“Big Bang Theory” came to an end last night after 12 seasons. The hit CBS comedy went out with a bang with a one-hour finale, where viewers got a few pieces of big news.Here’s what happened:
- Sheldon and Amy found out they won the Nobel Prize in Physics… and while most of the friends enjoyed the wave of media coverage that followed the announcement, Sheldon did not.
- The elevator finally started working. Just like that, after being out of order since the season premiered in 2007. There were a lot of elevator gags throughout the episode.
- While doing a victory rearranging of his apartment, Leonard ended up knocking down a DNA model that he and Sheldon put back together for “139-and-a-half hours”(a nod to the number of “Big Bang Theory” episodes).
- Penny and Leonard kept a big secret: they’re pregnant! She dropped all kinds of hints, but not everyone was getting it.
- Amy and Sheldon had trouble going through their acceptance speeches. Namely, Sheldon’s was very self-absorbed… even for him.
- In fact, he became more and more Sheldon-y as the episode progressed. The gang headed to Sweden for the ceremony, and Leonard almost left because of Sheldon’s behavior.
- But Sheldon ended up turning it around after hearing Amy’s speech… plus, realizing that his friends have stuck by his side no matter how high-maintenance he can be.
- During his speech, Sheldon did a 180 and thanked each of his friends for their support… and then came a touching and unexpected moment. “I apologize if I haven’t been the friend you deserve, but I want you to know, in my way, I love you all,” he said.We’re not crying, you’re crying.
- The final scene? An iconic and classic one, bringing it back to the show's roots. The gang sat around the living room of Leonard’s apartment eating Chinese takeout, and a slower acoustic version of the Barenaked Ladies theme played the episode out.