All good things must come to an end. Sucky? Yes. But with the premiere of the last season of The Big Bang Theory coming up, we’re already trying to figure out how it’s going to wrap. Series star Kaley Cuoco definitely has her thoughts on what she wants to see happen in Season 12 — and it’s probably the same thing many of the fans want.
“I would like the elevator to get fixed,” she told James Corden on The Late Late Show, as the audience applauded. “Simple request, right?”
YES. The elevator has been out of order since 2003 — four years before the series began — thanks to Sheldon putting Leonard’s experimental rocket fuel formula into it and it exploding. Leonard, Penny, Sheldon and Amy live on the fourth floor and as the years have gone by, that’s a lot of stair-climbing, almost too much for the characters to take.
“The stairs have gotten more and more exhausting as our seasons have gone on,” Cuoco continued. “You know, season 1 and 2, we’re running up there. Now it’s season 12. We’re all a little bit older. [It’s] a little more difficult getting up those steps, so I’d like that elevator to work.”
As for the decision for the show to come to an end, Kaley admitted it was “tough” — but it was going to be difficult, no matter what.
“There was not a dry eye in the room, a lot of hysterical sobs,” she revealed. “I think I wrote this on my social, it wouldn’t have mattered when it ended, we all would’ve been completely devastated. So it’s been a long run and we’ve been very grateful. It’s time to, I guess, move on to other things, which is so heartbreaking, you know? But it would’ve been heartbreaking no matter when.”
Co-creator Bill Prady told Us Weekly he has no clue how the show will end. “We’re approaching the final season the same way we’ve approached the 11 seasons before: with no planning whatsoever,” he explained. “From day one, we have never planned an arc for a season. We don’t plan ahead, we just kind of just tell the next story.” That story better include some sort of elevator repairman.
The Big Bang Theory premieres on CTV on Monday, Sept. 24 before moving to its regular Thursday night timeslot on Sept. 27.