I love Raj. Everything about him. From his awkward silence around women, to his love of Bollywood. I even love the actor that plays Raj (Kunal Nayyar). So when I heard that Raj was getting a love interest this season I was beyond excited. He’s the only one on the show who hasn’t had a real girlfriend (Even Sheldon has Amy… kinda) and I always thought that this would prove to be an AWESOME storyline.
So Penny introduces Raj to Emily, a deaf girl, that she met in her spin class… and Raj can ACTUALLY TALK TO HER! I squealed out loud! I was so excited the second he uttered “Hello” to her and she signed back at him! Squee!!
So things start out great. They go to a café and talk all night (with the help of Wolowitz, who can sign! Why wasn’t this known sooner! He became a little attractive to me the second he started signing) and she kisses him goodnight! SQUEE AGAIN!
Then Raj starts buying her things, diamond earrings, a lease on a new car and he pays off her credit cards! Which, by the way, prompted one of my favorite lines from the episode “What? He paid off her credit cards?! Dammit I could have dated Raj for a couple of months.”
So ya, Raj is loaded. Somewhere between Bruce Wayne and Scrooge McDuck loaded. Which, I mean, you kinda saw coming. His parents are wealthy, why wouldn’t he be wealthy?
Anyway, it turns out that Raj is being used by Emily for his money and she dumps him when his parents cut him off. So apparently Raj isn’t even allowed to have one episode full of romantic bliss, and this completely bums me out! I mean Raj is ADORABLE! He’s sweet, funny, nerdy… everything I want in a man and yet we can’t find him a single girl who is willing to date him for who he is?! Sigh… and yes, I know finding Raj a girlfriend is hard with his inability to talk to women, but it’s not impossible.
Other happenings in the episode: Sheldon is playing Dungeons and Dragons when he decides to let the dice decide all of his decisions for him. This results in a mustache and testicular chaffing. Btw: Sheldon should NEVER have a mustache… it creeped me out. Oh and did anyone notice that Sheldon didn’t correct Raj when he said that Amy was his girlfriend… WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!??!?!
Favorite lines from this episode were:
“Handicapped people are nice Leonard, everyone knows that.”
“He is cuter now that I know he’s rich.”
“Ya, I’m a gynecologist, I know exactly what she’s giving you.” (How awesome are Raj’s parents? Really?!)
“Get signing hand monkey.”
Overall Grade: A-.
Complaints: not enough Amy and Bernadette.
Next new episode of “The Big Bang Theory” airs Thursday October 13th at 8pm on CBS
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