Sheldon revealed a dark secret this week while Leonard and Howard snuck off to watch Suicide Squad.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Nine seasons in, the real challenge for The Big Bang Theory is finding new ways to push its characters forward and actually grow their relationships. It hasn't always succeeded lately, with the stagnant nature of Leonard and Penny's relationship being one of the more notable problem areas. But this episode didn't suffer from that problem. "The Solder Excursion Diversion" managed to enrich the Sheldon/Amy relationship quite a bit while also making room to celebrate both the Leonard/Penny and Howard/Bernadette marriages. Everyone came out ahead this week except for Raj.
The main conflict this week was a long time coming. After so many years of using the same bulky, archaic Alienware laptop, Sheldon's computer finally bit the dust. The opening banter between Sheldon and Amy was simplistic but amusing, with Amy unable to communicate the fact that Sheldon needed a new laptop because the laptop was too busy breaking down. And when the laptop finally gasped its last, dying breath, of course Sheldon had an elaborate funeral ritual prepared.
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