A Friend Who Is a Girl, But Not His GirlfriendSheldon met Amy, when Howard and Raj entered him on an online dating site in "The Lunar Excitation" and found his match, Amy Farrah Fowler. The guys told him and when he refused to go on the date, Raj blackmailed him with a hypothetical dirty sock. When they did meet in a café, Sheldon, who came there with the sole purpose of rejecting the girl he was matched with, was taken by surprise upon meeting Amy, when she acted so similar to him. Amy told him that she only went on dates to fulfill her promise to her mother that she would go on at least one date a year. Sheldon was also impressed when Amy told him that all forms of physical contact are prohibited and offered to buy her a beverage. As Sheldon stands at the counter, Amy looks away with a satisfied crooked smile on her face. This point is seen as the starting point of their friendship as in the beginning of Season 4, it was revealed that they had been communicating with each other on a daily basis for the past four months since they first met, though they kept it to texting and e-mailing. It was revealed that Amy is a neurobiologist. Sheldon told a curious Penny that he and Amy are simply friends who enjoy talking about their work and science, and revealed that they are planning to procreate, albeit through clinical methods, to gift humanity with their progeny. Penny convinced the pair to start hanging out in person, and eventually go on a date. Sheldon and Amy get to know each other more and seemed to enjoy the date, as the main topic of discussion became about Penny's sexual partners. He told Penny he thought the date was a good idea since he had definitely seen a whole new side of Amy. The pair did not continue their plan to have a baby when Penny threatened to tell on Sheldon's plan to have a test tube baby out of wedlock to his religious mother; however, they did have an upgrade on the way they communicate. They began chatting on their webcams, and Sheldon started letting Amy come with them to The Cheesecake Factory and have lunch at Caltech's cafeteria. In return, Sheldon also visited Amy at her workplace and even went with Amy when she had to make a quick stop for feminine hygiene supplies.
In the episode "The Zazzy Substitution", Sheldon and Amy had a fight over whose field was more important which led to them terminating their relationship. Sheldon appeared to take this change well at first, but quickly adopted 25 cats to try and replace Amy, though he did not realize it himself. A worried Leonard called Sheldon's mother, Mary Cooper, who got them back together through reverse psychology. Sheldon proposed to Amy that they continue their friendship and attempt to resolve their differences. Amy agreed, but only if Sheldon accepted 80% of the fault, he said he would go as high as 40% only. Amy countered him 65% and he agreed immediately. Sheldon remarked that they would get back together despite the disapproval of her mother. Amy replied that she found being cast in the role of "bad girl" oddly titillating. He showed her all his cats, and discovered that they both mutually like cats before eventually giving all of them away.
Later on, in "The Desperation Emanation", Amy asked Sheldon to meet her mother. After consulting with Leonard on the meaning behind her request, Sheldon thought that Amy wanted to take their relationship to the next level, which panicked him and he changed his e-mail address, phone number, mobile number, and address. Amy, however; still managed to find him and sensing that he had misunderstood her initial request, set the record straight by telling him she only wanted him to pretend to be her boyfriend in front of her mother so that her mother would no longer pester her on that matter. Sheldon felt relieved at the fact that Amy had not fallen hopelessly in love with him which Amy thought was an absurd idea.
In "The Alien Parasite Hypothesis", Amy was hanging out with Penny and Bernadette when Zack, Penny's ex-boyfriend entered. Penny introduced him to the girls, but Amy found herself responding strangely to Zack's presence, with an involuntary "hoo" sound. A clueless Amy had no idea that she was experiencing sexual arousal and when she started collecting information on her bodily functions to find out the cause of it, she got Sheldon interested too. Together, the two tried to list down the possible causes of the symptoms Amy were having and when he mentioned sexual arousal, Amy finally knew. Sheldon however, appeared disturbed and refused to believe that as the cause. He was convinced it was something else such as Amy was going through menopause or had picked up an alien parasite. Amy confronted him on whether his denial was caused by his jealousy. He got upset and left Amy's workplace without answering her, mistakenly taking the cadaver brain specimen Amy was slicing instead of his sashimi along the way. He decided that since Amy has become a slave to her baser urges, they cannot be friends anymore, but Penny convinced him to help Amy with her urges. He agreed and arranged for Amy to meet Zack, but Zack's lack of intelligence turned her off. While walking home, Amy held Sheldon's hand and during the process, Sheldon did hold her hand back then let go after a second asking what she was doing and she explained it was an experiment then grabbed it again. Then, uncharacteristically, he did not pull his hand away and he let his hand be held.In the episode "The Agreement Dissection", Sheldon joined Bernadette, Penny, and Amy for their girls' night out, after Priya effectively nullified his Roommate Agreement with Leonard and tried to make him eat Greek food, which he despises, on pizza night. During the outing, Sheldon expresses his disappointment that Amy has recently been drinking and smoking cigars, stating that not a lot of scientific discoveries were made by people having a good time. Tipsy Amy calls Sheldon "a sexy toddler" because he smells like baby powder to which Sheldon replies "I don't know how to process that." Bernadette starts to tease Sheldon that he should process it by kissing Amy. This question leads to Penny questioning "Sheldon, have you ever kissed a girl?" he reveals that he hasn't with the exception of his mother, grandma, sister and an elderly nun he had to resuscitate who had passed out from heat exhaustion. When questioned if he was curious, Amy said "I'm available for experimentation" and puckered her lips in expectation. Sheldon responded by politely declining her invitation and explaining that scientists already know everything there is to know about kissing, that it takes thirty-six different facial muscles. Amy replies "blah blah blah" and kisses Penny instead.
As the night progresses, Penny decides they need to take Sheldon dancing, Sheldon reveals himself to be an excellent dancer proficient in the Rumba, Waltz, and Cha Cha which surprises Amy. Sheldon responds, "I don't see why that's surprising, I excel that so many things. You've had my sour-dough bread." Later he is seen dancing with Amy in a usual fashion, but not with Penny or Bernadette. At the end of the night, Sheldon escorts Amy back to her apartment as she is drunk. Amy invites Sheldon in for a Yoo-Hoo and he obliged, stating that no one can say no to Yoo-Hoo. Upon entering, he noticed that Amy had a smoking monkey living in her apartment. She told him that the monkey's name is Ricky, and is part of her work on nicotine-addiction study. Amy explained that since she is giving the monkey emphysema, the least she could do is let him watch cable. Sheldon was impressed. They moved on to discussing his problems with Priya, and even in a drunken state, Amy gave Sheldon a good piece of advice, which was to not back down and to play dirty. Now that Sheldon had a solution to his problem with Priya, Amy states that it's time to move on their next order of business. She proceeds by leaning forward on the couch and kissing him.He responded with "fascinating" (One of Spock's favorite expressions) while Amy states "I hope you don't take what I'm about to do as a comment on what we just did," then she stands up, straightens her skirt and walks quickly to her bathroom to throw up. Sheldon stayed with her until she passed out on her bathroom floor. He folded a towel and put it under her head as a pillow before leaving. The next day, a hung over Amy could not remember what happened and when Sheldon told her, she was embarrassed and unsure stating "I'm not really sure where we go from here". Sheldon suggests that they treated their relationship as if it was a crashed computer and restart it at a point in which they think it worked best. Amy thanked him.
In "The Infestation Hypothesis", Sheldon got extremely bothered by Penny's new chair which she picked off from the street, as he is a germaphobe. After failing to convince Penny to get rid of the chair, he asked Amy to talk to her. Amy did not seem enthusiastic by the idea since not everybody is as germaphobe as Sheldon is. He asked her to name her price so she told him to kiss her where she has never been kissed before. A clueless Sheldon asked her back whether she meant a place like Salt Lake City. Amy told him to forget about it and agreed to go talk to Penny.In "The Pulled Groin Extrapolation", Amy asked Leonard instead of Sheldon to attend a wedding with her, since Sheldon acted like a child during the last wedding they went together. Leonard agreed and Sheldon did not seem to mind it, as he was immersed with his toy train. Amy and Leonard ended up having a good time at the wedding. Leonard injured his groin doing the Hokey-Pokey dance and Amy helped him by breaking off the head of the ice swan so that Leonard could hold it against his pulled groin. The next morning, Sheldon gushed about his new toy train to Leonard. Leonard told him that he must have had a great night and he agreed. He in turn asked Leonard how his night was. Leonard told him that he had much more fun with Amy than he thought he would. Sheldon asked him what he meant by that and Leonard told him that Amy knew how to make a guy loosen up and have a good time, and added that his groin was still a little worse for wear. Sheldon, misunderstanding Leonard's platonic relationship with Amy, judo-chopped him on the shoulder. Leonard asked him why he did that and he told him he is sending a message that "She is not for you!" He even repeated the message again before storming off to his bedroom.
