Young Sheldon Season 7 finale: Everything we know

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Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon Season 7 Episode 4.

Young Sheldon isn’t so young anymore — here’s everything we know about what will happen in the Season 7 finale.

And so, the end is near — and Young Sheldon fans have been beside themselves trying to work out exactly what will happen in the Season 7 finale.

Though we’ve now got some concrete answers for what lies ahead, that doesn’t mean the creators haven’t enjoyed drip-feeding snippets of information as the weeks go by.

As audiences ramp up for the big event, here’s everything you need to know about the impending Young Sheldon Season 7 finale.

When is the Young Sheldon Season 7 finale released?

The Young Sheldon Season 7 finale airs on CBS on May 16, 2024. It will be made up of two back-to-back episodes, titled ‘Funeral’ and ‘Memoir’.

Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper, wearing a blue t-shirt

This hour-long special will be broadcast at 8pm ET / 5pm PT live, but will also be available to watch on Paramount Plus the day after release.

The full Young Sheldon Season 7 release schedule looks something like this:

  • S7, E1: ‘Half a Wiener Schnitzel and Underwear in a Tree’ (February 15)
  • S7, E2: ‘A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog’ (February 22)
  • S7, E3: ‘A Strudel and a Hot American Boy Toy’ (February 29)
  • S7, E4: ‘Ants on a Log and a Cheating Winker’ (March 7)
  • S7, E5: ‘A Frankenstein’s Monster and a Crazy Church Guy’ (March 14)
  • S7, E6: ‘Baptists, Catholics and an Attempted Drowning’ (April 4)
  • S7, E7: ‘A Proper Wedding and Skeletons in the Closet’ (April 11)
  • S7, E8: ‘An Ankle Monitor and a Big Plastic Crap House’ (April 18)
  • S7, E9: ‘A Fancy Article and a Scholarship for a Baby’ (April 25)
  • S7, E10: ‘Community Service and the Key to a Happy Marriage’ (May 2)
  • S7, E11: ‘A Little Snip and Teaching Old Dogs’ (May 9)
  • S7, E12: ‘A New Home and a Traditional Texas Torture’ (May 9)
  • S7, E13: ‘Funeral’ (May 16)
  • S7, E14: ‘Memoir’ (May 16)

Young Sheldon Season 7 finale: Who’s in it?

The Cooper family — except George — are all in the Young Sheldon Season 7 finale, with returning favorites including Paige also confirmed for cameos.

The Cooper family saying Grace at the dining room table in Young Sheldon

The confirmed cast list so far includes:

  • Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper
  • Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper
  • Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper
  • Montana Jordan as George “Georgie” Cooper Jr.
  • Annie Potts as Connie Tucker/Meemaw
  • Emily Osment as Mandy McAllister

As of writing, there is currently a question mark surrounding George Cooper Snr.’s involvement in the Young Sheldon cast from here on out, who is played by Lance Barber. As of Episode 12, George has died of a heart attack, with his funeral set to make up Episode 13.

However, fan theories suggest that George could appear in Episode 14 too in the form of a ghost.

Additionally, side characters such as Paige and Billy Sparks have been confirmed to be returning for the hour-long special. Adult Sheldon — played by Jim Parsons — and Amy Cooper (Mayim Bialik) are also confirmed to be making a physical appearance in the episode.

Young Sheldon Season 7 finale: What will happen?

The Young Sheldon Season 7 finale is likely to address two key storylines — George’s funeral and why the prequel exists in the first place, with the Episode 14 title suggesting events are being recounted for Sheldon’s memoir.

The cast of Young Sheldon in the Season 7 intro.

According to the final two episode titles, George’s funeral is all but confirmed to take up the first half of the hour-long finale, with multiple cast members spotted on the set wearing black. The second half is now likely to prove a popular fan theory right — the entirety of Young Sheldon is actually Sheldon dictating his memoir, explored in the form of a flash-forward.

There’s also working out how adult Sheldon and Amy Cooper will fit into the finale. If the above theory is true, we’re likely to see the pair appear in the final scene. Some fans also think the pair’s children are likely to feature in the final scene.

Fans are also keen to see Missy complete her supposed redemption arc, having taken a back seat after a confident start

There’s currently nothing to suggest that the Young Sheldon Season 7 finale will link to the sequel, but given that Georgie and Mandy will be in the finale, it makes sense that fans will see some subtle clues.

Georgie covering Mandy's eyes in Young Sheldon

Due to begin filming in July, the Young Sheldon sequel — titled Georgie and Mandy’s First Marriage — will likely do exactly what it says on the tin, exploring the first steps of life in their new family unit following their wedding in Episode 7.

Currently in Young Sheldon, the pair are living with Mandy’s parents Audrey and Jim, coming to blows about how best to raise baby Cece. With Meemaw serving a community sentence after the gambling room at the laundromat Georgie worked as was raided, they also have no source of income.

In order to get Georgie and Mandy properly set up, both their jobs and living situation need to be sorted first, which could well be something we see in the Season 7 finale — particularly as we know Georgie ends up with his own tire business.

Is there a trailer for the Young Sheldon Season 7 finale?

The Young Sheldon Season 7 finale released its trailer on May 11, 2024.

You can catch up with it below — but have some tissues handy.

While you wait for the next episode, you can catch up with our other Sheldon content, like our Season 7 theories, filming locations, how to watch Season 7 outside the US, and how to watch Young Sheldon on streaming.

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