koops Posted February 11, 2013 Posted February 11, 2013 We seem to be having the same discussion over different forums. I agree. I have mixed feelings about this - on the one hand, I love that there has been so much emotional and relationship growth during this season owing to the differences between them and Sheldon's consequent introspection. But I still do miss seeing more of their 'relationship of the mind' camaraderie; we seem to see their conflict situations more often nowadays. Also, as you say, we've seen almost all of the growth solely in Sheldon; we're getting to see his thought-process play out, through hints and revelations, over this arc. I think this was intentional on the part of the writers; it was established in season 5 that Amy has changed enough to want a romantic relationship with Sheldon, and is eager for it, and now it's a question of how long it takes Sheldon to catch up on that. But it does leave less time and opportunity to show what's beautiful and relaxed, in their relationship. It also leaves us a little clueless, for now, as to how much of Sheldon's emotional journey Amy is privy to. I'm hoping that they will let it be revealed to her, little by little, to her happy surprise, and that will again bring them to a more stable state of companionship. Agreed. I'm all good for this season to play out the way it is playing out, if the aim was to literally have a season-long arc about Sheldon's emotional growth, if next season they can turn the page and do something different and bring them to a new stage that's something in between S4/5 and 6. I just don't want them to turn their relationship into a permanent push-and-pull relationship because, even though their push-and-pull isn't angsty at all, it's funny and enjoyable, it was never meant to be an opposites-attract type of relationship in the first place. I think they could use the summer hiatus as a turning point in a way. I was writing a superlong fic about the plot bunnies in my head (which is on hold because of the thesis right now, lol) and I had this idea of having Amy go off for the summer because her research goes awry somehow and she has to go finish it up somewhere else for the summer. I think having that distance over the summer hiatus might give a bit of a spin to the season premiere when you have her coming back, but at the same time since it happens over the summer we, as the audience, don't actually miss out on any Amy-time. In my plot bunny I actually have Sheldon not being able to take it anymore after a while and go after her, but I think for the show's sake it might be better for him to stay behind. But tbh they kept them apart alot in s5 too and they had alot of conflict too. They burnished the intellectual bond back in s4. It is necessary I think to build a level of angst between em. But don't you feel like there's a lot less of that camaraderie this year than last year? I don't disagree that a little bit of tension isn't necessary, if Sheldon gets too comfortable he's never going to go anywhere with it. But it'd be nice to have more "dogboy" moments, even if they're little and trivial. Just a sentence here and there, it doesn't take up a lot of time but it just reminds us that the intellectual bond is still there. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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