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  1. I wonder, do we actually get to see the FWF episode or do we just get the vague references in the confrontation? I'm torn on what would be funnier in this case cause the comment just seems so bizarre. lol On a somewhat related note: What if his infuriating behaviour is indeed a result of the talk with his mother but not strictly in a "go fight for her" way. What if she actually tells him what we were talking about here during the last days, that as long as Amy is still mad at him they aren't done. It would explain nicely why he's so pushy with this all of a sudden and why he's so happy at the end when she comes to his door and yells at him. Idk just a thought.
  2. "You're never finished with anyone while they can still make you angry." (Doctor Who, S8)
  3. I do find it curious that the RA still hasn't been mentioned. At. All. Idk if this is just me but after everything is said and done they could easily go down the route of "Well, we never signed the paperwork so technically we never broke up!" or something along those lines. Oh dear god no - I don't want to see him going all Edward Cullen on her. ughh
  4. Have a great time at the taping!
  5. Thanks for the gifs! And yeah that's pretty much my impression - overprotective and rather conservative but not the harpy type some writers seem to have embraced for some reason.
  6. Thanks for the answers, guys! I was just wondering about that cause I read quite a few fanfics over the summer and Amy's mother is always written as this "overbearing mother" type. I guess ppl are just filling in the blanks there. I do agree with you that she seems to be a bit old-fashioned and all that. But beyond that everything seems to be a bit too vague to make any concrete statements. I really hope we do get a scene with Amy and her that shows us a bit about their relationship at some point!
  7. How much do we know about Amy's mother and their relationship anyway? I remember the awkward skype call and them having the deal with the yearly date. But fandom seems to have this weirdly specific idea of an overbearing mother who's pressuring Amy at all times. How much of that is actually canon? Did I forget an important scene with/about her??
  8. Chiany, I can't see Sheldon being all reasonable about respecting Amy's wishes when he talks to this mother. I think he'll probably still ramble on about how women are the worst and then she'll try to set his head straight - and yeah, this is where he gets it a bit wrong and goes overboard. Or at least that's how I'd imagine it.
  9. In addition to what Luna said: People who were at the taping felt the ep was incomplete so with regards to the spoiler the current theory is that they'll film a tag with Sheldon and his mother talking about the ring.
  10. The thread has been a delight all day already - but this is really the icing on the cake! :D
  11. One spoiler and suddenly everything clicks into place!
  12. Your post came across a lot more aggressive than you may have intended. It's the internet and tone is hard to judge sometimes so it felt like you dropped a condescending rant into a friendly discussion. I know you mean well but your post came pretty much out of left field at that point.
  13. I was just about to comment with the exact same line - it'd be so perfect! lmao
  14. Maybe him showing her the ring was the initial idea for the premiere and then they figured it would be better left for a later more poignant moment? Plans change after all and maybe that's why things are the way they are with all these surprisingly blatant jabs...? The more I think about it the more I want Amy to haul out the flip charts and try to decipher his weirdo behaviour with science! lol
  15. I think the crux of the issue here is that all of this is happening in a very short time frame. Amy literally had no time to think so far and I think it fits that she doesn't have much of a side yet cause that's what she planned to figure out if... Sheldon would just leave her alone for a bit. So for now I'm still with the narrative and hope that this leads to her going off the grid by visiting her relatives or whatever and hopefully that'll also lead to a bit more character background. I absolutely agree with you about the Flash comment being really bad timing that triggered a bigger emotional reaction than it would probably have under other circumstances. As it has been said a lot of times, it's the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.
  16. I agree with the sentiment and I'd even go as far and say that now is the best time for this kind of drama with Shamy. Before you guys take out your pitchforks let me explain! lol Reading through the threads I think one of the most frequent questions was WHY NOW???? and I haven't seen anyone attempt to make sense of it. I personally think the timing is perfect for 2 reasons: 1) Assuming they expect the show to end with S10* it shouldn't happen too close to the finale. Putting this kind of relationship drama at the beginning of S9 leaves them enough time to patch things up for the finale. (*I know there's the possibly of S11 but let's stick with S10 b/c that's definitely save.) 2) Placing this after the very shippy happy S8 makes it easier to sell the idea that these two should be together. (This is probably a lot less straight forward than the other reason so bear with me on this one.) I've seen a lot of ppl say that Amy should have dumped him a lot earlier and while her anger may have been more justified at the beginning of S8 or even earlier I think it also makes it harder to root for the couple. I mean, even some of you Shamy shippers have said that you'd cheer for Amy to run because she deserved better. I can imagine the average viewer might have similar sentiments and wouldn't be interested seeing Amy getting back together with a jerk of a boyfriend like Sheldon (at that time anyway). But now with S8 we and the characters saw a glimpse of what could be the way to their happy ending. They made some big strides into the right direction and especially with episodes like The Fortification Implementation there's just this utter delight they take in each other's company. Adding all of these lovely moments makes a stronger case for them being right for each other - and not just for the audience but also for the characters themselves. I mean, again, yes, Amy's anger may have been more justified before all this but how believable would it for her to go back to Sheldon at that point? What would be in for her when all she got was like what, a naughty round of D&D and a semi-passionate kiss?? But now she had declarations (yes, multiple!) of love, Mars, their first sleepover and many other really lovely moments. It also makes it more believable that Sheldon would be so invested in this relationship that he's apparently ready to propose. Bottom line: I'd be a lot more worried if they had tried this earlier with the two of them and I'd probably be a lot less invested in the outcome. I am convinced the writers want the characters to want this relationship and the audience rooting for them - and doing this after they had already had some happy times makes it a lot easier and probably even less angsty cause you know that they'll be fine in the end. (Idk if this makes any sense to you but this is my take on it based on what we currently know.)
