Luckily for fans, the hit CBS sitcom has now released the unaired clip online. But be warned, it’s a real tear-jerker. (Spoilers ahead.)
Check out the clip here:
The deleted scene takes place after the couple’s nuptials. Emotions run high as the newlyweds unwrap a gift from Hawking, an engraved pocket watch that the scientist ― who guest-starred on the show ― sent them before he died at age 76 in March.
Hamill described the scene as a “lovely, touching (& funny) tribute” to the iconic scientist:
Showrunner Steve Holland told The Hollywood Reporter it was hard for the sitcom “to be super timely” in honoring Hawking, “because we shoot ahead of our airdates.”
“The wedding was a big episode and it seemed like a good chance to pay some tribute to him,” Holland said.
The unaired scene stirred many emotions on Twitter: