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Season 7
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The Big Bang Theory season
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Sept 26, 2013 - May 15, 2014
Episodes
24
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Season 7

Season 7 of The Big Bang Theory was confirmed on January 12, 2009, alongside Seasons 5 and 6. It started airing on September 26, 

  • 2013 on CBS in the United States and Canada, and October 14th, 2013 in Australia. It aired in the UK on October 31, 2013 on E4.

As of September 2013, it has been announced that the series will be renewed for an eighth season. The cast is beginning salary negotiations for future seasons.

Due to contractual obligations, the three main cast members (Parsons, Galecki, and Cuoco) will receive $350,000 per episode in the seventh season, increasing their salaries an additional $50,000 per episode from season 6.

The writers began working on Season 7 in mid-June. The filming of season seven episodes began August 20, 2013. (tvtickets.com)

The season premiere in the US and Canada included two thirty minute episodes back to back both broadcast on September 26, 2013.

As of March 2014, The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for a further three seasons. Taking the total number of seasons, current and future, to ten seasons. This news was celebrated by an Instagram post from Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting of a picture of her and her co-stars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons (http://instagram.com/p/lcvNPJuWaR/)

Spoilers and initial plot descriptions are being posted below. Many of these have aired in the US, UK and Canada, and some have aired in Australia.

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Episode (Series) Episode (Season) Title Original Air Date Directed By Description
136 1

The Hofstadter Insufficiency

September 26, 2013

Mark Cendrowski

Sheldon and Penny bond at home over missing Leonard, while Amy and Bernadette bond while at a biology conference. Raj tries to meet women since he can now talk to them, while Leonard is having such a great time on the North Sea that he doesn't appear to be missing Penny.

137 2

The Deception Verification

September 26, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Leonard returns early to spend time with Penny making Sheldon mad at him. Howard has some side effects from treating his mother with an estrogen rub down.
138 3

The Scavenger Vortex

October 3, 2013 Mark Cendrowski The gang goes on a scavenger hunt organized by Raj mixing up the couples. Things get a little competitive.
139 4

The Raiders Minimization

October 10, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Beverly Hofstadter writes a psychology book about Leonard which Penny buys and reads. Sheldon wants to ruin something for Amy after she ruined the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie for him. Raj and Stuart try online dating.
140 5

The Workplace Proximity

October 17, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Amy starts working at Caltech which causes friction with Sheldon after Howard mentions that he wouldn't want to work with Bernadette. Sheldon leaks his comments to Bernadette causing a big fight for the Wolowitzes.
141 6

The Romance Resonance

October 24, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Sheldon makes an amazing discovery only to shoot himself down when he finds that he was in error. After Howard writes a song for Bernadette, Penny mulls over making a romantic gesture for Leonard.
142 7

The Proton Displacement

November 7, 2013 Mark Cendrowski After Professor Proton asks Leonard to read a paper of his, Sheldon is jealous and brings in Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Raj and the girls have a jewelry making party.
143 8

The Itchy Brain Simulation

November 14, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Penny finally meets Lucy and gets mad at her for breaking up with Raj. Raj has closure and meets with Lucy who is now seeing someone else. Leonard has a fight with Sheldon and has to wear an itchy red sweater after he makes a "major" indiscretion. 
144 9

The Thanksgiving Decoupling

November 21, 2013 Mark Cendrowski

Sheldon protests when the gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving. Penny has to deal the fact that she is married to Zack

145 10

The Discovery Dissipation

December 5, 2013 Mark Cendrowski Wil Wheaton helps Sheldon deal with his new found celebrity status, while Leonard's work completely disproves Sheldon's discovery. Raj gets in trouble by giving the other guys romantic advice.
146 11

The Cooper Extraction

December 12, 2013 Mark Cendrowski While Sheldon is off in Texas when his sister's baby is due, Amy gets them thinking about their lives if they never met Sheldon. 
147 12

