In George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy, the rebels go at Darth Vader and his cronies in a variety of ways. There are full-frontal assaults, sneak attacks, they even send his secret son after him. One thing they never tried, however, was to take a baseball bat to him. That could have worked. That’s essentially what looks to be happening in this first photo from tonight’s episode of the hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang theory, which reunites Princess Leia’s Carrie Fisher with the voice of Vader himself, James Earl Jones.
The premise of the episode is that the Big Bang gang, for the first time ever, is unable to procure tickets to Comic-Con. We’ve all been there. In a fit of bitterness, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) decides to hell with that noise and starts his own competing convention. When you tackle a project like that you need some star power to make people stand up and take notice, so Sheldon sets his sights on procuring Jones as a guest. This, as you probably imagined, leads to some mild shenanigans, and at some point, their crazy night involves winding up on Carrie Fisher’s doorstep.