The Big Bang Theory premiere recap: ‘The Conjugal Conjecture’

September 25, 2016 By EW TV News

The Big Bang Theory : S10 : E1

The Big Bang Theory left us with quite a cliffhanger last season. Will Sheldon and Leonard’s mom and dad hook up before the wedding? Are these two physicists destined to be more than just roommates? Chuck Lorre wastes no time answering that question, as the premiere episode picks up exactly where we left off. Sheldon is concerned Leonard’s father is doing unspeakable things to his mother, no matter how many times Penny assures him people their parents’ age probably finished doing the deed hours ago. Sheldon easily moves on to other worries: A grown man living with his brother and his brother’s wife is weird. (You think?) Leonard’s mom, Beverly, arrives the next morning and breaks the news that she won’t be able to attend the wedding. She refuses to stay while Alfred (Leonard’s dad) parades around with a Bible-thumping bumpkin (a.k.a. Sheldon’s mom). Penny reminds Beverly that if she leaves, it will prove Alfred got under her skin. We can’t have that. Sheldon also points out that with all the coitus going on, they’ll all need a skilled psychologist. Everyone wins! Across town, Howard is still worried the government is out to confiscate his fancy gyroscope. While he and Bernadette discuss how his paranoia landed him a $500 speeding ticket (and inability to walk a straight line, thanks to performance anxiety,) Raj answers the door and discovers a man by the name of Colonel Williams (Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris) looking dashing in a military uniform. Raj pretends Howard isn’t home and promises to relay the message to call Colonel Williams. Big brother for the win! Do you think Howard will give up his invention? What about the trust fund for future baby Wolowitz? Read More