Warning: Spoilers are ahead for tonight's episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Brain Bowl Incubation." Stop reading now if you haven't watched yet.
OK, if you've been watching The Big Bang Theory for most of the time that Sheldon and Amy have been in a relationship, there would be no doubt in your mind as to which of them would propose having a baby first. Amy has, of course, been the leader in the let's-get-this-relationship-moving-along department for 99% of the Shamy shenanigans on the show. Well, tonight's episode just went and proved all of our ideas wrong. Tonight, my friends, Sheldon decided it was the right time for he and Amy to try and procreate. And, well, Amy was not having it.
Alright, while your nearest and dearest apply smelling salts to wake you up out of your fainting spell, let me explain how such a momentous occasion came to pass. Amy talked Sheldon into donating some skin cells for an experiment that would see her combining his cells with her skin cells to see if she could grow viable brain cells out of the combo. And, well, what do you know, it isn't long before we find out that the process worked and Amy is now growing Shamy-fied brain cells in her lab at work. Sheldon, for his part, is astounded and acting like a proud papa. It gets to the point where he challenges Bernadette in a conversation about which bit of life, his brain cell baby or her actual human baby is the more fascinating life form.
Now, throughout their roughly six years of dating, Sheldon has been the emotionally standoffish one, while Amy has constantly tried to push the relationship further along in a more realistic way. Because of Sheldon, it took about five years for the couple to have sex, but, now that he's seen first hand via brain cells how compatible their DNA is, the man becomes all about the two of them doing the do and getting Amy knocked up. Naturally, you would think that Amy would be super psyched about this sudden development, but The Big Bang Theory throws us another twist when Amy turns down Sheldon's in-lab advances, which include him bending over seductively to pick up a pen while showing off his not-that-ample booty to his lady love.
Oh, but that's not all. Sheldon assumes Amy is just playing hard to get, and decides this is the time to throw some major romance on her. So, when she gets to the apartment they still share later, she finds a trail of rose petals leading to the door, and Sheldon inside lounging with slick backed hair as he swirls brandy in a glass and listens to jazz. Amy, knowing full well what's going on, turns Sheldon down yet again and escapes to Penny and Leonard's apartment. Sheldon, though, is in hot pursuit, and when he catches up to her he has one more seductive technique: Flamenco dancing. All the swirling, stamping of feet and intense staring do is drive Amy back out into the hall. Of course, this is where she admits to herself that Sheldon's dancing very nearly worked on her.
Considering that Howard and Bernadette are currently in a family way, it's unlikely that The Big Bang Theory will have Amy and Sheldon get on the baby wagon any time too soon. Plus, it would be a rather unrealistic step for what has possibly been the slowest moving couple in the history of television. Amy's right; they just started living together, a baby would too much, way too soon for these two. We can see if Sheldon continues to push the idea of having kids right now, and if Amy continues to say no, when The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays on CBS.