Young Sheldon episode 3 preview: George Sr.’s crisis, Meemaw, & more

Young Sheldon episode 3The first thing to note here about Young Sheldon episode 3 comes in the way of a programming update. This installment, entitled “Poker, Faith, and Eggs,” was originally going to serve as the second episode of the season before CBS opted to turn things around. Why do this? There are many different reasons for a networks to do this, but in this case it just seems to be a matter of preference. This isn’t the sort of show where they would presumably swap episodes around due to some sort of questionable content — it’s a family comedy! If something is that questionable the show isn’t really grasping the concept of what it is supposed to be all that well.

Anyhow, Young Sheldon episode 3 is going to be important for a couple of different reasons, and the synopsis CarterMatt has for you below offers up a little more insight as to why:

“Poker, Faith, and Eggs”– When George Sr. is rushed to the emergency room, Meemaw (Annie Potts) comes to babysit, and the kids have an adventure getting to the hospital on their own, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Nov. 9 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

There are a couple of things that are notable about this episode that we see right away, starting with the fact that George Sr. eventually dies before Sheldon becomes the man we know him to be in The Big Bang Theory. We’re not anywhere close to that point now, but we do think that this incident is meant to echo the future. The show clearly wants you to be thinking about what is going to happen to him at some point down the road and this is a story designed to prepare you in a way that Sheldon probably won’t be.

As for the character of Meemaw, the thing to remember as you watch tonight’s episode is that “Poker, Faith, and Eggs” was actually meant to be the character’s introduction. It’s one of the difficult things that comes with airing episodes out of order — it messes with the continuity a little bit.

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