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  1. 69 points
    I know you are all thirsty for spoilers, But hear me out first. Ok so I didn't post or let on I was going for a number of reasons. Number ,1 I have an incredible amount of personal issues including health issues to really be able to deal with being harassed right now. Number 2, I wanted to keep a low profile. I kindly please ask that what I am about to post here is not copy and pasted onto personal websites / blogs OR tweeted directly to any of the cast or crew members. After the hassle we had last time, I am really putting my neck out for you guys. So I would kindly appreciate for you to respect my wishes here. Please feel free to talk and chat about the spoilers, And I will answer as much as I can remember. But do NOT use this for any personal blogs. Thanks Sheldon and Leonard are in 4A working on a physics problem. Sheldon is humming away to himself. the same tune over and over. This tune is stuck in his head and its slowly starting to drive him crazy. He can feel himself going down the road to insanity and starts making personal video blogs about himself to show himself when he reaches that point of madness. He is documenting who his friends are and how things work etc. All at the same time he is trying to work out this tune. He plays it in his head, over and over on a keyboard, on a trombone.. It's actually an incredibly funny storyline. It drive Penny and Leonard nuts as well. Meanwhile. Amy nervously call's Dave asking if he wanted to try going on another date to which he happily accepts. Raj started a FB page for his and Howard's band, They end up getting a fan who they track down. They love him and think he is awesome. He's called Trent. They tack him down to a coffee shop hoping to accidentally run into him. After observing Trent pick his nose and then eating it. Raj and Howard make a run for it. Bernadette pays Amy a visit to ask if is sure about a mother date with Dave, and warns her inviting him around to her apartment for dinner is a big step and could lead to intimacy. (Penis jokes made by bernadette here) The date with Amy and Dave starts. Dave asks how long she had lives in that apartment. Amy answered 5 years, But she was thinking of moving to a better place now that she didn't have to be close to Shel-. She stopped in her words and apologised for bringing him up and explained she lived close so she could drive him around etc. dave was pretty excited to find Sheldon lived close by. It started getting awkward so they decided to change subject. Dave point out a model train displayed in her apparent saying it looked cool. And of course. We all know where that came form.. Shedon is his apartment with Leonard and Penny. The song is still driving him nuts.. He starts listing off a load of things until BOOM. He gets it. The beach boys - Darlin'. Later on he is trying to figure out why that particular song was in his head and he can't quite grasp it. Penny says its just one of those things and Leonard encourages him to come back to the whiteboard and help him with the work they were doing. As Sheldon gets up and approaches Leonard he stops in his tracks looking shocked. He says he knows why the song is in his head. It's about Amy. He rushes back to his laptop and pulls up the lyrics and boy.. It hits him HARD. It made perfect sense. He reads the following lyrics.. I was living like half a man, Then I couldn't love but now I can, You pick me up when I'm feeling sad, More soul then I ever had. Sheldon then starts to list off all of the things that Amy did. She bought out the better in him She made him a softer person. I can't quite remember everything he said but it was beautiful. He then stands up and runs out of the apartment. To pursue Amy. Amy and Dave are sitting on the couch. It looks very awkward. They start talking about Dave's tie pin. Amy leans in to see it and Dave goes in for a kiss.. Amy jumps back stopping the kiss. She then apologises explaining she is nervous and all of this is silly. They both lean in to kiss until they are interrupted by Sheldon knocking on the door. Dave was very excited about this. Amy open's the door and explains she is kind of busy. Sheldon is very forward saying he doesn't care and goes on to say that he had a song stuck in his head that he couldn't get out. then he realised the song was about her and he can't get her out of his head.. Amy is the Earworm in his heart. Dave jumps in to say to Amy that he thinks Sheldon is trying to say he loves you and wants to be with you again. Sheldon agrees and tells Amy he wants to her her boyfriend again. Amy is flattered and agrees to be her Girlfriend again. They just stare at each other and smile. Sheldon says "I love you Amy" Very sweetly. Amy replies with "I love you too Sheldon" in a very sweet and excited voice. They just stare at each other.. Dave jumps in 'JUST KISS HER YOU BRILLIANT FOOL" And with that, They move slowly closer together, taking one another in arms and embrace in a passionate kiss. Which looked to be on the french side. They part. Sheldon apologises for interrupting their date and turns to leave. Amy objects to this "Come back here" she says while she happily grabs his hand pulling him back quickly into and hot and passionate kiss, the more they kiss, the more they move into one another. The Tag scene Is Sheldon and Amy still tightly embraced in a kiss (Yes the french kind). Slowly rubbing their hands up one anthers backs. a lot of head moving.. It didn't end Dave was trying to say goodnight and thank them both. Every word he said was ignored. As he left the apartment, Amy while still embraced in the kiss kicks the door closed behind Dave. Dave leave saying what a nice evening. While Shamy are still face sucking behind closed doors.. And then Kazzie got told off for screaming so much.
  2. 67 points
    Ok...I'm posting this for a friend who was there last night. Please note, I wasn't there directly but I do understand the importance to the community of providing information so please be appreciative of that. This includes everything. Any questions I will do my best to field. Enjoy! It opens with the scrolling script on the starry background, just like Star Wars, with something like "A while ago in Apartment 4A..." And talks about how the new Star Wars movie was due to come out and Sheldon made it known that there would be hell to pay if they didn't score tickets. Then it goes to the guys in the apartment. Leonard comes out of the bedroom to announce that the tickets already went up. Howard is like "They're not supposed to be up yet!" But they are. So Sheldon rushes to his laptop and the guys are trying on their phones. None of them can get through with the server. So Sheldon falls to his knees and starts praying to god. He tells him how he knows he's never believed in him, but if he could just get them tickets.... Howard annouces that he's in, and Sheldon is like "I'll keep on not believing in you!" or something to that affect. Next scene is Sheldon sitting at the island with Lenny and they're talking about going to the movie on Thursday. They tell him how they're glad he and Amy are back together and ask what he's doing for her birthday. It happens to be the same night as the Star Wars opening. He tells them he won't be spending it with her cuz he's going to the movie. They're like "You just got back together, don't you think it would be better to spend her birthday with her? You can see the movie any time." He's like "But I got the ticket while we were still broken up." There was a joke in there about cereal and Chewbacca, but I can't quite remember it. That night Arthur comes to Sheldon in his dream as the Jedi and Sheldon tells him that his friends think he should spend Thursday with his girlfriend for her birthday instead of going to Star Wars. Arthtur tells him "That sounds right." There's a joke where he asks why he's wearing a brown moo-moo, etc. And Sheldon makes up his mind to spend the evening with Amy instead. The next evening, the guys are surprised Sheldon actually gave up going to SW for Amy. They're all headed to the comic book store and ask if he wants to join them. He tells them he can't because he needs to prepare for Amy's birthday (he's going to his laptop, so who knows what he was going to look up there ;)). He goes up to them with his printed out ticket and says how important the ticket is, etc and hands it to Leonard saying how he trusts him to give it to someone worthy. Leonard starts saying how maybe Penny will want to go, so he snatches it from him and hands it to Raj. There were two takes, and in the first one, Raj mentions Emily. In the second one it was someone from the geology department. Both times, he snatches the ticket away again. When he gets to Howard, the first take is just Howard kind of hesitantly taking it without saying anything and the second is Sheldon taunting him with it by snatching it out of his reach a few times. After the guys leave, Sheldon heads over to Penny's apartment. He knocks and calls out Penny's name, and she and Bernadette decide to see what would happen if Bernie answers instead. So she calls "Come in!" and nothing happens. So he knocks again calling Bernie's name and then Penny answers. He calls out to them that he can stand there all night knocking. They tell him to just come in. He enters and tells them he'd like some advice as to what to do for Amy's birthday. Now that they're back together he wants it to be perfect. So he gives them the three options-- 1. The possibility of her playing her harp with the LA Philharmonic (Bernie is like "You can DO that??" and he's like "I said the POSSIBILITY"), 2. A ticket to some wool convention thing because Amy likes to knit (there were a few takes of this scene with various jokes from Penny about barn animals, spending time with sheep, etc. Bernie says it could be romantic with the two of them up in the cold, snuggling, etc. Sheldon tells them he won't be going. If they think he's afraid of birds, they should see him arouns sheep), 3. Coitus. The girls just stare at him. Penny's holding a wine glass and she breaks it while she's holding it (in one of the takes she spilled the liquid on/in her shoe and ended up taking it off to dump it out. LOL). When the camera panned to Jim you could tell he was trying to keep a straight face but it just was NOT happening. He grinned every time. The girls list the options again--Harp thing, sheep thing, or "wild thing" (said by Bernie). Penny tells Sheldon that's a huge step and asks if he's sure he's ready for it. He tells them that intimacy has been difficult for him but that he thinks he's raedy for it. So it's settled "My birthday present for Amy will be my genitals". He leaves and the girls are just standing there gobsmacked. Meanwhile the other guys are at the comic book store trying to figure out what to do with Sheldon's ticket. They consider giving it to Stuart, but Raj asks if they've ever been to a movie with Stuart and points out how he's like an old man. Instead of eating popcorn or snacks from the concession he brings a thermos of soup. They ask him what he's doing Thursday night anyway, and he says he has a doctor's appointment or something cuz something is acting up (sorry, don't quite remember) and then Wil enters the store, and immediately they're like "Wil! Want to go to Star Wars??" Wil is game, and Stuart is like "Fine, take Wil instead of me, no soup for you" or something to that effect. The girls are walking down the stairs and Amy thanks them for taking her out for her birthday. They say how since she'll be spending the evening with Sheldon tomorrow they wanted to do something for her tonight. They ask her what she wants to do and she mentions a restaurant she wants to go to, and they're like "Oh, we thought maybe we could go for a wax". Then she's like "Why would I want to go for a wax for my birthday? Let's just go to dinner". They agree, and Bernie suggest that afterwards they could watch a dirty movie and if anyone had any questions, they could be answered. Amy knows something's up so she asks them why they're saying this stuff. The girls are hesitant. Bernie tells her they don't want to ruin anything but that Sheldon said he plans to get intimate with her tomorrow night. Amy screams out "SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH!!!" She's so happy and lowers herself to sit on the steps saying how she's wanted this for so long and she doesn't even know what to do. Then she's like "Yes, I do. Let's go get waxed!!!" and books it down the stairs. In bed that night, Arthur the Jedi returns to Sheldon and Sheldon tells him how he's decided to get intimate with Amy. Arthur pulls his lightsaber free and impales himself with it. But unfortunately for him, that does nothing. He says it was worth a try. Sheldon says he was hoping he could get some advice. Arthur sinks down onto the bed and starts awkwardly saying how when a man gets off a woman's bloomers...but Sheldon stops him saying that he knows the mechanics. This is just a big step for them and he wants to do it right, but he's afraid of getting overwhelmed. Arthur tells him that if it's with the right person it'll be okay. Sheldon thanks him and tells him "You're the wisest of us all". Arthur points out that he's just a part of Sheldon's own mind. So Sheldon tells him "Well then, you're fun to look at" The following night the guys are all dressed in Star Wars shirts getting ready to leave for the movie. Bernie and Penny are in the living room too. They can't believe they're going to see SW. Penny comments about how she's glad she won't have to hear about it anymore. As they're leaving, I think it's Raj who says how he's still surprised Sheldon gave this up for Amy. Leonard is like "We're going to have so much more fun than he is!" The door closes and Bernadette is like "Oh now they're not!" and Penny says, "Knowing them...yeah, they will." Bernie asks if she thinks Sheldon will really go through with it. Penny tells her he seems ready. She gave him a few pointers about what girls like, and after he stopped giggling, he seemed confident. Amy is in her apartment with romantic music playing, lighting a bunch of candles. She looks gorgeous in a flowery dress and cardigan, and even her hair looks great. When Sheldon knocks, she jumps onto the couch with her legs outstretched over the cushions and crosses them all sexy. It's so funny and adorable. She calls for him to come in. He tries, but the chain is on the door. So she jumps up and runs over to open it. He has flowers for her (:D). He apologizes for being late but he also had a balloon for her that got away and he spent some time chasing it. She lets him in and they sit down on the couch together. She's like "So....what do you have planned for tonight" all kind of flirty and he's like "Well, I thought I would take you to dinner to this nice restaurant..." She tells him that sounds nice but she's not really hungry. Maybe they can do PRESENTS first. He's like "Oh...okay." Then she admits that she knows his gift was intimacy. The girls told her. He's like "Is that okay?" And in response she leans in and kisses him. His hands are in his lap while she's doing this. She pulls away and he tells her he's going to need verbal confirmation for this. She says "Yes!" Sheldon starts to say "Okay, let me just pull up a quick contract from the internet--" but she cuts him off with another kiss, and a second or two Back at Amy's apartment, Sheldon is sitting in her bed with the covers pulled up to his waist with his undershirt on. The door opens and Amy peeks in, wearing a cute nightgown that goes to her knees with capped sleeves. She enters and says "Hi." She looks a little shy. Sheldon says "Hello." Then she asks "So...should I just get into bed with you?" He says she should. She climbs under the covers and they're both like "Hi" "Hello" again. It was akward and funny and really sweet. Shelddon realizes Amy is shaking and asks if she's cold. She says no, but that she's a little nervous. She's been waiting so long for this and just isn't sure what to expect. Sheldon tells her he isn't either "So let's find out together." She agrees. She leans in and reaches to press her hand to his cheek, cradling his face. They're about to kiss and it goes back to... The guys are sitting at the movie. Wil is telling them how he's just having some fun and how everyone takes this kind of stuff too seriously. How people think the way a movie ends, etc is going to change their lives. Raj is like "Wait! Did you hear something bad about the movie!?" After some conversation/laughs, it goes back to... Sheldon in bed again, this time, laying down, hair mussed, shirt off. There's a little contented smile on his face. He says "I enjoyed that more than I thought I would." It pans over to Amy with the most epic sex hair I've ever seen, and she's smiling and says "Me too." She is bare shouldered with the covers pulled up over her chest. The two of them are laying there holding hands. Sheldon tells her he can't wait for her next birthday so they can do it again. Amy smiles and says "That's fine." Then she rolls over and leans into him to cuddle. He puts his arm around her and rests his head against her's contentedly and closes his eyes. It goes back to the guys at the theater and they basically mimic Shamy's words saying how they enjoyed that more than they expected, etc. The tag scene is Sheldon in bed and Arthur returns. He's kind of grinning like a dirty old man, asking Sheldon how it went. Sheldon is like "It was amazing!" then starts talking about the SW movie. He's like "And what about Amy?" Sheldon tells him what Amy thought of the movie, completely oblivious to what Arthur was really asking.
  3. 57 points
    Hello!! So I decided to do a taping report for yesterday’s episode, “The Bachelor Party Corrosion”, I know there have been some issues with the material in previous episodes but please have faith in the show and be kind with the ones that get to go and share information. (Sorry its so late) This time I had the opportunity of attending and I was excited, as it was my first taping for this season. At the beginning, they showed us the first episode, and I was dying as I was going to be able to see the wedding between Leonard and Penny. Leonard does voice…my thoughts…this was not what we expected or somewhere around those lines. And yes, as a fan of this couple, it wasn’t but the episode was funny and they looked lovely. I loved Leonard’s vows and Penny did not think of vows but made it personal and the best for Leonard by quoting Toy Story lyrics and telling him simple and straight: you are the love of my life and my best friend. There is drama and even Howard says this is a mess but…the whole episode is really funny, even with the drama between Sheldon and Amy as well. (Hoping Sheldon gets it soon, now he has to work for it. Love you Sheldon, you can do this). But moving along to the new episode… Here is a quick summary of the scenes: 1) Sheldon’s Apt Leonard and Sheldon are eating sandwiches and Sheldon asks Leonard to pass the mustard. Leonard asks him if he wants to know a fun fact about mustard, Sheldon basically tells the fun fact and if its that one? Yes it is, says Leonard. Sheldon tells him good job lol. Raj and Howard come in to the apartment; Leonard tells them there is still an hour for the movie to start. There they tell Leonard that they are not going to the movie but to his bachelor party. Sheldon basically analyses the whole situation, tells them that they did the ransom wrong, and he is suppose to say “I’m getting to old for this crap” as he tries to keep them on the phone to trace the call when they notify him that they kidnapped Leonard. Leonard is like “when do we leave?”, due to Sheldon’s analysis. They are leaving now, Penny even packed Leonard a bag. Then they tell Sheldon he is coming as well, how are you going to do that? They show a scene that was pre-taped, with them shoving Sheldon into the van as he is struggling to get off. 2) Van Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj are in the van and Sheldon is not too happy. They finally tell them that they are going to Mexico. Sheldon is not too happy with the van. Raj and Howard tell them there is a theme to this weekend: Richard Feynman. The van belonged to him, as well as the house they are staying at. Sheldon is now happy and Leonard can’t believe it. 3) Penny’s Apt Penny is pouring wine for Bernadette as she is asking Penny why she doesn’t want to go to strip club if the boys are doing bachelorette stuff. Penny does not want to and says that if she wants to see a naked man scared? Or something like that, she just has to flush the toilet while Leonard is taking a shower. (This line they changed it twice, I believe, not sure which one they are keeping, I put the one I liked lol). Amy comes in with cookies in the form of genitals. (This was so funny). Penny and Bernadette are amused and Amy explains the gummy worms are the veins. There is a lot of detail and Amy says she had extra dough for making them bigger (I think). Then Bernadette mentions that she hopes the boys do not have too much fun in Mexico or go crazy. Penny is not worried, Sheldon will basically lecture a girl about the North American Free Trade Agreement, Amy mentions that, that lecture was a long night for her. Taping – They took a long time taping this one. They did the scene quite a few times as they kept changing lines and had some trouble. Mayim had some trouble with Amy’s purse, as she is suppose to take it off when she comes in but it got stuck on her hair in a take. Everyone was really nice about it, nobody laughed and staff helped her. Kaley messed up on the North American Free Trade Agreement line, as it was a long title. She had to check the name again. 4) Van – Boys reenacted this portion. Kunal was really funny as he said to the audience “this is a van” so that we could imagine the chairs and steering wheel as an actual van lol. Sheldon is just checking what they cannot cross to Mexico and asking if everyone got his yellow fever shot. Howard tells him he does not need that to go to Mexico and that if they have trouble they will just put Raj in the driver seat with a Sombrero. Jokes about how racist can Howard get. Taping – For some reason, there was a fluffy cushion brown thing between the chairs when they were reenacting and Johnny was really cute when they were taking their places as got on it and was maintaining his balance by grabbing Kunal. Jim was also laughing when they were arranging seats with a crew member. 5) Penny’s Apt Girls ask how is married life. Penny says is great but that she wished Leonard will take the courage to tell Sheldon that he is moving in with her because it was only a matter of time before Sheldon had a bad dream and tried to crawl in to bed with Pillow Leonard or something like that. [my bad I forget some lines]. Then they asked Amy how was single life. She said its fine; she’s focusing on herself. Then she had been thinking about her appearance and making changes. Penny and Bernadette [funny bit lol] jump right away to tell her if she’s changing her shoes, the skirt, the hair, and so on. Amy just stares at them. Then she said no, she decided she didn’t want to change herself because of a man. They support her on this but less excited lol. Amy wants to get her ears pierced though, Bernadette wants to take her to the mall, Penny says they don’t need to, she can do it. Amy asks if she has a piercing gun, nope, she only needs a needle and ice. Amy is not convinced. Penny begs her to let her take her ear virginity while she examines her ear. Bernadette states that this is indeed a weird party. Taping – This scene was taped several times as well. Melissa messed up in a bit and Kaley said really sweet that is was okay. Then, when they gave them their mark and that they had to start again from the beginning, Melissa was liked what? Lol. Complaining lightly and Kaley said louder, not OKAY anymore to Melissa when she went back because she was complaining. They were all laughing lol. 6) Van Again, reenactment, Kunal said, again this is a van. Guys are still rejoicing over Richard Feynman’s van and Sheldon says that he is feeling the creative juices. Howard tells him to keep his creative juices to himself because he has to return the van. Then they feel the van shaking, flat tire. Taping – It was fun to see the boys reenacting the scenes. The way the work around the reenactments and their banter. 7) Penny’s Apt Bernadette asks Amy if she has changed her status on Facebook. Amy tells her it is right, she is suppose to let all her friends know, she turns back with Penny and tells her she broke up with Sheldon. Then they ask Penny if she has changed her status to married, nope, cause there is some people she hasn’t told like her parents and the rest of her family. Why? Penny doesn’t to break her dad’s heart as he has always dreamt of dancing with his daughter at the wedding. They ask how long can she hold the fact that Leonard and her eloped? She says if she waits long enough, she can just tell him that they danced and the wedding was lovely. [They did several takes on these last lanes] 8 ) Van – Howard is changing the tire. Leonard, Sheldon and Raj are looking. One is not turning. Taping – This set was off stage and completely covered, as it was suppose to happen at night. 9) Penny’s Apt – Penny is done piercing Amy’s ears. Girls are still asking Penny about letting her parents know. Penny finally relents and calls her dad. She is nervous. Her dad answers and she asks for her mom, mom is not there, then she tells him that she eloped with Leonard, she is sorry, it was on the spur of the moment, and she feels bad. Dad asks when did it happen. Not too long ago. A moment passes [and this moment was so sweet, all the audience went awww]. Dad: are you happy? Penny: Yes. Leonard is so great. She says with conviction. Then he finally says he is happy for her. Penny tells him he is the greatest dad. Dad says to hold on to that thought. She asks why. Does she remember his wonderful piece of machinery? Her pig moondance died. Penny can’t believe it. “Lets say she is not dancing anymore”. Penny can’t believe it still. Did he kill the pig? Nope, the vet did that lol. 10 ) Van – Night Okay I’m going to put together the scenes from the van because this you have to watch. It is too much live and the play of words and scientific methods that the boys use to take off that tire its crazy. And Sheldon singing! You just have to watch it. Let’s end it on the fact they set that van on fire LOL. 11) Penny’s Apt – Penny hangs up and thanks the girls sarcastically. They ask why? She explains that before that call, her pig was alive and happy. Bernadette is amaze that they didn’t eat him. No, not funny, pig was part of the family. The breakfast meat family? Asks Bernadette. Penny is not happy. Now is Amy’s turn. Amy says she can wait, she is sad her pig died and a little hungry. Penny says NOW. Lol. Amy goes and grabs her phone, attempts to fake dial, Penny tells her to try dialing, huh, you caught that? Amy dials and calls her mom. She makes small talk with her mom till Penny grabs the phone from her. She tells her right away: Amy broke up with Sheldon, she pierced her ears and she made them eat Penis cookies. Amy looks at her. Penny listens to Amy’s mom and then she gives the phone to Amy, says sweetly, your mom wants to talk to you. Amy just grabs the phone scared. 12) Hallway Penny is coming out from her apartment with clothes to wash. Sheldon and Leonard are coming back from Mexico, dirty and disheveled, Penny asks what happened. Leonard explains and they start a contest of who had the worst time or the craziest experience? The van exploded. Penny tells him she pierced Amy’s ears and she had to sit in her closet. Leonard ends it saying he spend the night in Mexico with Sheldon. Penny says he wins and Sheldon and Leonard go into the apartment. Okay so this so far is what I remember. I tried to put as much as possible but you will love the episode when you watch it. I know its tough right now for Shamy’s but hang in there, its part of the process. For Lenny’s, I was hoping for Leonard to be there in case the dad came to visit but at least the girls did mention to Penny that they love Leonard [her family] which made it easier for her. So let’s see where this season takes us. More from Backstage – -Melissa, Mayim and Kaley interacted a bit between scenes. They were always laughing whenever they will share something. There was a lot of interaction from the actors with the staff. -They played the Christmas flashmob for us while we were eating (we need that video online please) -Kaley, during a break from the call to her dad, went over to other set and took a picture with Kevin, her dad on the show, it was really sweet -Make a wish foundation was on the audience as they brought a kid that dreamt of watching the Big Bang Theory taping. Loves the show. It was really sweet and it was great, so many people that love the show. -On a more personal note, Jesse Eisenberg [From the Social Network, Adventureland, American Ultra and so on] was on the taping, I LOVE him and was amazed when Jesse walked alongside Kunal. They workd together in “The Spoils” on Broadway and I guess Kunal invited him over. Surprised because Jesse is currently filming here in LA (yes this is how much I love him lol). -Last, but not least, Kaley and Johnny were really sweet on two occasions. First, after they came down from talking to the audience, Johnny put his arm around her and Kaley was telling him something, Then she made an impression of something and Johnny was laughing really hard. Second, during the last scene, Kaley was talking to someone from the crew but Johnny was making funny faces at Kaley but she could not see him, he was peeking through the door of the apt towards the hallway and Kaley was in the hallway. Then she finally saw him and she started laughing and he did as well. They have a wonderful friendship. Love seeing their interactions. -And on a more personal note, not only did I get a chance to go up and say why I loved this show (my friends made me raise my hand and I was nervous cause I wanted to say so much so evidently I don’t remember what I said) but I got a picture. The guy in charge of audience thought I was sweet and he gave me a picture. But more than anything, I was happy cause I was able to take my friend from Colombia to her FIRST TAPING ever of this show. Loved her reactions to it. All in all, a wonderful evening. Hope you like my report, tried my best, my memory slips sometimes. I've had a long day at work, pardon my spelling mistakes. But Thank you for all your good luck wishes as well.
