So, anyway, last night on video chat,
I spent, like, 20 minutes just staring into Lucy's eyes.
Oh, that sounds romantic.
It was until I realized the screen had frozen.
Still one of my top three dates of all time.
So, are we ever gonna hang out with this girl?
but she's not really comfortable around people.
Yeah, I used to be uncomfortable around people,
but then I learned a trick.
I pretend everyone I meet
is a beloved character from Star Trek.
How's that been working for you?
Oh, like a charm, unnamed crewman in a red shirt.
Leonard, I may have gotten you a job.
- I have a job. - Yes, he does.
He caters to my every whim.
No, in a couple of weeks, Stephen Hawking's team
不 再过几周 史蒂芬·霍金要
is sending an expedition to the North Sea
to test hydrodynamic simulations of black holes.
One of their experimental physicists dropped out,
and I recommended you.
Well, do you really think I have a shot?
Yeah, I've worked with Hawking. I talked you up.
He knows your research.
I think this could happen.
He knows-- Wow!
Well, now, but do you think that's a good idea?
I do. Uh, you know Star Trek.
Should a guy with no name
and a red shirt really go on an expedition?
Hey, don't discourage him.
This is a fantastic opportunity.
No one asked you, Uhura.
Would you like to hear a classic Sheldon Cooper factoid?
- What do you think? - Great.
I've been doing some reading about vehicular safety.
Did you know that the highest number
of drowning accidents happen on or around boats?
Interesting that you would bring that up
when I might go work on a boat.
Well, that's the thing about factoids--
I know what you're doing.
You don't want me going on this research trip
because you're afraid to be alone.
I'm not afraid to be alone.
On the sea, it would be terrifying.
Because of all the drowning.
Fine, no more drowning talk.
I'll change the subject.
Who do you think would win in a fight--
Look, I appreciate your signature blend
of concern for me and incredible selfishness.
If I get the chance to do this,
there is nothing you can say that's going to stop me.
Things between you and Penny have never been better.
I hope four months apart doesn't change anything.
I should have opened with that, huh?
If you look carefully at Venus,
you should be able to see
the International Space Station pass by.
Your friend was actually up there?
Yeah. He brought me back a T-shirt that said,
"My Friend Went to the Space Station
and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt""
- Did he take the T-shirt to space? - Nope.
It's exactly as lousy as advertised.
Speaking of friends,
they have been asking to meet you.
maybe we could all hang out sometime?
How many are there?
That's pretty cool; I have six friends!
哇 好酷 我有六个朋友呢
Kind of like Sinatra.
西纳特拉 美国上世纪杰出男歌手有过一档与7名好友歌唱的节目 名为"西纳特拉与好友们'
That's a lot of pressure.
Staring at me, asking me personal questions.
Like, "What do you do?"
"Where are you from?"
"Why did you lock yourself in the bathroom?"
Okay, how about you just dip your toe in
and meet one of them?
Well, that's two. Three if you count me.
Oh, this is getting out of hand.
So, then, during my afternoon shift,
I spilled an entire tray of drinks on myself.
Not really. My shirt was soaking wet.
I got, like, the biggest tip of my life. Oh.
So, listen, do you remember when I said
the similarities of the equations
of general relativity and hydrodynamics suggest
you could find the equivalent of Unruh radiation
in a large body of water?
I thought I said that to you.
Stephen Hawking's team is looking into that,
and I've been invited to join them.
Wow, Hawking! Good for you!
Just-- you know, I'd be gone for a while.
Three, four months.
- When would you leave? - Couple weeks.
O-Okay, well, I'll just come visit you.
That's the thing-- you can't.
I'll be on a ship in the North Sea.
Aren't they afraid Hawking will just roll overboard?
Uh, he's not gonna be there.
He's just sending a team to research his theory.
Like when you send me to kill spiders in your bathtub.
Okay. Four months.
And I'm a little worried
because things between us have been so great,
and I'd hate to do anything that screws that up.
Oh, sweetie, if you're gonna screw things up,
it's gonna be while you're here, not while you're away.
No. I mean, look, you have to go.
It sounds like an amazing opportunity.
And I'm just basing that on how much
I didn't understand what you said about it.
I'll confirm the travel arrangements in the morning.
- I do have to ask you one favor. - Sure.
Sheldon's nervous about me leaving.
Just keep an eye on him while I'm gone.
