April 8th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
Fans of Howard and Bernadette had a big night on Thursday. The happy couple finally put a ring on it ... but not before a few complications got in the way - like the fact that Raj still has a thing for her.
On top of that, Amy Farrah Fowler, via Penny, spread a rumor that Bernadette might break up with Howard, leading Amy and Sheldon to experiment with the power of rumors.
The plan was set in motion when Amy knocked on Penny's door and announced, "Sheldon-and-I-engaged-in-sexual-intercourse-in-other-news-I’m-thinking-of-starting-an-herb-garden-mum’s-the-word-gotta-go!"
Penny, of course, couldn't keep anything that juicy a secret, spilling the beans to Raj who responded with quite possibly the best line of the season: "Shut your ass!"
Later, Amy and Sheldon compared notes over the success of their plan, though Sheldon was a bit concerned that he might start receiving unwanted female attention when she told him, "I described your lovemaking as aloof but effective."
Then the big moment arrived for Howard to take out the (admittedly tiny) ring. To Raj's shock and disappointment, Bernadette said yes. Sheldon theorized, "Perhaps your talk of my sexual prowess renewed her faith in love."
What can we expect now? Certainly the Raj/Bernadette/Howard love triangle will continue to be a factor for the rest of the season. (I do have to admit, though, that Leonard's relationship with Priya hasn't caught my interest yet.) Last night, Simon Helberg tweeted, "In an upcoming ep. he will have break the news to his mother. It's not so easy." That, I have to see.
Are you happy to see Howard and Bernadette settle down, or do you prefer to see Howard unlucky in love? Do you enjoy the Leonard/Priya storyline more than I do? Share your view on iReport, or comment below.
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