• Follow us


Predicting The Big Bang Theory's Ending

The Big Bang Theory is ending after being on the air for more than a decade - but how will it end? Given the status of The Big Bang Theory's seven main characters, here's how we think the sitcom will wrap up their respective arcs after 12 seasons.

For years, the Pasadena gang has regularly graced the screen. We've seen them go through ups and downs, both in their professional and personal lives. Debuting in 2007 with Penny, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj, the group expanded by season 4 with the addition of Bernadette and Amy. Since then, the squad has been inseparable with most of them eventually marrying each other. Their adventures still capture the interest of the general public as The Big Bang Theory continues to dominate ratings week-after-week, with CBS supposedly looking to greenlight another year. But with lead star Parsons reportedly reluctant to reprise his character, Sheldon, past season 12, the network opted to end the sitcom altogether.

Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. advertising

Related: Should The Big Bang Theory Get Another Spinoff?

Since its final season premiered, The Big Bang Theory fans tune in to find out how the show's shaping up leading to its much-anticipated series finale. However, there isn't any active, over-arching story in the current season that will be resolved, outside of Sheldon and Amy's bid for a Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in Super Asymmetry. Nevertheless, viewers are hoping that the writers have cooked up something special that will be a fitting ending to their characters' journeys. Here's where we think each of the characters will end up being in The Big Bang Theory's finale.

advertising Leonard/Penny The Big Bang Theory Leonard and Penny

The inaugural couple of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Penny provided the romantic angle for the show in its early seasons. The pair has gone through a lot to make their relationship work - from their on-and-off again dating life to their controversial first wedding that forced them to do another one. But The Big Bang Theory fans know that, in recent years, they have been cast aside to shine a light on other characters. Since they tied the knot, there hasn't been many major milestones in their relationship. Sure, Penny transitioned to a brand new industry while Leonard thrived being at CalTech, but their life as a married couple have yet to truly progress. While a steady, strong relationship never hurt anyone, this is incredibly frustrating for fans. The show tried to give them something to work on with the kids or no kids debacle early in the season, but their storyline became so convoluted that now it's no longer at play and without any concrete conclusion.


Taking all these into consideration, The Big Bang Theory needs to take some big swings if they want to send the Hofstadters off in a special way, rather than them simply continuing with their routine as they have over the last few years. Sadly, it seems like they've veered further away from the pregnancy plot line that everyone has been clamoring for. Suddenly introducing it in the last two episodes of the show would be nothing but fan service. Beverly's visit in The Big Bang Theory, on the other hand, may pave the way for a potential move cross-country in order to spend more time with her especially after she patched things up with her son after years of their toxic relationship. If not, the finale could see the couple finally having their long-overdue honeymoon which would leave them in a romantic place - a great homage to the show's best love story. In any case, the show shouldn't leave the couple with nothing exciting to look forward to as it ends.


Related: How Leonard & Penny’s Big Bang Theory Ending Can Still Be Satisfying

Sheldon/Amy The Big Bang Theory Sheldon and Amy Nobel

Unlike Penny and Leonard, there's a more streamlined path for how The Big Bang Theory could end Amy and Sheldon's story. Being the center of a tumultuous process to nab a Nobel Prize in Physics, much of their arc since getting married last season has been devoted to their study about Super Asymmetry. Following a few hurdles along the way, that even opened up the opportunity for a Young Sheldon crossover, Amy and Sheldon are now at the final leg of the campaign, and from the looks of it, there's a good chance that they'll get the award, especially after Dr. Campbell and Dr. Pemberton were booted out of the race.


The question now is whether or not The Big Bang Theory will actually give the Coopers the Nobel and cap off their stories in a cliche ending. Sheldon has been working his whole life for this accolade, evidenced by Young Sheldon. But many are arguing that they may not deserve the prize, and since we don't know who they're up against, except for Campbell and Pemberton because nominations are done in private, it's hard to gauge their chances. All that said, there's little possibility that The Big Bang Theory would stretch this story for so long only to see Amy and Sheldon fail. They'll likely win the Nobel, but there's going to be a minor subplot in conjunction to this bigger arc in play, perhaps that they're also expecting a baby.


