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2 hours ago, Zephon75 said:

My biggest issue with this season is how much of it has focused on Shamy and their Super Symmetry/Nobel Prize story arc, and it's all down to the writers. After they knew this was the final season they should have in  my opinion made sure ALL!!!! the characters got a good amount of plots and maybe story arcs.  But instead, they decided to go overboard on Shamy plots and the Super-Symmetry/ Nobel Prize story arc, a story arc, in my opinion, that is not only quite rubbish it isn't very scientific but most of all is just BORING. It has been excessively dragged out which was just unnecessary and has taken away time that could have been better used giving you know the other characters some plots instead.  But nooo the writers in the infinite wisdom thought lets  just waste the limited number of episodes we have giving Shamy a season-long story arc.   I know some say that they won't end up getting a Nobel Prize, i kind of hope they don't , but i can't see them covering it so much for it only to end in failure. So with it been covered in so many episodes with the conclusion, as far as i know, has not happened yet ,  i think he will get the Nobel Prize.  As i can't see them dedicating so much time this season on a story arc only for it to end in disappointment, and lets not forget it is Sheldon after all, he will be given his dreams even when others are denied theirs. 

To make your comments clearer I have made an unofficial count of the episodes. For seasons 10 and 11 there were 48 episodes. By my count Sheldon/Shamy were featured in 27 of them, Lenny in 13 and the balance were either Howardette, Raj or an ensemble episode. So far for this season 12 there are 19 episodes counting tonight and Sheldon/Shamy have been featured in 12 of them, with I believe more to go (no.21), Lenny in 5 and the balance ensemble episodes  So, that makes a total of 39 episodes for Sheldon/Shamy, 17 for Lenny and 11 episodes for Howardette, Raj and ensemble episodes.  Not a very fair equity and drives home your point of the excessive plotlines for Sheldon/Shamy

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7 hours ago, Tatyshka said:

Hi, everybody. I'm a TBBT fan from Russia. I'm really sad to see what writers do with Lenny. no matter how the story ends, for me the theme of Lenny’s kids remain in the gray zone. and I'm not going to watch season 12 again.

Welcome :)

As you can see, many of us are upset with what the writers have done with Lenny, and we have this thread to share those feelings.

Personally for the time being I don't see any grey there, nothing has changed since 12×03. There's still time but I've been disappointed by these writers so many times that I personally don't expect anything. I'll have to pretend this season never happened and stick to fanfiction...

It is trully sad to read how many of us love so much of the Lenny story and how the writers had deeply disappointed and upset us. I will never understand their decisions regarding Lenny in this last season. I had hopes with it being the last season we will finally get some nice Lenny developments and then... 

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     ^     Seriously, now. Did Penny picked up on our last trendsetting debate here?

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The stop button on the remote?

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14 hours ago, chucky said:

Basically their closed minded attitude toward Shamy and their boring science bull has caused the season to be a waste and a dud of a season. Someone, Chuck, should guided the so called Shamy writers that their were 5 other main characters to write about!

If Chuck wasn't happy with them he would have let them know. It's not what I expected for a last season but those people care about ratings and the ratings have still been high. Chuck wants to go out on top and he is. So, unfortunately, he probably has no issue with any of this.

 

14 hours ago, chucky said:

Season 6 and before!

Season six was my favorite season because of the strong ensemble eps in it.

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22 hours ago, Mario D. said:

I know it seems a longshot at this time but I sincerely hope they change their minds and have Penny just say she is pregnant. Just to see Leonard's face and excitement would probably be enough satisfaction.

Not for me. What upsets me is not Penny's not wanting kids, but that L & P just leave it at that. Leonard has to respect Penny's decision, obvs, but he should try to get to the bottom of her feeling of not wanting kids. It would be IC for P not to fully understand her own feelings here. If they really got to understand P's feelings that in itself would be a big thing, growth in their relationship. If this led to P wanting kids after all, so much the better, but the main thing IMO is that the Lenny relationship shouldn't be  static.

It's happened before, that something important comes up in Lenny's life and the story drops it and cuts to another couple with zero chemistry whose "love" has never been made believable. Eg the ep in the cabin in the woods where P told L she hated her job.

