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Meemaw’s Young Sheldon Season 7 Joke Was Far Darker Than It Seemed
2024/04/29

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Attention: This article includes spoilers for episode 9 of season 7 of Young Sheldon. While the biggest tragedy in Young Sheldon season 7 has yet to happen, the show hinted at a sad twist with a bleak joke. Young Sheldon doesn't always follow The Big Bang Theory's storyline exactly, but it does keep important details intact. The characters on Young Sheldon are different from their counterparts in The Big Bang Theory, but the spinoff mostly stays true to Sheldon's upbringing. Maintaining this balance has become challenging as Young Sheldon nears its conclusion in season 7. The season finale will clear up some major inconsistencies in the show's canon.

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In episode 4, "Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker," the show clarified George Sr's affair as a misunderstanding. Similarly, episode 7, "A Proper Wedding and Skeletons in the Closet," explained Meemaw's character shift and her arrest for running an illegal gambling operation. The show justified Meemaw's less rebellious nature in The Big Bang Theory. However, the biggest inconsistency remains unresolved: George Sr's death. According to The Big Bang Theory, George Sr passed away when Sheldon was a teen, suggesting his impending demise in Young Sheldon. Episode 9, "A Fancy Article and a Scholarship for a Baby," featured a dinner scene where Meemaw joked about George Sr's weight, adding a dark tone to the story.

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The potential cause of George Sr's death is foreshadowed in earlier episodes, hinting at a heart attack. The show may decide to change the cause of his death, keeping viewers guessing. Meemaw and George Sr's strained relationship adds complexity to the storyline, making the upcoming resolution even more poignant. Young Sheldon season 7 airs on Thursdays at 8pm ET on CBS.

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