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Young Sheldon Season 7 Episode 2 - ‘A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog’ review

Young Sheldon Season 7 premiered on February 15, 2024, on CBS and on the next day on Amazon Prime Video for Indian viewers. Several actors reprise their roles as seen in the second episode  

Young Sheldon Season 7 Episode 2 - ‘A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog’ review

A still of Sheldon from Episode 2 Season 7 of Young Sheldon

Last Updated: 02.15 PM, Feb 24, 2024


Young Sheldon Season 7 has begun its finale run and it's bittersweet for viewers, who are rewatching every episode to not feel the anxiety of never seeing the Coopers together again. Episode 2, titled 'A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog', focuses on Sheldon again while also highlighting the other characters.

A brief recap of Episode 1, Young Sheldon Season 7

Since the series premiered in 2017, the Coopers have, over time, grabbed everyone's attention, leaving Sheldon, the protagonist, hankering for the spotlight. But this episode offers more breathing space to Sheldon, albeit with a hard lesson or two in tow. Season 7 began with Mary and Sheldon in Germany and the rest of the Coopers battling the aftermath of a tornado.


In this season’s first episode, Mary tried to convince Sheldon to go back home but later gave in after embarrassing him in front of his prestigious German peers. Back in Texas, Missy takes over the role of the family matriarch, which, she realises, is a thankless and endless job. Episode 2 sees some fresh developments.

Sheldon is a dummkopf and needs tutoring

In Episode 2, Sheldon is no longer at the top of the class. His peers laugh at his answers; his professor nicknamed him ‘dummkopf’ (aka dumbhead), and he is pretty behind everybody in class. A sharp yet subtle commentary on the American education system, Sheldon must catch up with all that was never part of his East Texas curriculum in order to remain the best.

And in order to do that, he must endure a very skilled young girl’s tutoring and only listen in class without answering or raising his hands. That's pretty tough for a control freak and perfectionist like Sheldon, but as Jim Parsons’ narrator assures us, the experience was necessary for Sheldon as it made him the man and scientist he went on to be in The Big Bang Theory: obnoxious, yes, but brilliant.

Missy makes a chore chart for the family to follow

As for the Coopers, Missy has taken a different route now. After doing all household work, grocery shopping, and cooking for the family, when she saw how thankless the job is, she decided to step things up and make a chore chart for the entire family. The episode has several references and Easter eggs, like Missy wondering why she should work hard at home for the family as she has not messed up her future yet. But we know her future better, sadly.

Georgie and Meemaw go big for their gambling business

As for Georgie and Meemaw, the two have left the grey zone and decided to go full throttle for the gambling den business by getting a roulette table. Although it is illegal and Georgie is actually terrified, he puts up a brave front and agrees to it with Mandy’s advice. After all, it is hard to say no to an extra $1,000 a night, especially when you are slumming it down in your younger sibling’s bedroom with your fiancé and baby.

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