  4. 57 points
    Hey guys! I'm sorry it's come to this post. Tripper/Tensor. Feel free to remove if need be. But I feel this needs to be out of the spoiler discussion threads and out there for everyone to read. This is a post regarding Spoilers, / Twitter / Tapings and Bill. First off. I want to point out that Bill is incredibly generous towards our community. He has always allowed us to speak about spoilers in the light that what we say is what we saw in our own opinion. And its not the true show until you see and judge for yourself. We can report on something sure, but it may come cross differently to how we saw it as an audience. The fact that he has been fine with us spoiling episodes among ourselves is pretty awesome. And we have to respect that he hasn't tried to put a stop to it. His point is. 'It isn't the real show until you see it yourself'. I have had the pleasure to have a few face to face conversations with Bill. And let me say. He is one of the nicest people I have met. I couldn't thank him enough for taking the time to talk and joke with me. And I will always remember the fact that he did that. My point here, He is a guy in power. People say don't meet your hero's, Bill to me is somewhat of a hero. And I'm glad I met him. For users that have been personally attacking Bill on twitter recently.. Regarding tickets and the show itself. Its not cool. I know some people feel very very strongly about certain situations being it tickets or plot lines. But attacking the producer of the show? Really? Come on guys. Its NOT going to change anything. The show isn't going to change because you start attacking. Bill does a lot for us. in terms of letting spoilers slide and taking the time to reply to fans on twitter. Attacking him is just down right rude. He feeds us one of the most amazing shows on earth which we are all fans of. If you are personally upset then bring it to the forum or private message among people who agree with you. Don't take it to Bill. Its not fair on him. I mean, How would you feel if you were in his position? Working hard on not only BBT but also other programs. An then opening twitter to abuse? And look what Bill does for us! He gives us script covers to speculate with, Taping night photos.. c'mon guys! The whole situation with ticketing and repeat attendance. I do very much understand where Bill is coming from on this. And I do respect that he is looking out for fans reaching out to him on twitter to get tickets. Which, We as a community are always happy to assist. If Bill knows we help people, I don't know. But it doesn't justify the way people have been behaving on the situation. Yes I went to the first 2 tapings this season. I attended last night because It was a group effort and I had already spent almost $2,000 on a plane ticket alone to be here for the first 2. Personally, For future attendance. I don't know. I have such a good relationship with people on the show. I don't want to ruin that in any way. So I need to consider my options here. I don't want my attendance to upset anyone. Spoilers. While I have always been happy to spoil people on what I see on WB tours and tapings. I have always done it knowing there is a risk to myself there. Bill knows I spoil. And we still remained a friendly relationship. I have always done it to bring happiness to people who enjoy the storyline as much as me. for those people who are itching to know the next instalment and speculate. Recently. People have been using spoilers as ammunition against the show and Bill. Spoilers that have come from me. So I have to take responsibility in some parts for peoples behaviours. So I have taken the decision not to spoil anymore. I don't want to feed fans with ammunition to attack the show or Bill. Im not cool with that. So I'm sorry guys. I love the show, I will continue to be the biggest fan I will be and I will closely follow the story lines. I am happy to still participate in the community, However. I will not be associating or tolerating any attacks made on Staff or the show itself. Kaz
  5. 55 points
    The Bachelor Party Corrosion Sheldon and Leonard are eating. Raj & Howard show up and tell Leonard they’re kidnapping him for a bachelor weekend to a surprise since he eloped and they didn’t have a chance to before the wedding. Sheldon thinks if it’s a real kidnapping they would have kidnapped Leonard, held him for ransom, called up Sheldon and said they would kill Leonard if he didn’t pay them by this time. Then Sheldon could hang up the phone and say, I’m too old for this crud. Leonard is so ready to go. They tell Sheldon that he’s coming too. He wonders how they plan on getting him to go anywhere, then we see the guys carrying a bound Sheldon with his mouth duck taped to a waiting van. The guys are in Paul Fineman’s van (he’s one of Sheldon’s favorite physicists). Hearing this gets Sheldon excited. It’s a really sketchy looking van and one of the guys mentions that Fineman must have picked up a lot of co-eds in that van. Sheldon imagines that they must have talked about so much physics. Raj teases Leonard that they’re going somewhere with spicy food that will give you diarrhea. Leonard guesses India, and Raj is like, uh obviously it’s somewhere we can drive to. It’s Mehico, according to Raj. Leonard is excited, he’s never been. Sheldon points out that Mehico is Spanish for Mexico and Leonard should be looking for ways to jump out of the van. They ask what’s wrong with Mexico and Sheldon basically hates everything about it. But they’re staying in Fineman’s house down there and he finds this out, Sheldon is excited again, and even speaks a bit of Spanish. Bernadette asks Penny if she’s sure she doesn’t want a stripper. But Penny points out that if she wants to see a naked dancing man, she’ll just flush the toilet while Leonard’s in the shower. Amy comes in bearing penis shaped cookies. Penny looks at them and is impressed by how anatomically correct they are. Amy is proud and said she used gummy worms for the veins. Bernadette looks at them and notes that there are Jewish (circumcised) and Gentile (uncircumcised) represented. Amy says she had extra dough. Bernadette hopes the guys don’t get too wild and crazy. Penny jokes about Sheldon lecturing them on some subject and Amy says, yeah that was a long night for her. Sheldon wants to make sure everyone has their shots before they get to Mexico. He himself got a yellow fever shot before he went to Epcot last year. Girls discussing what married life is like for Penny. She says it’s great but she wishes Leonard would get up the courage to tell Sheldon he’s moving into her place. She just knows one night Sheldon’s going to get scared and go into Leonard’s room and discover that the Leonard shaped lump of pillows in the bed isn’t wheezing and in fact Leonard isn’t even there. They ask Amy how single life is treating her. She says it’s ok. She’s focusing on herself for now. She’s was thinking about making a wardrobe change. Penny & Bernadette respond with a very enthusiastic YES! Amy gives them a look and says but then she thought about it and decided she didn’t want to change herself just because of a man. The girls respond with a much more subdued yay. But Amy does want to make one change. Shoes, glasses, sweaters ask Penny and Bernadette? No, Amy wants to pierce her ears. Why has she never done it before? Well her Mom always said pierced ears were only for whores, pirates, or genies. But Amy is a grown woman now, she can do what she wants says Penny. Well, Sheldon had a clause in the Relationship Agreement that there would be no cosmetic surgery except if one was changing into a Klingon. Penny says she can pierce Amy’s ears for her, she’s done it dozens of times. Amy is unsure, but Penny begs Amy to let her take her ear virginity while stroking Amy’s ear. Bernadette gives them a look and declares that this is a weird party. Guys still in the van to Mexico. Leonard wants to make sure Howard doesn’t speed. Howard says its fine, if they get pulled over they’ll put Raj in the driver’s seat and put a sombrero on him. Raj asks Howard how many races he can insult in one sentence. Howard replies he doesn’t know, has Raj ever watched the Olympics with him? Sheldon is excited to be in Fineman’s van. Feeling Fineman’s butt dent cupping his own has his creative juices flowing. Howard says he has to return the van and for Sheldon to keep his juices in his pants. Penny is piercing Amy’s ears. Bernadette mentions that she noticed Amy hasn’t changed her Facebook status yet. Amy sarcastically comments that yeah, maybe she should let all of her Facebook friends know about the change. She turns to Penny and says, Penny, I’m no longer in a relationship. Bernadette also noticed Penny hasn’t changed her status to married. It’s because Penny hasn’t told everyone in her life about her big change yet. Namely her Dad, Mom, or anyone in her family. Even though her family loves Leonard, they’d be so disappointed because her Dad wanted a Father/Daughter dance at her wedding. He missed it at her sister’s wedding because her water broke before they could do it. Penny figures her Dad isn’t getting any younger. She’ll just wait awhile and then tell him he walked her down the aisle and it was beautiful. The van to Mexico has broken down on the side of the road. It has a flat tire. Howard is fixing it, taking the lug nuts off while Sheldon is trying to make sure he doesn’t run into any Scorpions. Amy is admiring her pierced ears. She says if her Mom could see her now….she’d lock her in the sin closet. Bernie thinks that has to be a joke right? Amy says the joke was on her, she could still see the TV through the slats. Penny is starting to see why Amy and her Mom aren’t close. Bernadette says well at least she told her Mom about breaking up with Sheldon, unlike you and your family. Amy says, not exactly. Penny wonders why, would her Mom put her in the breakup drawer? Penny says if she tells her Dad, Amy has to tell her Mom. Amy says easy for you to say, you didn't have to watch 60 Minutes like this, while moving her head up and down pretending to look through slats. Penny calls her Dad to tell him. She says she married Leonard last week and it was spur of the moment and she’s so sorry she didn’t tell them. He asks if she’s happy. She’s so happy, and gushes about how great Leonard is. Then her Dad is happy for her. She’s relieved he’s not upset. Well, he has something to tell her. He got a new blade for his tractor and well, he ran over Penny’s pet pig Moondance. She’s shocked, you killed my pig? No, the vet took care of that, but he messed him up pretty bad. How long ago did this happen? About 10 or 12 months. She can’t believe he waited a year to tell her. He notes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, huh? The guys are trying to get on stubborn lug nut off to change the tire. They’re all trying to turn the lever, and Raj is doing some Lamaze breathing that isn’t helping at all. They can figure this out, it’s just a physics problem. Sheldon quotes something about give me a lever and a fulcrum long enough and you can move anything. They need to find stuff to make a lever. Sheldon says first things first, we need to decide if it’s lee-ver or leh-ver. And frankly, anyone who thinks it’s anything but lee-ver is a crazy person. Basically Sheldon and Raj are team lee-ver, and Howard and Leonard are team leh-ver. Howard says really, is Reading Rainbow hosted by Lee-var Burton? Sheldon says they need to roll up their sleeves, not slehves and figure this out. Leonard says they’re going to be here for ee-ver. Penny is sad about her pig. Bernadette wonders did they eat the pig. Penny is shocked and says of course not, Moondance was a valued member of the family. Bernadette wonders what family, the breakfast meat family? Penny changes the subject, says its Amy’s turn. Amy says she suffered too much blood loss from the ear piercing, she doesn’t know what Penny is talking about (obviously stalling). Penny is insistent. Amy picks up her phone and pretends to dial and talk to her Mom, but Penny’s not buying it. Amy finally just calls her Mom. She makes small talk for a while, not in any hurry to bring up her and Sheldon. Penny finally grabs the phone and tells Amy’s Mom that Amy broke up with Sheldon, got her ears pierced and made them eat penis cookies. She pauses, then hands the phone to Amy and tells her that her Mom wants to speak with her. The guys are discussing how they can get the lug nut off. Maybe call the hulk and have him hulk smash it off. Or maybe the Flash can speed turn it. Or the green lantern can somehow use his lantern to get it off of there. Leonard says that since they can’t realistically call the Avengers to come and help them out they need to use science to get it done. They then flash through various scientific principles to get the lug nut removed. First is percussive force. They’re hammering against the lug nut to hopefully force it off. Raj starts singing We Will Rock You to the beat of the hammering, and Howard joins in. All of a sudden, Sheldon breaks in with the “buddy you’re a boy make a big noise, playin’ in the street gonna make a big man someday….” part, singing it in a high pitched voice to the end. The guys just look at him and he says sometimes his eidetic memory can be a curse. Next is exothermic, accelerated corrosive and a couple other. Finally, Howard lights a match to some iron shavings and hopes it will burn the lug nut off. Next we see, the guys are staring stunned at the van going up in flames. Someone notes that at least the lug nut is finally off. The tag scene is Penny heading to do her laundry while Leonard and Sheldon come up the stairs from their Mexico trip. Penny asks what happened. Leonard says they had a flat tire and had to come back. Penny is sympathetic and says if it makes you feel any better, we pierced Amy’s ears and her Mom made us lock her in my closet. Sheldon looks startled at this, then says they burned up Fineman’s van. Penny says her Dad killed her pet pig. Leonard says, well I had to spend the night in Mexico with Sheldon. Penny declares Leonard the winner and goes to do her laundry.
  6. 52 points
    Hello! Just wanted to come say hi, i'm still new to the forum. I wanted to thank all the shamys for being so patient with me last night. Last night was big! I'm going to try to write more BTS or more detail into the scenes before work. I was in shock last night with Sheldon, so my memory of the exact lines is still pretty much in shock with every scene. It was adorable. Just one thing. The I love you is Sheldon. It was perfect in my opinion because once he analyzes, he knows and says it. It looks like he had been thinking about this for a long time because he mentioned that the other option was having some kind of worm/insect (I still can't remember) inside of him but that he knew it was love. Not the other possibility. It's a big moment because you are expecting Amy to say it but then he just answers without her saying anything "I love you too". It was perfect. It was Sheldon. I couldn't love those two any more. Amy went into a panic attack and I think the whole audience did as well (I for sure did). I know I'm a hard core Lenny but I love Shamy as well so I hope I can come in here and discuss them as the seasons bring us more moments.
  7. 48 points
    Ok will try again this is the episode as best as i could remember, its pretty long cause i ramble when im excited lol hope its easy to understand though. The cohabitation experimentation Main plot Starts with amy Leonard and penny going up the stairs amy saying theres a problem with her apartment plumbing. Penny asks if she lost anything valuable amy says only her clothes and penny says nothing valuable then. Leonard asks something really technical about the pipes and the girls look at him, he makes a joke about having his head stuck in the toilet enough. Lenny offer her leonards bedroom at 4a. They approach sheldon he is for it as a experiment as long as its on neutral ground so they agree to stay in 4b. Amy hugs him. During the discussion theres a funny star trek joke and sheldon comments about amys sexy talk (or similar when she talks science) Next scene they are in sheldons bedroom and hes packing his underwear amy thinks they should talk about sharing a bed. Sheldon agrees and she goes straight in to saying that coitus should be off the table and theyll reevaluate later on, first sheldon makes a comment about her skipping the foreplay there and jumping right in and then he asks if shes ok with that and she says its the first time shes lived with someone. She asks him how he feels somewhere in the middle of this scene and he says excited, nervous, anxious the same way he feels before he goes on space mountain. Theres also a convo about his teen titans underwear getting her hot and bothered. Love sarcastic Amy lol. There was a scene in the middle somewhere here when you see sheldon in 4b with penny getting advice about living with someone and amy asking leonard about living with sheldon he says a couple things and ends with no flash photography cause he startles easily. next they are in the hallway saying goodbye sheldon makes a couple funny comments then he and amy head into the apartment he says the experiment has begun and you hear lenny cheering in 4a. Next is shamy in pennys bedroom trying to pick which side of the bed they want, sheldon says amy can pick but she wants him to, they go back a forth until he decides to. First he goes side closest to door cause easy escape then he gets worried cause he could be attacked first. Then he picks side by the window but he doesn't want perverts watching him sleep so amy closes the curtain then walks away. sheldon mumbles hes worried someone is behind the curtain. moves later on in the night and sheldon is in bed amy is in bathroom brushing her teeth sheldon can hear everything so he moves over when amy comes out she asks why he moved and he said you should be happy im still here. She then gets into bed and asks if they can snuggle he says he wants a pillow wall cause he is sensitive to temperature and her behind gives off enough heat that hes surprised theres not iguanas on it. This line got one of the biggest laughs all night. Moves over to 4a same time and leonard says its official sheldons in for the night. Penny asks what he wants to do and he takes his jacket off she says your a genius thats the best you could do and he says dance party in our underwear then puts on music pulls his pants down and starts dancing. Goes back to shamy in bed sheldon hogging the bed then making weird noises jumps forward to amy spooning him she wakes up and smiles, he starts jumping and eventually she falls off the bed. He rolls over to her and asks why shes on the floor and she picks up her phone and takes his pic with the flash he screams. In 4a penny and leonard are both dancing now then after the howard and bernie scene penny is helping leonard take his asthma inhaler after he tried to do the worm. Tag scene Next morning everyones tired, amy and penny having coffee in 4A, amy says she got no sleep and penny smirks at her and first take said get it girl (2nd was slightly different) she replies its not what it looks like before leonard comes out sore and penny says its really not what it looks like. Sheldon walks in wide awake and bright, amy says she thinks living together is a bad idea they argue, sheldon says shes not using the scientific method properly eventually sheldon convinces her to do the 5 weeks then amy says do you wanna go makeout in the apartment, sheldon says something like does stephen hawking roll somewhere ( i didn't hear properly too shocked) first time they shot it he answered after a pause and they power walked out 2nd time he answers straight away and they take off out. All with lenny watching and reacting. 2nd plot Howard and Bernadette trying to decide if they want to know the sex of the baby. Bernie says its too late the drs gone but Raj says he took a peek at the result, they arent too happy. Then its them eating dinner talking about whether they want a boy or girl they agree they want a little girl so girly animals help her get dressed. Next scene they are in bed saying they want to be a surprise or something like that and raj has probably told all his friends on the greys anatomy fan club already. when it comes back to them they keep calling raj, whos in bed with cinnamon next to him, they call and hang up a few times. The scene jumps around a few times so i dont remember it too well. I loved watching everyone interact mayim kept fixing jims shirt and brushing stuff off it at the start and he was laughing at her. She was so happy and smiling the whole night. They were really chatty more then i expected. Jim and kaley kept joking together too and at one stage all 4 were laughing so hard before a hall way scene was taped they had to wait. when jonny said his line about dancing in his underwear someone in the audience said ewww and kaley started laughing so hard, johnny turned around and said you out to the lady, Jim and Johnny messed their lines up a couple times. I didn't get to see the others very much as a couple scenes were pretaped. Hope this isnt too much i had the best time
  8. 48 points
    8.07 The Prom Equivalency Reported by batman75 Tape Date: October 14, 2014; Air Date: November 06, 2014 Story: Jim Reynolds, Steve Holland and Jeremy Howe Teleplay: Steve Molaro, Eric Kaplan and Maria Ferrari NOTE: Taped as 8.08 Some Lenny BTS:
  9. 48 points
    Taping Report “The Prom Equivalency” Hi!! This is my first taping report EVER so please be considerate and I will try my best. This was also my first taping, now that I live in LA, I was able to make it and I can’t describe enough how amazing today was. But let’s start with the good stuff! Guys, I’m not great with dialogue but I’ll try to add the lines that I remember from the taping. I do not want to mess it up. This was a VERY special episode. 1) Penny’s Apartment Bernadette and Amy enter Penny’s apartment, Bernadette is carrying two grocery bags and they announce themselves. Penny asks if they brought utensils, a toilet paper, napkins and so on (basically everything lol). Bernadette raises one of the grocery bags and answers that they’ve got everything right there. Penny smiles and then Amy makes a comment about all the clothes that are on her couch. Penny answers that with all the new stuff that she had to buy for work, she had to make space on her closet. Amy replies that she was referring to the fact that her clothes were folded (lol) but smiles at the explanation and picks up a red dress that is at the top. Amy wonders about the dress, while Bernadette and her are looking at it, Penny replies that it is her prom dress and Amy and Bernadette look amazed. They say that they thought her dress was bundled up somewhere on a barn in Nebraska (lol). Penny asks them what type of girl they thought she was in High School? They both reply quickly: “easy” and “slutty”. Penny says the answer was popular. From there, Penny starts to serve them wine. She asks about their prom and Amy shares that she didn’t go to hers. Penny says that is sad. Amy says it wasn’t that bad, she was in the planning committee and the DJ let her dance one song with the floor mop. Amy starts swinging slowly like dancing. Bernadette says hers was horrible as well because her date only asked her out cause he liked her friend. Amy tells her something like “okay, you had a date AND a friend, stop showing off”. From there Penny replies that prom is not that great and she went to seven proms. Amy and Bernadette look at her, both amazed and Penny starts naming off the themes for the proms. Ending with “A Night To Remember”, which she claims she can’t remember at all. Bernadette mentions that it will be nice to redo prom (or maybe Amy did, I forget, sorry) and Amy replies that it will be nice to dress up the boys and attend an actual prom. Penny is not too taken with the idea. 2) Leonard and Sheldon’s Apartment Rajesh, Sheldon, Penny (sitting in Leonard’s spot) and Leonard (standing up) sitting around in the living room. Howard comes in right away and Leonard hands him his dinner. They are talking about the prom idea from Bernadette and Amy. Howard mentions that Bernadette is pretty excited because her voice went higher and the dogs started howling when she was telling him about the Prom idea. They ask Sheldon about going to prom and he said he didn’t: Sheldon gives a speech about him dancing and dating AP Calculus and education (this is a long speech, I can’t remember it all, sorry, but it is funny). Penny is rolling her eyes every time he makes a remark but smiles at Leonard when he hands her a drink. Penny is clearly still not taken with the Prom idea but she says that who cares what she thinks? And asks Leonard what he thinks about it? Leonard says that it will be kind of a dream come true, specially going with a date as beautiful as her. Penny makes a face and Leonard asks what? Penny replies with thanks. Now she can’t blow it off without looking like a bitch. Rajesh does this little dance looking at Leonard and saying, “that sounds like a yes”. Sheldon just looks at him. 3) Howard and Bernadette’s Apartment : This was a short scene. Bernadette is excited about redoing prom and mentions that everybody has RSVP and that Stuart is bringing a date. Howard is mad because Bernadette wonders who he is bringing and he says they both know its her mom. Howard can’t take it anymore and calls Stuart. Stuart answers and Howard tells him that this needs to stop: they used to be friends and now things are weird because he is dating/doing stuff with his mom. Stuart asks him to stop that he has an actual date and is not taking his mom. Howard replies with something like: “so now you are cheating on my mom? (lol). Stuart says there is nothing weird is going on between them and then you hear Howard’s mom calling Stuart for his bath, Stuart ends the scene saying he has to go. 4) Penny and Sheldon in Penny’s Apartment: Sheldon knocks on Penny’s door like about 4 times. Penny wonders about this because that is more than usual and he says, something like: next time he might be in a hurry so its good to have some at the bank (lol). Sheldon tells Penny that he figured out how to survive prom due to the fact that they are both hesitant about it. Penny asks him how? And Sheldon replies that they can both pretend to be aliens. Penny looks confused. One question: what? Sheldon and her walk in to her apartment while he explains that pretending to be somebody else helps to pass time. He did it the first time he attended her play over the bowling alley. Penny does not like this. But Sheldon continues to say that not too worry, his alien gave her 7 thumbs up. Penny walks over to her fridge to grab a drink and asks that if he has thought about the mating rituals that take place after prom. Sheldon seems lost and asks if that is the protocol. Penny says that not always but yes if your date drives a van. Sheldon surprises Penny by saying that he is not opposed to the idea if Amy wants to mate by shooting her eggs into space and him catching them with (I forget the term, I’m sorry but I was also in shock!). Penny just looks at him in total shock and Sheldon replies that she needs to admit it: his description turned her on. Penny is still in shock and does not answer. 5) Sheldon and Leonard’s Apartment: Leonard is fixing Sheldon’s bow tie. (They both looked really cute with their tuxedos; well they still had not grabbed their coats) Leonard tells him that he should learn to do it by himself or at least use the ones that come already done (clip on ones). Sheldon says that Bruce Wayne does not wear a clip on. Leonard tells him he also does not have his roommate doing it for him. Sheldon remarks that he is called Alfred and yes he does. Leonard gives him that point. Sheldon goes to grab a flask from the kitchen and Leonard just looks at him. Are you putting alcohol in the drinks? Sheldon replies that he is taking all the social conventions and doing them but that the flask had pomegranate juice. Leonard then mentions to Sheldon to not feel pressure if all his friends are having sex at the end of the night. Sheldon is confused and mentioned that Penny said the same thing. Leonard tells him to not stress, no peer pressure, its only a joke and to not be stressed. Leonard ends the scene with “you have no hormones” and Sheldon just stays quiet and confused. 6) Penny’s Door in the hallway: Leonard knocks on Penny’s door with Sheldon behind him. Penny opens the door and comes out with the red dress that was her prom dress. Leonard looks taken by her beauty and says she looks amazing or fantastic (I was dying at this point with them two and the way they looked at each other). Leonard kisses her on the cheek and Penny puts her arms around him while Leonard hugs her as well. Amy comes out then wearing a blue dress and she tells Sheldon he looks handsome. Sheldon replies with a thank you and stays quiet. Penny asks Sheldon: doesn’t Amy look beautiful? And asks him if that gets a part of his body going. Amy asks what is that part and Leonard explains. Sheldon says he can’t do Prom and goes back into the apartment telling Leonard he got the body part wrong. Leonard, Penny and Amy stay there and Leonard says he was thinking of another part. 7) Rooftop with Leonard and Penny – Scene 1: (I WAS DYING AS SOON AS I SAW JOHNNY AND KALEY, JUST THEM GETTING READY TO FILM, SORRY, MY LENNY COMES OUT LIKE THIS) Penny and Leonard come out to the rooftop. It looks great and beautiful and they both love it. The girls did a great job. Penny says that they did and she wasn’t too taken with the idea but that she likes that she gets to take Leonard to his first prom. Leonard asked her what makes her think he didn’t go? She changes her look on him and asks whom did he go with. Leonard responds that with a lady he likes to call loneliness. Penny looks all awww. Leonard responds to not worry. He had a threesome with her and with humiliation. Leonard starts walking and Penny turns around telling him that if she would’ve seen him all by himself at prom she would’ve asked him for a dance. Leonard replies that no she wouldn’t, it was before his growth spurt. Penny jokes that if that already happened? (Lol). Then Penny says that he wouldn’t have asked her either. Leonard says he would’ve. Penny looks at him. He concedes and replies that in his mind, once he was on his way back, after having a good cry. Penny just gets a cuter reaction after each one and they both laughed when he says about having a good cry. (SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE CUTEST SCENES THEY HAVE BUT THERE IS MORE) Okay, there are two scenes (well three) that weren’t taped that night, it was all done before the taping and they passed them on the screen, I’m going to describe those before the two biggest scenes. Limo Scene 1 – Howard and Bernadette are on one side sitting and Rajesh and Emily on the other side. They are making small talk and Emily mentioned that she likes this one girl that she got a tattoo from because she can take off body parts. Bernadette replies that she likes Cinderella, nervously. (lol) Emily mentions that if she knew that in the original Cinderella the sisters cut their toes to put in Cinderella’s shoe and Bernadette looks horrified. Then they stop because they arrived to pick up Stuart and he is with Howard’s cousin. The one he had sex with lol. 9) Limo Scene 2 – Uncomfortable ride, Emily is all happy because of it. Stuart and Howard start arguing over Stuart taking over his mom and his cousin, that is creepy. The cousin says creepier that what we did? Howards replies they are distant relatives. They all keep arguing. 10) Limo Scene 3 – Howard and Stuart are actually fighting and there is a mess in the limo. Drama all over the place. Really short scene. 11) Sheldon’s Room – Scene 1 - Sheldon is lying down on his bed and Amy is by the door, which is closed, talking to Sheldon. Sheldon tells her to not come in because he is having, what a blogger (soccermom69 o r something) defined as a panic attack. Amy tells him to tell her what is wrong. Sheldon tells her that he started panicking because there is the pressure of mating at the end of the prom (he uses a reference which I can’t remember right now) and that even Leonard and Penny mentioned it. Amy tells him there is no pressure. Sheldon replies that he is not dumb. He knows how handsome he looks, that he even had to look twice when he saw himself in his tuxedo. Amy smiles on the other side of the door. 12) Rooftop – Scene 2 – (I WAS ABOUT TO CRY IN THIS SCENE) Penny is drinking punch and she sets it down and grabs Leonard’s hand. She says that she didn’t get to ask him in high school but that she will ask him now (to dance). Leonard smiles and says there is no music. Penny tells him there is no need for music and Leonard smiles more, who is the romantic now? Penny just rolls her eyes and they start dancing. Leonard says thank you for wearing your flats. (I was melting with the way they were looking at each other, in LOVE). Penny puts her arms around his neck, they are still dancing, and says thank you for wearing your heels. They keep dancing for moment and Leonard seems to be thinking. He says something like: “ look at me, dancing with the prettiest girl at prom”. Penny smiles and asks him if he wants them to take a picture of them both and send it to his chess club friends from High School. Leonard replies that he sent a picture of her in a bikini many years ago to them. Penny just looks at him but she is still smiling. They are in love and in their moment. They keep dancing. Leonard says that this is nice and he kind of doesn’t want anybody else to get there. Penny agrees, she just wants that moment for them two but she says that it’ll be nice to have a prom with no drama. -This is where they pass the scene of the fight at the limo- 13) Hallway, outside of Sheldon’s room – Amy tells Sheldon, through the door, that she is having a prom and that she is going to the rooftop without him. Sheldon finally opens the door and looks at her. Amy says that there is no pressure, that she is always hoping (for them to have something more) but that its fine. Sheldon says thank you for understanding. (cutest moment between them). Then Amy says that there is something she has been wanting to say, she knows he can’t say it, and its fine if the doesn’t feel that way (amy gets all nervous) and then…..Sheldon says “I love you too” (EVERYBODY FREAKED OUT AND YES I WAS IN SHOCK!) Amy just looks at him. Sheldon explains that the other explanation is that he had an animal inside (an insect or something, I can’t remember I was too in shock) but that since that is not a possibility, he knows that it is love. Amy still hasn’t said anything, she is in shock! She can’t breathe! Sheldon says wait, I know what is happening. You are having a panic attack! Amy nods and gets into Sheldon’s room. Sheldon stays outside and tells her something like: just because I said I love you it doesn’t mean girls are allowed in my room. He points for Amy to get out. Amy gets out and he follows her but not without him swatting Amy’s bottom and following her. 14) Prom – Scene Rajesh is in charge of taking the prom pictures. They taped this before the live show. It was quick with every couple posing for pictures. The best ones were of course Leonard and Penny and Sheldon and Amy. Amy is smiling on their picture and Sheldon has his eyes close, smiling but looks all funny. Leonard and Penny’s photo was super cute. Penny grabs Leonard’s arms and puts them around her while her back is towards him. Leonard makes himself look taller for the picture. GUYS THIS IS IT! THIS EPISODE IS AMAZING! I can’t express enough how special it was. Johnny and Kaley came to talk to us and thank everybody because this was episode 166th. They were excited as it was a special episode for them as well and they will do the show as long as we continue to want them there (of course, always). It was great attending and seeing them interact and how seriously they take their job. It’s a system of its own and I’ll add more details as soon as I can calm down a little bit and remember everything.
