The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
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The Maternal Conclusion 

Leonard is pleasantly surprised when Beverly comes to visit and she's genuinely kind to him, until he finds out the real reason she's there. Also, Denise and Stuart overstay their welcome at the Wolowitz house.


Kristy Cecil


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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Christine Baranski ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
Lauren Lapkus ... Denise
Rati Gupta ... Anu
Todd Giebenhain ... Mitch


For Beverly's visit, she has accepted Leonard and Penny's invitation to stay at the apartment with them rather than her usual routine of staying at a hotel, that offer which Leonard may regret in the continuing strain he has with his mother. To Leonard's surprise, Beverly, upon her arrival, seems truly interested in and eager to spend time with him, the criticizing "but" which doesn't seem to materialize. Does Beverly have an ulterior motive in her behavior or has she truly come to see Leonard in a more loving light? Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette are uncomfortable with how much time Denise has been spending at the house, even when Stuart isn't there. As such, Stuart and Denise try spending a night in at her apartment, even if her "creepy" roommate Mitch is there. And Anu, at a concierge conference in London, telephones with the news that she has been offered a managerial job in London, that job which she is seriously considering. Raj and Anu have to decide what accepting the job ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

9 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The final appearances of Beverly, Denise, Stuart and Anu. See more »


[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Leonard, when are you leaving to pick your mother up from the airport?
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh well, let's see. Her plane gets in at three, I figure half an hour to get her luggage, so... never.
Penny Hofstadter: Never? Isn't that when you usually go to the gym?
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References Paddington (2014) See more »


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13 May 2019 | by azrul-63632See all my reviews

First of all, i dont understand the people who refuse to understand in story/ any sitcom or movie it needs story arc it need more than nerdy moment funny moments. These episode capture emotions, for leonard emotions that kept so long it exploded. for beverly maybe a closure that she seeks (she constantly going to leonard meaning she wanted his approval too for he parenting good or bad). these moments is perfect to close out all 12 seasons about their relationship. Although the stuart moment was not too great its an ENDING for the character.

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