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  1. Ship Zone

    It's still hard for me to imagine Ramona aggressively pursuing Sheldon for romance after the way her story went years ago. Aggressively pursuing him for help on something she's working on would make so much more sense.
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    This is something I’ve been considering too. I can’t see Sheldon or Amy ever cheating on one another. That sort of mundane drama just doesn’t fit those two. The only thing I can think of that could even begin to come between them would be their dedication to science. Science has already succeeded at pulling Amy away for a few months as of episode 23, and it’s possible that the writers might want to expand on that idea even more. There have been a number of episodes over the years that display Sheldon’s worries over his scientific progress or lack thereof. With this military project being taken away, it could become a sore spot for him once again. A well-timed comment from Ramona saying that he should’ve listened to her years ago and not allowed himself to become distracted by his social life could pick at that vulnerability. In the end, I’m sure he’d recognize that Amy’s presence in his life has been nothing but a tremendous boon to his pursuit of science (hello collaborative project), but it could make for some brief drama. That’s just one scenario, and I’m not saying it’s likely, but if they insist on shoving in some Shamy angst, I think it’ll be something more appropriate to these characters than infidelity. All in all, I’m really not worried about the finale. Shamy are in a great place, and I think their story is ultimately meant to be a happy one. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ramona is around for pure comedy as opposed to manufacturing drama.
  3. I’m not sure of the posts/posters Tensor was referring to, but it's fine if he doesn't want to give examples; I wouldn’t want to name individuals either. That's why my response went on on to concede the fact that I might have missed something, and I made my main point in the second paragraph anyway. That’s all I have to say about it. I don’t think people who share spoilers are trying to antagonize Lenny fans. They are just passing along what the writers have chosen to write. It’s not like the news changes if the one sharing it is a Shamy or a Lenny or someone who has no interest in ‘ships’ whatsoever. The wait was only because the poster was brand new and there was no mod present. Good things for Shamy don’t mean bad things for Lenny in my mind. I don’t think we’re going to see eye-to-eye on any of this stuff, Chrismo, but I do appreciate your attempts to explain your reasoning even if I don’t agree with it.
  4. I appreciate the answer, @Tensor. Can you point me to a few examples of that to help me better understand your position? I seriously can't think of Shamy posters who've done this, but maybe they were deleted or I've simply missed it. I do know that I’ve seen a flood of supportive comments from Shamy fans who agree that the writing for Lenny has been bad and who are hopeful that things will someday improve, and that’s why the ill-wishes for those fans has been so baffling to me. The only posts I can think of that have claimed Lenny are perfectly fine have come from a couple of posters who are 100% Lenny fans. One (fileX or something) doesn’t seem to be around anymore. If a few Shamy fans have, in fact, been unsympathetic, it still leaves me wondering: Is it worth it to antagonize the large number of friendly, supportive Shamy posters just to try to prove a point to whomever it is that you feel ‘doesn’t get it’? (You = the 4 or so people who were posting in this manner). I was intending to let this subject drop after my last post, and I’d love to get off it now so that we can all enjoy speculating about the finale instead. My only intent was to let the folks who were doing this know how their posts were coming across so that they could decide whether that’s really the best way to communicate their discontent.
  5. Feeling frustrated/resentful about the writing for your favorite characters is one thing. Wanting to spread that unhappiness to other fans is quite different. My post was about the latter. I don’t think Amy should treat Sheldon like a kid. And I certainly don’t feel like it would be funny for Penny to treat Leonard like a kid to make things ‘even’ or something. It would just be twice as sucky. Want balanced screentime and fun stories for everyone? That’s cool, ITA Want Shamy to go through the same stuff you hated for Lenny just so that other fans have to feel miserable too? I’ve seen several posters express this in varying ways recently, and that’s the part I can’t relate to. I don't think that adding bad writing for other characters on the show will somehow magically result in great things for Lenny.
  6. After doing some catching up in this thread, I don’t understand all of the wishing for bad things for Shamy that has been going on. The characters are not real people, of course, so wishing for unpleasant scenes/plots is really nothing more than hoping that fans of that couple will be unhappy. There have been times when I’ve been displeased with aspects of the Shamy relationship, but it has never occurred to me to wish those things on other characters. For instance, I’ve never hoped that Leonard would try to break up with Penny over a table, or thought that the show should start making jokes about Penny drugging Leonard. Those things (among others) have annoyed me in Shamy’s history, so why would that make me want anything similar to happen to another couple? Like many of you, I’ve been disappointed with L/P’s writing at times, but seeing those same disappointing things happen to Shamy or Howard/Bernadette would not make me feel better. I want good writing for all the characters, not worse writing for all. I hope I’m somehow misunderstanding the intent of those posts. I’d hate to think of fellow forum members wishing unhappiness on their fellow posters.
  7. Just to clarify, the bookstore montage wasn’t the only part of the Leonard/Penny resolution that was missing. In the final scene that aired, they cut off the discussion in 4A, ending with Penny and Raj leaving Leonard out of his own explanation. The rest of the scene that was taped had Penny and Raj feeling bad about all of it and trying to make it up to him by having him pick an activity that he wants to do. They may have even outright apologized, but I can’t quite remember. Anyway, I don’t think Penny would normally go on an outing like that with the two of them, but the fact that she did so added sincerity to what she had said about wanting to make it up to him. And it did so in a humorous way. Cutting all of that out really changed the way that story played out, and it wasn’t for the better, imo.
  8. Ship Zone

