Sheldon, having just ended a Skype chat with Amy that signaled trouble for their slow-burning romance, revealed what looked to be an engagement ring to the audience at home.
Meanwhile, on their way to wed in Las Vegas, a plot contrivance found Leonard revealing he had once cheated on Penny, and Raj professed his “love” for Emily to avoid an awkward cemetery break-up.
With these cliffhangers in mind, we’ve come up with eight do’s and (please!) don’ts ahead of Season 9, premiering Monday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c. (The show returns to Thursday on Nov. 5.)
Sheldon moving out? The return of Professor Proton? The arrival of Howard’s dad — and a baby?
Check out our ideas in the gallery below — or click here for direct access — then share your Season 9 wish lists in the comments!