  10. 47 points
    Hi! I was at the taping today it was a hilarious episode. It's called The Empathy Optimization So the scene starts off with penny, Bernadette and Emily setting up dinner. They start talking about superheroes and the guys are in the kitchen looking at them in shock then penny starts talking about how hot Ben Affleck is and they're no longer in shock Sheldon then comes in his pjs saying how he's feeling better.from a cold. And no one seems to care cause he's been treating them mean (cuts to a montage of Sheldon being a pain in the ass to everyone's that's trying to help him) cuts back to Sheldon " I still didn't get my chicken noodle soup" Later at the comic book store Leonard, Howard and raj. They start talking about how they need a road trip away from Sheldon in a party bus. Raj then says "as long as we don't have to have coitus with him I'm in" Next is Sheldon over hears lenny talking going away to Vegas. Sheldon finds out he's not invited cause he's mean. Sheldon then says he's going to start an apology tour Sheldon is then skyping Amy while she's still at away from a trip. He starts telling her how he's not invited cause supposedly he's mean and Amy starts teaching Sheldon to be more caring which is real funny cause he acts out how to be caring and in the end, he ends up to actually care which is real sweet Sheldon then comes to Leonard and apologizes to him Leonard accepts his apology Sheldon then goes to Howard's house and apologizes to Bernadette and Howard and gives them these blue t shirts that says Sheldon apologized and his face on it, it's real funny! And takes a picture of them and starts playing an instrument which howard says "stop" and Sheldon says "that's 8hrs of practice down the drain" Later Sheldon apologized to penny while she's in the shower and tells her to wear the t-shirt and penny screams for him to get out Then he goes to raj n apologizes to him and Emily in a insulting way. Raj accepts it but Emily doesn't. She gets mad and leaves Next raj comes into Sheldon and Leonard's saying Wats wrong with you Sheldon says he'll go apologize. Penny Howard raj Leonard all say noooo Next they're at the party bus and Sheldon pops out from the bathroom and scares everybody and they all say u couldn't let us have one week?! Stuart then pops out which was so hilarious. Emily is still mad at him. Sheldon then apologizes to her and he then leaves. Sheldon says come on Stuart. He says he wants to stay. Sheldon screams "now Stuart!" They get off the bus. Leonard had a change of heart n invites him back. Only Sheldon though haha The tag was raj dancing in a stripper pole while penny's digging money into his pants I apologize if I got the order wrong or have missed a few things
  11. 47 points
    7.13 The Occupation Reclibration Reported by dana1010 Tape Date: 17 December 2013; Air Date: January 09 2014 Story: Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari, Tara Hernandez Teleplay: Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds, Steve Holland Note, this was originally posted by bigbangsheldon in Post #13. It has been moved here to keep the reports separate and in order.
  12. 46 points
    DISCLAIMER: I did not take notes - just sat back and enjoyed the show with my daughter. I'm sure I have forgotten scenes, the order will be all wrong, and I will mess up the dialogue! Sorry, I have a terrible memory. But I will give you guys a summary as best as I can remember....... There seemed to be a LOT of scenes, so will be interesting to see what makes the cut. As we knew, there were a LOT of guest stars, including Stuart!!! THE CONJUGAL CONJECTURE I'll do the main story first: First scene: Penny and Leonard are sleeping in bed. Sheldon is in his bed and calls through the wall. "Leonard, you and I could be brothers." Leonard tells him that is ridiculous, and they are not brothers or step- brothers. Sheldon says "Good because a grown man living with his brother and his wife would be kind of weird." Penny said "And he thinks he's a grown man!" Then Sheldon asks,"Is your father doing despicable things to my mother right now?" Penny says something like "Everything old people do after 9:30 is despicable. Go to sleep." Then Leonard apologizes to her, and says that the parents may be ruining the ceremony tomorrow. The two have a sweet moment, and Sheldon tells them to stop talking so he can sleep. Next scene, Leonard, Penny and Sheldon are in boys' apartment. She is leaving to pick her family up at the airport. She stands at the door and says not to act weird when Beverly gets there, and don't say anything about Mary and Alfred hooking up. While she is talking, Beverly walks up behind her, hears everything and enters the apartment. In a shaky voice, Beverly says that she doesn't want to go to the ceremony because Al is humiliating her ( I actually got a little choked up!). They tell her that if she leaves, it plays into Alfred treating her so badly. She agrees to stay. Then Penny picks up her family at the airport and there is a funny scene in the car with all of them. Penny's mother is very worried about what Leonard's parents will think of them. Another scene, Mary and Alfred arrive at the boy's apartment. Sheldon and Leonard are both there. After greetings, there is uncomfortable silence. Then Sheldon says to Al "So, did you defile my mother?" Everyone is shocked, esp. Mary. She tells Sheldon he is very rude. Al says "I can assure you we only had drinks and pleasant conversation." So another pause and Sheldon asks "So did anyone say 'your genitals are a sight to behold?" Al is shocked and said,"That was absolutely not said, and NO ONE would ever say something like that!" And Leonard says, "You don't know his girlfriend very well, do you?" Sheldon said something like, "Well my genitals are a sight to behold!" Meanwhile, Penny's family has arrived at her apartment. Her father and brother are very funny with drug and drinking jokes. Her mother is very worried that Leonard's family will find out brother was in jail. Also, that his family will think they are trashy. Penny is very cute with her family! Now back at the boy's apartment, Beverly has joined the group. She and Al are rude to each other. Mary and Al say they are planning to continue their relationship. Cute bit where Leonard wants to go to Penny's apartment, Al wants to join him. So Sheldon goes to the white board to figure out who can be with whom at the same time without fighting. In the middle of this mess, Amy bursts through the door wearing her bridesmaids dress and says, "Who's ready for a wedding!" Leonard and his mom go next door to meet Penny's family. He has apparently met her mom and dad before, but not her brother. It's a cute, quick scene, and you can tell Beverly is dying around them (esp after the brother talks about his court appearances). Back to the boy's apt: It's Sheldon and Amy, Mary and Al. Sheldon lets his mother know he is not happy about her actions. She says that she is upset that Sheldon would think that she would sleep with a man she just met. Sheldon says you take a relationship slowly, like he and Amy. (He is standing, and Amy is sitting at her usual spot on the sofa). He looks at her and says it was 2 years before they ever held hands. Al has moved to sit next to Amy, and he reaches for her hand. He says, "You are a very patient young woman." Sheldon growls and says, Take a cold shower Grampa. She's Mine!!!" (I loved that !) There is a pretaped scene of the actual ceremony. They are outside at a park. It is lovely. Amy is playing the harp. Bernie is up front to officiate. Everyone is seated. Stuart walks in and sits in the empty seat between Leonards parents. Penny has on a gorgeous wedding dress that comes to her knees, simple but really beautiful. You guys will love it! Yes, they actually say some beautiful words to each other. Bernie fusses at everyone to be quiet. So lovely. Then after their vows, Al says to everyone and Beverly that the best thing they did as a couple was to have Leonard. And Beverly agrees!!!!! So sweet. Again I got teary! In the back row, Mary is sitting between Sheldon and Amy. Sheldon stands up and says something like it is time for him to say something to a person who is really special to him. Amy starts to stand up and says "OMG it's really happening!" Mary grabs her arm and tries to hold her back. And of course, Sheldon was talking about Leonard He walks to the front and tells Leonard how much he loves him, and then Penny. Then the three of them embrace as Bernie says "I now pronounce you husband and wife, and other husband?" She may have said Weird husband. ( Yuk, sorry) Car scene where Penny is driving her family to the airport. Cute and sweet. Then Amy is driving Mary to airport with Sheldon in the back seat. He says something to his mother about senior citizen STDs on the rise. She yells "Stop being disrespectful to me!" And he apologizes. Then Amy says something about Mary being attractive and Sheldon needs to get used to her dating men. Sheldon says something rude to Amy. Amy says "Stop being disrespectful to me" in a nice voice. Sheldon says "You're not my mother." Mary yells "Don't be disrespectful to her." He says he's sorry. Mary turns to Amy and says "Don't worry dear, you'll get it eventually (implying that Amy will eventually learn how to get Sheldon to respond like that). Other story was all at Howard's house. The military guy shows up at their front door, and Raj answers the door. The guy is looking for Howard, and Raj pretends he is not there. Very cute. Later Howard calls and agrees to meet the guy. Very small bit of the entire episode, but I guess this is leading into the next two weeks. No baby bump on Bernie, as this is the day of the wedding redo. OK that's about it. Feel free to ask questions. I'm going to bed soon. Couple of things - Penny and Leonard were very sweet together. Showed so much love towards each other in all their scenes. They are in a great place. Little bit of Shamy, but loved jealous Sheldon. They are in a great place also. Amy looked so pretty in her purple dress. I will tell you about that in another post. Mary and Amy seemed to really love each other.
  13. 46 points
    Morning peeps! Let me clear up and give a more in depth shamy reportings! There were 2 takes of the second kiss... As they finish kissing the first time round. They break apart. Sheldon apologises for interrupting her date and turns to leave. Amy grabs Sheldons arm and say "Come here you" (Or something along those lines). As she says this she is smiling and all giddy. She pulls him back into the apartment. Take 1: As she pulls him back in, they stair at each other and embrace into a kiss again. Take 2: As she pulls him back, There is no stopping. She pulls him straight into an embrace and they kiss immediately. It was very VERY passionate. --- When Sheldon realised the song was about Amy. He looks up the lyrics.. He excitedly read the lyrics to Penny. He then goes on to list the things that Amy has done. How she has made his life better and how she had softened his life. It was a moment of pure realisation. Like the penny had dropped. But Sheldon was excited about this. Penny looked at Sheldon and said "Yes, Amy Did soften your life didn't she?" While smiling at him. With that He stood up and ran out of the apartment to go get his Amy back. -- The kissing was so so hot. It was passionate and nothing we have really seen before. the Shenny kiss? HA..!. Amy was wearing the same sort of dress in the last promo pics, with a small purple cardigan. The dress stopped at her knees and she was showing a lot of chest. (No cleve for my fellow boob lovers). Be she really wasn't covered up and practically no layers. Sheldon was in a Green T-shirt. -- The Kissing itself. Sheldon had his back to Amy's door. He was slightly kneeled down to fit into Amy's body. Amy had heels on so the compensate for this was perfect. His head was tilted to his right to get his mouth on hers. This was DEFIANTLY open mouthed or at least implied. His arms were wrapped around Amy. His right arm was around her waist to pull her body into his and his left arm was wrapped around Amy, His left hand was slowly rubbing up and down her back. just up and down slowly. There was a lot of movement with their heads. Amy was in very my the same position. Arms wrapped around Sheldon, Head tilted, Head moving with the kiss to imply the open mouth. Her hand was also slowly running up and down Sheldon's back. They just fit perfectly together. -- Steven Merchant is a tall bloke.. And to give you an idea of how embraces Sheldon and Amy were. Sheldon looked short during this.. Like amy's hight. THATS how close and intimate they were. When the kissing started. The more they kissed, The more they pulled one another closer until it was full body contact. And they held on tight. The entire tag this didn't change. This kissing went on. Amy didn't leave Sheldon's grip when she closed the door. She lifted her left leg to kick it closed. not leaving Sheldon's lips once. -- I will keep posting as much as I can on this. I'm off out now to meet another Shamy fan for coffee so we can scream. A little personal note. I didn't tell y'all I was going because of a few reasons.. What went down recently and I wasn't sure I would make it here due to health. Long story short I slipped a disk in my lower back 3 years ago which has done some damage after not getting the proper treatment. (Thanks NHS for ignoring it). Recently I have been under going treatment with no luck. I had a fall about a month ago which has resulted in a movement in my disk causing me to have bad pain, Acute muscular spasms, Sciatica and difficulty walking. Ive had to reduce my working duties to being office bound. I need to take it easy, Take a stupid amount of pain control drugs and also using a cane to help me walk. Its embarrassing for someone of 27. Im getting Surgery shortly which is stressful. I will get mended but it will take some time. Its just not so easy right now and super stressful. Last nights taping proved painful! but I will sit on a plane for 11.5 hours and wait in standby all day to support this show. Pain or no pain. I'm in this for the long run!
  14. 46 points
    We're out. Very funny and light hearted episode. -Episode is called the Bachelor Party Corrosion. -Separate girls and guys plots. -Girls at Penny's doing a mini bachelorette party. Amy makes penis shaped cookies (anatomically correct. She uses gummy worms as veins lol). They pierce Amy's ears, Penny tells her Dad she married Leonard, Amy tells her Mom she broke up with Sheldon. -Guys kidnap Leonard and take him to Mexico for bachelor weekend. In some physicists van so that gets Sheldon somewhat on board. They get a flat and try to replace the tire. A hilarious lee-ver vs leh-var discussion ensues. They can't get one lug nut off. They try various scientific principles to get the one nut off and end up burning up the van. They showed us the premiere episode so I didn't see episode 2. There was no added scene with Sheldon's Mom in there, so still not sure where they'll add that one. I'll be in chat in awhile to answer questions and I'll write up a summary. :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 45 points
    Ok fellow Shamies, I typed up this report on the plane home just now. I've just landed and have another hour or so until I'll be home, but I thought I'd post this at least for you all real quick. Sorry in advance that this is so long; it's pretty detailed so if you like more surprises and don't want that then don't read, but there was so much Shamy/Meemaw detail I wanted to write down that I couldn't resist. I'll comment later with my feelings on the episode, but suffice to say it kinda hurt to watch after all the dreamy Meemaw meetings we've had in fanfics. Anyway, here you go. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to post it on the main thread or not, so please don't do so right now. The Meemaw Materialization There were two main storylines this week: Sheldon’s Meemaw visiting and Raj meeting a new woman. Howardette was really only in the episode as support for the Raj story and Lenny was really only shown as a support to the Meemaw story. The episode started with Sheldon, Leonard and Penny arriving in the lobby. Sheldon gets the mail and finds a letter from Meemaw saying she is coming for a visit. Leonard and Sheldon pick Meemaw up at the airport. She immediately calls him Moonpie. :-) Sheldon says something insensitive to or about Leonard and Meemaw makes him apologize. Leonard asks is she can stay with them forever. Back at 4A Sheldon and Meemaw are alone, waiting for Amy to arrive. When she knocks Sheldon jumps up excitedly and goes to answer the door, telling Meemaw he is sure they will get along great and that they have the same fashion sense. Amy greets Meemaw and notices right away that Meemaw is sitting in his spot, saying “Even I don't get to sit there” to which Sheldon responds “And you never will.” Sheldon goes to put Meemaw’s suitcase away, Meemaw telling him not look in the suitcase for presents because he might not only find that, but might also find her “brassieres and bloomers.” Sheldon says that is a risk he is willing to take and runs down the hall. As soon as he is gone, while Amy is attempting to make small talk , Meemaw says they should cut to the chase. Sheldon doesn't know it but the real purpose of her visit is to size up Amy. She says Mary may be fine with her but she's not so sure. Amy is shocked and says she's sure Meemaw will like her once she gets to know her. Sheldon runs back in with the train set Meemaw got him, oblivious to the conversation that just occurred and asks why Amy doesn't look happy when she'll get to watch him play with his trains. Later Leonard and Penny have joined Sheldon, Amy and Meemaw in 4A. Meemaw calls Sheldon Moonpie again and Amy asks why she uses that nickname. Meemaw says it is “because he is yummy yummy” before Sheldon, Leonard and Penny all join her to say “and she could just eat him up.” Meemaw then pointed,y says it is strange how Leonard and Penny know that but Amy doesn't. Then Meemaw says she heard Penny has a new job and Penny confirms that she is now a pharmaceutical sales rep. Meemaw says she thinks it's wonderful that women today can have it all: love and a fulfilling career. Amy pipes up to say she has a great career as well, but Meemaw says that that doesn't bode well. Amy is confused and asks why it is good for Penny but not her. Meemaw says that Sheldon needs a lot more care than Leonard, and also Sheldon has told her that Leonard's job is really more of a hobby anyway. The conversation deteriorates and it is clear that Meemaw has a problem with Amy. She basically comes right out and says that she doesn't like her, to which Amy replies that maybe she doesn't like Meemaw either. Sheldon is literally caught on the middle of the two women, as Meemaw is in his spot and Amy is on the other end of the couch. Sheldon says they have to like each other, they have a 4:30 reservation at Applebee’s. Amy says maybe she should go and gets up to leave. Sheldon tries to stop her, but she tells him that as soon as he left the room earlier Meemaw started being mean to her. Meemaw says he should let her go and “don't you dare give her that engagement ring you have.” Right in front of Amy. Totally intentional, no slip up. Amy immediately asks Sheldon what she means and how long he's had a ring. At this point Leonard says he and Penny should leave and give them some privacy. Penny tells him to go ahead, she'll come later. Sheldon tells Amy that he got the ring from his mother and was thinking about giving it to her before the breakup. Amy then asks Penny if she knew about this, at which point Penny jumps up with Leonard and leaves “to give them some privacy.” Mermaw interrupts the conversation and Amy tells him to tell her to keep out of it but Sheldon, obviously uncomfortable with standing up to his Meemaw, says he can't do that. Then Meemaw says to tell Amy “that that ring will never be on her finger,” but he says he doesn’t want to do that, either. Amy also says that if Sheldon wants to propose to her she “doesn’t need her hand-me-down ring.” (Personal note: Ugh, this scene was really hard for me to watch.). Then I think it is Meemaw who says Sheldon should leave her and Amy alone to talk. Leonard and Penny are in 4B, talking about the situation. Penny tells a story about how things with her grandma were less exciting than that last time she saw her. Sheldon knocks and comes in, telling them the two women made him leave them to talk. Then he asks which of them is going to go get his train for him from the apartment. Amy and Meemaw are alone. Amy says she knows Meemaw doesn't think she is right for Sheldon, bit that she is “his best shot” and that Meemaw doesn't have any idea how much she puts up with. Meemaw counters that she knows what it is like putting up with a frustrating, egotistical, hard-headed man because that's what Pop-pop was like. Amy says “Really?” Meemaw confirms that there were days when she “wanted to fill his pockets with corn and toss him into the hog pen.” Amy asks, if that is the case, why she is being so hard on her. Meemaw says it is because “When you broke up with Sheldon you really hurt him, and I don't want to see that happen again.” Leonard and Penny come back into 4A, apologizing for the interruption but saying that Sheldon has something he wants to say, to which he replies from the hallway “No I don't.” However he immediately comes in and sits back down on the couch between Meemaw and Amy once again. He tells Meemaw that he is sorry, but he has to defend his girlfriend. Amy is obviously pleased and thanks him. Sheldon says that he knows Pop-pop was a difficult man, but that he watched them and he knows that Meemaw made him a better man with her patience and love and caring. He says that these past 5 years that's what he's “been doing with this little work in progress here,” putting his arm around Amy's shoulders as he says so. Leonard and Penny are still by the door and Leonard comments that he never fails to disappoint. Amy tells Meemaw “I think what he means is that we've both grown together, right?” looking to Sheldon to confirm. When he hesitates Penny says “Oh just say yes!” so he does. Meemaw says that if that is how he really feels, then she won't stand in their way. Amy asks if that means that if Sheldon wants to give her that ring then they have her blessing to which she replies something unenthusiastic like “I guess so.” Amy then smiles in her cute excited-but-trying-to-be-coy way, and rubs Sheldon's shoulder, trying to catch his eye. He looks at her and realizes what she's doing, then exclaims “I just gave you my virginity, cool your jets!” Before smiling at Meemaw and back at Amy. Raj and Howard are in the comic book store discussing Frozen. A young woman at the table behind them overhears and joins in the conversation. Later she is sitting in the chair when they come to sit on the couch and Raj strikes up a conversation, introducing himself and Howard. Her name is Claire. It is her first time at the comic book store; she is trying to do some research for a movie she is writing. Howard says “You’re a screenwriter?” To which she replies she's actually a (pronounce the slashes here, like in “girl / friend / boy / friend”) “screenwriter/bartender/person who is a month from living in her car.” Raj says he understands because he is a “scientist/party planner/small dog enthusiast/man who probably should have stopped at scientist.” Claire is excited to hear he is a scientist and asks if she can pick his brain. What she is writing is an animated sci-if movie for kids. He agrees, so she gives him her number and leaves. Howard asks Raj what he is doing since he has a girlfriend. Raj says it is fine and he'd have no problem telling Emily, though he wouldn't tell her that Claire is attractive. Later Raj is in Howardette’s kitchen while they make dinner. Howard tells Bernie Raj was really flirting with this woman and she says that's ok, people flirt. Howard asks if that means it's ok if he flirts but she interrupts to tell him “Not you, your ass is mine!” Howard asks Raj how things are with Emily, to which he replies he thinks they're in a good place, but every time something like this happens he wonders if she's the right one for him. He asks if Howard and Bernadette even had doubts about each other when they were dating. At the same time she says yes, he says no. Oops. Later the 3 are eating dinner and Raj says he has finally made up his mind: he is going to “do the right thing” and call Claire and tell her that he is in a relationship. Apparently, though, this isn't the first time “he has made up his mind” as they remind him he also told them that he had made up his mind: to break up with Emily, to marry Emily (“and fill her with babies…”LOL), to sleep with Claire as soon as she'll let him, to date both women pretending to be twins, and to ask them for a threesome and pass it off as a joke if they say no. (Some of these lines were in different takes so not sure what will make the cut, but I thought they were all pretty funny so wanted to mention them.) He calls Claire and tells her he has a girlfriend, to which she replies “Ok, good for you.” He then asks her if they didn't have a connection. She ask why he wants to know if he has a girlfriend, but he convinces her to at least reply and she agrees that they did. He puts her on hold to tell Howardette excitedly what she said and asks them what his next move should be. Bernie reminds him that he still has a girlfriend to which he replies “Oh yeah, good catch!” He tries to hang up then, saying good luck with the movie, but she still wants to meet to get his help on science and tells him they're adults and they can meet without it meaning anything. Raj, however, says that's not him, as ever since she said they had a connection he's been planning their wedding in his head. She promises that if he proposes she'll say no. After the call he tells Howardette that they'll meet just to talk science and Howard asks him when he'll tell Emily, leading Raj to turn on Howard and rat him out to Bernie for something silly he did earlier. The tag is Raj and Claire on the couches at the comic book store where he is giving her science suggestions for her screenplay. Then he imagines them in a living room with a little boy on his lap and Claire with a baby in her arms, and she asks him if he ever told Emily about them.
