hamerman55 Posted June 14, 2013 Posted June 14, 2013 Episode 6.02 was simply a housekeeping excersize for the writers. They were starting the "fixing" of the Penny character and they went down the list of all of Penny's faults during the first third of season 6. This is the only way to make any sense out of 6.02, they had a check list of all the Penny traits that caused problems in the relationship (many of which were piled on her in season 4), showed them to the viewers for review, then "fixed" them one by one. They got to the "I love you", then the "I am insecure", and finally, "I have commitment problems". For those viewer who followed the show closely and her remembered her agony of not having Leonard during season 4 and half of season 5, the almost breakup from 6.02 was truly a "WTF?" moment. The writers seemed to think it was needed for a review. It was truly a "WTF" moment for me, as one who has followed the show religiously since it started. It didn't follow the narrative, and quite frankly, her playing hard to get in the second part of season 5 and the first part of season 6 really didn't square with her being miserable without Leonard after the break up. Basically from "The Wheaton Recurrance" until "The Holographic Excitation", Penny has been varying degrees of unhappy, yet when Leonard asks her out, it is as if he has to woo her again. Maybe we can chalk this up to the difficulty sit-com writers have in writing couples actually getting together, and not stringing out the "will they/won't they". I am very much hoping that they accept the challenge of writing Leonard and Penny as a committed couple finding their way to getting married. They can take their time, as from where we are to there should include lots of story arcs (meeting the relatives, figuring out how to live together, dealing with Sheldon's interference, etc.) but that should be the goal, without breaking up two or three times. "Friends" we don't need. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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