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I think the show is and has always been about Leonard and Penny. Sheldon, "You aren't finished with her yet, are you?" Leonard, "Our babies with be smart and beautiful." Even the writers, who famously pay no attention to continuity, wrote the 100th episode to be about Leonard and Penny. The did so intentionally, according to Lorre, because that relationship is the root of the show. They started the episode with Leonard and Penny wearing the same shirts they wore in the pilot. Sheldon and Leonard came up the stairs to find Penny standing in the open apartment. It was supposed to remind Leonard of that fateful day and prompt him to ask her out, unlike his failure to do so 5 years ago. It was renewal for the basic plot of the show. Lets hope they manage to keep it on track.

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I agree that Leonard/Penny is the central relationship of the show. I'm not crazy about them, and had some issues with the way their relationship was handled in season 3, but I liked this innovative way of getting them back on track (episode 100). I hope they do manage to 'take it slow' and actually keep the relationship now, as well as keep it interesting and funny.

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How do i say it.... i just watched all the episodes since they broke up in season 3 today to see if they are getting back together :D I just discovered this show recently and i've never shipped any couple like this. If i see Leonard sad i really get really sad and this really annoys me, because it always kinda ruins the show when i start to ship a coulple too much and i don't pay so much attention to all the other stuff... so i really need them to get back together to really enjoy the show again.


Speaking of science...my opinion is that the two really never had any chemistry together! For me there is something missing between them.

No chemistry? really? I hink they have the most chemistry ever in the history of sitcoms atleast.

Maybe really not that much now in season 5.. but that kiss in the beginning of season 3!?! that was just smokin hot!

There is something missing.. the communication part and Penny should be more open with him etc... i think something has to happen.. like Penny screws things up somehow and Leonard really loses hope with him for a second but then Penny really opens up to him and apologizes etc... then they would really work.

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I really love Leonard and Penny together and hope they are the endgame.

In fact, I love ALL of the pairings on the show. Leonard/Penny, Sheldon/Amy, and Howard/Bernadette. I have never watched a show where I was 100% content with all of the pairings, so this is a first for me. :)

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I can see why some people go with the 'no chemistry' angle but I think that the whole point is that they are still quite awkwardly feeling their way.

Leonard, who has spent most of his life having his sexual & professional confidence destroyed by his mother and now his roommate, has landed his absolute dream girl and is having a time of it trying to adjust.

Penny, who has daddy issues and a string of poor relationship decisions, knows that Leonard is probably the first decent guy she's been with so is also trying to adjust in her own way.

I really like the way that the writers have slowly developed the relationship as it gives it, and the show, more 'legs'. Same with very slowly advancing Penny's career. (Very slowly!)

On the other hand, the Penny-Sheldon chemistry is full on as they have clearly defined boundaries and not many reasons to compromise so they can let it all out. Non-sexually of course...

I'm with CarlyJane19 on the relationships tho'. They've all worked really well...even the Penny-Raj incident.

*runs for cover*

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If there was a real back story I guess it would be based on Leonard and Penny. Looking at Penny, the way she has been written, I see one important impediment to their continued relationship. When Leonard looks at Penny, he sees the girl of his dreams. He sees a girl he never thought he could be with. When Penny looks at Leonard she sees a friend, someone she knows adores her, someone who is kind and trustworthy, someone who would remain faithful to her. What she doesn't see is a man she is sexually attracted to. I think that is where the, "rub," lies. There is a gut feeling that she is settling if she stays with Leonard. He isn't going to become more attractive to her. She is always going to want the physical type of a Zack or Kurt. I think when it came time to say, "I love you, too," she choked. In 4x24 she said she had made a big mistake. Here we are half way through the 5th season, Leonard single, and she still waited for him to make a move. She is still, "taking it slow."

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I don't think that Penny now feels as though she is "settling" for Leonard. She may have when they first got together but after they broke up she realized just what she had given up by doing so. It may have helped that Leonard managed to hook up with Pria, another very attractive woman who in addition was very successful and sophisticated. I think that Penny realized that not only was Leonard a caring, loyal, stable, and plain nice guy, but one who has a promising career, and is attractive to some other attractive women.

