'The Big Bang Theory': Love on the rocks

big-bang-nov17-CBS.jpgSo this is what nerd love looks like. How quaint.

On Thursday's (Nov. 17) episode of " The Big Bang Theory," Sheldon ( Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) took their relationship to the next level, but it certainly wasn't without some very awkward bumps.

Amy, tired of the snail's pace of dating Sheldon, decides to play the field. It is here that she ends up going out with Stuart ( Kevin Sussman) from the comic book shop. While Sheldon is initially unaffected by (or in denial of) this news, it clearly gets to him.

Looking to make Amy jealous, he decides to ask Penny ( Kaley Cuoco) out on a date. Penny has the common sense to immediately decline, but she does choose to help him figure out how to get Amy back.

Sheldon, never one to be sensitive to the situation, essentially interrupts Amy's date with Stuart. It is here he says the words Amy has longed to hear, "I believe I would like to alter the paradigm of our relationship." How dreamy! They then proceed with all the legal mumbo jumbo that is typical of a relationship like this.

The series seems to be falling into the one story line per episode vortex again. It also felt a little flat for a story that was such a monumental moment for Sheldon and Amy.

On a scale of 1-to-Pi, Thursday's episode was a 1+1, or a 2. 
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