In "The Isolation Permutation", Amy was left out from Bernadette and Penny's bridesmaid dress shopping. Devastated, she shut herself out from the outside world and decided to spend her time alone. Sheldon, after failing to contact her through the various means of technological communication, with the help of Leonard, decided to check up on her at her apartment. They discovered that she was weeping while playing "Everybody Hurts" on her harp. Sheldon immediately wanted to leave the place, since he did not like "weepy", but Leonard told him to step up since she is his friend. Leonard left and Sheldon stayed behind. He told her that he could not get a hold of her and she told him she wanted to be left alone. Sensing that she was upset, Sheldon asked her whether she would like to talk about what was troubling her, though she should keep in mind that he does not have a problem should she decline to do so. Amy told him about being left out by Penny and Bernadette. She then told him that at that moment, she was craving for human intimacy and physical contact. She proposed that they make love, but he counter-proposed that he would pat her head and tells her "Aw... who's a good Amy?" instead. They counter-proposed further until Amy proposed cuddling, and Sheldon relented. A few nights later, a drunken Amy called Sheldon, so he and Leonard went to find Amy drowning her sorrows at a liquor store parking lot. A drunken Amy playfully called Sheldon "Cuddles" earning a confused questioning look from Leonard, to which Sheldon replies irritably, "yes Cuddles, we cuddled, grow up Leonard." They take her home, though Leonard helps her up and Amy tells him that he found "Baseball metaphors for sex|second-base".
Would You Be My Girlfriend?
In "The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition", Stuart, the comic book store owner expressed his interest in asking Amy out, but wanted to know whether Sheldon is fine with it. Sheldon was fine because he thought that a noted neurobiologist like Amy would never agree to go out with someone as average as Stuart. He was wrong sincePenny influenced her, by telling her that if she likes Stuart, she should give it a shot since she has been with Sheldon in a year and their relationship is going nowhere. Amy, who thinks Stuart is nice, funny, and possesses an overactive thyroid, which she finds hot, agreed. When Sheldon found out Amy actually agreed to go out with Stuart, he started feeling jealous though he tried to hide it. He friended Stuart on Facebook just to keep tabs on his date(s) with Amy. When the guys pointed out about his jealousy, he unfriended all of them. He later went over to Penny's and asked her to go out on a date with him as a
retaliation. Single Penny declined and told Sheldon to buck up and talk to Amy. Sheldon did so by crashing into Amy's movie date with Stuart. He tried to cover up his actual feelings by saying that he is willing to alter the paradigm of their relationship by no longer objecting if they characterize Amy as his "not his girlfriend". Amy wants him to ask her properly, but he thinks she's being impossible. He relents and asks her directly to be his girlfriend when she provokes him by leaning closer towards Stuart. He agreed and after the date, Amy found Sheldon waiting for her at her apartment with a 31-page Relationship Agreement which she thought was romantic although she felt some of the terms to be too restrictive. They are now officially a couple.In "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver", Amy revealed that as per The Relationship Agreement, their date night is on the second Thursday of the month, or the third Thursday, in a month that has five Thursdays. The episode began with Sheldon and Amy at The Cheesecake Factory on their date. Amy shared major news that an article in which she is the sole author of is going to be published on the journal "Neuron". Apparently, her achievement is quite significant as it could change the nature of her field and she has been waiting for that moment for a long time. Sheldon, however, ignored the fact and was busy checking his Twitter, excited that he has reached 100 followers. Upset, Amy made an excuse to go wash up, but left their date. Sheldon was oblivious to this fact until Penny pointed it out to him. He told her that he does not feel excited by Amy's accomplishment so Penny told him to fake it and think about koalas as he is doing so, since koalas make him melt inside. After talking with Leonard, Sheldon decided to buy Amy an apology gift and enlists Penny's help to find one. They ended up buying a tiara. Later, when Sheldon wanted to present the gift to Amy, he had Penny call Amy over to her apartment, while waiting in there himself, to talk to her. Amy was upset and pointed out that she does not want to talk to him. Sheldon apologized and congratulated her on her accomplishment and told her that he is very proud of her. He even added his koala face. Amy, however, saw right through that and pointed out that she knows his koala face. Penny tries to save the situation by highlighting the fact Sheldon brought a gift for her. As she was unwrapping the gift, she told Sheldon that she thinks he is the most-shallow and self-centered person she has ever met for thinking her forgiveness could be brought with jewelry. She changed her mind when she finally saw the tiara and started squealing in excitement and asked Penny to put it on her. Penny complimented she looks beautiful and she agreed (Of course I do, I'm a princess and this is my tiara!) and proceeded to kiss and hug Sheldon. Sheldon hugged her back, albeit hesitantly. In "The Vacation Solution", Sheldon decided to work with Amy at her laboratory as a way to spend his enforced vacation, deriving the idea from Richard Feynman (1918-1988). He expected to be given tasks that are up to par with his intelligence and thought that he would breeze right through them, given his opinion of the superiority of Physics over Biology, and the fact that he is a genius. However, Amy, despite being excited to be able to work with her boyfriend, by comparing them to Madame Curie and her husband Pierre, remained professional by setting menial tasks for Sheldon, given his inexperience in the field of biology. Among the tasks include counting spores and washing beakers. Sheldon complained over these, even though he failed to complete any of the tasks satisfyingly and at one point accused Amy of purposely giving him those tasks to ensure that he would not show her up. Annoyed, Amy let Sheldon take over the task she was doing, which was slicing a brain. Sheldon trembled nervously, and ended up cutting his thumb before passing out at the sight of blood. Afterwards, Amy refused to work with Sheldon anymore, and after talking with Penny, Sheldon came over to her laboratory and, with Amy's insistence and pushing, he gave her a sincere apology and resumed his vacation there doing menial tasks.
In "The Werewolf Transformation", Amy revealed that the two of them have a "girlfriend-boyfriend sing-a-long night". When Sheldon was distracted on such a night due to not getting his haircut on time, Amy told him to just let his hair grow out a little, because she thought he would look sexy with it. Sheldon refused. Amy dismissed herself to use her toothbrush on herself. After showing up at her doorstep at 3 a.m. in the morning with his bongos, he actually spent the night there (he slept on the couch, even though she offered her bed several times). Sheldon finally agreed to let Penny cut his hair. He did so with the persuasion of Amy, who told him there is not any hair on her body she would not let Penny trim.
In "The Weekend Vortex", Sheldon agreed to attend Amy's Great-Aunt Flora 93rd birthday party, after she followed all the protocols regarding traveling as per The Relationship Agreement. However, he was swayed on his decision when the guys planned to have a 48-hour Star Wars online gaming marathon. Amy was adamant that he keep his word, and Sheldon reluctantly agreed to keep his word. Before they began their journey, Sheldon brought along his laptop and planned to still join the online game although he would be at the party, even at the expense of ignoring any of her family members who might want to talk to him. Agitated, Amy sarcastically told him that if gaming meant that much to him, he should stay with his friends. He did not get her meaning, thanked her and stayed. Amy had an awful time at the party and later confided in Penny about how much Sheldon hurt her. Penny advised her to make a scene, but Amy failed to keep up the ruse about leaving Sheldon for Arman, the miniature horse breeder. Penny eventually told Sheldon the truth. Sheldon decided to make it up back to Amy by offering her "Cooper Coupons", which listed down the things that he was willing to do for her. Penny thought Amy wouldn't be bought so easily, but Amy picked a coupon and redeemed it. The coupon allowed her to spent an afternoon with him at the science center where he would point out all their mistakesIn "The Launch Acceleration", Sheldon and Amy had their monthly date night at her apartment. Sheldon was caught by surprise at Amy's request for progress on their relationship, following in the footsteps of their friends' relationships. As expected, Sheldon turned down the idea immediately, thinking that they could not progress faster than they are going. Amy was certain that despite Sheldon's reluctance, if she plays her cards right, she could get what she wants. Amy decided to use her skills in neurobiology to transfer his emotional attachments that he had formed growing up to her. She started by setting-up their date night to accommodate Sheldon's likes, such as playing Super Mario Brothers theme song, serving him Strawberry Quik and spaghetti with little pieces of hot dog cut up in it. Her plans seemed to work well because Sheldon thought that they should do it more often. Later on in the episode, Sheldon starts playing poorly at chess and confesses to Leonard that Amy had started an experiment involving him. He explained that she had managed to allow him to be an Amtrak junior train conductor for the day, when it was supposedly only open for children, and he got to blow the train whistle. He admitted to Leonard that he was having affectionate feelings for her and kept thinking about her at inappropriate times though they only consist of objects forming the pattern of Amy's dandruff on her slightly humped shoulders. At the end of the episode, Leonard caught the couple playing Doctor, Star Trek style, with Amy even dressed up in a blue Star Trek medical uniform, and Sheldon as the patient lying flat on the couch. Sheldon tells Leonard that he is in hell, but then tells Amy "Don't stop".
In "The Countdown Reflection", we can see Amy strongly hinting that she wants to make progress in their relationship. While waiting for Howard and Bernadette's chance to be married in City Hall (which does not actually occur) she asks if being there makes Sheldon think, an innuendo that, naturally, he misses entirely. During the wedding ceremony, Amy is obviously disappointed that Sheldon's entire speech centers on how he is happy all by himself. We can see in the end of the episode; however, that Sheldon has, at the very least, a subconscious need for Amy and his relationship with her and that he is not, as he claims, entirely complete in himself when he reaches for her hand for comfort as they watch Howard's rocket is launched into space.