  16. 44 points
    OK so just a small recap tonight. We didn't take notes tonight as we just wanted to enjoy it.. Honestly I had a really crap day in line thanks to the twitter stuff. So we just wanted to enjoy the taping stress free away form getting every scene exec with notes... This may even not be in order.. Sorry! But you will get the just So here you go... Season 9! Cold open: We start with Lenny in a wedding chapel. They are picking which wedding package to go for and debating if they are doing the right thing. Leonard's phone starts ringing. Its Sheldon. Sheldon is kind of hysterical, Asking to know if they got married yet. When leonard reply's no, Sheldon starts warning Leonard off of marrying Penny saying that Women hurt you. And the hurt is like a paper cut.. But the pain is deeper. Sheldon then breaks the news that Amy had ended their relationship. Leonard is quite taken back and passed the news onto Penny. Penny takes out her phone immediately to call Amy. Amy picks up the phone. She is sitting in her apartment. Penny asks if she is ok and Amy is quite upset.. Like a sort of depressed down. She says she's not ok and if penny could come over. Penny declines explaining what was going. This upsets Amy more feeling left out of the wedding. Penny says "Aw Amy don't be upset". Sheldon hears this on his phone and becomes kinda hysterical asking if they are speaking t Amy and asking if she is asking about him then climbing he doesn't care. they then goes and tells Leonard to go get married and YAY for love sarcastically. Scene A. Amy is leaving her apartment, She locks her door and turns around to see Sheldon there. This startles her and she takes a step back while asking what he was doing there. Sheldon says "you need time, I gave you time". Its only been 11 hours... replies Amy. "I'm not ready to talk yet". Sheldon accepts this then asks where Amy is going. He later starts accusing her of seeing another man and becomes a little insulting about it. Amy dismisses his accusations. He accepts this and offers to walk Amy to wherever she is going, She hesitates but accepts his offer and tells him she is going to Howard and Bernadettes apartment to watch Lenny's on a webcam feed. Sheldon is offended that he didn't receive and invitation and further claims they are his friends. Amy explains they probably didn't want it to be awkward so only invited Amy. As they start to walk together, Sheldon see's this as them being back together. "So now we are together again". Which didn't go down well. Scene B. Leonard and Penny are getting briefed by minister about the ceremony. They confirm with each other they defiantly want to do this. There was a few jokes thrown around here about rose petals on the floor... Scene C. Howard and Bernadettes living room. Everyone is sitting around waiting for the wedding to start on TV. Amy mood is low while everyone is being apologetic to her. Howard makes his normal jokes. Amy is explaining that Sheldon wasn't getting the break thing. Then They all spot Sheldon standing outside at the window. He is offended he wasn't invaded and also stated he needed the bathroom. Bernadette told Howard to sort this out. He did so by closing the drapes. Scene D. Leonard and Penny are walking down the aisle. The minister asks if they had prepared vowels. At the same time. Leonard answers Yes and Penny Answers No. Penny is a little surprised that Leonard had some prepared. They were really geeky and science related. Like an equation. It was super sweet. Penny's vowels came off the top of her head. She quoted the "You've got a friend in me" Lyric from Toy Story. It was incredibly clever and sweet. Scene E Back in the wolowitz lounge. Everyone (now including Sheldon) are sat around the TV watching the wedding. Sheldon directs a conversation at Raj explain gin if he had noticed the lack of affection between him and Amy it was because she broke up with him. Raj replies that it wasn't in his top 10 of things he was thinking about. Sheldon then throws another comment at Amy about taking her time. on figuring stuff out. Sheldon then accuses people of taking sides when Bernadette asks Sheldon to drop it. Sheldon then keeps the tension going by saying while he can produce eggs, her ability to do anything with them (I can't remember the line exactly here) Will expire soon. She she had better make up her mind quickly. Amy is completely offended by this. She stands up and says in an angry voice "Sheldon, You are immature, Selfish and you are insuring me to my face, I don't need anymore time. Ive made up my mind. We are broken up" and then storms out the room. Bernadette goes after Amy. Sheldon just stands there. He asks someone to take him home to which Raj stands up and offers. They leave the room leaving Stuart and Howard on the couch. The next thing we hear the minister on the TV saying "You are now Husband and wife" Everyone had missed the ceremony because of Sheldon and Amy's fight. Scene F Penny and Leonard arrive back at their hotel room. Leonard carry's (struggling) Penny over the threshold and over to the bed. They start to kiss passionately. Penny seems off though. Leonard senses something is wrong and asks whats wrong. Penny admits that the kiss on the boat was still bugging her a little. but says she can move past it and starts kissing Leonard again. Leonard breaks off the kiss trying to make Penny feel better by explaining the kiss was terrible and he even chipped her tooth. Penny asked if he felt guilty. Leonard replied that not so much as she had dental insurance. not quite getting the question. Penny clears it up for him. He does feel guilty. When it happens and every time he sees her. This came as a huge shock to Penny. We learn that Leonard kissed a girl he works with and see's regularly at work. Penny is not impressed. Scene G. Penny and Leonard arrived back home. Arguing as they walk up the stairs. Leonard at his door shouts "I may have been unfaithful, but but.. but.. At least Im not hard to lift. Penny has a shocked look on her face ad Leonard walking into 4a slamming the door behind him. Sheldon is standing there and makes a sarcastic comment about marriage. Scene H Amy is sitting with Howard, Bernadette at the Wolowitz kitchen table. They are consoling Amy who is evidently still upset. Stuart makes a move on her by sayifn about other man and putting his hand on her shoulder. Amy is like "Really?" Scene I Sheldon goes over the Penny's apartment with a tray of Tea. He has problems knocking on the door. (Funny stuff). Sheldon and Penny start taking about how rough their relationships are. He also mentioned that the girl Leonard made out with was brilliant and attractive. He says he should start dating her to get back at Amy. But then decided its to farfetched because she went for a guy like Leonard and has low standards. Penny replied that she is with Leonard. Penny gets on to the subject of him and Amy. Sheldon is obviously being very angry and not understanding the situation. Penny says to him "Well sorry, Its not my fault Amy thinks you're a bad boyfriend" Sheldon is quite taken back by this. He seems unable to let this sink in. You can tell he is upset and angry. He collects all the mugs and tea. then leaves swiftly. Tag Sheldon and Leonard sitting in 4A on Leonard's wedding night. They are both bummed and complaining about women. Sheldon is listing why Men are better. He mentioned madam Curie is the exception because she had a Penis for Science. Leonard mentioned he can't believe this is how he is spending his wedding this way. Sheldon wasn't surprised. That's all from memory. If I remember anything else I'm happy to add. IM also happy to answer questions.. Sorry its not that in depth.
  17. 44 points
    Okay, so I'm not sure if anyone has reported this yet, but there's dialogue from the prom episode that I'm not sure was in the taping report. In the scene where Amy tells Sheldon she is going up to the roof without him, he opens to door to come stop her by telling her, "I really did think you looked pretty." She stops in her tracks. "You did?" He explains that that's why he got overwhelmed. There's a lot of pressure on him about the after-prom traditions. Amy says, "just because it's prom, doesn't mean we have to spend the night together." Sheldon asks, "but were you hoping that we would?" Amy says, "I'm always hoping." That's when she reassures him that there's no pressure on him about the night and that all she wanted was to go to prom with him and dance with him. Which leads into her starting to say, "there's something else I want to tell you, and you don't have to say it back just because I said or just because it's the social convention…" That's when he says, "I love you, too." And the others who were at the taping last night and saw the episode might be able to help me confirm this, but I believe Amy asked him if he's sure. That's when he explains the feeling that he has and he's been trying to figure out what it is, and the only other explanation seemed less likely. Which means that it must be love.
  18. 44 points
    I want you guys to know how hard these ladies are working on this report! "All right, who's got scene 13?" "Oh, that's me!"
  19. 43 points
    Cold Open: stairs, all 4 guys carrying take-out, Leonard asks Raj how things are going with the girl he is dating and Raj says he ended it with her, when asked why he says because she didn't want to see him anymore. Sheldon says some people are not destined for a mate like Newton who was a virgin till death, Raj says he is not a virgin. The guys express sorrow to Raj who says "I'm fine" to which Sheldon continues on. Howard says what Raj means is he is clearlt not fine. And Sheldon says if people mean the opposite of what they say, then Howard could be wrong. The guys walk in and the girls are there (yea all 7 scene) and they ask what the guys are talking about. Sheldon goes into it and Raj says again "I'm fine which means I don't want to talk about it". Sheldon is frustrated because he wishes it was easier to know what people are really feeling without words. Howard tells him there is a trial experiment going on for a human emotions detector. At first Sheldon is leary but everyone thinks it would be great. Meanwhile Raj says maybe he should ask his ex-girlfriends what went wrong, get them all together. Everyone agrees thats a bad idea. Next scene: comic book store, Raj asks Leonard what he plans to do with Sheldon's old room...he says game room. Sheldon tells Leonard he wanted a game room but Amy said no. Howard comes over and excitingly tells Sheldon he got a hold of the machine for him. Next scene: 4A (pink coffee maker now there and liquor bottles on top of fridge) penny is on her tablet and Leonard comes out from the bedroom says he measured his new game room and his dream tv will fit (if he removes boards OR that is so big he can see it from work). Penny asks him to hold off aa Randall might come stay with them. Leonard asks why and Penny says her Dad wants her to help get him an interview at her company. Leonard asks won't they mind an ex-convict drug dealer and Penny says Pharmaceuticals is just a fancy word for drugs anyway. Leonard is clearly miffed so Penny asks him how long would he be staying, Penny says few days, more, who knows. She asks Leonard if he has a problem, he lies and says no, they hug and peck and Leonard says Randall will enjoy carrying his drugs in a brief case better than a balloon in his rectum (this was re-written a few of Leonards like and 2nd-3rd takes had the sitting hug as 1st didn't..to me they softened it up) Next scene (playback) Howard/Bernadette kitchen with Raj. Bernadette asks Raj if he really thinks its a good idea to contact all the ex's together, it will crush him, (meanwhile Raj has already begun plan the event). It was a quick scene. Next scene: Sheldon's office (Sheldon, Amy, Howard). They are beginning to try the emotion detector machine that monitors the persons lines and expressions and such and an app on Sheldons phone determines the basic emotions by a smiley face system. Howard jokes it can determine if Amy wants to think about her choices (impling dating Sheldon---eyes roll). Amy has a laptop and begins looking a pics and the machine will pick up her emotion and Sheldon will go by that. First he says "happy" and Amy excitingly says yes cause its a pic of puppys, Sheldon sorta agrees but not with their tiny pointy teeth. Next pic he says sad and Amy says softly yes its a picture of her Grandma to which Sheldon says makes sense you probably miss her and you worry about getting her turkey neck. Amy's emotion change and Sheldon says "oh wait now you are angry". Back to 4A, Leonard at kitchen island, Penny walks out and asks Leonard to help look at her brother's resume. Leonard makes a crack about Randall's prison career. In walks Shamy and Sheldon is holding the detector saying "If you're happy and you know it no need to clap your hands, I'll know it". Shamy walks to the Island and Leonard says he is happy for Sheldon and Sheldon says he knows its true because his phone shows a happy smiley. Amy sees the resume and asks Penny whats she is doing, Penny tells her and Sheldon says Leonard is angry about it. Leonard denies but sheldon's machine keeps picking up angry faces. Penny asks Leonard and he finally says "fine, I am angry, how could you not ask me if its ok to have your drug dealer ex-con brother stay with us". penny now gets defensive saying she didn't think she would have to check with him since its her brother. Sheldon's machine shows them both as angry. Lenny make a few jabs like Penny defends that Randall wouldn't live with them forever, he would eventually get his own place. Leonard says when has he ever lived alone, Penny says he has, Leonard says where aside from a place with a nearby metal toliet (implying prison), Penny says that still countd. Amy tells Sheldon to stop and he points the machine at her and he says "then stop enjoying this too" (implying they are both enjoying this). Then Penny says to Leonard consider this payback for making her live with Sheldon (2 versions, one Sheldon says she was lucky to live with him, 2nd is he let her share his honeynut cheerios to which Penny snaps back that she was invoiced for those). Sheldon is offended and Amy pats Sheldons back and says they should go, Shamy proceeds to leave and Sheldon says can he storm off and Amy says it looses its impact if they discuss it, so he says instead he'll give them the finger (which is an angry thumbs down), Amy gives a half one and stop. They exit. Next: Raj's apartment (Lucy, Claire, Emily and deaf Emily, Howard & Raj). Ladies are seated around the coffee table. Raj explains he gathered them all together to find out what went wrong in there relationships. He explains that Howard is there to translate for Emily and take notes. Deaf Emily signs and Howard says I agree this is crazy. Raj then says its confusing there are two Emilys so he said emily Sweeny is red-head emily (but deaf Emily is also a red head), 2nd take called deaf Emily "Emily Jr". She signs angrily and Howard says "hey you dates him". Raj suggests they go around the room introducing themselves and why they broke up. First up is Lucy. She admits she has severe social anxiety and Raj kept pushing her into uncomfortable situations to which Howard says "like this one" and she shakes her head yes and sinks into her seat. Raj tells him to right he has personal boundary issues and Howard says/writes Shmuck. Deaf Emily says he was too dictated by what his parents said and Emily Sweeny agreed saying he was a mamas boy. Raj tells Howard to write good son. Then its Claire who said he was too needy, and then said he was too into his look with shaping eyebrows and Raj's cuts her off. Then its Emily Sweeny. She says she is uncomfortable saying it in front of Howard. Raj says he doesn't mind so she begins to say "well when we were in bed" and Raj says "leave". (Done a few different ways). Clearly Raj is getting upset so Lucy says "there is something good about dating Raj". Raj jumps in and says "thank you and yes I'll go out with you again". Lucy says "no, I mean I learned what not to do in a relationship for my next one". All the women agree and Emily Sweeny starts talking about her new man Gary and Howard asks for his spelling. Raj cuts him off and asks them all if they moved on to better relationships and they all agree (and Claire says a little before actually). Howard steps in to defend the deflated Raj. He says he is proud that he is putting himself out there and trying to fix it, both sorta one arm hug and Emily Sweeny says "I'm actually surprised you two (howard/raj) never got together. Howard says "like you ladies I had to ho through this to find Bernadette" and Raj weirdly agrees. Next scene (playback) 4B. We see Amy at the island mixing a salad calling Sheldon out for dinner saying she made beefloaf not meatloaf as she knows how much he hates non-describe meals. He doesn't come out so she walks into the bedroom and we see Sheldon cuddled sorta diagonal with a pillow. Amy asks whats wrong and he is disappointed because he really thought he was getting better at reading peoples emotions and she says he has, look at all the times he knows when she is upset to which he says she's sorta a downer and he quickly apologized for that. Amy climbs over behind him and says they all have challenges like you and says "although probably cause of my dad" to which she takes off her glasses and says without these all I see is a blurry blob. She rubs his arm and tells him to stop using the machine, then lingerly kisses his cheek and says she loves him to which he turns and say "I Agree with that, I love you too. Can you put your glasses back on you look like a weirdo". Next scene (4B door). Lenny knocks, Sheldon answers and Lenny says they owe him an apology and Sheldon says I forgive you for taking my suitcase when I wasn't home. Leonard says not that, but for yelling at him because he was in the middle of their fight. And Leonard says also the suitcase to which Sheldon said he had to throw it out as a sock was in there. Sheldon asks are they ok now and Lenny says yes, Penny said she will tell her Dad its just not a good time to which Leonard rubs her back and says "he won't get mad at his little girl" to which immediately Penny says he won't because it was Leonard's idea, Leonard says "you're going throw me under the bus?" And Penny says "I'm gonna throw you so fast I'll break windows". Sheldon says "wait are you getting angry again" and they look snarky back and he shouts "yes I can read emotions I don't need the machine, and slams the door". Tag: whole gang at 4A eating and Sheldon is still a little bummed about reading emotions, so Amy (or Raj) says pregnant women have a great insight into that. Leonard says "but they can't get Sheldon pregnant" so Sheldon asks Bernadette what he is thinking and she says "you think you are better than us, we are all be beneath you". He is shocked and tells Howard to keep having babies. Ok I am exhausted so probably typos and errors. Will try to review later. BTS: everyone very chatty. Jim was Jim with pacing so no toe hangup. Kaley said at railing "not sure what you've all heard but I for one want this to keep going. Never heard her word it that way. Mayim kept making like clawing motions toward Jim and others. All messed up except Melissa and Mayim. While filled studio, there were still some seats so my guess everyone got in of standbys. The playback we all know, but I am trying to keep this post non-bias so I may handle those in the ship threads. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 43 points
    First, good news. Tonight's episode was drama free yay! Lenny, Howard, Amy, Raj and Claire went to a wine tasting party. They met Zack there. Sheldon and Bernie stayed at 4A for a fun evening (Bernie can't drink wine because of her pregnancy and Sheldon didn't want to go). So cold open was the seven of them having dinner at 4A. Penny talked about this wine tasting party and asked if anyone wanted to go. Leonard asked how come being a scientist can't get these external benefits. Sheldon said he doesn't care because he went into science for internal peace/pleasure (or something like that). Amy pointed out that's not true because Sheldon still wants to get a Nobel. Sheldon said I also told you to not speak against me in front of our friends. (Amy and Sheldon had some more lines here. Sorry I can't remember. But basically it was just the usual Shamy being funny) At the wine tasting party, Zack asked about the guys' work. They told him about their navigation system (They've done building the prototype). Zack then asked if their system would be used by the military, which got Leonard to worry. Later in the bathroom he raised his concerns with Howard and Howard said well if their invention was to be used for something bad, someone should've already come back from the future to kill them by now. Zack then met Claire and was about to hit on her until Raj said Claire's with him. Raj told Zack about him and Claire's "casual" relationship. Later Raj accidently blurted out about the fact that he was seeing someone else at the same time in front of Claire. Claire was not satisfied with their situation. Sheldon and Bernie's storyline was basically Sheldon being sweet. They played with model trains, studied different kinds of toasts and played D&D for the evening. Sheldon prepared a D&D game specificly for Bernie. The night turned out to be a lot of fun. Bernie thanked Sheldon because ever since she got pregnant, she became this "pregnant Bernadette" and she was able to be old herself this evening. Tag scene was the next morning, Leonard asked Sheldon about the military thing. (First take) Sheldon gave the same answer as Howard's. (Second take I forgot sorry) So no drama. Jokes were fine but not very funny. We didn't get to watch 9x21. They showed us 9x20 before the taping.
  21. 43 points
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  23. 43 points
    I'm still reeling, I cannot think straight today. Man, I can't believe how perfect this whole milestone was, and I can't believe how consistently good the writers are at knocking *every single milestone* for this couple straight out of the park. I cannot wait to see Mayim and Jim act this out. I think the thing that makes me happiest about the episode is the lack of ambiguity. Every milestone we had in the past was walking the line, without committing 100% one way or another: in the D&D episode, Sheldon was still very guarded and cautious and not quite saying things clearly, in 7x05 there was some of his good ol' ass-ery for good measure an humor, in the SIK episode, the kiss came out of anger and then was followed up by an episode where he nearly breaks up with her over a table. Here, there's none of that. It's clear as day, it's black, not white or any other shade of gray, it's confident and matter-of-fact and canon: he loves her, he knows he loves her, he has known for a while and he's confirmed it three times in the span of one scene. Nobody can come back after this and argue that Sheldon doesn't love Amy as much as she loves him. And the way he said it is totally the way I thought would make more sense for him: that he would figure it out, logically, through time and when he figured it out he'd just *know* what he's feeling, no backsies, rather than blurting it out or needing to be coached by others to figure it out. And the same goes for Amy. Nobody can say anymore that she is into this just for sex or just to have a boyfriend. She's said it clear up (well, she couldn't quite bring herself to say it, but we know she meant to), that even though she'd like for them to be more intimate, it doesn't really matter to her, she's with him because she loves him. Again, to me it's like the balance has finally FINALLY been restored, and it couldn't be restored in any clearer way that this. I also love what mena said to me earlier about the symmetry in the scenes, and how this shows how similar Shamy are, again. How both of them are having panic attacks, for different reasons, and can tell that the other is anxious and panicky and needs reassurance. How both are totally clueless at Penny's door about the "body part" jokes Leonard is making. 8x03 was already fantastic in restoring that complicity that I missed for so long, but this is even better because it clears the air in a way that was overdue. I am so happy for Amy, because she finally got everything she deserves to have. But I'm also so happy for Sheldon because I really felt for him through the episode. He wasn't fussing or whining about going to the prom, he was trying to embrace all the "social conventions", and all around him people were reminding him of the one thing he feels so anxious about and I am starting to believe, now more than ever, that he really doesn't want to let her down OR let himself down when it comes to this relationship. It's not about not wanting to be intimate, it's literally about his huge issues with physical contact, like he said in 6x14. That's why he said he wouldn't mind mating with Amy at the end of the prom if he were an alien and could just catch her eggs (LOL!). It's not the sex that's the issue, it's not Amy that's the issue, it's his own hung ups. So I felt for him, for how nobody seemed to understand where he was coming from (hence all his quiet and confused reactions to the various "you have no homones" comments) and how much turmoil he must have had inside him and building up for years. Amy just finally putting his fears to rest, taking the pressure off of him, must have been like such a relief for him. I always thought that Sheldon really needed that reassurance in order to be more comfortable moving forward, and we saw it here in action almost immediately: she takes the pressure off, he finally feels comfortable enough to declare his FEELINGS, of all things, to her. And that final photo to me is just the icing on the cake. It shows these two people, with their respective burdens finally lifted from their shoulders, just being happy and in love together. For so long these two have been walking on eggshells around each other, because of what they assumed about the other ("He doesn't feel the same"/"She wants sex"), and that was never why I fell for this pairing. I wanted them to be on the same page, I wanted to see why they were together. The relief must be immense on being on the same page once again, with no ambiguities and no pressures. I don't know if this makes any sense or it's just a bunch of jumbled messy thoughts, but my brain has literally been turned to mush today and I can't quite function yet. I haven't been this happy about an episode in a long long time. The writers pulled out all the stops here to bring me totally back on board the Shamy ship.
  24. 42 points
    9.08 'The Mystery Date Observation' Basically centered around Sheldon and Amy dating other people. This episode had two guest stars - Analeigh Tipton and Stephen Merchant. Well Penny and Bernadette ask Amy for some more details about this new man and Amy reveals he is British and that she is going on a date with him that night to a restaurant. Whilst Amy is trying on outfits for the date, Penny and Bernadette decide to follow Amy (dragging Leonard along with them) to the restaurant to spy on the date and see Dave. When we see Amy at the restaurant, we see that 'Dave' is played by Stephen Merchant. Amy and Dave start talking about their previous relationships and it clicks with Dave that Amy's ex is Dr. Sheldon Cooper - it turns out that Dave is a big fan of Sheldon's! The date then starts going downhill as Dave spends the rest of the night asking questions about Sheldon. Throughout the date you see Bernadette, Penny and Leonard spying on the date in Bernadette's car and Bernadette walks past the restaurant window several times in disguise filming the date on her phone. Meanwhile, Sheldon tells Howard and Raj that as they were responsible for getting him and Amy together, he would like their help in finding a new girlfriend. Howard and Raj discuss putting Sheldon on dating websites again before deciding to set up a scavenger hunt type challenge where a woman has to sucessfully complete all the challenges and at the end would get Sheldon's contact information. The challenge would need to be completed by (I beleive, 10:00pm) that night. That night you see Sheldon, Howard and Raj in Sheldon and Leonards apartment and Raj counts down until 10:00pm - noone arrives at the apartment. A moment later you hear a knock at the door and it is Vanessa (Analeigh). She has a good conversation with Sheldon, saying how much she enjoyed the challenge and her and Sheldon seem to get on well. Before Sheldon says it's a shame she didn't complete the challenge on time and shuts the door in her face! In the final scene you see Amy in her car with Dave at the end of her date and she ends things with him. He makes some comment about at least someone who had kissed Dr. Sheldon Cooper had also kissed him! Before Amy kicks him out of her car. This is all I have. If its not in here, I have no answers for questions.
  25. 42 points
    Can we all also just appreciate that they not only watch French movies together (oh baby), but he spends that time watching her watch the movies? Noticing how her eyes sparkle? Jfc. Watching her hands move when she listens to harp music? Kill me.
