The finale is not that far away. It will air later this month. Go ahead and stock up on those tissues now. You never know if there will be a shortage as a result of like-minded viewers doing the same. How will fans of The Big Bang Theory react to the series finale? Kaley Cuoco weighed in with her take, telling ET:
It is the most beautiful finale I have ever seen, and I love finales. It is so touching. You're gonna cry, but in the sweetest way. I don't know how to describe it, other than it's absolutely the sweetest thing in the world.
As someone who has experienced tears from witnessing sweetness, this makes sense. What Kaley Cuoco describes indicates the finale should be incredible. The Big Bang Theory will say goodbye with a one-hour finale and that is not all. CBS is doing right by its long-running hit.
That is not all she had to say. Kaley Cuoco also opened up about how Penny’s story will unfold in the finale. Is she happy with how Big Bang Theory leaves her character? Cuoco revealed:
I'm thrilled with [Penny's] ending, yet beginning. It's beautiful. There's not anything catastrophic, it's just beautiful. And the characters are gonna live on in your minds and in your hearts, and I think that's what is so special about it. It's really touching.
Kaley Cuoco’s description of how Penny’s journey finishes on The Big Bang Theory is reminiscent of what the series’ director previously said about it. There is something else worth noting about what Cuoco says. She revealed that it is an “ending” yet “beginning.” What could Penny be beginning as the sitcom ends?
Well, let’s face it. One of the potential answers is something that fans would likely welcome: Penny and Leonard announcing that they are expecting a baby. Their differing notions about starting a family has been a matter of chatter in Season 12. Will the series finale see them learn they are going to be parents? Stay tuned.
A Leonard/Penny baby is not the only option. They could move to a house. Deciding to leave their apartment would be a significant life step. It would also be an ending to their lives near their friends and the beginning of a life lived further away from them. That kind of storyline captures the wistful nature of The Big Bang Theory saying goodbye.
Could there be a dream job that Penny ends up getting and taking? That would also be an ending and a beginning. All of those are potential outcomes. As long as Penny and Leonard’s relationship does not end, there should be happiness in store. There is no shortage of possible endings.
Thankfully, it sounds like whatever Penny’s ending on The Big Bang Theory is, the door could be open to explore her life further. Fans would probably not have a problem embracing a Penny/Leonard spinoff. For now, the ending of their original show awaits.
Watch Penny’s journey leading up to the finale when new episodes of The Big Bang Theory air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The series finale airs on May 16.