Big Bang Theory Plot Hole Saves Young George Sheldon’s Story From Getting Worse

George is having a terrible year in season 5 of Young Sheldon, but luckily a plot hole in Big Bang Theory keeps him from getting any worse.

Warning! SPOILERS for Young Sheldon season 5.

Between having complicated feelings for Brenda and potentially getting fired, George is having a bad year in Young Sheldon – however, a The Big Bang Theory the plot hole keeps it from getting worse. Although they exist in the same reality, the two CBS sitcoms have a lot of inconsistencies between them. This caused The Big Bang Theory fans to walk away from its prequel series. Even so, one particular continuity issue may just save George. Young Sheldon season 5 story to get worse.

Patriarch Cooper started the year on a bad note. After spending a borderline inappropriate night at the bar with Brenda Sparks (Melissa Peterman), he ended up in the hospital after suffering a mini heart attack. Since then, he’s struggled to keep up his growing attraction to his neighbor, but it doesn’t get any easier, especially considering how he’s treated at home. Not only did he argue with Meemaw (Annie Potts) and Mary (Zoe Perry), Young SheldonMissy (Raegan Revord) also went after George. In Young Sheldon season 5, episode 13, he learned that he was also about to lose his job.


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Suffice it to say, George’s year has been bad and from what’s revealed on The Big Bang Theory, it’s supposed to get worse, because it’s also the same year he’s supposed to suffer an injury. When Sheldon was 12, he began conducting stair height experiments to prove that if a stair tread is two millimeters or more, it is likely to cause people to trip. He learned he was right when his father fell and broke his collarbone. However, the good thing: there is little or no chance that Young Sheldon will address this particular story, as the Coopers currently live in a bungalow. There is no other place where this can take place since father and son spend most of their days apart as Sheldon now goes to East Texas Tech while George works at Medford High School.

Young Sheldon Season 5 George

According to what happened in Yyoung Sheldon season 4 finale, that doesn’t mean George’s year doesn’t end with another heartbreak. Over the past two years, The Big Bang Theory spin-off actively worked to portray him as a victim of his circumstances. On several occasions now he has admitted that he is not happy and deeply unhappy with the turn of his life. It didn’t help that he was often neglected or harassed at home by his wife and children. Like Young Sheldon building towards his eventual cheating scandal, it looks like the show is trying to vindicate him by slowly breaking his spirits. Maybe he finally commits adultery and acts on his attraction to Brenda. There is also the possibility of him getting fired from his job.

However George Young Sheldon Season 5’s story ends, at least it probably won’t be with him healing a broken collarbone. Certainly, The Big Bang Theorythe portrayal of him was unfair and inaccurate. For once, the original sitcom may have just made her life easier in the prequel spin-off.

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Young Sheldon airs every Thursday on CBS.

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