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Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 18 review: Jim Parsons' narrated series seems to take a turn for good

The new episode titled, 'Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli' is all about Georgie knocking up his older girlfriend, Mandy, which sometimes sidelines Sheldon's storyline. It draws more references from the parent show, The Big Bang Theory.

  • Akhila Damodaran

Last Updated: 10.21 AM, Apr 16, 2022

Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 18 review: Jim Parsons' narrated series seems to take a turn for good
A still from Young Sheldon Season 5 Episode 18


Episode 18 of Season 5, titled, 'Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli' is about Sheldon dealing with the death of his childhood hero, Georgie's reaction to Mandy's pregnancy and Missy getting her first babysitting job.


After a small hiatus, at least, it was just one week this time, the prequel series to The Big Bang Theory returned with the new episode, titled, 'Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli'.

The new episode opens with Sheldon waking up to the news that his childhood hero, prolific science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov has died. He is surprised to learn that nobody in his family knows about him. He then starts a book club with Dr Sturgis and Dr. Grant Linkletter and convinces his Meemaw to be a part of the club as her late husband Charlie introduced Sheldon to his work. This is also the first time Sheldon has referred to his Pop Pop in the show, the most favourite person of Sheldon who died when he was five years old. Sheldon has mentioned him a few times on The Big Bang Theory.

Connie aka Meemaw agrees to be a part of the club and instead, gets hit on by Sheldon's two professors after they learn that she has broken up with Dale. Sheldon, as usual, does not understand what is happening and Connie walks out of the club meeting. The way two professors set some ground rules and try and pursue Connie might look adorable but at the same time, annoying, thanks to the great performance by Annie Potts.

As George Cooper juggles between the two jobs, he is hardly seen around in the house and feels jealous when his son Georgie takes advice from his boss and Connie's ex-boyfriend Dale. George asks him what is bothering him and he finally caves in and tells him that he got a girl pregnant. George is seen losing his cool and tearing his shirt off, which was a little over the top. Though it was meant to get some chuckles, it may seem a little irritating and makes it predictable that Georgie is only hallucinating.

Missy catches Mary red-handed when she learns that Mary has lied to Jeff Pastor about her interest in babysitting his child. Mary seems skeptical but lets Missy take up the job but Missy soon realises that she cannot handle it. She returns home with a top filled with vomit and food, which freaks out Georgie even more. Missy takes a pledge that this will be the first and last time that she is going to babysit.

The episode ends with Georgie finally opening up to his father. The cliffhanger moment was predictable but leaves you wanting to know more if Mandy is Georgie's first wife that Sheldon mentions in the finale of The Big Bang Theory.


The story gets interesting. The episode ends with a perfect cliffhanger moment, leaving you curious to find out how does the Sr and Jr George's conversation go.