Recent reports confirmed that Melissa Tang will be joining the next season of “The Big Bang Theory.” Surprisingly, she will be playing the role of Leonard’s “other woman.”
TV Line revealed that “TBBT” will introduce her character as “Mandy” on the 2nd episode of Season 9. Little is known of her character aside from her name and her role.
Melissa Tang has had several roles on television shows like “How I Met Your Mother,” “New Girl,” “Goodwin Games” and acted as Suzanne Taylor in Season 1 & 2 of “Mom,” according to the site.
Mandy’s entry to the series will follow last season’s finale, as many fans worry about Leonard and Penny’s relationship after the cliffhanger final episode of season 8, Cinema Blend wrote.
During the finale, the couple were driving to Las Vegas to get married. Things went complicated when Leonard admitted to Penny that he kissed another girl during his “north sea expedition”.
Notably, the kissing incident happened when he was just dating her and things weren’t too serious. The revelation, however, was a shocker to Penny. The episode ended with the two of them still on their way to Vegas.
Cinema Blend believes that the plotline would be revisited on the next season.
“It looks like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is ready to make this plotline so much worse by actually introducing the woman Leonard snogged,” the site notes. Thus, the introduction of Melissa Tang would be necessary.
Additionally, a minister is in the process of being cast which could still mean a wedding for the two despite Leonard’s revelations.
Do you think Leonard and Sheldon will have a happily ever after? Find out on the next season of “The Big Bang Theory” on September 21, 8pm ET on CBS.