THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Cohabitation Formulation” Review

The Big Bang Theory 'The Cohabitation Formulation'

THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Cohabitation Formulation” Season 4 Episode 16 – Raj’s sister Priya is back in town. It’s not long before she and Leonard rekindle their relationship against the wishes of a very forbidding Raj. Meanwhile, Howard moves in with Bernadette, and Amy plays BFF to an apparently nonchalant Penny.

This episode was a return to form for a recently weak The Big Bang Theory. Season 4 has been pretty hit or miss for me, but this week’s episode managed to involve all the characters and throw out some pretty hilarious lines.

Howard wanting Bernadette to take over the role his mother usually fills was amusing, but I’m not sure how I feel about him being so chauvinistic. He obviously didn’t mean anything by it, so used to women – or woman, specifically his mother – acting in a certain manner, but it came across as distasteful instead of amusing by the end of the episode. I’m glad he moved back in with his mother.

I loved the return of Priya. I don’t know if it’s her generally being amusing or the way Raj interacts with her, but it’s fun when she comes to town. Her return somehow made Amy much more tolerable for me, too. Usually I want less Amy in an episode, but this week she was used perfectly and I’m really starting to buy her friendship with Penny.

Let’s hope the show stays on track and delivers another great episode next week.

Howard’s Mom-watch A whole wealth of Mama Wolowitz this week. She’s apparently convinced a sex attacker will try to break into her home. We learn a little more about her appearance too – and it doesn’t sound overly pretty.

Quote/s of the episode:

Raj: “You heard me, I forbidded it.”
Priya: “Forbidded it?”
Raj: “Forbid..ed.. it?”

Sheldon: “The code also states that if she disobeys, she will be reborn in the womb of a jackal and tormented by diseases. If true, that seems like an awfully large gamble given that the prize is Leonard.”
Raj: “There it is, Priya, we’re Indian, we believe this stuff.”

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