The latest episode 'An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room' gives you a few chuckles but it adds more new plotlines only to deliberately drag the story for a few more episodes or maybe seasons.
Last Updated: 12.00 PM, Jan 07, 2022
Episode 10 of Young Sheldon Season 5 titled 'An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room', as the name suggests revolves around Sheldon getting a dorm room which he offers to his fellow college mates believing that they are using it for group studies and Meemaw suffering an expensive glitch due to one of her gambling machines. She is then forced to make one of her customers a partner in her illegal business and gets jealous when Georgie sides with her.
The new episode begins with the recap showing how Connie started her gambling business at the back of her laundry service store, hinting at her facing some new challenges. One might wonder what could be a worse challenge than having to deal with Georgie. Well, she ends up losing $11,000 due to a glitch in one of the machines and is forced to make her customer a partner in the business. Connie is seen getting annoyed at Georgie for siding with her.
But the series is of course about Sheldon and how he tests his different theories about socialisation at his college. While he complains to the president of the college and manages to get a dorm room to better utilise the time between his schedules, his dorm room turns into a goof-off room, in Sheldon's words. The way the makers introduce sex to Sheldon in the episode is quite funny and clever. Sheldon calls it 'goof-off' when Mary and George struggle to tell what exactly is going on in his dorm room. Sheldon learns a valuable lesson or two in the episode.
The latest episode also has a lot going on for Meemaw as she is forced to get another person as partner to cover up for the losses after a technical glitch leads a customer to win $11,000. It was like a breath of fresh air amid the annoying scenes of Sheldon testing the power of complaining. When Sheldon starts making a schedule and routine for his fellow college mates to offer his room, one would expect him to get caught by the college authorities and them taking a strict action against him. However, it does not happen so. The writers wanted to probably play safe and get Mary and George involve to let Sheldon know what exactly is going on.
While the episode is certain not to bore you to death but it does feel taxing as the story just keeps dragging with new plotlines. The show has become just bearable.
Season 5 which got the audience hooked by hinting at George's affair is now only deliberately adding more plotlines to run the series for few more episodes.