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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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"The 43 Peculiarity" -- Howard (Simon Helberg, left) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar, center) try to get to the bottom of why Sheldon (Jim Parsons, right) disappears every afternoon at 2:45, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Nov. 15 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. ©2012 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.
Thursday on Utah TV: What the heck is Sheldon's big secret?

On The Big Bang Theory (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2), Sheldon (Jim Parsons) would seem to be entirely predictable. Incredibly annoying, but predictable.

But it turns out he has a secret. And Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) are determined to uncover the secret why Sheldon disappears every afternoon at 2:45.

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