List of Young Sheldon episodes

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Young Sheldon is an American comedy television series on CBS created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series, taking place in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and begins with the character Sheldon Cooper at the age of nine, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Iain Armitage stars as the title character. Jim Parsons, who portrayed the adult Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, narrates the series and serves as an executive producer.

In March 2021, CBS renewed the series for a fifth, sixth, and seventh season.[1] The fifth season premiered on October 7, 2021. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere on September 29, 2022.[2] As of May 19, 2022, 105 episodes of Young Sheldon have aired, concluding the fifth season.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankAvg. viewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
122September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)616.30[3]
222September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)514.37[4]
321September 26, 2019 (2019-09-26)April 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)811.45[5]
418November 5, 2020 (2020-11-05)May 13, 2021 (2021-05-13)129.45[6]
522October 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)May 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)89.21[7]
6TBASeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)TBA (TBA)TBATBA

Episodes

Season 1 (2017–18)

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11"Pilot"Jon FavreauChuck Lorre & Steve MolaroSeptember 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)T12.1555117.21[8]
Sheldon Cooper, a 9-year-old genius, begins his first day of high school in the ninth grade with his older brother, George "Georgie" Cooper Jr. Having shown more skills than a typical child his age, he skipped several grades. On his first day, he questions his teachers and informs students of their rule-breaking. He tries to find his place in the new school and Georgie must have a much younger sibling in his class.
22"Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System"Michael ZinbergChuck Lorre & Steven MolaroNovember 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)T12.1555212.66[9]
Sheldon learns that his mother is worried about him not having any friends. He therefore, gets a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People from the school library and tries its methods on various students and teachers without success. His sister Missy recommends that he try to make friends with other people who checked out the book since they too are looking to make friends. That also fails. He eventually meets a Vietnamese American boy named Tam who sees him with the book, and they share how difficult it has been for them to make friends. As they start speaking, they realize that they also share an interest in rocketry. Sheldon's mother is so happy that she insists Sheldon invite Tam over for dinner and lifts the ban on Sheldon's model rocketry hobby. The dinner turns awkward when Sheldon's parents and siblings exhibit cultural insensitivity as Tam tells them the story of his life. After dinner, the boys' launch attempt goes out of control just as FBI agents arrive to ask Sheldon why he was trying to buy uranium.
33"Poker, Faith, and Eggs"Michael ZinbergStory by : Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)T12.1555312.39[10]
Sheldon debates the relationship between religion and science with Pastor Jeff, while Billy Sparks brings some eggs for Missy. George suffers a mild heart attack, so Mary takes him to the hospital after calling Connie to watch the children. While Connie is sleeping, Georgie "borrows" her car and takes the other children to see their father. Sheldon prays to Blaise Pascal for his father's recovery in the hospital chapel. Sheldon briefly doubts his atheism when he does recover, but he immediately gets over it after his family eats Billy's eggs and suffers from food poisoning. When Sheldon gets into another debate with Pastor Jeff, George pretends to have heart trouble to get his family out of the church service.
44"A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Rob Ulin & Dave Bickel
November 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)T12.1555411.83[11]
Sheldon chokes on sausage and becomes fearful of solid foods. His parents take him to a psychiatrist, Dr. Goetsch, who talks to his parents first, telling Sheldon he can read any of the comic books in the waiting room. Although Sheldon had previously not been interested in comic books, he starts reading X-Men, which inspires him. He then leaves Dr. Goetsch's office and wanders away to a comic book store to read the next volume of X-Men. He runs into Tam, who is eating licorice at the store. Due to his fear of solid foods, Sheldon initially refuses the licorice that Tam offers him but eventually gives in and eats one, resolving his eating disorder. Meanwhile, Connie babysits Georgie and Missy and comforts them with their invisible feelings because Sheldon's quirks take most of their parents' attention.
55"A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
November 23, 2017 (2017-11-23)T12.1555511.43[12]
Sheldon uses sports analytics to help his school's football team, coached by his father, win games, but immediately becomes too popular for his taste as a result. Georgie struggles with his father neglecting him in favor of spending time with Sheldon, while Missy and Tam revel in Sheldon's new popularity. Meanwhile, Connie also asks for his advice regarding her sports bets. Sheldon gets a B+ on a math test due to his exhaustion after accompanying Tam to a party and decides that he cannot keep helping the team and continue giving Connie advice. He tells on his family to Mary, which prompts her to reprimand them on their actions. George begins ignoring Sheldon again for being a "snitch" and reconciles with Georgie. Ray Liotta makes a cameo appearance as a loan shark.
66"A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac®"Don ScardinoStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Anthony Gioe & Nick Mandernach
November 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)T12.1555612.11[13]
Dr. Ronald Hodges, a NASA engineer, appears as a guest speaker in Sheldon's science class and does not take his idea about VTVL technology seriously, making Sheldon go to great lengths to prove him wrong. He tries to do the calculations himself, but he needs a computer. When he realizes the family cannot afford one, he becomes frustrated, which causes him a stress ulcer. Sheldon takes the opportunity to use his doctor's computer and internet access to complete his calculations and send his results to NASA. When no reply comes, Sheldon gets depressed, prompting George to impulsively drive the family to the Johnson Space Center and demand that Hodges listen to Sheldon's idea. Hodges admits it is theoretically valid but that NASA lacks the technical capability to implement it at that time. Sheldon concludes that he is ahead of his time. On the way home, he thanks his father for standing up for him. 27 years later, a flashforward in 2016 shows the successful SpaceX CRS-8 mission, followed by SpaceX founder Elon Musk looking over Sheldon's old notebook then hiding it in a desk drawer.
77"A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run"Mark CendrowskiStory by : Nick Bakay
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
December 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)T12.1555712.49[14]
Connie's disdain for George emerges when she refuses to give him her brisket recipe. George later complains that Mary always takes her mother's side. Connie gives him a fake recipe that requires him to go to great lengths to get the ingredients to get back at George for secretly searching her home for it. After George spends 14 hours cooking in vain, he attempts to ban her from the household. When Georgie and Missy fear their parents might divorce over this, Sheldon suddenly recalls a memory of Connie telling him her recipe when he was 23 months old, so he threatens to reveal it unless the two of them make up. While he initially shows his interest in the recipe, George states that he is more bothered by the fact that she never thought he was good enough for her daughter. He acknowledges that he was disappointed when they first met, but he believes he has grown since then. Connie seemingly accepts him as a worthy son-in-law, only for George to get the recipe from Sheldon as soon as she leaves.
88"Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair"Howie DeutchStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : David Bickel
December 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)T12.1555811.64[15]
George takes the boys to Florida to see a Space Shuttle launch as a way to cater to Sheldon's interests for a change, but it gets rained out. To cheer him up, George plays dumb and asks Sheldon how lightning and thunder work, leading the latter to appreciate the former more. Meanwhile, Mary, Missy, and Connie go to a beauty salon. Mary and Connie get into a heated argument after the latter comments on the former for being "no fun" for forbidding Missy to dye her hair, but both later make amends with one another.
99"Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia"Peter LauerChuck Lorre & Steven MolaroDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)T12.1555911.32[16]
Sheldon tutors Georgie for their math test, only to discover that the latter cheated to pass. Since Star Trek character Captain Kirk also got away with cheating on the Kobayashi Maru test, Sheldon decides to adapt the "playing fast-and-loose with the rules" lifestyle he believes both Georgie and Kirk embrace by forging Mary's signature on a note excusing him from P.E. class and not properly checking out school library books. He eventually gets caught after Coach Wilkins shows George the note, prompting Mary to tell off Sheldon and force him to make amends by returning the books and going back to P.E., where Coach Wilkins makes him do the rope climb.
1010"An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo"Rebecca AsherStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Rob Ulin & David Bickel
January 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)T12.1556014.70[17]
Sheldon's principal asks Mary and George to consider sending Sheldon to a school for the gifted in Dallas. Sheldon and his teachers are delighted by the idea, but his family (except for Georgie) quickly begins to miss him. Sheldon enjoys the intellectual stimulation, but dislikes the folk rock-singing family that he lives with. When George impulsively drives to Dallas to bring him home, Sheldon is happy to go back home.
1111"Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers"Howie DeutchStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan
January 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)T12.1556114.17[18]
Mary becomes worried when she finds Sheldon playing with a Demonic figure from Dungeons & Dragons with Tam and Billy. She tries to get Tam's and Billy's parents' help to put an end to the game, but they see it as harmless. Mary then seeks advice from Pastor Jeff, who, with Mary, convinces Sheldon to study Baptist theology. Sheldon, however, takes it a step further and starts researching all the major religions, quizzing Tam on what being a Catholic involves and Ira Rosenbloom on being Jewish. He is ultimately unsatisfied with all the major religions. One night, he has a dream about two living numbers, a 1 and a 0, who almost reveal the secrets of the universe to him before Georgie wakes him up. He then decides to start his religion which he calls "Mathology," and the only sin is being stupid.
1212"A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer"Richie KeenStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez
January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18)T12.1556213.33[19]
Sheldon asks Mary to buy him a Tandy 1000 SL computer. George insists that they cannot afford it, but Mary reveals that she has been secretly saving money. They get into a heated argument about the secret fund, which prompts Mary to take Sheldon and Missy to live with Connie for a while. She buys Sheldon the computer to make a point to George. While Sheldon is initially thrilled, he finds that its ELIZA psychotherapy program's advice on fixing his parents' marriage proves to be useless. Connie eavesdrops on Sheldon and forces Mary to feel out George to get her out of her house. Meanwhile, Georgie advises George to apologize to Mary, which the latter eventually does. In the ensuing days, the family finds various uses for the computer.
1313"A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek"Howie DeutchStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
February 1, 2018 (2018-02-01)T12.1556312.92[20]
Sheldon's mysophobia surfaces when influenza hits his school. He is successively sentenced to detention and suspension for leaving his class and the school after his teacher got a cold, escaping from other people who had the flu, and escaping from detention after the other teacher had a tickle in his throat. He then uses his suspension time in an attempt to convert the garage into a closed ecological system instead of doing extra chores for the entire week of suspension. While George, Missy, and Connie are mostly amused by his hijinks, Mary is the only member of the family to be worried about it. Meanwhile, Georgie takes advantage of Sheldon's situation to gain sympathetic hugs from girls at school. With numerous attempts to get him out of the garage proving futile, Connie finally coaxes Sheldon out by appealing to his pride as a Texan. Nevertheless, he gets sick but feels better when his mother sings "Soft Kitty" to him.
1414"Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey"Howie DeutchChuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara HernandezMarch 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)T12.1556412.42[21]
Mary gets a job as church secretary, but Pastor Jeff quickly begins asking her for advice since his beautiful new wife does not speak English and is spending all his money. Since Mary does not get home until 6 pm and Connie refuses to watch them until then, Missy and Sheldon become latchkey kids. When Connie peeks in on the twins, they think she is a burglar and spray her with a fire extinguisher. When Sheldon gets a splinter in his finger, Missy searches all over the house for tweezers with which to extract it. She eventually finds them in an Operation game and successfully removes the splinter.
1515"Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman"Mark CendrowskiStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez
March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)T12.1556512.52[22]
Sheldon and Tam befriend Libby, an 11th-grade girl interested in geology. During one of their lunches at the library, Libby offers to drive the three of them to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see an IMAX film. However, Sheldon is devastated to learn that Libby thinks of him as a child during her talk with Mary. While Sheldon resolves never to make any more friends, Mary assures him that he will be surrounded by many of them who are also smart. Tam and Libby go to Houston without Sheldon to see the film, where Libby rejects Tam's advances. Sheldon and Tam later revert to a two-person social group, where Sheldon reconsiders geology as "not a science" to the point where he considers it more a hobby.
1616"Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine"Howie DeutchStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro
March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29)T12.1556611.91[23]
At the school science fair, Sheldon is devastated when his asteroid impact avoidance project loses to another student's Van de Graaf generator and vows to quit science. After a therapy session with Dr. Goetsch, Sheldon decides to become an actor. In acting class, he impresses the drama teacher, Mr. Lundy, and gets the lead role in Annie. His parents worry about him playing a female role, but Sheldon dismisses their concerns until he experiences stage fright on opening night and refuses to perform, leaving Mr. Lundy to take over his role.
1717"Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)T12.1556711.66[24]
Sheldon is being bullied by Bobbi Sparks, a six-year-old girl who is his neighbor. His parents have different ideas about how to handle the situation, neither of which is effective. In the end, George and Bobbi's dad hang out and plan to tell their wives the made-up story of them being involved in a deadly fight. Sheldon even tries paying Missy to warn Bobbi off using his life savings, but that plan eventually fails.
1818"A Mother, A Child, and a Blue Man's Backside"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Teagan Wall
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)T12.1556811.70[25]
After Mary confiscates Sheldon's comic books due to the rather explicit content in an issue of Watchmen, Sheldon demands to be treated like an adult. He fails his every attempt at adulthood until a tornado warning reminds him of his family values.
1919"Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple"Alex ReidChuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara HernandezApril 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)T12.1556911.67[26]
Connie drives Sheldon to a nearby college so that he can audit a weekly class on quantum chromodynamics. The professor, Dr. John Sturgis, asks Connie out on a date. She has a nice time, but finds that he is like an older version of Sheldon. The following week, she has to leave the class because her presence is too distracting for Sturgis. Meanwhile, Missy gets Georgie to help her with her homework. Stimulated by Sheldon's example, they actually make some progress.
2020"A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija & Teagan Wall
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & David Bickel
April 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)T12.1557011.15[27]
Sheldon's cynophobia surfaces when the Sparks family begins taking care of a relative's dog, which shows a strange attraction to Sheldon. The families are unable to agree about how to control the dog until Pastor Jeff mediates. Sheldon tries to overcome his fear by dressing in protective clothing and petting the dog, but this backfires when the dog licks him, apparently stimulated by the smell of his Brylcreem. Connie tries to get Sheldon accustomed to animals by buying him a fish, but the fish bites both him and George.
2121"Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Stacey Pulwer
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Tara Hernandez & Connor Kilpatrick
May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03)T12.1557111.67[28]
Sheldon invites John to dinner without telling anyone. The next evening, John comes to Connie's house to cook her some Sichuan cuisine, after which she invites him to stay for the night. Sheldon monitors the events through his binoculars. George takes Missy, who is dressed as a princess, to dinner at Red Lobster. That leaves Mary and Georgie to have dinner together, where he quizzes her about the chronology of his conception.
2222"Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Jeremy Howe & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan
May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)T12.1557212.44[29]
Connie tries to date John and Ira simultaneously, but then decides to dump Ira, who tries to win her back by giving her furniture. John goes to confront Ira and they reach an understanding. Connie is furious that John did that without her permission and that Sheldon is meddling in their relationship. It then occurs to Sheldon that he can draw up a relationship agreement which covers the three of them. He also mentions that he eventually draws up a contract for his own children.

