Young Sheldon (2017–…): Season 5, Episode 17 - A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth - full transcript

Sheldon gets an odd request from an old friend, Paige. Also, George Sr. and Mary are caught in the middle of Meemaw and Dale's breakup, and Georgie comes clean to Mandy.

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It's fun, huh?

I feel like I'm riding
in a banana.

So excited for you to show me
around campus today.

Come on. Let's go.

Together again.

Just feels right, doesn't it?

I'm actually... 29.

Well, I guess there's something
I should tell you.

I'm totally fine with that.

I was talking about us
travelling together,

and instead, you went out
and bought a yellow clown car.

You're picturing a future
where we slow down,

and I'm just getting going.

You know I love you, right?

I love you, too.

But we're done.

For many college kids,

waiting in line for concert
tickets is a rite of passage,

and I was no different.

Except, instead
of rock and roll music,

my concert was a lecture

on black hole topology.

Instead of a stage dive,

I would dive into knowledge.

Instead of
guitar-shredding solos,

I would witness
universe-shredding hypotheses.

And instead of a charismatic

front man dazzling the audience,
there would be...

...well, actually,
the exact same thing.


Why are you here?

The lecture.

Well, if you're looking to jump
the line, I don't do cutsies.

No, I'm actually
part of the lecture.

Professor Patterson
is my mentor at U.T.

Really? You're part
of the quantum gravity team?

Yeah, it's actually
really interesting.

We've been examining all...
I know what it's about.

It's why I've been waiting
in line for three hours.

Wow, three hours
to see me speak?

I didn't know
you were such a fan.

♪ 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

♪ I am a mighty little man.♪

Okay, this is it.


Not really,

but at least my parents
aren't in the room next door.

Oh, you want me to move this
to the bedroom?

It's a studio,
this is the bedroom.


There you go.

How can I ever thank you?

Let's see...

we are
in the bedroom.

What, so, like,
take a nap?

Maybe after.


I'm home.

Hey, honey,
how was school?

So good. Meemaw picked me up
in her new car.

We drove with the top down.

A truck driver honked at us.

It was awesome.

See? Missy loves my car.

I don't know what
Dale's problem is.

You're too good for him anyway.

Should she really
be hearing about all this?

Mom, she just got dumped.

It's what you do.

Ooh, is any of his stuff
at your house?

Let's set it on fire.

Don't you have homework?

My grandma's hurting.
She needs me.


I appreciate you
picking Missy up

from school,
but she does not need to hear

about your love life.

She's got to learn sometime.

Learn what?

That men suck.

Not all men... do that.

Suck. Say it.

I want Missy back.

Oh, I know that
you're hurting, and...

I'm here for you, so...

what do you need?

Great, take me drinking.

It is 3:30 in the afternoon.

Yes, it's called
happy hour.

I have to make dinner.

Oh, fine. I'll just be sad
and drunk by myself.

Maybe I'll go home
with the bartender.


I have to go out
with your meemaw,

but I'll be back later
with KFC.

Did you see that
ridiculous car she bought?

Nope, but I sure have heard
a lot about it.

What is her problem?

She think she can do
better than me?

Don't know
what she thinks.

I'm a catch.

You don't think I'm a catch?

You're a catch.
You're very catchable.

Darn tootin'.

I thought you ended things
with her.

Yeah, not my fault
she's okay with it.

You know what's better
than going on and on about it?

What's that?

Come on, you can do better
than that. Punch her new car.

Don't forget
it's yellow.

I mean, since when
are cars yellow?

It's not a taxi.

Less talking,
more punching.

Can I at least have some gloves?
My hands hurt.

Well, aren't you
a tender buttercup.

Watch this.

Oh, hello.

You didn't stay for the Q and A.

I had no Q's,
and therefore, needed no A's.

Well, I thought that maybe
we could just hang out.

Why would we do that?

'Cause we're friends.

Are we? One time,
you punched me in the face.

Yeah, that's what friends do.
Can I come in?

Why aren't you spending the
afternoon with your colleagues?

Well, Professor Patterson
took the team out for drinks.

That kind of
leaves me on my own.

Fine, come in.

You got a roommate?

No, it's a single.

I have a chaperone. Mona.

She's, like, 30. It's the worst.

Why do you need a chaperone?

Maybe they think I'm, like,
some kind of troublemaker.

As the owner of the face
you punched, they're right.

Yo, homie. Oh.

