The Big Bang Theory will be back for its final season before you know it and fans are already getting a sneak peek of what to expect from the Season 12 premiere. We knew that Amy's parents would be returning and now fans can feast their eyes on a brief clip showing them having done just that. In a clip from the episode, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler make an appearance as the latter provides an uncomfortable air of tension. Check it out below:
Mr. Fowler's attempt to get a reprieve from his wife is admirable, however futile. On a side note, hearing Teller speak will never not be strange. As for the clip, Amy's mom ends up driving Leonard so crazy that he has to leave the apartment. While Penny does not want to go, she ends up relenting in humorous Big Bang Theory fashion. While it may seem like a stretch based on this isolated scene, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler will play an inadvertent role in Penny and Leonard's relationship during the episode.
The synopsis for the Season 12 premiere entitled "The Conjugal Configuration" reveals that Penny and Leonard will both realize that they are a lot like Amy's parents. Did this scene from the premiere provide a future window into Penny and Leonard's ultimate fate? Hopefully not. If they can realize the issue now, they will hopefully be able to avoid the miserable future shared by Amy's parents. Maybe the episode will help them make the improvements necessary to prevent such an ending.
The best part of this Big Bang Theory clip is when Amy's mom is rhetorically ranting by asking what kind of a husband would not leave a message or note, and Leonard says, "If you let him talk maybe you will find out." Mrs. Fowler then paves the way for her husband to answer by simply saying "Larry?" to which he silently shrugs. The preview for the Season 12 premiere had already given fans a slight hint of what was to come between the Fowlers.
In another promo clip, Mrs. Fowler can be heard calling out for poor Larry. Despite the tension that exists between the couple, something has helped Larry and Mrs. Fowler stick out through the hard times. Maybe that is what Penny and Leonard end up realizing.
The twelfth and final season of The Big Bang Theory will get underway on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The series will then air at its regular time with a new episode bowing on Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. ET. From that point on, new episodes of the sitcom will air at its Thursday night usual time. The Big Bang Theory is among a highly anticipated slate of new programming set to arrive on CBS, along with other series coming this fall.