“Let’s just do it, we’ve waited long enough.” Yes Penny, those are the words every groom wants to hear right before you walk down the aisle at your Vegas wedding.
But walk down the aisle they did, and now it’s official: Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) are married — an event we fans of The Big Bang Theory have waited nine long seasons for.
Unfortunately, it might not have been the wedding of anyone’s dreams — characters and fans alike. Especially since by the end of the episode it looked like the couple might be breaking up thanks to Leonard’s admission he kissed another girl years ago.
Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) was right — she and Howard (Simon Helberg) really did win when it comes to who had a better wedding.
We know in our hearts though that this is one couple that’s destined to stay together no matter what. If anything, this is just the writers’ way of keeping Sheldon and Leonard together as roommates for a little longer.
We also know that in the end, there must have been so much pressure to get this episode right that the writers figured it was better to just, as Penny said, “do it already.” In our minds, we’re just excited the show is back. And by the end of that first half hour, there were still plenty of great Big Bang Theory moments throughout. Some of our faves from “The Matrimonial Momentum:”
1. Leonard was more into it than Penny, naturally
“You wrote your own vows? Well I don’t have any — you’re kind of making me look bad!”
2. Leonard’s vows had the perfect science-ey twist
“Penny… we are made of particles that have existed since the moment the universe began. I like to think those atoms travelled 14 billion years through time and space to create us, so that we can be together and make each other whole.”
3. Penny still made Leonard cry… with the lyrics from Toy Story
“He loves that movie.”
4. The package with the live-streaming they picked was kind of meta
“Whatever, put us on the Internet, I’ve always wanted a wedding with a comments section.”
5. This allowed everyone back home to watch it too
Even if this did allow for plenty of awkward moments between a newly broken up Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons).
6. Howard and Bernadette’s awesome smugness
“Aw that was beautiful,” Bernadette gave them.
“It was. Not like our wedding beautiful.”
“Naw, we totally won.”
Yes you did.
7. Everyone actually missing this part
“We’re so happy you guys could watch!” Leonard tells the now-empty couch.
“I’ll say it was beautiful in the comments section.” Good job, Howard. Way to get meta again.
8. Leonard proving his “manliness” by carrying Penny over the threshold
This isn’t the same as carrying Sheldon off to bed, now is it Leonard?
Of course this was where things began to take a sudden turn. Leading us to…
9. The wedding night
“I can’t believe I’m spending my wedding night with you.”
“Really? I never imagined it any other way.”
Unfortunately, us too, Sheldon. Us too.
What did you think of The Big Bang Theory wedding? Get meta and tell us in the comments section below.
The Big Bang Theory airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV.