Favorite Season Finale Cliffhanger
I hadn’t really given much thought to season finales and cliffhangers, but I found one!
There are some details in this post that may be spoilers.
If you haven’t watched The Big Bang Theory season 8 finale …
Okay. You’ve been warned.
Here we go!
The title of this episode was “The Commitment Determination.” It aired on May 7, 2015.
By way of the title, the season finale focuses on everyone’s relationships – Sheldon and Amy, Leonard and Penny, Howard and Bernadette, and Raj and Emily – But all in different ways.
Everyone is facing certain obstacles: Howard and Bernadette want Stuart to move out. Leonard tells Penny that, while drunk, he kissed another woman while on the boat in the North Sea. Raj is having a tough time with Emily’s idea of having sex in a graveyard.
Amy wants to take a break from Sheldon. No surprise there – I would have been immensely frustrated too, on the fifth anniversary of their first date, when Sheldon is debating watching The Flash instead of focusing solely on her. So sad!
Surprisingly, I teared up at the very end. Right after Amy tells Sheldon that she needs to step back and reevaluate their situation, Sheldon is seen, alone, at his desk. Then, he looks at his Gollum statue, as he opens the drawer and pulls out that symbolic black ring box.
“Well, Gollum, you’re an expert on rings.”
“What do I do with this one?”
End of episode.
Maybe it was because this episode aired about halfway between my own engagement and wedding. I can’t really explain it, but in spite of all the emotions, I liked this finale / cliffhanger.
I couldn’t wait for season 9 to start!
Did you watch this finale?
What’s your favorite season finale cliffhanger?
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