Oh, the... there's a 7:15 at the ArcLight.
Well, that doesn't give us much time to eat.
We can eat afterwards.
I'm not gonna eat at 10:00 at night.
Who am I, Hemingway?
Why do you think Hemingway ate at 10:00?
He spent a lot of time in Spain. They eat dinner late.
He also spent a lot of time in Florida.
Last time I was there, people were eating dinner at, like, 4:30.
You guys know that Hemingway had cats with six toes?
Six toes per foot or six toes total?
It's official. We're never going to see the Avengers.
Guys, just come on. Make a decision.
I-I'm good with eating after.
- Mm, I'm kind of hungry now. - Yeah, me, too.
- Then we'll eat before. - Okay.
So, then, we can see the 3-D at 9:00 or the 2-D at 9:30.
3-D. If I'm gonna see Thor,
I want to feel like I could lick those abs.
Actually, 3-D kind of makes me queasy.
No, but we have to see it in 3-D.
We saw part one in 3-D, and the 2-D part two
is not the part two of the 3-D part one.
He's got you there, Leonard.
Or he doesn't. I don't really care anymore.
Okay, then, we'll go see it in 3-D.
No. Sweetie, you shouldn't do things that make you feel bad.
亲爱的 要是会让你难受 你就不该做啊
Well, I'm doing this.
And of course he is.
He is a textbook satisficer.
That's not even a word.
According to Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert Simon,
satisficing is a decision-making strategy
whereby a person accepts whatever available option is satisfactory
rather than seeking out a course of action
that would make him happiest,
as I just did when I explained what satisficing was.
No one wanted to hear that.
He knew it, yet he plowed ahead.
I'm just trying to find a plan plow head
Yeah, Leonard. What would make you happy?
对啊 莱纳德 什么会让你开心
I could tell you about satisficing again.
You know, what would make me happy
is if we just stop talking about this
and see whatever movie you guys want to see
whenever you want to see it.
Okay. But next time, we get to pick.
行 这次听你安排 下次得让我们选啊
♪ Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state ♪
♪ Then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started... Wait! ♪
♪ The Earth began to cool
♪ The autotrophs began to drool, Neanderthals developed tools ♪
♪ We built the Wall, We built the pyramids♪
♪ Math, Science, History, unraveling the mystery ♪
♪ That all started with a big bang ♪
How's your headache?
It's better. The throwing up really helped.
I'm so sorry you missed the end of the movie.
Everyone talked about it so much on the ride home,
I feel like I saw it.
Well, to be fair, you talked about the bathroom so much,
we felt like we saw that, too.
I think I would've been okay if we weren't sitting so close.
Well, then, why did we sit so close?
Sheldon said, "Are these seats good for everyone?"
What was I supposed to do, say no, like a maniac?
Sweetie, you have got to stand up for yourself.
You know, maybe Sheldon's right.
Maybe you are that word he said.
Yeah, that! That's the one.
Boy, sounds way more made-up when you say it.
I mean, come on, when was the last time
you did something totally selfish without worrying
about what anyone else wanted?
According to my mother,
I took my sweet time being born.
How is that selfish?
Apparently, she had dinner reservations.
And this is the telescope room
where I spend a lot of my evenings.
Where's the telescope?
Yeah, so, you know...
What's that smell?
Uh, everyone has their own theory.
Dr. Tibourgh thinks it's mold.
I think it's Dr. Tibourgh.
So, what am I looking at?
Ah, this is live information from the Keck telescope.
It's pretty interesting.
So, I recently observed some optical flashes.
It could be light bouncing off a natural object,
but those tend to be less reflective,
so could be evidence of something alien-made.
Oh, this suddenly got exciting.
Oh. When you say "exciting,"
do you mean "Go back to my place" exciting
or "Hold our breath and do it here"?
Do I want to ask?
Oh, w... when I go upstairs,
Penny's gonna make me choose what we're gonna do tonight
without taking her feelings into consideration,
and I-I don't know if I'm up for it.
Poor baby. When I go upstairs,
Sheldon's gonna give me a 25-minute lecture
about what Hulk would be like if he were made of metal.
Part of his ongoing series,
"What If Hulk Were Made of Other Things?"
I-I've always been a people pleaser.
Is that so bad? It's gotten me this far.
What, almost up four flights of stairs?
Okay, if I go in there
and pick something I want to do that she also wants to do,
she's gonna think I'm just picking it to make her happy.
I have to pick something I know she doesn't want to do
or she's gonna be disappointed.
Right? What do you think?
Think I've got ice cream in this bag
that's starting to melt.
It's exhausting being in my head.
Look, when you wanted Penny, you didn't care
what anybody else thought or wanted,
Yeah, yeah, there was something I wanted,
没错 没错 爷想要什么
I went after it and I got it.
Now you're hiding from it on the stairs, so it all worked out.
