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Another thing that again shows the huge growth from over 4 years ago....

When the idea of procreating came up he said "keep it in your spacepants"...so gone are the ideas of having a child in a petry dish....if they do procreate it will be the old fashion way!!! And he didn't seem against it....

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Another thing that again shows the huge growth from over 4 years ago....

When the idea of procreating came up he said "keep it in your spacepants"...so gone are the ideas of having a child in a petry dish....if they do procreate it will be the old fashion way!!! And he didn't seem against it....

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And when they do start having sex, I bet he's the one that's not going to be able to keep it in his space pants....

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Another thing that again shows the huge growth from over 4 years ago....

When the idea of procreating came up he said "keep it in your spacepants"...so gone are the ideas of having a child in a petry dish....if they do procreate it will be the old fashion way!!! And he didn't seem against it....

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And several times before we've heard him say he doesn't care for children. But here he is pointing out to Amy about his knowledge on getting children to like you. And I want to say it took him some strength to say "keep it in your space pants" cause there was a big pause after Amy's line.

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ok just saw the promotional photos of the next episode....So Amy is rocking that denim (aka ass hugging) skirt a LOT this season.....hmmmm....wonder if that is being done to subtly get her sex appeal amped a bit......

 

Its by far her most flattering skirt (don't mind the tan tight one either). 

 

Just thinking between her tighter skirts and his bare chest this season....a gentle nudge getting viewers ready for a sexual Shamy in the future....

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Oh my lord.  The posts on this episode is driving me crazy.  The BBT is on hiatus in UK at the moment, the last one we saw was 8.10 - The Champagne Reflection, so heaven only knows when we get to see the rest.  I love spoilers - else why am I here - but try not to view excerpts when they air on YouTube so that I can see the whole episode 'fresh' as it were with all your comments and views in my mind.

 

However, I did not have the will power to wait for the SIK,or the ILY, and can foresee that this will be the case here, because I really really do not think that I can wait months for this one.

 

 

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I haven't seen the episode yet (damn work!) but from looking at gifs and reading people's reviews of the ep, I was saying that I really appreciate how they're slowly but gradually shifting Sheldon from being someone who's in complete denial about the passage of time and the idea that things will change with time, and in the future, to someone who's becoming more and more able to accept it, compromise and even understand the issue as soon as it's presented to him. I know that some would say that they would have preferred if Sheldon had considered the implications for his relationship with Amy right away when he made that application, but I think that would have been unrealistic precisely because this is a man who less than a year ago lived in the delusion that he would have lived with Leonard (and Penny) forever, while keeping the rest of his life in a perpetual status quo. I think the small steps the writers are taking away from that mindset (first with him compromising and allowing to let Leonard go, here with him immediately getting the point Amy was trying to get across - that him leaving for Mars would have profound effects on their relationship, a relationship Sheldon is obviously not even remotely thinking of terminating), are the perfect way to make the moment where Sheldon finally makes a plan for his *personal* future (because he does make plans for his professional future, but those are the only ones he makes) of his own will, especially including Amy, more believable than a sudden jump from "Leonard is not moving out and I am living with Leonard and Penny forever and ever!" to making big plans for his future with Amy. I think the writers are doing a great job of setting up the foundations for him to be ready to make that step (which, at this stage, I think it's probably going to come in the form of him asking her to move in), and this episode in particular drove that point home over and over and over.

 

What's particularly endearing to me is how, when she says "I want us to be planning our future together", you see the lightbulb going off in his head immediately. Before, he's caught up in one of his usual exciting ideas and that's all he can see and focus on and he doesn't get the implications or why Amy is mad, and he thinks she's mad because he applied in the first place. As soon as she says that line, it finally dawns on him that their status quo won't hold up through this whole endeavor and he immediately tries to find a solution because he does not want to break up with her. He's willing to choose her over his application if he has to. Which I think it's huge. And even more so, I think he finally thought about the fact that he might end up dying up there and, confronted with that thought, he does not want to go without Amy by his side. Sheldon might not be making big plans of weddings and babies and white picket fences with her (at least not yet, that we have seen), but that does not mean he sees their relationship as a temporary thing that's of lesser importance and he would be willing to give up if need be: he does see it as a 'until death do us part' bond, regardless of whether that means long distance Earth-Mars, or maintaining their status quo in Pasadena, or dying on another planet together. 

