Thoughts From the Young Sheldon Episode Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli (4/14/2022)

Synopsis: While Georgie (Montana Jordan) struggles with the baby news, Sheldon (Iain Armitage) copes with the death of his hero, Isaac Asimov. Missy (Raegan Revord) tries babysitting for the first time.

My Thoughts:

At first, I wasn't a big fan of the Isaac Asimov storyline. However, by the end of the episode, it was probably my favorite part. The thing I liked most about it was how the writers used it to give us a glimpse of what Sheldon's grandfather was like. He apparently didn't just encourage Sheldon, he might have been an older version of him, making it easy to understand why he was so important to Sheldon when he was younger.

I feel like Georgie was a bit unfair when it came to his dad. I'm not saying George (Lance Barber) doesn't have a temper. But, at no point in this series has he been portrayed as a violent person. The scene with Georgie imagining George destroying the cash register was funny but just seemed quite a bit out of character.

Speaking of out of character. I get the desire for comedy but I'm just not buying Missy having that much trouble babysitting. As I've said before, she might not have Sheldon's book smarts, but she is usually very resourceful in her own right. She might have started out having problems but I also feel like she would have figured things out really quick.

That being said, I am still a little curious why Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) thought she would be a good choice to babysit his infant child. Not only did she seem kind of young, she had no younger siblings/previous experience with an infant. If anything, I would have thought he would have asked Mary (Zoe Perry) to do it and maybe suggest Missy help out.

Final Opinion: It was an OK episode and, as I mentioned, I did enjoy learning a little more about Sheldon's grandfather. However, overall, I'm not sure I enjoyed this episode as much as some of the others.

My Grade: B-


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