Whenever a show lasts for a decade, there’s always a chance that the main characters will leave the show. This happened on The Office, Two and a Half Men, Scrubs, That 70’s Show, Spin City, and it could happen to The Big Bang Theory.
For many of the shows listed above, a replacement was brought on that could not really fulfill the role (Charlie Sheen was involved in two cases). On The Big Bang Theory, we haven’t seen Melissa Rauch’s character Bernadette in the past few episodes.
More than likely, the actress was away having her baby. But it’s possible her character could follow the path of Howard’s mother and never been seen again.
Hidden Characters On The Big Bang Theory
In the latest episode, “The Celebration Reverberation,” Melissa Rauch wasn’t even on camera. Before, she had been seen on Skype and written as being on bed rest by order of the doctor.
Now, she’s upstairs at the Wolowitz home and shouting from off-screen. Like Mrs. Wolowitz, we haven’t seen her, but she gets her jokes in off camera. There was also a joke Sheldon made earlier in the season, which could mean she’s leaving for good.
At lunch one day, someone made the joke that Bernadette is turning into Mrs. Wolowitz and Sheldon said he knew that’s what Howard always wanted. Perhaps that is more true than we thought.
Turning Into Mrs. Wolowitz…
Hopefully, Bernadette Wolowitz will return after a short leave for Melissa Rauch. Since she announced her firstborn a few weeks ago, we expect she will be back any minute. But, if they continue to show her on Skype or just her voice, we do have to wonder.
In addition to Bernie leaving work for her baby, we also know that Raj’s former girlfriend has basically taken over her job. With that in mind, it’s possible that Bernadette may decide not to return to work and just raise the baby at home.
If Bernie chooses to be a homemaker on the show, she could potentially follow the path of the previous Mrs. Wolowitz. Hopefully, she won’t gain an enormous amount of weight, but she could be nursing for the next full season.
She does have two babies that are one year apart, after all.
Do you think there is a possibility that Melissa Rauch will leave The Big Bang Theory?