Related: The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon & Amy SHOULDN’T Win the Nobel

Howard/Bernadette Bernadette and Howard in The Big Bang Theory

Arguably the most fleshed-out relationship in The Big Bang Theory, Howard and Bernadette were the first to get married in the series. And because of this, we saw a lot of their life as a married couple over the years, including becoming a family of four with the arrival of Halley and Michael. Individually, they had a lot going on for themselves as well. Howard has gone to space while Bernadette graduated from Cheesecake Factory waitress to a top pharmaceutical executive. Given all this, there hasn't been any major shake-ups for the Wolowitzs, and chances are that it would be like that until the show wraps up - unless the mystery of Howard's father suddenly gets resolved in the finale.


It's one of the lingering questions in The Big Bang Theory, and it became a plot point several seasons ago when, along with the reveal of Howard's half-brother Josh, it was revealed Sam Wolowitz sent his son a secret letter. But after that, the loose plot point has been cast aside with no mention of it. With teases of a big cameo in The Big Bang Theory series finale, it could be someone with ties to the any of the main characters, and Howard's father is arguably the most sensible choice for the surprise guest to play.

Related: Big Bang Theory: Will Howard’s Dad Finally Appear In The Finale?

advertising Raj

Out of the seven main The Big Bang Theory characters, Raj has always been the one to get the shorter end of the stick, season after season. His last major development, one that didn't include a random love interest, was last season when he confronted Howard about constantly bullying him. Raj found a new sense of confidence following that, branching out with a side job at the observatory, but his progress was weighed down with the introduction of the arranged marriage between him and Anu at the beginning of season 12. Now, even that plotline is no longer going anywhere, with the couple breaking up at the last minute in the latest episode. So where does this leave Raj?


At this point, Raj's storyline can pretty much go anywhere. But, with Howard's words of encouragement regarding meeting someone perfectly compatible to him, The Big Bang Theory could be setting up a reveal of another potential love interest for the perpetual third wheel - and this time, this person may actually be the one for him. It may not be further explored on screen, but it leaves the character in a better place as he moves on with his life.


Regardless of what The Big Bang Theory finale holds for the shows' main characters, fans can only hope that it wraps up their respective stories beautifully. There were questionable narrative decisions throughout season 12, but with two more episodes left, they can still send off these characters in the best way possible.


Next: The Big Bang Theory Should End With A Flashforward

The Big Bang Theory series finale and the Young Sheldon season 2 finale air May 16 on CBS

Tags: the big bang theory

Detective Pikachu Magikarp How Did Magikarp Evolve Into Gyarados? Even Detective Pikachu's Writer Doesn't Know Read More

Leave A Comment

More News

Rolling Stone Latest Movies

‘Charlie Says’ Review: The Manson Family Women, Reclaimed 2019-05-10 17:48:16The story of the murder spree that ended the Sixties gets told from a female perspective — and that makes all the difference

‘Detective Pikachu’ is the ‘Citizen Kane’ of Pokémon 2019-05-10 15:47:16I'm biased, but: 'Detective Pikachu' isn't a film merely for Pokémon fans. It's an emotionally resonant movie meant for every person on Ea

Watch Trailer for Devastating Portrait of Life After 2019-05-10 14:11:50After Maria set to premiere on Netflix on May 24th

‘Spider-Man’ Cast Reveal Their Scripts Are as Redacted 2019-05-10 11:46:01'It's kind of hard to learn your lines when you can't see them,' says Zendaya

Watch Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in New 2019-05-10 10:05:39New biopic is out September 27th

‘Tolkien’ Review: …And One Biopic to Bore Them 2019-05-10 08:43:04Dull tale on 'Lord of the Rings' author's life doesn't do justice to his backstory or his breathtaking imagination

‘It Chapter 2’: See Jessica Chastain Encounter Pennywise 2019-05-09 21:05:30Second part of Stephen King's 1986 horror classic will float to theaters on September 6th

‘Pasolini’ Review: Portrait of an Artist as Boundary-Pushing 2019-05-09 15:38:33Abel Ferrara's biopic is part tribute, part true-crime recreation — and a fitting look back from one subversive director to another

Watch Hillary Swank Battle Robot in Thrilling ‘I 2019-05-09 14:04:47Netflix sci-fi flick also stars Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Kenneth Branagh Embodies the Bard in Mesmerizing ‘All 2019-05-09 13:10:37Judi Dench co-stars as Shakespeare's wife in this fictional retelling of the legendary playwright