Remember what happened when I took care of your goldfish?
Well, flush Sheldon down the toilet and get me a new one.
Really, you guys do not need to throw me a going-away party.
Are you kidding me?
How often can you say "bon voyage" to somebody
when they're actually going on a voyage?
Hello, Amy. Nice to see you.
你好 艾米 很高兴见到你
What can I say? It's funnier with the accent.
There's beer in the fridge.
Anyway, you guys really don't need to make a big deal.
Leonard, you're being selfish.
We need to give you a proper send-off so we'll have closure
when you die at sea and crabs eat your face.
Sheldon, sweetie, shut up.
You know, one of the things
that helped me get through Howard being in space
for so long was getting married before he left.
Bernadette, sweetie, shut up.
I have a request to make.
And now he can talk.
I want to cut open your brain
and see what the heck's going on in there.
The only person allowed inside this head is Dr. Phil.
I spoke to my new lady friend about meeting you all,
and she thought it would be easier for her
to start with just one.
Oh, gee, I don't know.
My schedule's a little busy.
Actually, I was thinking Leonard.
Thank you, Raj. I'd be honored.
谢谢 拉杰 我非常荣幸
I thought I was your best friend.
You are, but you've got kind of a big personality,
with your flashy clothes and your Woody Allen swagger.
You know, maybe she'd be more comfortable meeting a girl first.
Good idea. Bernadette?
Well, you're very pretty.
That could be intimidating to another woman.
Hey, you don't think I'm pretty enough to scare your girlfriend?
- It should be me. - Why?
So you can make jokes about cutting open my brain?
A, that was not a joke.
That was a sincere request.
And B, more importantly,
I was the outsider to this group,
and I know how frightening that can be.
But you guys took me in and made me feel loved,
like I was family.
Fine, I'll do it.
So, after I started dating Sheldon,
I met Leonard, and then everybody else,
and they've all been so wonderful to me.
That's really nice to hear.
Maybe next week, we could all get together.
Oh, Lucy, you don't have to answer that.
Don't put her on the spot. She hates that.
Tell her how much you hate being put on the spot.
Go ahead, tell her.
He's a little nervous 'cause he doesn't think I understand
the severity of your social anxiety.
What the...? Are you crazy?
You can't talk about social anxiety
to someone who has social anxiety.
It makes them socially anxious!
Excuse me, but I'm a neurobiologist.
I think I'm a little more qualified than you
to understand what's not working in your girlfriend's brain!
Don't call her my girlfriend.
We haven't discussed whether or not
we're girlfriend or boyfriend yet.
Now that it's out there...
...are you my girlfriend?
By the way, if you say no,
I'll never be happy again.
Not to put you on the spot.
I think I have to go to the bathroom.
We might as well go ahead and eat.
She's not coming back anytime soon.
We're shopping for a party.
This store doesn't even have a party section.
Yeah, it does, and here we are.
You know, I have to say, Penny,
I don't understand why you of all people
are encouraging Leonard to do this.
Well, I'm his girlfriend; of course I'm gonna support him.
Yeah, well, you're his girlfriend for now.
You know, maybe you're not aware of this,
but there is a rich tradition
of men at sea finding comfort in each other's arms and britches.
Honey, this is a big deal for Leonard, okay?
He gets to work with Stephen Hawking.
Who, by the way, will not be on the boat.
It's not that big of an opportunity.
And even if Hawking's theories are correct,
all they prove is where the universe came from,
why everything exists and what its ultimate end will be.
I'm interested in the big questions.
Oh, my God, Sheldon the genius is jealous of Leonard.
I'm just very unhappy
that good things are happening for him
and not happening for me.
Look, sweetie, this is a natural thing to feel, okay?
But just because good things are happening to Leonard
doesn't take anything away from you.
You know what? Let me tell you a little story.
Once there was a girl who worked at the Cheesecake Factory,
and she wasn't very good at her job.
- It was you. - It wasn't me.
But she was also an actress,
and we were both up for the same part
in a toothpaste commercial.
She got it. Look, I was so jealous.
But instead of ripping out her fake blonde hair...
You ripped out your own fake blonde hair.
looked her in the eye,
smiled and said, "I'm happy for you."
Because that's what friends do.
- They lie so they don't look petty. - Yeah.
- How? - Like this.
I am so happy for you.