Sorry, didn't know
you had company.

Oh, this is Paige.
Paige, this is Darren.

He lives next door.

We're having a Mario Kart
death match.

You guys want in?

It's pretty fun.

We do it a few times
a week.


You want to join us?

Uh... I've never
played before.

Perfect, you can be
on Oscar's team.

I will destroy.

Your neighbors let you
hang out with them?

I'm basically the social glue
of our floor.

Oh, God,
is that my yearbook?

Dang, y'all had some big hair.

You're gonna talk to me
about big hair?

You think it's big now,
wait till it gets humid.

Okay, so, uh,

when do I get to see
your yearbook?


I dropped out
my senior year.


I'm sorry for not
telling you sooner.

No, it's okay.



So what other secrets
are you hiding from me?

You got a wife
and kids?


But I'm not really 21.
I'm 17.

What the...

Oh, my God.
Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

It ain't that big
of a deal.

I just slept
with a 17-year-old.

If you were a guy,

you'd think that was cool.

I can't believe you lied to me.

Only 'cause I like you.

Get out.

Come on, I'm the same guy
I was five minutes ago.

Yeah, a liar.

You lied to me about your age.

Yeah, and then I felt
really bad about it,

and I told you the truth.

'Cause you're
more mature than me.


Can I at least
put on my shoes?


Where do you go?

UT Austin,

great city. You must have fun.

Yeah. It's one big party.

So, did you guys get,
like, assigned

to look after Sheldon
or something?

No, he ended up
in the room next door.

So we took him in, like a dog.

Him being so young
isn't, like, weird?

I'm basically 50.

And we're basically 12,
so it all works out.

You good for D&D on Friday?

It's the only day
Abby can make it.

There's an Abby?

She only likes them as a friend.
She made that very clear.

So clear.

Do you play D&D?

No. I actually just
sit in my dorm room and study

because I have no friends.

That's a bummer.


I think
I'm gonna go.


You should
go after her.

Why? She's a bummer,
you just said so.

Here you go.

I'm still working
on this one.

Oh, dear.

Well, I'm sure

someone here
will drink it.

You keep saying you're okay.

Are you?

I'm better than okay.

Great. Glad to hear it.

You know what it's like?

You see these peanuts?

Two of them stuck together
in the shell.


And then, you look here
at this one,

all on its own.



So, you're a solo peanut?

Mm, damn straight.

As a matter of fact...

Enjoy your freedom.

Well, if you're happy,
I'm happy.

I am.

Maybe not as happy as this

threesome going on here.


Can you settle an argument?

I said you're fine. Darren
and Oscar said you're not fine.

Why wouldn't I be fine?

I'm completely alone,
and the one person

I thought would understand
is having the time of his life.

So... just to clarify...?

They're right, you're wrong.
Dang it.

How do you have
more friends than me?

I don't know.
I don't even want them.

I thought that college was gonna
be this amazing experience,

but I hate it.

You're doing
such interesting work

with Professor Patterson.

What, you really think
he wants

to take suggestions
from me?

I'm not even a woman in science.

I'm a little girl in science.

They just trot me out like the
novelty act to help get funding.

They did that to me here, too.

They did?

Yes, and I was very rude
to the donor.

You're kidding.
What happened?

He appreciated my honesty, gave
the school a bunch of money.

Of course he did.

I got to go.

Mona's probably freaking out

because instead of friends,
I have a Mona.


Oh, for God's sake,

take off that
stupid Ballard shirt.

Oh, look, Connie's here.

She's upset about Dale.

I ain't upset about jack squat.

Let's just eat.

Without praying?

How silly of me.

You all right?

Well, she's had a whole beer,
so who knows.

Bless us Lord for the food
we are about to receive

and bless the hands
that prepared it.

And forgive me for that beer.
My mother made me do it. Amen.


And by the way,

you can tell your friend Dale
that I want my stuff back.

I'm not getting
in the middle of this.

'Cause I left my purple bra
over at his place.

I want a purple bra.

Oh, Lord.
And if I'm gonna

start dating again,

I'm gonna need that.

Somebody else
needs to talk.

Did you know that Leonard Nimoy
takes pictures of...


Surprised you're here.

Figured you'd be out
with your little girlfriend.

Well, I'm not.


Did somebody find out

how old you are?

Ooh, what does
that mean?

I don't want to
talk about it.

