Leonard, spotting the camera, suggests going over to her apartment, but she misunderstands him and tells him to "slow things down".
The guys try to convince Leonard that the date went badly, which he denies.
He first stays with Raj, but after Sheldon criticizes Aishwarya Rai, comparing her unfavorably to Madhuri Dixit, Raj leaves him at Howard's house.
In the end, Penny is horrified to realize she has accepted a virtual date with Howard, and promptly stops playing, thus overcoming her addiction., making his friends jealous, though Leonard finds that they should be happy for him.After the guys return from a Renaissance fair and see Penny with her new boyfriend Eric, Leonard is approached in the Caltech canteen by Leslie Winkle, who proposes renewing their one-time "relationship".As she has grown out of one-night stands she suggests they take it slowly, first determining their compatibility on all levels before proceeding to full sex (if at all); Leonard can assume the "male role".In desperation he asks Leonard for help, who tries to talk with her in her apartment, but she practically ignores him.
Leonard then tries approaching her figure within the game, but she merely beheads his figure.
Penny later tells Sheldon that she lied to Leonard about graduating from community college, feeling he would not want to date a woman who is not smart, and makes Sheldon promise not to tell him.
Sheldon cannot easily keep secrets, and moves out of the apartment to escape his inner conflict.
During their dates, Leslie asks how many children they should have and evaluates Leonard's genetic defects.
Penny dumps Eric after unsuccessfully using him to make Leonard jealous.
Sheldon tells Penny he is uncomfortable with Leonard dating his arch enemy Leslie, but on Penny's advice he accepts the relationship.