Young Sheldon (2017–…): Season 1, Episode 15 - Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman - full transcript

Sheldon makes friends with an upperclassmen learning a new field of science. Meanwhile, George Sr. and Mary have a disagreement on Sheldon's new social life.

What are you doing?

I heard you could punch a hole in these

and make them double-sided.

Then it would have more storage?

Yes, but I didn't pay for
a double-sided floppy disk.


So it's an ethical dilemma.

We have to take a shower in
the locker room next period,

and that's what you're worried about?

Actually, I have a bathing
suit under my pants.


That girl just took a
book on geostatistics.

Yeah, so?

That's not required reading
for any science course.

Maybe she wants to
squash a spider with it.

No, look, she's reading it.

Who is this mystery woman?

Should we invite her
to have lunch with us?

I don't know. So far,
it's just been you and me,

and we know that works.

Do we really want to mess with success?

We could think of it as an experiment.

Oh, you do know how to push my buttons.

All right, go ask her.

Why me?

Your lack of testosterone
makes you adorable to women.

I can't argue with that.



My name is Sheldon.

Yeah, you're Sheldon Cooper.

You know who I am?

Well, there's only one
nine-year-old in high school,

and you still have your baby teeth.

She knows who I am. It's going well.

What do you want?

Would you like to have
lunch with me and my friend?


Why else?

So we can have a spirited conversation

about geostatistics.

You really are as
smart as everybody says.

My teeth are small, but my
prefrontal cortex is enormous.

♪ Nobody else is stronger than I am ♪

♪ Yesterday I moved a mountain ♪

♪ I bet I could be your hero ♪

♪ I am a mighty little man ♪

The addition of Libby brought

a level of sophistication
to our lunchtime discussion.

Her mom also packed extra string cheese,

which is a well-known social lubricant.

You're gonna be a geologist.

That's fascinating.

Why'd you choose that?

When I was a little girl,
my grandparents took me

to Carlsbad Caverns, and I was hooked.

Exploring caves, that is super cool.

Disagree. Dark, enclosed
spaces are terrifying.

I get scared putting on a sweatshirt.

- Hmm.
- I've seen it.

Pretty entertaining.

Do you know what you're
going to major in in college?

I'm leaning towards quantum
chromodynamics, but who knows?

A few years ago, I would've
said choo-choo trains.

What about you?

Oh, geology for sure.



When did you decide that?

A long time ago. Eat your apple slices.

So we eat in the library every day.

You're welcome to join us.

It's much better than the cafeteria.

It's quiet, and a lot less
food gets thrown at us.

Yeah. Maybe I'll see y'all tomorrow.


Maybe y'all will.

Bye, Libby.


I'm assimilating.

Shut up.

So how was school today?

Sheldon's got a girlfriend.

- What?
- That's not true.

Oh, yes, it is. I seen him
talking to her at school.

Sheldon Lee Cooper, you dog.

Is she cute?

Compared to what?

What grade is she in?


An older woman.


Most everybody's older than me.

Why is that nice?

So what do you think, George?

Is it time to have "the talk" with him?

What talk?

No talk. Nobody's talking.

If "the talk" is in
regards to human reproduction,

I already understand how that works.

How do you know that?

I told him.

Oh, Lord.

And so,
our little social circle

grew from two to three.

An early example of how
people are just drawn to me.

Are you saying that without geology,

there'd be no theory of evolution?

Charles Lyell taught Charles Darwin

the Earth was much, much
older than anyone thought,

which gave Darwin the
courage to figure out

all species evolved
over billions of years.

That's good. I can use that

to humiliate my pastor at Sunday school.

I don't know what's more beautiful,

your mind or your eyes.

Tam, please.

We're eating.

You know spying on kids is creepy.

I wasn't spying on kids, I
was s-spying on your brother.

Why won't you just go inside?

Well, then, it wouldn't
be spying, now would it?


Oh, what?

You didn't mention she was black.

Was I supposed to?

No, 'course not.

Then why bring it up?

It just wasn't what I was expecting.

What were you expecting?

It's a big school.

Why are you right here?

They've got some books in
there about Martin Luther King.

Maybe you should go read one.


So why did it take people so long

to believe in continental drift,

when it's obvious that
Africa and South America

- fit together like a puzzle?
- No, they don't.

People didn't understand
continental drift

because they didn't
understand seafloor spreading.


I'm both threatened

and delighted by your brain.