 

His reluctance to think about life passing by and things changing is one of the things I relate the most with him about, although I'm more self-aware about my denial than he is, I guess. So this whole thing really struck me, and I really get where he's coming from and I appreciate how the writers are navigating him through this to get him to a point where he can and wants to think about the future.

 

And I think Amy needs to get a lot of credit here too. She's not stopping him from his goals or holding him back, she just wants to factor in the equation. I loved how when he asked her if she wants him to withdraw the application she was all "That's not the point!", essentially. Amy doesn't want to keep a leash on Sheldon, despite what some haters like to think. She just wants to be in the picture as much as he is in hers, which is a very realistic expectation in a relationship, and something that's hard to do when dealing with a Sheldon. It's a very mature problem, and one that was glaringly obvious to me in the S7 finale. The main reason why I had essentially dropped the show was precisely because the writers were handling it as if Amy is not a factor whatsoever. And doesn't even have a right to be a factor, to the point that her friends don't even think about warning her that her boyfriend is leaving for good. I didn't have a problem with Sheldon not yet factoring Amy into it, because he still had to get there, as much as the writers not making the point that he should have factored her into the equation and that it was a problem that he didn't think about her needs and rights as a girlfriend. They've been making it up ever since, starting from the premiere, but this episode really sealed the deal for me. Finally, we are having them being written like a *real* couple, and not sending the message that if sex isn't part of the equation, then it's not really a real relationship with all that goes with it. THANK YOU, WRITERS!

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Hey guys...

This episode was so amazing! I never saw Sheldon smile so much! Especially in the beginning, when they are announcing about the turtle, while she speaks he is looking at her with such a lovely face...

OMG

And the hug

And the conversation about having children

I won't survive until the end of the season!

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Oh my lord.  The posts on this episode is driving me crazy.  The BBT is on hiatus in UK at the moment, the last one we saw was 8.10 - The Champagne Reflection, so heaven only knows when we get to see the rest.  I love spoilers - else why am I here - but try not to view excerpts when they air on YouTube so that I can see the whole episode 'fresh' as it were with all your comments and views in my mind.

 

However, I did not have the will power to wait for the SIK,or the ILY, and can foresee that this will be the case here, because I really really do not think that I can wait months for this one.

Here, in Brazil, we only can see on Warner and it isn't updated. So I watched on internet! There is a wonderful site, but be careful of virus:

http://megafilmeshd.net/series/the-big-bang-theory.html

 

:) 

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A few random thoughts on this episode, beyond repeating what others have said above about seeing happy, smiling Sheldon; the tender hug; his growth, etc.

First, I found the clothes they wore in this episode interesting. Amy and Sheldon wore the same jackets they wore way back in S4s Alien Parasite episode, where Amy goes to meet Zach in the bar and tries "the experiment" of holding Sheldon's hand as they walked afterwards. It really drove the point home, in my head anyways, how much this couple has grown over the seasons. Same clothes, same people; very different dynamic between them.

Second, my take on Sheldon ignoring his friends' advice/comments about applying to Mars, and not fully getting how upset Amy would be. While in many ways I think this was just a plot device, to show both he's still Sheldon AND he's learning/growing. Cuz let's face it, Amy stood up for herself quick and stated her hurt and expectations/desires--great growth for Amy too, no "stuffing" her feelings away, or making sarcastic comments. Sheldon saw she was upset, and tried to fix it--going as far as chasing her down the hallway (I don't think we've ever seen that before), and thus him applying to Mars set up the whole resolution. Fine.

