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  1. 24 points
    Spoiler alert: Don't read on if you don't want to know what episode 12 is all about. What a fun night! (Even though the episode wasn't necessarily one of the funniest.) Leonard and Penny’s storyline was a little more on the serious side. Zach and his new wife Marissa (Zach, by the way, is apparently super rich now after selling off his company), ask Leonard to be their sperm donor to help them have a baby. Penny gets upset that Leonard is considering it but in the end decides that since he had no say in her not wanting to have kids, she gets no say in him doing this. Anu is still upset with Raj for what he did in episode 11 (if that hasn’t been spoiled already, I’m happy to do so). The wedding’s off, but Raj, in true Raj style, tries to win her back in “Love, Actually” style. By the end of the episode, in a sweet moment, they decide that they’re going to start dating - start their relationship from the beginning instead of the middle. This show will air on January 10 in the US I was hoping the cast and crew would acknowledge Mayim’s birthday, but no such luck tonight. I still had a blast and am still very sad that this is their last season. And likely the last time I’ll get to see one of their tapings. I’ll always cherish this memory!
  2. 11 points
    The writers have been known to leave story lines unaddressed for an episode or two, so who knows what will be next. But I don’t think that plotline is necessarily finished.
  3. 9 points
    That's how I see it too. Not at all selfish but an act to help a friend. And as a Leonard fan, I also see it as a very nice compliment to Leonard. Zack is asking Leonard because he sees good qualities in Leonard that he would like to see in the child he hopes to raise as his own.
  4. 7 points
    The title of tonight's episode is "The Propagation Proposition" (2 pictures, title and cast information in the second picture)
  5. 6 points
    That's a fact, thanks! No need for all the "maybes", "ifs" and "whens"... ... yeah! 😀
  6. 6 points
  7. 6 points
    Thank you so much @GadgetGirl375 for the TR!!! I still don't understand why Zack would want to ask someone he knows in real life - his ex girlfriend's husband no less - to donate sperm for him in the first place. Knowing Zack, if this thing really happens, in the future he might say something like "Hey, kid, this is your Uncle Leonard, but actually he is your real father, how cool is that, right?" Oh, well...
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    I think it’s obvious that they are going to decide to have kids. Question remains how they get to that decision and how big a role the threat of being a donor for someone else plays in that decision.
  10. 4 points
    Hmmmmmm, as a Lenny, I'm hoping they continue that next taping. 🙂
  11. 3 points
    Single, married, it doesn't matter. And there are all sorts of cases where friends donate sperm or eggs to other friends. Penny and Zack definitely have a say. Any time Zack and Penny had sex, Penny and Leonard were not in a relationship, so Leonard had no say, just as Penny had no say in Leonard having sex with Stephanie, Leslie, Priya, or any other woman he had sex with when he wasn’t in a relationship with Penny. Yes, Zack and Penny were married, legally, but if they didn't know about, and they didn't, it's hardly a relationship. If anything, Penny was cheating on Zack, with Leonard, although I have I hard time thinking this was the case, since their being married to each other was unknown to them. Leonard and Penny are married, Zack and Marissa are married, so yes, this is completely different from Zack and Penny having sex. Leonard having sex with Marissa would constituted knowingly cheating. Unless you want to postulate that the two marriages are both open, which I can't see Penny agreeing to. And, what exactly are you basing your guess that Zack didn't tell Marissa about those things. Yeah, if it was with Marissa, bringing Leonard in would make no difference. Unless it's one of those rare instances where neither are to blame, it's just the man's sperm and the woman's eggs are incompatible. I'm seeing this as the mirror image of the earlier episode where Leonard's not happy with the idea of Penny not wanting kids, but he feels it's up to her and Leonard just accepts her decision. In this case, Penny's not happy about the idea of Leonard providing sperm, but she feels it's up to him and she will just accept his decision.
  12. 3 points
    Happy Birthday, Mayim!
  13. 3 points
    The premise itslef is the whacky thing, so editing won't make a difference. I do wonder what Bernadette and Amy will say
  14. 3 points
    A very plausible scenario and one that could work
  15. 3 points
    He's not looking for a doppleganger (sp), he's looking for a person who he thinks has good traits and may agree to this.
