'The Big Bang Theory' TV Couple Has Surprise Breakup

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CBS' hit show "The Big Bang Theory" left viewers with a whopping episode before it took its mid-February break for the Winter Olympics. Fan-favorite couple Sheldon and Amy (lovingly referred to as "Shamy") shared a much-anticipated big kiss, which left fans teetering on the edge of their seat - was Sheldon finally warming up to the idea of having a real, full-fledged woman in his life?

Well, apparently not: in their first episode back Thursday night, Sheldon marches over to Amy's apartment and calmly tells her they need to "end their relationship." Sheldon blames Amy for "altering his personality," much in the way he thinks Penny has changed Leonard.

What prompted the change of heart? The possibility of a dining room table in the apartment, that's what. While the gang supports the idea, Sheldon, who hates change, does not. He accuses Penny of changing Leonard's mind. Penny responds by pointing out how much Amy has changed Sheldon, saying that before Amy, he wouldn't touch another person (much less kiss them!). Sheldon, no doubt feeling the significance of his kiss with Amy and the reality of Penny's words, decides then to break up with Amy. "I don't want to be more affectionate and open-minded," he admits.

How does Amy take this? "I'm not surprised," she says cooly. "Enjoy your life. Where do I sign?" she asks, looking down at a break-up agreement on Sheldon's iPad. Amy, tipped off by pal Penny, knew of Sheldon's plan and knew he was being manipulated by Leonard. "He knew as your girlfriend I wasn't going to stand by and let him bring a table into your apartment," she says in the episode. "I mean, a table? Come on!"

Sheldon, thoroughly convinced that Leonard's manipulation prompted the break-up, cancels the agreement before Amy can sign and takes her back to the apartment to confront Leonard. Sheldon tells the group his relationship with Amy is "stronger than ever,' which puts fans worries to rest! The beloved Shamy lives on to see another episode.

The episode went on to earn CBS 17.5 million viewers, the most watched show of the night. Coming in second was "The Millers" at 11.2 million viewers and "Two and a Half Men," in third with 10 million - both CBS shows, proving the network has a solid Thursday night lineup.

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