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  1. Here's the most satisfying finale possible in my mind:

    Sheldon and Penny wind up having sex in the elevator, that's how Penny gets pregnant

    On-stage during the Nobel speech, Sheldon doubles down instead of apologizing, and reveals the truth behind the child's conception while taunting

    Leonard jumps on stage and tries to kill him, Amy lands a good few kicks, it becomes quite a televised spectacle

    Long story story, Penny/Leonard and Amy/Sheldon both have ugly and lengthy divorce battles

    We have a time skip to a few years later, it looks like Nobel winner Sheldon has accepted he's back to being alone forever

    He hears 3 knocks at his door coming from Penny, she wants him to help raise their smart and beautiful child, they then duet sing Soft Kitty to him/her (and you thought the HIMYM finale TedxRobin blue french horn scene was sweet)

    Shenny is born and it all started with a Big Bang

    Subplot: Raj has a polyamorous marriage with all of his ex-girlfriends, and yes it takes place in India with the show finally expending a big budget

    Raj turns to the camera and says "Winning" as a piano falls on Howard/Bernadette for their years of being unsupportive friends

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  2. I think what I've come to understand is that not having the taping report really hurt this finale, it made "unraveling the mystery" a downer for expectations.

    So many articles made it sound like Big Bang Theory was done slacking around and was about to use its time well for a bunch of curveballs.

    What we got were several moments of padding/bickering, certain moments of fanservice they should not have pandered to (Amy conforming to the audience beauty standards), and something that felt like it didn't have the time to be ambitious. I think more went into marketing the event than the script.

     I liked the elevator like everyone else but you'd think they could write a lot more jokes with that then the luggage scene (that many bags made zilch sense). Penny seeming like she teleported down was better.

    I know time skips are a common series finale technique now, but 2 months later was just lame and not subversive. Imagine a finale where Sheldon's speech is the end of 1223 or halfway through 1224 and then we launch 5-10 years forward. It fixes the question of if Raj died alone, the smart and beautiful babies are actually seen (not even showing them makes the entire Penny flip even harder to swallow as necessary), and the possibilities for showing even more changed habits of Sheldon's were endless. Howard's father is all I can give them a pass on (though that could've been the parent conflict at the heart of 1222...)

    Just a montage set to some music strengthens the landing(like Young Sheldon rectified with), and THEN end on them sitting around eating.

    If Search Party doesn't end too the live action finale rankings of 2019 are:

    1. You're The Worst

    2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    3. Big Bang Theory

  3. Raj was probably over half the reason I even followed the show's 12th season, let alone the past 3 years

    The arranged marriage should have gone through, even if it ended in divorce I hate that they chickened out of it because there were ways to explore Raj through it that went unrealized

    Raj being Amy's makeover pal and gushing over a celebrity is all he did in the finale, just enforcing my family member's belief they are gay

    What a low blow

  4. One of the worst TV finales I have ever seen.

    Whoa, Penny and Leonard with an accident, what are abortions again? (Rhetorical question, let's hope Penny remembered to get one when they got back from Stockholm). Also talk about lazy jokes about her appetite changing.

    Sheldon and Amy's chemistry was all off, partially due to the forced drama (the jerk then grand gesture thing is really what they staked the entire climax on). I felt nothing. I was actually beginning to cheer for the unconventional Lorre ending where everyone actually kicks Sheldon out of their life and he ends up alone with just his Nobel. That would deconstruct things always working out for Sheldon and be bold/daring.

    Wow they finally pay an arm and a leg for kid actors. What a Howard/Bernadette tribute. Give it up for the non-invisible children. No Howard father but we have visible children. God they pulled out all the stops, so many sleepless nights of writing.

    But BY FAR the most disgustingly racist botch of the era. Not giving Raj one plot thread in the finale. Nothing, no throwaway line achievement. He shares a scene with Bert and his doggy. They break him off with Anu a week before the end, while Stuart moved along fine. 4 happy white couples and Raj. If you really need him at Stockholm and didn't have time for a plot for him, say he flew in from London and keep Rajnu. The description for the finale stated "Raj meets a new friend", take away 2 minutes of Howard/Bernadette worrying about their children to have Raj actually meet a new girl. A teaser. Everyone else gets their fairytale but even just hinting Raj found some compatibility will make their little writer wrists hurt.

