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Showrunner Steve Molaro, stars Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar and Kate Micucci talk with THR about what’s ahead in the final episode of season six.

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory took two small steps for man and not one but two giant leaps for Sheldon and Raj during Thursday’s penultimate episode of its record-breaking sixth season.

During “The Love Spell Potential,” Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) were effectively forced to answer the biggest question facing them as a couple: Will they or won’t they? The answer, revealed during a clever game of Dungeons & Dragons, is … maybe, when the neurotic Sheldon reveals to his girlfriend of three years that he hasn’t ruled out turning their relationship intimate.

“They proceed to role play what is essentially their first sexual experience but it is completely asexual at the same time; I love it,” show runner Steve Molaro tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s funny, weird, nerdy and touching. It’s a huge step forward and at the same time, it isn’t. I don’t know where they go from here but I know they’re moving forward.”

Meanwhile, the lovelorn Raj (Kunal Nayyar) bailed on the D&D game in favor of another date with the equally damaged Lucy (Kate Micucci) who, after attempting to bail when he pushes her forward faster than she’d like, winds up planting a smooch on her boozed up sweetheart.

“He’s found, as he would say, someone who has even more issues than he does and he thinks that’s very attractive in a woman,” Molaro says. “He’s falling for her. They had this sweet, slow-moving, broken relationship and it’s very nice to see them move forward in it. That kiss was weird, sweet and touching and if you can get all those into one moment, it’s pretty great.”

THR hit the Burbank set of The Big Bang Theory to get the scoop on what the latest developments mean for both Raj and Lucy as well as Sheldon and Amy.

Sheldon and Amy
“The writers have managed, with all the characters, to have some severe levels of advancement in character growth with very miniscule movements and this is another example of that,” Parsons says of the sexy scene where his D&D character gets down and dirty with Amy’s gaming character. “What’s changed? In some ways, everything you know about Sheldon you begin to look at differently if he’s actually willing to consider sometime in the near future having a physical relationship with Amy. He’s willing to step over a line that he wouldn’t cross before and engage in this imaginary level of it. He’s decided that this person is important enough to him to try to make a change.”

Bialik, meanwhile, says the episode felt like Amy and Sheldon’s own season finale. “We consummate aspects of our relationship through the language of Dungeons & Dragons and it’s a very intimate scene — like the spanking episode — that felt like a very personal thing in our characters’ relationship being played out publicly,” she notes. “That’s as far as Sheldon can go and it’s very sweet. There are ways that every couple manages the challenges they have and Amy and Sheldon are definitely working it out.” As for whether it will make Amy a big D&D fan going forward, Bialik is fairly confident she’ll be eager to play the RPG again.

Raj and Lucy
“When the episode starts and things begin to fall apart, I never thought it was going to end with a kiss through a chain-link fence,” Nayyar says of Raj’s lady lovin’ that comes after he pushed Lucy a bit too hard to take greater strides speak up for herself and send her food back. “There was something very beautiful about that scene — she’s a bird in a cage, almost as in life, and is trapped in this metal cage and Raj has to help her out. Through complete frustrating with trying to help her, they find a vulnerable moment together and kiss. I had chain rust under my nose but it was wonderful.” As for what comes next, Nayyar says Raj is going to want to define their relationship and introduce Lucy to his coupled-up friends — both circumstances that could send Lucy running for the nearest bathroom window. “They haven’t talked about boyfriend-girlfriend yet but a part of him wants to lock it down,” Nayyar says, noting he’s enjoying playing a new side of Raj. “He has really found someone and he really believes that this is his chance for love and he wants to introduce her to his friends, which is getting her in a situation where she’s not comfortable and thus helping her evolve more as a person.”

For her part, Micucci says Lucy’s social anxiety won’t fade away following her kiss with Raj. “If anything, they’ve gotten worse because she’s trying to figure out dealing with a guy,” she says, noting she identifies with her character. “Raj’s understanding of Lucy and her really wanting to make this work with him keeps them going and brings them closer.”  

As for what comes next week when TV’s No. 1 scripted comedy wraps its sixth season, Molaro notes the series will feature another game-changing moment as it has so frequently this season with Penny’s profession of love to Leonard, Raj’s kiss and Sheldon and Amy’s intimacy discussion. “There will be a watershed moment at the end for at least one of the characters; there will be a major breakthrough,” he says.