  16. 3 points
    Thanks so much for the TR @GadgetGirl375, I hope you had a fantastic time at the taping! 😀
  17. 3 points
    Spoilers are OK? It was such a fun experience. All 7 of them were in the episode. A handful of pretaped scenes. The episode had two story lines - Raj and Anu and Leonard and Penny. If you give me the OK to spoil away, I'll spill the beans. Got to see the episode that will air on January 6 too.
  18. 3 points
    It doesn't say anything about TPTB being concerned. It's a supposition by the article's writer, and only mentions CBS. As far as ratings, it's is tied with This is Us for the number one entertainment demo (and this is after This is Us beat TBBT in the premeire by a half a point 3.0 to 2.5), and is number one for viewers.
  19. 2 points
    Okay, that is how I see it as well. While we know Leonard has no qualms about sperm donation per se, this is just ridiculous. And if it's an end run around Penny deciding she didn't want children, I think they have screwed with Lenny fans majorly this season, and even as someone who's not a hard core Lenny, I find it kind of offensive. I'm totally grateful for the spoilers but I do not understand them.
  20. 2 points
    Zack has never been a complex character on the show and at this point in the show he seems to be friends with the gang. Also, he seems closest to Penny and Leonard, so doesn’t it make sense that if he needed a sperm donor he would go to his closest friends because that is the obvious simplest way to go.
  21. 2 points
    While I don't like the plot, why wouldn't Zack ask Leonard to be a sperm donor?, while they might be not pals, they do get along and Zack likes Leonard. So what if the child did look like Leonard instead of Zack, the child would never look like Zack with anyone who's the sperm donor .
  22. 2 points
    I don't know, maybe for Leonard it is a bit better, this is very subjective. They could agree to have Leonard meet the child frequently, and thus be a part of thei life. Penny could do what she feels like, she could be "the fun aunt" I guess... Don't take this as me thinking this is a good solution, this is so weird. What I truly think is that being parents fits Leonard and Penny's characters and that this whole Penny doesn't want kids thing shouldn't have been written to begin with.
  23. 1 point
    So what is contradicting canon? Because opposite "facts" can't, by definition be both true.
  24. 1 point
    I get what your saying. I really don’t think it’s going to get that far. While we got the overview of the episode I’m not sure how they got to the point of Zack asking Leonard to be a donor
  25. 1 point
    Perhaps. Why would Leonard consider letting Zack be the father if his genetic child? That I find hard to believe. On the surface it is like jumping the shark.
  26. 1 point
    This isn't the only season Lenny has been screwed. I see this as Leonard having the upper hand which doesn't happen too often. I believe the last time Zack was on, and correct if I am wrong, is when he tried to hire Penny for a job at his company. Leonard didn't like the idea but Penny ended up having the final decision. It ended up Zack's girlfriend didn't like the idea of him working with Penny. I'm not sure what's going to happen here, and admit the episode seems out of left field, but the sperm donation is going to be nixed by someone other than Lenny IMO. I think somethings going to come out of this, I'm not sure what, that Penny will not be adamant against having children. I actually agree with you in regards of not totally understanding the spoilers. I am hoping the episode when it airs will clear that up.
  27. 1 point
    What you say is true but I think this plotline will have a resolution and may be the catalyst for Penny to reconsider her decision to not have children. Women change their mind all the time so this can very well be how Penny decides to have children with Leonard. I think the "Procreation Calculation" episode was written prior to the announcement that season 12 would be the last season. If there were going to be a 13th season this plot would not have come up again. Since this is the finale season they have to create a scenario where Penny and Leonard come to an agreement as far as having children. I think the writers now believe this is how the fans want the Lenny story to end.
  28. 1 point
    Well 1. If Leonard is even going to consider fathering a child. He well never see. Regardless if it does not effect Penny in any way. As her husband. He as an obligation to consult her. And discuss it. Penny did. And 2. A weird plot! I guess this could be a plot device to change Penny’s mind about having kids.
  29. 1 point
    I don't think I'm hoping to like the episode twelve plot, besides it bring just to weird, it makes no sense why have a plot earlier In the season where Penny implies she doesn't want kids. Then have this where Leonard is being asked to father a child for someone else, and have Penny at first be upset then tells him he can whatever he wants. What's worse is the plot in the episode apparently ends with no idea as to his answer, will this be another unresolved plot that's swept under the rug. Or will it continue into the next episode and we get a follow up to whatever his decision was, I honestly don't know where they are going with this or why they thought it up to begin with. One thing I'm sure of is I don't want this to be how Leonard ends up being a father, because it would be just wrong with it not being Penny's. Maybe it's a test and his answer will have some bearing on how Penny feels, does he agree and show that he is so desperate to have a child he will father one he might never see. Or does he refuse because he doesn't want to be the father of a child with anyone other than Penny, showing Penny being childless and with her means more to him. whatever happens, I really hope this isn't how they are going to put the end to the possibility of Lenny being parents as it's a rubbish way to do it.
