The latest episode of The Big Bang Theory was a milestone for the show. Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler finally engaged in coitus in what must be the most intimate and vulnerable episode they've ever made.
The episode revolved around the new Star Wars movie, and how Sheldon opted to celebrate Amy's birthday rather than going to the premiere. It's a far cry from the Sheldon we met in Season 1, and the fans seemed to love it.
The makers of the show saw the release of The Force Awakens as a golden opportunity to make their own Star Wars-themed intro, something that went down well with the viewers.
In fact, the whole episode was Star Wars themed, with Professor Proton appearing in Sheldon's dreams dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi up to several times.
They didn't leave out the Trekkies though! The show makers managed to sneak in a Star Trek reference when Will Wheaton took over Sheldon's ticket for the premiere and appeared dressed as Spock.
Sheldon and Amy having sex was a huge step, and something fans have been waiting several seasons to see. Important topics such as consent were discussed, and the show portrayed how nerve-wrecking losing your virginity can be. They did emphasize that both Sheldon and Amy felt ready for it, and that they supported each other through the process.
It will be interesting to see how this will change their relationship in the future, but it certainly makes them feel more real and less like a stereotype.