kaley cuoco sweeting the big bang theory wil wheaton 'The Big Bang Theory' Season 7, episode 23 sees big steps taken for 2 couplesOn the penultimate Season 7 episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” titled “The Gorilla Dissolution,” Penny gets fired from her killer monkey movie and Raj and Emily decide to be exclusive.

“Serial Apeist II: Monkey See, Monkey Kill”

Penny actually tries too hard in her schlock horror movie for the lazy director’s (guest star Steve Valentine) taste, so he fires her. Wil Wheaton tries to come to her defense and he gets fired too. Poor “Serial Apeist” cast members.

Wheaton ends up OK — he gets an audition for “Sharknado 2.” Hee. But Penny is really questioning her life choices and it leads to her suggesting that she and Leonard get married because it’s “a smart decision.” Ouch.

Naturally, Leonard compares himself to a bran muffin and says that she’s only doing this because she got fired. Penny insists that she doesn’t need to be famous to be happy and that she just needs Leonard to be happy.

He guesses he’s in and Penny says, “OK, cool.” Romantic, right? But then Leonard whips out the ring he’s been carrying around in his wallet for two years and proposes and Penny says yes. Awww.

Raj and Howard Figure Stuff Out

Howard and Bernadette are stuck caring for Howard’s mother after she hurts herself, which gives Howard a good peek into what it will be like caring for a baby.

Meanwhile, Sheldon dispenses some really good advice to Raj about not desperately clinging to women and working on his fear of being alone — except Sheldon also meant that Raj could just chemically castrate himself, because Sheldon is a big weirdo sometimes. But Raj takes it to heart and decides to back off of Emily, but she says she’s ready to commit to him. Double awww.

Best Lines:

Penny: I decided instead of complaining about it, I’m just going to go in every day and give it my all.
Amy: “Good for you!”
Penny: “Thanks. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be the best bisexual go-go dancer slowly transforming into a killer gorilla anyone’s ever seen.”
Leonard: “I don’t know. The bisexual gorilla go-go dancer in ‘Schindler’s List’ is tough to beat.”

Sheldon: “You’re upset about Emily and you’re Indian. I need to make you Chai Tea. I have all the ingredients except cardamom seeds. Do you happen to have any on you?”
Raj: “Sorry, I left them in my turban.”

: “How can you be sad when you’re going home with all five-foot-six of this?”
Penny: “You think you’re 5’6, that’s funny.”

Emily: “If I saw you out with another woman, I’d be pretty upset.”
Raj: “Thank you. Not just for being upset, but for believing that could happen.”

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