It wasn’t long ago that Mary had a sacrilegious fantasy about youth pastor Rob. And during Thursday’s Young Sheldon, the boy genius’ mother turned to the mustachioed holy man for solace — not once, but twice.
George Sr. had advised his wife not to fear what her congregation might think of Georgie having a child out of wedlock. But with tension between the marrieds at an all-time high — as you’ll recall, last week’s family dinner culminated in a frank discussion about the Coopers’ turbulent union — Mary wasn’t exactly receptive. She later confided in Rob, who doled out the exact same advice her husband had. Only his advice came with a filtered cigarette.
Later, when George discovered that his wife had consulted Rob, he wasn’t the least bit surprised. “Of course,” he scoffed, before pointing out that Mary talks to Rob an awful lot these days. And once he realized that Rob’s advice was the same as his own, Sr. got snippy. “Next time I’ll stick God in there so you pay attention,” he said, laying it on real thick for someone who has had something of an emotional affair of his own.
Not long after that did Mary’s worst nightmare come true. Word had spread about Mandy’s pregnancy ahead of her weekly Bible study. No one showed, and the first thing she thought to do was call Rob.
“Do you have time to talk?” she asked.
“For you? Always,” he answered.
By the close of Thursday’s episode, the entire Cooper clan was in the loop about Georgie and Mandy’s predicament. George had gone and blabbed to Wayne, Mary to Rob, and Sheldon and Missy to Professor Linkletter and a classmate, respectively. Georgie was rightfully incensed when he discovered that everyone had opened their traps — he was having a hard enough time getting Mandy to return his calls, and she had not yet told her parents that she was pregnant — and Missy took it upon herself to apologize. She also assured her brother that he’ll make a great dad.
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Kinda sad Emily seen got cut… or maybe will see next week but she was in preview not in episode tho
Possibly from one of the final 2 episodes, but seeing as she has been promoted to series regular for season 6, she certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
She’ll be back May 12. CBS Viacom photos gives a preview in Doctor’s waiting room with Memaw and Georgie.
Missy was once again the star of this episode. That young actress is tremendous and has a great career ahead of her.
Of course Missy apologized and told Georgie he’ll be a great Dad. She is the freaking best!
I hope we don’t have to wait for the next season to see results of this schmozzle. Are we at the end of season 5?
Two more episodes, airing May 12 and May 19.
I’ve enjoyed this show over the years, and last night showcased the great cast. All of them. Not a bad one in the bunch. The writers have figured out a way to make a dramatic situation just funny enough for a sitcom and the actors are delivering each week. This show may not get Emmy love, but it is definitely deserving of praise.
Has become a soap opera. Dont like the arguing, not a fun show any more.
Quite the take, considering a lot of the most beloved comedy’s of all time have been based around conflict and arguments between the main characters. Personally I see it as good character development and makes the show more interesting and not just a one note laughter track show. Each to their own I guess.
Each to their own indeed, and no need to be so sassy and condescending about it.
JohnJ was neither “sassy” nor “condescending.” He stated his views and explained why he felt that way. I don’t understand what you think is so bad about what he said. Care to elaborate?
“We laughed, we cried. It was nice.” Missy. May be a play on, We laughed, we cried. It was better than Cats. This scene is an example of what the writers are doing.
The right tension in violin strings make beautiful music.
This has been the best season. I love Missy and I enjoy seeing the other characters get more screen time with Sheldon a little more in the background.
I hope neither Mary or George will have an affair. This should be just a family show. There is nothing but t crap on tv. I would like to see the family work things out.
Whether they manage to work things out or not, unfortunately we all know what is going to happen to George in the end.
In big bang theory Sheldon said his dad had an affair when he was 13.
What we don’t know though is if this affair stemmed from the fact that Mary had one with pastor Rob that George found out about, but Sheldon never knew. Just a thought
I know I am just saying they have to have an affair story line since Sheldon in the big bang theory told Penny his dad had an affair when he was thirteen.
Oh absolutely, I am just thinking that maybe things don’t end up being as clear cut as Sheldon made out, because he didn’t know everything that went on back then.
In the episode in which Sheldon tells Penny about seeing his Daf and another woman in bed, he also says his mom was at a prayer meeting. If she isn’t in that church anymore where did this prayer meeting come from? Maybe with Robb. Lots of other hints about Mary’s promiscuity in BBT
I would like to see George and Mary work things out with georgy. There is just too much drama. Thoroughly enjoyed previous seasons.
Ben Franklin said it best, “You can keep a secret between three people. If two of them are dead.”
I almost felt sorry for Mary at the end. But not quite.
In my view, she has become the most obnoxious character on TV. She is more concerned with her own image than the well being of her own son or husband. The show is turning into an another soap opera.
Did not see a story line about a choice to put the baby up for adoption.
1. There is still plenty of time for this subject to be brought up.
2. A good chance it is not brought up since they live in a god fearing southern state during the 80’s where it is quite likely abortion was a very taboo subject at the time.
I was very disappointed in the plot development in this episode. Why would the women who attend the bible study suddenly not show up? I don’t understand why folks at the church would ostracize Mary for her son’s actions. Surely these people are not stupid enough to think that parents have complete control over what a teenage boy does swith his hormone-fueled body.
Agreed. It is a weak plot line to generate useless drama. Mary is more concerned about how she will be received by her church. And given the response of her pastor and church members, she doesn’t have any friends there. Except for the shady young pastor who wants to bed her.
I want to comment on the show in general..I think it’s the best thing on TV today…great characters, great writing , great acting…I love the show…only one thing please write Reba out ….
In my view, I don’t see why they just don’t bend the rules on this show. They seem hell bent on adhering to a pre determined time line from TBBT. It’s TV. And they can create an alternated universe. Just as they did with 2 Darrin’s in Bewitched, writing out the second brother in Happy Days, and of course, bringing back Dan Connor’s from the dead in Rosanne 2.0. I don’t think the audience will stop watching if they just sweep some of the chain of event’s under the rug.