What did you think of Sheldon and Amy — and Raj and Lucy’s — big moments? Do you think there’s a future for both couples? Hit the comments with your thoughts. The Big Bang Theory season finale airs Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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6.23. The Love Spell Potential-Promo

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When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, the guys invite them to play Dungeons & Dragons, causing Sheldon and Amy’s relationship to take an unexpected turn, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 9th on the CBS.

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6x21The Closure Alternative – Sneak Peek

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Promo for new episode

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Sheldon is complaining about never knowing how the AlphaTV ended since it was cancelled. He calls of the writer and doesn’t like how he would have resolved the finale.Leonard tries to get Penny as excited about Buffy the Vampire Slayer as he is. She envies how he can show passion for something and wishes they could find something they were both passionate about. Later, she realizes that she has all these great friends and is passionate about them. Amy tries to get Sheldon to stop having to finish things by starting various things and not letting him finish them. As she leaves, he tells her that she is the greatest girlfriend. Once she leaves, he says “Sucker” and then proceeds to finish everything that was started. Raj finds Lucy ‘s blog mentioning that he is somewhat feminine. Later, she explains that she thinks feminine is a good thing as it means he is kind, funny and compassionate. 

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The Big Bang Theory Wins In TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Awards

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 The Big Bang Theory wins TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Awards with for Favorite Comedy, Ensemble and Actor (Jim Parsons).

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“Well, hot damn!” says Parsons, who has spent the past six seasons as theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on the smash CBS comedy. “I’m really touched, and I’m just so happy people like watching it. One of the fun things about playing him is, he makes a lot of mistakes and says a lot of inappropriate things, but he is able to get away with it ­because he’s ­coming from such an honest place.”

“I feel like I stepped into a big, lucky pot with this show,” Rauch says. “They were just all so lovely, and each one of them went out of their way to make me feel at home.”

And there might be an addition to the current ensemble: The May 2 episode hints at the possibility of a baby for Howard and Bernadette when the couple dog-sits for Raj. “That experience makes her wonder if they could actually be a ­family someday,” executive producer Steven Molaro teases. The episode also features an appearance by TV legend Bob Newhart. “Besides being such a comic genius, he is just the most positive energy to be around,” Parsons says. “He is an easy laugher and a ray of sunshine.”

“They let the writers know if it’s up to par, they let us know if our performances are on pitch and they give the crew a shot in the arm after a long week of work,” Galecki says. “They really are a tangible character on the stage for us. We trust them implicitly and really, ­truly couldn’t do the show without their guidance.”

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The Big Bang Theory At PaleyFest

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The cast and creators behind CBS’ The Big Bang Theory used their platform at PaleyFest on Wednesday night to offer a peek behind the curtain of the ratings behemoth, answering trivia about the geeky comedy and offering a window into what goes on behind the scenes.

Who came up with Sheldon’s feel-good tune “Soft Kitty,” the origins of Jim Parsons’ alter-ego’s catchphrase “bazinga!” and who had a major problem with the Smurf makeup? Plus how many takes didKaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki need to nail Penny and Leonard’s historic “I love you”? Here are the 15 things you may not know about the series.

1. It took only one take for Cuoco and Galecki to film Penny professing her love for Leonard. “Kaley said to Johnny, ‘I don’t know about you but when we started the scene, the cameras and the live audience all went away and it was just us,’ ” new showrunnerSteve Molaro recalled, noting he told both actors that the shot was beautiful and he knew they’d never get anything better.

2. Co-star Melissa Rauch, whose spot-on Mrs. Wolowitz voice was again present (as it is every year at Comic-Con) isn’t the only impression she does on the show. Turns out Bernadette’s actual voice is based on her mother. “Only without the Jersey! Tonally, it’s very similar,” she said. 

3. Kunal Nayyar has his fingers crossed for Lucy (Kate Micucci) and Raj but no matter what happens, he’s glad to see his character evolve. “It’s lovely to see him get to explore that side to himself, which as been amiss for so long,” he said. “We can joke and laugh but ultimately for him he really wants this. It’s fun to see him vulnerable and to drop false sense of bravado. I don’t know if he’ll succeed but it’s really sweet.”

4. When Sheldon punishes Amy (Mayim Bialik) with a spanking for faking illness in order to enjoy the ointment rub, it wasn’t in the original script and was supposed to be off-screen. Parsons shared that there were three jokes — a hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil string of monkey scenes — that were ultimately trimmed from the script one by one. “It was one of the hardest things we ever had to do because I found it tremendously amusing!” Parsons confessed, revealing that he had issues containing his laughter during production. “All week I was slapping that ass!” he joked. The bashful Bialik revealed that yep, her dairy aire was, indeed, red at the end of the taping. “There was some redness!” she confessed. Added Parsons of his willing co-star: “You have no idea how game this one is for that!”