I'm just delighted by it.

They do fit.

That's nuts.

"Geologists lead a
sedimentary lifestyle."

Libby, that is a good one.

Can you believe what's
going on with him?

I know.

He's been on the phone with
that girl for almost an hour.

Sheldon's got a girlfriend.

What are the odds?

She's not a girlfriend,

it's more of a mental rapport.

That's where it starts.

I did win you over with
my superior intellect.

It was your motorcycle and you know it.

Good thing it wasn't
your masculine physique,

because that is long gone.

Why do you think I kept the motorcycle?

How come he gets to tie
up the phone and I can't?

Because what is happening
in there is called a miracle,

and God-fearing people do
not get in the way of those.

Hey, Georgie,

if you ever find a girlfriend,

maybe you can go on a double
date with your brother.

She's not his girlfriend.

And I can find one...

I'm just not looking.

Yes, that was a geology joke.

We gotta get that Sports
Illustrated swimsuit issue

away from him before he's
ruined forever.

Oh, Libby, Libby, Libby.

What is happening?

What was happening was,

like many men before me,

I was being seduced by the
exotic world of geology.

♪ I want to rock ♪

♪ Rock ♪

♪ I want to rock ♪

♪ Rock ♪

♪ I want to rock ♪

♪ Rock ♪

♪ Turn it down... ♪

We searched for tektites
in a nearby ravine.

Tektites are natural glass

formed during meteorite impacts.

They also bear a close resemblance

to raccoon feces, so I wisely adopted

a "no touching tektites" policy.

♪ No ♪

♪ So if you ask me... ♪

It's called perfect cleavage

when gypsum separates this cleanly.

I was so proud of Tam

for not making an
immature cleavage joke.

Look at me, I'm touching cleavage.

Until he made one.

And, like Mother Nature's piñata,

geodes contained a
secret surprise inside.

But you didn't have to suffer

through a birthday party to enjoy it.

How's it going?

Well, I think I figured out the problem.

What is it?

I'm a terrible mechanic.

- What's up?
- Well,

Sheldon's been spending
quite a bit of time

with this Libby girl, lately.

Yeah, so?

So isn't he a little young

to be hanging with teenagers?

Oh, he's only young on the outside.

Inside, he's an old man.

I'm being serious.

So am I.

And with that bowtie, he's
old on the outside, too.

Sorry I bothered.

Hang on.

What did you think was gonna happen

when we sent him to high school?

I don't know, that he'd learn stuff,

and then, come back home
and be my baby forever.

Mare, it's good for him.

He may start college in a
couple years, what happens then?

Off the top of my head,
he and I share a dorm room.

You know I'd laugh at that if
I didn't kind of believe you.

What are you doing?

I need to use the bathroom, but
it can get uncivilized in there.

Anyone in there now?

I don't know. I was afraid to find out.

Anybody in here?

Go ahead.

I'll stand guard.

Where have you been all my life?

I don't think so.

I gotta pee.

That's your problem. Keep moving.

- Thank you.
- Happy to help.

Is there any chance you'd be available

to stand guard at 1:45?

You have a bathroom schedule?

You don't?

See you later.

Whoever said the
quickest way to a man's heart

is through his stomach

did not consider his tiny bladder.

I think the best space shuttle
name so far is Discovery.

What about Challenger?

- Too in-your-face.
- Atlantis?

A fictional island that
couldn't stay afloat?

I don't think so.

- There's the Enterprise.
- There is,

and it's on Star Trek, where it belongs.

You know they're
playing a space shuttle movie

at the Museum of Natural Science.

- It's in IMAX.
- I heard about that.

- The screen is supposed to be huge.
- They also have

a great geology exhibit.

Well, it's in Houston...

- How are we gonna get there?
- I'll drive.

Oh, I would love to
see a movie with you.

Don't you need to ask
your parents first?

- No, Sheldon, I don't.
- But won't they worry where you are?

They'll be fine.

Count me in.

Glad you're not my son.

And now he wants to see a
movie in Houston with them.

Why Houston?

I don't know, it's in
MixMax or something.

So you're saying I got
to drive to Houston?

No. This girl Libby's gonna drive.


It's not great, George.

I don't want my little boy in some car

with a teenager behind the wheel.

All high school kids drive.

Yeah? Well, I don't like it.

Would you let me get in a car

with a stranger when I was young?