    You also think "hey, this extra scene not taped in front of the audience could actually be some sort of last minute swerve they didn't want spoiled". No, it's just the theme song playing over them all sitting eating.

    Goodbye Big Barf Theory.

     

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  5. So the Anu storyline really was just there to keep things occupied (which is better than Raj doing no relationships but yeah that brings Season 12 down another notch)

    Raj will meet a new friend in the finale however, possibly someone who likes everything he likes, doesn't specify girl or guy though

    Mitch was a fun obstacle for Stuart/Denise, glad the move-in thing from Paintball got resolution

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  6. Leonard was a big cause of the thwarting of Campbell/Pemberton, and the Procreation Calculation said besides a Batmobile he wanted a Nobel

    Sheldon's Nobel win will be with his best friend and wife at his side, realistic or not

    and once he gets that the finale can also stay brave on no Lenny pregnancy

    Raj/Anu are likely to have a child, we know Shamy will have a child, and Howardette already reached full capacity

    Do you want Lenny to be special or not?

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  7. So I've noticed that it looks like Raj's past girlfriends are back

    At his wedding maybe?

    Honestly just having him and Anu not work out off-screen and having him reconnect with Lucy would be stronger for me as a Raj fan

    Lucy was back when it felt like they gave a damn, and if she can't be a series regular, Lucy can at least be a finale twist without draining their bank

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  8. Howard's plot amounted to "hey remember when Howard scoped out girls?" and not even using a Cheesecake Factory scene or guest girl for it made it especially extraneous. Too many plots this year are relying on member berries.

    Pemberton and Campbell are eliminated as threats by an undeniably absurd Kripke plot device (the odds of them going to college together, are we to just take it that Kripke knows every other sleaze besides himself?). This now either means a Shamy cake walk or a twinge of disappointment that they don't win it even with their names as the primary ones.

    P.S. Of course Penny's a plagiarizer

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  9. Slow clap for remembering the planetarium existed. Too bad that was a spectacularly bad Raj plot, and low for even this show if that's his final one. First, Anu is given one scene and thrown to the side instead of being able to play off Raj's feelings the full time. Howard and Bernadette probably had more lines than Raj did, because everything Raj does has to pass through them. There was just no punchline here, I don't buy that Raj would be taken out of context like this at all in the real world. Talking about Lady Gaga instead of actual science, just do your homework writers.

    Leonard having to change his personality to be assertive plots are a dime a dozen. It was a forced case in order to have a Leonard/Sheldon plot, when was the last time they even mentioned his spot or chinese food night?

    My family is calling the show boring. They called all of it boring. I knew one day they'd see the light.

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  10. "THURSDAY, MAY 16
    THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-9:00 PM) – SPECIAL ONE HOUR SERIES FINALE 


    Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) star in the special one-hour series finale. 

    THURSDAY, MAY 16
    YOUNG SHELDON (9:00-9:30 PM)


    “A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast” – Sheldon (Iain Armitage) invites the entire school to a party for the Nobel Prize announcements. Also, Meemaw (Annie Potts) learns more about Dr. Sturgis’ (Wallace Shawn) past, and Georgie’s (Montana Jordan) desire for cable TV leads to a standoff between him and George Sr. (Lance Barber). 2nd season finale. "

     

    As you can see, the Young Sheldon plotline is designed to complement Sheldon's own Nobel Prize announcement

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  11. Beverly being on her death bed is the only reason I'd accept a story this late with Beverly, though I'm not sure how Leonard's mother's funeral would set up finale

    I'm not mad Stuart/Denise have a plot, I'm mad that it's "haha we're bumming out at the Wolowitz house again" plot, which has never been a funny situation and never will be despite how hard the writers try to make it a thing

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  12. Oh boy, another episode where Bernadette doesn't allow Howard to have a hobby while Raj acts as a background foil to Howard's every move. Isn't it fun when everyone plays the exact role they've played in 100 other side plots? Plus Bert's paired up even though I could care less if his wife was a pet rock.

    Deprivation sequences were cringy, writer execution is the real thing failing Amy and womankind here.

    Sheldon singing Soft Kitty is the kind of thing that is mandatory from final season, and a cute Shamy moment, best part of the episode.

     

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