The Big Bang Theory (2007–…): Season 6, Episode 21 - The Closure Alternative - full transcript

Amy tries to help a depressed Sheldon find closure when one of his favorite TV shows is canceled. Raj becomes paranoid when he finds Lucy's blog.

Oh, dear.

Penny, have you been recording
shows on our DVR again?

- No.
- Answer honestly. This is not a trial.

That will come later.

Absolutely not.

Help me out here.
I can't afford another demerit.

Uh, maybe we were hacked. The Chinese
have been hacking everything lately.

Why would the Chinese make our DVR
record Paul Blart: Mall Cop?

I don't know.

It's a fat guy on a Segway.
That's funny everywhere.

- I'm deleting it.
- Hang on.

Maybe the Chinese
haven't finished watching it yet.

If you're trying to make space on the DVR...

...why don't you get rid of stuff
you've already watched? Like Alphas.

No, that's the season-two finale.
Quite the cliffhanger.

I'm gonna rewatch it
before season three starts.

There's no season three.
They canceled that show.

Well, they can't cancel it.
It ended on a cliffhanger.

Well, they did.

There are two dumplings left.
Want them?

Dumplings? Don't you understand
what's going on here?

As a rule, no.

That show ended with all the residents
of New York either dead or unconscious.

Now I'll never know what happened.

Why don't you make up
your own ending?

Oh. Sure, what a wonderful idea.

And after that I'll make up my own rules
of oral hygiene...

...and instead of flossing,
I'll rub pudding on my gums.

I'm gonna get the number of
the Syfy Channel and give them what for.

Oh, please don't do that.

No. They can't just cancel
a show like Alphas.

They have to help the viewers let go.

Firefly did a movie to wrap things up.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
continued on as a comic book.

Heroes gradually lowered the quality
season by season...

...until we were grateful it ended.

I feel bad for whoever gets that phone call.

Ah, don't. If they didn't wanna be
yelled at by crazy nerds...

...they shouldn't have started
a sci-fi channel.

I think you're gonna be really happy
with this security camera.

The optics are great.
It's got infrared technology.

And there's even a backup battery
when the power goes out.

Whatever. I can see my little princess
while I'm at work, right?

Why can't you watch porn
like a regular guy?

Give me your laptop so I can
configure the software.

Hold on. This is weird.


I was Googling that girl I've been dating
and found her blog.

Cool. Anything juicy?

She said she recently went
on a date with a guy named Roger.

And he's Indian.

And he's an astrophysicist too!

- You know what's going on, don't you?
- Yes.

Mommy was right.
American girls are sexually voracious devils.

I can't believe I have to explain this.
People change names on blogs... protect their privacy. "Roger" is Raj.


I always thought if I had a white name,
it would be Gavin.

- Keep reading. What does it say?
- No, I don't know if I should.

If she wanted me to know about her blog,
she would've told me.

- It's almost like I'm reading her diary.
- It's exactly what it's like. Keep reading.

No, this is creepy.

Oh... I think we were looking at creepy in the
rearview mirror when I put up that camera.

It's not creepy. Don't listen to him.

Ooh, who's got the sweetest kisses?


Should I go?

With all the TV Sheldon was talking about,
I had the greatest idea ever.

It blows away my idea for a Star Wars-themed
coffee shop called Brewbacca's.

You need to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The perfect show for the two of us.

It's got action and jokes and hot vampires
and romance. I cannot oversell this.

What do you say?

It's 6:30 in the morning.

I thought you grew up on a farm.

Hello, Syfy Network,
this is your vice president of programming.

We have made a horrible mistake
regarding Alphas.

We need to uncancel it immediately.

Put me through
to the people who handle that.

Tell them it's me.
I don't wanna answer a lot of questions...

...about if I really am who I say I am.

I just... I want this done.

No, I'm not the person who just called.

That man was clearly a cowboy...

...concerned about y'all
canceling his favorite show.

Why do they keep hanging up on me?

I'm sorry you're upset.

Sheldon, sometimes people seek the comfort
of physical contact in moments like this.

I am not flying back to Texas
just so my mom can give me a hug.

Okay. Well, what I think is going on here... you have a pathological need
for closure.

