It took several seasons of build up and at least one break up, but Sheldon and Amy finally had sex last season on The Big Bang Theory. The event was a special "gift" for Amy's birthday, which just so happened to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This year the long-running CBS comedy plans to once again have Amy's Birthday Bash, but this time it'll have something to do with arguably the second most popular franchise ever: Harry Potter.
Over at Entertainment Weekly, a curious fan wanted to know how Sheldon and Amy's annual, uh, party would go down. After her last birthday, the two decided to make sex an annual occasion and they will stick to that promise this season. While Star Wars played heavily into the episode, this year that torch is being passed to Harry Potter. This time it's "all about" the magical franchise, but how exactly it works into things is unclear.
Last year, Amy's birthday fell on the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, forcing Sheldon to choose spending time with his girlfriend over going to the continuation of the original Star Wars trilogy. But it was okay, though, because Sheldon decided that this was the right moment to finally get intimate with his girlfriend. While he was with Amy, his friends had their own orgasmic experience with The Force Awakens. Several classic Star Wars tropes were used in the episode, such as an opening crawl and an alteration of "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away" as a passage of time after Amy and Sheldon have sex.
This is, of course, assuming that the two of them get to have sex at all. The Spoiler Room teased that they might get interrupted by the arrival of Howard and Bernadette's baby. Bernadette went into labor in the last episode and the two of them might have trouble finding time to be intimate while waiting at the hospital.
For a glimpse of how Star Wars played a factor last year, here's a clip of when Sheldon and Amy finally did the deed.
One possible way that Harry Potter could play into the episode is with the recent release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the latest entry into the Wizarding World. While it's a little late to see the premiere, it makes sense that the episode would tie into the biggest development in Harry Potter in recent memory. Perhaps Sheldon throws a Fantastic Beasts themed birthday party?
The Big Bang Theory airs on Thursday's at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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