Warning: Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of The Big Bang Theory. Feel free to come back once you’ve caught up!
Well, it’s finally happened, folks. William Shatner has finally had a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, and now we know how his episode went down. And, it turns out that it all revolved around a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game that Wil Wheaton holds at his home on a regular basis. Here’s what happened.
When the episode opened we were treated to a taping of the new Professor Proton show with Wil Wheaton. After a brief chat with the young audience at home, Wil introduces Amy and Sheldon so they can talk to the kids about their theory of super asymmetry, with a reminder that most of those watching are very young and they’ll have to be careful of how they explain such a lofty topic. Amy, of course, does fine with this, but just as Sheldon is going off the deep end with terms and ideas that even most adults would have difficulty with, a doorbell rings and Wil asks Sheldon if he’d like to answer it.
Well, even though the moment is obviously staged and Wil drops a hint that it’s a surprise he orchestrated just for Sheldon, the potential Nobel Prize recipient is having none of it. Sheldon takes the opportunity to tell Wil that he’s sending a bad example to the audience by making it seem like it’s OK to answer the door when they don’t know who it is, instead of letting their parents handle it while they hide under their beds. Amy, tired of Sheldon’s unnecessary histrionics, finally goes to answer the door, and to everyone’s surprise it’s William Shatner.