  26. 41 points
    Just got back from taping. The episode was called The Dependence Transcendence. It was episode three. I found it very funny. I can't do a full taping report as others do... I just don't have the memory but there were three plots. The main one was Howard, Sheldon and Leonard. It involved Sheldon's promise to the military to get the guidance system working in a smaller version in two months. The boys realise they have to pull some very late nights over the next few mths if they have a chance of getting this done. Sheldon really struggles as he gets sleepy and doesn't want to pull any late nights. Howard tells him to drink coffee but he doesn't want to! He later falls asleep at a vending machine and the Flash comes to him in a dream and persuaded him to take an energy drink! Sheldon is reluctant but because 'all the super heroes drink it', he is persuaded and then is super hyped in the lab (which is a nice new one for this classified project). Basically Sheldon thinks he is addicted when the energy drink wears off and spends his time stressing over this instead of working. Howard and Leonard are frustrated because they need him to do the math before they can get on with their bits. Sheldon eventually breaks down and admits he can't do the maths - it's too complex and he thinks he isn't smart enough (they did two takes - Sheldon cries in one and doesn't in the other). Leonard comforts him (puts his arm around him) and tells him he can do it. Sheldon says something like 'but what if I can't' and leans his head on Leonard's chest. As Leonard says everything will be alright, we see that Sheldon has fallen asleep on Leonard's chest. The last scene is the boys in the military man's office saying they can't meet the deadline and need more time. He asks how much and they are scared to say but they admit it will take a good two years. The military man says this is fine (much to their relief as they were terrified of getting into trouble). As for the other plots... Amy and Penny go to a 'party'. Because the boys are busy Amy says she and Sheldon were meant to go to a 'party' where scientists meet up and discuss the latest news/theories! Penny offers to go instead as she thinks if there's wine and people talking about crap she doesn't understand, it'll be just like being at home! The gathering is at Bert's apartment (the geologist). But Amy and Penny are the only ones there! We find out from Bert that Amy is the 'coolest girl on campus'. Both Amy and Penny are shocked by this. Amy says it's just because she's dating Sheldon but Burt says that Sheldon is only cool because he's dating Amy. Finally Raj and Bernie spend the day together. Bernie is now showing a bump. Raj is trying to get her interested in decorating the nursery but she is quite short tempered with him about this. It turns out that she is concerned that she is not feeling excited about normal baby stuff and wonders what this means about her capability to be a mother. Raj is sweet and calls his dad on FaceTime to reassure her this is normal. There were some funny lines here about Raj's mum being excited about Raj and spooling him but the Raj breaking her heart by moving half way across the world and daring poor white girls! Bernie feels better by the end!
  27. 41 points
    Oh...I thought someone has already posted a TR? No? Ok. First of all, English is not my first language, so I may have misunderstood a lot of the lines. Please forgive me if the episode turns out differently than I describes. Tonight's episode is about Valentine's Day. In the beginning, the boys are having lunch at the university cafeteria where they talks about their Valentine's Day plans. Leonard and Penny have reservations in a restaurant. Sheldon and Amy are doing a live episode of FWF. Howard and Bernie are trying their new hot tub. Raj says in a disappointing tone that he's gonna spend the night with Emily. Howards points out that if he's not happy with Emily, he should just break up with her. Raj breaks up with Emily later and asks the girl from 914 for a date. The girl turns him down because she already has a boyfriend. Raj tries to take Emily back but obviously Emily says no. So Raj is very depressed of being single again. Anyway on Valentine's Day, before the live episode begins, Sheldon says he has a surprise (or something like that) for Amy, since Amy has become an important part of the show, he added Amys name to the show's title. Amy is very excited at first, only to find out the revised title is "Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler presents, Dr. Sheldon Cooper's Fun With Flags" lol. (Then Amy said something, they did this twice with two different versions), the first version I can't quite remember... Sorry. But it should be something like "I should've known better" or "You'd think I should've learned by now". The second version is "That's catchy". After they begin the live episode, Sheldon expresses his excitement for doing this. Amy says the episode is a Valentine's Day gift to the audience and Sheldon turns to Amy, saying something like it's also a gift for Amy because clearly he doesn't have anything else planned. Amy kind of rolls her eyes. Then a member from the audience calles and it turns out to be Raj. Raj says he's very upset and lonely because of his break up with Emily. Sheldon points out that Raj should talk about things about flags. Then Kripke calls in and says he's lonely too. He makes some dirty jokes like he always does. Amy begins to comfort Raj and Sheldon is very unhappy that they're off topic. He tries several times to bring the topic back to flags and fails. Amy says to Raj that she thinks it's good to have some time alone after a break up. Raj says that's strange because Amy dated a man very soon after she broke up with Sheldon. Sheldon adds that Amy dated not just one men, but three. Kripke breaks in and says something that I can't quite remember, but I believe it means "way to go girl" or something like that. Amy gets uncomfortable with where the conversation is going and tries to cut Kripke off line but fails. When she finally succeeds, she suggests that they should find Raj a new girlfriend from the audience. Just as she begins to introduce Raj to the audience, Kripke calls in again and asks how many men Amy slept with. So he got cut off again. In the tag scene, Amy is still comforting Raj and Sheldon is very angry because his show is ruined. Amy tells Sheldon that he should show some sympathy for Raj because Sheldon himself went through similar situation when they broke up. Sheldon says fine if you want to talk about it, I'll talk about it. He then says although he was heartbroken because of the break up, he did find their time apart necessary (or some other words), because he realized how imporatant Amy is to him. Now their relationship is stronger than ever. Then he got interupted by Lenny entering the apartment. There should be a lot of mistakes in my TR... So please just read it for fun, and wait for other people's more accurate versions. Also sorry for my poor language.
  28. 41 points
    Sheldon was not dreading having sex with Amy. He acknowledged to Proton that it was a special night for both him and Amy. Sheldon wanted to make the night perfect and it was implied he put a lot of thought and preparation into it. When Penny asked if he was ready, He wasn't nervous or objective. He explained his issues with intimacy in the past but went onto say how he cared about Amy and intimacy was something he was ready for. (Or something along these lines.. I can't remember wait he said exactly) The only thing concerning Sheldon was his fear of becoming overwhelmed and ruining everything. He admitted this to Arthur in one of his "dreams". Arthur asked him if he loves Amy to which Sheldon said yes. But he wasn't sure how to proceed. Arthur then starts to explain the "Birds and the Bee's" to Sheldon. But Sheldon stops him explaining he understand the mechanics. This is when he confesses his fear of becoming overwhelmed. Proton then pointed out to Sheldon that If she is the right girl for him, Then everything will be ok. This seemed to put Sheldon's mind at ease. He thanks Arthur. Arthur then points out to Sheldon that he is figuring this out in his sub-concious mind. We find out later in the episode that Sheldon also went to Penny again off screen to ask advise and for "pointers" on what to do. Penny said that Sheldon kept giggling when she was giving him these pointers. And I'm going to also point out the kissing again. Because if he was dreading it, He wouldn't of kissed her in the way he did. When Amy planted the second kiss on him, She was stopping him mid sentence while he was suggesting finding a contract on the internet while he was trying to take his phone out of his pocket. She completely stopped him in his tracks. What does he do? He completely takes the kiss. He doesn't object, He stops reaching for his phone and just kisses her back with passion, bringing his arms up and around her. It sure looked like he was enjoying it... Just Sayin'. And then there is the bed scene.. If Sheldon was dreading it. He would have been objective and would not have been so calm. His main focus here was on Amy. He was concerned when she was shaking and he consoled her and her nerves before the deed was done. "We will find out together". After sex.. I will say again. Sheldon clearly liked it. Not only did he SAY he "Enjoyed it more then he thought he would" He also said "I can't wait until we do that again on your next birthday" The main line there being "I Cant wait until we do that again" The birthday line was just a throw away for comedy. Because you know, it is a comedy.. He Sheldon didn't enjoy it, He would have jumped straight out of bed into the shower, In a rush to get his clothes back on and he would of made a sarcastic comment. But he didn't. He was smiling, He looked accomplished, He had a ruffed up look, He allowed Amy to snuggle up to him while they were both still naked and he smiled while he moved his arms around her to hold her. The scene finishes with him resting his head on hers, Still with that smile and closing his eyes. In a nut shell, He wanted it, He wasn't dreading it and he REALLY enjoyed it.
  29. 41 points
    OK ok ok... But NOT copy and pasting into personal blogs.. WITHOUT any kind of permission. So we know Sheldon has a dilemma. Star Wars opening night or Amy's Birthday. PP appears to him and he quickly makes up his mind that he is going to spend Amy's birthday with her. He asks Penny and Bernadette advise on gift idea's he has for her. 1, Arranging for her to play her Harp at a big deal concert thing. 2, An all expense paid trip to the Wisconsin Wool festival. (Which she would be going on alone as Sheldon is afraid of sheep). and 3, Coitus. The girls are excited, So much so that Penny breaks her wine glass. They as If Sheldon is ready. He says he is, He cares about Amy so much that being intimate with her is something he want's to do. Originally, The girls told Amy Sheldon’s plan to be intimate with her, Not to ruin things but to more prepare her for it. When they told Amy she screamed “SHUT YOU DAMN MOUTH” In excitement.. She was so gobsmacked she needed to take a step back and sit down on the staircase (This scene was shot in the hallway). We later find out that he later went to Penny for advise of what to do. Sheldon also had another dream with PP. He asks PP for further advise. Sheldon is scared he will become overwhelmed and ruin everything. PP asks him if he loves her, He says Yes he does, "Well, If you're with the right person, you have nothing to fear" When Sheldon appeared at Amy’s apartment for a date. He suggests taking her out for dinner. She turns him down saying she would rather have her present now. Amy did this in a very flirty way. It was very funny!. They sat on the couch and Shedon looked nervous “I wanted to ask you something”. Amy admits to him she knows what his present it. Sheldon asks seriously is she was ok with it. Amy just replied by kissing him. When they break apart. Sheldon says he needs verbal confirmation (this was some joke). When Amy says yes, Sheldon starts to mention pulling out a contract from the Interne-. Amy stops him in his words with a passionate kiss, Which he returns. This was a very passionate kiss. Open mouthed, pulling each other in. In the bedroom. Sheldon is sitting up and tucked up to his waist in Amy’s bed. He has a white T-shirt on. Amy walks in with a white night gown on. up to her knees, Looking so cute. They both exchange Hello’s. Amy is incredibly nervous. She ask’s Sheldon if she should get under the covers and he agrees. She slowly climbs into bed with him and she is noticeably struggling with this. Sheldon notices she is shaking. He ask’s her if she is cold. She just says “No, Im just really nervous. Iv’e been waiting for this for just a long time, I just don’t know what to expect or do” Sheldon looks at her with a somewhat serious face. “Well, We will just have to find out together”. No more words were exchanged. They both turn to face each other. Amy raises her hands slowly to reach for Sheldon, And Sheldon follows suit. Just before they start kissing in bed the scene cuts. The aftermath scene: The farm is focused on Sheldon. Lying there on his side of the bed. Hair ruffled, topless. The cover came up to his chest so we can’t see much. Sheldon has a look of accomplishment on his face. “I enjoyed that more then I thought I would”. The camera pans over over to Amy who is also topless. Her hair is all over the place, very fuzzy. Looks like she is trying for an afro. She is smiling an trying to catch her breath. The camera pans out to them both lying in the same position. The most notable thing is they are holding hands. Sheldon’s bare left arm above the covers holding the hand of Amy’s right hand, which is above the cover’s. “I can’t wait for you next birthday when we can do that again” Sheldon says. “Neither can I” Replies Amy still panting slightly. Amy then Starts moving over towards Sheldon, She places her head on his chest and snuggles up to him. He wraps his arm around her, rest’s his head on her’s and closes his eyes.
  30. 41 points
    Still NOT ok... Seeing it for real is something.. But seeing it again LIKE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. I was struggling to compose myself at work haha? I just want to point out.. They posed for these photos.. These photos were not taken during filming. During the filmed version. His hand is way higher. You're welcome.
  31. 41 points
    Ok, Im going to give as much in depth description of the Shamy... From my View point. I was seated the 3rd row back pretty much centre stage. So I had a very good view of the Boys apartment. In the January taping... We all freaked out as we saw Jim and Mayim chewing gum before a scene.. So this time a few of us joked.. OMG they are chewing gum, knowing what happened last time.. LITTLE DID WE KNOW. Cold open: (Face sucking) Sheldon was sitting in his spot but nearer to the middle of the couch facing Amy. He was wearing a date night shirt (I think it was open buttoned?) Amy was sitting facing him in normal amy date night attire.. It was a new dress.. Amy style of course. They were sitting facing each other pretty close waiting for action to be called.. We all had a feeling something was about to happen.. Action was called, And they went in for the kill. I had a very clear view without having to look at the monitors, Amy had her arms were up over Sheldon's neck and hands resting on his shoulders.. While Sheldon had 1 arm around Amy's back and 1 hand high on her thigh. Kissing wise, I didn't to others didn't catch if any tongues were involved. But what we could make it that it was PRETTY damn intense. This wasn't the SIK or SIK 2.0.. This was a complete make out session. There was certainly head movement. It looked VERY passionate. When they broke the kiss (mutual break off) They smiled.. Amy mentioned about their 5th anniversary. Sheldon smiled and looking like a complete man in Love.. Agreed with her. Sheldon then asked if he should watch the new Flash series. Understandably Amy got pissed here. She mentioned that while they are making out and on their 5th anniversary, Thats that all he can think about?. Sheldon says Thats not all he is thinking about.. And he says this in quite a turn on way.. I mean it came across as quite flirty they way he said it. Amy replied asking if he was thinking about her... Sheldon answered he was thinking about her, As in asking her about her opinion on Sheldon starting to watch the Flash animated series. When he finishes this line, Sheldon moves in to re-inniate the kiss. He has her arms on her and moves in while smiling still. I can't recall.. But one of the girls thinks Sheldon said "Come here" when he moved into to face suck again... Before Sheldon could get in there.. Amy stopped in by placing 2 fingers on his lips.. Stopping him in his track."Really? Thats what you're thinking about?".. But Amy is still very pissed about Sheldon's thought process. She deny's him a Kiss. He looks disappointed. while Amy explains why she is pissed. Sheldon tells Amy she had killed the mood now anyway and gets up off the couch to grab a drink from the fridge. Amy follows him over obviously still upset. She points out again they have been together 5 years and the most she can get out of him is a distracted make out session while talking about super hero's an how she's been extremely patient with him all this time. Sheldon doesn't quite understand. He asks if Amy was being sarcastic (I THINK.. There was something along these lines), Amy replies in a sarcastic tone but Sheldon just did not understand. That was the end of the cold open. Shamy moments during the episode (Without Amy) Sheldon is sitting on his laptop when Leonard and Penny arrive home. Sheldon seeks the advise from them both straight away. He wasn't understanding why Amy was so mad. He explained the situation to both Leonard and Penny.. He described it as "There we were making out like teenage hooligans under the high school bleachers.." He describes the situation more to Penny.. "We went from kissy face to grumpy face" The next day, Over dinner. Sheldon was concerned as he had not heard from Amy in 24 hours, He reached out to Leonard and Penny about this again. When Penny and Leonard pointed out his errors.. Sheldon was still not convinced he was in the wrong. Penny tried to explain that Sheldon was taking the relationship far to slow later pointing out that They had been together 5 years and haven't even slept together. Sheldon's reply: "It's called foreplay". This is where Sheldon started to address the slow pace that lenny are taking.. pointing out a date had not even been set yet. Tag Scene (Amy backs off, Sheldon has a mother fucking ring) The scene starts with Sheldon sitting alone in the apartment on his laptop It seems like he has been thinking about things. He Skype call's Amy. Amy picked up the call, While looking pretty straight and a little taken back. Amy started to explain how she had been thinking about relationships. Sheldon too said he had been thinking about relationships. Amy goes onto explain how she has been so patient and how there is now easy way for her to say this because she loves him, but she needs to take a step back. She looks very shocked during this. It was quite heartbreaking. Sheldon sits there and looks shocked. He just says "ok" and they end on a "bye". Sheldon closes his laptop and just sits there. He's looking very sad and very shocked. Just like he doesn't know what to do with himself. He then starts to fiddle with his Golem figurine that sits on his desk.. He twists its around to face him and says in a serious voice, "Well Golem... You are the master of rings. What should I do with this?" And with that he pulls out a small box and opens it to reveal a ring. Scene, and Season 8 ends. Fade out!. ----- Wow, I mean just WOW! That was my 10th taping and Im just honoured to have witnessed that! I can't even begin to speculate on Season 9.. All I can think about was WHEN he was planning to propose and when did he GET that ring? DUDE!? -- A few things I would like to share about tonight taping! I got lucky as I somehow do at these things. First off.. Myself, Maddie and Maria got a wave from Mayim which was very sweet of her to respond . I was pretty close to the barrier and centre tonight.. So when Kaley and Johnny came up to the barrier I was in quite close view. Kaley recognised me from past shenangans (Flash mobbing, Backstage last week, Spcial media) and started smiling at me. I lifted my arm to wave and she noticed my Tattoo.. She looked shocked and just said OMG! She got Johnny's attention as well and asked me to show it to her.. "OMG Is that a Bazinga Tattoo?!? She kept saying OMG, Johhny just laughed.. They gave me some awesome smiles and waves. That felt pretty special! the pain of this thing was WORTH IT. They are such sweethearts! My buddy Kevin Sussman spotted me during the curtain call and started waving at me and having a few winks and jokes as we do.. He met my by the exit while on my way out to get our second selfie together. Im awaiting the cast party to finish for him to upload it.. The Kazvie lives! He is honestly the sweetest peace of human ever Fantasic wrap up to Season 8! I seriously can't believe its done already.. That went by so fast! On a personal level.. I have been the luckiest ever fan this Season.. With tapings and Cast/Crew recognition.. I got to meet Kevin and Bill.. Both of which take time to interact with me on social media. Bill is actually on first name basis with me now which is unbelievable! We have spoken in person quite a few times now. My interaction and selfies with Kevin have been mind blowing.. I got to meet Kunal, Molaro, Jim Reynolds and actually have a beer with them and other crew members backstage. They love my BBT Tat! *phew*.. I also got to meet Melissa, Conversed with Simon on Twitter. There was also The Interaction with Kaley and Johnny this evening.. As well as past interaction with Kaley, Jim, Mayim and Melissa while me and some other fans flash mobbed with them!.. More awesome stuff has happened as well.. Its mind blowing! Its been an incredible ride and an incredible season. I am incredibly fortunate, and I am happy I am able to share my interactions and spoilers with you guys.. Many of my now close friends in real life have originated from this very forum. These people in my fandom friendship are family to me. To everyone on the forum here.. Thank you all for keeping track and your positive support! I never plan to hold back.. And will be continuing this crazy fandom journey until the End..
  32. 41 points
    This right here has hit me harder than anything ever related to Shamy, including Prom. When he said ILY2 during Prom, it was so fantastic to hear it, but I think we all pretty much knew already that he loved her. This here is something different. This is the ways and the whys to his love for her. He isn't talking about surface and superficial things. This statement contains such subtle things that no one would ever notice, except for someone who is so enthralled and in love with her that he can't take his eyes off her. He notices everything. Those things that only he sees. Those are the things that really make him love her. At least, that's how I see it. I am so in love with this scene.
  33. 41 points
    BRACE YOURSELVES. I STUMBLED ONTO GOLD BY ACCIDENT ON FB. I cannot contain myself right now.
  34. 41 points
    8.02 The Junior Professor Solution Reported by Jiab Pattira Tape Date: August 19, 2014; Air Date: September 22, 2014 Story: Steven Molaro, Eric Kaplan & Steve Holland Teleplay: Jim Reynolds, Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez [“The Junior Professor Solution” Scene 1 (cold open) Sheldon said he heard that during the world war II, they were developing super soldiers by impregnating women with another species. They would be half gorilla half human. Amy said were they considering any other animals?. Leonard suggested that hippo would be pretty badass, Howard said yeah but they would have to stop at Marble. Sheldon said it should be Koala, so they would be an Army so cute and couldn’t be attacked. Penny is gonna start her job next Monday, Bernie asked if she looked at the material Bernie gave her. Penny said not yet. Bernie was angry with that. Sheldon said to Amy “I’m sensing something awkward, am I right?” Amy said yes, and Sheldon said “switch” (I don’t understand what it means so I might get the word wrong) Penny said ‘Do you want me to be a teacher’s pet?’ Leonard asked if anyone ever got hurt being a teacher’s pet, and all of them raised their hands. (I don’t understand this as well, maybe you guys could explain this joke to me) Scene 2 Sheldon was at Janine Davis’ office. She said they will promote him to be a professor as a solution because his grant was for a specific research. Sheldon said but it requires teaching so I will pass the knowledge to the next generation. She said yes, Sheldon said you guys are sick. Scene 3 Amy’s lab Amy was stimulating pleasure self of a starfish. Penny came to her lab to invite her to lunch. Amy asked about Bernie. Penny said she didn’t invite Bernie because ever since Bernie got her that job she doesn’t stop bugging Penny. Amy said Bernie want her to do well and Penny was stunningly poor waitress, she’s still waiting for her corn dog 2 years ago. Amy said she was uncomfortable talking about someone behind their back because normally it was right at her face. Amy said okay she just had to turn off the switch, Penny asked why. Amy said the starfish will have a better day than her. Then Amy said there was a research that cheering a negative attitude toward third party will make the bonding between the two better, so what’s that skanks’ problem. Scene 4 The cafeteria Raj was thinking about his couple nickname with Emily. Howard asked why not your lastname. Raj said Emily’s lastname is Sweeny, Koothraweeny doesn’t sound good. Then Sheldon came to sit at the table complaining about the university promote him to be a junior professor. Raj asked why is it so bad to teach. Sheldon said it’s a stupid question, do I have to explain everything to you. I have to babysit a bunch of grad students, they may think dark matter is something in their diapers. Leonard said you like telling people they are wrong, Sheldon said ‘wrong’ then he said while I’m enjoying that doesn’t mean I always do. Raj said you like giving grades, Sheldon said B-. Then Sheldon said a lot of great people had students under their wings: Einstein, Professor X. and some of Prof. X’s students had wings, I will tell this story to students when the entire class fails the midterm. Scene 5 Amy’s lab Amy was stimulating the starfish, and she talked to it ‘you like it, don’t you’, ‘that’s right, say my name’. Bernie called Amy by skype. Bernie invited her to go out without Penny. Amy asked if it was about Penny didn’t work hard on the job and that would reflect you. Bernie said I don’t know if she doesn’t realize that or she doesn’t care. Scene 6 Classroom Sheldon was sitting at the teacher table alone. The guys came in to see him. They asked why there was no one here. Howard said did you send everyone to principal office. Sheldon said there was no class, no one signed up, he called the department secretary to ask and apparently he has a reputation for being obnoxious. Leonard said ‘What’ (not very sincere) Raj said I’m sorry, then Leonard said that’s not your fault. Sheldon said I will devote all my time to dark matter. Raj said ‘oh you prepared cookies for your students’, Sheldon said it’s Fig Newtons, I was gonna ask them who helped develop Calculus and have a cookie named after, and when someone answer Newton, I will say it was wrong, Fig Newtons was named after a town in Massachusetts and I will throw the cookies away. Howard said he will take Sheldon’s class. Leonard and Raj said ‘Why would you do that?’ ‘What’s wrong with you?’. Howard said he wants to get a doctorate. Sheldon said it’s a graduate level physics I don’t think you understand a single thing. Howard said “ I’m more than smart enough to take your class”. Then Sheldon asked Howard 3 physics questions and Howard answered all of them right. Sheldon looked pleased, then Howard asked “now am I smart enough?” Sheldon said no. Howard said engineers are as smart as physicists. Sheldon said you take that back. Howard said no. Scene 7 Sheldon and Amy were walking up the stairs together. Amy told Sheldon “After I had a drink with Bernie, Penny called to complain, when I talked to Penny, I got a text from Bernie”. Sheldon said ‘why did you tell me this, I’m preparing a lecture for Howard’. Amy said “because it takes 15 years for high school to finally awesome, I love them both and now I’m in the center and I love that even more”. Sheldon said “not now, I have to intellectually (I missed the verb here) my dear friend”. Amy said “you better watch that attitude because you are dating a popular girl now” Scene 8 Guy’s apartment Leonard opened the door and said you are up late, Sheldon said I’m working on a plan for Howard, he is going to be lost, then Sheldon pointed to the other board and said that one even I don’t really understand. Leonard said “why are you doing this, why do you get to so much trouble just to prove that you are smarter”, Sheldon said it’s no trouble, it’s a pleasure, I’m a teacher, it’s my job. Leonard said “the idea of someone is as smart as you or even smarter scares the pants off you” Sheldon said “Do you mean I have emotional issues below subconscious that I can’t deal with someone who threatens my intellectual superiority.” Leonard said you think about it. Sheldon said “Howard is allergic to peanuts, how could I use that against him?” Scene 9 Classroom Howard walked in, Sheldon said okay now that everyone’s here we can begin. Howard said “I talked to Leonard if you are going to belittle me and make this unnecessary hard then I’m out, but If you have a sincere effort to be a good teacher than I’m willing to give this a shot. Sheldon said it’s a fair request and I see no reason we can’t both benefit. Sheldon asked Howard “are you familiar with… (3 physics topics), and the third one Howard said he feels a little fuzzy about that. Sheldon said ‘Haa, I knew it’. Sheldon said there are a lot of materials before your first test which is in 8 minutes. Howard put on earphones and listened to music. Sheldon told him this is a classroom not American bandstand, and pulled them from his ears. Howard said you are a crabby teacher then I’m a crabby student. Then, Howard tear off his paper, Sheldon asked what he is doing. Howard said I’m making a straw to shoot with spit ball. Sheldon said you can’t do that, I’m your professor, you have to treat me with a proper…( Howard shot a spit to his mouth), Sheldon said “your spit in my mouth” and his face looked like he was gonna die (Jim acted so hilarious, the man is so talented). Sheldon ran off the door. Scene 10 Amy’s lab and Penny’s apartment Amy called Penny to invite her out, Penny said she will stay home looking at the material Bernie gave her, Amy said okay call me when you decide she is a bitch or something. Then Amy called Bernie to invite her for a drink, Bernie said “that sounds great but I promised Penny I will stop by and help her with the material, I’m probably too hard on her, we talked we are good” Amy said that’s good that situation with you guys put me in a weird position. Bernie said we are back to normal now. Amy said yeah, when she is nice to your face. Then Amy called Sheldon “Hi boyfriend” ( she began her conversations with Penny and Bernie with ‘Hi girlfriend’ too) and Sheldon said “can’t talk, spit in the mouth, probably gonna die” Scene 11 (Simon waved at the audience before this scene) Guy’s apartment Sheldon opened his mouth for Leonard to check. Leonard said “you are not having STD”. Sheldon said “are you sure?, it doesn’t feel innocent as it used to”. Howard came in and said “you reported me to human resource, I dropped your class, I hope you are happy”, then he said you think I’m not smart enough just because you asked a topic I’m not familiar with. Howard asked Sheldon 3 engineer questions and Sheldon answered the first 2 questions right. The third question he looked confused then Howard said you don’t know, do you. Sheldon coughed so hard and a spitball came out, he said “thank goodness, I got it, I don’t have to check for stool” (on first take Jim coughed too hard and that spitball came out of his mouth too early) Johnny and Kaley came up to thank the audience (I think they do this every episode) Scene 12 Penny’s apartment Bernie asked Penny a pharmaceutical question and Penny answered it so well. Bernie said “let’s stop here, you got this, let’s call Amy and go for a drink”. Penny said “she seems like really want to go out tonight”. Amy was eavesdropping at the door, she ran so fast down the stairs before picking up the phone and said “hi girls”. Scene 13 (tag scene) Guy’s apartment They asked each other questions (I think they are scientific questions but I can’t remember what they are about), and they shouted together happily. Leonard said “we are so smart”. Raj said “why didn’t girls like us in high school”. Howard said “we are awkward and weird and can’t play sports”, Leonard said “right again!” and they all shouted.