The Hesitation Ramification

January 2, 2014 Mark Cendrowski Penny loses her big acting chance and then asks Leonard an important question. Raj and Stuart try to improve their banter with women.
148 13

The Occupation Recalibration

January 9, 2014 Mark Cendrowski After reconsidering her career choices, Penny quits her waitress job to concentrate on acting. Amy finds herself with a date that is not with Sheldon. Bernadette accidentally destroys one of Howard's comics. 
149 14

The Convention Conundrum

January 30, 2014 Mark Cendrowski After the guys can't get tickets to Comic Con, Sheldon tries to set up his own convention and approaches Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) to be a panelist. The girls go to a hotel for tea and talk about maturity. 
150 15

The Locomotive Manipulation

February 6, 2014 Mark Cendrowski For Valentine's Day Amy takes Sheldon on a romantic weekend to Napa Valley onboard a vintage train. Leonard and Penny watch Cinnamon for Raj and end up taking her to the vet.
151 16

The Table Polarization

February 27, 2014 Gay Linvill Sheldon is unhappy when Penny wants to get a dining room table for his apartment to end eating meals around the low coffee table. Howard decides that he wants to return to space. When it is pointed out that Amy had changed him, Sheldon decides to break up with her.
152 17 The Friendship Turbulence March 6, 2014 Mark Cendrowski Bernadette tries to decrease the amount of friction in Howard and Sheldon's friendship. Penny's car breaks down and she is afraid she will have to return to The Cheesecake Factory.
153 18

The Mommy Observation

March 13, 2014 Mark Cendrowski

While Raj is having a murder mystery party in Pasadena, Howard and Sheldon get their tour of NASA in Houston and then drop in unexpectantly at Sheldon's mother who was not expecting company.

154 19

The Indecision Amalgamation

April 3, 2014 Anthony Rich Penny gets an offer to be in the sequel to Serial Apist and can't decide whether to take the job. Sheldon is being indecisive on which new video game system to buy driving Amy crazy. Raj actually finds himself with two girls to date after he runs into Amy's friend Emily and gets a note from Lucy.
155 20

The Relationship Diremption

April 10, 2014 Mark Cendrowski Sheldon is depressed over his lack of progress in his twenty years of work on string theory. Howard and Bernadette go out with Raj and Emily and Emily remembers an earlier embarrassing experience with Howard.
156 21

The Anything Can Happen Recurrence

April 24, 2014 Mark Cendrowski The couples are split up into different groups after Amy and Bernadette lie about having dinner together.  Penny and Sheldon have dinner together and Penny takes him to a psychic. Raj and Howard watch a horror movie that Emily wants to see.
157 22

The Proton Transmogrification

May 1, 2014 Mark Cendrowski Sheldon and Leonard deal with the death of Professor Proton, while the guys are getting ready for Star Wars Day. At the funeral, Leonard and Penny discuss their attempts at proposing to each other.
158 23

The Gorilla Dissolution

May 8, 2014 Peter Chakos Penny gets fired from her movie and takes a serious look at her life which results in an engagement. Raj sees Emily on a date with another man at the movies. Howard and Bernadette have to take care of his mother after she breaks her leg.
159 24

The Status Quo Combustion

May 15, 2014 Mark Cendrowski Sheldon gets upset about his career, the destruction of the comic book store and Penny and Leonard's future living arrangements. Howard and Bernadette can't keep a care giver for Mrs. Wolowitz.

