This week's BigBang is so sweet and offers a good idea for telling someone something when he is curious about the truth but can't face himself if he knows the truth. The "someone" is Howard. His father left him and his mother when he was young. So he hates him but on the other hand, he is curious about the reason why his father abandoned them. There came the letter. In fact, it was a letter years before when Howard was 18, that is to say in the year when Howard became an adult and deserved the truth. It had been hidden by Howard in the closet and was found by Sheldon when he helped arrange their closet and our responsible Sheldon read the letter. After Howard made his mind and set the letter on fire, the only one who knows the content of the letter was Sheldon and those guys made their own way to make Sheldon reveal the information about the letter and they succeseed. Howard freaked out and ran off when he knew that all of his friends knew the information. Finally, his friends came up with kind of a cool solution. That is everyone made his own copy of the information and told Howard. What Howard needed to do was to guess which one is real.
Raj: It was a card for your 18th birthday. Inside it said,"Happy birthday,Howard. I love you. Dad" oh, and it was a Far side card(搞笑贺卡). The one where the frog has its tongue stuck to the underside of an airplay. Thinks it's a fly.
Sheldon: It was a map leading to the lost treasure of famous pirate One-Eyed Willy.(the plot for Goonies)
Amy: Your father was in the auditorium at your high shcool graduation. And he cried because he was so proud of you.(Sheldon immediately pointed out it was made up by Amy)
Penny: It was a letter explaining that your dad wasn't who he said he was. Eventually his other life caught up to him. The only way to keep you and your mom safe was to leave.
Leonard: Your dad wrote about how family is the most important thing and that you should never throw it away like he did.
Bernadette: (she paused and said)Inside the envelope was a picture of your dad holding you the day you were born. On the back he wrote,"Howard, my son, my greatest gift."
Here is my guess
What Raj said is obviously made up. It perfectly matches his simple mind and cold humor. Sheldon's is the plot of _Goonies _and Amy's is the most sweet one. We can see that inside Amy, there is a heart eager for romance. Unfortunately, Sheldon leaked the truth immediately. Penny is different from these scientists. She is a social woman with a lot of experience and sees the same kind of plot of Howard's life often. So she gave the realistic one. It can also be fake. What Leonard said sounds like some suggestion to Howard as a friend that he should value the family and should not abandon it in a stride. Finally, Bernadette,a picture. I can't tell which is the real one between Leonard's and Bernadette's. But Bernadette is Howard's wife. She is the very one who should tell the truth.That's my guess.
what I want to say is no matter who really expressed what Howard's father wanted to say, all of this is the wish and blessing to Howard. I envy him for having so many good friends.