The BEST episodes of The Big Bang Theory season 7

Every episode of The Big Bang Theory season 7, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Big Bang Theory season 7!

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The Thanksgiving Decoupling
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8.16
9302 votes

#1 - The Thanksgiving Decoupling

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2013

An upset Sheldon protests when the entire gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Romance Resonance
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8.04
9661 votes

#2 - The Romance Resonance

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/2013

Sheldon's latest scientific breakthrough makes him feel like a fraud – and threatens to haunt him forever. Meanwhile, Howard's romantic gesture to Bernadette causes Penny to step up her game with Leonard.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Indecision Amalgamation
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8.03
8151 votes

#3 - The Indecision Amalgamation

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/3/2014

Raj struggles with guilt when he dates two women at once; Penny has a chance to play a part in a cheesy movie; Sheldon is torn between two gaming systems.

Directors: Anthony Rich
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The Locomotive Manipulation
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7.96
8403 votes

#4 - The Locomotive Manipulation

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/6/2014

On Valentine's Day, Sheldon and Amy go on a trip to wine country with Howard and Bernadette; Penny and Leonard rush Raj's dog to the vet.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Scavenger Vortex
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7.96
9678 votes

#5 - The Scavenger Vortex

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/2013

When the entire gang competes in a cutthroat scavenger hunt designed by Raj that tests their science knowledge and street smarts, it brings out the best – and worst – in everyone.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Status Quo Combustion
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7.94
7977 votes

#6 - The Status Quo Combustion

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/15/2014

Faced with an uncertain future, Sheldon considers a major change; Emily and Raj decide to take things to the next level. Also, Howard and Bernadette struggle to care for Mrs. Wolowitz when she is injured.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Cooper Extraction
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7.94
8514 votes

#7 - The Cooper Extraction

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2013

While Sheldon is in Texas, the rest of the gang realize how much he has changed their lives as they decorate the apartment for Christmas.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Gorilla Dissolution
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7.93
7797 votes

#8 - The Gorilla Dissolution

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/8/2014

A bad day compels Penny to re-evaluate her choices -- including Leonard; Bernadette and Howard must care for Mrs. Wolowitz; Sheldon gives Raj advice on relationships.

Directors: Peter Chakos
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The Relationship Diremption
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7.90
7835 votes

#9 - The Relationship Diremption

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/10/2014

Sheldon has a personal crisis when he decides string theory is a waste of his time; a double date ends in embarrassment for Howard.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Deception Verification
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7.87
9601 votes

#10 - The Deception Verification

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/2013

Howard's relationship with his mother causes an unusual threat to his masculinity. Meanwhile, Leonard's friendship with Sheldon is put to the test when he returns from the North Sea earlier than expected.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Proton Displacement
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7.85
8863 votes

#11 - The Proton Displacement

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/7/2013

Sheldon feels slighted when Professor Proton seeks advice from Leonard instead of him, and he seeks revenge by befriending a rival science TV host, Bill Nye. Meanwhile, Raj becomes jealous when Howard crashes "girls' night."

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Raiders Minimization
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7.83
9629 votes

#12 - The Raiders Minimization

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/2013

After Amy ruins one of Sheldon's favorite movies – Raiders of the Lost Ark – he gets defensive, seeking revenge. Meanwhile, Leonard discovers a way to get Penny to do anything; and Raj and Stuart create online dating profiles.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Proton Transmogrification
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7.83
7568 votes

#13 - The Proton Transmogrification

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/1/2014

Professor Proton helps Sheldon deal with grief; Leonard gets into a competition with Penny; Bernadette and Amy prepare a "Star Wars Day" gift for the guys.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Itchy Brain Simulation
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7.82
9062 votes

#14 - The Itchy Brain Simulation

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2013

Leonard tries to keep Sheldon from overreacting when a past mistake comes to light, but Sheldon punishes Leonard by making him "walk a mile in his shoes." Meanwhile, Penny confronts Raj's ex-girlfriend, Lucy.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
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7.81
7996 votes

#15 - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/24/2014

Sheldon gives spontaneity a try, which causes unexpected friction for Penny, Bernadette and Amy; Raj asks Howard for help with preparation for a date with Emily.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Workplace Proximity
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7.80
9355 votes

#16 - The Workplace Proximity

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/2013

Sheldon must decide how much "Amy time" is too much after she takes a job at his university, and their relationship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself sleeping on Raj's couch after a fight with Bernadette.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Hofstadter Insufficiency
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7.78
9841 votes

#17 - The Hofstadter Insufficiency

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2013

While Leonard is away, Sheldon and Penny bond, but it's Sheldon's feelings that are crushed when Leonard returns from the North Sea. Also, Wolowitz helps Raj get over his ex-girlfriend.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Mommy Observation
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7.77
7951 votes

#18 - The Mommy Observation

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/13/2014

Sheldon is faced with a new reality when he visits his mom in Houston after a trip to NASA; a murder mystery party starts arguments.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Hesitation Ramification
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7.77
8624 votes

#19 - The Hesitation Ramification

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/2/2014

As Leonard tries to help Penny with a disappointment, Penny asks him a bold question about their relationship; Meanwhile Raj and Stuart practice their skills at talking to women and Sheldon wants to learn how to be funny.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Convention Conundrum
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7.77
8113 votes

#20 - The Convention Conundrum

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/30/2014

Unable to get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon tries to hold his own convention and ends up spending a wild evening with James Earl Jones; the ladies try to act maturely.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Friendship Turbulence
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7.77
7907 votes

#21 - The Friendship Turbulence

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/6/2014

Bernadette tries to negotiate peace between Sheldon and Wolowitz; Penny receives an embarrassing offer; Raj wants Amy to write to a woman on his behalf.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Table Polarization
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7.74
8181 votes

#22 - The Table Polarization

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/27/2014

When Leonard buys a dining room table, Sheldon re-evaluates the changes in his life; Bernadette is torn when Wolowitz gets the chance to go back to space.

Directors: Gay Linvill
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The Discovery Dissipation
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7.74
8623 votes

#23 - The Discovery Dissipation

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/2013

Sheldon faces a crisis after Leonard disproves his accidental scientific discovery. Meanwhile, Raj must stay with Howard & Bernadette for a week.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Occupation Recalibration
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7.73
8332 votes

#24 - The Occupation Recalibration

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/2014

Sheldon must learn how to relax when he is forced to take a vacation; Leonard tries to support Penny after she quits her job; Bernadette needs to replace one of Howard’s comic books.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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