Spoilers under for the most recent episode of Younger Sheldon, titled “Poker, Religion and Eggs.”
Since driving scenes add an additional little bit of expense and hassle for productions, there are tons of TV characters which have by no means been seen driving a automotive. However The Massive Bang Principle arrange one thing somewhat totally different with Sheldon hardly ever getting behind the steering wheel, in that he immediately refuses to take action. He is had a troubled relationship with driver’s licenses for a few years, and tonight’s episode of Young Sheldon acquired to the underside of the place that aversion to driving first got here into existence. It was all on account of a hazardous pleasure(much less) trip with George Jr.
“Poker, Religion and Eggs” introduced concerning the introduction of Annie Potts as Sheldon’s beloved Meemaw, and it was certainly in her automotive the place Sheldon first made the psychological word to depart driving on life’s again burner. Meemaw wasn’t the one placing the automotive by mailboxes and rubbish cans, although, with the excessive schooler George Jr. answerable for the poor job of safely escorting his brother and sister to the hospital. The sluggish and tediously damaging trip was famous by Sheldon as being the precise motive why he’d by no means realized to drive a automotive. Appeared like a little bit of an overreaction to a wild trip with an inexperienced driver, however I assume that is as Sheldon-esque as anything.
It is lengthy been famous inside The Massive Bang Principle that Sheldon did not be taught something about driving throughout his formative teen years. Season 2 had an episode dedicated to everybody making an attempt to pressure Sheldon into driving, which netted in him getting a allow…that he by no means used. At one other level, he needed to drive Penny to the hospital, which led to a complete jail scenario after he insulted a choose.
Oddly sufficient, it was simply final 12 months that The Massive Bang Principle made Sheldon reveal to Amy that he’d gotten his driver’s license two years earlier, and that he continued having others cart him round as a result of he favored feeling vital with all of the chauffeuring. That was already an enormous deal, and it throws a bizarre wrench into how Sheldon narrated things on Younger Sheldon. I imply, it is not not possible to acquire a license by solely gaining cursory information of how one can drive, versus absolutely studying how one can drive, thus technically making the declare true. However that looks like a stretch. However, although, it will imply Sheldon’s narration is not occurring in probably the most present level of the timeline, which is form of fascinating.
Additionally fascinating, after all, is the truth that Lance Barber’s George Cooper Sr. had a coronary heart assault, which is a few mighty distressing foreshadowing for the fatal turns coming to Sheldon’s household life within the near-ish future. Maybe the timing of that additionally performs into why Sheldon prevented vehicles for many of his life. We’ll seemingly discover out sooner or later, since Young Sheldon‘s ratings are by the roof, which means it’s going to seemingly final eternally.