My Thoughts - Young Sheldon: Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero (10/20/2022)

Synopsis: Missy (Raegan Revord) turns to Mandy (Emily Osment) when she needs advice about boys and winds up making a bad decision. Sheldon (Iain Armitage) agrees to help Billy (Wyatt McClure) pass 6th grade math and ends up questioning the existence of zero.

My Thoughts:

Am I the only one who feels sorry for Brenda Sparks (Melissa Peterman)? I know I probably am not supposed to like her, especially since she is likely the woman who breaks up George (Lance Barber) and Mary's (Zoe Perry) marriage. However, it is hard not to feel for her. Her husband left her and she's barely surviving financially. Plus, her son has a serious learning issue, which could only add more stress/embarrassment for her. Of course, to be fair, I'm also not completely convinced she is the woman George ends up cheating with. For all the faults she does have, she doesn't seem like a woman who would purposely break up a family.

I wonder what happened to the adult Billy. The Big Bang Theory really doesn't mention him, other than to describe him as a bully (which there's been no evidence of, at least yet). We know, from this episode, he repeated the 7th grade multiple times so I'm going to assume he ultimately doesn't get his diploma, but I hope the show gives us an idea of what direction his life ends up heading.

I'm starting to warm up to Mandy but question why she would encourage Missy to dye her hair. She couldn't possibly think any good would come from that, even if it didn't end up looking like a disaster. Mandy might be carrying Georgie's (Montana Jordan) baby, but that doesn't necessarily make her family and stuff like not stopping Missy from doing something ill-advised is just going to make it harder for her to fit in.

I found Sheldon's "religious" views toward the concept of zero both entertaining and intriguing. Sure, his deity was a potentially fictional number but the overall description of how the universe was born from zero was a sermon that was worthy of any church pulpit. I wonder if he'll attempt to turn it into an actual religion.

Final Opinion: This was a surprisingly funny episode, though I do think Mandy acted slightly out of character by encouraging (or, at minimum, looking the other way) when Missy dyed her hair despite knowing that wasn't going to put her in any sort of good grace with Mary.

My Grade: A


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