Now that most of you Big Bang Theory fans have most likely seen the surprise scenes from the season finale and had that watery eye moment, (if you haven’t go watch it now), here are a few updates that will be happening in Season 9 so you’re not left hanging all summer.
Season 8 left viewers hanging a little with Penny and Leonard heading to Las Vegas, but then of course, Leonard came clean about kissing another woman on the way there. This was a kiss from five years ago when he was on a research trip (or summer hiatus for the show), and while Penny may have said it was okay…it’s definitely not going to be okay.
When Season 9 returns, this will still be a big elephant in the room for Leonard and Penny and will be addressed before the wedding takes place. From the sound of it, next season might continue right where this one left off.
The bigger shocker of the finale was Amy breaking it off with Sheldon ending #Shamy for now. She felt that their relationship was moving much too slow and that Sheldon wasn’t taking it as seriously and putting in as much effort as she was. We see after her talk with him, how much the theoretical physicist is hit with this news.
For those wondering if the brilliant Mayim Bialik will be returning, yes, she is a season regular so Amy Farrah Fowler will still be around. As we know in long-time series, things need to be shaken up a bit to keep a show from stagnating so the writers are considering having Leonard and Penny living together or short-term with Sheldon to help transition him. Since the show has two more season at least, this can be a great move forward for the show or sent it into chaos as sometimes the introduction of a baby can kill a show faster than an advertiser boycott.
This shakeup could be rather interesting as it could force Sheldon to move in with Stuart or open a path for he and Amy. We know they’ll wind up together, but they need a little dusting off to get back on track. I’m hoping a little creative moving around can work as I could already feel a sense of complacency in this season. I love the show, but it’s time to bring it back to live again.
Update: Big Bang Theory showrunner Steven Molaro has said “We don’t know exactly where they are but after five years, I think the answer is in the question. They have been dating, this is the fifth anniversary of their first date, and she can’t even get through a make-out session without him thinking about television, so I understand her frustration.
“At the same time, I understand his side, which is: How much faster do you think I can go with this? It’s an interesting place for them to be; it seems very real and I think it’s exciting that we’re shaking things up,” he added.
The Showrunner also talks one the questions all TBBT fans are asking, how long was Sheldon planning on proposing?
“I don’t know how long he’s had that.” he teased adding, ” I have an idea but I’m not going to tell you! (Laughs)”
“I don’t know if the length of time matters so much as the situation where Amy has taken a legitimate step back that he was not expecting. That’s really the headline here that we’ll be digging into.”
The producer also teased that Sheldon will work to win Amy back in season 9
Molaro dished, “I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen but he’s clearly fond of her. I don’t think they’re done speaking by any means. He’s so fond of her, something is going to happen between them, I’m sure.”