Warning: This article contains spoilers from Thursday’s episode of Young Sheldon.
Young SheldonGeorge and Brenda aren’t doing anything wrong, but they sure feel dirty about what they are to be doing.
In Season 5 Episode 2, George’s mother-in-law, Connie, runs into Brenda at the local market, and Herschel’s ex seems horribly guilty of something. After that, a suspicious Connie confronts George and asks if something is wrong with Brenda. “I was just talking about what happened to you guys at the bar the other day, and she got a little weird,” explains Connie — that’s when her son-in-law gets just as weird and runs out the door with her. Once Connie is gone, George calls Brenda and tells her they need to tell their story about what happened at the bar.
Connie, meanwhile, goes to Nate’s Roadhouse to ask bartender Nick what did or didn’t happen between George and Brenda.
“I spend a lot of money here, don’t I?” she reminds Nick. “So if my son-in-law did something stupid here, I should know, right? … Before going to the hospital, did he do something stupid here?”
“He was just hanging out,” Nick assures her. But as soon as she leaves, Nick calls George and warns him that his mother-in-law was there. This prompts George to confront Connie about her suspicions.
“If you want to accuse me of something, say it to my face,” he says.
“Okay fine!” she answers. “You got into a fight with your wife, you end up in a bar with Brenda Sparks, and now you’re both acting weird about it.”
But George assures her that nothing happened that night. “We’re two people who went to the same bar,” he exclaims. “That is it!”
“It could be better!” Connie jumps back.
“Connie, I get it,” George says. “You’re protecting your daughter. But hear me when I say nothing happened… and I don’t appreciate you poking around behind my back.’
Connie apologizes and says she was wrong. She assures George that they are “good,” but they are anything but. “I’m fine, my ass,” she whispers under her breath.
Afterwards, George and Brenda gather in Billy’s chicken coop to talk privately. George tells her that Connie was asking questions, but he passed it off. However, it’s probably best if they don’t go to the bar at the same time for a while. In the end, they make it easy on themselves and have a long conversation, like they did on their night out. This time, however, they are not interrupted by chest pain, but by the arrival of Billy. George and Brenda get tense and George has to hide. But it’s not like they’re doing anything wrong… right?
What did you think of Thursday? Young Sheldon? And do you think the show would continue to explore George and Brenda’s band if it wasn’t leading? somewhere? Hit the comments with your reactions.