My Thoughts - Young Sheldon: A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband (4/21/2022)
Synopsis: After finding out Georgie (Montana Jordan) is going to be a father, George (Lance Barber) and Mary (Zoe Perry) insist on meeting Mandy (Emily Osment). However, Mary's insistence on the couple getting married creates a tense situation that brings her own marriage troubles out in the open.
I am going to start out by once again praising how this show portrays George. A lot of sitcoms give the dad characters a bad break by making them seem a bit stupid. George, in comparison, does have quite a bit of common sense and, for all the credit Mary gets, he might be the one holding that family together. His reaction to Georgie's news versus her reaction is a good example of this. She, mostly out of embarrassment, wants a wedding while George could easily tell that was a bad idea.
I'm wondering if maybe they should have just told Missy (Raegan Revord) and Sheldon (Iain Armitage) the truth. On one hand, I kind of understand why they didn't tell them, especially if they didn't want the neighborhood to know. However, I also kind of feel like the sneaking around just made things seem a lot worse than they were. That scene in the truck, when they thought their dad might be dying was probably a bit more sad than funny considering what is going to eventually happen to George according to The Big Bang Theory.
The dual dinner table scenes were pretty awesome. I loved the way the episode bounced between a very funny scene involving Missy, Sheldon, Billy (Wyatt McClure) and Brenda (Melissa Peterman) to a much more serious dinner table scene at the Cooper residence that included that nasty fight between George and Mary. That quick change of pace/moods is something more sitcoms should try.
I really do feel sorry for Mandy. The only reason she even slept with Georgie is he lied to her about his age and now she's in a situation where she's both got people trying to get her to marry someone that is both considerably younger than her and she's not in love with. On top of it, I think she has to feel like she's at least partially responsible for the fight between George and Mary. Plus, she hasn't even told her family yet. I'm sure that whole stalker thing Georgie was doing to her while she was trying to work didn't help matters.
Meemaw (Annie Potts) isn't getting her fair share of the blame. She knew Georgie was misleading Mandy and, even though it was obviously getting serious, did nothing. And I'm sorry, but I'm not giving her a pass on this just because she encouraged Georgie to tell the truth. If she would have done the right thing and said something the second she saw Georgie with Mandy, none of this would have happened. How is nobody mad at her?
Final Opinion: This was a well-written episode that had a good mix of laughs and serious drama. I enjoyed every minute.
My Grade: A