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2 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

It's not what I expected for a last season but those people care about ratings and the ratings have still been high

The ratings could have been so much higher if not for the wasted, boring time on the shamy science fiasco, my opinion!

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The ratings could have been so much higher if not for the wasted, boring time on the shamy science fiasco, my opinion!
Yep, the number one rating show and the writing sucks big time.

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1 minute ago, Tonstar17 said:

Yep, the number one rating show and the writing sucks big time.

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So, so, so true!

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10 hours ago, JohnPhD said:

Not for me. What upsets me is not Penny's not wanting kids, but that L & P just leave it at that. Leonard has to respect Penny's decision, obvs, but he should try to get to the bottom of her feeling of not wanting kids. It would be IC for P not to fully understand her own feelings here. If they really got to understand P's feelings that in itself would be a big thing, growth in their relationship. If this led to P wanting kids after all, so much the better, but the main thing IMO is that the Lenny relationship shouldn't be  static.

It's happened before, that something important comes up in Lenny's life and the story drops it and cuts to another couple with zero chemistry whose "love" has never been made believable. Eg the ep in the cabin in the woods where P told L she hated her job.

I can certainly agree with you  as I have always thought there is some underlying reason why she does not want children. But, I kind of have lost hope on this topic ever being explained because the time is short for the end and at this point if they do try to explain it will be rushed and without any impact.

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Think the writers put an end to it with an exclamation point when Penny hugged her Dad and Leonard. For me that was the end to it. Since then it’s been helping the Shamy from Kitchen Island HQ! The Lenny story is over. Long live Amy the career physicist!


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2 minutes ago, Itwasdestined said:

Think the writers put an end to it with an exclamation point when Penny hugged her Dad and Leonard. For me that was the end to it. Since then it’s been helping the Shamy from Kitchen Island HQ! The Lenny story is over. Long live Amy the career physicist!


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If what you say is true, there's no reason for me to watch the sheldon cooper show!!

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If what you say is true, there's no reason for me to watch the sheldon cooper show!!

If you watch for substantial Lenny only, then you’re done. ( Leonard gets one more visit from mommy and Penny reached her peak with the attempted poaching at the convention a few episodes back)
If you watch for cute Lenny moments and tidbits, there’s still a pulse.
If you’re expecting Shamy to step back from centre stage, good luck with that.
If you watch the show for everyone like me, then business as usual with an occasional moan about wtf they’ve done to Lenny and why Amy has dumped her long standing celebrated career in neurobiology to become the poster girl for female physicists in Nobel land!


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2 minutes ago, Itwasdestined said:


If you watch for substantial Lenny only, then you’re done. ( Leonard gets one more visit from mommy and Penny reached her peak with the attempted poaching at the convention a few episodes back)
If you watch for cute Lenny moments and tidbits, there’s still a pulse.
If you’re expecting Shamy to step back from centre stage, good luck with that.
If you watch the show for everyone like me, then business as usual with an occasional moan about wtf they’ve done to Lenny and why Amy has dumped her long standing celebrated career in neurobiology to become the poster girl for female physicists in Nobel land!


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You maybe right, I should be able to last thru a few more episodes. 8)

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Okay i need to ask you guys a question, as i don't read TR mainly to stop me from not watching an episode .But after watching the last episode which was just awful. I want to know in the next three episodes 20,21, 22 do Lenny actually get a plot or are they going to continue being Shamy sidekicks?, just a yes or no will do no need to elaborate. 

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Just now, Zephon75 said:

Okay i need to ask you guys a question, as i don't read TR mainly to stop me from not watching an episode .But after watching the last episode which was just awful. I want to know in the next three episodes 20,21, 22 do Lenny actually get a plot or are they going to continue being Shamy sidekicks?, just a yes or no will do no need to elaborate. 

Yes, episodes 20 and 22 are Leonard-centric (we don’t have a TR for 22 though, but it’s clear from the description :)

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6 minutes ago, Zephon75 said:

Okay i need to ask you guys a question, as i don't read TR mainly to stop me from not watching an episode .But after watching the last episode which was just awful. I want to know in the next three episodes 20,21, 22 do Lenny actually get a plot or are they going to continue being Shamy sidekicks?, just a yes or no will do no need to elaborate. 

