[Spoilers] Shamy: Season 9 in Season 9 Posted September 15, 2015 I’ve been offline on a much needed vacation and I’ve been stepping back from the show and the speculation because it wasn’t doing much good to my sanity. Needless to say, this Molaro interview is the last thing I wanted to come back to after this break, and it only reinforces my sad choice to step away from the show. I know we’ve all said it tons of times, but any breakup that drags on past November to me is pretty much a dealbreaker. Not just because a prolonged breakup goes against anything I’ve ever known about these two characters and their relationship, but because I literally have no interest (and not in an angry “I refuse to watch this!” way but more in a “this is so boring” way) in watching a show with filler episodes where Shamy barely interact at all, and when they do it’s bitching and arguing, and where Lenny share their marriage with Sheldon.We have done the 3-way Lenny+Sheldon relationship since the beginning of time. It’s been 9 years, can we PLEASE move on? What is fascinating and interesting in watching Sheldon once again be obnoxious while people (in this case Amy) slam the door in his face? I feel like I’m watching Wile E. Coyote chasing Road Runner at this stage. It’s the same stuff, over and over, just in slightly different forms. There’s nothing new, fresh or exciting here that makes it must watch tv to me. And while I can even stomach one or two episodes of this, I can’t summon the motivation to sit through 14 or cod forbid 24 episodes of this. We are in the ninth season, it’s time to wrap things up and move on. Try new things. Instead, we seem to be back to S6, stuck in an endless stalling strategy with “no plans”. And not just no plans for Shamy, but apparently no plans for Lenny to live like a proper married couple, for Raj to make any decisions on Emily, for Stuart to move out, for Amy’s family, not even for how to include Star Wars in an episode!!! I mean, what are these writers currently doing in that writers room?? Twiddling their thumbs while they wait to be told by someone (*cough* Chuck *cough*) that they can continue on with the stories they were writing previously? What do they think is going to give them ratings during sweeps and when they move to Thursday again? They used up the wedding plot already, they are apparently not in a rush to get Shamy back together and interacting in a pleasant way, what do they think people are going to care about when you’ve pretty much written your four main characters into a corner? Howardette/Stuart antics? Four episodes with four different guest stars? Logistically speaking too, this seems to make so little sense. They are admitting that they need to keep Amy to a minimum (way to go, keep your award-nominated actress to a minimum!) or separate boys and girls for the whole premise to work because you can’t have Shamy in the same room. How long do they seriously think people will care to watch this? People like to see the whole gang involved with each other, hanging out, having dinner, sharing life. The dinners at 4A are as iconic as Sheldon’s own spot! How can you have a show without all that? Furthermore, it’s so damn clear this is a stalling tactic with no real creative purpose. EVERYONE knows this breakup is temporary. The audience knows it, the journalists know it, the writers themselves have no qualms admitting it. There’s no emotional impact for this breakup because we know it’s going to end, other than frustrating the hell out of people who have been asking “when are they going to reconcile?” since the finale aired! And for the love of cod, when even your actors openly hate it and are just waiting to go back to normal, you know things are not organic and feel forced. I’ve said it forever and I’ll say it again: a breakup just does not work for a couple like Shamy, especially not after FIVE years, and I feel like they’re bending over backwards to stick a square peg in a round hole. The only thing that gives me a little bit of hope is thinking that this interview is pure PR stragegy. The premiere hasn’t yet aired, and telling the audience what they are going to have happen in November already would be silly. It might very well be Steve is talking about the events between the premiere and November sweeps and there’s nothing really to suggest that “the right time” isn’t indeed coming up (although the “no set plan” is not comforting at all). Like I said, sooner rather than later, they are going to run out of ideas to keep this going in a believable way for these characters and in a way that’s sustainable logistically for the show. In any case, I’m going to keep distancing myself from the show and won’t watch any of S9 for the time being, because this blatantly business-driven, purposeless writing is just not something that interests me. I totally agree with Monique: in the ninth season, with so much fun stuff left to do, they’re wasting their time and ours.This is beautiful.