IMO, this jerk version of Sheldon doesn't work anymore because we've seen him mature and being considered about other people. I really hope they quit this character route rather quickly.
Exactly. That’s the point. Sheldon is… Sheldon. No one ever expects him to be a perfect friend or husband. But he has grown so much. We know he can be kind, considerate, affectionate. Sure, in his own way. That’s what makes him an interesting character. But sometimes someone in the writing room decides to forget a decade of character’s growth because he thinks it’s *funnier*. Spoiler alert, it’s not. They did the same mistake last year and I remember feeling close to dump the show. Then thankfully someone closed the responsible in a broom closet/hit in their head/put some sense and Confidence Erosion happened. I’m praying deities I don’t believe in that this happens again soon and remains so until the end.