By Carissa Hutchinson
Spoiler Alert! This post recaps portions of season 7, episode 18 “The Mommy Observation.”
On this episode of “The Big Bang Theory” Sheldon and Howard are still in Texas on their trip to the Space Center. Sheldon wanted to surprise his mother with a home visit, so the two of them headed to his house with gifts. As they walk up to the house Sheldon peeks into the window and sees something horrifying. His mother was having coitus. Alarmed by this Sheldon turns to Howard and says they have to leave right away. When Howard finds out what Sheldon saw they head to a bar to talk about it. After a sip of beer Sheldon gains the courage to go back to talk to his mother.
When Sheldon confronts his mother the conversation goes south quick with his insults to her hypocritical behavior. Making her upset Sheldon’s mother sends Sheldon to his room. After waiting in the car for an hour Howard comes in to talk to Sheldon. Once again Sheldon and Howard were able to bond over an experience they both share, their moms going back into the dating game. Howard tells Sheldon that his mom dated a man after his dad left them, but because he didn’t like him she broke up with him and has been alone ever since. After their talk Sheldon realizes that he doesn’t want to get into the way of his mother happiness. Sheldon apologizes for his earlier behavior and tells her that he just wants her to be happy.
Sheldon has gone through a lot of changes throughout this series and this episode is just an example of that. I think he’s becoming more loving and more understanding.
Carissa Hutchinson is a senior at Ferris State University studying television and digital media production. She’s currently on two internships with CBS 62/CW50 Detroit and M-1 Studios in Ferndale. While attending college she was a very active member of Delta Zeta and the Media Communications Association. Take a look at Carissa’s work at carissanhutchinson.wordpress.com.