“More feelings than words can express”: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ cast share touching goodbye messages as they film last ever episode

Season 12's finale is due to air later this month

The Big Bang Theory cast have shared goodbye messages as filming took place for the sitcom’s final ever episode. Check out the posts below.

Last summer, it was revealed that the long-running series had been cancelled due to star Jim Parsons wanting to quit his role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Season 12 – the show’s last outing – is due to come to its conclusion with an hour-long finale later this month.

With shooting of the episode taking place in Los Angeles yesterday (April 30), the Big Bang cast members have taken to social media to post their emotional parting words.

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons in ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Parsons uploaded an image of his character’s old apartment door, while thanking fans for their support throughout the years. “Knock, knock, knock, thank you…” the caption began.

“Thank you, apartment 4A, for being a home to so many dreams come true, to so many friendships made. And thank YOU, ALL of you – yes, YOU, reading this right NOW!”

He added: “As we get ready to tape our final episode tonight, to walk in and out of this apartment door for the last time, it is hard to find the words to articulate what a profound experience this has been. But the words ‘love’ and ‘gratitude’ come to mind… so love and gratitude to all of you. ALL of you. Thank you.”

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knock, knock, knock, thank you… Thank you, apartment 4A, for being a home to so many dreams come true, to so many friendships made. And thank YOU, ALL of you – yes, YOU, reading this right NOW! As we get ready to tape our final episode tonight, to walk in and out of this apartment door for the last time, it is hard to find the words to articulate what a profound experience this has been. But the words “love” and “gratitude” come to mind… so love and gratitude to all of you. ALL of you. Thank you. ❤️ (oh! and happy birthday to @sanctionedjohnnygalecki and @kunalkarmanayyar – talk about good timing… may your next 12 years be as vibrant and wonderful as the last 12 years in which i’ve had the pleasure to know and work with you both 🎉)

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Johnny Galecki (Dr. Leonard Hofstadter) also took to Instagram with a shot of apartment 4B’s door, explaining that he had “more feelings than words can express” while filming the closing scenes. The actor also tagged his cast mates in the caption.

Elsewhere, Kunal Nayyar (Dr. Raj) posted a touching snap of the main characters embracing in a group hug in the apartment block hallway. Expressing his “love and gratitude”, he posted: “Thank you for letting me share my birthday on stage with my six best friends, And Thank you, for you, because without you- there would be no us. So this goes out to you, the fans… One last time.”

Back in 2018, Jim Parsons shared a message with fans ahead of production beginning on Season 12. “I will miss all of you and all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time,” he said.

The Big Bang Theory premiered back in 2007 on CBS.