Season 2 (2018–19)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
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U.S. viewers
(millions)
231"A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steve Molaro
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)T12.1605310.58[30]
Sheldon takes apart the refrigerator in order to stop it from emitting a buzzing sound, which forces George to pay $200 to a repairman. Sheldon then gets a job delivering newspapers so he can reimburse George, but the job turns out to be difficult and stressful. He eventually outsources the work to Billy Sparks.
242"A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron"Mark CendrowskiStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & David Bickel
Teleplay by : Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija & Tara Hernandez
September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)T12.1605210.21[31]
Sheldon is joined in John's physics class by Paige, who is slightly smarter and younger than he is, causing him to be jealous. Paige and her family visit the Coopers. Her parents begin bickering after talking with George and Mary about raising a gifted child, Sheldon is still jealous of Paige, but Missy and Georgie like her older sister. John learns that he must not praise Paige too much in front of Sheldon.
253"A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe
October 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)T12.1605110.68[32]
Mary questions her faith in God after hearing about a sixteen year old girl in the congregation who died in an accident. Although Sheldon does not believe in God, as he challenges Pastor Jeff how God would look like in an alien planet with octopuses, he does help Mary find her faith in God again.
264"A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce"Jonathan JudgeStory by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
October 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)T12.1605411.18[33]
While doing his parents' taxes, Sheldon finds a $300 discrepancy due to a missing check, but George does not want to talk about it and requires Sheldon to keep this a secret from his mother. Sheldon becomes so stressed by the requirement to keep the secret that he asks to stay overnight at Tam's house to avoid Mary. After the sleepover, Sheldon pressures George to come clean to Mary. The missing $300 turns out to have been a fine Connie had to pay for being caught behind the wheel while inebriated (even though Georgie was the driver). Because her secret was exposed, Connie gets back at George and tells Mary how George once relieved himself in the church's vegetable garden.
275"A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries"Jude WengStory by : Steven Molaro & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Eric Kaplan
October 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)T12.1605511.00[34]
John suggests that Sheldon and Missy begin participating in a weekly twin study. Mary is concerned about possible effects on the children, but George likes the $300 that the study pays every week. Sheldon excels at the analytical tests, but has little patience for the tests of perceptiveness, while Missy is the opposite. She also suggests ways that her psychologist could make herself more attractive to her colleague. While monitoring the sessions, Mary learns that Missy feels a bit neglected, so she is given the choice of restaurant on the way home.
286"Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Connor Kilpatrick
October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)T12.1605610.96[35]
Pastor Jeff wants to put on a Halloween Hell House to warn children and teenagers of the consequences of sin and puts Mary in charge. She enlists the help of Mr. Lundy, who then takes over the whole production. He dresses as Satan and sets up a different room in a vacant house for each of the seven deadly sins. The last room is heaven, featuring Mary dressed as an angel, but the only person who wants to be saved from sin is Georgie's date, Veronica. Meanwhile, Sheldon dresses as Carl Sagan for trick-or-treating, but only one person recognizes his costume.
297"Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon"Rebecca AsherStory by : Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
November 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)T12.1605711.07[36]
George takes Sheldon to a lecture on carbon dating, which is also being attended by Paige. While waiting in a restaurant, he is separately approached by Paige's parents, whose marriage is precarious because of the demands of raising Paige. The children become bored by the lecture and wander into a closed area of the museum. Meanwhile, Connie is holding a garage sale, and becomes upset by the sight of John wearing her dead husband's jacket.
308"An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & David Bickel & Tara Hernandez
November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)T12.1605811.00[37]
Connie and Sheldon become addicted to video games. She even pulls him out of school so he can play with her, since she had promised not to play without him. Meanwhile, Georgie takes a part-time job at Herschel Sparks' garage, where he displays a definite talent for tire repair.
319"Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
November 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)T12.1605910.77[38]
Sheldon takes a psychology class as his elective, and is told to observe family dynamics over the Thanksgiving weekend. He sees his parents argue over whether or not George should accept a higher-paying job coaching at the University of Tulsa, since his family does not want to leave Medford. George rejects the offer and Sheldon becomes unexpectedly emotional while reading his report to his class.
3210"A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts"Rebecca AsherChuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara HernandezDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)T12.1606010.91[39]
Missy and Paige have a sleepover. Sheldon tries to play practical jokes on various people. After finally succeeding with Missy, he becomes satisfied with his social progress. Meanwhile, John asks Connie to teach him how to drive a car. He fails to become proficient, but they then state their love for each other.
3311"A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Tara Hernandez & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan
January 3, 2019 (2019-01-03)T12.1606110.95[40]
Sheldon tries to teach math to Missy using Socratic questioning and operant conditioning, causing her to slug him when he threatens to damage her Cabbage Patch doll unless she learns calculus. Georgie joins Mary's bible study group so that he can be close to Veronica. They get baptised together, but she slugs him when he kisses her. Mary berates and grounds her sons for their actions.
3412"A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor"Mark CendrowskiStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)T12.1606212.05[41]
Sheldon has to go to a hospital for several days to get his gall bladder removed. He is a difficult patient until he gets a roommate with a hole in his heart. All of his family (except for Georgie) misses him.
3513"A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)T12.1606411.46[42]
Georgie is humiliated at school when he tries to win back Veronica, Mary insists that George tell her who his first crush was, Connie has to break up a shoving match between John and another scientist who was getting too friendly towards her, and Sheldon acquires a box of defective smoke detectors so that he can take out the Americium-241 and build a nuclear power plant for the neighborhood. Government agents in hazmat suits then arrive.
3614"David, Goliath, and a Yoo-hoo from the Back"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Jeremy Howe & Stacey Pulwer
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez
January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)T12.1606311.58[43]
Sheldon witnesses Georgie being bullied by a fellow student, and strikes up a friendship with the bully that enables him to coerce services from Georgie. However, Sheldon brags about the relationship to an even bigger bully, which results in Sheldon being imprisoned in a locker overnight. Meanwhile, Missy steals Connie's makeup for school picture day, accuses Mary of being a killjoy, and has to spend the night with Connie. Connie then explains to her that Mary became a devout Christian because Missy almost died at birth, causing her to change her attitude towards her mother.
3715"A Math Emergency and Perky Palms"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)T12.1606512.06[44]
Dr. Sturgis gives Sheldon a 95% on a physics test, which Sheldon disputes. Eventually, Dr. Sturgis admits that Sheldon was right, and deserved a perfect score. Pastor Jeff becomes ill, and has Mary take over his duties, such as providing counseling to a pair of newlyweds, and visiting a shut-in. The visit is difficult, but when Mary tries visiting him again, she discovers that he died.
3816"A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag"Alex ReidStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
February 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)T12.1606611.31[45]
Sheldon's favorite brand of bread tastes different, so he begins a campaign to advocate for tight government regulation of bakeries. During a TV interview, he inadvertently says that communism might be the answer to the bread crisis, so the Cooper family is shunned by the town. Meanwhile, Veronica breaks up with her boyfriend, so she and Georgie become "just friends".
3917"Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary"Beth McCarthy-MillerStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland
March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)T12.1606711.57[46]
Mary becomes pregnant, causing George to worry about finances. He does get a pay raise from the school, but Mary suffers a miscarriage. Meanwhile, Sheldon takes up violin lessons to be more like Albert Einstein. Noticing the prevalence of Jews like Einstein in physics, he decides to become Jewish himself. A rabbi then talks him out of it.
4018"A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)T12.1606810.50[47]
Colleges begin to take notice of Sheldon after he gets a perfect score on his PSAT/NMSQT. To gain some experience in living at a college, he stays overnight with John. The experience is mostly enjoyable, but after he accidentally starts a fire in the kitchen, he is happy to return home. Mary is delighted, since she had been experiencing empty nest syndrome.
4119"A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater"Jude WengStory by : Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & David Bickel & Steve Holland
April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)T12.1606910.46[48]
Annoyed that so many school funds go to football instead of the science classroom, Sheldon decides to run for class president. The campaign goes badly until Sheldon decides to fight dirty using information that Missy got from his opponent's younger sister; she's originally from New York. Sheldon uses Texas pride to win. However, Principal Petersen vetoes his use of an old version of the Pledge of Allegiance.
4220"A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & David Bickel & Steve Holland
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)T12.1607010.73[49]
When Veronica has problems at home, the Coopers take her in for a few days, thrilling Georgie. She fits in well with all the family and Georgie's kindness make her actually start to have feelings for him. George steps in when her mother's boyfriend tries to take her home against her will. Meanwhile, John proposes to Connie after a year of dating, only to hear she never thought she'd marry again, upsetting him. Connie takes out a large newspaper ad proclaiming her love for him, winning him back.
4321"A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster"Alex ReidStory by : Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)T12.1607110.48[50]
Pastor Jeff stays with the Coopers while he has marital problems, making things uncomfortable for Mary and George and bonding with Georgie over girl problems. When he finds his wife has left him, he considers leaving the church until he meets Robin, a female police officer. Sheldon and Missy get many donations for the church, while Connie takes Dr. Sturgis to the casino. He doesn't enjoy it very much and is put off by her attitude while losing, until she has a big win.
4422"A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Damir Konjicija & Dario Konjicija
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)T12.1607213.60[51]
Georgie uses his own money to pay for cable TV service but will not allow his father to use it. In response, George presents Georgie with a bill for his services. Sheldon invites the entire school to a listening party for the announcement of the Nobel Prize winners in Physics, which would come over a shortwave radio. Due to the time difference between Sweden (where the announcements are made) and Texas, the announcement comes at five o'clock in the morning local time, so nobody attends Sheldon's party, except for his mother. Sheldon excuses her after realizing that she only attended to show sympathy, not because of interest in the announcement. Although he helped Sheldon set up the shortwave radio, Dr. Sturgis does not attend Sheldon's party because the Nobel prize announcement triggers depression. He realizes that his work will never be recognized with a Nobel prize. Sheldon begins to cry as the results are read out, believing he will ultimately remain friendless for the rest of his life; however, the narration states that he was thankfully wrong in this regard. When he says that, Montage is shown of the activities of his future friends and future wife while the prize announcement is being made. The Montage includes Leonard attempting to listen to the broadcast, Penny sleeping, Howard playing video games, Raj doing school work, Bernadette sleeping, and Amy reading Little House on the Prairie in the dark with a flashlight.

