'The Big Bang Theory' Season 10 Episode 12 Return Date, Title, Synopsis: What To Expect In New Episode [Spoilers]

Anshu Shrivastava

The Big Bang Theory Season 10 is on a two-week break following the arrival of Bernadette (Melissa) and Howard's (Simon Helberg) daughter, Halley. The series returns on Thursday, January 5 with the remaining episodes of Season 10, which might be the final season of The Big Bang Theory.

"The Holiday Summation" is the title of Episode 12, and according to executive producer Steve Molaro, the winter premiere is a "post-holiday recap." The regular gang of The Big Bang Theory will tell their holiday stories in the next episode, he told The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

"The whole gang — and Stuart — are back in the living room, as they should be, telling the stories of the horrible holidays that they had."
"Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 5."

"Mary's religious beliefs may not be in favor of people living together, but I think she's so happy that there is an Amy in the world for her baby, I'm sure she's willing to put up with a lot. It's an interesting conundrum."

Elsewhere in Episode 12, Penny and Leonard will be seen having the best Christmas of their lives. The Big Bang Theory, however, will not be The Big Bang Theory if the best times do not end up becoming comical disasters. Molaro told EW that Penny and Leonard's best Christmas would "spiral down real fast" because of their decision to cut down their own Christmas tree.

"Leonard and Penny are out having the best Christmas ever, until they decide to go to a farm and chop down their own tree. It just spirals down real fast."

"[Episode 12 shows]... Bernadette and Howard in their first week at home and how tough that was for them. Plus Bernadette dealing with feeling like she's not a good mother and she can't even get this baby to stop crying when everyone else can."

There is still no confirmation whether the series will be renewed for Season 11 or not, and the actors have not yet started negotiating their new contracts.

The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 12, titled "The Holiday Summation," airs on January 5 on CBS.

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