But I think there's more to be said here. My interpretation is based on accepting what Sheldon offered to Amy by way of explanation to her "why did you apply?" The video. He states in it that he believes, as a scientist, it's HIS DUTY to help expand human knowledge. And we know from other episodes that Amy too considers herself a "scientist above all else" (S6 Workplace Proximity). So I think Sheldon ignored his friends comments and applied anyways because (a) he felt it was his duty or moral obligation, and (B) he thought Amy, being like him in her passion for science and self-conception as a scientist above all else, would agree with him doing so.

Anyways, overall really enjoyed the episode. Aside from the Shamy, I loved seeing all the couples acting like couples.

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I have a question about a future spoiler for the most recent taping report. It says in the tag scene Sheldon and Amy were playing in the Tardis. Does anyone actually know what that means?

 

Also doesn't Sheldon seem so much more tender now, especially towards Amy? It makes me think that when they do get around to coitus, what ever they show us is going to be very sweet.

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 rachelshamyfan- aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... that is just adorable!!!!!!

 

The robot really does have feelings!!! He does love Amy!!!!!!!!!! Does he actually realize though that by asking her to come to Mars (even though it will never really happen) with him that he is in fact asking her for a lifetime commitment???

Amy knows he probably won't get chosen, too far- fetched even for them.

Was she using this as an excuse to see his reaction to being together in the future... kind of like a payback for all the nasty things he had said before boarding the train in May??? Is she testing the waters??? :fi_lone_ranger:

 

oh these two are soooo getting married!

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Also doesn't Sheldon seem so much more tender now, especially towards Amy? It makes me think that when they do get around to coitus, what ever they show us is going to be very sweet.

 

Yes, I agree. And I think that's the reason why it's great that a ) the writers are taking their own sweet time getting there and b ) that they're not giving it away quickly just to give in to fans' pressures. If you rush Shamy into sex without taking the time to develop them slowly, you can't do it IC without having some stupid scenario where Sheldon is a complete jerk during and after or Amy manipulates him into giving her sex or they both get drunk and regret it the next day or some other overly dramatic and Midol-filled scenario. I am very grateful that the writers are giving it the right importance, taking it seriously, and probably saving it for one of those rare moments where the show allows itself to be relatively emotional and not ruin it all with a joke. They've handled all their milestones beautifully, I expect no less from that one, whenever it may come. 

 

eta: OMC Rachel that zoom :icon_cry:

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I have a question about a future spoiler for the most recent taping report. It says in the tag scene Sheldon and Amy were playing in the Tardis. Does anyone actually know what that means?

No. THEY are not playing, Sheldon is. Amy is just there, sitting (on her bed I assume).

What happends is that Sheldon runs into her room, dressed as Dr. Who, he's super excited and shouts something to Amy, then he says something else and then goes "Oh I forgot my sonic screwdriver" and runs out. Amy sighs and goes "I really didn't think this through"

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I haven't read anybody else's thoughts yet so if I'm repeating, I apologize. I am just so proud of how Sheldon and Amy worked out their issues last night. Sheldon, dealing with the problem on his own. He didn't go to his friends and ask for advice on how to fix the situation. He figured it out how to fix the problem himself. (He really is growing up :)) Then Amy....oh my sweet Amy. I was so proud of her for standing up for herself and her feelings.She stated plainly why she was upset and left it to Sheldon in this case to figure out the best solution to the problem they were having. I love how they are learning to communicate with each other and work on their problems themselves  :) 

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Yes, I agree. And I think that's the reason why it's great that a ) the writers are taking their own sweet time getting there and b ) that they're not giving it away quickly just to give in to fans' pressures. If you rush Shamy into sex without taking the time to develop them slowly, you can't do it IC without having some stupid scenario where Sheldon is a complete jerk during and after or Amy manipulates him into giving her sex or they both get drunk and regret it the next day or some other overly dramatic and Midol-filled scenario. I am very grateful that the writers are giving it the right importance, taking it seriously, and probably saving it for one of those rare moments where the show allows itself to be relatively emotional and not ruin it all with a joke. They've handled all their milestones beautifully, I expect no less from that one, whenever it may come. 

 

eta: OMC Rachel that zoom :icon_cry:

 

Koops, I love your Turtle!Rocket avatar!

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