|The Vegas Renormalization|
|Writers||Nicole Lorre (Story), Jessica Ambrosetti (Story), Andrew Roth (Story), Steven Molaro (Teleplay)|
|Starring||Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Mikayla|
|Air Date||27 April 2009|
Season 2, Episode 21 (0221)
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Leslie Winkle breaks up with Howard (by means of a perfunctory phone call, recalling the way Howard suggested that Leonard break up with Stephanie via text message in episode 0210), and he becomes depressed. Sheldon wonders why Howard is so upset when they were only "friends with benefits", but then can't understand any of Leonard's explanation because Sheldon has no experience with dating or sex.
Leonard and Raj decide to take Howard on a trip to Las Vegas in order to cheer him up. While in Vegas, a prostitute named Mikayla begins talking to Raj. He and Leonard eventually decide to hire her to pose as a Jewish woman and seduce Howard. When Howard realizes what is going on, he thanks Leonard and Raj for setting up this "date."
Sheldon, who has declined to come on the trip to Vegas, is ready (and eager) to spend the weekend alone. He returns home to find that he has forgotten his key inside his locked apartment. Since the building manager will not arrive until the next morning, and Penny says she left her emergency key in their apartment ("You're the milk thief!"), he is forced to spend the night with her. He sleeps in Penny's bed because he can't fit on the couch. When Leonard returns at the end of the episode, Sheldon comes out of Penny's apartment, telling Leonard he had dinner with her and spent the night. He also tells him that he has a better understanding of the term "friends with benefits", then enters the apartment, leaving a bewildered Leonard looking shocked.
Kewl you shulod come up with that. Excellent!
The events of this episode happen over two consecutive days.
The episode starts with the guys having Chinese food and playing a game (but not a vintage video game, so it's not Friday). The fact that they can just go to Las Vegas, suggests that it is Saturday night.
What an awesome way to explain this-now I know everytinhg!