No wonder you didn't get that toothpaste commercial.
I want to apologize for Amy last night.
She was completely out of line.
Are you... are you not speaking to me
or did the screen freeze again?
Amy wasn't the problem.
I-I pushed too hard. I'm sorry.
You know, I-I've been thinking that...
maybe meeting somebody one-on-one is too intense,
Friday night, my friends are having a party.
- A party? - A little one!
It's-it's a farewell for Leonard,
so all the attention will be on him.
If you wear something brown and sit on the couch,
they won't even know you're there.
- Oh, please? - Raj.
Come on. Don't make me beg.
And I'm from India, so I know how to do it.
Th-This means a lot to me.
My friends are like my family.
Unless you don't like them;
in which case, they're dead to me.
So, have you ever spent a long time on a boat before?
- Yeah. - Are you referring to the time
we got stuck on the Small World ride at Disneyland?
I'm proud of you, Leonard.
Working out on the North Sea for months--
- that's really something. - I know.
As far as science goes,
this is the adventure of a lifetime.
Maybe your lifetime.
I went to space.
It's not a competition.
You're right, you're right.
I'm really proud of you, and...
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone.
And space beats water.
Rajesh, I thought Lucy was coming.
She is. She's just running a little late.
You know how it is-- girls always fussing about
their hair, their makeup.
Just give it a rest, okay?
Um, can I have your attention, everyone?
That's, uh, B-flat, for those who don't have perfect pitch.
I would like to propose a toast
to my best friend, Dr. Leonard Hofstadter.
He has been presented with a wonderful opportunity,
and I couldn't be happier for him.
Thank you, Sheldon.
That must've been very hard for you to say.
I'm really happy for you.
And that's how you get a toothpaste commercial. Cheers.
It was really nice of you to try to be happy for Leonard.
It must've killed you when I went to space.
Uh, go ahead. Read it.
"Raj, I can't come to the party.
This is all just too much for me.
I don't think we should see each other anymore.
Raj, I'm so sorry.
It did not kill me when you went to space.
Monkeys went to space.
I'm really gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you, too.
Penny, we're in the red zone.
The white zone is for loading and unloading.
We're breaking the law.
- Okay, there's no space in the white zone, so... - Anyway,
we can E-mail, and I-I think the phone connections
All right, you have to get out of the car right now.
I'm not going to jail for you.
Would you just relax?
Oh, I see a space in the white zone.
Quick, circle the airport.
Did you bring enough inhalers?
And, uh, extra Dramamine?
You remember what happened on It's a Small World.
- I'm covered. - Okay.
Oh, dear Lord, a police officer's
glancing in our direction.
Calm down. I'm getting out.
I have something I want to give you.
It's just a heart-shaped locket with a picture of
Leonard's face in it. He got it at the mall on clearance.
Now move, move, move!
Don't worry, Officer.
They just love each other.
We're not smuggling drugs.
Hey. I'm just coming back from the airport.
I wanted to see how you're doing.
That's-that's very nice of you.
Uh, come, come. Come on in.
I left Sheldon in the car with the window cracked open.
He's gonna go through that activity book
in, like, 30 seconds, so...
You know, I finally found someone who was right for me,
and I-I drove her away.
I miss her already.
I know how you feel.
I miss Leonard, too.
What's... what is wrong with me?
Why-why can't I ever have love?
That's just the booze talking.
I haven't had a drink since last night.
- You're talking to me. - I am.
And now I'm crying for a whole different reason!
So I-I guess what I'm saying is.
I get where Lucy's coming from.
That's great. Do you want some wine?
Uh, no, water's fine.
Anyhow, I-I've been thinking about it a lot,
and-and I totally see why Lucy did what she did.
I pushed too hard.
But you know what? If I back off and give her enough space,
maybe there's still a future for us.
Yeah, the funny thing about life is that,
you know, sometimes...
Does he ever shut up?
And then, it turns good again,
that means it better than if never been bad for a while,
and now, things are going...
in fact, are very very bad.
But at least my heart is starting to heal.
Slowly but surely.
And how I cried.
It was like a little, uh, thunderstorm on my face.
But I'm a man, okay?
So I need to pull myself together, pick up a pen
and get it all out in my journal.
I mean, it's not all bad, right?
Having my heart broken
has allowed me to finally speak in front of you...
so, you know, it was a silver lining.