  35. 40 points
    I was at the taping tonight. The episode begins with Penny coming home from work and Leonard having prepared her a romantic dinner of flowers, wine, and pizza bagels. She says it reminds her of the 8th grade. Leonard intensifies that memory by expressing his feelings for her through NSYNC lyrics. She asks if he just quoted an NSYNC song to her to which he said, "I just quoted your favorite NSYNC song to you." It's a cute moment but swiftly cuts to Leonard sitting on the couch in his underwear playing video games while Penny looks on. I don't remember if Penny was dreaming or day dreaming, but the overall gist was comparing her fantasy to her reality. Amy, Bernie, and Penny have girls night in 4B. Amy makes a comment to Penny about how girls night has always taken place in 4B but now that it's no longer Penny's apartment, it's kind of like she's hosting it now. This was one of Amy's "I'm the popular girl" moments and Mayim's delivery was great. The conversation quickly switches to Penny confiding that she feels like ever since getting married, Leonard has stopped trying. There is funny banter in there about how Leonard and Howard never wear pants, to which Amy said that Sheldon always wears pants and she probably couldn't even identify his knees in a line-up. Leonard and Sheldon are playing chess in 4A. There is a funny bit where every time Leonard makes his move, Sheldon says if he does that, he'll beat him in 8 moves, 5, moves, 1 move, etc. Penny returns from girls night and Sheldon proclaims that he's trying to take a greater interest in other people, so asks Penny what she ate (chips) and what she drank (wine). She's obviously irritated and I don't remember what Leonard says in response, but Penny replies to him with, "At least he cares enough to ask." Leonard asks where this is coming from but Penny doesn't want to talk about it. When Leonard pushes, she says that he hasn't been putting effort into their relationship to which Leonard says, "Oh really? That's funny because it seems to me like I'm the only one who has ever put any effort into this relationship." It gets pretty heated and Penny says that maybe she'll just take Amy with her to a spa trip she had planned for them. He says that she should and storms out of the room. Jumping forward to Amy and Penny all packed up and ready to go, Lenny are obviously ignoring each other. Amy leans in to kiss Sheldon goodbye but he stops her to say that he doesn't feel comfortable with displays of affection in front of an unhappy couple. Leonard (or Penny?) tells him to go for it, so they do. It's a small kiss at first and quickly turns passionate -- think Leonard's nightmare about Penny and Sheldon kissing in 9.2. It keeps going until Penny tells them that's enough. Penny is already out the door and Amy in lingering in the hallway telling Sheldon that she's going to miss him. He says that he's going to miss her too. She says she's going to miss him to infinity. He tops her with some scientific speak that I can't recall. Amy is about to top him again when Penny grabs her arm and pulls her out of the apartment. There is a car scene with Sheldon and Leonard that I can't remember the details of for the life of me. I think Leonard was just explaining why he needed to find Penny and set things straight. We see Penny and Amy at the resort. Penny asks when the last time Amy got a massage was. She said Sheldon walked on her back a few weeks ago but that's just because he thought he saw a spider. Amy asks if Penny is going to be naked during the massage and when Penny says she is, Amy pulls open her robe and she has all of her clothes on underneath. The scene was filmed 3 times and the line changed slightly, but she basically says she might be wearing too many clothes. There is a knock at the door and Penny answers to find Leonard and Sheldon. Once again, the details are blurry, but Penny yells at Leonard and says it's sweet that he came but she needs space. Sheldon walks up to Amy and just says "Hello, Amy." This gets her acting flirty and playing with her hair as she says hi back. Sheldon says, "See Leonard? That's how you do it without being overbearing/obvious." We then see Shamy leave the hotel room to let Lenny talk it out and there is some running joke about Amy bringing back mini bottles of alcohol so Sheldon knows what it's like to drink like Godzilla. Sheldon suggests the hit up the mini bar to do that now that he's there. In the next scene, we see all 4 of them sitting at a table. I think Sheldon says something about them getting a divorce (maybe?) Penny says that getting married just brought up some issues that they need to figure out but they both seem in good spirits after their talk. They are both very, very reluctant to say so, but suggest that it might be for the best if Sheldon writes them a Relationship Agreement. Of course, Sheldon couldn't be more honored and delighted. The tag scene was all 4 of them back home in 4A going over the contract Sheldon has written up. There is a joke about Leonard's tiny white thighs. Penny asked if that was necessary and Sheldon says that he wrote this up for free, he was allowed to have his fun. Lenny agree that the contract sounds great and Amy says it reminds her of her first relationship agreement. Sheldon says, "And you're obviously forgetting the no sentimentality clause." And that was it. The Raj, Bernie, and Howard storyline was pretty simple. Howard was having trouble putting Halley (correct spelling as its written on the wall in her nursery) to sleep in her crib because the floor in the nursery is so squeaky. Raj and Howard turn the floor into a grid and map out where the squeaking happens and develop a Mission Impossible style pathway to the baby's crib that is super ridiculous. And that's basically it. Oh! The episode is called The Romance Recalibration. If anybody has any questions, I'll do my best to answer them.
  36. 40 points
    Okay, I'm going to start out by letting you all know that I have read NO comments here from last night's taping, and I probably won't, because I need to not dwell on negative thoughts at the moment. I probably will also not be reading the comments to this post I'm making for the same reason. But after hearing that there's a lot of upset, I wanted to give you a perspective from someone who was at the taping. I do hope it will help a bit, and maybe start some more positive conversation (because all of us could use a bit of that right now). Also, I apologize in advance for the novel. This was the most intense and depressing episode of BBT I have ever seen (for obvious reasons) and it went beyond what I was imagining, particularly with Lenny (who I really felt was left in a worse place than Shamy last night, to be honest). As for Shamy, it was both better and worse than I was imagining at the same time. What I loved was that Sheldon went after her right away. It was clear that this meant something to him. He wanted her back immediately. Heck, he even chased her down to the Wolowitz's house. Those moments were sweet and funny, and they showed that she matters so much to him. That gave me hope. Then, yes, after she broke it off completely, he was angry and upset. This to me, is totally Sheldon. He's confused and hurting and he's lashing out and trying to figure out how to deal with this. He's never been in this situation before, remember. I believe he's going through the stages of grief, the first and foremost being denial. Then he moved on to anger once he understood that she was calling things off with him. I'm hoping for some real bargaining and depression next--not because I want to see him hurting, but because it will show that he is NOT giving up on her. I've heard that there are people who think that way--that Sheldon will just give up on Amy now and will just never go after her. I don't think that could be further from the truth. It hurts right now as fans, and it's easy to get caught up in that hurt and our own emotions and reactions to it immediately and feel that things are hopeless. But it was clear to me how much this is affecting him. Amy finally standing up for herself when he puts her down/insults her was something that NEEDED to happen. That was why she told him she's breaking up with him, and I'm glad she took a stand. I'm not happy they're broken up; it hurts my heart. But just think about the reunion they will have later! Also, right after that when they were consoling her in the kitchen, she said that she hopes she did the right thing. She's doubting her choice. She clearly still loves him. And when Stuart tried to put the moves on her, she looked at him like "WTF!?!?" and made a comment about it being inappropriate. She's not over Sheldon, and I truly believe he's not over her. Let's look at this logically too. Season 8 was all about Sheldon growing more and them hitting so many milestones. Why would they do all of that and set it all up that way (even establishing that he loves her and has a RING) just to destroy the ship? I really think this season's beginning is about him learning some hard lessons that still need to be learned, and this was the way they thought it would be believable for someone like Sheldon. All that drama could have been a way for them to get us to go through this with him as well and to feel the hurt he's feeling. He loves her, he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, and then he's hit with this, and it's going to make him have to evaluate some things about himself and his relationship. He doesn't know how to cope right now (he was never expecting this, and that fact is also a part of him taking her for granted that he needs to wake up to) and will be going through some hard emotions until he comes to the realization that he screwed up. This is another step in his growth toward being a man, and being the right man to marry her. I know some people think that it's Amy who is being unfair/unreasonable after all the growth Sheldon has made, and people will argue that she knew what she was getting herself into, etc. But Amy has also grown as a person since they first got together, and she has needs of her own. She needs to be with someone who respects her and puts her first, and I don't think that's unreasonable at all. I want to remind you too to look back at previous seasons. Most of us hated when Sheldon would make snide comments to Amy and she would just let them roll off her back. We wanted her to grow a backbone and for Sheldon to be nicer. Would any of us put up with some of the things Sheldon does in real life? Or would we put up with feeling like we're not an equal or not held in as high regard as we should be, or if we were insulted frequently? He's gotten better about those things, but they still happen. And combined with her need for intimacy that from her perspective is still not returned, I can't blame her for needing to evaluate things. His insult was just the last straw. But even still, she's doubting that decision because she loves him. I think with her spelling it out for him that he's selfish and rude, it will get him thinking. And I think with Penny basically telling him he was a bad boyfriend to Amy, that will get him thinking too. But he needed a wake up call. It's a painful one--for all of us--but it did need to happen. Sheldon has such tunnel vision much of the time, and this will broaden his field of vision so he can be aware of how he's treating her/affecting her in the future. Hopefully they won't drag all of this out overly long, and I can totally see that when they do get back together (and they will!) it's going to be so explosive. As for the intimacy issue--yes, she knew what she was getting into back then, but that doesn't mean that her need/desire for that should be discarded. "Oh well, she's with Sheldon, so she'll just have to deal with being celibate her whole life". I don't agree with that sentiment. They've grown together so much and they've both evolved, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with her wanting that with him. If she was trying to force him into it, that would be another story, but she has never done that. I think after five years with someone where that seemed to be going nowhere, any of us would be evaluating our options. The intimacy and the taking her for granted at times are really their final hurdles, and because of that, I believe that Sheldon will be missing her and he will start realizing how much he really does desire her--in EVERY way. They had to do this in a way that would truly wake him up to all of this, and while it's harsh, it will be exactly what he needs in the end. As for the ring information we didn't get, I'm sure this has already been said, but I'll say it myself as well: I have a feeling we might find out about that next episode since they often do a two-part premiere. I also think the boys will be talking and the girls will be talking, and maybe the guys can help Sheldon start to see where he went wrong. I really believe he's soon going to hit those next steps in the grieving process and try to bargain to get her back and also get depressed without her. This isn't over. The writers know what gold they have with Shamy. CBS promotes them like nothing else. Things seem dire now, but they'll get better. Even after all the drama from last night, we need to remember that this is a comedy show. I seriously doubt the writers will leave it this dramatic/depressing for long, and with their two main couples in such peril. I guess that would be my main worry at this point--that they'll keep things too dramatic for a sitcom for too long and the show will lose some of its magic. For now though, I'm going to have faith in the writers because they have a plan, and I really can't see things staying in this dramatic state for long. Things have to get better from here. This show has been so much about Sheldon's journey and growth. If it would have been HIM breaking up with HER, I think the situation would be more dire, because then he would have just decided he was done and that would be that. With it being Amy doing the breaking up (and that decision clearly affecting them both) it will give him the opportunity to grow from the experience and make things right. He wouldn't be upset and angry if it meant nothing to him. If he was going to give up, he'd be shrugging like "Well, I guess that's over then." The writers even said in that TV Guide article that Amy will make her way back to him and that Sheldon will learn how to make this work. I know it's hard right now, and you're all perfectly capable of making your own decisions about how to feel and whether to continue to watch the show, but I would suggest that you at least wait to see what will play out in the next few episodes. They'll have filmed the first few before the premiere even airs. Hopefully we'll know more by then and can go into the season a bit calmer, because we'll know that things are moving in the right direction.
  37. 40 points
    Here we go y'all. I'm very tired and about to conk out, so I'm happy to answer questions tomorrow or I'm sure many of the other attendees can help out. Keep in mind that this is my take, I didn't report everything, and episodes always play out differently on the screen than what you read. If you're happy, that's great. I'm pretty happy with the episode. But if you're upset, I just ask that you please wait until you watch the episode before you make a shitstorm because honestly, it's not worth it. If you're upset, you are entitled to it and you are not wrong, but you also may change your mind when you watch the episode. I am not the writers, nor am I the actors. I am but a mere fan with imperfect eyes, imperfect ears, and an imperfect memory. I cannot convey their emotion, or the subtleties in the text, or anything else. Bill Prady said it best. The show is what exists in the episodes you watch, not what you read on a message board. So here's just something to think about and talk about while you wait to see the show, but it shouldn't be something to blow a gasket over. Let's all remember Status Quo. Let's all remember that we love this show and these characters and all things considered, the episode was very well done. All right, my feet have left the soap box. Let's do the thing. The episode is "The Commitment Determination." It applies to four couples and across all storylines. Directed by Mark Cendrowski. Story by Chuck Lorre, Jim Reynolds, and Maria Ferrari. Teleplay by Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Eric Kaplan. COLD OPEN. Two takes. (Only first take has kissing.) Apartment 4A, Sheldon and Amy. Amy and Sheldon sit on the couch, she in a pink floral dress and he in his dress pants and dress shirt (no jacket/blazer). The scene begins with them in mid-make out, his left hand on her thigh and right hand around her shoulder, her hands on his shoulders. The camera slowly pushes in as they continue to make out. When they break apart, Amy is breathless. She can't believe that it's been five years since their first date (the day they met). Sheldon is all smiles as he agrees. And then he wonders: should he watch the new series, The Flash? Amy is taken aback. "Is that seriously what you're thinking about right now?" Sheldon's smile remains as he says, "Among many things." Amy wonders if any of those things is her. He says yes, and then explains: "I was wondering, should I watch the Flash? Oh I know, I'll ask Amy!" He grins and leans in to continue kissing, but she stops him with fingers to his lips and pushes him back, asking him what he thinks he's doing. "You're right," he says, "you kind of killed the mood." They stand up and walk into the kitchen and she asks him if he can see the irony in how he admires a superhero known for his speed when they've been together for five years and all she can get from him is a distracted makeout session on the couch. Sheldon admits he's not very good with irony, but he's been getting better with sarcasm, so would she like to give that a go? She sarcastically responds, "Sure, I'd love to!" He tells her she can do so any time. SCENE A. Two takes, three pick ups. Comic book store. Raj, Emily, Stuart. Emily and Raj are flipping through comic books, and she expresses that it has been a while since she's been in a comic book store. Raj encourages her to point him out and exclaim that he's her boyfriend if anyone wants to know. (This part may be cut based on following pickups.) Stuart comes out from the back and informs them that he's closing early to go eat some meatloaf that Bernie is making for Howie. Not that they invited him, but that's not going to stop him. Emily finds a creepy looking skull with screws and things coming out of it and asks Raj how cool it would be in her bedroom as a lamp. Being the Pottery Barn kinda guy that he is, he's not really into it. Deflated by his lack of enthusiasm, Emily reluctantly puts it back. Raj feels so badly that he offers to buy it for her. Stuart is already counting his money. SCENE B. Two takes. Apartment 4A. Sheldon, Leonard, Penny. When Leonard and Penny arrive home, Sheldon is desperate for answers to his relationship crisis. He explains that Amy is upset with him and he can't figure out why. Penny shrewdly identifies the problem: Sheldon was talking right before she got upset. When Sheldon explains what happened ("we were necking like a couple of teenagers" and "we were necking like a couple of hooligans under the school bleachers" and then "goodbye kissy face, hello yelly face"), Penny quickly understands the situation and ends up having to explain it to both of the boys, who are busy weighing the pros and cons of starting and getting invested in a new TV show. She explains that when you're kissing a girl, you should be focused on her. Sheldon still doesn't get it. He thought to ask her about Flash, doesn't that count? SCENE C. Two takes, one pickup. Wolowitz kitchen. Howard, Bernadette, Raj. As the trio prepare dinner, Raj wonders if his friends have ever noticed Emily's twisted side. He mentions that she wants to have sex in a graveyard, and Bernie doesn't see a problem as long as they both consent. Raj admits that he might not be consenting consensually. He contemplates breaking up with her, but Howard doesn't think he's got the guts to do it. Raj says the same thing about the two of them breaking up with Stuart by throwing him out the house – they never have, and they never will. SCENE D. Two takes, one pickup. Apartment 4A. Sheldon, Leonard, Penny. Penny asks if Sheldon has heard from Amy. It's been twenty-four hours, he says. That should be enough time for her to realize she's wrong. Penny agrees with Amy that he's been taking the relationship slowly. Sheldon defends that it's "called foreplay," and then points out that she and Leonard have done the same with their relationship. Penny waves her engagement ring in his face to prove him wrong. In typical Sheldon fashion, the information goes over his head and he, confusedly, waves his ringless hand backwards at her in return. Leonard and Penny explain, in perfect adorable synchronicity (each saying a few words at a time as one) that they are focused on work and they'll pick a date when they're ready. Sheldon is completely fine with this information, but I guess his judgment (or their guilt) is pretty loud so they tell him to shut up. SCENE E. Two takes. Wolowitz living room. Howard, Bernadette. Bernie asks if Howard ate her yogurt. Turns out, Stuart must like yogurt that helps ladies do what they say they don't do but they actually do. Bernie thinks it's high time they kick that boy out of their house, and Howard thinks it should have been months ago. Bernie points out that they didn't want to do it while he was getting the comic book store back up and running or during the holidays, or when his aunt died. Howard thinks it's suspect that aunts always seem to die when they bring up the living situation. (Second take was that Stuart was sick, and Howard thinks he made that up; he doesn't have jaundice, his face just looks like that!) They agree to talk to him tonight. Howard's dropping the hammer. (Don't confuse that for him taking charge. Nah, Bernie is the hammer.) SCENE H. Three takes. Apartment 4A. Sheldon, Leonard, Penny. While they clean up dinner, Leonard asks Penny why they haven't set a date. She says that they've been busy and things are good and they're not in a rush. If he wants to pick a date, he can. Leonard says it isn't just about that; they haven't planned anything. Cue the rapid fire decision making; they want a small, indoor wedding, black tie, and although Penny wants butterflies released, it's probably not in the budget for CBS. Expect the occasional Sheldon Cooper peanut gallery commentary from across the room. He's not in the conversation, he just has a lot of opinions. SCENE J. Playback. Graveyard. Raj, Emily. Raj and Emily are having their horror film picnic in the graveyard. Just the two of them. And all the dead people. Emily wonders if he's scared of ghosts, but he's more scared of her, if we're all going to be honest here. SCENE K. Two takes, one pick up. Apartment 4A. Sheldon, Leonard, Penny. Sheldon apologizes for making everybody upset, and they wave it off saying it's probably best that they talked about it anyway. He wonders if that means they're picking a date, and Penny has finally had it. Why is it so important to everyone that they pick a date? Leonard explains that they love each other and that it doesn't matter if they get married tomorrow, a year from now, or in fifty years. Penny's not too keen on the idea of waiting until they're old and gross. Sheldon remembers his old and gross aunt and uncle who were married for 63 years and began to take on the properties of melting cheese by the end. He exits the living room since, you know, he probably shouldn't be in this conversation in the first place. Penny sidles over to Leonard on the couch and mentions that she's free tonight. The audience is losing our shit. Is she for real? Leonard asks, for what? Penny's ready to start melting with him. We're losing the rest of our shit. Vegas isn't that far a drive, and Leonard is so game for this idea that it's not even funny. It's really not funny because we're actually screaming and clapping and crying messes on the floor. Sheldon is positively beaming from his perch. He's so happy that after all these years, they're finally doing it. But seriously, Penny, have you learned nothing? Get out of Sheldon's spot. SCENE L. Playback. Wolowitz living room. Howard, Bernadette, Stuart. / Graveyard. Raj, Emily. Stuart comes home and Mr. and Mrs. Astronaut are ready to lay down the law. Too bad it seems like Stuart's kind of a standup guy who's replacing the yogurt he ate and also bought Howard some cereal. While he puts the groceries away, Bernie and Howie give each other the courage not to let that deter them. When Stuart comes back out to talk, they found out that it's his birthday. Probably better to just give the guy some cake than an eviction notice, eh? Intercut with this breakup scene is Raj and Emily's. With much the same outcome. They're making out, but Raj puts a stop to it. He needs to talk to her about how they're very different people. Emily's pretty sure he's about to break up with her and asks him as much. But he quickly backtracks. She tells him to just do it if he's going to do it, because she's not going to do it for him. But it turns out what he really wanted to say is that he loves her, and he plants a big one on her. I guess no one is breaking up tonight. Oh wait, let's hold onto that thought for a second. Everyone got a drink handy? Okay, sweet. Let's do this. Deep breaths. Get your therapist on speed dial. SCENE M. Re-enactment. Leonard's car. Leonard, Penny. Leonard wonders if people will be mad that they're eloping, but Penny doesn't care. This is about them, not anyone else. She's so happy they're going to do this, no regrets. Leonard's not so sure. Penny wonders what's wrong. Leonard admits that he has something he wants to get out before they do this so they can start their marriage with no secrets. He reminds her of his North Sea trip, and the audience is already in a state, as is Penny. He mentions that there was a lot of drinking, and yes, Penny remembers that bit quite vividly. Leonard explains that there was this girl... Penny demands to know what happened. Leonard continues that it was just kissing and nothing else. Penny's wondering why he's bringing this up now. It seems like they're getting married, and he wants to sabotage it. He's just trying to be honest. But while Penny is not the happiest we've ever seen her, she can live with it. It was just kissing, it was before they were engaged, and he's being honest about it now. He asks if they're still getting married, and she says yes. He tries to make it better by telling her the kissing wasn't that good, but that's probably not the words he needs to be saying right now. TAG SCENE. One take. Apartment 4A, Sheldon. Amy's apartment, Amy. Sheldon makes a Skype call to Amy, who picks up quite melancholy. Sheldon begins to tell her that he's been thinking about relationships a lot lately, but Amy interrupts. She has too, and this is not going to be easy for her to say because she loves him so much. But she's been very patient with him. (To which, Sheldon evidently does not agree.) She's been put through the ringer, emotionally and physically, and she just needs some time and space to sort herself out. She hopes he can understand. He is quite shocked and doesn't quite know what to say except that he understands and agrees. She says goodbye, and they hang up. Sheldon closes the lid to his laptop quite sadly. He consults the Gollum on his desk, who knows a thing or two about rings. (Cue shrieking from the audience. Was I a part of that? I can neither confirm nor deny.) He reaches into the desk and pulls out a ring box with an engagement ring. "What do I do with this?"
