The introduction of new female characters to The Big Bang Theory sparked controversy among fans, but some criticisms of these characters were rooted in misogyny.
In season 9, Amy and Sheldon’s intimate scene surprised viewers and even the actors themselves. Actress Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy, reflected that the moment felt out of character but ultimately added complexity to their relationship.
She expressed uncertainty about whether she and Jim Parsons would have done the scene the same way if given a say in the story. Despite this, the scene did not detract from the beloved relationship between the two characters.