At the beginning of season six, Amy and Sheldon are shown to be regularly dating. In "The Date Night Variable", Sheldon invites Raj along for their second anniversary dinner much to Amy's annoyance. After Raj leaves, Amy demands a statement from the heart from Sheldon or she was leaving him. Sheldon provided some paraphrased romantic dialogue from the first Spider Man movie. Amy says that she'll "take it".
In "The Decoupling Fluctuation" episode, Amy confides to her girlfriends that she has a plan to marry Sheldon in four years, but don't tell him that because he is still a flight risk. Also while at the movies, Amy requires Sheldon to now hold her hand though Sheldon thinks the idea is silly and unhygienic. Amy discovers that Sheldon has hired a pretty assistant Alex that he failed to mention was a girl in "The Higgs Boson Observation". First she and Penny break into Sheldon's office trying to catch them together. In the cafeteria, they see that Alex is flirting with Leonard. Amy relaxes and tells Penny that that skank is her problem. In "The Habitation Configuration", Amy is directing an episode of "Fun with Flags" guest starring Wil Wheaton. While not liking his acting, the two get into an argument and Amy leaves. Sheldon is first caught in the middle and then naively thinks that Amy is solving the problem by leaving. He eventually learns that he should support Amy in disagreements.
In "The Parking Spot Escalation", Amy backs up Sheldon in his fight for Howard's parking place, helping him put his name back on the space and leaving her car parked in it. After she finds it towed she confronts Bernadette and ends up smashing her bestie, Penny, in her face breaking her nose. The next episode, "The Fish Guts Displacement", Sheldon finds Amy has the flu and she asks him to take care of her per their Relationship Agreement. At first Sheldon says that that is meant for her to take care of him when he is sick and then leaves. Moments later Sheldon has a change of heart and tells her that they have a written agreement and that he cares about her well-being so he will take care of her. Later when he finds that her temperature hasn't gone down, he tells her that she isn't trying. Amy complains about his bedside manner and just wants to go to sleep. Sheldon says that that is not acceptable because he isn't through taking care of her. He still has to put a damp rag on her forehead, sing to her (probably Soft Kitty) and rub Vick's vapor rub on her chest. Surprised, Amy sits up, and suggests they start with the vapor rub. Sheldon tells her that it may tingle not realizing the sexual implications and Amy replies that she is counting on that. A few days later, Bernadette visits her and learns that Amy is feeling fine and is enjoying Sheldon taking care of her, especially since he has started bathing her. Later Sheldon has the results of a cheek swab which says that she is no longer sick. Amy apologizes. Sheldon is disappointed because he thought their relationship was based on trust and mutual respect. He says that she needs to be punished so that that doesn't happen again. She thinks she should not be allowed to see the next Star Trek movie (Star Trek into Darkness), but Sheldon feels that that is too harsh a punishment. He states in an ideal world she would be put in public stocks|stocks in public, but thinks that he probably needs a permit for it. Instead, he decides to spank her, a punishment he had seen his father perform on his brother. However, she seems to enjoy it saying "oh my", Sheldon picks up on it and he tells her off. She replies that maybe he should spank her harder then and missing the sexual innuendo Sheldon replies "perhaps I will." The bathing, spanking, and chest rubbing show how Sheldon has become more intimate and comfortable with touching Amy.In "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion", Sheldon lies to Kripke about sleeping with Amy after Kripke performs better than him on a project they were working on together. Also, Sheldon enjoys being held and consoled by Amy when he is very upset about Kripke. When Penny asked if their relationship would ever become physical, Sheldon replied, "It's a possibility." Penny practically beats Leonard up over her (and the audience's) excitement over the news that Amy may eventually get the physical relationship she wants.
In "The Spoiler Alert Segmentation", Leonard moves out and Amy tries to convince him that she would be his ideal new roommate. She is familiar with all his habits and his personality quirks that others find rage inducing, she thinks are cute as a button. She is also a scientist and is willing to drive him around town. Sheldon is uncomfortable with this much increased intimacy with Amy, but can't argue with her logic. Sheldon learns from Penny that she doesn't want Leonard to move in with her. Sheldon finally tells Amy that she can't move in and that it's Penny's fault. After Amy confronts Penny, Penny tells Sheldon he needs to tell Amy he doesn't want to live with her instead of blaming it on Penny. Amy calls Sheldon a coward, which he agrees with and Amy states that she should move in with Penny to teach Sheldon a lesson. Now Penny is terrified.
In "The Tangible Affection Proof", Sheldon has Alex buy Amy her Valentine's Day gift. He rejects Alex's first and second options and she does such a great job with the third option, the signed brain cell print that Sheldon keeps it for himself. Amy shows up for their dinner plans and decides to cancel Valentine's Day altogether. She tells him that they'll eat pizza and watch one of his Star Trek/War movies since that is what he'd prefer and love to do on Valentine's Day. Sheldon decides to still give Amy her gift for her kind gesture, he shows Amy that she is now his emergency point of contact at the university. He tells Amy that if he's had a stroke that she would be the one he wanted by his side which almost sends Amy into tears. This action shows her importance to Sheldon, that he trusts her and she hugs him tightly.
In "The Love Spell Potential", after Amy was upset about the suggestion that their Dungeons and Dragons characters should have sex, as it was not going to happen in real life, Sheldon was sent to comfort her. Although initially unwilling, he listened to her complain about how the others thought their relationship was a joke. Sheldon responded by saying he didn't think that. Amy asked him if they would ever have an intimate relationship. Sheldon sat down and told her before he met her he wasn't interested in being intimate with anyone. Amy prompted him to see if he felt any differently now, and he admitted it was a possibility between them. This admission didn't really cheer her up, so he explained to her, that although it didn't feel like it to her, to him it did feel really intimate, Amy knew this fact, but said she just wished she could have more. Sheldon managed to cheer her up, by pointing out that they had only known each other for three years and they were already in bed with each other (technically sitting on Sheldon's bed, but either way it shows that he is willing to let her in his bedroom in which no one was allowed to before). Amy said they should go back to the others, but Sheldon stopped her, and very calmly pointed out that as they had love spell potion put on their characters in the game, it would only be right to carry it on. And so alone in his room, away from all others, he allowed her to experience a form of virtual intimacy, using a dice to decide what to do next. Upon throwing the dice (to see where he should stroke erotically) she didn't like where the dice had landed, which was the nose. So her reaction was to roll again. The two were still playing a while later when Leonard and Penny went to check on them. Amy, after getting excited shouted, "Go away, Sheldon's going to nibble on my... fourteen! Yes!"
In "The Deception Verification", Amy and Sheldon conclude that Penny is cheating on Leonard, so Sheldon decides to rush into Penny's apartment and catch her with the other guy. Amy does not recommend this action, but follows Sheldon anyway. She is seen with her head touching Sheldon's shoulder. While they are eavesdropping Sheldon says "Now, I think I hear kissing." Amy retorts "Like you know what kissing sounds like." Sheldon responds by saying "There's kissing in Star Trek smarty-pants." When Sheldon busts in, he finds Leonard secretly hiding out to be with Penny, making Sheldon mad at Leonard. Leonard tries giving Sheldon a sailor's hat and asks Amy and Penny to complement the hat. When Sheldon puts it on Amy remarks in a seductive tone "Hello, sailor". Sheldon sees through his friends and he states "This changes nothing, except the Halloween costume I'm wearing this year. Amy you're going to be Olive Oyl, lay off the donuts." Sheldon not only wants to have a couple's costume with Amy, but Olive Oyl is Popeye the sailor man's girlfriend. When he also vents his anger on Penny, Amy defends her. Sheldon warns her that the girlfriend of my enemy's girlfriend is also my enemy, Amy pulls her offer of a ride and Sheldon claims that there must be a third option or exception for Amy. He needs the ride since he's mad at Leonard.In "The Raiders Minimization", Sheldon offers Amy to lose her virginity, but it was only her first viewing of one of his favorite movies, "Raiders of the Lost Ark". She enjoys it, but points out that the plot would still work without the main character. Since she spoiled the movie for him, he tries to find something to spoil that she likes. They start watching her childhood favorite show, "Little House on the Prairie" and he keeps pointing out inaccuracies. She quickly picks up on what he is doing and tells him that. Since they are in a relationship, he should tell her when he is angry with her. She apologizes, and he accepts it, though he still tells her an error in the comic strip Garfield, showing that he still takes one step backwards.
In "The Workplace Proximity", Amy starts working on an experiment at Caltech which does not bother Sheldon. After Howard's comments how he would not want to work all day near Bernadette, he withdraws his approval, but Amy says she still plans to work there. After embarrassing Amy in front of her co-workers at lunch with inappropriate ethnic comments and talking about the status of their relationship, Amy is extremely unhappy with him. Late at night, he comes to her apartment to apologize and they say to each other that they like each other, quirks and all. Sheldon then ruins the moment by adding that she should like him because he doesn't see anyone else knocking at her door. Later, Amy tells Penny and Bernadette that she is not apologizing to Sheldon.
In "The Romance Resonance", Sheldon makes a great scientific discovery of a new super heavy element which thrills Sheldon until he realizes he made a bone-headed error in his calculations. Everyone still praises him, much to his annoyance. Amy first tries to soothe him like everyone else until she finally agrees with him that he shouldn't be proud taking his side in their relationship. Sheldon tells her that that is the most romantic thing he has ever heard which pleases Amy. Later when it looks like Sheldon is about to actually kiss Amy, Amy comes out of "the zone" and her wishful daydream.
