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The fifth season of Young Sheldon premiered on October 7, 2021, and concluded on May 19, 2022.


The daily life of 12-year-old college student Sheldon.





  • This season was renewed on March 30, 2021, along with Seasons 6 and 7.[2]
  • We see Sheldon turning 12 and drop engineering class in this season.
  • We see Sheldon conducting staircase experiments in this season.
  • Wyatt McClure was promoted to the main cast in season 5.
  • We see Sheldon being transported to hospital in a helicopter in this season.
  • This season takes place in the beginning of 1992.
  • This season is Sheldon's end of Freshmen year of college.
  • Veteran actress Stephanie Hodge makes an appearance as a nostalgic character.


Filming started on July 20, 2021.


Episode (Season/Ep#) Title Original Air Date Directed By Description
501 One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires October 7, 2021 Alex Reid Sheldon and Missy both run away from home; Mary gets upsetting news about George Sr.
502 Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism October 14, 2021 Michael Judd Sheldon encourages Missy to question the Bible. Also, Meemaw is determined to catch George Sr. in a lie, and Mary helps Pastor Jeff search for a youth pastor.
503 Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench October 21, 2021 Nikki Lorre Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.
504 Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room October 28, 2021 Alex Reid Sheldon, Missy and Georgie adapt to new living arrangements. Also, Meemaw opens a gambling room.
505 Stuffed Animals and A Sweet Southern Syzygy November 4, 2021 Jeremy Howe Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter struggle to solve an equation. Also, Georgie has a solution for Meemaw's business woes, and George Sr. gives advice on Missy's love life.
506 Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones November 11, 2021 Nikki Lorre Missy asks some uncomfortable questions at church, and Meemaw and Georgie go into business together.
507 An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel November 18, 2021 Jaffar Mahmood Sheldon takes his first engineering class with Professor Boucher. Also, Meemaw and Dale help take care of his ex-wife, June.
508 The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin December 2, 2021 Alex Reid Sheldon battles President Hagemeyer's mysterious boss over the university's science requirements; Mary discovers that Georgie is working at Meemaw's illegal gambling room.
509 The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian December 9, 2021 Kabir Akhtar Sheldon gets the science yips and has to learn how to not think. Also, George Sr. plays handyman at Brenda Sparks' house.
510 An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room January 6, 2022 Melissa Joan Hart Sheldon gets a dorm room all to himself. Also, Meemaw gains an unwanted business partner.
511 A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit January 13, 2022 Alex Reid Sheldon acts as Mary's spy during a youth lock-in at church. Also, Georgie is attracted to an older woman.
512 A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance January 20, 2022 Beth McCarthy-Miller Sheldon attends his first comic book convention. Also, Mary tries selling make-up.
513 A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender January 27, 2022 Jaffar Mahmood Sheldon makes friends with his dorm neighbors. Also, George Sr. learns his job is in jeopardy.
514 A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles February 24, 2022 Michael Judd Sheldon butts heads with Dr. Lee, a new scientist in the lab. Also, Mary wins a lotto ticket.
515 A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number March 3, 2022 Alex Reid Sheldon joins Dr. Linkletter and Dr. Sturgis on a science road trip. Also, Georgie continues to lie about his age.
516 A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car March 10, 2022 Jaffar Mahmood Meemaw's gambling room is a success, and Sheldon dips his toe in the stock market. Also, Missy starts a business.
517 A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth March 31, 2022 Alex Reid 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. (100th Episode)[3]
518 Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli April 14, 2022 Shiri Appleby Sheldon copes with the death of a hero. Also, Missy wants to babysit, and Georgie struggles with his big secret.
519 A God-Fearin' Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband[4] April 21, 2022 Alex Reid George and Mary insist on meeting the new woman in Georgie's life. Also, Sheldon and Missy has suspicions about what's going on with their family.
520 Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker April 28, 2022 Shiri Appleby Sheldon and Missy learn about Georgie's pregnancy, and the whole family promises to keep it a secret.
521 White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People May 12, 2022 Jeremy Howe As the church congregation gossips about Georgie, Missy stands up for her brother, and Sheldon is distracted by the family drama.
522 A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future May 19, 2022 Alex Reid Sheldon struggles to cope with the first signs of puberty, Mary and George Sr. both hunt for new jobs, and Georgie and Meemaw take a business trip across the border