  38. 40 points
    She was making a joke! Guys! Come on. She wasn't being serious about the hair. And I don't get why it's a big deal that she wasn't ready for this, when we all were shocked how early in the season this came and were just saying the same things not long ago... I bet she's also wondering what the heck they have in store for the rest of the season. It's clear as day that she left the important stuff last in that post, and IMO, she did a fantastic job conveying on screen what she wanted to convey as described in her post, because it's definitely how I read Amy's behavior in that scene. She KNEW Sheldon loved her, that's why she didn't say "I know you don't feel the same" or anything like that, but rather "You aren't ready to say it back". She knows Sheldon has huge problems expressing his emotions, but that that doesn't mean he doesn't have any. And that's why, like Mayim says, Amy is perfect for Sheldon, because other women would just stomp their feet and demand to hear the words even if it's at gunpoint and their partner isn't honest. Not to sound cheesy and quote a song that has stuck with me all weekend, but, Amy would never say ILY just to hear it being said back. Mayim also makes it clear that the feelings have been there a long time even though they hadn't been expressed verbally, which is something we all suspected. I really enjoyed reading her post, the only thing I always have a bit of a disagreement with is with her views on clothes... but that's another story! I found it very interesting that TPTB were adamant that wardrobe does justice to Amy's looks in this episode, instead of dressing her just to be a clown. And I think they did a wonderful job, because she looks very much Amy and very natural, yet so pretty. As for the discussion about who fell first and when... it's hard to pinpoint to me, but especially because of how much differently these two process their emotions. I think Sheldon is the one that feels early but expresses and embraces late, whereas Amy is the one that feels late but embraces and expresses that quickly. To me, it was always clear that Sheldon was taken by her much much earlier than she was. The way he always compared their "friendship" to the romantic relationships of others, imo, was a clear subconscious indication that he never saw her as just a friend, no matter how much he tried to deny it - probably because he didn't really understand his feelings at the time. Whereas I think to Amy he was genuinely just a friend until around Herb Garden, when she really started to have a big crush on him. And it's not surprising that she started being attracted to him much later, because I always got the impression that early Amy was way colder and more detached than Sheldon, who I always always saw as a very emotional person underneath all his facades. And I think that's when Amy kind of started overtaking him, because she has less of a problem embracing her feelings and doesn't overanalyze things to the extent that he does. When each realized they loved the other it's hard to tell. I think for Amy it's when she started hitting walls with him, because it's easy to be infatuated with someone when everything goes smoothly, but only love makes one stick by the other when things get hard. For Sheldon, I think it's harder to say, because he thinks a lot and keeps a lot of things bottled up for a long time, so I literally could pinpoint dozens of moments between early S6 and the "I like you for who you are" where I could say "This was the moment!". I think the kiss arose his more physical/intimate feelings of romance, but I think the unconditional love was there a while before that.
  39. 40 points
    I still have the biggest butterflies. It's so perfect, they way they've done it. When I see the actual episode, how he says it and his face and her reaction, I'm just gonna lose it. And the photoshoot scene as well. They are so freaking in love. I've felt they were for a while, but actually knowing it's a fact now just blows my mind. Sheldon, who was appalled by the idea of romantic love, made fun of his friends for it, and said time and time again it was all for lesser humans, has fallen in love. And he tells her with such candor. I can't. From the way I read it, it seems like he's incredibly touched by her saying that there's no pressure to have sex. I think he was putting a lot of pressure on himself to try to do it that night, because it's custom and he knows Amy wants it (and just the mere fact that he didn't immediately forbid it and that he was actually considering it -- OH MY GOD). He probably thought he would be failing her if he didn't do it that night. And from the season premiere, we know he doesn't want to fail her. But then she said it was okay, and it was a huge relief to him. But! Then she said that she wanted to say something, and she KNOWS he doesn't feel the same, and I think it hurt him that she didn't think he loved her. He was like, "Whoa, wait a minute. I love you, too. Don't ever think I don't." Even though he was pretty much making a huge hypocrite out of himself for belittling the concept of love and he was eating sh*t and proving himself wrong, it was important to him that she knows he loves her. So much so that he goes on to explain and say it two more times. I don't know. Maybe it will play out differently. Regardless, it will be stunning. I already know that I will cry like a little girl (I've already cried over this, lol). And I already know this will be my favorite episode. I'm just completely stunned he says he loves her. Even after waiting impatiently for it for years, anticipating it for the last eight months, even after thinking up countless scenarios with my girls and getting emotional, being devastated in the finale when it didn't happen, hoping against hope it would happen in November sweeps, I can't believe it. The concept of Sheldon Cooper in love. The concept of Sheldon Cooper getting butterflies. The concept of Amy Farrah Fowler, a woman who no man ever looked at twice, never felt like she was wanted or desirable, spending the first 30 years of her life lonely, has managed to do the impossible. She made a man who'd rather chop his own arm off than fall in love (much less ADMIT IT) fall in love with her. She's literally the only woman in the world who can say Sheldon Cooper is in love with her, and will only ever be in love with. Amazing.
  40. 40 points
    OK, Heres what happened, Originally, I wasn't planning on going on the tour.. But since Its a weekend, theres no filming and we are dying to know about this set, I thought I would give it a try. Low and behold.. the tour guides ask everyone on the tour which sets you want to see, of course, I as right in there with BBT. We walked onto stage 25 and up into the audience area.. The normal standing sets were there. The Guys and penny's apartment were still as per normal with white sheets over the furniture to protect them during when the sets are not used. The one different thing I did notice was the GOT IS STILL MISSING. This really upsets me. Now Im sure you all know. "swing sets" are sets that are not used for every episode. They are built purposely for the episode which is in filming. This could be a 1 time set or regularly appearing set. They can also be set up in other locations. The 2 swing sets We could see was the Comic book store (with fire damage, ill get to that later) and Amy's apartment, There was 2 more swing sets, The University Cafeteria and Mrs Wolotitz lounge. I will explain the condition to each set soon, as for now.. The set up as follows: The Red indicated standing sets (Sets that never change or move) The Blue indicated swing sets Comic book store | Penny's apartment | Hallway | Shenlard's apartment | Amy's apartment __________________________________________________________________________________ Camera's Camera's Camera's ____________________________________________________________x______________________ Wolowitz's House | | University Cafeteria (not in audience view) | Audience Seating | (not in audience view) (The X will explain a few things below) The last time I was there for the Mommy Observation.. The set up was this: Sheldons Bedroom | Penny's apartment | Hallway | Shenlard's apartment | Mrs Coopers house __________________________________________________________________________________ Camera's Camera's Camera's __________________________________________________________________________________ Not used | | The Bar (not in audience view) | Audience Seating | (not in audience view) About the Sets.. Penny's apartment, The boys apartment: Nothing been changed.. They had white sheets over the furniture as they do when not being used.. The GOT sword is missing.. There was a HUGE type of table thing with a white sheet over it which was sitting int he camera walk in front of the boys apartment.. At a guess It could have had been a casino table.. But I have absolutely NO idea what it was.. Things in the set get moved around and stored all over the place while other sets get built.. It was probably nothing. Amy's Apartment: It wasn't completed.. Half the kitchen was missing.. however the lounge area was its normal self with white sheets over the furniture.. Half the props for Amy's apartment were sitting in a cart in front of the boys apartment Where the x is. Props being kitchen utensils, the microscope etc So I'm guessing they are half way to completing it before the taping on Tuesday, which makes me thing Mayim will be there. Wolowitz House: We was lucky enough to leave this way.. We left the audience area and onto the Camera walk way and walked between wolowitz house and the comic book store to the exit. which is how I got to see these sets in detail. The wolowitz set was the lounge.. It was fully fitted as you would see on camera. If its going to be used or not, I don't know. The Comic Book Store: The first thing I will say, Is its NOT rubble or completely destroyed. However there is fire damage. There are still things on the walls which have not been burnt but do have damage. Some parts are completely gone.. The set was very dirty with burn marks, Things on the floor etc.. It DOES look like it could be repaired. University Cafteria: I couldn't see this set or even get any peek. I only know it was there because the tour guide told us. The script. After we had a lecture on how filming is done, filming routines etc.. The tour guide allowed us to all about the audience area to get a better view of the sets.. I went to the far left to get a better view of Amy's apartment. I was standing in front of where I placed the x. I was looking at at all the props. And sitting right there on a desk table thing was the script. Sitting upside down for me. I leaned over as far as I would squinting and looking down t it (my eyesight isn't amazing) And I just made out the title. The tour guide didn't know any spoilers.. I probably knew more tbh! And thats all to be said! I spent most of the tour updating twitter, I think most of you enjoyed that And Kazzie blooper of the day.... As we was in the audience area.. there was another tour group (with someone in a wheelchair) walking along the camera lane all the way down the set.. I asked if we could do the same but got rejected.I was told "they can only go down there because its a wheelchair tour" And what did I go and say? "OMG they are so lucky" I got a few awkward looks, and I had to explain what I meant.. omg I was humiliated.. Luckily I was dead already from being there. I hope that cleared a few things up for you guys and put things into better prospectives. Now we just have to wait a few days for the taping!
  41. 39 points
    Episode called The Allowance Evaporation. Two major storylines. Shamy on date night. They see Bert, he gets stood up so Sheldon in invites him to join them. Bert let's slip that everyone at the University knows Sheldon and Amy only have sex once a year. Amy's mad and embarrassed. They have a quick fight, but work it out by the end. Other story is Raj and being spoiled because his Dad pays for everything. Penny, Leonard, Howard, Bernie, and Raj sit around Leonard & Penny's place talking about how spoiled Raj is. Pretty funny lines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 39 points
    "The Hot Tub Contamination" Cold Open - Penny and Leonard in 4A. Sheldon and Amy enter complaining about the bathroom schedule. Sheldon says P/L like it, and they say no, they don't. Several jokes, then S/A realize that they need to reach a compromise. Scene 1 - Comic Book Store - Howard and Raj are at the register buying comic books from Stuart. Howard says that he and Bernadette are planning a vacation before the baby comes to Palm Springs. They are trying to do more stuff before the baby comes. Scene 2 - Later in 4A. P/L and S/A - Bickering continuing. Sheldon says he is male and needs to spread his DNA. Amy says we are sleeping together once a year, how much more spreading do you need? Scene 3 - Later in the Wolowitz bedroom - Howard is reading a baby book while Bernie is throwing up off-scene in the bathroom. She has a definite baby bump now. Howard says the baby book says you should not be getting morning sickness any more. Bernie comes out and is clearly not feeling well. They decide to spend their vacation at home, and to keep it a secret from their friends. Scene 4 - Penny driving Sheldon in her car. It is night. Sheldon complains about how difficult Amy is to live with. Penny questions whether she is more difficult than Sheldon is to live with. Sheldon complains that Amy eyes him like a piece of meat, and Penny says Leonard often gives her an approving thumbs up. Sheldon says that for once, he would like to be appreciated for his mind. Scene 5 - Later in the Wolowitz bedroom - Howard is rubbing Bernie's feet, and is joking around doing magic tricks. They hear a noise like the door opening, and footsteps. Howard jumps around in a panic, neither has their cell phone in the bedroom, and Bernie says I have my iPad. Howard says sure, you can e-mail 9-1-1. Then they hear a bubbling sound. They look out their window and see Stuart relaxing in their hot tub. He does not see them. Scene 6 - Leonard and Amy discussing Sheldon in 4A. He is high maintenance. Amy complains he posted a sign in the bathroom showing the number of days without Sheldon finding one of her hairs on the soap. Leonard remarks that his record was six. Scene 7 - Prerecorded yesterday. The Wolowitz backyard hot tub. Stuart is relaxing and suddenly the backyard lights come on. Stuart hides under the water. Raj appears, drops his robe, and enters the hot tub wearing a pair of swim trunks. Stuart pops up out of the water, surprising Raj. H/B are watching all of this from their bedroom window. Scene 8 - Prerecorded yesterday. The Wolowitz hot tub continued. Stuart says he comes over whenever he knows H/B will not be home. Once he hid in the bushes and pretended to be a raccoon. H/B still watching from their window. Scene 9 - Penny driving Sheldon in her car and they are talking. Sheldon says that "being with Amy has awoken the sexual creature within. When I see a pretty woman walking down the street I go hubba-hubba." Scene 10 - Back to the Wolowitz hot tub. Raj and Stuart are sharing wine. Stuart says he uses the key to the house that he never returned. Bernie is annoyed with Howard, who admits to lying about getting the key. Raj says that he is single now, no longer dating the two women. The second take had different wording, with Stuart saying you had more girlfriends that I ever had. Scene 11 - Amy and Leonard talking in 4A at the kitchen island. Leonard encourages Amy to hold firm on the bathroom schedule. He wishes he had because now if it is 7:18 am, there had better be a toilet. Amy says that she is in this relationship too, and if Sheldon doesn't like it, he can just move back to 4A. Leonard says, he can, but he will need a good locksmith. Scene 12 - Penny and Sheldon eating ice cream at the ice cream parlor. Sheldon is looking for other women. Penny points out several, which Sheldon finds unsuitable. Finally, Sheldon tells Penny a story he has never told anyone. He came home from college early for spring break when he was 12 (first take, he was 13 in the second two takes) because the college had run out of math to teach him. His mother was at Bible Study, and he was expecting the house to be empty. He heard a sound from his parent's bedroom, and he opened the door to see his father in bed with another woman. They locked eyes, he shut the door and ran, and they never ever mentioned it to each other. That is why he knocks three times. The first one is tradition, and the second two are for you to get your pants on. Penny is sympathetic. Sheldon apologizes for not hitting on her along with the other women in the ice cream parlor, and says that he thinks of her more as a nanny. Penny says, let's get you home. Scene 13 - Wolowitz deck - Raj gets up to leave, and wonders why Stuart remains in the tub. Stuart says he is not wearing swim trucks like Raj. Howard finally loses his temper, and opens the window to yell that they need to get their own hot tub. Scene 14 - Amy and Leonard in 4A, with Amy enjoying sitting in Sheldon's spot. Penny and Sheldon return from the ice cream parlor, and Amy quickly shifts to the center of the sofa. Sheldon sits on the left side of the sofa, begins to speak to Amy, then jumps over to his spot. He notices that it is warm. He says to Amy that he is willing to forego the bathroom schedule. Scene 15 - The bathroom in a prerecorded scene. Sheldon speaks to Amy. "Amy Farah Fowler, will you share this toothbrush holder with me?" They put their toothbrushes into the holder and hug. Penny and Leonard are looking on. Penny sheds a tear. "I may be crazy, but I found it moving."
  43. 39 points
    I’m only posting now because it literally took me almost two days to wrap my mind around this episode, what it meant, what it means for the future and just generally my feelings about it. In short, I loved everything about it, and some things even exceeded my expectations, until the post-coital moment and subsequent interviews which did leave me a bit concerned (well, a bit was an understatement at first, but I’ve calmed down significantly since! LOL!). I’m going to focus more on the serious Shamy developments than what was funny about the whole episode (Bob Newhart is such a legend, and Penny and that glass, OMC!) because I’ll otherwise never stop writing because it was a riot from start to finish. WARNING: LONG ESSAY AHEAD! The motivation/Proton I loved every single scene with Proton, and particularly they way they explicitly pointed out Proton is nothing more than a part of Sheldon’s mind. We kind of knew that already, obviously, but it was nice to see it put into words. And to me that kind of emphasizes the two sides of Sheldon, not only within himself (Sheldon vs Proton) but between his inner self and the outside world. I find it interesting when Sheldon talks to Penny and Bernadette about his “gift” he refers to it as coitus and his genitals, but when he is talking to himself/Proton he talks about getting physical and is a lot more emotional about it. It opens a window to Sheldon’s private inner thoughts and shows us how it differs from the way he presents himself to the outside world. How he keeps it relatively clinical and pragmatic, but inside he is a lot more reflective and emotional. It kind of gives some grounding for those moments where he is being serious and emotional with the other characters, so that you can tell they don’t come out of nowhere, they are inside of him already. My favorite exchange with Proton was when Sheldon said “It’s an important night FOR US”. I think the choice of words there is very crucial. He said nothing about Amy having waited a long time for this, it being an important night for HER, him wanting to make it good for HER, him being afraid of screwing it up for HER. It was THEIR night and he wanted to make it good. He might not have longed for this for years in the same way Amy did, he might not have wanted this out of pure lust, but it still meant as much to him as it did to Amy. I’ve posted before about how I think it would be kind of unrealistic for a man who spent 30+ years of his life dealing with issues with physical contact and germs to be looking forward to sex in the same way someone else might, or want it out of desire (yet). But that doesn’t mean he didn’t want it, or that, like Molaro said, his heart wasn’t in it. People engage in sex for different reasons, but I think in this case we would much rather have Sheldon be driven to it out of love and adoration for Amy, and putting her first, than like in those fanfic scenarios where Amy is just a tool for him to awaken his sexual desires and their first time is aloof and detached and just for his own selfish benefit, where he runs off immediately after and doesn’t take her fears or desires into consideration. Sheldon was ever the gentleman and very sweet and patient with her, and she deserves nothing less. The couch/bed scenes Which leads me to what I think were my favorite scenes of the entire episode, the couch scene and especially the bed scene. I think everyone went on at length about how cleverly they mixed the humor and the sweetness when Sheldon is adamant to have clear consent before he proceeds. Besides the fact that it makes him come across as one hell of a respectful gentleman, and how funny it is that that is mixed with his obsession to have everything clearly written down and explicit, I think it also just adds on evidence to the idea that Sheldon wants to do this. If he was only doing it because she wants it, then the whole question of her consent would be moot; of course she wants it. He’s asking for permission to do this WITH her, and TO her. If it were just about giving himself to her in a passive way, he would be laying back going “Here’s your birthday present. Do what you wish.” The bed scene was hands down one of the best in the entire series when it comes to seriousness and poignancy. It was realistic and unbearably sweet but not overly cheesy and definitely not unfunny. I think you see the shift in Sheldon from before she comes into the room to after she walks in very clearly (can we talk about that massive grin he has as he says “Hello” the first time?? - I haven't yet found that in a gif). He not only seem totally confident that, yep, this was a good decision and the right time, but I think you slowly see him letting himself get caught up in the moment and the feelings he has for her, how he gradually becomes softer and lets his own guard down. When she gets into bed he’s fidgeting under the covers, but smiling, and he almost looks eager to get started as he waits for her to acknowledge him. I think that “We can find out together” is an amazing line, not just becaue that’s Sheldon reassuring her and calming her nerves and being so sweet to her, but because I feel it literally encapsulates their entire relationship from day 1: their whole relationship is about finding out together about things they had no idea about or what to expect. I think it might have topped “Whether you see it or not is irrelevant” as the line that describes their relationship the best. And that kiss was just… No words. It was a VERY pleasant surprise (I was a bit puzzled as to why it would cut before they kissed when we got the spoilers), but, more than anything, it was the sweetest, yet most sensual kiss we have ever seen between them. And it’s not just because it was in bed. I didn’t even really noticed how good it was until my 3rd or 4th time watching because it goes so fast, but the way they slowly lean into each other, almost breathless and trembling, it’s actually maybe one of the most sensually charged kisses we have seen on the show. And it’s funny because it’s actually very short, yet packs a lot of punch in that brief moment. The ending/cuddle/interviews And now for some things that left me a bit… deflated: the ending and the emphasis on that ending and the parallels with Wil at the cinema that dominated the interviews more than any other aspect of the episode. On the one hand, I do understand that the show had already gone very serious, sweet and emotional with Sheldon/Shamy and needed to dial back to their more traditional humor. And I do understand that they were probably very very nervous about writing a sexually active Sheldon and how this might be received by the audience. I get that, and I do get that their need to always insert a “DON’T WORRY! SHELDON IS STILL SHELDON!” scene at the end of episodes like this very much stems from that fear. So I don’t think that that moment or line will necessarily mean much in terms of how this will be handled from here on (and Molaro has already hinted that it might not all be what it seems). On the other hand, I found the change in demeanor between Sheldon pre-sex and in that kiss (and even Sheldon in Earworm and the passion and abandon with which he lost himself in Amy) and Sheldon post-sex - being relatively unphased - to be a bit too sharp and a bit out of place by this stage. They seem to really want to tiptoe around Sheldon’s sexuality even here, despite the fact that in the past we have had plenty of moments where it was clear that something was simmering under the surface (like I said, Earworm, his jealousy over Amy sleeping with other men, Prom, other times where he has been sexually possessive of her, Launch Acceleration and so on). And, frankly, to go implying that they engaged in intercourse for over two hours (“of bliss” according to Molaro) and then suddenly imply “Well, Sheldon’s kind of indifferent” is a bit of a stretch. Not in the sense that I wanted Sheldon to be all disheveled and going “OMC that was amazing can we do a round two ASAP?”. Not at all. And, after all, he did say “I enjoyed that more than I thought I would”, not “I still don’t see the big fuss” or “Well, can say I’ve tried it once at least” and even implying he wants and looks forward to doing it again, even if it's in a year, is pretty massive for Sheldon. So that’s not my issue. This is not even about sex to me. I know there’s been a lot of debates and arguments in the past weeks about Sheldon’s sexual orientation and all that, but to me that was never really an issue worth discussing. Not only because everyone is different and although attraction, desire, lust and sex are often intertwined, they’re not intertwined in the same way for everyone and it can be very complicated, but there’s nothing wrong with not really seeing the big deal about sex.That doesn’t automatically mean not finding one's partner attractive, or not enjoying sex when one has it, or not enjoying other forms of physical intimacy. But what was always clear and undeniable to me in the entire episode is that this moment was not about sex and lust and desire per se, but about an emotional connection finding a new way to express itself. We can debate until the cows come home about what exactly it is that turns Sheldon on and what turns Amy on, but what is not up for debate is the fact that they both deeply love each other and that this moment for BOTH of them was very much about that love and and intimacy that stems from love. Whether or not they might be turned on by other things in addition to that, love was a turn on for both of them. And I kind of felt they sucked that out of the scene a bit, especially by cutting the cuddle. I think having them cuddle after Sheldon said his lines would have done a better job at showing that yes, while Sheldon might not be blown away by sex per se, the experience was still something that moved him on an emotional level. The fact that the lines/reactions/parallels in the end were made specifically to be about sex *the act*, and reading Lorre talk about it as if it was some kind of scientific experiment where Sheldon just gave sex a try really pissed me off because that to me is cheapening the entire experience down to pure sex as the mechanical act driven by hormones and to be an insult to what that night really represents for Sheldon and Amy as a couple. Because it wasn’t about sex for sex’s sake. Never was. That is not the issue here. Moving forward Having said that, like I mentioned, I get that there were also a lot of encouraging statements in the interviews, and that 99% of the episode did incredible justice to the journey that got them here, and that in a sense it’s a good thing that they’re saying “yes, look, they’ve had sex but that’s not the point. There’s more to them than that and it’s not going to change everything they are and have been”. As much as sex is an important milestone for them, it is not what defines them, just as the lack of it didn’t define them before. To have them now be all about sex and wanting sex and having sex would be pretty unimaginative and disappointing to me. I liked Molaro’s statements that there are years and years of them learning more about each other and ways of loving each other. That this one time wasn’t the be all and end all of their story and there’s a lot left to explore even within and outside of this realm. It’s something I felt from the TR and the way they approached this, that they’ve left a lot of room open to write more stories about how sex will become a part of their relationship from here on. And how now that it’s in “Sheldon’s psyche”, like Lorre said, it will be interesting to see how it affects him and how he compartimentalizes it or fails at compartimentalizing it and so on. In other words, this isn’t the end of the sex question, let alone their relationship, and there’s a lot left to write about, unlike when other couples consummate and that’s the end of it. I just hope that just as they realized that they needed to show Sheldon make the first move and initiate their first time because you don’t want to “write an episode like this where it looks like he’s being forced into something his heart is not in”, they will recognize that it would be just as distasteful to write their future sexual relationship as something where Amy demands sex on a regular basis and Sheldon just lies there and gives it to her. There’s nothing wrong with sex not being something that takes over their relationship like it does for others, but also there’s nothing wrong in showing Sheldon show his attraction to her and desire for her (because there have been hints about it in the past) and developing his own new sexuality and finding a place for it in his life. The bottom line is for them to learn to think about “Sheldon and Amy” as opposed to “Sheldon and sex”, because that’s what it comes down to for him. It’s not sex the act, Amy isn't just a vehicle for him to have sex with. It’s about Amy and his feelings, be them romantic or sensual, about Amy. Tidbits Other small observations. I am floored and ecstatic by the great reviews and reception this episode has had! I was expecting a lot more backlash about Sheldon having sex, but, really, everywhere I read (TVLine, ET, SpoilerTV, FB, friends), 99% of comments praised the episode. I hope Molaro will be pleased, since I know he said he was hoping people would like it as much or even more than the SIK. And I think they definitely did! And, finally, as a big Star Wars fan, the whole construction of the episode, but especially the opening was amazing. I’ve watched the opening probably as often as I’ve watched the Shamy parts. Just hearing that music opening a TBBT episode, and what an episode at that, gave me goosebumps! Praise for most of this! I’m looking forward to seeing Shamy do nothing more than be happy and in love in the background now for a while. And if Mayim doesn’t win an Emmy this year, then there’s definitely a conspiracy!