I AM MOTHER (2019) Movie Trailer: Hilary Swank 2019-05-10 18:28:10  I Am Mother Trailer Netflix and Grant Sputore‘s I Am Mother (2019) movie trailer has been released and stars Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard,

IT CHAPTER TWO (2019) Teaser Trailer: The Losers 2019-05-10 12:42:01  It Chapter Two Trailer Andy Muschietti‘s It Chapter Two (2019) teaser trailer has been released and stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain,

LEGION: Season 3 TV Show Trailer: The Final 2019-05-10 08:00:30  Legion Season 3 Trailer FX‘s Legion: Season 3 TV show trailer has been released and stars Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Navid

THE LODGE (2019) Movie Trailer: The Past Follows 2019-05-09 09:00:01  The Lodge Trailer Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala‘s The Lodge (2019) movie trailer has been released by Neon and stars Riley Keough, Ric

THE LOUDEST VOICE (2019) TV Mini-series Trailer 2: 2019-05-09 08:00:17  The Loudest Voice Trailer 2 The second TV mini-series trailer for The Loudest Voice (2019) has been released by Showtime. Unlike the first trai

WATCHMEN (2019) TV Teaser Trailer: An Army of 2019-05-09 07:00:24  Watchmen TV Trailer HBO‘s Watchmen (2019) TV teaser trailer has been released and stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smar

BATWOMAN (2019) Teaser Trailer: Ruby Rose Stars in 2019-05-08 14:25:26  Batwoman Teaser Trailer and TV Series Officially Ordered DC Comics and The CW‘s Batwoman (2019) teaser trailer has been released, staring

AMERICAN WOMAN (2019) Movie Trailer: Sienna Miller Has 2019-05-07 16:29:08  American Woman Trailer Jake Scott and Roadside Attractions‘ American Woman (2019) movie trailer stars Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks,

NYT > Movies

Amazon Dropped Woody Allen’s Latest Film. Europe Has 2019-05-10 22:45:56“A Rainy Day in New York,” starring Timothée Chalamet and Elle Fanning, will be released in Italy on Oct. 3. German and Spanish dis

22 Movies? This Marvel Universe Has 1,000 Chapters 2019-05-10 20:01:31Marvel Comics No. 1000, due in August, continues a story that began in 1939, with 80 creative teams for its 80 pages.

Hannelore Elsner, Compelling German Actress, Is Dead at 2019-05-10 16:18:58She played the first female detective at the center of a German television series. On TV and in film, she was a role model for independent modern wome

Critic’s Pick: ‘Charlie Says’ Review: Complicating Those Manson 2019-05-10 15:04:51The director Mary Harron teams up with the writer Guinevere Turner for this smart, disturbing drama about three of Charles Manson’s female follo

Nicholas Hoult Sweats Gracefully in the Boxing Ring 2019-05-10 13:30:53The 29-year-old actor stars in “Tolkien,” a movie about the “Lord of the Rings” writer.

Anatomy of a Scene: How to Create a 2019-05-10 10:33:21The director Rob Letterman narrates a scene featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu.

‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ | Anatomy of a Scene 2019-05-10 10:32:38The director Rob Letterman narrates a sequence from his film featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds.

A Word With: Do Women Have Superpowers? Gugu 2019-05-10 10:00:07She talks about her unlikely abilities in “Fast Color” and her coming projects, including Apple’s “The Morning Show” and

Streaming Movie Review: ‘Shéhérazade’ Review: Love in the 2019-05-10 07:00:01The options are few and most of them involve risk or further deprivation for these French teenagers who face the world with little support.

3 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This 2019-05-09 16:45:05Our guide to film series and special screenings.

‘All Is True’ Review: Regret Is the Thing, 2019-05-09 16:09:10Kenneth Branagh’s fond, partly fictional portrait of William Shakespeare’s retirement is a soapy tale of family secrets and festering rese

Critic’s Pick: ‘The Serengeti Rules’ Review: Making Science 2019-05-09 15:54:57A documentarian and his crew re-enact real ecological experiments, training the viewer to see biodiversity as beauty.

