One of best Lenny moments in BBT history right up there with the time he kissed her and she said "the cat's alive" or the time he came back from the North pole and she jump kissed him then later gave her that snowflake.
But what I want to know is do ya'll think this will be a Game Changer for their relationship ?
I mean I know the writers will continue to milk the will they won't they between Penny and Leonard til judgment day naturally, but first off do you think this will finally put to rest any lingering rumours fans may have that one she doesn't really love him at all or is only stringing him along out of boredom and fear of breaking his heart, two that she may still secretly love someone else like her high school love Kurt or Sheldon like shenny shippers want to pretend she does and three does it mean that Penny and Leonard really will get married someday like Howard and Bernadette?! Do you think Leonard will try to propose again now that he knows for sure Penny loves him?
I mean could this be the turn around moment for the L/P relationship? I really hope so. We've waited five and a half seasons for Penny to say those three little words to him and she did it so casually and naturally like she's felt that way for a long time and was just saying it like any normal girlfriend would say to her jealous boyfriend. It was wonderful!
So I will not accept any nonsense answers that she didn't mean it or that she was only saying it to make Leonard feel better. Nope she meant it and writers meant for her to mean it that was clear because she didn't even realize she said it until afterwards and when she did realize it they made the BIG DRAMATIC PAUSE to make sure we all knew they both knew she said it. And she didn't even try to backtrack out of it when Leonard asked her if she realize that was first time she ever said it she knew it was and said Yep! and then she did cutest thing by starting to tear up like she was realizing for the first time how special and important those words for their relationship were and how being able to finally say I LOVE YOU out loud laid to rest any linger doubts she might have had about her relationship. She indeed really did mean it and knew Leonard would make a big deal too and start crying if she started crying so she left.
My other question is do you think now that she said it that she will say it again or more often to make it clear not only to Leonard, but to her friends too. I mean do you think Penny will ever say "I love you Leonard" in front of the rest of the gang or will she start saying it while lying in bed with him after sex or will it be just a one time thing.
And of course final question, how long before Leonard screws it up by pressuring her to say it so much that she then says something awful like "nevermind I take it back" just to annoy us long gestating L/P shippers all over again. We all know Leonard is total goober when it comes to Penny and always finds some way to piss her off with his clingness and jealous behavior so how long do you think this period of L/P emotional growth will last before the backtrack happens again. One episode, two? or will it wait until end of season when they need a cliffhanger?