While perusing youtube the other day I viewed one of the most recent episodes of Howard/Bernadette's wedding and Leonard/Penny sleeping together again and yet again falling apart. In my opinion this relationship is and always has been a trainwreck. It baffles me how the Lenny fans see this as anything else. Please do not think I am trying to antagonize people I really am not. I am just trying to understand the writer's thought processes, if these two are the main romantic interest in the show, why they are written so badly when they do come together?
Leonard and Penny sleep together during which he proposes and she blows up. Does she love him? I really don't know but find it hard to believe she does. For instance she refers to them 'having sex' frequently. As does Leonard use the term sex. They don't seem to view the act as making love. It is just a physical release for both of them. It is also usually preceded by some awkward banter and followed by the same. I would like to see them cuddling on the couch some time. I don't mean making out, I mean just holding each other and being one. I cannot see how either party have secretly held, deep abiding love for the other when they behave the way they do. One would really think after five years they would know their feelings for each other and if they have a future together.
The only solution I can see to this on again, off again painful scenario is to end it completely. I would like to see both of them in happy relationships with other people and be able to maintain their friendship. No guys, I am not heading in the Shenny direction, don't think that for a moment. I just want to see both characters happy, which neither seem to be when they are together. Their childish little sniping at each other during their friend's wedding is an unbelievable demonstration of how bad they are for each other. They only seem to bring out the worst in each other.
Please writers in season 6, end this misery once and for all.