Big Bang Theory season 9, episode 16 ‘The Positive Negative reaction’

     With happy news of Bernadette and Howard’s pregnancy, season 9 of The Big Bang theory has certainly added an exciting twist. While episode 16 of the season revolved around the news of this major development, combination of positive and negative reactions conferred the title to this session. Depiction of each character’s reaction over the pregnancy progress; coupled with cocktail of emotions, feelings, thoughts and beliefs decorated the plot of the episode. One of the happiest, colorful, emotional yet entertaining course of this season, ‘The Positive Negative reaction’ ensured the transition of the storyline in a right direction.

Big Bang Theory season 9, episode 16 ‘The Positive Negative reaction’With happy news of Bernadette and Howard’s pregnancy, season 9 of The Big Bang theory has certainly added an exciting twist. While episode 16 of the season revolved around the news of this major development, combination of positive and negative reactions conferred the title to this session. Depiction of each character’s reaction over the pregnancy progress; coupled with cocktail of emotions, feelings, thoughts and beliefs decorated the plot of the episode. One of the happiest, colorful, emotional yet entertaining course of this season, ‘The Positive Negative reaction’ ensured the transition of the storyline in a right direction.

An imperative step for pumping energy into the slow- moving season, Bernadette and Howard’s pregnancy will shape the further path with an interesting route. While this new little addition may bring lot of changes into the plot, funny moments and hilarious incidences will definitely decorate the series. With aid of several clues and hints, when Bernadette shares the news with Howard, his initial excitement was totally interesting. Unable to express his emotions, yet absolutely happy about the progress, his confused reactions and mixed actions formed some of the best highlights of this episode. As the reality of this fact entered into his system, Howard realized the significance of this major change. What started off as excitement, happiness, thrill and surprise, transformed into anxiety, fear, terror and tension, as Howard understood the responsibility of being a father.

Excellent acting and wonderful screen presence by Howard stole the thunder of this episode as his changing reactions and dynamic emotions formed the core of the story. While sharing his happiness with Bernadette, yet pondering and worrying about the challenges ahead, the series of conversation between these prospective parents brought life into the episode. With this, as Howard and Bernadette share the happy news with their boys’ and girls’ club respectively, the storyline changes its course from complex interactions to funny discussions. Worried about the impact of a baby in their social group, Sheldon’s initial reactions and doubts appeared totally hilarious. While listing out all the fun activities that may suffer due to the presence of a child, Sheldon manages to bring his characteristic sarcastic magic over a sensitive, delicate and happy moment like this. Though Sheldon reacts with worries and concerns, Leonard and Raj experience great happiness and excitement for Howard. As the boys bond over drinks and music at a karaoke bar, each one tries to calm Howard and encourage him for the big task ahead. Thinking about ways to increase Howard’s income, they discuss about the possibility of patenting their inventions!

While Sheldon’s initial reactions were marked with unhappiness, entry of alcohol changes his views completely. Adopting an emotional and sensitive mask, Sheldon believes in Howard’s ability to be a wonderful father. While both of them grew up in absence of their fathers, Sheldon trusts Howard to be a supportive and amazing father for his own child. An emotional interaction with a strong message, this moment between Sheldon and Howard was an extremely wonderful sight. By transforming his views towards the positive light; Raj, Sheldon and Leonard manage to cheer Howard. Though this child is yet to enter into the series, discussions around him have cast an interesting spell, already!

Confused about Howard’s anxiety and fears, Bernadette’s meeting with the girls’ gang inspires her about the happy news. As she reveals their pregnancy on a dull note, Penny and Amy try to convince her in every possible way. Talking about the fun-filled changes in the course of their lives, both of them assure her about the positive impact. While hunting around for fun-filled ideas to motivate her, all their excited suggestions turn out to be absolutely inappropriate for a pregnant Bernadette! Realizing the long list of limitations due to pregnancy, Amy and Penny’s desire to pump happiness into Bernadette’s mind has a completely opposite impact. With ban on drinking, clubbing, eating sushi or relaxing in a hot tub, the girls wonder about their exhaustive options. Invitation from the boys’ squad for a karaoke session enters at a perfect moment, as the girls hope for some fun-filled moments. As karaoke songs radiate happiness and excitement, Howard and Bernadette comfort each other and look forward to the big change. While each one sings songs for Bernadette that revolve around babies, strong bonding between the characters and harmony between the group form wonderful sights. Bernadette’s confession to the girls that Sheldon’s bed was the site of conceiving the baby and Sheldon’s reactions on understanding this truth constitute the most hilarious moments of this episode. Subsequent discussion on this along the following episodes will add entertainment to the series.

How will each of the characters help Howard and Bernadette during this phase of pregnancy?
Will Leonard and Penny plan a similar move as the next step to their married journey?
Will Sheldon create some unusual agreement with Amy with regards to any probable desires of planning a kid?
Will Raj find any success in his love life or will he accept his failure as a permanent damage?

Lot of interesting developments and funny encounters awaited ahead, as the season progresses along every episode.

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