'The Big Bang Theory' season 9, episode 18 spoilers: Raj to choose between Emily and Claire

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The next episode of “The Big Bang Theory” season 9 will focus on the love life of Raj, after the surprise party for Sheldon previously.

In the previous episode of the show, which marked the 200<sup>th episode of the series, Amy (Mayim Bialik) wanted to throw a birthday party for Sheldon (Jim Parsons). The latter was initially reluctant because of a lie that his sister told him back when he was six years old but eventually, the party came to fruition.

Sheldon’s friends invited Adam West as Batman as their present. Sheldon initially panicked but after calming down, the party went on smoothly with nice words from Amy and a toast for him.

On the other hand, the upcoming episode titled, “The Application Deterioration,” will shift the story to Raj (Kunal Nayyar), particularly the difficult decision that he had to face between Claire (Alessandra Torresani) and Emily (Laura Spencer).

A few episodes ago, Raj and Howard (Simon Helberg) met Claire when they wanted to work together on a particular project. Raj’s feelings turned romantic, especially after Claire agreed to go on a date with him, making him dump Emily. However, Claire clarified that she does not see Raj in a romantic way.

Episode 18 will put Raj in a dilemma when both Claire and Emily calls him for help. He will have to choose who to help between them.

In a report from TVLine a few months ago, executive producer Steve Molaro already told fans that Raj will be having second thoughts about Emily.

He said, “I think he knows in his heart that this might not be the right person for him, but, for a sensitive and insecure guy like him, the thought of choosing to break up with someone and then be alone is difficult.” He added that this is “something he will be wrestling with further in Season 9.”

“The Big Bang Theory” will air episode 18 on Mar. 10 at 8 P.M. ET on CBS.