In "The Thanksgiving Decoupling", When Sheldon doesn't want to go to Mrs. Wolowitz's for Thanksgiving; he starts to compare his life to that of a slave. Amy tells him that that is inappropriate and he responds by saying "Yes, Miss Amy." Then Amy hears that a drunken Sheldon has been mean to Howard, and she demands he apologize, so he relents and says that he is sorry. Afterwards, Sheldon looks at Amy and then says to everyone, "Ain't she great?" Amy is flattered and smiles, and Sheldon then abruptly says "Now, how's about you get us a couple of beers?" and follows by smacking her rear. Amy, shocked, starts to walk slowly toward the kitchen as a dazed smile appears on her face. Amy looks back at Sheldon, who smiles back wholeheartedly.
In "The Cooper Extraction", Leonard reveals to Amy that Sheldon was using a picture of her as one of his screen savers and that, without Sheldon, Amy would probably be alone singing" Happy Birthday" to herself as she would not have met any of her friends. Also, Sheldon says that he missed her and that he wanted her to be with him in Texas.
In "The Locomotion Manipulation", Amy arranges for a Valentine's Day weekend trip to a Napa Valley
bed and breakfast inn for the two of them. They travel on a vintage train and have a romantic dinner together. To make Sheldon more comfortable, Howard and Bernadette will be with them and they will have separate rooms. After Sheldon tells her that she is manipulating him, Amy admits that she was only looking for romance. Insulted, Sheldon tells her that he will give her romance. To fulfill his list of romantic things, he drinks his wine that he calls grape juice that which burns, stares into her eyes momentarily until she blinks and loses, and then kisses her. Though it was meant to be quick and sarcastic, Sheldon seems to enjoy it and lingers. He first leans over and then puts his arms around Amy. Amy is too shocked to hug him back. Amy then tells him that it was nice. Sheldon wants to leave to again talk to the conductor. Amy, still breathless from the kiss, tells him to have a good time. Then Sheldon invites her to go with him.
In "The Table Polarization", the gang wants to add a dining room table to Apartment 4A, which Sheldon objects to, as usual, since he doesn't like changes. Sheldon objects to Penny changing Leonard to stand up against him. Penny points out that Amy has changed Sheldon who agrees and then decides to break up with her. Amy is alerted and deals with it by agreeing with Sheldon to break up and that Leonard is manipulating him to break up with her though she clearly knows him and is manipulating him. She goes with him supporting his fight against that awful table and is feeding him his lines. He stops when she includes that he is moving in with his girlfriend. Amy says that she got too cocky.
In "The Indecision Amalgamation", Sheldon is obsessed with his video game system decision and rambles on about his options while having their date night dinner at Amy's apartment. She fakes an interest in his problem after Sheldon thinks she isn't paying him enough attention. Finally she screams at him, "Please pass the butter!" after he constantly ignores this request. At the end of date night, Amy reminds Sheldon, "It's date night. Aren't you forgetting something?" Sheldon responds with, "Oh, of course.", and then places his hands on her hips and initiates a kiss, while once again, enjoying it; however, he still comically questions her, "Did you know that the PS4 controllers light up?", to which she responds, "No.", and he adds, "Well they do.", all while kissing her. Still mulling over his decision at Best Buy later, Amy almost falls asleep on his shoulder and later consoles him after he is unable to buy either system due to the registers closing, and is unable to decide what food to eat for dinner.
In "The Relationship Diremption", Sheldon gives up on String Theory given his disappointment over any breakthroughs in the field. Later as part of Sheldon's following of Cosmo's advice on how to deal with a break up involving a new look, Penny styles Sheldon's hair on his request. Amy, upon seeing Sheldon is taken aback, and comments that she doesn't want him, "walking around like sex on a stick", before he agrees, "She's right. I'm too hot." Later, when Sheldon gets drunk, Amy walks with Sheldon to his room to put him to bed. The following morning, Sheldon wakes up shirtless, before glancing at his side gasping, "Oh no. What have I done?", leading viewers to think he had slept with Amy, until the camera shows that he actually read the geology textbook that was in his apartment.
In "The Anything Can Happen Thursday Recurrence", Amy lies to Sheldon about going to dinner with Bernadette and then makes it up to him by showing up at his apartment in a Catholic school uniform, the same way Bernadette makes up with Howard. Penny takes Sheldon to a psychic to work on his career issues and the psychic tells Sheldon that all his issues personally and professionally will be solved if he commits completely to Amy which makes Sheldon angry, though he starts to wonder if the psychic's advice is correct while he subtly acts unimpressed when Amy shows up at his door in a Catholic Schoolgirl outfit.
In "The Status Quo Combustion", Sheldon is horrified by the university telling him he can't change his field of study, Leonard's comment that he doesn't want Sheldon to live with him and Penny and the comic book store fire. Amy tells him that living alone might be good for him and if that doesn't work, he could move in with her. Pushing him even further, Sheldon yells at her sarcastically that they should get married, havekids and grow old together. Talking over his troubles with Stuart, Sheldon even admits that Amy loves him. He leaves her place and decides to leave town to think things over without telling Amy. The next day, he calls Amy and she thinks he sounds like he's doing fine. Penny and Leonard assure her that it's for the best, and then Amy gets angry and starts hitting Leonard with a pillow telling him that he should not have let Sheldon go.
In "The Locomotion Interruption", Sheldon has traveled around the US for 45 days winding up in Kingman, Arizona after all his possessions and his pants had been stolen. He calls Leonard to come and get him. Amy comes along very upset about having not been called by Sheldon and about him never having told her goodbye before he left. Sheldon did not want Amy to know that he had failed in his journey and that she would think less of him, which touched Amy. She told him that it is OK with her that he is not perfect. Still unhappy about his unsuccessful trip, Amy tells him to consider that it was an adventure, which Sheldon accepts. He now feels confident to take on any changes in his life until he finds out that Penny cut her hair. Amy can be seen smiling that Sheldon does worry about how she feels about him.
In "The First Pitch Insufficiency", Shamy and Lenny go on a double-date where Sheldon is bragging about their relationship is so much better than theirs. Shamy has an 8.2 out of ten for relationship stability based upon well proven criteria. He also compares their Relationship Agreement to the thirteen colonies and the US Constitution. Amy is really enjoying Sheldon comments about how great their relationship is to the point that if she was wearing flag underwear that it would be on fire.
In "The Hook-up Reverberation", Raj tells the gang that Stuart didn't get enough insurance money to reopen his store. The guys decide to give him the money and were enthusiastic about owning a comic book store. Sheldon talks to Amy saying that he is very excited about this project and if she isn't also excited, it could throw their relationship into jeopardy. Amy asks Sheldon, a grown man and an accomplished scientist, would be wasting his time and intellect on a store that sells picture books of men flying around in their underwear. Sheldon says "no" so Amy agrees that it is a great idea.
I Love You, Too. - Two Nerds in Love
In "The Prom Equivalency", Sheldon is worried after hearing from both Penny and Leonard that the social convention after prom is to have sex with your date. After seeing Amy in her prom dress, Sheldon runs off distressed. Later, Amy comes into Sheldon's room and Sheldon tells Amy about his concerns. Amy gets up to leave saying she doesn't want to miss yet another prom and Sheldon stops her telling her that he really did think she looked pretty. Amy tells Sheldon that it is okay and he didn't have to spend the night with her unless he wanted to (she'll always want to) and that she just wanted to have a nice time at the prom. She goes on to say that she wants to tell him something and that it was okay if Sheldon didn't feel the same way. Sheldon responds by saying, "I love you too," shocking Amy. Sheldon further confesses his love saying that there is no other way to describe his feelings for her though he briefly considered it was a brain parasite. The episode ends with the happy couple taking a picture at the prom photo booth together both looking happy.
In "The Clean Room Infiltration", Amy insists that Sheldon come to her Christmas Eve dinner party despite his dislike for the Christmas season. She also kissed him under the mistletoe when they were Christmas tree shopping. Sheldon plots revenge against her to make her feel as miserable as he does and hopefully she will never make him celebrate Christmas again. Since they agreed to not exchange gifts, he felt that if he got her the perfect gift, it would make her miserable. He gets his picture taken with Santa Claus and has it enclosed in a picture frame which includes a tender recorded Christmas greeting to Amy. Amy loves it and gives him a gift of some Christmas cookies that his Meemaw used to make. Sheldon is touched and wonders if Christmas isn't about giving until Raj reaches for one of his cookies. Sheldon admits to Bernadette that he loves Amy and Amy admits her love for Sheldon in front of everyone.
In "The Comic Book Store Regeneration", Amy develops her own ideas on string theory and discusses them with Barry Kripke, who publishes a paper using her idea with great success. Sheldon is angry because she helped a rival and never helped him when he was working on string theory. Amy felt she was helping a fellow scientist. Sheldon deflects his anger by telling Penny and Leonard that Amy was doing experiments on them and comparing their results to her chimps and making them mad at Amy. Later, when Penny confronts Amy (who was about to see Sheldon) for her actions, Sheldon opens the door just in time to see this, and immediately closes it. Sheldon claims to be naked and can't open the door. When he does, Amy gets a good glimpse at him while Penny angrily says "Pull up your pants!"
