While reassuring Sheldon about his new dorm arrangement in Young Sheldon, Dr. Sturgis accidentally landed Leonard’s The Big Bang Theory role.

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Young Sheldon Season 6 Episode 11. Dr. Sturgis’ advice i Young Sheldon season 6 episode 11 predicts Leonards The Big Bang theory role. After working separately for a while, Sheldon and his original mentor reteam as the boy genius seeks help to get his grant database project off the ground. However, they have their work cut out for them – especially with East Texas Tech doing everything they can to undermine the effort. As Sheldon struggles with President Hagemeyer’s dirty tactics, Dr. Sturgis gives him some words of wisdom, which happen to describe Leonard’s role in the The Big Bang theory.


Since Mary split from her church and East Texas Tech clashed with Sheldon, the academic organization has become the new villain in Young Sheldon. When he realized that President Hagemeyer and Dr. Linkletter tried to cash in on his passion project, the savvy Sheldon Cooper cut them off from the endeavor. Instead of respecting his decision, however, they only become more reckless in their actions as they antagonize Sheldon in every possible way.

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Dr. Sturgis perfectly described Leonard & Sheldon’s The Big Bang Theory Relationship

Leonard and Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory

In “Ruthless, Toothless, and a Week of Bed Rest”, Hagemeyer intimidates Sheldon by making his college experience difficult. This includes threatening him with a roommate – an idea the youngster does not like. Dr. Sturgis pacifies him by saying that roommates can be lifelong friends, so Sheldon doesn’t have to be against them. This comment perfectly predicts Leonard The Big Bang theory as Sheldon’s true soulmate. Despite the original sitcom choosing to focus on Sheldon’s relationship with Amy as they win the Nobel Prize in Physics during the finale, it should not be forgotten how important Leonard is to Sheldon’s life and how it started as roommates.

As revealed in The Big Bang theory, Leonard becoming Sheldon’s roommate happened because the socially inept genius’ former roommate had enough of his antics. After realizing what he was getting himself into, Leonard considered fleeing as well, but a near-death experience in which Sheldon saved him, Raj, and Howard made Leonard stay. Granted, Leonard and Sheldon’s relationship i The Big Bang theory endures its ups and downs, but there is no doubt that their love for each other is genuine. It’s even arguable that Sheldon’s relationship with Leonard is far more important than the one he has with Amy.

How being roommates with Leonard changed Sheldon’s life

Leonard congratulates Sheldon on his wedding

As Young Sheldon season 6 continues to tackle Sheldon’s conflict with East Texas Tech, the narrative also highlights how important Leonard has been in the socially inept protagonist’s adulthood. In CBS’ The Big Bang theory prequel, Sheldon is essentially left to fend for himself. Although Dr. Sturgis offers support, barely enough, and the absence of a true partner is made clear throughout these tough times in Sheldon’s education.

Fortunately for Sheldon, he never feels alone with Leonard and the rest of his Pasadena gang friends The Big Bang theory. And while Sheldon grows close to each of his adult companions, his bond with Leonard remains the most vital, helping Sheldon’s development as a character and resulting in a much improved Sheldon by the end of the show. IN Young Sheldon season 6, it appears that Dr. Sturgis knew exactly what Sheldon needed.

Young Sheldon Season 6 airs Thursdays on CBS.

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