3ku11 Posted October 13, 2013 Posted October 13, 2013 (edited) I'm going to try to be clinically correct here, in my clinical ignorance. They did not have sex. They were intimate. But my view is, whatever happened, they all got past it. And I agree Raj is always sketchy. He is loved by some, but I have to stretch sometimes to feel that love. He's a sad puppy, and has bitten people who meant him well. I know there is room for argument, but I'll step back from that one. I do know that I was gobsmacked when I saw the episode and I was astounded they went there. S4 was terrific, because Leonard and Penny got past the issue of just being convenient to each other. They really do want to be together. What has always been endearing to me and what I have heard from people who watch this show, regardless of your personal preferance's of the show when it come's to the relationship's between the character's. From the beginning the core premise has been the Egghead desiring the hot chick from across the hall, so viewers have almost been in air pilot mode looking at life and the world from the point of a view of a lovable geek with social ineptness approaching life, Penny, his job with all the best intention's and with all the awkwardness in the world. And seeing Leonard's strategy on life, his relationship's, his job, Penny e.t.c. His entire behaviour was chosen based on his relationship with his mother, the way his Mother raised him caused it to physically manifest on his entire life. Now as we see Leonard grow and the show grow, we are almost seeing the show now from Penny's vantage point, after seeing Leonard chase the hot chick, and like you said they choose each other out of convenience, I mean that was really the reason they decided to date in the first place, go back to 1x17 The Tangerine Factor, choosing to date Leonard was convenient to the circumstances, dating gym guy's was clearly not working, being from Nebraska and being hot she clearly dated guy's who were more her social equal's, this had an effect on her peer's too, a side note it's amazing really Penny befriended these nerd's, it's not every day a gorgeous archetypical girl would warm to a couple of eggheads, I mean this was prooven when Alicia moved in, she took advantage of the fact they are nerd's, but gave nothing back in return, although Penny was like her she was genuine, she was almost oblivious and innocent to their geekiness and intelligence. But anyway she dated Leonard for more what the heck my dating life cannot get any worser, and Leonard well he had a massive crush on her so he wasen't going to b second guessing his decision seeing he asked her. Although I remember he was regretting it later on, because they were both unsure about the whole thing, seeing they were both so different in term's of who they usually dated. Where is since Season 4 you are seeing the show from Penny's point of view you seeing Penny struggle, fixate on everything Leonard does and how this impact's her perception of thing's. So they are both equal's now, with growth their situation and circumstance's have both changed, with time come's wisdom, and that wisdom has changed their outlook on life, Penny's self actulization has changed from her idealistic, you could argue naive world views which obviousley involved wanting to be a big movie star when she was 21, ti now 27 realizing her decisions now impact all her relationship's, so her happiness and success has now been transfered to her relationship's and Leonard especially. And Leonard's self actulization has changed in the fact, he is no longer seeking the approval of women, that he has been seeing his entire life, so a women who show's him affection, love, and approval is not something Leonard is used to, you could almost argue he feel's he doesen't deserve it, hence why he has always been so submissive. So I get why some people don't see the thing with Lenny, but I feel Leonard and Penny have shifted social convention on it's head, Penny with all the information at hand and with all the reason's in the world not to be with Leonard, she choose him same with Leonard. What's endering with their relationship is early on Leonard was the egghead desiring the hot chick, now as they make alteration's to their life's through their expereinces, it's Penny who is realizing the past three season's how great Leonard is, so when they get married it should be very over whelming for Leonard. Edited October 13, 2013 by 3ku11 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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