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Why The Big Bang Theory's final episode hasn't been written yet

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 15/02/2019 Joe Anderton

Getty © Getty Getty The Big Bang Theory is hurtling towards the end of its 12th and final season, where we will say goodbye to Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Amy and the rest forever (or until they pop up in a spin-off).

The show's creator Chuck Lorre has previously shared that the big finale will actually be an hour-long story spread out across two episodes airing on the same night.

Although they know what's going to happen with the finale, they actually haven't written it yet!

a group of people sitting at a table: The Big Bang Theory, Rajesh, Leonard, Penny, Amy © Getty Images - CBS The Big Bang Theory, Rajesh, Leonard, Penny, Amy

Speaking to Metro, executive producer Eric Kaplan said: "We’re trying to approach it with a lot of care because there are a lot of people for whom this show is emotionally important.

"There are people who see themselves in the characters and see their family members in them, and it helps them make sense of themselves and make sense of their loved ones and have an optimistic attitude about the challenges of their lives. We want to honour that.

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: 'The D & D Vortex' -- Pictured: Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images) © Getty LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: 'The D & D Vortex' -- Pictured: Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Feb. 21 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images) "If people have emotionally invested in us, we want to treat that with the care and respect that it deserves. And it’s supposed to be funny, that adds a whole extra thing. It’s a challenge, but it’s a good challenge. I think we can do it, but we still might screw up."

Eric also echoed star Kaley Cuoco's comments about not wanting Penny to have a baby, stating: "To me personally I feel strongly that women don’t have to have children to have fulfilling lives."

The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS in the US and on E4 in the UK.

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