. Living room
- Leonard got stitches in his hand.
XI. Living room
This episode covers the events of several days. At the end Leonard and Stephanie have been dating for two weeks (according to Penny, while Leonard states they have been dating for a "few weeks"). Assuming the events of the last episode went on over one week, this suggests that this episode features the events of one week as well.
(edited from Wikipedia)
"Triangulation" could be a reference to Sheldon's constant intrusion on Leonard and Stephanie's dates, which culminates in Leonard cutting his hand while trying to open a jar of white asparagus for Sheldon.