Mathias is found guilty for uttering the name of their lord, Jehovah, and is sentenced to death by stoning. The crowd that is to stone Mathias does not listen to the persecutor's orders, making the process take longer. The crowd's lack of listening skills results in the persecutor being persecuted instead of the "criminal."
Since both he and Sheldon are having separate conversations with each other, Leonard decides to use a chess clock so that each person has the opportunity to present his dilemma and get advice from the other person. Sheldon does not respect the rules and tries to hog all of the advice time for himself.