What I like about the new Penny and Leonard relationship is that they both seem both more mature this time around. Leonard is still somewhat socially awkward and still says and does things that he hasn't a clue that they will upset Penny. I think what helps allot is that Penny realizes that Leonard isn't trying to hurt or upset her, he just doesn't realize that they do. It's not from a lack of caring, just a lack of understanding. What saves Leonard is that he tries to understand and that he really thinks that it will help his and Penny's relationship.

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I know they're not going to do this, but I wish they'd address the Alice thing. Leonard willingly went to Penny and admitted that he was thinking about cheating on Priya, even though he could see himself marrying her someday. If I were Penny, I would have red flags going up about that. If he was willing to cheat on Priya, who's to say he could some day cheat on Penny? And sure, you could say, "Well, then Priya must not have meant that much to Leonard after all," but this was a woman Leonard thought he would marry, and they were willing to make a long distance relationship work. There is no excuse for being unfaithful to your partner because someone more attractive or suitable for you comes along.

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I can see why some people go with the 'no chemistry' angle but I think that the whole point is that they are still quite awkwardly feeling their way.

Leonard, who has spent most of his life having his sexual & professional confidence destroyed by his mother and now his roommate, has landed his absolute dream girl and is having a time of it trying to adjust.

Penny, who has daddy issues and a string of poor relationship decisions, knows that Leonard is probably the first decent guy she's been with so is also trying to adjust in her own way.

I really like the way that the writers have slowly developed the relationship as it gives it, and the show, more 'legs'. Same with very slowly advancing Penny's career. (Very slowly!)

On the other hand, the Penny-Sheldon chemistry is full on as they have clearly defined boundaries and not many reasons to compromise so they can let it all out. Non-sexually of course...

I'm with CarlyJane19 on the relationships tho'. They've all worked really well...even the Penny-Raj incident.

*runs for cover*

If it went any slower they'd be at a stand still like penny's career or lack there of.


If it's realistic or believable why not but the way they got together wasn't two bad dates and all of sudden she says him while with Stuart, didn't want him to leave for the artic and then jumps him like a porn scene, plus the whole Leonard betraying Sheldon made zero sense or point and just swept under the rug, what a great message betray your best friend and get the girl, instead of penny asking him out when he returned and tried dating instead it was all about sex which is the reason they didn't work. Now if they're going to put them together I like the way they're going not rushing into things wanting to get right, all about each other instead all about sex.


Oh yeah and they seem to lack chemistry which translates into a boring couple.


I think the show is and has always been about Leonard and Penny. Sheldon, "You aren't finished with her yet, are you?" Leonard, "Our babies with be smart and beautiful." Even the writers, who famously pay no attention to continuity, wrote the 100th episode to be about Leonard and Penny. The did so intentionally, according to Lorre, because that relationship is the root of the show. They started the episode with Leonard and Penny wearing the same shirts they wore in the pilot. Sheldon and Leonard came up the stairs to find Penny standing in the open apartment. It was supposed to remind Leonard of that fateful day and prompt him to ask her out, unlike his failure to do so 5 years ago. It was renewal for the basic plot of the show. Lets hope they manage to keep it on track.

Well if that was true, but the show has no back story so this is irrelavant.


I know they're not going to do this, but I wish they'd address the Alice thing. Leonard willingly went to Penny and admitted that he was thinking about cheating on Priya, even though he could see himself marrying her someday. If I were Penny, I would have red flags going up about that. If he was willing to cheat on Priya, who's to say he could some day cheat on Penny? And sure, you could say, "Well, then Priya must not have meant that much to Leonard after all," but this was a woman Leonard thought he would marry, and they were willing to make a long distance relationship work. There is no excuse for being unfaithful to your partner because someone more attractive or suitable for you comes along.

I agree he went from the nice guy that wouldn't hurt her, to just like any other guy that did the same thing to her.