Season 3 (2019–20)

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451"Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
September 26, 2019 (2019-09-26)T12.164518.24[52]
Following Dr. Sturgis's hospitalization in a mental hospital, Mary worries something similar may happen to Sheldon. With Mary being indirect in trying to evaluate Sheldon's mental state, her questions cause Sheldon to be concerned about her mental health. This is resolved at the psychologist's office once Mary reveals the reason for her questioning. Meanwhile, Georgie discovers that a local gift shop is going out of business, and is selling snow globes for $1 each. He asks George for money to purchase a large quantity of snow globes with the intent of selling them at $5 each. His father dismisses the idea. Georgie initially fails with his plan until he figures out a way to play on the locals' nostalgia for snow in Texas to sell the snow globes.
462"A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board"Alex ReidStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
October 3, 2019 (2019-10-03)T12.164528.35[53]
Believing he is not being challenged enough at school, Sheldon decides to skip his classes and study independently in a broom closet within the school library. Once discovered, George and Mary disagree on whose responsibility to resolve the matter. Connie suggests having Sheldon audit Dr. Linkletter's physics course while Dr. Sturgis is hospitalized during one argument. Although the problem with Sheldon is solved, George is disturbed by his fight with Mary, and with the advice of Assistant Coach Wilkins, George invites Mary for date night. Meanwhile, Pastor Jeff tries to ward off his desires for intimacy with his girlfriend, Officer Robin, and Mary assists him with that. Pastor Jeff calls Mary's home for assistance while she is out on her date night with George, but he speaks to Missy instead of Mary being out. Missy lies to Pastor Jeff about her and Georgie's experimentation with an Ouija board. Missy then fears that the lie will land her in hell, so she calls Pastor Jeff back to confess. The call back occurs just as Pastor Jeff was about to get intimate with his girlfriend, which he interpreted as a sign from God to cease. In response, Officer Robin asks Pastor Jeff to marry her.
473"An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom"Mark CendrowskiStory by : Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
October 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)T12.164537.63[54]
Dr. Linkletter, wanting to create additional opportunities to meet with Connie, invites Sheldon to a robotics lecture. Connie feels uncomfortable and refuses to take Sheldon to the lecture. Sheldon accuses Connie of being selfish, so she spanks him (offscreen). His parents also refuse to drive him, hearing of his disrespect towards Connie. Sheldon also accuses his parents of being more selfish than Connie, so they ground him for a month. Sheldon, therefore, decides to take a bus to visit Dr. Sturgis at the mental hospital. Before the police track him down, a seatmate on the bus convinces Sheldon that he is in the wrong. He then 'apologizes' to his parents and Connie by showing them an episode of Star Trek that conveys his feelings, but they don't quite get it. Meanwhile, Georgie's latest get-rich-quick scheme nets him much money, which impresses Veronica, but she rejects the expensive bracelet he buys her. Hence, he buys her a cheap candy bracelet instead.
484"Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Steven Holland & Maria Ferrari & Connor Kilpatrick
October 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)T12.164547.94[55]
Sheldon becomes obsessed with solving the unified field theory, a problem Einstein couldn't solve. This worries Mary, so Sheldon (unsuccessfully) tries to distract himself with other activities. The school librarian suggests that Sheldon do something that is the "opposite of science," leading Sheldon to conclude that reading fiction is the closest alternative. He starts reading The Lord of the Rings, but becomes obsessed with figuring out discrepancies in the storyline. When Sheldon falls asleep, he dreams about a battle between "the Hobbitses" and "the Physicses" for his attention. With "the Physicses" winning, Sheldon goes back to focusing on physics after waking up. Meanwhile, Missy becomes infatuated with a boy who is into baseball. She, therefore, asks George to teach her how to throw and catch a baseball and how to sound intelligent talking about baseball. The plan fails because the boy is interested in another girl, but the time spent with George helps Missy bond with him. George then teaches Missy how to throw a curveball, a skill that she uses to throw an apple at the boy who hurt her feelings.
495"A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship"Alex ReidStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
October 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)T12.164558.66[56]
Dr. Sturgis is released from the mental hospital and comes with Connie for dinner at Cooper's home. After dinner, Dr. Sturgis breaks up with Connie, feeling that she deserves someone more mentally stable than himself. Connie, not used to being broken up with, gets upset, so Dr. Sturgis recommends that she go back to dating her ex-boyfriend, Ira Rosenbloom. During the date with Rosenbloom, Connie confesses that she only called him for a revenge date, and it was at Sturgis' suggestion. In response, Rosenbloom rejects future dates with Connie. Meanwhile, Sheldon feels that it's unfair for him not to be friends with Dr. Sturgis just because Sturgis and Connie broke up and convinces Mary to invite Sturgis for dinner. Sturgis arrives at the Coopers' home bringing a pineapple as a gift, which he explains is a symbol of hospitality. Mary does not like the dinner table conversation that is taking place and asks George to take Dr. Sturgis to a bar. Dr. Sturgis publicly toasts "the bosom of the male friendship" that he thinks he has developed with George at the bar.
506"A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
November 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)T12.164568.83[57]
The Coopers visit a church carnival, except for Connie, who stays at home struggling with her breakup with Dr. Sturgis. Georgie volunteered at a stall in the carnival expecting to be working together with Veronica. Still, she got sick, and he had to work with Peg, Pastor Jeff's chain-smoking secretary, who bores him with her stories of disappointments in her love life. Missy scores seven consecutive successful throws at the carnival dunk tank thanks to her baseball practices with her dad, which makes her want to join a baseball team. George takes Missy to sign up for the youth league, but the Coach, Dale, refuses to accept a girl in the team. When Connie hears about her rejection, she gets off the couch and visits Dale herself, along with Missy, who finally gets to show her skills and is accepted into the team; and Connie gets a date with the coach. Meanwhile, Georgie, bored out of his wits by Peg and Connie's lamentations, pays a visit to Veronica with a "Get Well Soon" balloon, but she is at the doctor's, and Georgie gets stuck with her grandmother, who bores him all over again.
517"Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
November 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)T12.164579.05[58]
Sheldon buys a direct-connect 300 baud modem and uses it to post a wave function collapse theory on a physics newsgroup, which is met with disagreement from another user. Without the fear of physical retaliation, Sheldon resorts to name-calling. As the scientific argument escalates, Sheldon asks for advice from Dr. Sturgis, and eventually, his opponent concedes, remarking that Sheldon's point "has some validity." Dale takes George out for a beer, where they connect over small talk, but George does not tell him anything that would worry Connie, who is dating him. Other girls taunt Missy in her school for playing baseball, which makes Missy think of quitting baseball, but when Brenda Sparks calls Mary on the phone, calling Missy weird for playing baseball, Mary pressures Missy to stay on the team. Missy beats up a pitcher at a baseball match who tries to hit her with the ball. A girl from Georgie's English class named Lisa flirts with Georgie in school, producing mixed feelings in Veronica.
528"The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's"Chris KochStory by : Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
November 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)T12.164588.38[59]
When Sheldon scores exceptionally well on his college exam, Dr. Sturgis suggests to George that he transfer to college full-time, suggesting that George take a better-paying job coaching college football in order to be near him: George considers the offer, while Principal Petersen provides them with various perks in order to keep them at Medford High to ensure Sheldon's high scores keep the school well-funded. Dale offers Georgie a job as a salesman at his sporting goods store; Georgie's new cash flow quickly goes to his head. Mary is concerned at the apparent "selfishness" and "greed" running rampant in her family and confiscates all symbols of excess until Connie explains her frustrations as being a relapse of empty nest syndrome.
539"A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe
December 5, 2019 (2019-12-05)T12.164598.39[60]
When Missy receives an invitation to Billy's birthday party, but Sheldon does not, Mary pressures the Sparks family into inviting Sheldon, even getting Pastor Jeff to deliver a sermon on neighborliness. However, Sheldon will only attend as Mr. Spock, complete with tricorder. Dr. Sturgis eventually manages to establish a friendship with Connie and George. Billy's mother complains that Billy wants to spend time in the hen house with Sheldon instead of being at the party. Mary acknowledges that she made a mistake insisting Sheldon be included and explains to Brenda her worry about Sheldon not fitting in anywhere and her concern about what will happen when he grows up. This causes a rare moment of sympathy between the two moms as Brenda admits her worries about Billy. When Mary comments that this sort of thing bothers her far more than Sheldon, Brenda sympathetically agrees, saying, "Doesn't make it any easier, does it?" Although Brenda agrees to let Billy and Sheldon play with the chickens rather than rejoining the party, Sheldon immediately runs in screaming because a chicken pooped on him, causing Mary to take him home again.
5410"Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib"Nikki LorreStory by : Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
December 12, 2019 (2019-12-12)T12.164608.21[61]
Sheldon pretends to be sick to get out of taking a swimming class at school, but the guilt over the lie traumatizes him; he attempts to actually get sick before confessing to Mary, and in the end does get sick. He even infects his friends, classmates, teachers, principal, mom, dad, Missy, Georgie, Meemaw and Dale. Meanwhile, Dr. Sturgis spies on Dale, and Connie starts defending him once Dale begins to disparage him.
5511"A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken, and Holy Matrimony"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
January 9, 2020 (2020-01-09)T12.164617.57[62]
Pastor Jeff and Officer Robin rush to get married so that they can commence marital relations: Pastor Jeff asks Mary to plan their wedding, but she gets carried away with wedding fever and breaks down over her lackluster marriage. George and Connie are left to look after the children. Sheldon finds that Georgie has taped Baywatch over one of his Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, so he invites a stranger from an internet chat room to bring over his recording, much to Connie's dismay. Missy tries to save Billy's chicken from being eaten and stops George from eating his fried chicken. Georgie brings a girl, Jana (Ava Allan), into his bedroom, so George awkwardly tries to have "the talk" with him.
5612"Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit"Lea ThompsonStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Connor Kilpatrick
January 16, 2020 (2020-01-16)T12.164628.88[63]
Paige's parents get a divorce, leading to Paige struggling in school. She begins acting rebellious, and Sheldon becomes concerned when Paige says she doesn't want to be smart anymore. Dr. Sturgis advises Sheldon to listen to Paige, who admits to Sheldon that everyone she knows is acting "weird" and that she feels alone. Sheldon offers to make her a hot beverage (which becomes his go-to method for consoling others in the parent series). Meanwhile, George Sr. and Georgie clash when the latter tries to buy his way out of chores.
5713"Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe
January 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)T12.164638.64[64]
Dale invites George Sr. and Georgie on a fishing trip, and Dr. Sturgis tags along. The trip does not go well as Dale constantly insults Dr. Sturgis who then returns on his own. Connie visits the grave of her husband Charlie to reflect on her feelings for both men. Meanwhile, Missy and Sheldon play a bunch of games with the winner deciding what they should do that day. Missy eventually wins but their time is up, and Sheldon secretly got to enjoy arguing over the rules and staying home all day.
5814"A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel"Howie DeutchStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez
February 6, 2020 (2020-02-06)T12.164648.98[65]
Georgie enlists Sheldon in an attempt to get rich by extracting platinum from roadside gravel, but their attempt burns out a kiln at the school. Meanwhile, Missy falls into a batting slump. Mary tells her how God can provide support, but is later offended when Missy uses religion like a good luck charm.
5915"A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
February 13, 2020 (2020-02-13)T12.164658.89[66]
Connie meets Dale's ex-wife June and the two hit it off. Dr. Sturgis runs into them and June later tells him not to give up on Connie. Sheldon has to work on a group project with two college students and clashes with them at home, with his parents talking things over with his assignment partners. Meanwhile, Georgie takes Missy to the mall where she sees the boy she liked previously.
6016"Pasadena"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez
February 20, 2020 (2020-02-20)T12.164669.11[67]
Sheldon wants to go to Caltech for a Stephen Hawking lecture and brings George Sr. Sheldon has a panic attack on the plane, but his father calms him down by having him pretend to be Mr. Spock. Sheldon later says he could see a future in Pasadena. Mary catches Georgie in a lie by spying on his phone conversation with Jana, but is able to bond with him over her own teenage mistakes. The episode ends with Sheldon and his father admiring the cafeteria at Caltech, the venue for many scenes in the parent series, The Big Bang Theory.
6117"An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell"Melissa Joan HartStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
March 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)T12.164678.55[68]
Sheldon assists Dr. Sturgis with a paper about quantum time, but when Dr. Sturgis tells Sheldon he'll be mentioned in the footnotes instead of being a co-author, Sheldon accuses him of plagiarism. This results in Dr. Sturgis banning Sheldon from his class. Georgie takes Jana out on a date, but runs into Veronica and his old feelings for her start to resurface. Meanwhile, Mary hunts for a female baseball trophy for Missy.
6218"A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector"Chris KochStory by : Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
March 12, 2020 (2020-03-12)T12.164688.88[69]
After George Sr. accidentally injures the school librarian, Ms. Hutchins, she stays with the Cooper family. She makes Sheldon see he was wrong and he apologises to Dr. Sturgis. Meanwhile, Connie questions Georgie about Dale before she and Dale agree to a committed relationship. Georgie doesn't want that with Jana so she dumps him.
6319"A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari
Teleplay by : Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
April 2, 2020 (2020-04-02)T12.1646910.06[70]
When Sheldon discovers the house next door is for sale, he decides to find a buyer worthy of his approval. Pastor Jeff and Officer Robin express interest, and Sheldon likes the idea of having a police officer nearby, but Mary hesitates to have her boss live so close. She changes her mind to be a good neighbor. The couple buys the house, but Sheldon is less happy to hear they're also expecting a baby. Meanwhile, Missy has to pitch against her boyfriend in a baseball game and is worried he'll dump her if she wins. She eventually does defeat him, but he still likes her and holds her hand, to Missy's joy.
6420"A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
April 16, 2020 (2020-04-16)T12.164709.57[71]
While under anesthesia at the dentist, Sheldon dreams how he has solved the unified field theory by talking to Thoth but forgets the solution when he wakes up. Altering his mind with a tea mix, his posters of famous scientists tell him the pursuit of science is more valuable than just the answers. Connie takes Dale to the casino, and she is alarmed when he suggests they elope, and she further upsets him when she won't say she loves him. Dale leaves Georgie in charge of the store, and Georgie accidentally leaves the cash register open and is robbed. Though he pays Dale back with his savings, Dale fires him.
6521"A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
April 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)T12.1647110.14[72]
Sheldon becomes angry at his mother when he finds she hid a letter from Caltech expressing interest in having him study there. George is also angry when he realizes Mary never told him and that a few other schools have also expressed interest in Sheldon. Mary can bond with Brenda Sparks about her fears for Sheldon's future. George convinces Sheldon that studying far away isn't a realistic option yet, but helps him with a videotape presentation to convince Mary to allow Sheldon to enroll full-time with Dr. Sturgis, with support from Dr. Sturgis and the high school staff, Mary agrees. Meanwhile, Connie is furious that Dale fired Georgie; they get revenge by egging Dale's store.

Season 4 (2020–21)

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661"Graduation"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez
November 5, 2020 (2020-11-05)T12.167516.77[73]
Dale tries making up with Connie after their breakup and apologizes for firing Georgie; he later reinstates Georgie and gives back the money Georgie gave him after Dale's store was burglarized. Sheldon's friend Tam shows indifference about Sheldon graduating. Sheldon learns he will be valedictorian of his graduating class, but later panics when he can't find his goggles at school, fearing he will catch "eyebrow lice." Sheldon is interviewed on local television but gives in to his fear that he won't handle things on his own. George tries to convince Sheldon he's ready for college, while Mary seems glad Sheldon might stay in high school. Missy, facing elementary school graduation, admits to Sheldon that she is also afraid but tells him they should face their graduations despite the fear. Sheldon gives a poignant graduation speech, crediting Missy, who graduates soon after. In the present day, Sheldon narrates that their next graduation party was the best he ever attended until he held one for his son Leonard. It is presumed that Leonard was named after Sheldon's adulthood roommate Leonard Hofstadter until Sheldon mentions he was originally going to be named Leonard Nimoy Cooper. Sheldon's wife and Leonard's mother Amy Farrah Fowler is then heard telling Sheldon he should "be happy I let you name him Leonard."
672"A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
November 12, 2020 (2020-11-12)T12.167527.40[74]
Sheldon gets a volunteer position as a docent (or a guide) for a railway museum but is removed from the position after continually correcting the man who selected him. Connie tries to teach Sheldon that people can get tired of hearing a barrage of facts by telling him about knitting; Sheldon continues being interested after Connie becomes tired of explaining it. While George is driving Missy to one of her baseball games, Missy uses a restroom and has her first period, and George freaks out. However, he is assisted by a female clerk who empathizes with his situation. He later cheers Missy on as she strikes out an opposing batter. Meanwhile, Georgie walks in on Mary watching Road House, which she pretends she turned on by accident. They both admit they've seen the movie several times, even though it's rated R. George then ruins Road House for Mary after pointing out Patrick Swayze's resemblance to Georgie.
683"Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken"Jeremy HoweStory by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
November 19, 2020 (2020-11-19)T12.167537.30[75]
Concerned he can't walk fast enough to get from class to class at college, Sheldon gets Missy to teach him how to ride a bicycle without using training wheels. However, one of the Sparks' family chickens flies out, and the bicycling Sheldon crashes into a mailbox. His father George rushes him to the emergency room, where it's determined Sheldon has a fractured right ulna. Brenda Sparks, concerned about getting sued, brings a peace offering--the offending chicken cooked. Sheldon asks Georgie about being left-handed, then is "babied" by his mother, Mary, and has a dream his mother is his training wheels. Connie tells her daughter Mary that if a parent does their job right, their children won't need them anymore. Missy inspires Sheldon to succeed despite his "handicap" and points to the great physicist Stephen Hawking, who uses a wheelchair. Despite Pastor Jeff's efforts, Sheldon credits Hawking instead of God. Sheldon lets people sign his cast for a memory of his maturing. His arm heals, and the cast is removed. With Missy's encouragement, he again rides a bicycle without training wheels, but a dog chases him for 11 miles.
694"Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Maria Ferrari & Tara Hernandez & Connor Kilpatrick
December 3, 2020 (2020-12-03)T12.167547.57[76]
After Sheldon's Stamp Camp is canceled, his mother forces him to attend Bible Camp with Missy. Paige is also after that her mother caught her smoking. Despite both mocking religion, Sheldon and Paige soon get competitive over Bible trivia. Sheldon studies all night to be more prepared than Paige, but she finds it more fun not to compete and watch Sheldon squirm. Sheldon tries various other ways to annoy her, which have no effect. When Sheldon points out how she must blame herself for her parents' divorce, she gives him a black eye. Meanwhile, Georgie buys his first vehicle but chooses a van with a mini-fridge and bed to invite his girlfriend Jana inside. George bans him from the house to get him to sell it. Georgie lives inside the van despite being attacked by a rat. However, he does agree to sell it once Jana's father sees the bed and refuses to let his daughter go for a ride in the van.
705"A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On"Alex ReidStory by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
December 17, 2020 (2020-12-17)T12.167556.86[77]
George is going to a conference with Coach Wilkins, and Mary joins in when she learns Coach Wilkins is bringing his wife, Darlene. While George and Mary bicker, the other couple is happy and supportive of each other. With encouragement, George and Mary express mutual appreciation of each other. Connie and Dale play Dungeons & Dragons with Sheldon and Missy; Connie reveals she is tired of Dale's trying to be kind, thinking it's just an act. Dale reveals he is still upset about Connie rejecting his marriage proposal. Connie still doesn't want to get married but admits she liked the old Dale more, so Dale reverts to his sarcastic, drinking ways. Meanwhile, Georgie's girlfriend Jana thinks she is pregnant. While waiting for her to take a test, Georgie imagines what his life with children could be like. Jana isn't pregnant, but Georgie offends her when he says he was afraid he'd have to marry her.
716"Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
January 21, 2021 (2021-01-21)T12.167567.38[78]
Sheldon is about to begin college and attend his freshman orientation. Dr. Sturgis calls to say he took a new job at the Superconducting Super Collider. Mary is worried about how Sheldon will handle college without a trusted adult there, but Sheldon insists he navigates his first day. Sheldon gets a smoothie spilled on him, a bee stings his eye, his zipper is stuck, causing his pants to rip, and he gets a roll of duct tape stuck to himself trying to fix the rip. But he does make it to the orientation. Mary runs into Sam; a student Sheldon has worked with previously. Other students mistake Mary for a new student, and Mary enjoys herself at a barbecue with them. George helps Pastor Jeff build a nursery, and they discuss how life changes when you become a father. Both of them become depressed. But both cheer up when George takes Pastor Jeff for a ride on his long-unridden motorcycle. Meanwhile, Connie is upset Dr. Sturgis never told her he was moving away for his new job. She hints at her feelings while helping Missy, who now wants to be called by her given name, Melissa, with her hair. But Connie is pleased when she gets a letter from Dr. Sturgis.
727"A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You"Alex ReidStory by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
February 11, 2021 (2021-02-11)T12.167577.59[79]
Sheldon begins a philosophy class with Professor Erikson (Melanie Lynskey), who questions how anything can be truly proven and the value of science compared with skepticism. Talking with Dr. Linkletter, Sheldon decides to drop the class; but Professor Erikson says he is giving up. Sheldon spends the night studying science and the logical structure of the world and dreams, talking things over with René Descartes. However, his dream turns into a nightmare where he is a butterfly killed by his sister. Sheldon has an existential crisis in the morning and doesn't want to go to school because nothing matters, alarming Mary. Meanwhile, Mary and Brenda Sparks reveal that Missy may become popular in middle school.
738"An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)T12.167587.72[80]
With Sheldon still doubting reality, George, Connie, and Dr. Sturgis fail to rouse him. Connie resorts to scaring him with a chicken. At the university, Sheldon questions his physics class with Dr. Linkletter. As Connie and Dr. Linkletter both demand Professor Erikson fix Sheldon, she tells Sheldon that asking philosophical questions to gain knowledge is the point of life. Sheldon decides to drop physics for philosophy and begins practicing the various branches. He goes to Dr. Linkletter to change his field of study. As Dr. Linkletter tries to warn him about switching fields while on a scholarship, Sheldon blows some bubbles, which causes him to think about science again and no longer want to switch fields. Meanwhile, George finds out Georgie is cutting class and wants to leave the football team, preferring to work at the store; he claims he is happy there while George hates his job. George later admits to his coworkers he doesn't feel happy anywhere.
749"Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey"Michael JuddStory by : Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Connor Kilpatrick & Marie Cheng
February 25, 2021 (2021-02-25)T12.167597.87[81]
The college president pressures Sheldon and George into attending a dinner with a wealthy benefactor. George has Sheldon practice being nice with Billy Sparks when someone says something Sheldon finds stupid. Sheldon does manage to shake the donor's hand but finds it difficult to listen to his beliefs in fringe science, finally snapping that people pretend to agree with him for his money. The donor appreciates Sheldon's honesty, giving a large donation to the college while George gets football tickets and Sheldon receives an anti-static lab chair. Connie attends the second wedding of Dale's son. Dale's ex-wife June is there with a much younger man, admitting she is dating him to upset Dale, angering Connie. Meanwhile, Missy wants to go to a school dance, but Mary forbids it due to their religion. Georgie showing Missy Footloose doesn't help, but Georgie tells Mary she should lighten up and be glad Missy still respects her enough to ask. Mary allows her to go, not knowing Missy is about to sneak out.
7510"Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts"Melissa Joan HartStory by : Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Yael Glouberman
March 4, 2021 (2021-03-04)T12.167607.71[82]
Sheldon relentlessly begs Dr. Linkletter to be his lab assistant, finally getting the job by calling in the middle of the night. Sheldon is insulted that it is only menial tasks in the lab and quits, but George demands Sheldon stick to his word. Sheldon returns and does the tasks and respects the boundaries, not letting Dr. Linkletter know about the flaw in his experiment. Dr. Linkletter tries various methods to get Sheldon to tell him, even calling George in the middle of the night, but Sheldon doesn't break. Dr. Linkletter runs the experiment anyway and accidentally starts a small fire. After realizing how much money Richard Simmons makes, Georgie decides to make his exercise video, turning to the drama teacher Mr. Lundy (Jason Alexander), for help. Mr. Lundy turns it into a cowboy aerobics theme, and Georgie convinces Connie to invest in him as her grandson. However, Connie and Georgie back out when Mr. Lundy wants 80% of the profits. Mr. Lundy carries on with the idea, launching successful videos starring David Hasselhoff. However, Mr. Lundy loses all the money by creating a play based on his life.
7611"A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
March 11, 2021 (2021-03-11)T12.167616.49[83]
Sheldon constantly eats lunch with Dr. Linkletter. Mary and Dr. Linkletter both encourage Sheldon to join a school club, but Sheldon finds a flaw in them all. He goes back to Dr. Linkletter, who tells Sheldon that they are not friends, only professor, and student. Sheldon is hurt and tries to set up a Professor Proton club. Nobody shows up, but Sheldon silently reads with another student in the room doing the same. June calls Connie to apologize for what happened at the wedding earlier, and the two go to a casino and get drunk together. June believes Connie regrets rejecting Dale's marriage proposal. Connie later calls Dale drunk that night but cannot remember what she said. Meanwhile, Georgie gets a pager for work, but an older woman mistakenly contacts him. To his annoyance, he does various errands and chores for her, but he then meets and has a crush on her granddaughter.
7712"A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science"Alex ReidStory by : Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez & Marie Cheng
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
April 1, 2021 (2021-04-01)T12.167626.64[84]
Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter need Connie's crochet skills to help solve the solar neutrino problem. Connie gets excited about contributing to science, calling Dr. Sturgis to brag and dreaming she wins an award as the 'Meemaw of Science.' The experiment works, but Connie is disappointed to learn that it is just an early prototype, and the actual breakthrough will take decades. Mary spots Pastor Jeff walking around the neighborhood with Brenda Sparks, getting jealous. Though not invited to join them, Brenda eventually admits her husband moved out, willing to talk about it with Mary. Meanwhile, Georgie finds Sheldon's old perfectly scored high school tests. With the teachers still using the same ones, he sells the tests to other students for cash. While sneaking into the photocopy room to make more, he sees Mr. Givens, the science teacher making out with the librarian Ms. Hutchins. When Mr. Givens confronts him about the tests, Georgie agrees to stay quiet about what he saw if Mr. Givens stays quiet about the tests.
7813"The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education"Melissa Joan HartStory by : Steven Molaro & Connor Kilpatrick & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
April 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)T12.167636.95[85]
While bringing Sheldon home from college, Connie swerves to avoid hitting a cat and crashes her car into a tree. Though both of them are fine, Missy plans on using the car accident story to get better treatment from her teachers. Sheldon becomes afraid of being a passenger in any car and asks Dr. Linkletter to deliver his class lectures over the phone. When Dr. Linkletter refuses, Sheldon goes to President Hagemeyer to get Dr. Linkletter to comply. Wanting to keep Sheldon happy, President Hagemeyer has a second phone line installed at Sheldon's house, amongst other perks. Mary thanks President Hagemeyer for supporting Sheldon but has her stop giving him everything he wants. When Mary eventually gets Sheldon into a car to go to RadioShack, he creates the alphabetic periodic table element car game he plays as an adult with his roommate Leonard. Meanwhile, Connie is forced to use the church transportation service with other seniors with her car in the shop. She takes them all to a salon and shows them they can still be bold and enjoy life.
7914"Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency"Alex ReidStory by : Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
April 15, 2021 (2021-04-15)T12.167647.46[86]
The IRS charges the Cooper family $4.22 for a mistake on their tax returns. Wanting to prove he does the family's taxes perfectly, Sheldon calls them to explain how he was correct, and they made a mistake. The IRS responds by auditing them for the three years Sheldon has done the taxes. Sheldon can explain everything perfectly, but the accountant gets him to admit George buys him a model train for completing the taxes, a violation of accepting payment for unlicensed work. Sheldon is crushed; he made a mistake, but a pep talk from George teaches him that mistakes are how one learns and does not give up. Sheldon realizes since George is a teacher, doing the taxes counts as an economics lesson and the model trains are an acceptable gift for this, so the family's taxes are fine. Dale must get a colonoscopy and wants Connie to get one. She refuses, avoiding doctors since her husband was in surgery and died nine months after a similar appointment. Connie eventually gets a check-up and is healthy but must also get her colonoscopy. Meanwhile, Missy almost swears by saying phrases like "son of a Mitch," which annoys Mary. Missy further gets under Mary's skin by reading about "asses" in The Bible, and Mary grounds Missy for it.
8015"A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities"Michael JuddStory by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
April 22, 2021 (2021-04-22)T12.167657.01[87]
Sheldon wants an expensive computer game, so Tam offers to get him a bootleg copy. Mary offers to take Brenda Sparks out for a night of fun, going with Connie to a bar. With Billy Sparks at the Cooper house, he plays poker with George, Coach Wilkins, Mr. Givens, and Principal Petersen. Meanwhile, Georgie and Jana take Missy to the movies for a date with Marcus. A virus wipes Sheldon's computer, and he realizes his backup disc is also corrupted, and the files are gone forever. Brenda enjoys her time out, but her story of how her marriage fell apart worries Mary about her marriage. George tries to cheer up Billy, saying his parents weren't happy staying together. Jana is upset Georgie responded to her, saying she loved him with "Samesies," but Georgie admits he cares about her more than anyone else. Sheldon unknowingly and unintentionally hurts Billy with an ironic comment about his erased files never coming back, as may be the case with Billy's father. The episode ends with Sheldon, Mary and Billy upset about their problems; but Jana and Georgie are happy again, and Missy gets her first kiss on the cheek from Marcus.
8116"A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips"Melissa Joan HartStory by : Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Connor Kilpatrick & Marie Cheng
April 29, 2021 (2021-04-29)T12.167667.34[88]
President Hagemeyer wants Sheldon's help recruiting Paige for the university. Sheldon tries to talk her out of enrolling. Still, she is not interested, only taking the tour to please her mother, wanting to go to Columbia or Harvard instead. This aggravates Sheldon, who doesn't like her criticizing his school and implying he only went there to stay with his mother. Missy believes Sheldon has a crush on Paige, and he has all the signs of a crush in her magazine's quiz. Talking with Dr. Sturgis, Sheldon realizes he probably does have a crush. He tells Paige, who claims she also has a crush on him. However, she gets him to close his eyes for a kiss and instead draws a mustache on Sheldon's face. Sheldon decides he doesn't have a crush after all. Mary sees Brenda Sparks' new haircut; feeling unsupported by George and lacking her own identity, Mary goes to June's salon. She instead decides to make her clothes for the family, though George is upset about the cost of the fabrics. Mary does get a haircut after accidentally getting her hair caught in her sewing machine.
8217"A Black Hole"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez
May 6, 2021 (2021-05-06)T12.167676.64[89]
Dr. Sturgis returns to town after being fired from the SSC project because he inadvertently caused public concern about the safety of high-energy particle collision experiments. He doesn't want his old job back, starting over at the grocery instead. Invited to the Cooper household for dinner, they all discuss various possibilities: the black hole occurring and everyone saying goodbye to each other as the world ends; an alternate universe where Dr. Sturgis is a cowboy, Connie is a New Yorker, George is a pastor, Mary is a sultry woman, Georgie is bald, Missy is the genius and Sheldon is a normal kid; and the possibility of two Sheldon's which Missy imagines attacking each other. Dr. Sturgis imagines telling Connie he would want to live in a universe where they never broke up but remains quiet in real life, even as Connie admits she worries about him sometimes. While narrating, the older Sheldon reflects on this dinner when he bonded with his whole family discussing science, including his father. Later, Georgie tries to buy beer at the grocery store with Dr. Sturgis vouching for him but just leaves annoyed when Dr. Sturgis accidentally knocks over a display of cans.
8318"The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics"Alex ReidStory by : Eric Kaplan & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
May 13, 2021 (2021-05-13)T12.167687.21[90]
Mary volunteers to work late at the church with Peg so Pastor Jeff can spend time with his newborn son. Peg gets under Mary's skin by not contributing and saying Mary always wants to be right. Missy comes home upset about Marcus, trying to shut everyone out. George's attempts to make her feel better fail to lead to George and Connie bickering. After Sheldon comes into Missy's room, she rips his Professor Proton picture. This leads to tensions between George and Sheldon. Mary comes home in a bad mood, and without knowing the whole story, grounds Missy; with Missy furious, her mother always sides with Sheldon, and George is angry that Mary doesn't respect his parenting. Sheldon talks with Connie, who tells Sheldon he must look out for his sister. Georgie comes home, accidentally worsening the fight between his parents when George says Mary doesn't realize he's unhappy in his career and life because she didn't care to ask. Sheldon catches Missy running away, so he follows her as her brother. They go to a shack in the woods where Missy explains Marcus broke her heart by holding hands with a 7th grader named Nicole at the roller rink, and Sheldon comforts her. Mary admits to Georgie that George may have a point. At a bar, George meets Brenda Sparks and begins playing pool.

