A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens

Series 2 - Episode 3 A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens



When Mary (Zoe Perry) has religious doubts after a teenage member of her congregation dies in a car accident, help comes from an unlikely source – one who tries to engage Pastor Jeff in conversation about octopus aliens. It’s a thoughtful episode that rewards Perry and her screen mom Annie Potts with a lovely bar-room heart-to-heart.

The standout moment in a Halloween episode of Big Bang at 8pm, meanwhile, sees Howard (Simon Helberg, an excellent mimic) dress up and impersonate Sheldon. Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Kunal Nayyar’s (Raj) very natural-looking reaction to this in Caltech’s cafeteria suggests Helberg kept the full effect from them at rehearsal.


Following a tragic accident in the local community, Mary's faith is shaken. Seeing his mother doubt everything she believes, Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally. Comedy, starring Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry.

Cast & Crew

Sheldon Iain Armitage
Mary Zoe Perry
George Sr Lance Barber
Georgie Montana Jordan
Missy Raegan Revord
Meemaw Annie Potts
Sheldon (voice) Jim Parsons
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