They’re one of TV’s most beloved couples (well, one of them can be a bit ‘trying’) and this Thursday night, Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler will finally make coitus.
After a break up that had us Googling the particle make up of human tears at the end of Season 8, last week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory featured the reunion of Shamy, making all right in the universe once again.
On this Thursday’s highly anticipated episode of The Big Bang Theory, airing at 8E/P on CTV and CTV GO, Sheldon makes the ultimate sacrifice for Amy – forgoing the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Leonard, Raj and Howard to spend Amy’s birthday in bed with her. Bazinga.
Before we see the surprising union of two scientific minds sharing the sheets, let’s take a look back at the timeline of Shamy.
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The origins of Shamy are simple, yet legendary. Amy was online dating to appease her mother in exchange for the use of her George Foreman Grill. Sheldon’s profile was created as a joke by Howard and Raj, with the couple first meeting at the end of Season 3.
The new couple spent the next four months speaking every day and eventually meeting again and introducing one another to their mothers. At this point they described one another as a friend who is a girl and a boy/friend/girl/friend.
Shamy shared their first dance in Season 4 and a drunk Amy planted a kiss on Sheldon, an action that required the two to restore their relationship agreement to the point where kissing was not involved.
In Season 5, their relationship was taken to the next level (ie. Neck massages, snuggling and ‘french’ kissing) when Sheldon consoles Amy after she is excluded from shopping for bridesmaid dresses for Bernadette’s wedding.
Amy finally gets her boy/friend to be her boyfriend after going on a date with Stuart and making Sheldon jealous. They agree on date night as every second Thursday of the month or the third Thursday in months with five Thursdays. The two have one of their biggest fights in Season 5 when Sheldon is unimpressed with Amy’s accomplishment at work. At Penny’s suggestion, Sheldon buys Amy a gift in a form of a sparkly tiara.
In Season 6, Sheldon tells Penny and Leonard that he may engage in ‘sexual exploits’ with Amy at some point in his future. Sheldon later admits to Amy this season that he never planned on any intimacy with someone before meeting her and that she’s changed him.
In Season 7, Amy surprises Sheldon with a weekend trip on a train. Though she meant for the adventure to be romantic, Sheldon is not surprisingly more interested in the trains. He makes things up to Amy by kissing her, marking the couple’s most explicit experience to date. Choo choo.
The two break up again this season over an argument about a table and Sheldon’s realization that Amy has changed him, but quickly get back together. The good times don’t last long and after Sheldon faces some issues at work, he takes off at the end of Season 7 without telling Amy, who is still upset when he returns at the beginning of Season 8. The two eventually reconcile after Amy learns that Sheldon is concerned over what she thinks of him.
When the group throws a prom, Sheldon is worried that Amy will expect him to have sex with her afterwards as is the American tradition. When Amy tells Sheldon she doesn’t expect that, he admits for the first time that he loves her.
Sheldon later says he loves Amy again, this time in front of the group when Amy makes Sheldon the same cookies his Meemaw would make him for Christmas.
Their relationship has managed to survive Amy’s active sex drive and Sheldon’s almost complete lack of one, as well as their differing tastes on Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and trains. But Amy’s five year plan to marry Sheldon and start a family goes off track in Season 8, when Sheldon interrupts their anniversary make out session to talk to her about TV. Amy decides that she needs a break from their relationship, not knowing that Sheldon has bought her an engagement ring.
In Season 9, Sheldon attempts to make Amy want him back by returning her things and adding a red lace bra. He also asks her to move in with him, though she declines and the two attempt to date other people.
After Sheldon decided to try proposing to Amy and instead found her kissing her date outside her apartment, it looked like we had lost Shamy forever. Thankfully, a Beach Boys song that reminded Sheldon of his girl/friend was all he needed to give him the extra push to win Amy back for good.
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