Young Sheldon season 5 is set to return after a two-week hiatus with CBS releasing a new trailer revealing Sheldon butting heads with Ming-Na Wen.
A new Young Sheldon season 5 teaser trailer reveals Sheldon (Iain Armitage) going up against guest star, Ming-Na Wen. The Marvel and Star Wars actress, who recently starred on The Book of Boba Fett as Fennec Shand, joins The Big Bang Theory franchise as Dr. Carol Lee — East Texas Tech’s director of experimental cosmology. And somehow, the socially-inept genius finds himself butting heads with her.
Young Sheldon season 5 premiered later than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, and despite that, fans seem to enjoy where the show’s story is heading. Instead of focusing solely on its titular character, CBS has had more balanced storytelling this year, giving each member of Sheldon’s family their own respective arcs, particularly George’s (Lance Barber) budding affair with Brenda (Melissa Peterman). As the sitcom enters its final stretch for season 5, the spotlight is gradually shifting back to its titular character as he gets into new experiences as a college student.
Following a two-week hiatus to give way to the Winter Olympics hosted by Beijing, China, Young Sheldon season 5 is finally returning with a brand-new episode. Titled “A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles,” the outing will see Sheldon getting into a mysterious conflict with Lee. Check out the clip shared by TV Promos on YouTube below:
According to the Young Sheldon episode’s synopsis, Lee will be one of the new teachers in the lab. As seen in the promo, Sheldon meets her there with Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley Jr.) and Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), who’s interestingly back in East Texas Tech after a while. Elsewhere, Mary (Zoe Perry) gets a free lotto ticket, although not much else is revealed regarding this particular narrative. In any case, it’s something that the family might need considering that George is currently on the cusp of being fired as the coach of Medford High School’s football team. Whether or not he gets booted out is uncertain. It wasn’t something that Sheldon talked about on The Big Bang Theory, but it could ultimately cause George to spiral and become the bad dad he supposedly was.
Young Sheldon has been criticized for consistently contradicting the established continuity on The Big Bang Theory. But recently, it has become better, even providing fun backstories to Sheldon’s oddest quirks and practices. That being said, it needs to be careful not to overdevelop his character since he was arguably his rudest when the original sitcom began. Otherwise, there won’t be a smooth narrative transition between the shows, which might be something that CBS is trying to do with the prequel now confirmed to run until at least season 7.
Source: TV Promos/YouTube
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