Michael's candy shop customers witness a live scorpion get freed from a lollipop, and later, Michael's cocktail invention has one man drunk with envy. In the big finish, a cursed mirror turns simple reflections into reality.
After TV movie "The Day After" airs, Barry takes matters into his own hands by attempting to convince Murray to build an underground bunker. When he says no, Barry tries one last attempt at getting Murray to change his mind.
After Leonard and Sheldon co-publish a physics paper, they must defend themselves against criticism from an online bully. Also, girls' night finds Penny, Amy and Bernadette confronting embarrassing moments from their past.
Wolowitz receives some shocking news as everyone prepares for the reopening of Stuart's comic book store. Penny teaches Sheldon how to 'let it go' but can't follow her own advice after she learns something infuriating about Amy.
Phil fails at his task to stay home and wait for the repairman, forcing him to tell an elaborate lie to hide the truth from Claire, but the stress is more than he can physically handle. Meanwhile, Gloria is responsible for organizing the family portrait.
This summer has been exceptionally blissful in the Dunphy house. Alex is away on a humanitarian trip and the rest of the family is getting along swimmingly, but when Alex comes home, there is an immediate shift in mood.
Strum along with the Pawn Stars when a Gibson lap steel guitar jams into the shop. Next, a letter from pioneer Ezra Meeker and a set of commemorative Oregon Trail coins trek on in. Then, a Victorian snuff box shows up.
Jam out with the Pawn Stars when a custom Fender quad guitar rocks into the shop. Then, a Wheaties box featuring Tonya Harding skates in. Rick feels the weight of it all when he checks out two steelyard scales from the 1700s.