Adult virgins almost never get any love from sitcoms (or, you know, any shows) but The Big Bang Theory is doing their best to cater to that most underserved of audiences. In a very special episode airing December 17, BBT’s Sheldon and Amy will finally sleep together. “After over five years of dating, we felt the time was right for Sheldon and Amy to finally consummate their relationship,” said EP Steve Molaro after filming the episode. “And we’re so excited for the audience to see the journey over the next several episodes.” I want to write bazinga! but I have just enough self-control to stop myself.
For those of you who don’t watch The Big Bang Theory, the nerdy couple portrayed by Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik provide an interesting spin on the “will they or won’t they?” story. Most shows either delay the formation of a couple as long as possible (say, Niles and Daphne) or, alternatively, drag out the specifics of a romance (Ross and Rachel straight up had a child and lived together but still didn’t get it) for seasons. As the show enters its ninth season, Sheldon and Amy have been in a long-term relationship for years without venturing toward sexual intimacy.
Having sex will require negotiating the pricklier aspects of Sheldon’s supercilious yet socially awkward personality, as well as both of the characters’ virginity. The couple is currently broken up on the show, having ended things during the season-eight finale, but will undoubtedly reunite in time to fumble toward romance. Meanwhile the network had ordered the show through a planned tenth season, but really … isn’t “super nerds find true love and finally get to have sex” kind of the perfect note to end on?