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"The Retraction Reaction" is the second episode of the eleventh season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The episode will air on October 2, 2017.


Leonard angers the university – and the entire physics community – after he gives an embarrassing interview. Also, Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard.[1]

Extended Plot

Leonard is interviewed on NPR with Ira Flatow, which unfortunately doesn't go so well. Bernadette and Amy talk about how successful they are than their guys. Finally, because of his radio interview not going well, Leonard is called into Mrs. Davis's office telling him that the university isn't happy with his negativity towards science and his area of Physics. Penny is supportive of Leonard during the whole episode. At one point they have a talk and Penny is comforting her husband. [1]



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  • Taping date: August 22, 2017
  • This episode was watched by xx.xx million people with a rating of xx.xx (adults 18-49).
  • Total viewers including DVR users xx.x million.
  • The Big Bang Theory was ranked #x for the week ending xx September 2017.
  • This episode aired in Canada on September, 2017.


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