‘The Big Bang Theory’ Recap: Sheldon Surprises Amy With Three Big Words

This week on The Big Bang Theory, everyone went to prom… eventually. Most of the episode was about the events leading up to the big night. In fact, only Penny and Leonard were seen actually dancing on the roof decorated for the special night, but more importantly, Sheldon took a big step in his relationship with Amy, one that left her speechless and in the midst of a panic attack.

Sheldon originally wanted to attend Big Bang Theory’s prom as an alien, but after he failed to recruit anyone else to join him in his plan, he threw himself into the festivities to do it right, and that included bringing a flask to spike the punch. Sheldon being Sheldon, he had pomegranate juice in the flask, but still, it’s the gesture that counts, right?

Speaking of gestures, Sheldon panicked after both Penny and Leonard brought up post-prom activities and retreated to his room, leaving Amy to reassure him that she wouldn’t pressure him, but she also took the opportunity to drop the three big words in a relationship. However, he cut off her rambling with “I love you too,” and even had an explanation for his feelings.

“There’s no denying I have feelings for you that can’t be explained in any other way. I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite, but that seems even more far-fetched. The only conclusion was love.”

Entertainment Weekly called it “a tender moment… that this show desperately needed in an otherwise barren season.” Watch that scene below.

Whether or not you agree that this season of The Big Bang Theory has been a bit lacking, it was a “tender moment,” and EW is also right that what followed was exactly what should have and “some things never change. And they shouldn’t.” Amy had a panic attack, but just because he loves her didn’t mean he was changing his rule about girls in his room just so she could lie down, as per the instructions from someone online.

Meanwhile, EW also summed up what went down in the limo with Howard, Bernadette, Stuart, his date (Howard’s cousin), Raj, and Emily perfectly: Everyone has issues, including the “very dark” Emily, who preferred to recall the darker fairy tale stories to the happy ones that Bernadette liked, as the Inquisitr previously reported.

One of the big questions after this episode has to be what this will mean for Sheldon and Amy’s relationship going forward. They keep taking these steps, but it is a slow journey. While there aren’t any spoilers out about that just yet, TVLine has revealed that LeVar Burton is returning in the November 20 episode after Sheldon invites him back to his “Fun with Flags” web series. Also appearing in that episode are Sheldon’s “frenemy” Barry Kripke (John Ross Bowie) and Penny’s boss Don (Stephen Root). Some things will never change.

The Big Bang Theory Season 8 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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