In "The Intimacy Acceleration", Sheldon publicly admits he loves Amy.
In "The Colonization Application", Sheldon and Amy decide to take their relationship to the next level, to buy a pet together - a turtle. While picking one out Sheldon reveals that he has put in an application to be one of the first colonists on Mars. Amy is hurt that he didn't consult first with her since she thought they were planning their future together on the same planet. Sheldon then asks Amy to join him on his journey to Mars. They start thinking about raising a family and that their kids will be Martians. Sheldon likes that idea about having kids with neat Martian names.
In "The Skywalker Incursion", Bernadette wants to get rid of her husband's full size Doctor Who TARDIS and convinces Amy to throw her ping-pong match and take it. The TARDIS door becomes her bedroom door and she plays Doctor Who with Sheldon hoping to get him into bed. He runs in being chased by the Daleks, tells Amy to set the time circuits and then runs out to retrieve his forgotten sonic screw driver. Amy felt she should have had a better plan.
In "The Fortification Implementation", Amy and Sheldon finally spend the night together, though only as a sleepover in a fort that they built together. When their date night ended at ten o'clock, Sheldon was having such a good time that he wanted Amy to extend the parameters of date night. After negotiating a G-rated sleepover within the fort, Amy produced a sleepover kit complete with pajamas and toothbrush that she hid under a couch cushion two years previously (this kit was just one of the few in the apartment).
In "The Commitment Determination", Sheldon and Amy are making out on the couch on their fifth anniversary while Sheldon also asks Amy about the new "Flash" TV show. Amy stops him thinking that he should be concentrating more on her. Sheldon thinks he is since he truly wants to know her opinion about the show. For a couple of days, he doesn't hear from Amy. Calling her, Amy is totally exhausted physically and emotionally from being his girlfriend, so she wants to take a break and think about their relationship. Surprised and shocked, Sheldon reluctantly agrees and doesn't know what to do with the engagement ring he has for her.
Amy Taking A Break
In "The Matrimonial Momentum", after watching Leonard and Penny finally tie the knot, Sheldon asks Amy outright if they are broken up. She tells him that he hasn't given her enough space to think. He points out to hurry since her eggs have a sell-by date. Insulted and angry, Amy breaks up with him, calling him selfish and immature. She leaves the room and causes the gang to miss the rest of the wedding and leaving only Howard and Stuart. Sheldon is devastated and later calls his mother asking her what he should do with the engagement ring. Mary advised him to hold on to it in case he and Amy work things out.
Shamy Broken Up
In "The Separation Oscillation", Sheldon appears in front of Amy's apartment to return her belongings. She pulls out a scarf reminding them the time they went ice skating, then someone else's red bra put in there by Sheldon to make her jealous. After that, he records a new episode of "Fun with Flags" which described countries that have broken up making allusions to their breakup. He also sends the link to Amy with a headline: "Watch. This will make you mad". Amy goes straight to his apartment and demands him to take it down. Sheldon thinks she still has feelings with him because she watched the video, then happily skips down the hall.
In "The Bachelor Party Corrosion", Penny and Bernadette discovered that she has not changed her Facebook relationship status to single and they told her to call her mom to report her and Sheldon's breakup.
In "The 2003 Approximation", Sheldon asks Amy to become his roommate to replace Leonard who moved in with his wife. She declines; however, she does defend Sheldon when Bernadette calls him a weirdo. Amy still finds him brilliant and insightful.In "The Perspiration Implementation", Amy gets asked out by both Stuart and Barry; however, she turns them down. Sheldon is told by the guys that he should trying dating to help move on so he asks the first two women he sees in the sports bar. The blonde doesn't understand his geeky cultural references and the other is her grandmother. The third women reminds him of Emily and looks too much like a clown. Sheldon and Amy awkwardly meet on the stairs and exchange their dating stories. Amy is shocked when she learns that Sheldon is asking women out to help him move on. Sheldon says good bye leaving Amy shocked and hurt. In "The Spock Resonance", Sheldon was interviewed by Adam Nimoy about a documentary on Mr. Spock. In the middle of the interview, he brought out the engagement ring he was about to give to Amy surprising everyone. Sheldon afterwards was angry because Penny told that he had emotions about being broken up with Amy and he denied that. Then, he decided to go to Amy's to ask her to marry him. The episode closed with Amy kissing a date (guest-starring Stephen Merchant) which Sheldon witnessed, leaving him devastated
Amy's dating history: "I have had six dates with three different people. It was either for dinner or coffee. One I met at a bookstore and two I met online. I haven’t slept with anyone."
Two Heartworms in Love
In "The Platonic Permutation", Sheldon and Amy become friends again and spend Thanksgiving at the aquarium. At end of it, Amy asks Sheldon if she can be his girlfriend again, but he gently declines, telling her he excels at many things, but getting over her isn't one of them, leaving Amy devastated.In "The Earworm Reverberation", Sheldon has a song stuck in his head which is driving him crazy. Amy decides to try another date with Dave. After Sheldon realizes the significance of the song ("Darlin" by the Beach Boys) and its connection to his feelings for Amy and how she has softened him, he heads over to her apartment. Just as Amy and Dave are about to kiss, Sheldon interrupts. Amy excuses herself and Dave gets excited about meeting him. Amy answers the door and tells Sheldon that it's not a good time. Sheldon doesn't care and tells her about the song, that he can't get her out of his head/heart and that he loves her. Amy tells him she loves him too. Dave excitedly tells them to kiss, which they do passionately. Dave excuses himself as he leaves and Shamy continues to kiss.
In "The Opening Night Excitation", Sheldon decides to skip the premiere of the new Star Wars movie so he can be with Amy on her birthday. Amy learns from the girls that he is planning on being physical with her. She rushes off for a bikini wax. That night Sheldon meets her in her apartment with flowers, but without the balloon that got away. Amy isn't very hungry and wants to get to her presents first. She tells Sheldon that she knows what it is and Sheldon is fine that. In her bedroom, Sheldon notices that Amy is visibly shaking - she admits that although she's wanted this for a long time, she's nervous. Sheldon is also not sure what to expect and gently assures her that they'll figure it out together. They lean in and share a tender kiss. A few hours later, both are lying in bed naked with satisfied smiles on their faces. Both enjoyed the experience much more than they thought they would. Sheldon plans on doing it again on her birthday next year which is fine with Amy.
In "The Sales Call Sublimation", Raj and Sheldon discovered a medium size asteroid and Sheldon gets it named after Amy. She thinks that it is a romantic gesture and loves it.
In "The Meemaw Materialization", during Meemaw's visit to Pasadena, she comes to check Amy out since he had hurt Sheldon. Sheldon is reluctant to stand up for Amy in front of his beloved grandmother. He finally does, though, obviously, at the urging of Penny. Amy learns about the engagement ring he got from his Meemaw. After getting over the shock, she hints to Sheldon about when is she going to get it. Sheldon blows up and tells her to slow down since he has just given her his virginity.
In "The Valentino Submergence", Sheldon adds Amy's name to the "Fun with Flags" show as a Valentine's Day present and because she has become so much a part of his life. The live show falls apart since Raj and Kripke call in to advice on their love lives. Sheldon finally joins in and talks about the pain he had during his breakup with Amy. He feels because of it, their relationship is even stronger.
In "The Celebration Experimentation", Amy wants to throw him a birthday party because of the wonderful birthday he gave her. Sheldon agrees, but says that she owes him big. Helping him prepare for the party, she tells him that he looks nice in his suit, but maybe later she can see him in his "birthday suit". Sheldon thinks that he is wearing his birthday suit. No sex tonight. At the party Amy toasts Sheldon that it is traditional that the birthday boy get the presents, but her greatest present ever was the day he was born. Also she and Leonard argue who should go talk to him after Sheldon runs into the bathroom. Penny goes in to do it.In "The Big Bear Precipitation", while spending the weekend in a cabin Sheldon and Amy are playing the drinking game "Never Would I Ever"... Sheldon never drank milk past the expiration date. Amy never cancelled a dentist appointment. Sheldon never put his foot in the ocean. Amy never honked just because she liked something. Sheldon never played or even touched a Frisbee. Amy never put salt on her food before at least tasting it. They both agreed on all these topics showing how much they are alike. Then Sheldon never pushed all the buttons in an elevator. Amy takes a drink with a devilish look on her face. Sheldon's jaw drops, scandalized. Amy then shrugs, puts her glass down and says, “Everyone has a past.”
In "The Solder Excursion Diversion", Amy gets Sheldon a new laptop after his old one dies. Instead of bringing the old laptop to the computer store to get credit for it, Sheldon decides to keep it. When asked why, he has Amy take him to his storage unit, where she discovers the truth about his hoarding addiction. He then explains that he is unable to throw any of his old belongings away, and that he's too ashamed of it to do something about it. However, Amy explains that she doesn't think less of Sheldon after seeing this, and properly thanks him for admitting such a big secret to her. With Amy's help, Sheldon then throws out one of the things he's been keeping: a golf ball his brother threw at his head (though he secretly slips the ball back in the storage unit). Afterwards, Sheldon skypes Amy using his new laptop, amazed at the resolution and graphics that come with it.
