The Monster Isolation

Raj is sitting with the young woman from the comic book store in the cafe. He speaks without pause, and she seems to become more unsure. Then she goes to the bathroom and as Raj stands by the bar, one sees how she secretly disappears. Raj does not notice and is very sure of himself.

Sheldon starts a new episode of his series, "Fun with Flags", in the apartment. This time he has Penny as a guest. In the middle, Penny wants a break and criticizes Sheldon, saying that he should be more natural and relaxed. Sheldon wants to try it, but when he wants to explain something to Penny about her home flag of Nebraska, he seems rather awkward.

Howard, Leonard and Bernadette are worried about Raj and visit him. But he does not want to see anyone. When he nevertheless opens the door to them, he presents them with a horrible appearance. Raj is unkempt, has dirty clothes on and his apartment is messy and smells. He explains about his date's escape out the window. He wants to hide himself away and has ordered himself lobster from the internet. Raj disappears and Bernadette proposes that they go out for lobster.

Sheldon is talking on the phone with Amy. She has problems with the monkeys who are in the final phase of their nicotine addiction study and is stressed about it. Sheldon tells her about his work with Penny and how it has helped him. Amy thinks that Sheldon should thank Penny. Sheldon immediately goes over, and when he says thanks, Penny invites him to a theater performance. But Sheldon immediately says he has no interest. Sheldon comes back to Amy at the laptop and tells her about the invitation. Amy rebukes him that he was impolite and that he should accept the invitation. So Sheldon goes back over and reluctantly accepts the invitation.

In the comic book store, Sheldon inquires with Leonard and Howard about Raj. Howard tells him about Raj's state, but Sheldon doesn't take it very seriously. Then a young woman shows up. Howard realizes that she was Raj's date and rebukes her. She gives Howard a note, which Howard immediately delivers to Raj. He sits on the couch with a lobster claw in his hand and eats. He doesn't want to know anything about his date's number.

Howard leaves the apartment and meets up with Raj in the street. Now he certainly wants to have the number after all.

In the apartment Leonard is getting himself ready for the theater. Amy explains that it would be impossible for her to be in the study because she would throw the monkeys' poop back at them. Sheldon comes in and Leonard checks him for various home electronics that he wanted to take with him to the theater.

The young woman knocks on Raj's door. He is visibly excited. He invites her in, but instead she stays outside the door. She only wants to apologize, but Raj would like an explanation of why she left him sitting. She tells him that she can not be around people and it became too much for her. Raj asks her out on another date. When she says that she was too damaged, Raj persuades her that he was much more damaged than her. She agrees and says goodbye.

Amy, Leonard and Sheldon watch Penny's performance. They are completely undone by her roll in "Last Stop for Longing." But Sheldon misses the railroads. And he asks himself how Penny can know the entire script by heart, but as a waitress always forget her orders.