Season 5 (2021–22)

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841"One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires"Alex ReidStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Nick Bakay
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
October 7, 2021 (2021-10-07)T12.172017.12[91]
Picking up with George and Brenda at the bar, they enjoy talking and Brenda invites him to her place; but George has another mild heart attack. Mary is grateful to Brenda for helping George, unaware of what occurred. Georgie finds Sheldon and Missy in the woods and brings them home. George convinces Mary to put their argument behind him and Missy apologizes to George for how she treated him earlier. George feels guilty about what almost happened with Brenda. He is further uncomfortable when Pastor Jeff praises him as a family man and husband; Sheldon pointing out he and Missy got away with bad behavior without punishment; and Missy pointing out she can't believe Marcus thought she wouldn't find out he held hands with another girl. After Brenda avoids Mary's thank-you dinner, George and Brenda both admit they feel guilty but it was nice talking with each other because they both felt special. George awkwardly leaves. Mary finds comfort in religion, Sheldon in Star Trek and Missy in burning her notebook with Marcus's name on the cover.
852"Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism"Michael JuddStory by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Nadiya Chettiar
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick & Marie Cheng
October 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)T12.172026.54[92]
Connie gets suspicious when she runs into Brenda at the grocery store, and Brenda acts strangely about the night at the bar. Connie confronts George, who reveals nothing, and warns Brenda. Connie then asks the bartender, who also tells Connie nothing and informs George. George confronts Connie for her snooping and insists nothing happened. Connie apologizes and says she believes him but is still suspicious. Brenda and George agree not to go to the bar simultaneously and bond again while talking. George successfully hides from Billy as well. Meanwhile, Pastor Jeff hires someone to teach the youth, Pastor Rob, who bothers Mary with his unconventional thinking around religion. Missy questions whether she believes in God; talking with Georgie doesn't help, and she considers joining Sheldon in atheism. Pastor Rob tells Missy it is alright to have questions, and he doesn't want her to copy his beliefs but to figure out her own. This impresses both Missy and Sheldon, leaving Mary flabbergasted.
863"Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench"Nikki LorreStory by : Steve Holland & Marie Cheng & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Nick Bakay
October 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)T12.172036.36[93]
After learning Dale dropped out of high school, Georgie does the same to work full-time. George and Mary are furious, and George kicks Georgie out of the house over Mary's protests. Jana also breaks up with Georgie for being a dropout. Both Mary and George argue with Dale, who won't talk Georgie out of it, and Connie agrees that school isn't the best environment for Georgie's talents. Connie agrees to let Georgie stay one night. To not upset Georgie's parents more, Dale won't give him full-time hours, so Georgie needs to get a second job. Meanwhile, Dr. Linkletter tries to get Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Dr. Linkletter sees Dr. Sturgis is happy at the grocery store and may point out their careers, getting them nowhere. They get drunk and sing in a park together. Dr. Sturgis goes to Connie's, while Dr. Linkletter falls asleep on a bench and is awoken by a policeman.
874"Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Nadiya Chettiar
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
October 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)T12.172047.23[94]
Georgie compromises with his parents by moving into the garage and paying rent. Missy takes the opportunity to move into Georgie's old room, and Sheldon struggles with the changes. He and Missy pester each other, but she does allow Sheldon to sleep on her floor the first night. They later establish a communication system for their separate rooms with walkie-talkies. Connie buys the laundromat that has secret illegal casino slots in the back. Dale doesn't love the idea and talks with his friend Officer Jake (Bill Fagerbakke), who says the police usually look the other way in these back rooms. Connie's first day dealing with the laundry side of the business doesn't go well, and Jake shuts down the casino to help his chances of becoming Sheriff. He does not arrest Connie as a favor to Dale, though. Connie is sad but still wants to run a gaming room.
885"Stuffed Animals and A Sweet Southern Syzygy"Jeremy HoweStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Nadiya Chettiar & Yael Glouberman
November 4, 2021 (2021-11-04)T12.172057.12[95]
With Mary away, Billy Sparks asks George's permission to ask out Missy. George tells him to think about it first. Sheldon knows he and Dr. Linkletter need Dr. Sturgis' help on a science problem, but the two are professional rivals. George advises Sheldon that they are all scientists working for one goal. Dr. Linkletter and Sturgis insult each other at their first meeting. Missy is shocked and embarrassed at what George said and turns Billy down. George cheers Billy up, and Dr. Linkletter and Sturgis make progress later. Sheldon never tells George this, and Missy doesn't want to hear how George talked to Billy again. The older Sheldon narrates that while George may not have been the best father, maybe they weren't the best children either. Meanwhile, Connie wants Georgie to work for her at the laundromat. Georgie refuses but suggests having people play the slots for tickets they can exchange for non-monetary prizes; Connie can then buy back at whatever value she wants, rewarding those who win at the slots and be legal. Connie thinks it's a stupid idea until Dale agrees. Connie apologizes and goes to talk with Georgie.
896"Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones"Nikki LorreStory by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Nick Bakay & Marie Cheng
November 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)T12.172067.04[96]
Missy's questions about sex and relationships at Sunday School cause Pastor Rob to ask that the church talks to the children. Mary's attempt with Missy at home doesn't go well. Pastor Rob can convince Mary giving the talk as a pair would be a good idea. Mary later has a sexy dream about Pastor Rob. Angry calls from parents get Pastor Jeff to cancel the talk. Missy is further upset when she is made fun of at school for starting this. Sheldon is baffled people are so uncomfortable with the topic of reproduction; talking about it with Dr. Sturgis at the grocery store gets Dr. Sturgis fired. Sheldon later chooses the term "coitus" as the blandest term for sex. Missy also dreams about marrying Pastor Rob. Meanwhile, Georgie helps get Connie's casino running by using teddy bear prizes in exchange for cash, but she later cuts Georgie out. To Connie's chagrin, Officer Jake has Connie give the police department 10% of her earnings since it is a legal gray area.
907"An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steve Holland & Nick Bakay & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
November 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)T12.172076.95[97]
Sheldon begins his first engineering class with Professor Boucher (Lance Reddick). Initially, Sheldon likes Professor Boucher's no-nonsense teaching style, but then he instantly rips up Sheldon's bridge-building assignment. Repeated attempts by Sheldon to fix it end in the same result. Sheldon going to President Hagemeyer doesn't help, as Professor Boucher has tenure. Sheldon has George talk to him, but Professor Boucher can prove that being hard on Sheldon will prepare him for the real world. Sheldon eventually realizes that though his math is perfect, he's not accounting for real-world factors such as wind. He is excited to show Professor Boucher but gets locked out of class for being late. The older Sheldon narrates this was the start of his hatred of engineering, shocking his engineer friend Howard Wolowitz, who was telling the story alongside Sheldon. President Hagemayer and Professor Boucher later revel in Sheldon's reaction to being locked out. Meanwhile, June has a knee injury, and Dale and Connie agree to help her. Connie is upset June had Dale help shower her, though June apologizes and says Connie has nothing to worry about. They later both agree they put work in to make Dale a better partner in a relationship.
918"The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Nadiya Chettiar
December 2, 2021 (2021-12-02)T12.172086.59[98]
Sheldon is upset that the university is reducing science requirements for the general student population, President Hagemeyer blaming it on a "grand chancellor" to secretly get Sheldon to drop the matter. After being told by the campus newspaper that there is no such person, Sheldon goes back to President Hagemeyer, who won't reverse her decision; and Sheldon questions if everyone tells lies. Meanwhile, Mary finds out Georgie is working for Connie's gambling room. Connie sees nothing wrong with it, and Georgie refuses to quit. Pastor Jeff slightly calms Mary by saying all teenagers rebel. As Mary prays, feeling like a failing mother, Sheldon comforts her, and Mary convinces Sheldon that not everyone lies. George secretly goes to the gambling room and is fine with Georgie working there, as long as he doesn't tell Mary that George also plays the slots.
929"The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian"Kabir AkhtarStory by : Jeremy Howe & Marie Cheng & Ben Slaughter
Teleplay by : Nick Bakay & Yael Glouberman & Alex Ayers
December 9, 2021 (2021-12-09)T12.172096.96[99]
Missy ends up with the yips, getting in her head too much and ruining her pitching game. Sheldon gets the yips on one easy question in his midterm test. Talking with George and Georgie doesn't help, as he cannot figure it out while re-doing the test. Sheldon finds Bob Ross painting on television, calming him. The test goes perfectly on his third attempt, much to Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter's relief. Dale can cure Missy's yips by insulting her for being a girl, making Missy angry, and restoring her pitching skill. Meanwhile, George fixes things around Brenda Sparks' house, encouraged by Mary. Both George and Brenda try to be nice to each other though George worries they might be starting to cross the line again. Talking with Principal Petersen at the bar, George considers setting him up with Brenda.
9310"An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room"Melissa Joan HartStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Nadiya Chettiar & Connor Kilpatrick
January 6, 2022 (2022-01-06)T12.172107.39[100]
Due to a four-hour gap between his classes, Sheldon is given his private dorm room. Running into fellow student Sam, she says he gets undeserved special treatment, and nobody likes him because of his arrogance. Talking with Dr. Sturgis about humans being social creatures, Sheldon decides to experiment to see if people will like him more. After letting Sam use the room to study, word spreads Sheldon has a free room. He allows couples to use it to study, unaware of why they want it. When his parents find out, they tell him people are using it to waste time, convincing Sheldon to stop lending it out. Meanwhile, a glitch in the slot machines lets June win $11,000. Unable to pay it, Connie is forced to let June become a partner in her casino business. June and Georgie support each other's ideas for the place. Connie tries to talk Georgie to her side, but he says Connie hates anything she doesn't think of herself. Georgie adds a small disco ball, further angering Connie.
9411"A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Marie Cheng
January 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)T12.172117.70[101]
Mary has Sheldon and Missy attend an overnight church lock-in. With Billy also attending, George feels nervous that he could meet Brenda without anyone knowing. Mary also tries to avoid being alone with Pastor Rob while chaperoning the event. George takes Principal Petersen out and runs into Brenda anyway. George awkwardly leaves. Mary and Pastor Rob bond while smoking cigarettes outside. George sees them together and leaves without Mary knowing he was there. Missy tricks Sheldon into hiding in a closet, and he falls asleep there. Georgie meets a woman, Mandy, (Emily Osment), at the laundromat, who says she is 25. Claiming he is 21, he takes her on a date, which goes well. When Mandy reveals she is actually 29, Georgie keeps quiet about his own age.