I thought about what I want to do tonight,
and I didn't take your feelings into consideration at all.
I want to have sex.
Wow, sex with your wife.
You're really swinging for the fences there, Hofstadter.
Yeah, we don't have to.
I like it. Let's go.
And then after that, we're gonna watch Startrek discovery.
滚完之后 我们还要看《星际迷航 发现号》
All right. Well, just a warning, I might be on my phone for most of it.
好 提前预警 我可能大部分时间都在玩手机
Wait, you mean just the Star Trek...
Actually, I don't care.
And, with apologies to Lady Gaga,
that's how a star is born.
Told you he was gonna mention Lady Gaga.
At least he didn't talk about how much he cried
during that movie.
Although, if you haven't seen that movie, you should.
I cried so much.
Well, that's the lecture for today.
Uh, let's open it up for questions.
Oh, you! Sir, yes.
You have a question?
Yeah. Actually, I have a two-part question.
有 事实上 我的问题分为两部分
Are you sure? I get the sense it's only one part.
No, no, it's two.
不 不 是两部分
the new star you were talking about--
how long did it take that light to reach Earth?
is it true you plant your friends in the audience to ask questions?
And no, I don't plant my friends,
because apparently, I don't have any.
Uh, any other questions?
- Uh, yes. You, miss. - Hi.
-好的 这位女士 -你好
I read your paper on specular reflections. It was great.
- Oh, thank you so much. - In your conclusion,
you said you couldn't rule out that light flashes
could be evidence of alien civilization.
So does that mean you think it's aliens?
I was just illustrating that there are many unknowns,
and as scientists, we can't preemptively rule out possibilities.
So you think it's aliens.
A-Actually, no, that's...
事实上 不 那是...
I have a question about the aliens you found.
That's not what I said, Howard.
Do you two know each other?
My sister was--
a-and this is her term-- abducted.
Do you think those could be the same aliens...
Okay, any other questions?
Not about aliens?
Do you still want me to ask the one you gave me?
'Cause it kind of feels like we're past that.
Ooh, Leonard, I don't mean to alarm you,
but the Chinese food smells funny.
That's because it's barbecue.
But it's Chinese food night.
Um, I picked it. You're the one who told me
to stop being such a satisficer all the time.
I just pointed out that you were one.
It's what I like best about you.
Well, that and those little notes you leave in my lunch.
Well, that's disappointing.
I already know that you heart me.
Now I don't know if Leonard does.
Well, this is what we're having for dinner.
You can eat it or not. I don't care.
I guess that answers the heart question.
I-It's fine. We'll have barbecue.
Oh, of course. I'm nothing if not flexible.
I'm sure that at some point
in the 3,000-year history of the Chinese empire,
a cavalryman crossing
the Gobi Desert was forced by hunger to eat his own horse
戈壁沙漠 饥寒交迫 不得不杀了自己的马
and roast it over a campfire,
hence, Chinese barbecue. Let's eat.
Gee, I'm sorry, I didn't watch the news today.
Has the whole world gone mad?
I'm tired of being told where I can and can't sit.
Amy, grab your meat. We're leaving in a huff.
艾米 拿上你的烤肉 我们要愤然离开
I'm sorry, if I don't go now, it's not a huff.
抱歉 如果我现在不走 就不叫愤然了
Don't take this the wrong way,
but that was even more exciting than the sex.
Don't take this the wrong way, but yes, it was.
Leonard, where are you going?
Just trying out a different route.
If we cross the county line, it's technically kidnapping.
Well, if you don't approve of my driving, too bad.
This is the new me. Get used to it.
Fine. Then this is the new me,
and he finds the new you tiresome.
How is that different than the old you?
The new me gives knowing winks.
Well, all these years,
I-I was afraid to say what I wanted.
You know, even at work,
you know, there's things I want to accomplish,
but I didn't want to ruffle any feathers or step on any toes.
Feathers and toes? Is the new thing you're trying
to accomplish ballroom dancing with a chicken?
Look at that-- the new me is hilarious.
Always wanted to be the principal investigator
on a plasma physics study.
Hey, look at that-- the new you's funny, too.
I'm serious. You know...
I'm gonna put together a proposal
and tell President Siebert this is what I want to do.
If he doesn't let me,
there's plenty of other universities that will.
Of course you don't want me to do that,
because you like it when you're successful and I'm not.
No, you're confusing causation and...
"Welcome to Alhambra." Where the heck are we?
Now I'm some sort of big joke.
I'm even on some alien conspiracy blog.
See? "Caltech astrophysicist
finds proof of alien life"
Wow, that is not a great picture of you.
That's not the point.
- I'm surprised to see you in here. - Why is that?
-真意外 你居然在这里 -为什么
Because the truth...
You see? That's what I'm talking about.
People have been doing that to me all day.
Relax. They're just having fun.
Amy, you're a neuroscientist--
you know the latest research into deja vu suggests
it's nothing but the frontal regions of the brain
attempting to correct an inaccurate memory.
