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The Big Bang Theory: Top Moments from The Bow Tie Asymmetry (Season 11 Episode 24)

Reviews, The Big Bang Theory

I have watched The Big Bang Theory Season 11 Episode 24, “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” twice now and both times I started crying within the first few minutes of the episode.

“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” is really everything I wanted from this wedding episode.

The Big Bang Theory Season 11 Episode 24
“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rather than writing a long, rambling, incomprehensive review, I decided to write one of these top moments lists in the hopes that it will allow me to bring up all the little moments I loved about this episode.

If this would be the last episode of The Big Bang Theory and the finale of the whole entire show I would obviously be sad but not at all mad. There have been rumors about the ending of the show for a while now (don’t worry, there will be a season 12) and now after seeing this episode, I have a hard time seeing how they can top this up.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: The wedding pamphlet. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Here are my top moments from “The Bow Tie Asymmetry.”

The interactions between the characters

I absolutely love how this episode brings the characters together and working towards a common goal, in this case, a successful wedding day for Amy and Sheldon.

The Big Bang Theory Season 11 Episode 24
“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki).  Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

While on The Big Bang Theory the jokes can sometimes feel a bit repetitive and the storylines a little flat the show really shines when it allows the chemistry between the cast members to run free.

In general, I think “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” is more emotional than funny and that really works for the occasion. There are a few funny moments out there but in general, the direction of the episode is more emotional which is why I think an episode like this would have made a perfect series finale.

The interactions between the main cast and the guest stars work well and I especially loved seeing Sheldon thanking his mother for everything.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Mary (Laurie Metcalf).  Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I am extremely intrigued to see what happens next and how they are able to top the emotion of this episode once the show eventually finalizes for good.

Howard’s surprise for Sheldon

Howard reacting to Mark Hamill behind his door is something I was able to relate with. No, Mark Hamill has not been behind my door, but the freak out Howard goes through is something I imagine everyone who is a passionate fan of something can relate with.

Just imagine what would happen if one of your biggest heroes were standing behind your door.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Mark Hamill (Himself).  Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

After working on the preview for the episode and seeing the pictures of Mark Hamill I got scared that his appearance would not include him meeting Sheldon. Though Sheldon does not interact with Hamill to a large extent it was nice to see even that little moment of him freaking out about meeting one of this biggest heroes.

Also, seeing Sheldon getting back to his normal self and focused on the wedding so quickly was kind of impressive.

Sheldon and Amy’s scientific discovery

One of the reasons I love Amy and Sheldon so much is the fact that they can respect each other’s desires to advance their careers and make new discoveries.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

When Sheldon makes a new discovery just moments before they are supposed to walk down the aisle rather than freaking out and hurrying with the schedule Amy instantly starts to share ideas with Sheldon. She is excited because he is so excited.

Though they do not agree on everything — Amy has never understood Sheldon’s interest in comics and so on — seeing them agree on a major thing like the advancement of their careers means so much.

Penny takes a stand

Though I appreciate the fact that “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” is Amy’s time to shine it is nice seeing Penny taking a stand and speaking her mind.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Hearing her declare how much Sheldon loves Amy means so much especially because I feel like Penny has been one of the biggest doubters of the whole situation. She herself could probably never be in a relationship like Amy and Sheldon’s which is why it has been nice to see her adjusting to the idea that relationships are different and happiness comes in many different forms.

Kathy Bates is brilliant as Amy’s mother and it would be extremely interesting to see more of her on the show. Maybe if those babies Amy and Sheldon keep talking about become a reality Kathy Bates’s Mrs. Fowler can come babysit them.

The wedding vows

By the time Amy and Sheldon share their wedding vows, I was a blubbering mess. If someone would have told me that those two characters are going to get married the moment they first met I would have laughed my ass off.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In fact, I never expected this moment to happen when I was first introduced to Sheldon.

I think I have mentioned several times in on reviews this season how special of a character Sheldon is to me. Seeing him, happy and full of emotion, saying how overwhelmed he is by Amy and what he feels for her give me the kind of feels I never expected The Big Bang Theory to give to me.

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“The Bow Tie Asymmetry” – Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik).  Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It has been a pleasure reviewing The Big Bang Theory this season and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

What did you think of this season finale of The Big Bang Theory? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Milka is a Master of Arts with degrees in Film, Theatre, and Media Studies. She is obsessed with American sitcoms, ice hockey, pizza, coffee, and all things true crime. Her favorite shows include Parks and Recreation, The Office, Community, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, and The Gilmore Girls.

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