'Big Bang Theory' Books Kate Micucci for Return Visit (Exclusive)

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Is love blooming again for The Big Bang Theory's Raj?

Kunal Nayyar's season-six love interest Kate Micucci has booked a return trip to the CBS comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Micucci, who played Lucy, the socially awkward woman who opted to break up with Raj rather than expand her comfort zone, will return to reprise her character in the eighth episode of the upcoming seventh season.

Plot details on the episode, slated to air Nov. 14, are scarce but Lucy will bump into Penny (Kaley Cuoco) during the episode. It's unclear whether Raj, who in the sixth-season finale overcame his selective muteness after having his heart broken, will cross paths with his ex.

"I'm not sure it's a good thing that Raj can talk to women because he's going to put his foot in his mouth a lot," Nayyar told The Hollywood Reporter of Raj's newfound abilities.

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"I love Kate Micucci and would love for her to come back and for Lucy and Raj to have a relationship," Nayyar said in August of his biggest hope for season seven. "Theirs is a really wonderful relationship. She's so good and talented and just a wonderful human being and a great addition to have on set."

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Micucci joins Christine Baranski and Regina King as guests slated to reprise their roles this season.

The Big Bang Theory returns Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Hit the comments with your thoughts -- are you excited to see Micucci return?

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