Oh. That's nonsense.

You tell me stories about your day
all the time. I don't care how they end.

You know, I might be able
to help you with this.

There's a field of behavioral neuroscience
that examines...

...ways to retrain your neural pathways
so stuff like this bothers you less.

But I just told you,
I don't have a problem with closure.

- You sure about that?
- Quite sure.

That proves nothing.

- Ready to go to lunch?
- Do you think I'm feminine?

- Yeah, let's go.
- Thanks a lot.

- What's going on?
- I broke down and I read Lucy's blog.

In one of the entries she said when we
first met, I struck her as a little feminine.

Just a little? That's great.

I have to talk to her about this.

Ahh. Jeez, why do you girls always want
to talk about things?

Listen to me, if she's writing about
your relationship, use it to your advantage.

- Rig the game.
- That doesn't seem fair.

Is it fair that girls like confident,
normal guys more than nervous weirdos?

No, it's not.
I've always thought that was unfair.

So take what's in that blog
and use it to get her pants off.

Why do you make everything filthy?
Why couldn't you say the blog is like...

...her giving me the key to her heart?

"The key to her heart." Heh. That's nice.

Were you quoting someone
or is it tattooed on the small of your back?

I was quoting a man who knows a thing
or two about women: Sir Elton John.


So did you love it? Of course you
loved it. Tell me how much you loved it.

It was cute.

Aw, don't say "cute." That's the worst.

- What's wrong with cute?
- It just makes things seem small.

It diminishes them.

So you want me to stop calling
your little tushy cute?

You can try,
but nobody's gonna believe you.

I don't understand how you can watch
a show that great and not be excited by it.

- I liked it. I'm excited.
- Well, then tell your face.

- What do you want from me?
- You know what? Never mind.

We gave it a shot.
Let's just see what else is on.

Oh, come on, don't be like that.
I'm sorry I called it cute.

- Let's watch another one.
- Really?

Yeah. It was fun.
It kind of reminded me of my high school.

But instead of vampires,
we had meth-heads. Ahem.

But both came out at night
and had messed up teeth.

All right, cool.
I think you'll like the next one better.

All the cheerleaders
are suffering from an evil curse.

Oh. Well, that's like my high school too.

But instead of a curse, it was crabs. Heh.

I've come up with a series of exercises
to help with your compulsive need for closure.

I take issue with the word "compulsive."

All I'm saying is we live in a world
where closure isn't always an op...

...tion! Okay!

For the sake of argument,
let's say I have a problem.

What would be your plan
for addressing it?

I'm going to recondition your brain... that the need for completion
isn't so overwhelming.

- By playing tic-tac-toe?
- Yep, your turn.

Oh, Amy. And you wonder why
people think neuroscience... nothing but a goofy game
for diaper babies.

Tic-tac-toe can only end
in win, lose or draw.

None of which will deny me closure,
especially since I'm about to win.

But we didn't finish.

Exactly. How does that make you feel?

The same way
any normal person would.

Feel like I wanna peel off my own face,
tear it in two and then again and again...

...until I have a handful of
Sheldon-face confetti.

That's the feeling we want to address
with this treatment.

Yeah. Or you could pitch in, grab a nostril
and help me get this face off.

Come on. You can do this.

You don't know what it's like
to feel completely frustrated.

To have a desire build up within you
and be denied any opportunity for release.

Yeah, sounds like a drag.


Okay, help me out here.
Why does he love this show so much?

Well, there was action, it was funny.

I mean, you do get that usually
the monster chases the pretty girl...

...but this time the pretty girl
chases the monsters?

Yippee, it's backwards, I get it.

Why does this bother you so much?

I don't know. It's just, he's so passionate
about so many different things.

I just don't get that way. Do you?

Well, sure.
I'm pretty passionate about science.

I remember the first time I looked through
a microscope and saw tiny microorganisms.

It was like a whole other universe.

If I wanted to, I could wipe it out
with my thumb like a god.

See, I wish I had
some of that fire in my life.

I wanna care about things
and get excited like you guys.

- There's no reason you can't.
- You think?

Absolutely. All we need to do is spend time
and find something you're passionate about.

Ugh, that sounds like a lot of work.

