A couple of things are bothering about the show now. One is they are being awfully cruel to Howard's character. He comes back from space, to no welcome whatever, and in the next episode they have to make him too embarrassed to talk about being in space. Are the writers afraid they can't make fun of Howard anymore unless they grind him into the dirt? Pathetic. The other thing is I'm fed up with Amy's whining. If we have to listen to Amy whine to Sheldon every episode I hope they kill off her character in a horrible flesh-eating bacteria accident.