Previously on Shameless: I’ll Light A Candle For You Every Day
- Fiona has to deal with the repercussions of her actions with Craig in the form of his wife, Lucy Jo. Of course, Lucy Jo has every reason to be upset with Fiona but having your children hold up a banner in public that reads “Fiona Gallagher Had Sex With Our Daddy” may have been a bit much…maybe?
- Karen is getting serious about her engagement with Jody (Zach McGowan), so much so that she is cutting Lip off sexually. But Lip is determined to find some dirt on the, seemingly, reformed Jody.
- Frank knows that Sheila is close to being fully prepared for the outside world so he tries to find ways to scare her back into confinement.
- Debbie is planning a sleepover but Fiona realizes that Debbie doesn’t have any friends that are her age.
“You always pick pussies”: Fiona just seems to be striking out personally this summer. Working nights has left everyone else in the house to fend for themselves – especially Debbie – and she can’t seem to find a guy that is going to help her get over Steve. Her little trist with Craig has done nothing but cause her more grief than pleasure. She hasn’t gotten to far with Adam (James Wolk) – and it doesn’t look like she wants to – Jasmine is still trying to get her to hook-up with Richard. Also, what happened to Tony?! Is he just waiting for Steve to return so he can cause more drama? I’m sorry that people think this way about Fiona’s choice in men but if Frank AND Veronica say it then it has to be true…
Too Late for Lip?: We’ve all seen it coming for weeks now but it seems as of this episode Lip is officially the odd man out in Karen’s romantic life. At this moment it seems as though it may be too late for Lip to get back in Karen’s good graces after he is caught stealing Jody’s wallet and sending Mandy Milkovich over to Karen’s house, while Karen was at work, to have sex with Jody. Lip is also at odds with Ian about he and Karen’s relationship as well. Ian has the “you can’t turn a (w)ho(re) into a housewife” mentality but Lip doesn’t want to hear it. It’s obvious that Lip has genuine feelings for Karen but I just don’t know what else he can do to pry her away from Jody…unless Jody doesn’t like his fiancee being pregnant with someone else’s (Lip or Frank?!) child.
The Sky is Falling: Frank knows his time mooching off Sheila is at its end so he needs to find a way to keep her inside the house. Trying to make up stories about people being assaulted at unnamed markets, intentionally breaking things around the house so he can fix them, and trying to shoot a gun near Sheila to scare her didn’t seem to deter her from her road to recovery – it did leave Frank with a “scratched cornea” and an eye patch. Honestly, the last thing I was expecting was for landing gear from and airplane to crash a few feet in front Sheila as she was outside but that happened. Now that may have been a bit too over the top for this show – and just saying that is a stretch. Even though this development clearly helps Frank I’m sure even he had no hand in this. Congrats Frank, you seem to have lucked out yet again.
Debbie’s “Friends”: Given that Fiona is the closest woman in Debbie’s life, Fiona is who Debbie learns from the most. Debbie has become the busiest member of the family this season but her social life is paying the price. Since the people around her have had to grow up at a quicker rate due to their family structure she has had to follow suit – I mean, two-year-old Liam is already masturbating! I actually think Debbie’s struggle is one of the most genuine because I can tell she wants some normalcy that children her age have but she can’t. I don’t think Debbie will get her chance to be a “normal” 12-year-old but hopefully she gets a glimpse of the grass on the other side.
Next time on Shameless: Father’s Day
Will is a (not so) recovering TV and movie addict and TVDM only helps in feeding his vices. TVDM is the best outlet for him to spread his disease -without the use of airborne pathogens.