Hi all! I've been on a spoiler hiatus, but was spoiled for 7x09 and then read the taping report for 7x08 ... So, while I dip my toe back into spoilerland, I have to say that I feel like the writers are going to deliver. That's not just wishful thinking. I mean, if they don't, at this point, it's not good writing. It's all build up with no pay off. Given that Sheldon can't help but swat her bottom and say how great she is when he's drinking, added to her one-liners about the lack of sex, they are due to have some physical contact, hopefully by January. That's my slightly educated guess on plot/pacing. Of course, I could be 100 percent wrong ... and frustrated.
Anyway, I'm not going to sweat it -- yet.