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“Young Sheldon” Recap: Season 5, Episode 20 – Mary and Pastor Rob


Not too long ago, Mary had a sacrilegious fantasy about youth pastor Rob. And on Thursday Young Sheldongenius boy’s mother turned to mustachioed holy man for consolation — not once, but twice.

George Sr. had advised his wife not to fear what her congregation might think of Georgie having a child out of wedlock. But with tension between the bride and groom at an all-time high — as you’ll recall, last week’s family dinner culminated in a candid discussion of the Coopers’ turbulent union — Mary wasn’t exactly receptive. Later, she confided in Rob, who gave the exact same advice as her husband. Only his advice was accompanied by a filtered cigarette.

Later, when George found out his wife had consulted Rob, he wasn’t the least bit surprised. “Of course,” he scoffed, before pointing out that Mary talks to Rob a lot these days. And once he realized that Rob’s advice was the same as his, Sr. got snippy. “Next time, I’ll put God in there so you’ll be careful,” he said, putting it all together for someone who’s had something of an emotional affair himself.

Shortly after, Mary’s worst nightmare came true. News of Mandy’s pregnancy had spread before her weekly Bible study. No one showed up, and the first thing she thought to do was call Rob.

“Do you have time to talk?” she asked.

“For you? Always,” he replied.

By the end of Thursday’s episode, the entire Cooper clan was aware of Georgie and Mandy’s plight. George had gone to talk to Wayne, Mary to Rob, and Sheldon and Missy to Professor Linkletter and a classmate, respectively. Georgie was rightly pissed when he found out everyone had opened their traps – he was already having a hard enough time convincing Mandy to return her calls, and she hadn’t yet told her parents she was pregnant – and Missy took it upon herself to apologize. She also assured her brother that he would make a great dad.

What did you think of Young Sheldon Season 5, episode 20: “Uncle Sheldon and a hormonal firecracker”? Sound off in the comments.