In "The Line Substitution Solution", Stuart learns about people doing favors and errands for others in exchange for money, and is interested in doing so to make up for the low revenue for his comic book store. Sheldon hires Stuart to go shopping with Amy since he doesn't want to, but Amy pays Stuart to yell at Sheldon in response. Stuart has failed attempt to apologize to Amy for Sheldon with flowers. Amy tells Bernadette that she'll give her five dollars to slam the door in Stuart's face. Sheldon decides to apologize himself quickly while having a cab waiting downstairs. HE apologizes, but still feels that it's nonsense
Sharing a Living Space TogetherIn "The Cohabitation Experimentation", they finally move in together as a part of a five-week experiment suggested by Amy after a plumbing accident renders her apartment uninhabitable. Sheldon wonders if any comfort he feels from living with Amy could be due to his normal surroundings so they move into a neutral territory - Penny's old apartment. Coitus will be off the table until they see how comfortable their living arrangements work out. After discussing which side of the bed they prefer, they settle in for the night and Amy finds that Sheldon has rough dreams and he pushes her out of the bed onto the floor. The next morning they argue about whether they should live together. Sheldon is upset that as a scientist that she should not want to continue with their experiment. The science argument obviously turns them on and they adjourn to their apartment to make out. In "The Hot Tub Contamination", Shamy is trying to adjust to living together. Amy doesn't want to have her life controlled by a bathroom schedule. She also wants to share a toothbrush holder with him. Sheldon claims to want them to see others, but admits to Penny that because they have been bickering like his parents, he doesn't want to hurt her like his father did his mother. Sheldon learns to compromise, eliminates the bathroom schedule and asks Amy to share a toothbrush holder making Amy very happy and sending Penny to tears.
In "The Fetal Kick Catalyst", Sheldon first dismisses Amy's request to have company over to their apartment and then he surprises her by preparing a trial brunch and inviting Stuart, Bert from the geology department and Mrs. Petrescu, a Romanian who lives downstairs.
In "The Veracity Elasticity", Amy has been lying to Sheldon that her apartment has been ready for two weeks. Sheldon notices that Amy seems to be keeping something from him. Amy admits her lie after Sheldon learns about it through the rest of the gang. Sheldon forgives her and agrees to consider keep living with her. After returning and reaching the hallway between the two apartments, Sheldon is puzzled whether to go into 4B to be with Amy or return to 4A comparing it to the classical problem Buridan's Donkey. Amy comes by wondering what he was doing, discusses Buridan with him and then goes into 4B. Sheldon gets involved in the discussion and then follows Amy to live wither, perhaps permanently. When he can't decide whether to go into 4A or 4B, Amy discusses his dilemma on an intellectual level and he follows her into 4B. Problem solved.
In "The Brain Bowl Incubation", Amy successfully mixes her DNA with Sheldon's to create a functional brain cell in an incubation bowl. Amazed by the results, Sheldon decides on having their annual intercourse now to make an actual baby, but Amy isn't too thrilled by the idea at that time and rebuffs him. Sheldon then immediately starts trying to seduce her in every way he can. Although Amy manages to avoid Sheldon, there is a silver lining for him; he succeeded in turning her on.
In "The Birthday Synchronicity", Bernadette has a false alarm trip to the hospital before she has her baby interrupting both Lenny and Shamy who are trying to have sex. It is Amy's birthday so it time for their annual coital activities. Later they both go to Harry Potter World returning with Amy thinking that Sheldon is too tired for sex. He considers their trip to be foreplay and they both run into their apartment.
In "The Holiday Summation", Shamy visits Mary Cooper in Texas where Sheldon is reluctant to tell her that they are living together due to her religious beliefs. Sheldon is surprised that she couldn't be happier for them and also learns that his mother thought he would never find anyone. Sheldon goes off and rebels dressing like an idiot and getting an earring. Amy also learns that even though Mary likes her, she does think that Amy is weird.
In ”The Romance Recalibration”, Penny takes Amy on her spa weekend. Sheldon and Amy's farewell which starts in a make-out session and ends with them trying to top each other on how much each loves the other really bothers Penny, who is questioning the romance in her marriage.
In "The Locomotion Reverberation", Amy has a fantasy that Sheldon is a train conductor and he pours water all over his forehead because he's drenched in sweat. Amy is awoken from her fantasy when Sheldon tells her the light is green.
In "The Allowance Evaporation", Amy learns from Bert that Sheldon has told several people (Leonard, Howard, Raj, Kripke, and a cafeteria lunch lady) at the university that they only have coitus once a year. She is quite shocked to learn this news and almost chokes on her drink hearing it. Sheldon needs to know what should stay intimate between them. Sheldon makes up a chart of Zones of Privacy and promises not to discuss initiate issues or bathroom practices with other people though by the end of the episode he does disclose publicly where Amy is in her menstrual cycle.
In "The Escape Hatch Identification", Sheldon calls Dr. Beverly Hofstadter for help since he is having trouble of accepting the fact that someone else is taking his room. Beverly says that Sheldon has insecurities about his relationship with Amy and needs his room as an escape hatch for their relationship. Amy retorts that their relationship is sound, but realizes his need for a backup plan.
In "The Collaboration Fluctuation", Sheldon and Amy begin working together on using the Copenhagen Interpretation for a neurobiology concept. Although it starts off with frequent rotations between respect and arguing, they still manage to make their partnership work even though they do their best work when they argue.
In "The Gyroscopic Collapse", Amy gets offered a summer fellowship at Princeton University that Sheldon insists that she take thus supporting her contribution to science.
In "The Long Distance Dissonance", Dr. Ramona Norwitzi returns to Caltech and tries to get Sheldon into a romantic relationship. Sheldon realizes he wants to be together with Amy forever, leading him to run off to see Amy after Ramona kisses him, and then he pulls out the ring he's had since at least the season 8 finale. The episode ends with him asking her to marry him and her expecting to say yes which she possibly does.
Shamy Engagement - Will You Marry Me?In “The Proposal Proposal”, Amy is being proposed to by Sheldon who takes a call from Leonard and Penny. Amy is confused when she learns that Dr. Ramona Nowitzki kissed Sheldon, but is excited when she learns that that caused Sheldon to realized that Amy was the only woman he wanted to kiss for the rest of his life. After ending his call, Amy accepts the proposal and they happily embrace. Sheldon proceeds to finish packing for his flight home, but Amy convinces him to stay so he could meet her colleagues. That night during dinner with Amy's colleagues, he, as always, wants to be the center of attention. Amy explains how rude he was and then using an Avenger analogy, he tells her that they are a couple and he will have be a cameo in their life sometimes. He flies back to Pasadena so that Amy can experience the pleasure of her work and the adulation of her colleagues.
In "The Relaxation Integration", Sheldon sends out 80 save the date announcements to cover all possible dates until he finds the perfect one not hear a birthday or important date. Sheldon is experiencing a more relaxed personality while talking in his sleep. Amy assumes that is the stress of planning for their wedding to which Amy tells Sheldon to try and relax more which doesn't go well. Finally he tells Amy to make all the wedding arrangements.
In "The Confidence Erosion", they start out enthusiastically planning their wedding together. First they split up the various decisions randomly and then start to fight about each other's choices. Amy suggests that maybe they should just elope and Sheldon remarks that he is free the next day. They get their license at city hall. Amy is fine with no formal wedding, but when their names are called, Sheldon doesn't want to do it. He wants a first dance with his new wife and they go off hand-in-hand to plan the Shamy wedding; after Sheldon gets a permit for hazardous wastes as long as they are at city hall.
In “The Celebration Reverberation”, Sheldon plans a ”Little House on the Prairie” dinner to honor Amy's birthday making an authentic pioneer meal from scratch. Though excited about it, Amy doesn't find it very tasty and both of them end up with food poisoning. She is even less interested in having their annual birthday coitus the next day. Finally well, they attend Halley Wolowitz’s birthday party together. At Sheldon’s suggestion, they make use of the children’s bounce house and then plan to adjourn to one of their bedrooms to have their annual celebration.
In "The Matrimonial Metric", Sheldon and Amy need to pick members of their wedding party. Amy wonders how they can do it without hurting their friends' feelings. Sheldon suggests that they break the jobs down into individual tasks, test their friends and let the test results decide the outcome. Amy likes that it eliminates their responsibility for choosing. When Howard realizes what is going on, all their friends decide that they don't want to be in the wedding. Bernadette likes the objective way they were choosing and still wants to be her maid of honor since Amy was Bernadette's. At the same time Penny realizes that Amy has become her best friend and challenges her that she should be the maid of honor. Since Penny admits to them being best friends, she gets very excited and Penny is now her maid of honor. Earlier Leonard told Sheldon that he should just choose his best man, and Sheldon does choose him.
In "The Separation Triangulation" and "The Novelization Correlation", Sheldon was trying to consider other people's feelings. In the first, Sheldon moved into his old room to work at night and not bother Amy which drove Leonard crazy because Sheldon was being considerate. Secondly, Amy had an invitation to appear on the new Professor Proton show which she didn't want to accept since it would bother Sheldon. He still let her do it, though Sheldon let out his frustration by yelling up on the roof.
