May 11th, 2012
03:46 PM ET
Well, I certainly didn't expect that.
For much of this season, I doubted that Howard and Bernadette would make it down the aisle. There just seemed to be so many red flags.
Even Thursday night's season finale had the red flag of Howard continuing to call Bernadette "Ma," but stopping himself at the last minute.
But wouldn't you know it, despite Howard's rocket mission and a crowded day at the Justice of the Peace, all of their friends got together to become ordained ministers and marry them on top of Leonard, Sheldon and Penny's apartment building.
The words spoken by each of their friends were touching, even if Raj was the only one whose speech wasn't the least bit self-serving.
Amy's speech had to do with the bridesmaid dress (not to mention the return of that tiara) that she's been wanting to wear practically since Bernadette got engaged.
Sheldon really didn't want to be there, and Leonard had to convince him that it might be fun, to which he replied, "That's what you said about the 'Green Lantern' movie. You were 114 minutes of wrong."
Leonard and Penny were still at odds over his accidental marriage proposal in the last episode as well, bringing it up in their speeches.
There was also an interesting moment during the ceremony where Howard's mother insisted on sitting very far away. Nice save there, otherwise we might have finally seen her.
Not only did Howard go through with the wedding, he went through with the rocket mission too, despite fuel problems and an astronaut and cosmonaut taunting him in tight quarters.
As the group watched, Raj held Bernadette's hand while the two said how much they would miss Howard. Then Penny and Leonard held hands. Then Amy and Sheldon held hands. Really!
It's anyone's guess where next season will take us, but for now, Sheldon has said it all: "Boldly go, Howard Wolowitz."
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