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Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 8 review: A guilty pleasure watch as Mr Smarty pants gets fooled by college president

The new episode titled 'The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin' has Sheldon believe that his college president Hagemeyer is helpless over the cut in the budget of the science department as she is answerable to the 'grand chancellor'. It is fun to watch him run pillar to post trying to convince a mass of uninterested students to sign his petition against the board's decision.

  • Akhila Damodaran

Last Updated: 02.59 PM, Dec 03, 2021

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Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 8 review: A guilty pleasure watch as Mr Smarty pants gets fooled by college president
Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 8

Story:

Episode 8 which was released after a week's break can be a guilty-pleasure watch as Sheldon is seen getting annoyed and being played out by his college president. Meanwhile, Mary learns about Georgie's involvement in running her mother's illegal gambling business and starts doubting if she has failed as a mother.  

Review:

Episode 8 titled 'The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin' makes for a fun watch as you get to see Sheldon struggling to convince his college that they should not cut down on science requirements. 

The episode opens with Sheldon narrating how much he enjoys meetings and tries to sneak in every board meeting to share his 'words of wisdom' but gets caught every time and thrown out of the room. He annoys his professor and learns that the board has decided to do some cost-cutting, beginning with the science department as per the views of the administration, students and their parents. Upset by it, Sheldon barges into the office of the college president who tells him that she is answerable to her boss, 'grand chancellor' and requests him to help her. Sheldon gets to work, presents a report on why the science department needs the budget and when he realises the grand chancellor hasn't approved it, he even goes on to file a petition and asks his fellow college mates to sign on it but all in vain.  

As you see Sheldon running pillar to post, surprisingly you do not feel bad about it. Instead, it gives you a bit of pleasure to see him so annoyed. Meanwhile, what gets a bit annoying is Mary's too religious and God-fearing attitude. She is seen even more talking about church and God when she learns that Georgie has got into the gambling business with her mother. Sheldon gets caught up in the world of lies and opens up about it with his mother who again says God does not like lying. It just makes you wonder how her family has been tolerating her for so many years. At one point, you feel sorry for her and on the other, you feel irritated. No wonder why George had to start gambling too.

Pastor Jeff is seen recalling his 70s look and describes it as a 'Chia pet', which does draw an image in your head but you wish the makers had created that look. You'd expect at least that look to be out in the climax but the episode ends on a different note. It is surprising and totally unexpected. 

Verdict:

To be honest, it is great to watch genius Sheldon being fooled by the college president. But he gets back at her for it and leaves her shocked. 

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