You telling me stuff I already know
is definitely deja vu.
How about telling me something I don't know,
like why you're sitting on the stairs.
How can I tell if I'm doing something for a noble reason
or a selfish reason?
Try saying the thing in your head
and see if you can add the words, "That'll show 'em."
Leonard's about to demand a job
that I don't think the university will give him.
I'm worried he's making a giant mistake.
But maybe I only think that
because deep down I don't want him to succeed.
The fact that you're worried about your motivation
supports the idea that you genuinely care for your friend.
After I've talked to Leonard,
you've earned yourself a bonus lecture on Sponge Hulk.
So, I spent the whole day putting together this proposal,
and tomorrow I'm gonna tell President Siebert
that this is what I want to do.
- You didn't even open it. - Well, no,
it's got a nice, you know,
science-y heft to it. I...
Really proud of you, sweetie.
I have been agonizing
over whether or not to say something to you.
Aw. Let me help. Don't.
I don't think that you should demand to be in charge
of a plasma project.
You can't stand the idea of me succeeding.
No. I'll be honest.
New assertive Leonard is going to take some getting used to.
But so did cargo pants Leonard, hmm?
Who, for the record, I miss.
He always had gum.
Sheldon, if this is what he wants, he should ask for it.
谢尔顿 如果这是他想要的 他就该提出来
I mean, what's the worst that happens? They say no.
Well, I'm not gonna let them say no.
If they don't want me to quit, this is what it's gonna take.
Wait, you're gonna quit?
Yeah. It's like you said, I have to go after what I want,
对 你也说过 我必须争取我想要的
and if I can't get that at Caltech,
there are plenty of other universities in the world.
I can't even get you to go to the beach,
and now you want to move to the world?
Well, I don't want to,
but if that's what I have to do...
Okay, don't you think threatening to quit your job is something
you should run by me first?
You said I shouldn't worry about your feelings.
I meant feelings about things that I don't care about!
Now, I'm not quite sure when to jump in here...
- Not now. - Okay.
Fine, you want to talk about it? Let's talk about it.
I-I'm not loving my job right now.
And this is something that would make me happy.
Don't you want me to be happy?
Oh, I've been dinged on this before.
Whatever you really think, you have to say yes.
- Of course I want you to be happy. - Well played.
Okay, I know this seems scary,
but I put together a strong proposal.
It's good for me, it's good for the university.
They're gonna give it to me.
I'm sorry, President Siebert,
but I'm not taking no for an answer.
I speak a little Russian.
Will you take nyet for an answer?
Oh. Well, that changes everything.
- Really? - Nyet.
I know a lot of people have been having fun
claiming that I said I found alien life.
I want to make it clear
that is not what I said.
I did say that was one possible explanation.
I don't think that's something to mock.
Right? It would be arrogant for us to assume
that we are alone in the universe.
And as scientists, we need to remain open
to the possibility that the truth may sound silly
Uh, the round Earth. Germs that cause diseases.
All these at one time seemed fanciful.
So who's to say what science fiction of today
will be the reality of tomorrow?
Will there be colonies on Mars?
Uh, matter transporters?
Perhaps the Loch Ness Monster is real.
Who knows? I'm just saying that...
the only way science moves forward
is to follow the evidence wherever it leads,
even if it makes us sound crazy sometimes.
Hey, Bernie, look at this.
"Caltech astrophysicist claims
Loch Ness Monster is real."
- Hey. How did it go? - Great.
What, so you got the job?
So you quit? Okay, Leonard, I can't move.
你辞职了吗 莱纳德 我不能搬家
I just bought a six-month membership to SoulCycle.
Well, I-I didn't quit.
I said I was going to.
I walked out the door and started crying.
You know, "Oh, my, God, oh, my God, oh, my God, what'd I do?"
And then he called me back in.
Then he changed his mind?
I'm really confused about
how to react to this story.
President Siebert didn't want to lose me.
Even though they couldn't make me
a lead investigator on a plasma team,
there was an opening for a co-lead
on a photon entanglement team.
You're gonna have to tell me.
Oh, I am so happy for you.
I almost got what I wanted, and it never would have happened
if you hadn't almost believed in me.
Let's celebrate. What do you want to do?
Oh, please don't make me decide another thing.
Hey, you want to go to SoulCycle with me?
Give me a minute, I'll think of something.
Now, I know what you're thinking:
isn't Broccoli Hulk basically just the Jolly Green Giant?
That is what I was thinking.
Let's never discuss it again.
- Are you hiding from Penny again? - No. No, no, no.
I-I went to SoulCycle with her, and my legs hurt so bad, I...
我和她去骑灵魂动感单车 腿太痛了 我...
literally can't stand up.
Sheldon, why don't you keep him company.
Have you ever wondered
what the Hulk would be like if he were made of sherbet?