My Thoughts - Young Sheldon: A Resident Advisor and the Word 'Sketchy' (10/27/2022)
Synopsis: When Sheldon (Iain Armitage) stays overnight in his dorm hall and sees all the rule breaking, he convinces President Hagemeyer (Wendie Malick) to make him resident advisor while Connie (Annie Potts) convinces Dale (Craig T. Nelson) to help her expand her business by going on a road trip to buy poker machines from a sketchy dealer.
I'm a little confused about the whole Sheldon storyline. How does Mary (Zoe Perry) giving him permission to spend one night in his dorm room evolve into him being a permanent resident (or at least enough of one to be RA)? I kind of feel like there was a much longer conversation, complete with a brand-new list of reasons why it was a good idea, that was left out of this episode. I know she was trying to have more alone time with George (Lance Barber), but her approval of an extended stay would be out of character for her.
Plus, for something that was a spur-of-the-moment decision, he sure seemed to have plenty of clothes. Does he really just keep an entire wardrobe (complete with pajamas) in a dorm room he only uses on occasion?
I think Connie is playing Dale. There were a couple things that really bothered me about their whole "Bonnie and Clyde" trip. First, where does Dale think this is all going? It's not like Connie has shown him any sort of sign she wants to rekindle their romantic relationship and, even then, is she really worth the potential criminal record? Plus, if her illegal gambling business is doing as well as she claims it is, it's not like she really needs him. She could have just rented a truck.
I wasn't a fan of Mandy (Emily Osment) in this episode. I get she isn't interested in a romantic relationship with Georgie (Montana Jordan), but she was pretty damn nasty toward him, and I don't think it was justified. Yes, I could understand why she might still be mad about him lying about his age but the decision to sleep with him was still hers. He didn't force her. Not to mention, Connie lied to her too and you don't see her holding a grudge with her.
Georgie has gone out of his way to be a good expectant dad and help her any way he can. She should be cutting him some slack.
George wasn't wrong. Mary wanting a baby was a pretty big bombshell and he maybe could have given a response that had a little more tact. However, he was spot on about her reasons for wanting one and, given their current financial situation and the fact their son is also expecting a baby they will likely need to help support, the last thing they need is another mouth to feed. It's really too bad too, it was nice seeing them not fight for a change.
Final Opinion: I honestly didn't care for this particular episode. The part with Sheldon seemed a bit farfetched (and was still predictable), I'm not liking the Connie/Dale subplot and Mandy was just too mean to be likable.
My Grade: C
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