After moving in together last week, it is expected that Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) would at least get the hang of how things work in their new setup. Unfortunately, as it is with the two of them, things do not go exactly as expected as their relationship is threatened to crumble in an all-new episode of “The Big Bang Theory.”
This week, the two embarked on a cohabitation experiment after Amy’s flat was flooded. This prompted Sheldon to move to Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) apartment with his girlfriend leaving the Hofstadters on their own. While they still had some arguments, they were able to survive and move forward with their five-week trial period.
However, things will blow up as Sheldon takes nitpicking to a new level in the next episode titled “The Hot Tub Contamination.” Penny and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) will be called to deal with the quarreling Sheldon and Amy after the former threatens to break up with his girlfriend after she refuses to follow a bathroom schedule.
The jump is obviously huge for TV’s most socially awkward couple but folks behind “The Big Bang Theory” actually take it a gateway for possible SheldonAmy story arcs in the future.
“It begins as a five-week experiment on the show, so at least for that long. But what’s great is it also functions as a creative experiment for us on the writing side,” said Steve Molaro, executive producer, in a recent conversation with The Hollywood Reporter. “We are open to anything. That’s what’s fun about the experiment. They could stay together, they could try going back to the way it was, they could end up anywhere. It’s exciting.”
It can be remembered that it was just last season when the two broke up, dated other people, got back together and eventually consummated their relationship. Now, with a fairly early plot shift in the season, it gives the duo a lot of time to explore other things together and even separately while both end up in the same bed every night.
“The beauty of Sheldon and Amy is so much is new to them. Even small, simple things like having people over for brunch for the first time can be an adventure. Which, incidentally, is something we will be exploring,” Molaro added.
“The Big Bang Theory” season 10 airs every Monday, 8 p.m. ET on CBS