wowbagger Posted December 21, 2015 Posted December 21, 2015 (edited) 1 hour ago, April said: This is interesting to me because the rest of your ramblings is exactly why I don't think that is what Lorre meant at all. Admittedly, I might be biased here because it'd fit my own opinion so neatly, so apologies for that, I guess. But in context of the character's development over the years, in context of the episode in question and even in context of the other interviews Lorre gave these days I don't believe for a moment that he thinks Sheldon at this point in life is doing this solely for some sort of clinical scientific reason or whatever. I think what he was talking about was how Sheldon tries to compartmentalise and reflect on these big developments in his life, and more specifically why he says the things he says immediately after the act. It's not unlike comparing the train kiss with that banjo player, even though we all know that this kiss was something that undoubtedly caused a huge shift inside of him. And on that same note I have no doubts that reaching that level of physical and emotional intimacy with Amy will cause an equally huge shift inside of him. The most interesting part in Lorre's interview (and Molaro has hinted something similar) is the question of how he'll deal with all of this once his mind has processed what happened and we see him and Amy interacting in regular situations again. With kissing we saw how that quickly became a regular part of their dating protocol. I expect the writers to try and figure out a similar way to get the couple to that "they do that now" point when it comes to sex. That said though, you can tell with the episode and the interviews that for all those bold story telling decisions they made this year, they're still treading very carefully around the topic of Sheldon's urges which makes me think that first and foremost they want to see how the general audience received the story line. Seeing the overwhelmingly positive reaction this got I'm hoping that they can put whatever worries they might have had aside and write the next stories with the appropriate confidence - and maybe then we'll finally get that post-coitus cuddle and Sheldon with messy sex hair! Oh, I agree that, very frequently, what shows up on screen does much to recontextualise what was said in interview by the writers. The post-SiK comparison to the banjo player was fascinating to me precisely because it may have looked deflating that Sheldon was stacking kissing Amy along with the banjo player, but it was huge to me-and to a gobsmacked Leonard- precisely because it was so unprecedented that Sheldon would think of physical intimacy with another human as one of the most wonderful things about a trip. And then, when pressed to rank the experiences, Sheldon says he'd have to gather additional data (God bless Leonard's 'Additional data- YOU DAWG!'). So perhaps we're meant to think of that when Sheldon says 'I can't wait till your next birthday to do that again'. It's his 'let me gather more data' approach at play. I'm quite pleased to think of it that way, certainly! The only thing that had me narrowing my eyes a little was the whole 'But don't worry, guys! Sheldon's still Sheldon! He's still above sex!' vibe. The anxiety of it. And then I thought 'Ah, whatever. So long as that is not what winds up on screen, I'm not bovvered.' Edited December 21, 2015 by wowbagger Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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