If there was a real back story I guess it would be based on Leonard and Penny. Looking at Penny, the way she has been written, I see one important impediment to their continued relationship. When Leonard looks at Penny, he sees the girl of his dreams. He sees a girl he never thought he could be with. When Penny looks at Leonard she sees a friend, someone she knows adores her, someone who is kind and trustworthy, someone who would remain faithful to her. What she doesn't see is a man she is sexually attracted to. I think that is where the, "rub," lies. There is a gut feeling that she is settling if she stays with Leonard. He isn't going to become more attractive to her. She is always going to want the physical type of a Zack or Kurt. I think when it came time to say, "I love you, too," she choked. In 4x24 she said she had made a big mistake. Here we are half way through the 5th season, Leonard single, and she still waited for him to make a move. She is still, "taking it slow."

I see his attraction real to her but for her I don't think she's attracted to him on 3.09 she explained how he wasn't the type she usually went out with physically and want not and in season 4 she would just say how great a guy he is or how nice he is never mentioned how attracted she is to him or have ever explained what attracts her to him which I since she's not that attracted to him of course look at Leonard though from the bird nest hair to the clothes and glasses not much their, but someone like penny needs more than he won't cheat and is a good guy.


I don't think that Penny now feels as though she is "settling" for Leonard. She may have when they first got together but after they broke up she realized just what she had given up by doing so. It may have helped that Leonard managed to hook up with Pria, another very attractive woman who in addition was very successful and sophisticated. I think that Penny realized that not only was Leonard a caring, loyal, stable, and plain nice guy, but one who has a promising career, and is attractive to some other attractive women.

What I like about the new Penny and Leonard relationship is that they both seem both more mature this time around. Leonard is still somewhat socially awkward and still says and does things that he hasn't a clue that they will upset Penny. I think what helps allot is that Penny realizes that Leonard isn't trying to hurt or upset her, he just doesn't realize that they do. It's not from a lack of caring, just a lack of understanding. What saves Leonard is that he tries to understand and that he really thinks that it will help his and Penny's relationship.

except that's exactly what she's doing settling in 3.09 she mentions how he's not the type she goes out physically and in season 4 she just mentions how a great guy he is, but never mentioned that she's attracted to him by his looks, yet they've never mentioned her attraction towards him or why it can't be his looks so someone like penny needs a guy that she's sexually attracted to, not when his best qualities are a nice guy and won't cheat that's a defintion of settling.

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Well first of all i think its very boring when Leonard has a girl friend as the show revolves around them and when Leonard and penny are together I feel they shouldn't be they do not look good together.

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Well first of all i think its very boring when Leonard has a girl friend as the show revolves around them and when Leonard and penny are together I feel they shouldn't be they do not look good together.

that's because leonard is such a boring and dull character I've seen in some time, when the show or just an episode revolves around him and penny or another female the show suffers due to leonard's character, and I just don't see sparks between him and penny, we have yet to know what's about them were they're drawn together or least from her view.

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As you can probably guess, I want to know what everyone thinks of them. I absolutely LOVE that they are getting back together! :D

AGREED !!! AND I love The pic above too !! Amy n Sheldon <3 :)


Whats my opinion of Leonard and Penny you ask ...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 :) Seriously, by the end of the series they better get married or Im gonna flip ! :) Oh and Amy and Sheldon too ! :)

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As you can probably guess, I want to know what everyone thinks of them. I absolutely LOVE that they are getting back together! :D

AGREED !!! AND I love The pic above too !! Amy n Sheldon <3 :)


Whats my opinion of Leonard and Penny you ask ...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 :) Seriously, by the end of the series they better get married or Im gonna flip ! :) Oh and Amy and Sheldon too ! :)

I don't see Amy and Sheldon lasting, for one they're to similar and I don't think he's sexually attracted to Amy her mind yes, looks no, I just see them breaking up and of course the show will have no use for her then, what are you referring to as body of penny and brains of Sheldon, if it's Amy maybe you need glasses?

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