Who would have guessed The Big Bang Theory season 8 finale would begin with everyone’s favorite nerdy couple making out on the couch? The moment was jarring. Should we assume that Sheldon and Amy’s relationship has heated up to a slow boil? Did something happen in the fort a few weeks ago? And why does it seem weird that he’s kissing Amy at the beginning of the episode, but it’s completely believable (and bittersweet) that he’s holding an engagement ring at the end of the episode? Could this be the last we see of Shamy? Where’s my BAZINGA, Chuck Lorre?
It may sound surprising for a comedy to go out with a cliffhanger, but that’s exactly what The Big Bang Theory is planning to do on Thursday night. In fact, there will be several threads left dangling when the CBS series signs off for its eighth season—and we have Sheldon (Jim Parsons) to blame. Find out what’s in store from executive producer Steve Molaro:
For the first time in eight seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Beverly Hofstadter and Mary Cooper are in the same room. Christine Baranski delivers condescending lines with zero emotion as Leonard’s disapproving mom. Laurie Metcalf owns the fact that Sheldon’s mama is chock-full of East Texas charm and righteous judgment. It’s the mother of all episodes.
The arrival of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard’s (Johnny Galecki) mothers will shine a light on their very unconventional friendship during Thursday’s episode of The Big Bang Theory.
“This is the first time their moms meet in the flesh,” executive producer Steve Molaro tells EW. “They are very different women. It is as explosive as you might think it would be.”
It’s all fun and games on The Big Bang Theory, until Raj’s drone stops working. Fortunately his best friend is an MIT graduate with a degree in engineering. If anyone can manipulate the inner workings of a pilotless aircraft, it’s Howard Joel Wolowitz. And with Sheldon Cooper at his side, things are destined to go smoothly. Bazinga.
There was an extensive amount of scientific jargon peppered throughout The Big Bang Theory this episode. It’s ironic that the general theme was the importance of communicating, yet I felt left in the dark since I’m not up to speed on NASA’s Discovery Program. I decided to wing it and researched molecular cocktails instead. One Cosmopolitan Ball, please!
The Big Bang Theory has decided to balance the loss of Howard’s mother by introducing his brother. I’m pleased to announce that Josh (Matt Bennett) is everything a younger Wolowitz should be. He’s a geek who leans a little more toward the trendy side of the scale. Instead of tight pants and whimsical belt buckles, Josh prefers hip glasses and funky sideburns. Above all else, this kid wants to build a relationship with the brother he never knew he had. This is a good thing. The world needs more Wolowitzs.
The Big Bang Theory celebrates its return from a three-week March Madness hiatus by highlighting not one, but two juggernauts in the nerd universe. One story line revolves around Doctor Who, while the other tackles the mysteries of Skywalker Ranch. Does it get any better than this?
I love when The Big Bang Theory writers have Sheldon recite incredible scientific data. With that said, I am entirely thrilled that the viewing audience was spared from hearing him quote pi (3.14) to a thousand places. It’s easy to be enamored by Sheldon’s eidetic memory, but story lines that revolve around his lack of social skills are quite entertaining. Especially when he has no idea what he has done wrong.
Wolowitz’s little bro is coming to town on The Big Bang Theory.
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