The Big Bang Theory is back, and the season 11 premiere already has both the fans and cast talking the episode’s surprising twist.
After Monday night’s season 11 premiere, one cast member in particular, Mayim Bialik took to her website, Grok Nation, to share her thoughts on the episode — including the one moment that really surprised her. Warning: Spoilers from the season 11 premiere of The Big Bang Theory ahead!
As it turns out, Bialik wasn’t shocked by anything related to her character, although Amy Farrah Fowler did have a big moment with Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Instead, she was surprised about the latest development in Bernadette’s storyline, which let’s face it, surprised just about everyone. In the premiere, Bernadette and Howard (Simon Helberg) discover that they’re expecting baby number two.
“The way our writers are handling Melissa Rauch being pregnant in real life is to make Bernadette shockingly pregnant again even though she and Howard do not really know if they can handle a second baby so soon,” Bialik wrote on her website. “This really surprised me, especially since Melissa is so petite and basically looks like she swallowed a grape, she looks so… un-pregnant!”
The more Bialik thought about Rauch’s character Bernadette being pregnant with baby number two, the more she understood why the storyline actually really works.
“But I think it makes sense for Bernadette to be pregnant… I totally get that. And I can’t wait to see how this season unfolds for her character and Howard, as well as for Melissa personally,” she continued. “I am so thrilled for her and as my friend, I only want her comfort and happiness. Getting to see her daily is really special!”
We are so happy for Rauch’s real-life pregnancy, and Bernadette’s on-screen one, though we’ll certainly miss Rauch when she’s gone for a few episodes this season!
Which part of the season 11 premiere did you like best Big Bang Theory fans?
The Big Bang Theory airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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