  44. 39 points
    Well, if the title of the episode indeed includes the word Sublimation, that supports the theory I came up with after hearing that Sheldon and Amy's bedroom sets did not get striked after the taping, but instead were left up, as if they were going to be used at the next one. My idea being that Amy and Sheldon agree on some sort of fairly conservative schedule for sex, or even that sex won't happen again until her birthday, which cuts to them in bed together, having just done "it" once again. They decide perhaps Sheldon's place is safer than Amy's place to hang out in, only to end up in Sheldon's bed having broken their vow to abstain from having coitus too often. Sublimation is when you take socially unacceptable impulses, such as sexual ones, and try to replace them with more socially acceptable behavior. I can certainly see this with Sheldon; he considers himself superior to base impulses. Of course, whenever Sheldon tries to assert himself as superior the universe likes to unleash a nice backlash on him to try to knock such idiotic beliefs out of his head, but Sheldon often stubbornly hangs on or changes but denies that he's changed or why he's had to change. I can see that Sheldon thinks he's carefully decided to make sex a part of his life, or even "bent" some of her personal rules to include it, perhaps outwardly he would say it's for Amy's sake, while stubbornly insisting he's completely in control of his emotions and his sexual impulses. The universe would gleefully go out of it's way to teach Sheldon a lesson - and usually has to repeatedly - about denying his humanity and true desires for ideals. I can see Sheldon, with Amy's support, actually, trying to sublimate his sexual impulses for her with other activities, only for the two of them to "fail" at their efforts once again as they end up back in bed together. But my guess is, that like the fact we saw that they started kissing regularly after the SIK on the train, the writers will probably want to give us a "follow up" on the issue in the next episode. My guess is that Sheldon and Amy will try to keep control over their sexual activities, but now that they have gone through that first time they've gotten past the original unknowns or fears that were causing an issue. With those gone, there's no real reason to hold themselves back if they feel like having sex, and truth be told, I think that there's a certain amount of lost time and controlled urges and impulses from the past few years to make up for. I think they are going to enter a certain honeymoon stage, and even if one side of them doesn't want to get swept away in a lot of sexual or romantic nonsense, there's another side that absolutely does. In fact, that was my take away from the tag scene between Sheldon and Proton. The show went out of it's way to point out that Jedi Proton is just a part of Sheldon's psyche, and that the conversations between them are just things that Sheldon is rehashing in his own mind. When Proton enters, leering a bit and asking "So. How was it?" That is part of Sheldon's own mind thinking about sex, indeed, asking himself to analyze his own feelings and impressions of his first sexual encounter. But another side of Sheldon sidesteps those thoughts to focus on Star Wars, much to the chagrin of the part of his psyche who wants to think about sex. It seems to me a pretty good metaphor for what Sheldon's head must be like. As Sheldon himself has said, he "gets urges." I think that he has diverted those thoughts or urges "with Kholinar" or something similar by distracting himself with other things to think about, like trains or science fiction or pop culture. An example of this would be when Amy shows up in her school girl uniform, and Sheldon clearly scans her up and down, gulps, and then makes a quip about not knowing where she's going with her behavior unless she has a Gravity DVD under her skirt. When his brain turns to sex he diverts himself by turning to a safer, unsexual topic that squashes the sexual thought. So when part of his brain, as Proton, starts thinking about his sexual encounter with Amy and wants to think about it, Sheldon almost reflexively does what he's always done - starts thinking about science fiction instead. He tunes his own sexuality out, deliberately. He's done this all his life. Even after having sex he's hesitant to examine it, and instinctually backs away from the topic. His own sexuality rolls his eyes at him and shakes his head at what a sad, sorry, and impossible case he is, and gives up...for now. Sheldon's sexuality will let him have his evening thinking about Star Wars for now....but you know that voice in his head is not going to shut up, and it's not going to go away. I don't think that Sheldon is completely ready to grasp it yet, and it'll take him some time to get used to his own sexuality and listening to his sexual voice now that he's allowed it time to act and talk, and I think that as long as he continues to try to repress or minimize it he won't be able to control himself very well around Amy.
  45. 39 points
    The idea that the writers, who have repeatedly said they have been waiting for this moment for years and have worked very hard to get it right, would have some kind of subtle secret agenda to actually imply that Sheldon is not physically attracted to Amy or dreading to be intimate with her is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. If they really wanted to get that message across, they would, clearly, in the plot, actions and dialogue, and without having to resort to bending over backwards to interpret half a line or a clip out of context and ignoring other evidence left, right and center. He's apprehensive about it, sure. The man has had to overcome tons of phobias and anxieties to get to this point, it's to be expected that he would worry about those phobias rearing their heads and ruining the experience for him/them and that the picture he painted in his head about it for years would turn out to be true. It's unrealistic to expect him to waltz into it like a horndog that was finally released from a chastity vow, because that's not the way he's always thought about sex, like something he couldn't wait to have. But apprehension and nervousness are very different from actively dreading it, especially when it was his idea, he said about 10 times in the episode he's ready, all the scenes about the nervousness had no mention whatsoever of him dreading it, when he goes to Penny for advice he's in a good mood and giggling, when he's in bed with Amy he is the one reassuring her and taking the lead, and in the end it turns out he actually enjoyed it. He's tried it now, he was obviously satisfactory at it if Amy's reaction is anything to go by, he didn't freak out, he realized he enjoys it and it was a good experience for both of them. Thumbs up all around. As for Amy and Dave, I think it's clear from her reactions to Bernadette's questions and from the way (I think) she acts during the date (if I remember correctly - it's awkward and Sheldon keeps coming up in conversation? people who went can confirm/deny), that she wasn't *planning* for the evening to end in bed at all. She doesn't even understand Bernadette's hints. I get the feeling Amy is kind of lost and rudderless here, especially after being turned down by Sheldon, and not sure what to do with herself. The fact that her first instinct when Dave goes to kiss her is to recoil says a lot. Her head/heart is obviously someplace (i.e. with someone) else.
  46. 39 points
    Okay I am not going to talk details about every scene, but the cold open had my heart pounding so I will share with you that one. Leonard and Penny walk into the apartment after walking up the stairs and find Sheldon and Amy standing at the island in S&L's apartment. Sheldon says good your home. They both walk towards them and Sheldon puts his hand back to take hers in his. They hold hands in the living room staring at Leonard and Penny. They start saying how they have decided to take their relationship to the next step after much evaluation of their relationship. Penny replies nervously with "okay". Then Sheldon turns to Amy and says "do you want to say it", and Amy says "let's say it together". Then they both say at the same time "we're getting a turtle". The scene is set up to make you think they are going to say something like coitus, engaged, or something along those lines. But that is just good comedy.
  47. 39 points
    7.05 The Workplace Proximity Reported by MJistheBOMB Tape Date: September 24, 2013; Air Date: October 17, 2013 Story: Steve Molaro, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari Teleplay: Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Jim Reynolds
  48. 38 points
    Ok I'm gong to type up a quick repost.. I's tired af and I didn't take notes so it will be brief. I will add dialog but it wont be accurate to the actual taping as there were lots of re-writes. The report below is just a guide on what was taped tonight. As always. DO NOT TWEET OR POST TO PRODUCERS ABOUT SPOILERS. So we know Amy has gone off to Princeton for a few months... Cold Open: Sheldon is sitting in 4B skyping with Amy. They are expressing how much they miss one another. Amy comments that its weird that Sheldon wasn't there that morning to correct her grammar. Sheldon took the opportunity to start correcting her and this turned into some flirtatious back and forth. Cafeteria: Leonard, Raj and Howard are sitting chatting when Sheldon enters followed by Ramona. Sheldon introduces Ramona to the gang. He explained that she had worked on the CERN project and she was at Caltech for some research. The guys offer Romana to join them and Raj leaves to grab an extra chair. I cant remember why exactly but Ramona deny's the offer and leaves to sit elsewhere asking Sheldon to accompany her which he complies. We see Sheldon and Ramona sitting and chatting while the guys are observing and discussing what might be happening. Ramon reached out to touch Sheldon on the arm at one occasion. They were pretty certain from this point that she was after him. 4A Penny and Bernadette are at the island speaking about Sheldon and Ramona, The guys had told them what was going on. They were voicing concerns about what Romana might be up to. It was mentioned that Ramona had got Sheldon a Toblerone. Penny commented that all Leonard had told her was that the Toblerone had nuts. 4B Sheldon and Amy are again skyping and expressing that they miss each other, They go on to talk about their days. Sheldon openly tells Amy about Ramona and how they had lunch. Amy is visibly not impressed immediately and expresses she is not happy. Sheldon is completely oblivious to why this is a problem and goes on to explain Ramona's research and how she is a tall, blond and ex swimmer. 4A Amy skype Penny and Bernadette, she is furious with Ramona being in the picture and expresses her anger at them saying "I asked you to do one thing and keep and etc on him". Penny and Bernadette are sorry to Amy. ComicBook Store: Leonard, Howard and Raj are searching for comics and discussing the issue with Ramona, Raj suggest someone should ask out Ramona in an attempt to prove she is not interested in Sheldon romantically. Stuart enters the conversation and offers to do it. The guys immediately shoot Stuart down (in a funny way) explaining she is a doctor. Stuart replies saying doctors love him. There was some jokes thrown around here before Raj says he will do it. Cafeteria: Ramona is sitting alone, Raj enters and starts talking to Ramona, "So nice to see you again', Yes you to!, May I join you? Ramona replies a subtle 'No" and got back to her work while eating. Raj leaves to join Howard and Leonard. They comment on how they need to phone the guiness book of world records for the quickest shoot down ever. Sheldon enters and Ramona instantly waves him down for Sheldon to join her, To which he does. 4A Leonard, Penny, Howard, Bernadette and Raj are at the Island preparing dinner and talking about Ramona advancing Sheldon. They cant decide if they should phone Amy and warn her or if they are overreacting. As they leave the island with their food to go and sit down, Sheldon enters the apartment with Ramona. The gang stops in their tracks as Sheldon re-introduces her to the gang and mentions how they have been swimming together, The gang awkwardly say hi to her. Ramona comments on how proud she was of sheldon for putting his face underwater. They all sit down and Ramona takes her place next to Shleond where Amy would normally be. Bernadette is the last to join the group and she decided to squeeze herself inbetween Ramona and Sheldon trying to separate them, (break) Penny asks Sheldon if he has spoken to Amy that day, He replied 'Yes this morning, And I assume we will before bed tonight". Ramona comments: "He talks about Amy all the time, I cant wait to meet her" And Sheldon responds with 'Yes, She keeps asking how long Amy is away for". Obviously there are alarm bells ringing everywhere. Sheldon comment on how Ramona has been working on the CERN project. Ramona continues to say she had a front row seat for it all. Sheldon offers to go get some correspondence that he has with someone that headed the CERN project and if Ramona would like to see them. Obviously she does and Sheldon stands and leave for his own apartment, to which Ramona offered to accompany him. Sheldon being oblivious to her advances comments "oh fun! just like a play date". The gang are visibly concerned about what was happening. Penny comments about "This is the sort of thing we should be keeping an eye on!!' They all argue about who is going to go over there to keep an eye on things. Eventually the argument turns into 'Who is going to call Amy?' 4B Sheldon and Ramona are talking in 4B when Sheldon's laptop starts to ring. He excitingly answers to find Amy on the other end. She said she just missed him and wanted to call him. He commented on the perfecting timing as he called as Ramona was there. Amy was NOT impressed by this. Sheldon went on to say how they had been swimming together. He turned the laptop to Ramona so she could say hello to Amy. Just as this happens, Amy's phone get a call form Leonard warning her of Ramona. Sheldon is not impressed with Leonard calling Amy at such a late hour and is still completely oblivious to how inappropriate Ramona being around him is. 4A The gang are once again discussing the situation. Raj is sure they are overreacting as someone like Ramona couldn't be pursing Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon and Ramona enter the apartment and Sheldon is apologetic about having to break up the part as Amy has told him he is tired and needs to go to bed. Ramona thanks everyone for Dinner and asks Sheldon to walk her to her car. Penny jumps up at this and offers the whole gang to walk her down to her car. We get a scene with the whole gang awkwardly escorting Ramona down the steps to her car, no one is talking at all, Bernadette and penny make efforts to put themselves between Sheldon and Ramona. Ramona pulls away in her car with the gang watching. Penny tells Sheldon 'we need to talk". 4B Penny and Sheldon on the couch - Penny is trying to explain to Sheldon about Ramona. He is in denial of her trying to pursue him romantically. He finds it impossible to happen because he is in a relationship with Amy. Penny explains that some girls don't care about that.. Sheldon is still no understanding the situation and suggest penny and Leonard need marriage counseling. Penny goes on to try and explain in another way with whats happening. She explains that he is a limited addition toy that not everyone can have but some people will try and get it anyway. Sheldon responds with "Well that maybe true But Amy has already taken me out of the package and played with me"... Sheldon is still not understanding the situation and leaves for bed. Sheldon's Office Sheldon is sitting at his desk working when Ramona enters. She asks him if she has had any lunch and he say's no he hasn't. She replies "Good because I made us sandwiches" Sheldon is happy at the gesture but then something snaps in his head. He confronts Ramona head on asking is she is hoping for some kind of romantic relationship with him. "what if I were?" she replies. Sheldon goes on to list that would pose a number of problems because they work together and more importantly, He is with Amy. As he finishes his sentence.. Roman leans in quickly and plants one on Sheldon's lips. Sheldon doesn't kiss her back. He just sits there Eyes open from shock. When it ended he is visibly emotionally compromised from what just happened. He just had a look of shock on his face. He stood up from his desk and said "excuse me" and left. He left the university, Straight into a cab, Straight to the Airport, Seen buying a plane ticket, Sitting on a plane (Watching sponge bob). Arriving in NJ, Going to Princeton, In the hallway looking for Amy's apartment. Amy was on her couch in her robe. From the door came a familiar knock of 3 for Sheldon. Amy looked shocked that he was there and rushed fro the door. As she opened the door, We see Sheldon down on 1 knee holding a ring. He was looking up at her with a serious look on his face. "Will you marry me" Amy just stood there in shock. The scene faded out before Amy could answer. END SEASON 10. wow.
  49. 38 points
    Title: The Plantonic Permutation Directed by: Mark Cendrowski Yes...here it is for anyone that may have trouble opening the file Monique attached above. Thank you Monique (and Hazel and others that for now with to remain anon)! Story by: Jim Reynolds, Jeremy Howe & Tara Hernandez Teleplay by: Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari & Adam Faberman -The whole gang (minus Amy) is gathered at Leonard and Sheldon's apartment eating one of their usual take out meals when Sheldon comes out with a ticket and invites anyone who would like to go with him to the Aquirium and buffet on Thanksgiving. The room is silent. Everyone is pretending to me more focus on their food because no one wants to go with Sheldon to the aquarium. He then responds by asking if they can hear him. Penny tells him and she and Leonard will be at home cooking all day for Thanksgiving. Bernie says that she and Raj will be serving food to the homeless on that day. Sheldon then asks, "Well, what about you, Howard?" Howard lies and says he'll be ALSO will be helping out by serving the homeless that day. Bernie calls him out and says he once told her he hates that type of thing. He replied, "Why do you love homeless people but hate me?" -Later we see Sheldon on Skpe with Amy. He asks Amy if she would like BOTH of his tickets to the aqarium so that she can take who ever she likes. He told her that no one else wanted to go. Amy told Sheldon that she could tell that he wanted to go and suggested that they go together. He asked her if she thought it would be akward for them. She told him, "No" in her own words. -Leonard and Penny are at Shelnerds apartment. Both are excited about cooking their very first Thanksgiving meal as a married couple together. Leonard points to his ipad and tells her to type in his password so they can look up the recipes they needed. His password was his birthday. Penny typed it in and it didn't work. She tried again, it didn't work and she told him that it wasn't working. He types in his birthday and it works right away and he questions what did she type as his password (he knows that obviously she didn't know it.) Penny's response was, "Uuuuuhhhhhhh...." He tells her, "You don't know my birthday..." She says that she does too and that it's in May. "May, what?" He asks her. She replies that she can't say it out loud because it's not secure (for his password). (They weren't mad in this scene so all is well.) -We see Bernie, Emily, Raj and Howard walking up to what looks like the back entrance of this soup kitchen. "So how does this work?" Emily asks. "They tell us what to do and it'll be a six hour shift." Bernie replies. "I have to complain for 6 hours?" Howard responded." "Have you ever done anything for anyone else?" Raj asks him. He replies that he's a good lover to Bernie and Raj responds by giving a look of disgust. The head runner of the soup kitchen opened the door and turned them all away because he had enough help and for them to please come back any other time. Bernie turns around after the door is closed and see's Howard smiling because he's glad they don't have to go in there and work. She tells him to wipe that smug smile off his face. They all begin to walk away when the head runner opens the door again and let's them know that they can stay and help because a large group of volunteers cancelled on him. Bernie is the one smiling now and Howard tells her to wipe the smug smile off her face and she replies, "I can't" with a laugh. -There were three short scenes (I think?) that were Sheldon and Amy in the car on the way to the aquarium. The scenes featured the following: *Sheldon bringing a list of questions to ask Amy and keep the convo between them going and less akward. *He asks her has she gotten any pets, been on or is planning any vacations soon. Those were two of the questions on the list I can think of right now. *Amy tells Sheldon that they've known each other for years and she doesn't feel they need a list of questions to help them conversate and told Sheldon to just flat out ask her what he wanted to ask. *Sheldon tells Amy that he knows she's been seeing other men and he asked her how many men she's dated, how many dates with each and did she have coitus with any of them and when are they getting there because he's hungry. *Amy says she set herself for that one and but answers all of his questions and ends it with they'll be there in 40 minutes and tells him she packed him some Cheerios in baggie in the glove compartment. He asks are they regular or honey nut. She says thery're mixed with both. In his own words that I can't remember, he makes a comment that whoever gets to date her is lucky because of that (the mixing of the cereal) He reaches into the glove compartment and grabs the back and starts eating them. *Amy asks Sheldon how he's doing and he replies by says he's doing fine. She tells him, "good" and that she wants him to be happy. He tells her that he believes her and he'd believe her even more if she would have thrown some Apple Jacks in the baggie as well. So that was the jist of the car scenes....he asked her not once but twice if she slept with someone else so obviously that was important for him to know. -Howardette and Remily are at the soup kichen and the head runner is showing them to their station. They will be washing dishes. Howard complains about having to work in the kitchen and not in the front serving the food. -Shelnerds Apt. Lenny are working on Thanksgiving dinner. "Okay, and one teaspoon of pepper, which was the name of your childhood dog," Leonard said to Penny mockingly and proving that he knows everything about her. She tests him out and asks him, "Who's my favorite Spice Girl?" "Baby" "Who's my favorite member of N*SYNC?" "Justin" "Who's my favorite Backstreet Boy?" "Ha! Trick question, N*SYNC, forever!" Leonard replied proudly. "UGHHHHHH!" Penny is defeated. At one point Leonard mentions to Penny that he knew that she didn't like the orange lingere piece that he got her for Valentines day because it made her look like a slutty carrot. Penny reveals that she NEVER told anyone that and that she only wrote it in her journal. Leonard was busted. Penny was a little annoyed that he would read her private journal....which he tried to deny with his high pitched "lying" voice. Later, Leonard admits that he just saw the journal, thought it was something else when he picked it up. Penny asks him why would he keep reading after discovering it was her journal in which he replied, "You know I'm a book worm..." He offers to read part of his journal to her and of course he reads sweet romantic stuff and she's not buying it and wants him to read the LAST thing he wrote in his journal and it was OMG OMG I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW STAR WARS MOVIES. GAH! (Here is probably one of the before mentioned Shamy car scenes) -Howardette and Remily are washing dishes. Howard mentions that it's not so bad after all. Emily mentions, "Yeah, only 5 hours and 40 minutes to go..." or something like that and Howard flips out again, "We've only been doing this for 20 minutes???" Raj suggests to Howard to try to relax and that he once read that washing dishes is sort of like meditation and to just be one with it. They both started the breathing exercises and suddenly, the head runner comes in and says, "Okay, we need three up front!" Bernie, Emily and Raj run and leave Howard behind and he says, "Hey! not fair, I was meditating!" -Sheldon and Amy are at the aqairium. We see them after they had eaten at the buffet there and Sheldon, in his own words, comments that the food sucked considering where they were. Amy comments that he was just upset he couldn't have a Pilgram hat and he replied they gave one to a sleeping baby, which was pointless. They're walking around he he suggests to Amy a game where one person names three types of fish and the other has to say which one they would befriend, which one they would eat and which one they would kill (was that the last one? can't remember). Amy said, "Oh, you mean like that game...." (sorry, can't remember what she said here but she she mentions "who you would marry, kill and something else.) They start playing the game and getting along really well. Great chemistry, they seem to be enjoying each others company and Amy even comments, "I miss this." Sheldon replied, "How can you miss a game you've never played?" (Oy, Sheldon. LOL) -Back at the Soup Kitchen, this man, by the name of Elon Musk, who is Howards hero apparently, walks up next to him washing dishes and drops off a tub of more stuff for them to wash. Howard fan girls over him and they make small talk. Elon says, "It's great to help others, isn't it?" Howard dramatically says, "Yesssss! I had to drag my wife up here with me." They get into talking about Howard and his job as an astronaut and Elon basically offers to contact Howard for another future mission or whatever (don't remember). Howard is still fangirling and makes a comment about how he wishes Elon could adopt him -Shelnerds apartment. Penny is in the kitchen opening up the oven and taking a look at the turkey, "Leonard, get in here, I can't tell if this turkey is done...." "Be right therrrrrrrrrrre" He says. He comes out in the little orange number he had given her and his socks. LOL. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?" Penny asks and can hardly keep a straight face. Leonard wants to make it up to her that he read her journal so he even made a sign to hold up "I READ MY WIFE'S JOURNAL, I'M A NAUGHTY LITTLE CARROT." or something like that. LOL. He told Penny that she can take a picture of him and post it on facebook. (How sweet is he? LOL) and she said, "I'm not gonna post a picture of you like that for all to see, I don't even wanna see you!" Leonard starts to mock her and walks closer to her and dance against her, being goofy and she has her hands over her face like, OMG. Just then, in walks Howardette and Remily to gaze their eyes upon Leonard dancing up on Penny. They're both embarrassed. Leonard covers his ass and runs to his room and Howard says, "Where are you going, sexy?" LOL. So, I think I hit just about all the scenes and the final one involved Shamy: -Amy is in her car driving and we see Sheldon sittiing on the couch at home and they're both on the phone talking to each other. Amy told him that she really had a nice time. She asks him if she can be his girlfriend again. "I thought you wanted us to be friends?" He replied. "We can still be friends..(forgot what she said here)..." The next thing I remember is Sheldon's comment: "I excel at many things but getting over you is not one of them. I think we should just be friends." So yep, that about it.
  50. 38 points
    I am (sort of) back! I miss discussions on the boards so much, but life has left me with very little time for it these days But I couldn’t not show up in the aftermath of the most amazing episode of the season. I want to just blurt out my thoughts about the episode before I go back and read of all of yours and disseminate my likes around the thread, so that I don’t get influenced by others’ take on it all. So I’m sorry if I repeat anything that’s been said already, too. To be honest, this was so perfect that I could very easily end the summary of my feelings just there: it was perfect. The writers keep outdoing themselves every time with these milestones and this one was by far my favorite so far. I love how they always always always treat their relationship with the utmost respect when it comes to their big moments, even in the dialogue and the choice of words. We discussed this to death already when the taping report came out and I said I loved how there was no ambiguity in any of it, but it’s worth repeating again. I think the way Sheldon calmly and matter-of-factly explained to her how he knew it was love it’s so IC for him but also so great for the story and to get the audience to understand that there is no ifs, ands or buts here: to quote Sheldon, there is no denying what these two feel for each other anymore. Like I said before, the idea of Sheldon blurting it out accidentally or in an emotional moment or being in denial about his feelings never sat quite right with me, and I’m glad the writers didn’t go for either of those scenarios. We know Sheldon has been evaluating his relationship and his feelings for a long time now, and it’s only realistic that he would tease apart all the minutia of what he is feeling before reaching his conclusion, and that once he did, he would be 100% confident of it. I think one of the reasons why this couple is so solid and so stable, despite their problems, is because neither of them rushes into things before they’ve thought them through and before they’re ready. They always take the next step at a point where they’re both more than ready for it, and if one is ready before the other, they wait for each other. I think it was so sweet the way Amy seemed to be the only one to understand where he was coming from, and why he was so anxious, rather than dismissing it with jokes about him not having any hormones or what have you (and, man, that camera panning to his face after that line was a punch in the stomach). About Sheldon being anxious. When I read the taping report I didn’t quite pick up on the fact that Sheldon might have indeed been considering to give sex a try, until others pointed out the sequence of events. But it’s even more evident actually watching the episode (I found it curious that he fiddled with that wallet for so long for a prom on their own roof - I was half expecting a condom line from Leonard there). I do think that his anxieties are pure performance anxieties at this stage. Not in the sense of your typical guy’s performance anxiety of “Will I be able to last?”, but in the sense that I do think he’s become completely open to the idea of giving it a go (as he seemed to imply to Penny - and I think all their off-screen kissing is the reason for his current state of mind about that), but there’s the big elephant in the room for him of his big issues with touch/germs combined now with the obvious fact that he cares A LOT not just about Amy but about “doing things correctly” for her (as per Molaro’s interview? The fact that he was going all out with the prom, wanting to take a photo and slow dance was shocking). I can totally see his anxieties stem from that, the fear that maybe he goes for it and then halfway through everything goes wrong because his hung ups rear their ugly heads, or maybe he’s worried he won’t enjoy it, or he might freeze and ruin it all for her. For THEM, actually. I loved how he said the pressure wasn’t on him but on “young couples like US”. They’re in this together. The panic attack was the most adorable thing ever, and acted to perfection by Mayim. I think she did such a great job with the subtleties in the whole scene, really, from the way she was all shy and flattered by Sheldon’s compliments to how patient and comforting she was to him to how nervous she was when she decided to go for it and tell him she loves him. These two do nervous and inexperienced so amazingly great. Sheldon at the door, being overwhelmed by how pretty Amy was (and I LOVED that it wasn’t a makeover, it was just Amy, dressed up: the glasses, the hairclips, and even the digital watch!) and not being able to speak to her - the guy has known her four years and never shuts up and one look at her and he’s turned into a statue - was acted SO damn well by Jim. Again, given Amy’s panic attack, I am still putting my money on a cold feet scenario. Which might lead to them sharing a bed platonically, which is something many of us think it’s a logical next step. I could see them decide to do it and then Amy gets another panic attack and they end up just sleeping. And maybe Amy had told Penny to ask for advice and Sheldon had told Leonard, and so the next day everyone thinks they’ve done it, but they actually haven’t. And so they might try to pretend they did? Until the truth comes out and everyone thinks it’s because of Sheldon, when in reality it was Amy? I think that’s the best way they have so far to drag it out and make it believable and consistent, since it’s obvious to me that the cat is out of the bag as far as Sheldon’s “deal” is concerned and that was the only thing slowing them down until now, really. I’m sure there’s a lot more that I want to say and it will come to me, hopefully I’ll have time to engage in discussions more this weekend, but… wow. I am so darn happy right now. I haven’t been this happy with Shamy/Sheldon/Amy since S5.
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