  30. 1 point
    It’s a very fine line between being a situation that brings up the discussion and perhaps minds being changed due to emotional blackmail. If Penny still doesn’t want kids but then decides she WILL because her husband has threatened to be a sperm donor then they would still be having a child together for the wrong reasons.
  31. 1 point
    Marissa and Leonard could do what happened in “The Big Chill”. Sexual intercourse is the best way of getting pregnant. How can Zack and Penny really complain?
  32. 1 point
    thanks for the taping report does this seem like wrapping things up it dosent to me i don't know i cant put a finger on it anyway it might be just me
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Yes, spoilers are OK! We are grateful for everything! 😃
  35. 1 point
    Anything you want to share about the story line and your experience
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    To me the best way could of been to ignore YS on TBBT. You are still going to get the viewers who you already have and the people who are going to be looking to watch something at that time next year. Instead you are just ticking off some TBBT viewers. YS IMO isn’t the kind of show you really need to have started watching at the beginning
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    From The Pasadena Playhouse It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play | December 12 — December 23 It’s a Wonderful Life, one of the all-time classic Christmas stories, comes to life onstage in a 1940s-style radio broadcast. Join Simon Helberg as the down-on-his-luck George Bailey whose guardian angel shows him what his town would have been like had he never been born. This timeless masterpiece guarantees to warm your heart this holiday season.
  40. 1 point
    I'd expect they are trying to get people buying into YS. After all they will be hoping it does not die after they stop making new TBBT episodes.
  41. 1 point
    Actually the pushing in front of a train was faked by Rose. She really had Charlie trapped in her basement, he escaped and as he was approaching his front door a piano fell on him.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    I wouldn't be surprised if Sheldon gets a Nobel prize in physics for the asymmetry project in the finale.
  44. 1 point
    Indeed. Sheldon: I’ve heard that before, but then, the next thing you know I’m hiding in my bedroom, blaring a Richard Feinman lecture while my mom is shouting that Jesus would forgive her if she put ground glass in my dad’s meatloaf, and my dad’s on the roof skeet-shooting her Franklin Mint collectible plates. From episode 3.07 "The Guitarist Amplification"
  45. 1 point
    I've thought from the start of their comments about going out with a big bang you would have to be a sheldon fan so I'm not really surprised Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  46. 1 point
    Lorre said that he wouldn't do TBBT without any of the big three. If any one of them had backed out he would have ended it.
  47. 1 point
    I was going to say this, but you beat to the punch (and said it better) Those two have travelled together a lot this year. I think the relationship can survive if she skips one she know she probably won't enjoy. Also consider this: as much fun as those two seem to have living together, one of the downsides is it doesn't leave much opportunity to just have the place to one self. Not in that Amy wants to get rid of sheldon because she's sick of him, but more in the hope that she gets to indulge herself in some "Amy Time" My mom can't sleep without my dad in bed with her, but even she says sometimes she needs a little alone time. I think (if that were the case) it would fit Amy's personality very well. And maybe show a little growth, it could mean, she's not afraid of being alone anymore because she's more sure of herself. Just throwing in some thoughts.
  48. 0 points
    Hmm but if the shoe was on the other foot. I’m sure Penny would not be a fan around here. Seems Leonard’s entitled to share his swimmers around. But Penny not wanting to be a mother. Call the police!
  49. 0 points
    Smart and beautiful Shenny babies is exactly the kind of audience enraging note to do for time jumping finale Extra points if it comes with a bazinga trolling of making it seem like the babies are Lenny's
  50. 0 points
    OK, this is a shipping thread. Don't make derogatory comments about other characters, don't complain about the writers, don 't complain about what's on the screen, don't discuss other TV shows, don't discuss what happens in life. Do, discuss in a positive or supportive manner, the interaction of Leonard and Penny. Quite a few posts have been hidden, some of them due to quoting hidden posts.
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