I wanted to talk about that tbbt finale because it really was enjoyable.
I just adored the scene where all the friends were trying to separate Sheldon and Ramona. They were so concerned for shamy, it was sweet. Not to mention hilarious, I love how they all readily accepted Penny volunteering them to walk one person to her car as a group., and then shoved Ramona to the back lol.
But I really wanna talk about the shamy aspect. I do think it was odd how the proposal was sparked, but I’m not terribly mad about it. I have a lot of thoughts, and it’s a struggle to organize them. Let me start of by saying I love how the episode didn’t let you forget that Sheldon loves Amy. You miiight think he has developed an attraction to Ramona (I don’t) and you might even think that the kiss from her encouraged that attraction and scared him into proposing (once again, I don’t) but even so, you have to acknowledge that Sheldon loves Amy.
I’ll admit, I haven’t rewatched the full episode so my memory might not be perfect. But off the top of my head, there was that initial scene with shamy video-chatting all flirty. I almost thought Sheldon was being literal, but I think he knew it was a flirt game. Then there’s the last skype session - he was so happy and all “I miss you~~” and he had no shame or fear about introducing Ramona (because he didn’t deem it inappropriate since he had no feelings for her and he didn’t know about hers). Then there’s his jealousy over Leonard. Leonard! Lmao it was kind of random. Just because it was kind of late when he called Amy, that means it’s inappropriate? And even though he doesn’t know the full details (Leonard was calling to warn her about Ramona and Penny - his wife - was the one who told him to do it) it still should have been obvious that it was innocent. Amy was snapping “Little late!” and he knew Leonard was in an apartment fulll of others, including his wife. But it’s so funny because he apparently couldn’t stop thinking about it, assuming Penny wanted to talk to him about it - “I don’t like it either *side-eyes Leonard*” It reminded me of “She is not for you. Not! For you!”
Anyway, I really appreciated all that. His problem was being oblivious, but I can’t questions his actual feelings for Amy. And the ep in general was such a show of Sheldon’s growth. Being more accepting of physical contact, and more forward with his feelings. Because of this episode being so shamy heavy, I suddenly had a desire to go through the old shamy vids I “liked” on youtube. I saw the scene where he asked her to be his girlfriend - he had such a ‘tsundere’ type attitude, not wanting to fully admit he wanted to date her. He had such a problem with expressing or even just admitting his feelings (and I wanna go into a post later about how this relates to why I don’t think he was ever actually asexual and therefore, none of this relationship advancement is a retcon). Then I remembered that time he went to Texas to help with his sister’s birth. Amy asked him if he missed her and iirc, he said something like “I would prefer it if you were here” - something not straightforward. Now here he is finally answering honestly, completely, “I miss you too”. Just, aww.
Just when I think I don’t care, I really really do.