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Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 12 review: A seamlessly boring episode with story that leads nowhere

A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance has some reference to its parent series The Big Bang Theory. While Sheldon learns about Comic-Con and it explores his first experience dressing up as Spock, the episode does not really have enough to offer.

2.5rating
  • Akhila Damodaran

Last Updated: 02.26 PM, Jan 21, 2022

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Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 12 review: A seamlessly boring episode with story that leads nowhere
Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 12

Story:

The latest episode of Young Sheldon, A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance, is about Mary's salesman job and how it turns into a nightmare while Sheldon decides to go on a four-hour bus ride for a Comic convention alone. 

Review:

The prequel to the hit series The Big Bang Theory isn't that popular option among many people but it does make for a good run. But Season 5 of the series with a very little story to develop is a lot. So, the makers of Young Sheldon have again resorted to some of the references to its parent series. It might save the show sometimes but still makes the story drag.   

The new episode titled 'A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance' talks about Sheldon's obsession with comic books and his first attempt at attending the comic convention, which he failed miserably after his parents realise that he lied and got out of the house. Sheldon, the annoying Mr Smarty Pants that he is, called up everyone to ask if they could accompany him to the comic con as Mary told him he could only go if he has an adult with him, even calls the president of the university. The college authority seems to have been relieved having a 'spring break' from Sheldon. Sheldon talks about discovering his love for comics and learning about the conventions, which he always attended with his Pasadena friends in The Big Bang Theory.

The episode is not even funny. At least, comedy was a save for the show but it seems to deteriorate in that department too. The entire episode focuses on Mary and Sheldon, especially Mary. It might seem like a great idea since she has never really been the focus of an episode. She is seen trying to get rich by selling makeup but her new business plan turns into a nightmare after the God-fearing Mary gets all religious and starts feeling guilty to have her group trick into buying makeup. 

The reference to Pink Cadillac is sexist. George calls owning a pink car in Texas a 'bold move'.

The series seems to have lost any scope to tell the further story of Sheldon, except for occasional references to the Big Bang. The latest episode does not talk about the status of George and Brenda's relationship or if she has decided to take things ahead with Tom, as indicated in the earlier episode.

Verdict:

The story is leading nowhere. The series seems to be a drag now with new events happening in the episode with no proper development of characters or their stories.

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