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'Big Bang Theory' Season 9 Finale Cliffhanger Ending Explained by Showrunner

SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading if you don’t want to be spoiled on The Big Bang Theory finale!

The season nine finale for CBS’ smash hit comedy series The Big Bang Theory aired on Thursday night (May 12) and now showrunner Steve Molaro is explaining the cliffhanger ending.

The episode had the introduction of Judd Hirsch as Alfred, the father of Johnny Galecki‘s character Leonard.

“It started a few months back when Johnny and Judd met [at NBC's James Burrows tribute] and started talking and Judd expressed an interest in playing Leonard’s father. We thought he was amazing as Alfred. We started wondering how and why he comes to town and what could be fun about that,” Steve told The Hollywood Reporter about how the new role came about.

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Kaley Cuoco Talks Divorce With Ex Ryan Sweeting: 'I Wouldn't Call It a Mistake'

Kaley Cuoco shares a big laugh while making an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday (May 10) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress talked meeting her idol Jennifer Aniston at NBC’s All-Star Tribute to James Burrows back in February and promoted the ninth season finale of The Big Bang Theory.

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That same day, Kaley stopped by Studio 57 to visit CBS This Morning to promote Big Bang and talk about her divorce with her ex Ryan Sweeting.

“I am not ashamed of anything that happened. I fall in love really hard,” Kaley expressed. “When it’s over, it’s over, some people make mistakes, I wouldn’t call it a mistake. It just is what happened in my life. I’m excited to see what the future holds. It happened and now, I have to say, I’m happier than I’ve ever been.”


Kaley Cuoco – ‘CBS This Morning’

FYI: Kaley is wearing a Camilla and Marc skirt and top at CBS.

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Kaley Cuoco Steps Out After Finalizing Her Divorce

Kaley Cuoco keeps warm in a white coat while on her way to make an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday afternoon (May 9) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress was joined by her equestrian boyfriend Karl Cook, who looked handsome in a suit.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Kaley‘s divorce with her ex Ryan Sweeting had been finalized and she made out pretty well, thanks to her pre-nup, according to TMZ.

Kaley walked away with all of her earnings, including the reported $72 million she made from her latest Big Bang Theory contract, as well as their homes in Tarzana and Santa Barbara.

Meanwhile, Ryan received a $165,000 settlement as well as $195,000 to pay for his two personal trainers.

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Kaley Cuoco Confirms She's Not Leaving 'Big Bang Theory'

Kaley Cuoco leaves a gym after a workout with a friend on Monday (May 2) in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

The 30-year-old actress addressed rumors that she is leaving her series The Big Bang Theory on Instagram the next day.

“The look I give when I hear rumours about myself leaving @bigbangtheory_cbs 😖🙄😂” Kaley wrote alongside of confused screencap of herself on the show. “Isn’t happening. Never gonna happen. Won’t happen. Here till the end ya’ll 💋👊🏽”

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Kaley Cuoco & Rumored Boyfriend Karl Cook Steal a Quick Kiss!

Kaley Cuoco plants a kiss on her rumored boyfriend Karl Cook while getting some gas on Sunday (May 1) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old Big Bang Theory actress has been rumored to be dating the 26-year-old professional equestrian for a few weeks now.

The day before, the pair were seen riding horses together.

On Monday (May 2), Kaley got in a yoga class with one of her pals.

FYI: Kaley is wearing Etnia Barcelona sunglasses.

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Kaley Cuoco Transforms After Wrapping 'Big Bang Theory' Season

Kaley Cuoco shows off her new hair mid-process in an Instagram photo posted on Wednesday (April 27).

The 30-year-old actress decided to change up her look after wrapping season nine of The Big Bang Theory the day before.

“It’s very important for me to change my look after wrapping each season :) I love playing Penny , but it’s good for me to bring it back to Kaley,” she captioned the post.

“Last year I chopped it all off,” Kaley continued. “This year I’m doing the opposite. With the extension master @faye.woods …. Stay tuned!”

Kaley showed off the end results soon after, posting a picture of her long beachy waves.

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Kaley Cuoco Cuddles Up to Karl Cook in Cute New Photo!

Kaley Cuoco shares a sweet moment with her rumored new boyfriend Karl Cook in a super cute photo posted to her Instagram account.

“That’s what happy looks like 💗,” the 30-year-old The Big Bang Theory actress captioned the photo.

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Kaley has been posting photos of herself with Karl, a fellow equestrian, over the last few weeks and they look very much like a couple!

Karl is the son of Scott Cook, a billionaire mogul who founded the tax software firm Intuit.

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