Hey, what's up?

Lucy's coming over. I need some advice.

However long you think
the foreplay should be, triple it.

Just tell me which one you think
is more manly.

This hockey jersey or this football jersey?

I don't know. Go with hockey.

Good, black is more slimming.


That's her. I gotta go be butch. Toodles.

- [IN DEEP VOICE] Hey. Come in.
- Hi.

- Aw. Look how cute your little doggie is.
- Yeah, I wouldn't get too close.

If I give the right command in German,
she'll rip your face off.

O'er the land of the free

And the home of the


That's an impressive layout, isn't it?


Let's box it up.

Let's box it up.


That's enough.

- Sheldon, give it!
- No!

Okay, Sheldon,
make a wish and blow out the candles.

Oops. Missed one.
Now your wish can't come true.

Lucky for you,
because I wished you were dead.

- I like your jersey.
- Thanks, I love hockey.

Cool, so does my dad.

We watched it all the time growing up.
Who's your favorite player?

Not Brian Boitano, that's for sure.

- How's your burrito?
- Still a little frozen in the middle.

Probably because I didn't read the instructions.
No wrapper's gonna tell me what to do.

Unless his name is Jay-Z.

- Is something going on?
- What do you mean?

Well, you're acting all weird,
and I'm pretty weird... I think I know what I'm talking about.

I don't know, maybe it's all those
steroids I've been taking.

I think I'm gonna go. Thank you
for the burrito and the pork rinds...

...and the 20-minute lecture on why
monster trucks are better than regular trucks.

Wait, wait.

I found your blog
where you wrote about me.

Oh. I just write that for myself.
I didn't think anybody actually read it.

No kidding. You didn't make it easy to find.
I spent hours digging around online.

For the record, you have excellent credit
and your diabetic aunt...

...seems to be adjusting to her new leg
just fine.

Why were you acting so strange tonight?

You called me "feminine."

I wanted you to think I was more manly.

Raj, I didn't say feminine was a bad thing.

I meant you're sweet and thoughtful
and your skin looks so much like caramel...

...I just want to dip an apple in your face.

I do have a pretty balls-to-the-wall
moisturizing regimen.

So are you okay?

- Yeah.
- Good.

- Do you even like hockey?
- Heh. No.

I bought this at the Staples Center
when I went to see Taylor Swift.

So I was thinking how excited you get
about stuff like Buffy or science...

...or which TV remote
you and Sheldon should buy...

The Harmony One was fine.
We didn't need the 1100...

...which he knows is too big for my hand.

See, that's the kind of passion
I didn't think I had.

But then I realized
I'm passionate about you.

Oh. My cute little tushy strikes again.

I'm serious. I've always had these plans.
I was gonna be in movies...

...and live this glamorous life,
and anything less than that...

- ...wasn't worth getting excited about.
- Those things can still happen.

Obviously, it's gonna happen.
A psychic at a bachelorette party told me.

Anyway, what I meant was
I shouldn't wait, you know?

I've got you, I've got Sheldon...

...and all these wonderful friends.

My life is exciting right now.

- That's a big deal.
- It is, isn't it?


So does that mean we get to do stuff
like talk about cool shows...

...or get dressed up in matching costumes
and go to Comic-Con?

Leonard, I had an epiphany, not a stroke.

Amy, I must say, I was skeptical at first...

...but this has truly been
a transformative evening.

I'm a little surprised to hear you
feeling so positive.

Well, you're an excellent neuroscientist,
you're a wonderful girlfriend...


- And?
- Doesn't matter, does it?

I'm proud of you, Sheldon.

And a complete sucker.

Oh, yeah.


There he is.


And the home of the brave

Don't stop. Yes, keep going.

Just like that.
Almost there. Almost there.


Sheldon, you big weirdo. I want you
to know I love that you're in my life.

I love you too.

Hello, is this the Bruce Miller
who wrote the season finale of Alphas?

Oh, smashing. You already sound nicer
than the last Bruce Miller...

...who suggested I have sexual relations
with myself. Now, down to business.

Your show ended on a cliffhanger.

Could you please tell me
how you planned to resolve it?



I see.

Well, that all stinks.
No wonder you got canceled. Bye.


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