In "The Comet Polarization" Sheldon is enthusiastic about Stuart's new assistant Denise and her knowledge of comic books. Jealous Amy goes down to the comic book store and demands that Denise educate her so that it looks like Amy is interested in comic books. When Sheldon returns to their apartment, Amy wants to discuss her new DC book, but Sheldon is too exhausted from talking about comic books thus ending Amy's project.
In "The Athenaeum Allocation", Sheldon and Amy began searching for their wedding venue and want it at the Caltech Athenaeum Club. They get the venue, but Kripke has selected the date they wanted. At the end of the episode, they were looking at possibly having their wedding at the planetarium.
In "The Reclusive Potential", Amy has her bachelorette party with Penny and Bernadette. She originally doesn't like their idea of their party - tea and making quilts so they then decide to go to a bar and get drunk. Sheldon goes off to meet a scientist, Doctor Wolcott, in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and he says that this was not his bachelor party. He enjoys spending time in the cabin at first, but then realizes that he misses Amy...and his phone.
In "The Monetary Insufficiency", Amy and the girls go shopping for wedding dresses. Amy picks one that doesn't look too appealing, but Sheldon says she looks beautiful and she decides to keep the dress.
Shamy Wedding - Amy Overwhelming Sheldon
In "The Bow Tie Asymmetry", Sheldon is excited about marrying Amy, but worried about how perfect his bow tie will look. Amy says that there is beauty in asymmetry. While getting ready for the ceremony, his mother says that even imperfections can make something perfect. These comments make Sheldon rethink his string theory calculations delaying the wedding while Sheldon and Amy work on inventing super asymmetry. Leonard joins them causing Penny to go ballistic and get them moving. Howard had gotten Star Wars actor Mark Hamill to replace Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton to perform the ceremony. Both sets of vows bring Mark Hamill to tears. Amy told Sheldon that she knew there was something between them as soon as they met in the coffee shop. Sheldon tells her that he is just overwhelmed by her. As Sheldon leads Amy down the aisle, they are somewhat embarrassed to be serenaded by Barry Kripke.
The production company released the alternate ending to "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" episode which contained the Stephen Hawking tribute showing the Coopers married. Amy changed her style (no plaids, hair up) and they were happy together. In the "Young Sheldon" finale, the adult Sheldon said that he and Amy had children. When season 12 started, Amy was back to wearing her normal wardrobe.
In "The Conjugal Configuration", the newlyweds wake up very happy together at their honeymoon hotel overlooking Legoland. Their next stop is New York City to see the two night Harry Potter play on Broadway and take a Nikola Tesla walking tour. Amy gets frustrated when Sheldon wants to schedule everything including their sex. Sheldon admits that he has problems with intimacy and that he schedules it so he will not forget. Amy finally says that he can, just don't tell her the schedule so that it seems like it's spontaneous. After she makes a comment about computers and random numbers, Sheldon gets turned on and drags her back to the hotel.
In "The Wedding Gift Wormhole, Leonard and Penny give them a crystal dagger that came from Howard and Bernadette who got it from Raj. They over analyze what it is and go on a scavenger hunt ending up at the coffee shop that they first met. In the shop's lost and found they find a locket and a pair of sunglasses again over analyzing their meaning thinking that Leonard and Penny have given them the most wonderful gift. Sheldon then scrambles their WiFi password so the Hofstadters can also have a great experience. Sheldon is also thinking about giving the crystal dagger to Raj for his wedding thus completing the cycle.
In "The Planetarium Collision", Sheldon wants Amy to have more time to work on their Super-Asymmetry project; however, Amy has her own work to do. Sheldon gets President Siebert to assign someone else to her project which infuriates Amy. Not only is she mad at Sheldon, but, one of her worse fears is to have herself lost in their marriage. Losing her projects is that nightmare come true.
In "The Paintball Scattering", President Siebert suggests that Amy do the interviews on their paper due to Sheldon's quirks. One of her interviews results in the article title “The Neurobiologist Who Revolutionized Physics” which really bothers Sheldon. It's not about him. She talked him up, but that is how the article came out and she says that she didn't write the article title.
In "The Confirmation Polarization", Sheldon and Amy are contacted that two Fermi-Lab scientists had confirmed their Super Asymmetry theory. Meeting with the two scientists that no nothing about their theory, only that others had told them they had accidentally proved the projected results of the theory. They were more interested in seeing "Ellen" taped. Later they stated that only three team members can be submitted to the Nobel committee and they want Amy dropped since she isn't a physicist. The university supports their people and will put in their own submission with just Sheldon and Amy as the discoverers. Amy is willing to drop out if it means her husband can fulfill his dream.
In "The Conference Valuation", Leonard and the guys spend the weekend at Wolowitz's playing board games and conducting development tests on Howard's kids. Leonard has some deja vu because he sees that Sheldon treats the kids the same way Beverly treated him, testing him all the time. Amy also plots to get Sheldon interested into having children.
In "The Laureate Accumulation", the Coopers are trying to get some Nobel winners on their side to counter their rivals' publicity tour. No one is interested because Sheldon has insulted everyone in the scientific community. First they send cookies to various prospects and then with Leonard and Penny's help they get invited to a university receptions. Their rivals show up and instead of the volatile Sheldon, Amy lashes out in front of their guests calling them imposters.
In "The Inspiration Deprivation", after Amy's outburst at the university reception Sheldon and Amy are hauled into Human Resources and told to keep their traps shut. Also Amy is told how much she will be an inspiration to women everywhere interested in science. Amy is very rattled about being an important role model. To calm down she and Sheldon spend an hour in a sensory deprivation tank. Sheldon is relaxed, but Amy has a nightmare about disappointing women. Finally she returns to Human Resources saying that she accepts the role, but also should not be silenced since he is capable to deliver the message.
In "The Plagiarism Schism", Barry Kripke who went to school with Dr. Pemberton finds evidence that he plagiarized his doctorate thesis. Sheldon and Amy do not want to win by discrediting a colleague; however, Leonard does get the evidence from Kripke. The Coopers hand the evidence over to Dr. Pemberton, which shocks Dr. Campbell. The get into a fight and Dr. Campbell realizes it on the Internet getting Dr. Pemberton fired. Later Dr. Campbell wants to join Sheldon and Amy on their team, but is turned down.
In "The Change Constant", the Hofstadters and the Coopers are waiting for the Nobel Committee to call from Sweden. Kripke gives then a fake phone call calling them suckers. Amy then gets the call and quietly says that they won. Sheldon can't believe her so Leonard slaps him and then they all shout excitedly and have a big hug together. Sheldon has a hard time dealing with the fame and attention from his colleagues and reporters. Then, after Raj gives Amy a makeover, he runs off with Penny to The Cheesecake Factory, cursed by all the change. Penny reminds him how much he's changed in the last twelve years and that the fact of change is really the constant. Sheldon accepts that.
In "The Stockholm Syndrome", Leonard and Penny are keeping a secret that she is expecting. When Penny returned from drinking with Sheldon at The Cheesecake Factory, they hopped into bed without "wrapping" something. Penny seems happy, but is unsure about the whole baby thing. Sheldon and Amy pay for their clothes, ticket and hotels so they can all attend the Nobel Prize ceremony. While at the tailor's, Amy was delighted when Penny's dress had to be let out, though she didn't even realize that Penny's pregnant. Sheldon notices that Penny was quite sick on the plane, so the secret comes out and he is glad he won't get sick. Leonard is mad that Sheldon doesn't congratulate them and the Hofstadters say they are heading home. Penny is very sick and claims that she has to be there for Amy. At the ceremony Sheldon puts aside his self-centered speech and realizes that his achievement isn't just his, but also his family and friends who encouraged him and tolerated him. Sheldon introduces his friends to the world and tells them how much he loves them.
- Sheldon's first date is with Amy, in "The Lunar Excitation", set up and accompanied by Howard and Raj.
- Amy Farrah Fowler has low self-esteem and is the only person to put up with Sheldon's arrogant and egotistical attitude.
- They are each other's first boyfriend and girlfriend.
- They are also each other's first break up.
- They are each other's first kiss, although the issue is debatable regarding whether or not Sheldon's first kiss is Amy. In "The Maternal Congruence", Leonard's drunken mother, Beverly Hofstadter, kissed Sheldon. He did not respond out of shock. Similarly, in "The Agreement Dissection", a drunken Amy kissed Sheldon. This time, he did kiss her back, even commenting the experience as fascinating. In "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver", an overjoyed Amy kissed Sheldon after he gave her a tiara. So far, neither of these kisses were initiated by Sheldon. Even the writers responded differently to the issue. During the San Diego Comic Con 2011, it was revealed that Steven Molaro believes Beverly is Sheldon's first kiss; however, Bill Prady believes it is Amy. Bill even posted on his Twitter regarding this issue that Beverly did not count because he did not kiss her back. And in "The Santa Simulation", Amy affirms that her first kiss was at 22 with a diabetic guy, but only before she returned his insulin to him.
- Besides Leonard and Penny, Dave is the only one who has seen them kiss. Moreover, he told Sheldon to initiate the kiss.