The penultimate episode well be a Lenny episode apparently. 

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From what 3ku11 posted in the Lenny thread

 

http:// https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/19/big-bang-theory-just-teased-ends-penny-leonard-final-season-trailer-9270790/

 

if this interpretation of the preview for the next episode about Leonard questioning his job at Caltech is correct, then the writers have managed to dredge up a past one off conflict to throw in one last spanner in the works for Lenny.

 

Flashback to the murder mystery episode of S7 when Leonard and Penny differ on who should follow the other and drop their careers spurred on by Rajs future scenario for them. The writer of the article assumes it’s just a given Lenny will finish the show moving out of Pasadena based on Leonard finding a job elsewhere. However, unlike the fanciful dream of actress superstardom Penny thought meant Leonard would drop everything to follow her around the world, Penny now has a real job she is successful at and currently enjoying and proud of.

 

Enter finale conflict - what if Penny doesn’t want to leave her job and Leonard gets a great job interstate or overseas? WTF writers!?

 

 

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Just now, Itwasdestined said:

From what 3ku11 posted in the Lenny thread

 

http:// https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/19/big-bang-theory-just-teased-ends-penny-leonard-final-season-trailer-9270790/

 

if this interpretation of the preview for the next episode about Leonard questioning his job at Caltech is correct, then the writers have managed to dredge up a past one off conflict to throw in one last spanner in the works for Lenny.

 

Flashback to the murder mystery episode of S7 when Leonard and Penny differ on who should follow the other and drop their careers spurred on by Rajs future scenario for them. The writer of the article assumes it’s just a given Lenny will finish the show moving out of Pasadena based on Leonard finding a job elsewhere. However, unlike the fanciful dream of actress superstardom Penny thought meant Leonard would drop everything to follow her around the world, Penny now has a real job she is successful at and currently enjoying and proud of.

 

Enter finale conflict - what if Penny doesn’t want to leave her job and Leonard gets a great job interstate or overseas? WTF writers!?emoji35.png

 

 

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What about the other Raj’s scenario where they both live in New York? 😜 

Anyway, I think if they move, they only do it together, and even if Penny has some doubts on the way, it’s fine, it’s a big desicion to make. And I’ll be glad if they move and stop being sidekicks to their friends 24/7

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What about the other Raj’s scenario where they both live in New York?  
Anyway, I think if they move, they only do it together, and even if Penny has some doubts on the way, it’s fine, it’s a big desicion to make. And I’ll be glad if they move and stop being sidekicks to their friends 24/7

I’ll be glad if THEY move too. It’s a great finale for them if they choose freedom from solving all of Shamy’s problems. I just don’t feel comfortable about potential conflict they throw in because that’s what they write for Lenny stories. Penny decides no kids, Leonard decides job elsewhere, Both without consultation.


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Just now, Itwasdestined said:


I’ll be glad if THEY move too. It’s a great finale for them if they choose freedom from solving all of Shamy’s problems. I just don’t feel comfortable about potential conflict they throw in because that’s what they write for Lenny stories. Penny decides no kids, Leonard decides job elsewhere, Both without consultation.


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Yes, them not discussing important issues bothers me too... but hopefully in the final episode writers will give Lenny what they clearly deserve :) 

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The TR said eventually Siebert gives Leonard a role in a research he wanted to lead or something like that...

I do agree it's another example of them not talking to each other. I think this is, again, due to the writers not thinkimg through what they write. To me they were going for comedic over-correction (Leonard exaggeratedly doing what he wants without considering others' feelings) and did not take into account that it is yet another example of Lenny not talkimg to each other about major decisions, which makes them look bad and not so happy as the writers claim they are.

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50 minutes ago, bfm said:

The TR said eventually Siebert gives Leonard a role in a research he wanted to lead or something like that...

I do agree it's another example of them not talking to each other. I think this is, again, due to the writers not thinkimg through what they write. To me they were going for comedic over-correction (Leonard exaggeratedly doing what he wants without considering others' feelings) and did not take into account that it is yet another example of Lenny not talkimg to each other about major decisions, which makes them look bad and not so happy as the writers claim they are.

Just another example of the way the writers mistreat Lenny while showing all the love to shamy!

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