9512"A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance"Beth McCarthy-MillerStory by : Steve Holland & Nick Bakay & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan & Nadiya Chettiar
January 20, 2022 (2022-01-20)T12.172127.98[102]
Mary runs into Mr. Lundy who has a pink Cadillac from selling Mary Kay makeup products. He talks Mary into selling for him. She initially gets one sale to the high school librarian Ms. Hutchins. Mr. Lundy talks Mary into selling to the women in her Bible Study group. Mary succeeds, but later has a guilt-ridden dream for doing so, and quits being a seller. Sheldon is on Spring Break from college when he hears about a three-day comic convention. Unable to get an adult to go with him, Sheldon decides to rebel and take a bus to the convention. Seeing someone from his local comic shop and his old science teacher Mr. Givens, they debate the merits of Lost in Space, Star Trek and The Next Generation. Sheldon enjoys the trip though gets in trouble afterwards for sneaking out.
9613"A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Marie Cheng
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick
January 27, 2022 (2022-01-27)T12.172137.73[103]
Sheldon meets Oscar and Darren, undergrads in the dorm room next door to his. Finding they have many things in common like video games, Sheldon likes hanging out with them. Meanwhile, George's job is at risk due to parents who are unhappy with the football team's performance. George's meeting with them doesn't go well. A stressed-out George lets Sheldon stay overnight to play Dungeons & Dragons at the dorm without consulting Mary. Though annoyed, Mary is able to talk to George and give him a sincere hug when she learns what is bothering him. Mary later goes to get Sheldon herself, as he is about to vomit from too much candy and root beer. Also, after clothes shopping, Missy is made fun of at school and accidentally injures herself trying to shave her legs. Connie patches her up and promises to show her how to do it safely, cheering Missy up.
9714"A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles"Michael JuddStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Nadiya Chettiar
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Jeremy Howe & Connor Kilpatrick
February 24, 2022 (2022-02-24)T12.172146.95[104]
Drs. Linkletter, Sturgis and Sheldon are constantly arguing over their project. Tired of being in the middle, President Hagemeyer brings in Dr. Carol Lee (Ming-Na Wen) to take charge. While both men fall in line, Sheldon is upset she isn't implementing any of his ideas. Dr. Lee bonds with President Hagemeyer about being women in male-dominated fields, while Sheldon's attempt to alter the project drastically backfires. Meanwhile, Mary is given a free lottery ticket but immediately throws it away; Missy finds it and begins scratching it before Mary confiscates it. She proceeds to finish it and ends up winning $500. Mary doesn't want to use it for anything fun or practical, hating gambling. Connie talks to her about putting a damper on things and growing apart from George, while George mentions to Principal Petersen that he saw Mary seem to be happier talking with Pastor Rob. George agrees to let Mary do what she sees fit. They buy a new dishwasher for the family, which everyone (except Missy) enjoys.
9815"A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number"Alex ReidStory by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Holland & Eric Kaplan & Marie Cheng
March 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)T12.172156.48[105]
Sheldon and Drs. Sturgis and Linkletter go on a three-day road trip to a telescope near Fort Davis. On the way, Dr. Sturgis tries to drive and runs over an armadillo. Ending up in a biker bar, Sheldon is able to help his colleagues, though the armadillo dies. After burying it they drive on with mariachi music in tribute to the armadillo. Missy is annoyed Sheldon gets to do whatever he wants. George tries to take her to Red Lobster, but she doesn't want to be seen in there with him. Eating burgers and bonding later, George lets Missy drive in a parking lot. Meanwhile, Connie finds out Georgie is lying about his age to Mandy. Connie wants him to confess, but Dale admits he may have done the same at Georgie's age. Though he feels conflicted, Georgie keeps quiet while bringing Mandy back to his place in the garage.
9916"A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car"Jaffar MahmoodStory by : Steve Holland & Nadiya Chettiar & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Yael Glouberman
March 10, 2022 (2022-03-10)T12.172166.79[106]
Connie has a lot of money from her gaming room. Unable to put it in the bank, she gives a few hundred dollars to Sheldon and Missy. Sheldon buys three shares in RadioShack, though his ideas for the business don't get very far. He later admits his idea was similar to the attempted Incredible Universe. Missy buys a cotton candy machine and Georgie tells her how to make a profit by selling the candy, though ants later ruin the machine. Dale suggests they take the rest of the money to retire and travel together, but Connie buys a yellow Mazda Miata sports car. Meanwhile, it appears George will be replaced as football coach. Sheldon's college no longer has a football team and no other coaching options are close to where the family lives. Dale offers to let George work in his store on a trial run, and may let George takeover the store eventually. With Connie unwilling to slow down in life, Dale breaks up with her.
10017"A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth"Alex ReidStory by : Chuck Lorre & Jeremy Howe & Eric Kaplan
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Connor Kilpatrick
March 31, 2022 (2022-03-31)T12.172176.93[107]
Paige visits Sheldon's university, stunned that Sheldon has friends in Oscar and Darren, when she is lonely at her own school. She later returns and asks to hideout in Sheldon's dorm room, thinking of dropping out. Missy finds out and tells Mary. Paige is gone when they arrive but thanks Sheldon for helping her. She returned to her mother a few days later. Connie goes drinking with Mary, pretending she is fine with Dale dumping her. At the store, Dale annoys George by asking questions about Connie. Meanwhile, Georgie tells Mandy his true age and she throws him out. Mandy confronts Connie who in turn makes Georgie realize what he did was wrong. The older Sheldon narrates he realizes now parenting is hard as he raises his own children. Georgie goes to talk to Mandy again, who reveals she is pregnant.
10118"Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli"Shiri ApplebyStory by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe & Marie Cheng
April 14, 2022 (2022-04-14)T12.172186.85[108]
Sheldon is upset at the recent death of science-fiction author Isaac Asimov. Dr. Linkletter is a fan and Dr. Sturgis is interested in his novels. Since Sheldon's late grandfather enjoyed the novels as well, Sheldon talks Connie into joining his book club with the two professors to read "Nightfall". Once the two men find out Dale dumped Connie, they flirt with her and both leave her several voicemails. Meanwhile, Georgie tells Dale about Mandy being pregnant; Georgie is the father and Mandy wants to keep it. Dale later urges Georgie to tell George. Missy has her own disastrous experience babysitting Pastor Jeff's baby, alarming Georgie. In the garage, Georgie finally tells his father the truth.
10219"A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband"Alex ReidStory by : Nick Bakay & Nadiya Chettiar & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland
April 21, 2022 (2022-04-21)T12.172197.26[109]
George is shocked and quickly has Georgie tell Mary. Though upset, Mary and George note they did the same when Mary got pregnant with Georgie. Mary informs Connie who is able to convince Mandy to come to dinner with the Coopers; relating how she felt back when Mary got pregnant. The dinner is awkward, with Mary wanting the baby to be raised Baptist and wanting Georgie and Mandy to get married. Mandy and George both think that is a horrible idea while Georgie would be willing to marry her. Mary and George get into an argument about their own marriage. Mandy is thankful for Connie's support though. Mandy later rebuffs Georgie's declaration of love for her. Meanwhile, the truth is hidden from Sheldon and Missy. When they are sent to Brenda Sparks for dinner, Missy and Sheldon start to think George could be dying or their parents could be getting divorced. They later mistakenly think Mary is pregnant.
10320"Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker"Shiri ApplebyStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Jeremy Howe
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick
April 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)T12.172206.91[110]
Mary and George are still bickering. After Connie tells Sheldon and Missy that Mary isn't pregnant, Missy figures out the truth about Georgie. Mary swears the twins to secrecy. Talking about it without specifics, Mary later feels judged by Pastor Jeff. Sheldon cannot hold it and tells an uninterested Dr. Linkletter, George tells Coach Wilkins, Mary tells Pastor Rob and Missy tells a girl at school. Georgie is upset everyone spread it around and Mandy is further angry with him. Georgie has a heartfelt moment with Missy who believes Georgie will be a good father. George is further irritated Mary bonded with Pastor Rob again over this and listens to him when George had earlier given essentially the same advice; but doesn't tell her why he dislikes Pastor Rob. When nobody attends her Bible Study, a sad Mary calls Pastor Rob who says he always has time for her.
10421"White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People"Jeremy HoweStory by : Nick Bakay & Connor Kilpatrick & Marie Cheng
Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Steve Holland
May 12, 2022 (2022-05-12)T12.172216.93[111]
After Missy punches a boy in Sunday school for making fun of her family, Pastor Jeff insists Mary take a leave of absence from working at the church to the objection of both George and Pastor Rob. At home, George disagrees with Mary that Missy should be punished. Pastor Rob stops by and prays with Mary, but Missy comes home interrupting their alone time. Mandy tells Connie her family has disowned her for being pregnant and invites her to accompany her to her medical examination. At the clinic, Georgie showed up despite being uninvited and after some bickering was allowed to stay, while Connie offers to cover the cost of Mandy's prenatal care. George is upset that Mary saw Pastor Rob again in private and storms out of the door. After Sheldon informs President Hagemeyer of his family troubles, Mary snaps at President Hagemeyer over the phone. Missy hugs and supports her mother, later covering for George's absence to her brothers and asking God to bless Mary.
10522"A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future"Alex ReidStory by : Steve Holland & Eric Kaplan & Yael Glouberman
Teleplay by : Steven Molaro & Nick Bakay & Nadiya Chettiar
May 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)T12.172227.06[112]
George finds out that the high school offered his job to Coach Wilkins and quits. Working at Dale's store won't be enough to make ends meet, so George and Mary both hit the newspaper's classifieds, without much luck. To George's surprise, Mary later gets a job working with Brenda Sparks at the bowling alley after revealing she is desperate for one good thing. Georgie wants to make extra money for the baby and comes up with the idea to sell cigarettes in the gaming room. Connie goes with him to Mexico for a cheap supply. Connie later calls George, saying that she and Georgie got arrested over the border. Meanwhile, Sheldon gets his first pimple, alarming him about puberty and pending adulthood. President Hagemeyer and Dr. Linkletter end up missing their youth. Sheldon later has a nightmare that he becomes each of his parents, Connie and Georgie, all adults who seem miserable to him. Missy is able to calm Sheldon, getting him to focus on things he's looking forward to in adulthood and that he can scientifically explore this new phase of life. In turn, Sheldon buys his first Flash graphic t-shirt.

