My Thoughts - Young Sheldon: Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker (4/28/2022)
Synopsis: When Missy (Raegan Revord) figures out the family secret, Mary (Zoe Perry) swears her and Sheldon (Iain Armitage) to secrecy about Georgie (Montana Jordan) and Mandy (Emily Osment) expecting a baby. However, keeping the secret proves to be a lot harder than expected.
My Thoughts -
I think I owe Mary an apology. At first, I thought she seemed awfully selfish when she was insisting on Georgie and Mandy getting married. However, this episode proved it was more than just her worried about the embarrassment. Her Bible-study group was quick to abandon her when they learned the news and Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) doesn't appear to be on her side either. As she predicted, her family is being turned into pariahs.
I wonder if this will be the straw that ends George's (Lance Barber) coaching career. The boosters were already actively trying to replace him and given their church's reaction to the news, I have to think this would be yet another reason to justify removing him (at least in their eyes).
At first, I thought Missy was the main reason the secret got out. After all, she told a friend at school and that friend likely didn't keep her secret. However, after some reflection, I'm not so certain George could really trust Wayne (Doc Farrow) since he's obviously after George's job. Plus, I just don't trust Pastor Rob (Dan Byrd). If he as a romantic interest in Mary, as the show seems to be suggesting, making her a pariah would be a good way to put additional stress on her marriage and, as seen toward the end of the episode, put her in a position where she needs a friend. Probably the only one who wasn't at fault was Sheldon because I truly believed Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr) when he said he didn't care.
Speaking of Pastor Rob, is Mary really that clueless about why George is jealous of their friendship? I'm not saying it is completely her fault, George could communicate it a little better (and in a less harsh tone) but, given their marital issues, it is fairly obvious he thinks they are having an affair. And, frankly, I'm not totally convinced that isn't going to happen.
OK, I'll admit it, I almost teared up during that heart-to-heart conversation between Missy and Georgie. It was a very sincere moment that really stood out in this episode and I kind of feel bad for Missy having to be the emotional support person for her family at such a young age. Not to mention, this baby thing has to be hard on her too considering she's already the "other" twin when Sheldon is in the conversation and now Georgie's situation is going to likely also going to affect how much attention she gets in the family.
Final Opinion: Truthfully, the episode wasn't one that really stood out overall. However, that conversation between siblings at the end was so impressive, it alone gives this episode a good grade.
My Grade: A