Well, nobody ever asked you
out, so it didn't really matter.

Hey. I want to talk to you.

Hold on. Let me bring
this into the station

so as not to disappoint my commuters.

They'd like to get
home to their families.

I gave it a lot of thought,
and I'm afraid I can't allow you

to drive to Houston with your friends.


Well, honey, you're still a little boy.

I don't think it's right.

I'm not a little boy.
I'm a high school student.

I'm sorry, I made up my mind.

If you'd really like to see this movie,

I'm willing to drive you.

Maybe we could meet your friends there.

I don't want my mommy to take me.

Well, then, you're not going.

Anger is an ugly emotion.

Unbridled rage even more so.

And when it bubbled up inside me,

I channeled it the only way I knew how.

♪ We're not gonna take it... ♪

I cleaned the house
like a man possessed.

♪ We're not gonna take it ♪

♪ Anymore ♪

♪ We've got the right to choose it ♪

♪ There ain't no way we'll lose it ♪

♪ This is our life ♪

♪ This is our song ♪

I can't hear Oprah!

I don't care!

♪ Don't pick our destiny... ♪

Sheldon, I need to get in there.

Poop at Meemaw's!

♪ Oh, we're not gonna take it ♪

♪ ♪

♪ We're not gonna take it ♪

♪ Anymore ♪

You missed a spot, weirdo.

I see it.

♪ Your gall is never-ending ♪

♪ We don't want nothin' ♪

♪ Not a thing from you ♪

♪ Your life... ♪

What am I supposed to do with this?

Send him over to my house
before he runs out of gas.

All right, I'll make a deal with you.

I'm listening.

You can go to Houston with your friends,

but I want to meet this girl first.

That's very reasonable.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Now, can you please
reach the dryer sheets?

I get vertigo on the step stool.

I've often been accused

of being stubborn and willful,

but sometimes it works like gangbusters.

Please come in.

Have a seat.

You have a beautiful home.

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

I hope you'll forgive
me, I just wanted to meet

the person driving my
nine-year-old son to Houston.

- I understand.
- Me, too.

I wasn't talking to you, Tam.

And I just wanted to make certain

that you've had no traffic tickets

or, heaven forbid, accidents.

No, ma'am. I'm a very safe driver.

- You've got nothing to worry about.
- Good.

Good. Have you made this trip before?

- A few times, yes.
- Mm-hmm.

You smoke marijuana?

- Mom!
- No, ma'am.

Just say no.


I find this very reassuring.

I have to admit,

I had some trepidation, but...

having met you, I'm
feeling a lot better.

Good. You've got nothing
to worry about, Mrs. Cooper.

I've been babysitting kids for years.

Babysitting... babysitting...


Babysitting... babysitting...
I've been babysitting kids for years.

Excuse me.

I don't feel well.

They'll have to go without me.


you okay?


You want to talk about it?


You want me to leave you alone?


I thought Libby and I were equals,

but she thinks of me as a child.

I'm sorry, baby.

Calling me that isn't helping right now.

Right. Sorry.

She is almost twice your age.

There are people five times my age

that are stupider than me.

This is not about being smart.

- What else is there?
- Well...

there's other kinds of maturity.

What's up?

None of your business.

Why is he crying?

Again, it's none of your business.

Please go.

Fine. Celeste and I know
when we aren't wanted.

Where were we?

Different kinds of maturity.

That's right.

There's emotional
maturity, physical maturity,

all things that have nothing
to do with being smart.

Are you suggesting I'm
not emotionally mature?

I was hinting at it.

Regardless, I'm not interested
in making any more friends.

Oh, I don't think that's
how you really feel.

It is.

From now on, it's a
hermit's life for me.

I bet, when you grow up,
you will be surrounded

by lots of smart, wonderful friends.

I can't see that happening.


the Lord works in mysterious ways.

And here we go with the God talk.



How was the IMAX movie?


Okay, status. Find them?

Go. Guidance...

What are you doing?

What do you think I'm doing?

Move your arm before I rip it off.

It got a little uncomfortable.

Why is that?

Libby's got feelings for me,

but I think it's better
we just stay friends.

I've been giving
geology some more thought.

Yeah, and?

I've decided it's not really a science.

- It's not?
- No, it's more like a hobby.

Rock collecting.

Childish, really.

I can see that.

As you can see,

sometimes a person can be
both incredibly intelligent

and full of baloney.

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