L.A. Times - Movie News

Indie Focus: A new look at the Manson 2019-05-10 16:00:00Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The Cannes Film Festival starts ne

‘Avengers: Endgame’s’ Karen Gillan tells all about Nebula’s 2019-05-10 14:00:00She was a character who, by Karen Gillan’s own account, seemed destined for a single-film stint in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A “blue

In ‘Judy’ trailer, Renée Zellweger makes Garland's rainbow 2019-05-10 12:15:00In the new trailer for “Judy,” it’s 30 years since “The Wizard of Oz,” and Judy Garland is in Swinging London, circa 196

Reviews: Raw docs ‘Game Girls’ and ‘Origin Story,’ 2019-05-10 12:05:00'Game Girls' In “Game Girls,” Polish-born documentarian Alina Skrzeszewska (“Songs from the Nickel”) plunks us down in the m

Reviews for the Spanish historical fantasy ‘The Bastards’ 2019-05-10 11:30:00'The Bastards' Fig Tree' The Spanish Civil War has been the backdrop for multiple great movies, many of which are steeped in metaphor as much as hi

After PETA controversy, ‘A Dog’s Journey’ becomes unlikely 2019-05-10 09:30:00When “A Dog’s Purpose” hit theaters a couple of years ago, it looked like a flop. In addition to dismal reviews (a 34% “rotten

Why Diane Keaton cares more about Instagram than 2019-05-10 07:30:00Diane Keaton doesn’t really track the box office of the films she’s in anymore. The numbers she’s obsessed with are on Instagram. &l

Reviews for the essential documentary ‘Merata,’ Jamaica’s poetic 2019-05-09 20:15:00'Merata' As seminal cinema figures go, New Zealand’s Merata Mita should be better known. The first indigenous woman, and Maori woman, to direc

Review: ‘General Magic’ profiles the people who created 2019-05-09 18:25:00“General Magic” is such an involving documentary for so many reasons it’s hard to know where to begin. The title itself, as it turns

Review: Chelsea Manning proves elusive in documentary profile 2019-05-09 18:05:00“I ’m not the person people think I am,” says Chelsea Manning, the transgender whistle-blower and activist star of the provocative d

Critic's Choice: Leonard Maltin showcases his favorites at 2019-05-09 18:00:00Los Angeles has no lack of film critics, but there isn’t one who is more respected and admired than author and “Entertainment Tonight&rdqu

Review: Gritty French drama ‘Shéhérazade’ reminds us what 2019-05-09 17:20:00In the French film “Shéhérazade,” set in the hardscrabble Arab underbelly of Marseilles, love makes a young couple’s f

CinemaBlend Latest Content

Karen Gillan Hopes 'Drunk Thor' Joins The Guardians 2019-05-12 13:18:07Drunk Thor ftw.

John Wick Has A Deleted Scene Out There 2019-05-12 13:15:02Never would've guessed this!

Taron Egerton Hopes Rocketman Makes Even Half Of 2019-05-12 12:19:42Do you think it will even make half? Half is A LOT when you're talking about Bohemian Rhapsody's gross.

Jumanji 3 Is Finally Finished Filming, And The 2019-05-12 11:12:42Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry, don't cry.

Avengers Writers Confirm Deeper Meaning Of Doctor Strange's 2019-05-12 10:20:27In doing so, the writers shoot down a fan theory about Doctor Strange's outcomes.

Ryan Reynolds Has A Perfect Mother's Day Message 2019-05-11 18:17:57The actor is attempting to separate himself from his Deadpool character this weekend.

Judy Trailer: Renée Zellweger Is Unrecognizable As Judy 2019-05-11 15:39:46The actress is taking on the Wizard of Oz icon during her last tour as a singer.

Rian Johnson Is Still Defending The Last Jedi 2019-05-11 14:43:47There's another rumor that Rian Johnson's trilogy was cancelled. Don't go buying anything like that until Lucasfilm makes a statement.

Joe Russo Is Interested In Directing A Batman 2019-05-11 14:21:10Trading one massive comic book franchise for another.

John Wick 3 Filming Was Hijacked By A 2019-05-11 13:46:39It was raining cats and dogs on the set of the latest John Wick.

Was This Chris Evans' 'Stupid' Final Line For 2019-05-11 13:06:14Some light detective work might have solved this one.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Has Screened, Here 2019-05-11 11:56:00All hail the king!

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.