What it means is,
your brother over here

has been going out
with an older woman

and lying about his age.


It don't matter.

I told her the truth,
and she dumped me.

I can relate.
A young lady brought chaos

into my life
as well today.

What happened?
Paige was visiting

the university and got mad
that I have college friends

and she doesn't.

You're drunk,
Sheldon has friends.

This a crazy-ass dinner.

Georgie ain't here.

I came to talk to you.

Could you please take your voice

down just a notch?

Why? You don't want
anyone to hear?

No, I'm a little

How could you not tell me
he was 17?

Look, I did tell him to tell you
before things went too far.

Well, they did go
too far.

Well, I get it.
Men are the worst.

I'm going through
stuff myself.

We are not bonding over this.
Listen. Just calm down.

Don't tell me
to calm down!

And good luck
with your hangover.

Well, that's too bad.

I liked her.

Did you see Connie
last night?

Yeah, at dinner.

She say anything about me?

Please leave me out of this.

Oh, come on,
we're friends, George,

and I'm your boss.

She said she wants her bra back.

Uh, the purple one
that opens in the front?

Really don't want
to hear about this.

Well, you're the one
that brought it up.

Paige made me realize

that maybe I wasn't the loner
I thought I was.

Maybe I was a social butterfly,

or a social animal less
horrifying than a butterfly.

Get it off the screen.

But the point is,

I was becoming a people person.

You again?

Well, hello to you, too.

I thought you were
going back to Austin?

Uh, I'm not going back.

I'm gonna drop out.

What? Where will you go?

I was thinking here,
in your dorm.


Well, I mean, just
for a couple days

until I can figure out
how to tell my mom.

I don't know.


I don't have
anywhere else to go,


as embarrassing
as this is to admit...

you're the only person
who can help me right now.



It's the least I can do.

My life is going
so much better than yours.


Nice of you to show up.

Broom closet, now.


your little girlfriend
Mandy came by today,

and she is pissed.

This is what I get
for telling her.

No, this is what you get
for lying to her.

I don't need you
yelling at me, too.

Well, she was yelling at me,
so now I'm yelling at you.

Just because you're
having men problems,

please don't
take it out on me.

All I'm saying

is you really messed up.

I apologized. Why are we
still talking about this?

Georgie, just think

how you'd feel
if someday

somebody did that
to your sister.



Can I borrow one
of your Sassy magazines?

I knew it.

Okay, look, I'm cool with this,
but do not tell Dad.

Tell him what?

Paige is staying
in my dorm room,

and I'm making her
a care package.

She wants to drop out of college,

and she hasn't
told her parents yet.

And she came to you?

She said I'm the only one
who would understand.

Do you?

Here you go.

There's an article about what

your lip gloss flavor
says about you.

I'm sweet and fun
like a strawberry.

I don't care.

What else you bringing her?

Toothbrush, toothpaste,

and these
feminine napkins.

Is one box enough?
Should be plenty.

I hope so.
She's been awfully moody.

Maybe you aren't the best person
to be handling this.

Agreed, but I'm all she's got.

I feel like you should tell Mom.

I promised I wouldn't.

I know, but this sounds serious.

I got her a toothbrush and
lady pads, what more can I do?

All right. I'll see you there.


Where you going?

To meet Dale at the bar.

I really don't want to hear
about this relationship anymore.

At least he talks about it.

My mom just wants to drink
and pretend she's fine.

That sounds great.

Hey, maybe you and I can switch.

I'll-I'll finish the dishes,
you go hang out with Dale.

We can't switch.

Sure you can. Grab your coat.


Yeah, baby?

I'm worried about Paige.

Who's Paige?

I may have
promised Paige

I wouldn't tell my mother.

Thankfully, Missy didn't.

I don't know what lip gloss
flavor says "mature,"

but that would be my sister.


Where is she?

There's a note.

"Sheldon, thank you
for letting me stay here,

"but I have to go.

"I'm happy
you're doing well.

"I need to find that
for myself somewhere.

"I hope I can.

Your friend, Paige."

After a few frantic nights,

Paige showed up at her mom's.

They had a lot to figure out.

Being a parent isn't easy.

I know I made life difficult
for my family.

And my own kids
do the same to me.

Just yesterday,
I had to take my son Leonard

to the skate park,

like a regular park
isn't bad enough.

It's safe to say,
having children

is challenging.

Can we talk?

We better.

What's going on?

I'm pregnant.

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