Young Sheldon season 4, episode 2 recap – “A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton”

November 13, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

“A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton” spares time Sheldon, Missy, and Mary, who are all having a big day for very different reasons.

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Summary

“A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton” spares time Sheldon, Missy, and Mary, who are all having a big day for very different reasons.

This recap of Young Sheldon season 4, episode 2, “A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.


I suppose it’s only fitting that young Sheldon’s primary source of childhood news is the bulletin board at the train store, which is where, conveniently enough, he realizes that the local train museum needs a docent — a position he earns by being highly advanced for his age, extremely knowledgeable about trains, and very, very annoying.

His Meemaw takes him, and he’s happy to be there: “I know you’re supposed to pick me up at 16:00 but I may live here now.” He even gets his own “Ask Me” badge! But he’s mostly interested in asking questions of his own, especially ones directed at his ostensible boss, Lawrence (Larry Cedar).

In the B-plot of Young Sheldon season 4, episode 2, Missy starts her period right ahead of pitching in a baseball game, which sends George into a huge tizzy that she has to essentially coach him through — it’s a good job the Cooper children are smart. And in the C-string, while Missy is out and Georgie is supposed to be at work, Mary settles down to watch Road House and gets caught in the act.

Sheldon being a docent is classic Sheldon Cooper stuff — he gets really, really annoying — and plays out about how you’d expect. Missy’s predicament is relatable (and really well-performed by Raegan Revord), but standard coming-of-age business. Of the three, it’s Mary being embarrassed about watching a rated-R movie that was the most interesting to me, and I wish the episode had spent a bit more time on it. I like that idea of cultural — and gendered — expectations being subverted; she’s hiding it because she’s supposed to be a good Christian. It also gives her a good opportunity to sit and bond with Georgie, who recommends she watches Die Hard 2 to see Bruce Willis stab someone with an icicle.

Young Sheldon season 4, episode 2 brings all of this to a fitting close. Sheldon is fired, obviously. Missy — with the help of Jill Johnson as a store cashier named Gretchen who recognizes that George has no idea what he’s doing. And Mary takes the big step of asking to watch Road House with George, who inadvertently reminds her that Patrick Swayze looks quite a bit like Georgie. Well, I guess that’s Road House ruined for her. It was fun while it lasted.


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