'The Big Bang Theory': Fans believe Stephanie Barnett would have been the best for Leonard Hofstadter

TBBT fans brought back an old character, Dr. Stephanie Barnett, from season 2. They theorized who among Howard, Leonard and Raj should have ended up with her.


                            'The Big Bang Theory': Fans believe Stephanie Barnett would have been the best for Leonard Hofstadter

With 'The Big Bang Theory' coming to an end this April, there is a lot of discussion among fans as to how the finale will pan out. Earlier this year, when the news of the longest running comedy sitcom coming to an end was revealed it was a shock to most fans. Since then, they have started to make the most and the best out of these moments, cherishing each episode as it airs. And, thus the fan theories began to take over the internet. 

Among the many theories that have started, regarding how the show would end, or if Raj Koothrapalli will end up with Anu, a new theory seems to have arisen. Fans brought back an old character, Dr. Stephanie Barnett, from season 2 theorizing who among Howard Wollowitz, Leonard Hofstadter and Raj should have ended up with her.

Johnny Galecki and Sara Rue in The Big Bang Theory (2007) - (IMDb)
Johnny Galecki and Sara Rue in The Big Bang Theory (2007) - (IMDb)

Barnett was introduced first in season 2 episode 8 of TBBT. In the 'The Lizard-Spock Expansion' Howard is seen trying his level best to impress Barnett by taking her out and letting her drive a Mars Rover. He gets into trouble and ends up calling Leonard to drop Barnett back at her house. Eventually, Barnett falls for Leonard and confesses to Howard. She continued to be on the show till season 2 episode 11 where it was revealed she and Leonard broke up.

Following her role in the second season, Barnett was never spoken off, Until now. Assuming fans are done with theories for the finale, they have now started to theorize who should have ended up with Barnett. And, if given the chance would Raj have agreed to date her, even though he is aware that she previously dated Howard and Leonard. 

Leonard Hofstadter and Dr Stephanie Barnett from season 2 of The Big Bang Theory. (IMDb)
Leonard Hofstadter and Dr Stephanie Barnett from season 2 of The Big Bang Theory. (IMDb)

Although given the fact that there is a very low chance the show will bring back her character after so many seasons, fans are still hung up on her. They theorized Barnett was the best choice for Raj as compared to Anu. "She would have made an amazing girlfriend for him and would have fit in perfectly with the group!! And keeping the theme of females in great professions!!," wrote one fan. 

Adding to that another fan replied saying: "If it had ended with her and Leonard and Raj had the chance - I think he would have gone for it 100%. Pretty much everyone in that friend group is insanely self-servicing."



 

Moving the topic away from Raj, fans claimed Barnett would have been a perfect match for Leonard and not Penny. "I actually really liked her with Leonard - I think she made much more sense as a match with him than Penny does. It’s one of the story lines I’m kind of sad just died out and we didn’t get an answer to," said one fan.

Another fan added to that by saying Barnett made more sense in Leonard's life than Raj's sister Priya did. "I really wish they would’ve kept them together, I thought they were a great match," said another fan. 

Even though fans have their own theories as to who should have ended up with whom, the decisions were already made by the creators. We will just have to wait and see how the show ends and who the characters will finally end up with. 

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