GalleryEdit

  • Pre-season press conference.
  • Pre-season press conference.
  • Start of a new season.
  • Script.
  • Amy and Sheldon.
  • Opening their dating profiles.
  • Bernadette doesn't believe Howard.
  • Penny sympathsizing with Leonard.
  • Penny reading Beverly's new book about Leonard.
  • Amy closing Sheldon's mouth.
  • Raj is a smoking jacket.
  • Penny figures out the clue.
  • Savenger hunt at the comic book store.
  • Amy and Howard working together.
  • Sheldon realizes he made a mistake.
  • Raj helping Penny with romancing Leonard.
  • Do you have any single grandmothers?
  • Nye vs. Proton.
  • Kissing Penny.
  • Viewing pictures from his trip.
  • Thurs Slide.
  • Fantasy Penny seducing Sheldon.
  • Leonard's Christmas present.
  • Penny at Christmastime.
  • Penny proposing to Leonard.
  • Watching Penny on "NCIS".
  • Penny's car finally dies.
  • Sheldon finally kisses Amy.
  • A good night kiss.
  • Penny seeking acting advice from Wil Wheaton.
  • Raj is now dating Emily.
  • Tired Amy leaning on Sheldon.
  • Professor Proton's funeral.
  • Wil and Penny make a movie together.
  • The spirit of Professor Proton enjoying his light saber.
  • Penny turning into a gorrilla.
  • Amy goes ballistic over Leonard letting Sheldon go.
  • Penny working on the set of Serial Apist 2.
  • Leonard and Penny get engaged.
  • Raj gets a girlfriend; scary horror movie loving Emily.
  • Finally!!

SpoilersEdit

  • This season will feature a further 24 episodes, adding the total amount of episodes for the entire series up to 159. (Season trend)
  • Raj will be able to talk to women this season, but will not be very good at it. (Season trend)
  • Amy will continue to push Sheldon toward a physical relationship. The writers stated in a recent interview: "It's always a possibility for them to eventually have sex." (Season trend)
  • Even though Penny and Sheldon will become closer in this season, Amy will not get jealous. She does not see Penny as a threat though she is jealous of her friendship with Sheldon. (Season trend)
  • The writers still haven't decided which of the guys will get tenure at work, but we shall find out. (Season trend)
  • There will be NO Howard/Bernadette baby this season. (Season trend)
  • Leonard will start out the season still on Stephen Hawking's expedition ("on the boat"), but will return quickly after the season starts. (aired, S7E01)
  • Penny will miss Leonard much more than he misses her. (aired, S7E01)
  • Bernadette and Amy will take a trip together without Penny in the first episode. (aired, S7E01)
  • Penny and Sheldon will become closer during Leonard's absence, but the relationship will stay strictly brother/sister. The writers say Penny is a "motherly figure" to Sheldon. (aired, S7E01)
  • Leonard enjoys his time on the boat and is taking his separation from Penny well. (aired, S7E01)
  • Regina King will make another guest appearance in the first episode as Mrs. Davis. (aired, S7E01)
  • Amy and Howard will spend time together for the first time. (aired, S7E03)
  • Leonard's mother will to return in the fourth episode via a Skype call. (aired, S7E04)
  • Sheldon will tell some of Amy's colleagues that they have a good relationship and that he spanked her. (aired, S7E05)
  • Albert Einstein makes a guest appearance in one of Sheldon's dreams. (Filmed for S7E06, but cut when aired)
  • Sheldon will have a big break through in his work that lifts him to another level and he has to deal with it, which he's not comfortable with. It's not exactly what he had been hoping for. (aired, S7E06 and S7E10)
  • Bob Newhart will return as Professor Proton in two more episodes. (one have been aired in S7E07; another filmed) Professor Proton and Leonard and Bill Nye the Science Guy and Sheldon will team up and face off against each other. (aired, S7E07)
  • Penny is going to set Raj up with one of her friends, Lizzie. (aired, S7E08)
  • Per a writers' room photo, there will be a holiday episode listed as "Happy Thanksgiving, Hard"; different final title. (aired, S7E09)
  • Penny finds out that she is married. (aired, S7E09)
  • Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones from the Star Wars franchise will make a guest appearance together. (aired, S7E14)
  • The Valentine's Day episode will take place on a train. (aired, S7E15)
  • There will be a Shamy kiss. (aired, S7E15)
  • Mary Cooper is returning when Sheldon visits her. (aired, S7E18)
  • Professor Proton is going to pass away. (aired, S7E22)
  • Leonard and Penny's engagement. (aired, S7E23)

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