    Yeah, that insult about her grandparents was in the present tense, so one set of grandparents must still be alive. And if he knows they mumble and slouch, then he must've met them. If we ever see Amy's "Grammy" on the show, I hope she's more fun than Sheldon's Meemaw The grandparents line and the "Thanks, babe" were two of the little details I cut from my TR. Spoilers are fun, but so are surprises!
  9. I posted the TR for this episode but never did post my opinions about the Lenny parts. A lot of times the harsher parts of an episode come out better when you see them on screen as opposed to reading about them in a TR, and I would’ve said as much if I’d thought so for Lenny in this ep. Unfortunately, I was pretty sure that the Leonard parts would come across worse, and I figured you should all see it and judge for yourselves. After watching it air, I feel much the same as I did when I saw it taped. I don’t like it when someone is being left out, so watching Leonard be ignored by his good friend and his wife was not something I found humor in. And even Howard and Bernadette acted like Leonard was some kind of third-wheel nuisance when he went to go hang out with them. The final scene at the book store had provided some resolution, and I was sorry to see that it got cut. Ending with a super happy Leonard while Penny got so bored that she fell asleep had been a nice counterbalance to the earlier scenes. Even though I didn’t care for the Leonard storyline, I did very much enjoy the Shamy one. The idea for their project was interesting, and I enjoy it when Amy holds firm against Sheldon’s more overbearing moments. Their interactions came across as a collaboration of equals which was reflected in the back and forth banter between them. I thought it was a good mix of science and fun, and that’s the kind of thing I want on this show.
  10. Ship Zone

    Yay for FWF! There's a little non-Shamy spoiler on Kaley's Instagram stories. In the background, I can hear Howard say something and then Stuart shouts, "Hang on Halley, we're busting you out of there!" Maybe something to do with the possible zoo storyline?
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    On that picture from Mayim's Facebook page, you can see the corner edge of a little plaque. I'm guessing it's the beginning of 'Three-toed Sloth'. Seems like a zoo exhibit to me.
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    Yeah, there are plenty of moments in this season alone, and we still have 5 episodes to go! Here are a few of my favorites for S10: - “The Cohabitation Experimentation” tag - science argument->make out - Buridan’s donkey hallway discussion where Sheldon chooses Amy over his comfortable homeostasis - Toothbrush holder hug - Sheldon’s seduction attempts in “The Brain Bowl Incubation” - MRI birthday gift - Harry Potter cosplay - “The Romance Recalibration” goodbye kiss - Sheldon flirting in “The Comic Con Conundrum” tag
  13. Ship Zone

    It does feel like this season has been building up to something for L/P or Raj. I’m still leaning towards something related to Sheldon as well, though. When it comes time for next season, I agree with @mirs1 that they might want to have a lot of Sheldon-focused advertising for the spin-off. Like @spidergirl, I don’t want the new series to affect the current show at all, and hopefully they won’t try to tie it in directly to an episode of TBBT. But I do expect it to be promoted somehow, so when it comes time for fall premieres, I could see them wanting to advertise the Sheldon character as much as possible to get people to tune in for both shows.
  14. Ship Zone

    Well to be clear, Sheldon is mean during this little part. It’s been difficult to explain or describe why I enjoyed their argument despite that. I think everyone will just have to judge this aspect for themselves. Regardless, the end result of them successfully working together is pretty sweet, and I think the tag showed they were in a great place. I liked their set of final rules, and thought it was just right for them I was really hoping for that going into the filming of the tag scene, but it'll have to remain in the realm of fanfic writers for now. Sheldon's Amy impression should tide everyone over. It still makes me smile to think that that's what it looks like to him when she walks, lol.
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    They tried Amy’s ultra-friendly collaboration plan first, and when that yielded poor results, they were both frustrated. Sheldon then aimed some of his frustration at Amy, which shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise to anyone. He’s rude in the way that you would probably expect from his character. It’s possible that some won’t like their argument, but I was fine with it. Season 10 Amy didn’t just sit there and take it, she got to have an equal voice, and the back-and-forth nature of their little spat is why I chose to describe it as snark. It was also interrupted a few times by their various work-related epiphanies, and it didn’t take long for them to figure out that riling each other up was actually the thing that was helping them progress.