4 things we want to see in Young Sheldon season 7 (and 1 we don’t)

The story focusing on Sheldon a bit more and getting a satisfying ending are some things we want to see.
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It’s still crazy to think that we’ve almost reached the end of Young Sheldon! It feels like yesterday that The Big Bang Theory spin-off/prequel first aired and we started to get more insight into the young kid genius and his family life. With Young Sheldon season 7 fast approaching, we’re taking the time to think about what we want to see before the series comes to a close. And also, what we don’t want to see.

Young Sheldon season 7 premieres Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. New episodes will stream the next day on Paramount+, and then the whole season will eventually move to Max where the rest of the installments and flagship series live. This time around we’re getting a shortened season due to the Hollywood strike delays, with a total of 14 episodes. The one-hour series finale airs Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Even though the farewell season is getting a shorter episode count, I actually think this will work in the comedy-drama’s favor. In the past few seasons, there’s been too many filler episodes. This will help the show stay focused, and we won’t get random storylines that we don’t care as much about.

As we prepare to say goodbye, there’s four main things we want to see in season 7, and one we don’t. Before we get into those, I do want to say I’m still a Meemaw and Dr. Sturgis shipper! Dale is great, but there was something cute about Connie’s relationship with Dr. Sturgis and I still have hope we’re going to see them end up together. Plus, the poor woman either needs to rebuild her home or get a new one! Ok, here’s the main four things we want to see in Young Sheldon season 7, and the one we don’t:

  • Story’s focus back on Sheldon
  • A satisfying ending
  • Answers to what happens to Paige in the future
  • More The Big Bang Theory voice cameos
  • Don’t want to see: George’s cheating/death

Scroll down below as we dive deeper into our reasons for each of these points below!

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1. Focus of the story back on Sheldon

Ok, don’t get me wrong. For the past few seasons, the Cooper family’s storylines have been ones I’ve enjoyed watching as a viewer. And let’s face it, the series has veered away from being just a sitcom/comedy and added in lots of drama a long time ago. And I’m not saying that’s bad at all! If I’m being honest, what’s happening in the rest of the Cooper’s lives has been much more interesting to watch that than some of Sheldon’s storylines at school. And, the rest of the members of his family usually get a bit more screen time. While I’ve had no problems with it the last few seasons, I think this needs to change going into the final one.

When the series first started, the show focused on Sheldon and his relationship with his family. I feel like the writers veered away from that, with the Cooper’s having a bit more of a storyline than him and not focusing on what it should. For the final season where certain plot points need to start being wrapped up, I think the series has to go back to its roots and focus on Sheldon in an interesting way. I’d love to see some more emotional storylines at least between he and his mom, as well as his Meemaw. In The Big Bang Theory, it’s established how close he is to both of them, and it would be great to see some more moments.

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2. A satisfying ending

This is sort of a given. What kind of fan doesn’t want a satisfying ending to a series we’ve invested years in? But it is a point I need to add here because sometimes unfortunately, the writers don’t deliver a good conclusion to a story. On Big Bang, we had a few weddings over the years that were special and sweet. And so it would be nice and bring Georgie’s story full circle if he and Mandy are able to get married, ending the show with their wedding. Young Sheldon has done a great job of evolving Georgie’s character over the years. And now that there's talks for a potential spin-off with these two characters, this seems to be likely!

From a young age, Georgie displayed responsibility in liking to work, and then took on the most important role of all – a father. The teen dad stepped up and didn’t shy away from being a dad. And it’s these traits about the young man that translate into the kind of person he becomes as he grows older. It’s revealed on the flagship series how he had to step up and take care of his mother and Missy after George dies.

Now whether Georgie and Mandy stay married is a different story. Apparently the older version of the character has been married three times, if we go off of TBBT canon. But, the writers haven’t really stayed consistent with everything that’s been established in Big Bang, including never mentioning Georgie is a teen father or Sheldon was an uncle at a young age. So, this could possibly change and become the “new” canon if you will.

Though if the writers decide to stick to what we know from an adult Sheldon, which is that the young genius heads off to Caltech at 14, which is the age he is now, and his father George dies (more on that below). I think it would be a much better way to either end on the wedding or Sheldon leaving and making his way to Caltech. That way it can end on a happy note instead of a bittersweet and sad one.

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3. What happens to Paige?

McKenna Grace as Paige has been a great character on Young Sheldon, and it’s really props to the talented young actress who brings the character to life so well. The troubled teen has been a part of Sheldon’s life growing up more than we knew. And she was never mentioned on TBBT. So I hope that Paige does pop up one more time in Young Sheldon season 7, and adult Sheldon’s narration provides some kind of update as to what happens to the fellow young genius when she becomes an adult. Paige is definitely a fan-favorite, and it would be great to see her story get a satisfying end before we say goodbye.

“The Solo Oscillation” — Pictured: Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco). When Sheldon kicks Amy out to work solo, she and Leonard bond during a series of science experiments. Also, Bert the geologist replaces Wolowitz in the band Footprints on the Moon, and Sheldon finds Penny a surprising source of scientific inspiration, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 11 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary. Photo: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2017 WBEI. All rights reserved.
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4. More The Big Bang Theory voice cameos

We’ve gone into detail about The Big Bang Theory voice cameos we really want to see before the season ends – in particular Leonard and Penny. So head on over to that page for a more in-depth explanation! But this definitely needs to happen in my opinion before the show comes to an end. It will just help tie everything together, plus possibly give us some insight as to what the friend group is up to following the events of TBBT. Fingers crossed this happens and we at least get Sheldon’s two besties as guest narrators!

“A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future” – Sheldon struggles to cope with the first signs of puberty and Mary and George Sr. both hunt for new jobs. Also, Georgie and Meemaw take a business trip across the border, on the season five finale of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, May 19 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.Pictured (L-R): Zoe Perry as Mary and Lance Barber as George Sr.Photo: Erik Voake/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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* What we don’t want to see: George’s cheating/death

Now this is the storyline we’re all dreading, and now it's been confirmed thatYoung Sheldon season 7 is going to portray George's death. We're getting Georgie and Mandy's wedding for sure. But also we will be seeing George's death in some capacity. This is bittersweet asYoung Sheldon created a more complex and likable George character. He isn’t as bad as The Big Bang Theory established him to be. And the reasons for that are due to how the character was shaped and written for the prequel series, as well as the great way actor Lance Barber portrays George. As a fan, I really don’t want to see these events played out onscreen. But I think we're going to. The executive producers didn't address whether we'll be seeing the cheating storyline too. But as that's where Sheldon's three knocks comes from, I think they might have to.

Young Sheldon season 7 premieres Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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