George (Lance Barber) subtly explains the reason for cheating on his wife in Young Sheldon season 5. Following a brief hiatus,
The Big Bang Theory spin-off returned with Young Sheldon season 5, episode 8, "The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin," and the series has already been renewed for its 6th season.
This time, the show focuses on Sheldon (Iain Armitage) coming to terms with people casually and routinely lying.
In relation to this, the episode also gives Young Sheldon's George the perfect opportunity to justify — or, at least, explain — George's affair.
From the get-go, The Big Bang Theory depicted the Cooper patriarch as a no-good father, who's lazy and useless.
Both adult Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and his mother, Mary (Laurie Metcalf), ragged on George every single time they got the chance.
After years of trying to ignore this specific plotline, the spin-off has finally started to lay the groundwork for the big reveal of George's cheating scandal.
Young Sheldon's George is a hot-button topic in The Big Bang Theory, and audiences got to see exactly what they wanted from Lance Barber's portrayal of George.