The hit CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" returns for Season 7 on Thursday, Sept. 26 and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) will immediately find himself in some troubling waters.
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Leonard left in the Season 6 finale to go on a scientific expedition with Stephen Hawking's team in the North Sea. But as expected, things will not be smooth sailing for him when the show comes back on the air.
In this week's "Mega Buzz" column, TV Guide reveals the circumstances of Leonard's trip:
"How long will Leonard be gone on The Big Bang Theory? - Marcus
When the show returns, Leonard will still be on the ship, which he's enjoying far more than Penny would like. He partakes of a cocktail or seven with the ladies on board. He even falls overboard when a Titanic reenactment goes awry. Good times. But his cruise on the Love Boat will be short-lived; he'll be back in Pasadena by the second episode."
MStars previously reported that, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Steven Molaro revealed that the first scene of the Season 7 premiere would show Leonard in the North Sea on the expedition.
"You're going to be surprised with how Leonard's handling the distance with Penny, and we will go right into the face of that on the first episode back," Molaro said. "He's having a really good time on that boat. Johnny is going to get a little wet and there will be some Skype/satellite calls."
Here's hoping this doesn't cause any unnecessary Leonard/Penny drama.