Jonny Posted May 13, 2017 Posted May 13, 2017 (edited) 3 hours ago, koops said: I hadn't read the entirety of Steve's interviews so this snippet escaped me: Not that there was any doubt in my mind before, but it's nice to get official confirmation that the writers' minds are on our same wavelength. There's not going to be any stupid drama, with Sheldon trying to hide things from Amy and no question that he was anything but innocent in all this. I think that also partly answers the doubt some might have regarding whether Sheldon proposed out of guilt. He's innocent in what happened, and wouldn't hide it if asked... if he felt guilty in any way, he wouldn't act the way he's acting. I mean, I do think there might be a bit of guilt in him at the fact that he didn't realize sooner what was going on, but that's not something he would propose for. Plus, he's had that idea in his head for 2+ years now. He's had time to think about it. It's tiresome to see reporters constantly asking if Sheldon is "ready", like he's some sort of dumb idiot who doesn't know what he wants. When has Sheldon ever made a step he wasn't 100% sure of? If anything, he's the opposite. He delays and delays and delays in order to make sure he's certain. And whenever he had reservations about something, he made it clear from the start and worked through them (like he did this season when he agreed to trying living together). I keep going back to Spoiler Alert, but back then it was Amy who was handling the whole situation in an immature way where her desire to live with her boyfriend trumped the reality that it's not the same as getting a roommate (she was all ready to move into Leonard's bedroom with her own bed), that there's a level of intimacy that goes far beyond that and she just wasn't getting it, while Sheldon did. He is more aware of the importance of certain commitments than most give him credit for. Yeah that snippet does give me confidence that they aren't going to use some drama to derail perhaps even delay the engagement. If it's true that's what they wanted to portray and get across to the audience that he was the innocent one in all this then I think they absolutely nailed it. It's the same impression I got from all the scenes. The only thing you can say he is perhaps a little bit guilty of is that he let her get that close in the first place (though to be fair she was less in your face and very sly and manipulative this time, maybe impossible for him to pick up on?). I suspect and he may never acknowledge this (but then again he could in perhaps a conversation with Amy in 11.1) that he feels a bit foolish that a) he didn't spot her intentions, Sheldon has had moments this season where he has got rather down that he hasn't spotted something/finds that frustrating e.g. emotion detector and b- that he didn't listen to his friends. Even if that is a factor and there is perhaps some remorse or he feels a bit stupid that he let her get that close despite warnings it is in no way a strong enough argument or a story painted with great depth by the writers to stop the engagement. Could Amy point out his shortcomings in that regard? I could perhaps see it, it would tie in with some of her concerns during the episode but I do expect her to be quite understanding. Most of her ire I suspect would be towards Ramona, I JUST HOPE there is no guilt or blaming herself here shown from Amy in dialogue. That she feels guilty she went away and something like this happened. Because in her line of work she is going to be away sometimes. She shouldn't be worried all the time that something is going to happen whilst she is away, that he cannot cope at all without her. Obviously Ramona was an unforeseen factor and completely out of her control. Edited May 13, 2017 by Jonny Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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