After a dozen years and 279 episodes, the Big Bang Theory will finally come to an end when season 12 wraps in 2019.
But there are still more than a few questions fans want answered before that.
No! Not why did 21 million people watch this show.
Shame on you for bringing that level of cynicism to my list.
But intriguing plot based what every we've got characters we still haven't met.
Plot lines to be resolved seemingly trivial, but nonetheless very very very important facts that we revealed.
In fact, they've got loads to do before they call it quits.
My name is Adam Cleary.
And these are 10 Big Bang theory questions that must be answered before the end.
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Number 10: Will Sheldon prove a theory and receive the recognition he deserves?
If you go back through the entire series,
Sheldon has struggled with his inability to solve many of life and physics greatest mysteries.
His work has consistently been either disproved or discredited with the most recent occurrence happening in Season 12s the citation negation.
His work alongside his wife Amy was found to have been disproved long ago by a Russian scientist, and he didn't take that news.
Well. Will he ever saw the problem in physics that establishes him alongside his many heroes in academia?
Well. Hopefully the answer to that question will be a resounding yes by the end of the show.
But given he has worked on various problems throughout the many series.
It seems somewhat unlikely.
Number 9: Will William Shatner finally make a cameo?
Now admittedly, you might think that William Shatner has popped up in one of the Big Bang Theory's 260 Plus episodes.
But the sad truth is he has never made it onto screen.
We've had pretty much everyone else.
Who's ever stood on the bridge of the enterprise?
I mean here's him and him and.
Yes, technically he wasn't on the bridge of the enterprise but still counts.
But Shatner is not been amongst them.
As it happens he was asked to come on to the show, but declined saying: 'I've had several conversations with the creators, and what they wanted me to do didn't seem exactly right. So I said find something that's better. They may have taken umbrage with that I'm not sure. '
That happened in October 2016, but Shatner still hasn't ruled out making an appearance.
Hopefully he will find his way onto the show in some sort of surprise guest spot like Mark Hamill did when he married Sheldon and Amy in season 11.
Number 8: Will we ever get to meet Leonard's more successful siblings?
Leonard is a successful experimental physicist who has been working at Caltech for years.
He has an IQ of 173.
I'll get on my level made and earned his PhD at the age of 24.
So you might think his parents would be well proud of him.
Sadly all he seems to get from his mother is negative criticism and comparisons to his more successful siblings.
Unfortunately these siblings have only ever been referenced on the series and never seen, which obviously begs the question: Will we ever get to meet them in person?
We know he has a brother Michael and a sister who has never been named.
Whenever they mentioned, it's to compare their successes to his perceived failures.
The only consolation for Leonard is that he was told that he has married better than they had.
But that's about it.
All in all It would be interesting to finally meet them on screen, and if nothing else find out his sister's name before the show ends.
Number 7: Whatever happens to Howard's PHD?
Howard is often something of a punching bag - Sheldon because he never earned a PHD.
While the other members of the group have earned that honor years ago.
I mean he worked on the Mars rover in the International Space Station.
He performed a mission in space as a legitimate NASA astronaut.
And he's married and had children long before any of the other members of the group.
But no sorry made- no PhD, no party.
It was suggested in season eight, though that he was working on one.
And admittedly, yes, they do take years to get I'm told, but we've had no mention of it since.
Hopefully that one gets wrapped up before the show does.
Number six: will we get to see Bernadette and Howard'sbabies?
One of the constant jokes in the show has been to feature notable characters off screen but never actually show them.
Howard's mother, Debbie was the series original woman off screen.
But that torch seems to have been given to Howard and Bernadette's children.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I know they are depicted on screen in a stroller, but they have never actually been seen.
Hayley and Neil, they're called are no prizes for guessing where that inspiration comes from.
But no actual children have been cast to play the characters.
And there's no indication the series is planning on doing so.
In all likelihood the show will answer this question with a firm and frank no, but still it would be nice.
Number five: will Stewart ever find success and all love?