- Unlike Sheldon, Amy doesn't like sci-fi or comic books and often calls them cheesy or "cheap science fiction".
- While the topic of Sheldon's first kiss on the receiving end (Beverly vs. Amy) is up for debate, Amy remains the only person he has initiated a kiss with.
- Sheldon will take suggestions and criticism from Amy and will apologize to her, which he rarely does with the rest of the gang.
- During Howard's launch into space, Sheldon took Amy's hand, which is the first time in their relationship that Sheldon was the party initiating a physical contact.
- Amy told Bernadette that she thinks Sheldon's eidetic memory is sexy.
- Although in quite a different way, Sheldon seems to hold about as much affection for Amy as she does for him, as she is the only one he will let change his mind if he is dead set against something, the only one he will (albeit reluctantly) comfort by cuddling, the only who he lets criticize him, the only one he doesn't act condescending to (except for his idol, Stephen Hawking) and the only one who he will regularly break his own rigid rules for.
- She is also the only one he will allow to criticize things he enjoys, although these comments still annoy him.
- Amy is the only person who has ever made Sheldon criticize himself, and the only one he has admitted he thinks is better than him (admittedly, he was drunk at the time, but the point still stands).
- In "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion", when asked if he would ever become physical with Amy, he responds by saying it's a possibility.
- Amy is the only person he doesn't seem to mind being in his bedroom.
- Amy realizes that Sheldon considers their relationship to be very intimate, considering his relations with the rest of the human race; however, Amy still wants more from Sheldon and has told him.
- Amy can be seen smiling as she turns her head when she first meets Sheldon as the episode ends, meaning she really liked Sheldon from their first encounter.
- A picture of Amy is one of Sheldon's screen savers.
- So far, Penny is the only one of their close friends to actually see them kiss, as she was in the same room when Amy kissed Sheldon after he gave her the tiara. But in "The Hook-up Reverberation" (S8E4), Leonard shared that he had seen them kiss, and it wasn't romantic.
- For their first kiss, they were alone in Amy's apartment. For their third kiss, Howard and Bernadette left for another train car before they kissed. For their fourth kiss, they were alone on Date Night in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment.
- Mayim thinks that Amy is completely enamored with Sheldon. Also, she has never seen a relationship this stable, romantic and intimate go on for so long without having ever been consummated.
- Jim Parsons thinks that Sheldon doesn't understand why he wants Amy in his life, he just knows that it's better to have her than not to have her around.
- Jim and Mayim have stated that they are close friends in real life and that it helps them connect with each other as Sheldon and Amy on set. Both have also stated that they hope the Shamy relationship will last and not end.
- Unlike other people (excluding his family members), Sheldon has no problem or phobia of Amy touching him.
- Before Amy broke it off with Sheldon, they were planning a future together, including buying pets, starting a family, etc.
- In "The Status Quo Combustion", Amy suggested Sheldon move in with her for the second time. Sheldon then leaves without telling her goodbye. He also admits to Stuart that Amy loves him a lot.
- In "The Commitment Determination", Amy appears to break up with Sheldon moments before he revealed he was to give her his great-grandmother's engagement ring.
- In "The Matrimonial Momentum", Amy ends things for good with Sheldon, leaving him devastated - he turns to his mother for advice about the ring he has for her - Mary Cooper advises him to hold on to it. Later, Sheldon is hurt and upset by the knowledge that Penny knew that Amy had considered ending it with him and did nothing to stop her.
- In "The Separation Oscillation", Sheldon lashes out at Amy using Fun with Flags. He later interprets her angry response that she wants him back.
- In "The 2003 Approximation", after Leonard moves in with Penny, Sheldon asks Amy to be his roommate. She declines, but is concerned about him and later defends her ex-boyfriend against the insults of Howard and Bernadette.
- In "The Perspiration Implementation", Stuart and Kripke ask Amy out - she turns them both down which she later informs Sheldon. He in turn tells her that he have been asking out other women (he got turned down). Amy is deeply upset and hurt by this and will start dating herself..
- In "The Spock Resonance", Sheldon shows Leonard and Penny the engagement ring and tells them he had planned to propose. He later goes to Amy's apartment only to see her on a date with another man. Devastated, he leaves. Leonard advises him not to give up hope of him and Amy getting back together.
- In "The Platonic Permutation", Sheldon and Amy become friends again and spend Thanksgiving at the aquarium. At end of it, Amy asks Sheldon if she can be his girlfriend again but he gently declines, telling her he excels at many things but getting over her isn't one of them, leaving Amy devastated.
- In "The Earworm Reverberation", Sheldon has a song stuck in his head which is driving him crazy. Amy meanwhile is on another date with Dave. After Sheldon realizes the significance of the song ("Darlin" by the Beach Boys) and its connection to his feelings for Amy, he heads over to her apartment. Just as Amy and Dave are about to kiss, Sheldon interrupts, telling her he can't get her out of his head and he loves her. Amy tells him she loves him too and they decide to get back together. Dave excitedly tells them to kiss, which they do - a very passionate one!
- In "The Opening Night Excitation", Sheldon decides to skip the premiere of the new Star Wars movie so he can be with Amy on her birthday. They finally make love for the first time, finding it more enjoyable than expected.
- Before having coitus with Amy, he makes sure to have her full consent and give her consolation when she expressed her anxiety.
- Sheldon names an asteroid "Amy" as a romantic gesture in "The Sales Call Sublimation".
- In "The Meemaw Materialization", Meemaw visits to confront Amy for breaking up with Sheldon. Amy also learns about the engagement ring that Sheldon has been keeping since before their separation, and is extremely happy that Sheldon was actually ready to take that step forward in their relationship.
- Despite the fact that Amy is more ahead in their relationship, Sheldon is the one who takes the major steps: i.e. asking her to be his girlfriend, holding her hand, taking care of her while she's sick (despite his germaphobic nature), initiating their first major kiss, saying "I Love You" before she could, and planning to propose to her.
- In "The Conjugal Conjecture", Sheldon stands up during Leonard and Penny's vow renewal to say something to someone very special. Amy mistakes it for a marriage proposal.
- Talking about science really turns Amy and Sheldon on.
- In November 2016, Mayim Bailik was quoted saying that Amy was still with Sheldon because she finds him enjoyable, attractive and intelligent so she is willing to put up with his quirks.
- Sheldon revealed that he wants to have 15 kids and Amy wants 2.
- Amy is ready to forego the chance of a Nobel Prize with their super-asymmetry paper if it gives Sheldon a better chance since the Nobel Prize was his dream.
- Their work on their Nobel Prize bound string theory paper parallels Madame Curie and Pierre Curie's Nobel Prize winning work on radioactivity. Marie Curie is also one of Sheldon's idols.
- According to Young Sheldon, they will eventually become parents one day.
- According "The Decision Reverberation", Amy leaves "I Love You" notes in Sheldon's lunches, though he initially believed they were from Leonard.
- When Sheldon and Amy reached a certain milestone within their relationship, someone they know happened to be pregnant as this occurred:
- Bernadette was pregnant when Amy accepted Sheldon's proposal, thus beginning their engagement.
- Sheldon's twin sister Missy was pregnant during his and Amy's wedding.
- Penny was (and still is) pregnant when Amy and Sheldon received their Nobel Prize medals at the ceremony in Stockholm.
Similarities & Differences
Although Sheldon and Amy are quite similar, there are some differences between them.
- They had no friends in their childhood and teenage years (this proved to be untrue for Sheldon when it was revealed that he had a friend named Tam during high school).
- They never had lovers at any point in their lives before they met each other.
- They are bad liars.
- Both are very direct and say what is on their minds.
- Both have brown hair.
- Both of them love cats and monkeys.
- They have avoided relationships in their pasts.
- At times, both do things outside their comfort zones to make the other person happy.
- Making other people awkward is their thing.
- Both love and respect each other.
- Penny has affected the personalities of both of them.
- Both Amy and Sheldon have written fanfiction stories based off putting characters inspired by themselves into their favorite shows: Little House on the Prairie and Star Trek, naturally.
- Amy is more opening and interested to physical contacts and social conventions than Sheldon is. Sheldon has remained more or less the same, though Amy can actually get him to apologize.
- Sheldon is interested in science fiction, model trains, video games and comic books, while Amy finds them uninteresting though she has been seen participating.
- Amy is able to give gifts, while Sheldon hates doing it.
- Sheldon has a touch phobia, while Amy doesn't, though he has been working on it for her.
- Amy wears glasses while Sheldon doesn't.
- Sheldon never attended middle school, instead starting high school at age 9 and college at age 11 right after completing the fifth grade in elementary school, while Amy has attended middle school.
- Amy likes playing the harp, old French movies, medieval literature, Chaucer, quilting, the color gray, knitting her own sweaters and garage sales, while Sheldon doesn't share her love for any of these.
- Sheldon loves Star Trek, Star Wars and Indiana Jones while Amy doesn't share his love for any of these.
- Amy has gotten more anxious to participate in sex, while Sheldon, although he's possessed many thoughts on the matter, still has minor reluctance. The roles were reversed in a Season 10 episode where Sheldon actually did want to have sex but only to procreate and Amy refused as she was not ready to have a child.