“The Big Bang Theory” let loose with quite a big Valentine’s surprise. Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Howard (Simon Helberg) are going to have a baby! However, nobody tell Howard because he still hasn’t been let in on the secret.
In fact, the only one besides Bernnadette who knows about the impending bundle of joy is a rabbit she and Howard discovered floundering in their new hot tub. While trying to nurse the rabbit — which they named Valentino — back to health, Howard earned himself a bite on the singer and a trip to the hospital. After all, this is Howard — of course he’s afraid the rabbit had rabies.
It’s after he’s gone that Bernadette confides in Valentino, “We’ll find another time to tell him I’m pregnant.”
While you take the time to soak in the fact that the Wolowitzes are going to be parents, think about how far the characters on this show have come as a whole. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) are married, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) finally had sex, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) can actually talk to women and Howard and Bernadette is going to be somebody’s dad and mom.
Of course, first Bernadette has to actually tell Howard she’s pregnant. That moment isn’t one you’re going to want to miss.
“The Big Bang Theory” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.