While Sheldon and Howard continue their bonding holiday to Texas, Sheldon's surprise visit to see his Mommy forces him to start addressing a new reality.
While Raj is wracked with guilt when he tries to date Lucy and Emily at the same time, Penny wrestles with whether to take a role in a cheesy movie and Sheldon is torn trying to choose between two gaming systems.
Raj and Howard double-date and the latter is flushed with embarrassment after Raj's girlfriend reveals a secret she knows about Howard. Meanwhile, Sheldon is at loose ends when he begins to believe he's wasted his life trying to prove string theory.
George's mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching George performing a personal act; the gang partakes in a contest of self-denial.
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. Starring Will Smith. (2008)
Jerry is challenged when Elaine's boyfriend insists it is impossible to rent a villa in the Tuscany region of Italy.
Jerry squirts grapefruit into George's eye at breakfast, and for the rest of the day George is misinterpreted because everyone thinks he is winking at them.
Sheldon irks the gangs with his obession with proper Christmas gift protocol. Leonard's crushed when Penny dates a colleague of his.
Penny's criticism of Wolowitz's romantic life pushes him into depression and AWOL for a fighting robot battle the rest of guys are depending on him for.
Brent and Wanda help Lacey overcome her fears so she can go skydiving. Hank becomes the town messenger. Oscar and Emma go to war with Karen and Davis over a prime potato planting locale.
Wanda, Lacey, and Karen team up to fix The Ruby's broken toaster. Emma and Oscar have an impression-off. Davis is excited when he discovers Hank owns a valuable action figure.
The top six junior chefs put their skills to the test during a restaurant takeover at the luxury hotel NoMad Los Angeles. Executive chef Rudy Lopez teaches the chefs how to prepare some of the establishment's signature dishes.