Only six episodes remain until The Big Bang Theory airs its final episode. While the show is known for its lighthearted material, we can’t help but wonder what’s in store for the finale and, in particular, the future of the characters.
During a recent panel, director Mark Cedrowski discussed the 12th (and final) season of the CBS series and confirmed they’re not killing anybody off. Phew!
“I will say the one thing about how they’ve approached the whole season: When we learned that this was to be the last season…writers have approached it, not so much as the show is wrapping up and we’ll never see them again and the finality of it all,” he said, according to Deadline. “It’s going to be the last episode and it’s going to end, but people’s lives still go on.”
Cedrowski went on to explain that the characters’ story lines will live on long after the show concludes, adding, “The characters will be giving the idea that their lives continue on. It’s not going to be an atomic bomb where things blow up and you never see anybody again.”
Although we don’t know much about the finale, Kaley Cuoco previously revealed the last episode will be pre-taped. “That was probably because they knew I’d be crying the entire time,” she said. “So we still want the audience experience…so we’re gonna still do the audience, but we will have taped it and shot it beforehand, so if the tears come unexpectedly, then that’s just what’s going to happen, because I guarantee you it’s going to happen.”
The Big Bang Theory airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.