'The Big Bang Theory' season 9 spoilers: Raj forced to choose between her 'girlfriends' in episode 22


Raj (Kunal Nayyar) is forced to make a huge decision, when he is confronted with his two-timing ways in the brand new episode of “The Big Bang Theory.”

The past two episodes have become a tug of war between best friends Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) ending with last week’s face-off over “Game of Thrones” viewing set up. This week, however, the spotlight pans to Raj who has been stealthily dating two girls for quite a while now.

The episode titled “The Fermentation Bifurcation” will see the gang going on a wine tasting tour with Raj towing Claire (Alessandra Torresani) with him. Unfortunately, what started as a fun trip went in all sorts of directions starting with Penny suddenly bumping into his former boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

Claire, on the other hand, while happy to join the gang, does not want to tolerate Raj’s dating another girl except her especially when he constantly brags about it. She confronts him to make a decision and finally choose between her and Emily. To make matters more complicated, Zack starts to give Claire the eye all throughout the day.

Back in Pasadena, Sheldon accompanies Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), who cannot join the wine tasting because of her pregnancy. Instead, the two spend time together and a short promo clip for the episode showed Sheldon doing a good job in entertaining Howard’s (Simon Helberg) wife.

The official synopsis of the episode was released by The Futon Critic and reads, “The gang goes to a wine bar and runs into Penny’s old boyfriend, Zack. Also, Bernadette gets stuck spending the evening with Sheldon when she can’t go wine tasting with the group, and things don’t go as planned when Koothrappali introduces his new girlfriend.”

The hit sitcom is down to just three more episodes before the current chapter finally closes. Fans would need to wait for a couple of more months to see the gang back together in season 10.

“The Big Bang Theory” season 9 airs every Thursday nights, 8 P.M. EST on CBS.