Six words I was beginning to think I’d never hear. Thank goodness I was wrong.
After watching tonight’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, I had to write about the wonderfulness that is this show. Over five seasons, I’ve fallen in love with these crazy awesome characters more than ever, and tonight made things better than I ever thought they could be. Last season, we were introduced to Amy Farrah Fowler, brilliantly played by Mayim Bialik, as Sheldon’s non-traditional “girlfriend.” First brought to the show as a recurring character, the female version of Sheldon, Amy has become one of the show’s most delightful cast members. This season, she and Melissa Rauch, who plays Howard’s ADORABLE fiancee Bernadette, were much-deservedly promoted to series regulars. With the addition of these two girls, the cast beautifully and seamlessly integrated new female characters into what used to be a highly male-driven show. Both Rauch and Bialik have brought depth and humor to their roles, not to mention they’ve matched wits easily with the best of them.
Over the last season, we’ve seen Amy not only become Sheldon’s close friend and confidante, but a close friend of Penny’s, a girl who seemed at first her polar opposite in many ways. But Amy soon showed that she was not quite as devoid of emotions as Sheldon, discovering her girly side with the help of Penny and Bernadette. And while she’s shown glimpses of wanting more than just friendship with Sheldon, it has seemed one-sided. Up until now.
In tonight’s episode (SPOILERS), Stuart asks Amy on a date, and she accepts. Sheldon does not object; not directly, anyways. But after acting out like the child trapped in a genius’ body that he is, he asks Penny out, in a misguided attempt to make Amy jealous. Finally, he joins Stuart and Amy on their movie date and asks to “make changes to their relationship paradigm.” After some more long-winded jargon, he admits that he would not mind it if she was more than just his friend. Alternately phrased: “Amy, will you be my girlfriend?” I squealed right alongside my roommates as he uttered those words. One of the most heartwarming scenes ever. Later, he presented Amy with the “Relationship Agreement” document, leatherbound and all. Her response? “It’s so romantic,” her voice breaking slightly. As my best friend would say, “MEANT TO BE! MTB!!”
Let it be known that after 5 seasons, Sheldon Cooper finally got the girl. And it was totally worth the wait.