  17. I had a similar thought actually. *highfives* Especially with Lenny allegedly not being happy with the present I wonder if Penny tells Amy about it and they go "waitaminute!" and put 2 and 2 together. Cause from what I can tell so far nobody knows about what Sheldon was up to and maybe they throw a few hints towards Amy and have her figuring it out bit by bit. Who knows, could be fun!
  18. I want to punch him but also can't help and find this adorable. lol Thanks for the details!
  19. I watch a lot of shows and believe me the number of minutes really doesn't matter. What matters is how you deal with the story lines. 48 episodes are more than enough to give everyone a nice arc for those 2 seasons. I mean, if you think that the writers of this show aren't up to the task then that's your prerogative. But giving them the benefit of the doubt I think they can wrap this up quite neatly - especially if they're planning ahead with S10 as the final season. The only thing that has me worried is if they're unsure whether S10 will be the last or if the network wants more. Personally, I'd rather have a planned ending on a high note than a show that drags on and on and just kinda fizzles out until it's cancelled.
  20. This show has 24 episodes each season - that is a lot of time. It all depends on how they use it!
  21. I'm going out on a limb here and say that when people are excited about the 5 stages of grief no one wants it to end with Sheldon and Amy giving up on each other. Not even the writers. The 5 stages of grief thing is actually rather a vague concept and the bits that Juni posted are just an example from Wikipedia. It's not set in stone that this has to happen with this exact outcome - the writers have all the creative freedom to mess around with this and turn it into something unique and quirky that's in line with Shamy. I personally do think it's an intriguing approach. I mean, yes, it's an old and tired trope by now but especially after reading TheShamyShipper's account of the taping I feel they are putting their own spin on it. I also don't think that this puts too much blame on Sheldon - yes, he's kinda awful right now but tbqh that's nothing new. He's shown these tendencies many times before and even worse he usually got away with it and learned nothing or very little in the process. So I'm glad for now that Amy is standing her ground and I do hope that Sheldon is hit by the reality of the situation anytime soon. Maybe he really needs to be forced into isolation a bit when Leonard moves out, Amy visits her relatives or whatever, and the rest of the gang is busy with their own subplots. It would be a nice way to reflect on his character growth over the years since he started out as this guy who's constantly annoyed by other people but who now has to deal with the horrible feeling of loneliness. I hope when dealing with this he has an epiphany about what kind of man he wants to be. As for Amy I do hope we'll get an Amy-centric episode that finally gives her some room to breathe cause right now Sheldon is suffocating her. A bit more focus on Amy is also necessary because right now she's just on the defence which doesn't allow us to see what she's struggling with beyond Sheldon's antics. I like though that she is aware of what he's doing and sees right through his nonsense. lol
  22. Your opinion, sure - but tbqh evidence doesn't really support this theory. I don't think we need to worry about Jim being forced to do something that goes against whatever principles he has (which I assume go way beyond some making out scenes for that kind of show). On all accounts he and Mayim have a great relationship and are both into Shamy - there is no indication that the writers need to drag things out or tone it down for their sake.
  23. I've seen quite a lot of fans pinning down these kind of things onto Mayim's "conservatism" or whatever but I think that's doing quite a disservice towards her. When she talks about their kissing technique she's talking about what makes sense for the characters and what the director wants to see - there's no indication that she feels uncomfortable with any of this. I mean, she's freely joking about being "a very sexual actress". I don't think we need to worry about a bit of French kissing being too much for her.
  24. I agree. It's not your fault, Kazzie. Don't beat yourself up over this.
  25. April

    Hi there!

    Dang, I should've led with that! lol
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