On September 25th the eleventh season of TBBT is about to air, so it is time to recap the last episode of season 10 with a short recap of what happened.
The 10th season of The Big Bang Theory has come to a close with a mind-blowing finale in which Sheldon finally pops the big question to Amy. You wonder what triggered his decision to eventually come round and secure his girl’s heart (hopefully at least, Amy hasn’t said yes yet)? Well, it was the reappearance of Dr Ramona Nowitzki who first appeared in TBBT season 2 as the interested (and terribly creepy) grad student who was fascinated by Sheldon’s work and started to stalk him without him noticing her doing so (just remember the odd scene in which she shrubs Sheldon’s feet while he’s writing a paper…ugh). Anyway, she’s back and Amy’s going all jealous and insecure about the arrival of this new potential threat (“I’ve been smacking that ketchup bottle for a long time, all she’s got to do is tip it over and point it at her fries”), especially after Sheldon telling her – in his usual blissful naivety – that “Unlike you, she’s tall, blonde and used to be an Olympic swimmer”.
Apart from the whole Cooper-Nowitzi-debacle, nothing else seems to be important in this specific episode and both the girls and the boys pretty over-obsess on what to do about it and whether to talk to Sheldon or Amy. Raj increasingly generates more pity than laughter (please, someone, give that guy a proper story-line already), including Howard revealing that Raj posts videos on dental flossing (a) ugh, b) terribly sad) and in him being rejected by Dr Nowitzki (“Dr Nowitzki, may I join you?” “No.”). Additionally, his friends are mean to him to an extent which makes you wonder whether they actually still consider him to be their friend (Bernadette states “There is a million reasons of women who would shoot Raj down” – Ouch). Leonard and Penny seem to be the odd couple they’ve always been and the story-line, again, hardly puts any emphasis on their relationship and what is going on in their lives except the one or other sideswipe Leonard gets from Penny, whereas Bernie and Howard seemingly find enough time to both leave the house, letting the viewers wonder where the heck their infant daughter is (ah, right, with Stuart, it feels like the only job he’s got these days is making sure the main characters can all constantly meet).
So in the end, Penny tries to convince Sheldon he needs to realise Dr Nowitzki is after him which he – unsurprisingly – ignores, culminating in Dr Nowitzki kissing him and Sheldon flying to Princeton and proposing to Amy. However, before she can answer, the episode ends and we will have to wait to see whether we will have a Dr Amy Farrah Fowler-Cooper. Apart from the great cliff-hanger at the end, the episode definitely doesn’t deserve a spot in a best TBBT episodes ranking, at least not in my opinion, and I hope the slightly deteriorating level of comedy is going to improve in the next season.
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