Original air date: 09/26/2013 Runtime: 22 min. On the seventh season premiere, Sheldon and Penny bond in Leonard’s absence, but it’s Sheldon’s feelings that are crushed when Leonard returns from the North Sea. Guest star REGINA KING returns as Mrs. Davis, the University’s Director of Employee Relations.
Original air date: 09/26/2013 Runtime: 22 min. On the second part of the one-hour seventh season premiere, Raj gets consoled about his ex-girlfriend and Howard’s relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity. KEVIN SUSSMAN returns as Stuart, the comic book store owner.
Original air date: 11/07/2013 Runtime: 30 min. Sheldon feels slighted when Professor Proton (recurring guest star BOB NEWHART) seeks advice from Leonard instead of him, and he seeks revenge by befriending a rival science TV host, BILL NYE (guest starring as Himself). Meanwhile, Raj gets jealous when Howard crashes “girls’ night.”
Original air date: 01/02/2014 Runtime: 30 min. When Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls.
Original air date: 01/09/2014 Runtime: 30 min. When Sheldon is forced to take a vacation, he tries to relax, but instead spends a lot of time with Penny after she quits her job. Meanwhile, Leonard struggles to be supportive of Penny and Bernadette seeks Stuart's help in replacing one of Howard’s comic books.
Original air date: 01/30/2014 Runtime: 30 min. After they guys can’t get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon decides to hold his own convention, and winds up spending a wild night with JAMES EARL JONES (guest starring as himself). Meanwhile, the girls see if they can act like “grown-ups.” Star Wars icon CARRIE FISHER makes a cameo appearance as well.
Original air date: 03/06/2014 Runtime: 30 min. After the insults fly, Bernadette tries to broker the peace between Howard and Sheldon by having the two travel together to Houston in an attempt to improve their friendship. Meanwhile, Penny is offered an embarrassing movie role and Raj asks Amy to write to a woman on his behalf.
Original air date: 04/24/2014 Runtime: 30 min. Leonard tries to help Sheldon free his mind by reinstating “Anything Can Happen Thursday,” but when Sheldon tries to be spontaneous, it leads to unexpected friction between Penny, Amy and Bernadette. Meanwhile, Raj seeks Howard’s help in preparing for a date with Emily.
Original air date: 05/15/2014 Runtime: 30 min. With his entire world changing around him, Sheldon is forced to confront an uncertain future and considers a major move in the seventh season finale. Meanwhile, Raj and Emily take it to the next level, and Mrs. Wolowitz’s injury is a major headache for Howard and Bernadette. Recurring guest star CHRISTINE BARANSKI returns as Leonard’s mother, Beverly Hofstadter.