This year he's so far been ignored, the character even saying so much during last week's episode.
Their younger mutual girlfriend Megan owns and runs a business of her own, a fashion line.
That's uniquely hard to swallow when he's the one minority on the most popular sitcom on television, and even more so when we consider this is likely the last season. did, and you introduce a storyline for the character that highlights both his flaws and his growth so far.
No more off-screen girlfriends (though that remains to be seen) or endless jokes at his expense, but the same treatment as Howard, Leonard and Sheldon have always received.
Those processes may seem “real”, but the show isn’t – nothing on screen ever is, and producing something that mimics “real life” as purely an aesthetic or tonal choice, rarely results in good storytelling.
What manages to maintain the show, through the lackadaisical structuring, is its game cast.