Another character on the show who seems to be something of a punching bag for the rest of the cast is Stewart.
And it's a shame that he's always depicted as being so miserable.
Because he owns his own business which is no mean feat, and has a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design which I'm sure is good.
But the problem with his business is that it isn't really very good.
And he didn't have much luck in love either until he was finally able to convince one of his employees Denise to start dating him.
Two things you'd think would make you at least slightly happy.
It would be nice to see Stewart finally flourished as both a successful businessman and someone who was a meaningful relationship.
But the chances of this off probably 50/50.
The series could wrap him up nicely by moving his relationship with Denise on to the next level or even having his shop do well.
But he would probably just keep getting a kicking from everyone else.
Number four: will Raj finally marry?
If there's one character who was a difficulty finding love on the show, its Raj.
For years he lived with a psychological disorder that would render a mute around women unless he consumed alcohol.
And it seemed like he would never be able to settle down.
He overcame this problem though and began dating several women through the course of the series, but his relationships never quite seemed to work out.
For whatever reason he could never seem to take them to the next level, and they always ended nearly as quickly as they began.
In season 12 though he finally decided it was time to accept his father's help to arrange a marriage for him, he had put off his parents attempts to do so for years.
But when push came to shove, he found he really did need this particular sort of help.
With his father's help, he met Anu and the two agreed to marry.
With the final season coming to a close, though the question of whether he actually goes through with her or not seems to be yes.
Hopefully the show will conclude with the actual wedding itself or at least get it fully nailed down for us.
Number three: who is Howard's father?
Throughout the series the audience got to hear if not meet Howard's mother, but because unfortunately Howard largely grew up without one.
And he as well the audience do not know who or where he is.
The show has touched on this a number of times throughout its run and even found a letter in the closet.
But Howard never proceeded to find out anything about the man who wrote it.
After all he loved his mother dearly, and she raised him, so he didn't feel the need to bring an absentee father into his life.
This is all well and good for Howard.
Oh, but the audience really wants to know who his dad is and what he's been doing for his whole life.
There are theories and ideas all over the Internet.
I mean, go and look them up if you've got a spare six days.
But so far nothing concrete has been established to put it bluntly.
The show might go ahead and answer the question of who Howard's father is or it might not.
There are definitely more important questions for the show, but this one would please a lot of fans.
Number two: what is Penny's last name?
Yep, twelve seasons in, and we still don't know what Penny's last name is.
It has never been revealed in any way, not on any male scene in her apartment or said by any character even once.
It isn't clear whether or not she took Leonard's name once they married, though it isn't believed that she did.
I mean she's never referred to herself or by anyone else as Mrs. Leonard at any point.
So it's a fair assumption.
With any look, the series will conclude by finally revealing what her last name is.
It could be done in a joking way about how she didn't want to take Leonard's name, because hers was infinitely better or just in some throw away line.
Whatever the series does, though if it concludes without letting the world know Penny's last name, there might be rioting in the streets.
Number one: Will the elevator finally be repaired?
One of the longest-running jokes in the series has to do with the elevator in the hallways of the apartment building most of the characters call 'home'.
It was revealed early on that they were the ones who destroyed it.
But after a dozen years you would think the super might fix it.
Granted the climbing of the stairs has served as a means of exposition and discussion for the characters.
But now that the show is ending, it's high time the elevator was fixed.
I mean if you think about it, the guys should be able to fix it themselves seeing as they are all geniuses.
How it is an engineer?
For Christ's sake, which suggests he should be able to have a go himself.
But at the very least, the super should have gotten off his / her ass and taken care of it a long time ago.
With the series coming to its conclusion, it seems only right that the elevator should finally be repaired as a last act on show.
I mean I'm not a scriptwriter here, but as the lights are finally beginning to fade on the final scene, perhaps the elevators chime will ding for the very first time.
All the characters step on board, leaving the audience to watch the door shut on both them and the show that everybody has come to love for these last twelve seasons.