The Big Bang Theory ended it's Season 8 run with a double-whammy of a cliffhanger. First, Leonard spilled the beans to Penny that he'd cheated on her while on the way to getting married in Las Vegas. Back in Pasadena, inside their Los Robles apartment building, Sheldon and Amy split up. The very last scene revealed that Sheldon had a ring awaiting in his desk drawer. Perhaps it wasn't an engagement ring, possibly just a promise ring, but however you want to slice it, he had to put the heirloom back in its hiding place as this chapter in Shamy's longstanding relationship came to an abrupt and sudden end. As The Big Bang Theory Season 9 kicks off tonight on CBS, don't look for that ring to make a reappearance anytime soon.

Some fans are hoping to see a big romantic reunion for Jim Parsons' Sheldon and Mayim Bialik's Amy when The Big Bang Theory returns for Season 9 tonight. But the estranged couple will not be making-up before the mid-season finale. This is one romantic reunion we're going to have to wait for. And it will take an emotional toll on Sheldon's delicate psyche.

Mayim Bialik was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS show. She lost the award last night to Mom star Allison Janney. But the actress remained in good spirits throughout the night. Before attending the show, she stopped to talk with TVLine about Sheldon and Amy's romantic hiccup. She confirmed that the pair will remain in a holding pattern throughout much of the fall. About the first few new episodes, she had this to reveal.

"We definitely deal with the relationship head on for the first five episodes. [They] are not really sure where they are. Jim Parsons and I are still curious where it's going to go. [The writers are] really experimenting with what this is bringing up for Sheldon and what it means for him, and how far he can be pushed emotionally."

While Sheldon and Amy won't be getting back together anytime soon, we do know that the The Big Bang Theory Season 9 debut will kick off with Leonard and Penny finally tying the knot. The Matrimony Momentum will show the couple's very barebones nuptials, which are understated and definitely no frills as they enjoy their short honeymoon in Las Vegas. The rest of The Big Bang gang are going to be watching everything go down via satellite. After the 'I Do's', the longtime couple will head back to their hotel room, where it appears they'll have quite the awkward wedding night in true Leonard and Penny fashion.

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A big wedding isn't the only thing being planned for The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Leonard and Sheldon will be awakened by the force in true Big Bang Theory style. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will wreck havoc on the lives of Dr. Cooper and Dr. Hofstadter in a big way with an episode that completely revolves around the release of the first Star Wars movie in ten years. Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj have all been obsessed with the Star Wars franchise since the show first premiered way back in 2007. And their love for the franchise will continue in the upcoming episodes. You can take another look at the trailer for tonight's episode, which kicks off in a few short hours!

B. Alan Orange