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What Young Sheldon Fans Really Want To See In Season 6

Summer can be a difficult time for some folks — especially if their favorite network show is on hiatus. Some "Young Sheldon" fans are really feeling the withdrawal this summer, since the Season 5 finale aired on May 19, and Season 6 won't premiere until September 29.

Fans can't wait to find out what's next for their favorite nerd, Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), the young science prodigy who skipped four grades to enter high school at age 9. The character, of course, hails from the series' parent show, "The Big Bang Theory," where the adult Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and his roommate Leonard (Johnny Galecki), were two of several science nerds navigating adult life with their "normal" neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Rounding out the team of nerds is Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), and Amy (Mayim Bialik). Parsons narrates "Young Sheldon" as Armitage portrays his younger self.

The spin-off follows Sheldon's awkward adventures in the late 1980s while his family — father George Sr. (Lance Barber), mother Mary (Zoe Perry), older brother Georgie (Montana Jordan), twin sister Missy (Raegan Revord), and grandmother Meemaw (Annie Potts) — figure out how to support this child they cannot relate to. Much has happened over the first five seasons, and fans can't wait to find out what lies ahead, especially knowing that the series has already been greenlit for at least two more seasons, per Variety. But it's okay. In the meantime, fans are spending their downtime on the internet, talking about what they'd like to see in the new season.

Fans are conflicted about what's to come on Young Sheldon

Fans are so excited for more "Young Sheldon" that they've gone to Reddit to discuss what they'd like to see. One Redditor started the conversation by listing their top five "Things I want to see in Season 6," with two of their five dealing with Sheldon's father, George Cooper Sr. In particular, fans are both excited, and anxious, to see what will happen with George, and how the show will address two major plot points related to "The Big Bang Theory" that surround him: George's extramarital affair with his neighbor Brenda, and his eventual fall into alcoholism. This is in addition to their concerns about George's inevitable death.

Fans have already had trouble rationalizing the different depictions of Sheldon's father on "Young Sheldon" and "TBBT." George is no longer the negligent, alcoholic, uncaring father adult Sheldon talked about on "TBBT," and is instead a thoughtful, attentive father — granted, one who is frequently seen drinking. "Isn't George already addicted to alcohol?" u/cybersteel8 replied. "He has a beer in his hand in every waking moment."

This kinder, gentler depiction of George is also why fans are concerned about his affair. "I know George's cheating needs to happen at some point," u/Sleepy_Oboist said. "I am already dreading [it] and I hope it will not be too dramatic." Many fans don't want to see this sweet father figure have an affair at all — especially since "Young Sheldon" seems to be pointing the blame squarely at Mary's flirting with Pastor Rob as George's reason for cheating.

One character needs to go, according to Reddit

Speaking of Pastor Rob, a few Redditors on the aforementioned thread are done with him. "I want to see Pastor Rob leave the show, as he creeps me out," a deleted user said. u/AshRae84 partially agreed, stressing that they have their doubts about the problematic character, but that they "love seeing [actor Dan Byrd] on my screen every week." It seems likely he'll be around as the adultery plotline continues. "It's a bit of a soap opera that we enjoy telling, and it will continue as we move forward," co-creator Steve Molaro told TVLine.

But fans aren't excited about absolutely everything that's going to happen on the show. "I'm still waiting for (dreading) George's death," u/cok0002 wrote. They'd better steel themselves because the patriarch's death is definitely coming — in fact, it has already been foreshadowed on "Young Sheldon." In Season 4 Episode 17, "A Black Hole," Dr. Sturgis visits Sheldon's family and the group discusses alternate universes. Jim Parsons as Adult Sheldon narrates, "There's a lot of things I wish I had said to my dad while he was around — that I appreciated him, that I loved him — which is why I am grateful for the times I did tell him how I felt." 

Despite a small discrepancy about how old Sheldon actually was when George died, fans had better get ready for the tear-jerking moment to come, possibly in Season 7.