5. Sheldon’s trademark “Bazinga!” originated with Molaro, who would set up playful practical jokes around the writers’ room, including putting together a grapefruit with tape. “I’d open it up and Steve would say, ‘Bazinga,’ ” executive producer Bill Prady recalled. “It was Steve’s word for ‘gotcha.’ ” 

6. After featuring Leonard Nimoy and Stephen Hawking, the producers joked that their next dream guest star may be a bit too busy to make time for the CBS hit. “We’ve done some episodes about religion and science and we thought Pope Francis might be good!” Prady joked of Wednesday’s newly elected pope. “He’s probably too busy now!” 

7. The cast really is musically inclined. Bialik learned how to play the harp after it was decided that it was Amy’s instrument of choice; and Parsons learned how to play the theremin, so when scenes call for them to play, they actually are. As for their skill levels, Parsons joked his inability brought him to tears. For his part, Galecki also plays the piano. Chimed in Cuoco: “And when Penny drinks, she’s really drinking!”

8. Cuoco’s sister, Bri, choreographed the cast’s surprise flash mob to “Call Me Maybe” — and it earned her a job on two of co-creator Chuck Lorre’s shows. Bri Cuoco played the woman who earns a marriage proposal in the background of Big Bang’s recent Valentine’s Day episode and choreographed a scene with 50 dancers on Two and a Half Men.

9. Origins of “Soft Kitty” revealed! After struggling to find the perfect song for neurotic Sheldon’s healing ritual, it was Prady who came up with the ditty. “It’s from my daughter’s preschool in Sherman Oaks,” he revealed. “It was from Australia and one of the teachers heard it there.”

10. After going as Smurfs for Halloween, Rauch shared the lengthy, painful — and humiliating — experience of having the blue makeup removed. Her regular makeup artist and two assistants were helping to remove the Smurf from her body using hot towels. “It was getting late and I’m starting to fall asleep … and I lifted my legs up to get the rest of the makeup off and heard the guy laugh and thought, ‘Oh, they’re just telling jokes’ and I looked in the mirror and thought, ‘What’s that?! Dear lord Jesus, that’s my business!’ I had totally exposed myself! I put my legs down and just said to them, ‘Long night!’ ” she said to laughs from the sold-out Saban Theatre. “That is the tale of my Smurfette!”

11. Lorre is the brains behind evil Wil Wheaton, but it was Star Trek fan Prady who had to make the call and break the news to the actor. “I didn’t know this guy and I had to call him and say, ‘So you’re playing yourself … but you’re a real dick!’ ” he said. “Will loved it.”

12. That wasn’t the only embarrassing conversation Prady had to have with a Star Trekalum. During a scene when Howard (Simon Helberg) has a dream about Katee Sackhoff, producers toyed with the idea of having George Takai do some voice work. “We wrote line of Howard saying, ‘I’m so confused,’ and thought it’d be really funny if George Takei said, ‘Confused? Perhaps I can help.’ ” Prady revealed. “How do I say to this guy that he’s a possible homosexual fantasy? Finally I said, ‘So you know you’re gay, right?!’ and he said, ‘That’s news I’ll tell my husband!’ “

13. Sheldon’s Meemaw (his maternal grandmother) could show up. “We’ve talked about it and I certainly wouldn’t rule it out,” Molaro said. “I don’t know how she’d feel about Amy.”

14. What has Helberg learned from playing the lovable but style-challenged Howard? “I’ve learned the smallest pants size I can squeeze into!” he joked of Howard’s colorful skinny jeans. As for his favorite belt buckle, it’s anything that isn’t sharp in the southern section that won’t stab him when he sits down. “Sitting down is painful!” he joked.

15. When a nerdy fan in the audience asked the cast for dating advice, Cuoco spoke from Leonard and Penny’s experience. “Keep knocking on your neighbor’s door because eventually she’s going to open it,” she said to Parsons’ immediate disapproval. “That’s terrible advice!” he deadpanned.

Taken from http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

6.19 The closet reconfiguration-Promo photos

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Howard struggles with whether or not he should open a letter from his father, and Leonard and Penny throw a “grown-up” cocktail party at the apartment.

Air date: Thursday, March 14

 

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