The Locomotive Manipulation
Amy plans a romantic Valentine’s Day for her and Sheldon by having dinner with Howard and Bernadette on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Sheldon finds a friend in Eric who is equally crazy about trains, ruining Amy’s plan. After she confronts him, Sheldon points out that Amy proposed the trip in the first place, prompting her to confess her trick and say she “deserves romance”. Sheldon gets angry and offers her various sarcastic romantic gestures, including drinking wine, staring into each other’s eyes, and kissing; however, the supposedly fake kiss becomes a real one, marking the first time Sheldon initiated physical contact between the two. Sheldon even seems to like the intimacy, as he invites Amy to visit the train’s engine with him. While Leonard and Penny are supposed to be sitting Raj’s dog Cinnamon, she eats the chocolates Penny gave Leonard. They rush her to the vet and are joined by an outraged Raj, who connects with the vet, Yvette, since both own dogs and disapprove of what Leonard and Penny did. At home, a surprised Raj discovers she gave him her phone number.
Title reference: Amy tricking Sheldon into a Valentine’s dinner on a vintage train in order to have a romantic evening with him.