Ratings

Season 1

Viewership and ratings per episode of List of Young Sheldon episodes
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(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
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Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" September 25, 2017 3.8/13 17.21[8] 1.7 5.25 5.5 22.46[113]
2 "Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System" November 2, 2017 2.2/8 12.66[9] 1.1 3.89 3.3 16.74[114]
3 "Poker, Faith, and Eggs" November 9, 2017 2.2/8 12.39[10] 1.2 4.07 3.4 16.47[115]
4 "A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage" November 16, 2017 2.0/8 11.83[11] 1.2 3.54 3.2 15.37[116]
5 "A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom" November 23, 2017 2.6/11 11.43[12] 1.3 4.10 3.9 15.53[117]
6 "A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac" November 30, 2017 2.1/8 12.11[13] 1.0 3.60 3.1 15.71[118]
7 "A Brisket, Voodoo and Cannonball Run" December 7, 2017 2.2/8 12.49[14] 1.1 3.71 3.3 16.20[119]
8 "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair" December 14, 2017 2.0/8 11.64[15] N/A N/A N/A N/A
9 "Spock, Kirk, and Testicular Hernia" December 21, 2017 1.8/8 11.32[16] N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 "An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo" January 4, 2018 2.6/10 14.70[17] 1.1 3.73 3.7 18.43[120]
11 "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" January 11, 2018 2.6/10 14.17[18] 1.1 3.81 3.7 17.99[121]
12 "A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer" January 18, 2018 2.4/9 13.33[19] 1.2 4.04 3.6 17.37[122]
13 "A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek" February 1, 2018 2.3/9 12.92[20] 1.3 4.03 3.6 16.95[123]
14 "Potato Salad, a Broomstick, and Dad's Whiskey" March 1, 2018 2.1/8 12.42[21] 1.3 4.30 3.4 16.72[124]
15 "Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman" March 8, 2018 2.1/9 12.52[22] 1.2 4.09 3.3 16.61[125]
16 "Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine" March 29, 2018 2.0/9 11.91[23] 1.2 4.06 3.2 15.97[126]
17 "Jiu-Jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-Hoo" April 5, 2018 1.9/8 11.66[24] 1.2 4.02 3.1 15.69[127]
18 "A Mother, A Child, and a Blue Man's Backside" April 12, 2018 1.9/8 11.70[25] 1.1 3.67 3.0 15.37[128]
19 "Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple" April 19, 2018 1.9/8 11.67[26] 1.1 3.89 3.0 15.56[129]
20 "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish" April 26, 2018 1.8/7 11.15[27] 1.0 3.62 2.8 14.78[130]
21 "Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza" May 3, 2018 1.9/8 11.67[28] 1.2 3.76 3.1 15.44[131]
22 "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set" May 10, 2018 2.2/9 12.44[29] 1.1 3.96 3.3 16.41[132]

Season 2

Viewership and ratings per episode of List of Young Sheldon episodes
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
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(millions)
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(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels" September 24, 2018 1.7/7 10.58[30] 1.1 3.81 2.8 14.40[133]
2 "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron" September 27, 2018 1.6/7 10.21[31] 0.9 3.42 2.5 13.64[133]
3 "A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens" October 4, 2018 1.8/9 10.68[32] 1.0 3.54 2.8 14.23[134]
4 "A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce" October 11, 2018 1.8/8 11.18[33] 0.9 3.32 2.7 14.51[135]
5 "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" October 18, 2018 1.7/7 11.00[34] 0.9 3.37 2.6 14.37[136]
6 "Seven Deadly Sins and a Small Carl Sagan" October 25, 2018 1.7/7 10.96[35] 0.9 3.49 2.6 14.46[137]
7 "Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon" November 1, 2018 1.7/7 11.07[36] 0.9 3.42 2.6 14.50[138]
8 "An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius" November 8, 2018 1.8/7 11.00[37] 1.0 3.68 2.8 14.68[139]
9 "Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero" November 15, 2018 1.8/7 10.77[38] 1.0 3.72 2.8 14.49[140]
10 "A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts" December 6, 2018 1.6/7 10.91[39] 1.0 3.57 2.6 14.48[141]
11 "A Race of Superhumans and a Letter to Alf" January 3, 2019 1.7/7 10.95[40] 0.9 3.52 2.6 14.47[142]
12 "A Tummy Ache and a Whale of a Metaphor" January 10, 2019 1.9/8 12.05[41] 0.8 3.27 2.7 15.33[143]
13 "A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey" January 17, 2019 1.7/7 11.46[42] 1.0 3.62 2.7 15.09[144]
14 "David, Goliath, and a Yoo-hoo from the Back" January 31, 2019 1.8/8 11.58[43] 0.8 3.19 2.7 14.78[145]
15 "A Math Emergency and Perky Palms" February 7, 2019 2.0/9 12.06[44] 1.0 3.65 3.0 15.79[146]
16 "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" February 21, 2019 1.7/8 11.31[45] 0.9 3.56 2.6 14.87[147]
17 "Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary" March 7, 2019 1.7/8 11.57[46] 1.0 3.78 2.7 15.35[148]
18 "A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow" April 4, 2019 1.5/7 10.50[47] 0.9 3.29 2.4 13.79[149]
19 "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" April 25, 2019 1.4/7 10.46[48] 0.9 3.52 2.3 13.98[150]
20 "A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross" May 2, 2019 1.5/8 10.73[49] 0.8 3.29 2.3 14.03[151]
21 "A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster" May 9, 2019 1.5/8 10.48[50] 0.8 3.24 2.3 13.73[152]
22 "A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast" May 16, 2019 2.1/10 13.60[51] 1.0 3.99 3.1 17.59[153]

Season 3

Viewership and ratings per episode of List of Young Sheldon episodes
No. Title Air date Rating/share
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(millions)
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Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes" September 26, 2019 1.1/6 8.24[52] 0.7 3.00 1.8 11.24[154]
2 "A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board" October 3, 2019 1.0/6 8.35[53] 0.6 2.70 1.6 11.05[155]
3 "An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom" October 10, 2019 1.0/5 7.63[54] 0.6 2.85 1.6 10.48[156]
4 "Hobbitses, Physicses and a Ball with Zip" October 17, 2019 1.0/5 7.94[55] 0.6 2.75 1.6 10.69[157]
5 "A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship" October 24, 2019 1.1/5 8.66[56] 0.7 2.75 1.8 11.41[158]
6 "A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm" November 7, 2019 1.1/6 8.83[57] 0.6 2.79 1.7 11.62[159]
7 "Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting" November 14, 2019 1.2/6 9.05[58] 0.5 2.88 1.7 11.93[160]
8 "The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's" November 21, 2019 1.0/5 8.38[59] 0.6 2.93 1.6 11.31[161]
9 "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" December 5, 2019 1.1/6 8.39[60] 0.5 2.47 1.6 10.86[162]
10 "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib" December 12, 2019 1.0/6 8.21[61] 0.5 2.60 1.5 10.81[163]
11 "A Live Chicken, a Fried Chicken and Holy Matrimony" January 9, 2020 1.0/5 7.57[62] 0.6 3.02 1.6 10.59[164]
12 "Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit" January 16, 2020 1.0/6 8.88[63] 0.5 2.58 1.5 11.46[165]
13 "Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains" January 30, 2020 1.0/5 8.64[64] 0.5 2.89 1.5 11.53[166]
14 "A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel" February 6, 2020 1.0 8.98[65] 0.5 2.55 1.5 11.53[167]
15 "A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub" February 13, 2020 1.0 8.89[66] 0.5 2.78 1.5 11.67[168]
16 "Pasadena" February 20, 2020 1.0 9.11[67] 0.5 2.64 1.5 11.75[169]
17 "An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell" March 5, 2020 0.9 8.55[68] 0.6 2.79 1.5 11.34[170]
18 "A Couple Bruised Ribs and a Cereal Box Ghost Detector" March 12, 2020 1.1 8.88[69] 0.5 2.74 1.6 11.62[171]
19 "A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff" April 2, 2020 1.3 10.06[70] 0.5 2.44 1.8 12.50[172]
20 "A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge" April 16, 2020 1.0 9.57[71] 0.6 2.65 1.6 12.22[173]
21 "A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat" April 30, 2020 1.1 10.14[72] 0.5 2.49 1.6 12.64[174]

Season 4

Viewership and ratings per episode of List of Young Sheldon episodes
No. Title Air date Rating
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(millions)
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(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Graduation" November 5, 2020 0.7 6.77[73] 0.5 2.54 1.2 9.31[175]
2 "A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton" November 12, 2020 0.8 7.40[74] 0.5 2.46 1.3 9.86[176]
3 "Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken" November 19, 2020 0.8 7.30[75] N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love" December 3, 2020 0.8 7.57[76] 0.4 2.17 1.2 9.74[177]
5 "A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On" December 17, 2020 0.7 6.86[77] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper" January 21, 2021 0.8 7.38[78] N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 "A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You" February 11, 2021 0.9 7.59[79] 0.3 2.25 1.2 9.84[178]
8 "An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles" February 18, 2021 0.8 7.72[80] 0.3 2.06 1.1 9.78[179]
9 "Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey" February 25, 2021 1.0 7.87[81] 0.4 2.28 1.4 10.15[180]
10 "Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts" March 4, 2021 0.9 7.71[82] 0.4 2.19 1.3 9.90[181]
11 "A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles" March 11, 2021 0.7 6.49[83] 0.4 2.10 1.2 8.59[182]
12 "A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science" April 1, 2021 0.7 6.64[84] 0.3 1.63 1.0 8.27[183]
13 "The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education" April 8, 2021 0.8 6.95[85] 0.3 2.02 1.1 8.97[184]
14 "Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency" April 15, 2021 0.8 7.46[86] N/A N/A N/A N/A
15 "A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities" April 22, 2021 0.7 7.01[87] 0.3 2.16 1.0 9.17[185]
16 "A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips" April 29, 2021 0.7 7.34[88] 0.3 1.95 1.0 9.29[186]
17 "A Black Hole" May 6, 2021 0.6 6.64[89] 0.3 2.10 0.9 8.74[187]
18 "The Wild and Woolly World of Nonlinear Dynamics" May 13, 2021 0.7 7.21[90] 0.3 1.99 1.1 9.20[188]

Season 5

Viewership and ratings per episode of List of Young Sheldon episodes
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1 "One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires" October 7, 2021 0.7 7.12[91] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism" October 14, 2021 0.7 6.54[92] 0.4 2.47 1.0 9.00[189]
3 "Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench" October 21, 2021 0.6 6.36[93] 0.3 2.42 1.0 8.78[190]
4 "Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room" October 28, 2021 0.7 7.23[94] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Stuffed Animals and A Sweet Southern Syzygy" November 4, 2021 0.7 7.12[95] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones" November 11, 2021 0.7 7.04[96] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel" November 18, 2021 0.7 6.95[97] 0.3 2.19 1.0 9.14[191]
8 "The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin" December 2, 2021 0.6 6.59[98] 0.3 2.28 1.0 8.87[192]
9 "The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian" December 9, 2021 0.7 6.96[99] 0.3 2.02 0.9 8.98[193]
10 "An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room" January 6, 2022 0.7 7.39[100] TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 "A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit" January 13, 2022 0.7 7.70[101] TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 "A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance" January 20, 2022 0.8 7.98[102] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender" January 27, 2022 0.7 7.73[103] TBD TBD TBD TBD
14 "A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles" February 24, 2022 0.6 6.95[104] TBD TBD TBD TBD
15 "A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number" March 3, 2022 0.6 6.48[105] TBD TBD TBD TBD
16 "A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car" March 10, 2022 0.6 6.79[106] TBD TBD TBD TBD
17 "A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth" March 31, 2022 0.6 6.93[107] TBD TBD TBD TBD
18 "Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli" April 14, 2022 0.6 6.85[108] TBD TBD TBD TBD
19 "A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband" April 21, 2022 0.6 7.26[109] TBD TBD TBD TBD
20 "Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker" April 28, 2022 0.6 6.91[110] TBD TBD TBD TBD
21 "White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People" May 12, 2022 0.6 6.93[111] TBD TBD TBD TBD
22 "A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future" May 19, 2022 0.7 7.06[112] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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