I hope this doesn't turn into the post that never ends since I have so many things to say and I'm not sure I'll be able to write them all down because FEELS.
So. To recap my Shamy situation, I started the season on a high, that high degenerated from episode 8 to 14, the SIK happened, I was waiting to see the aftermath, then The Table Polarization happened and this pretty much sums up my own reaction to the episode since the taping report (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ (I know I was the one to coin the #RememberRaiders hashtag, don't look at me ), then I was still waiting because the overall reaction to the SIK made me hopeful that the music was about to change, we had two nice episodes of no Shamy (three if we count Proton, but that's irrelevant to the timeline as of now), and then... this. My gut feeling was telling me another kiss was coming, but that was more wishful thinking than anything on my part - or at least, that's what I thought. I had high expectations for this episode, and it exceeded them. I'm genuinely impressed. From the playful banter, to all this touching like it's nothing, to the kiss itself, their dynamic which seems to have restored as some of us hoped would after the kiss - I repeat, the kiss itself. So casual and playful and cute and sweet and ugh.
Every time I think they can't possibly top themselves, they do it again. Daydream!SIK that didn't happen -> SIK -> SIK part II. What I think is interesting and something that they could probably play around for a while is that this kiss had Amy responding to it, but her arms/hands were still not involved. This kiss was more playful with a hint of sexy (I'm still amazed these two can kiss like this after so little practice ), their first started "detached" then was involved. The first SIK was born out of frustration, this second one started with Amy reminding Sheldon (which I'm more than content with, I actually find it cute) and he just does because he genuinely forgot and was more than happy to kiss her. What I mean is, they are mixing and matching and it will be interesting to see when we get to a full-on passionate kiss and what brings them there. My guess as to what is coming is as good as anyone here, but considering this kiss happened during a non-sweeps episode many things could happen... or could not happen (I'd be fine with both if they keep them as HAPPY as they seem to be right now), but what Chloe suggested is something I've been wanting to see for a long time. The switch of the dynamic would be a good way to shuffle things and it could be an amazing cliffhanger without the need for something over-dramatic - or just underwhelming.
If this post makes any sense at all I've achieved my goal, because I'm seriously starting to hallucinating from sleep deprivation and my body may just burst into flames from all the feels.
This ship is sailing, full speed ahead. Hugs and hand-holds for everyone during this "taping turbulence".