With ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Winter Finale approaching this coming Thursday night, many fans (including yours truly) who have noticed the hot streak of the show this year have been wondering how much comedy gold the writers were going the mine from having an irate Bernadette screaming at Howard and Raj while delivering the baby. Unfortunately (but maybe not if they have a good plan), it seems we will not actually be seeing those private moments with the Wolowitz family, as the show has chosen to not include those in the episode. In the words of showrunner Steve Molaro:
“That’s an arena that has been covered fairly well on many shows over the years… [He says the show will focus on] what goes on before we get down to, ‘Let’s push the baby out.’”
He also goes on to explain how relatively quickly the pregnancy storyline came around, as many fans have pointed out that Bernadette seems to be having the baby awfully early:
“She knew she was pregnant on Valentine’s Day last year. And [she’s giving birth] on Amy’s birthday, which is December. I don’t know how much longer we could’ve gotten away with it if anyone was paying attention.”
And while on the topic of Amy’s birthday, the conversation, of course, turned to the fact that it was this occasion last year that spurred Sheldon and Amy’s first sexual experience, with musings about whether we would be seeing a repeat performance this year:
“He is coming around, very slowly as he does…He still struggles with physical intimacy, but he doesn’t dislike it. And he loves Amy.”
So even without the screaming woman in labor trope (which I will admit, we have seen a lot over the years), this Thursday’s Winter Finale still has the potential for some great comedy, and I truly hope the show can deliver considering how well they have been doing this season.
Are you disappointed that we will not be seeing angry-in-labor Bernadette yelling at Howard and Raj? What do you think the show will do in place of it, maybe have storylines centered around the rest of the cast in the waiting room? Feel free to share any thoughts or theories you might have in the comments below!
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