thoughts on shameless: father’s day

Previously on Shameless: A Beautiful Mess

  • The police are asking questions about Eddie’s death after hi body if found floating in Lake Michigan, and Frank is the prime suspect.
  • Richard takes Fiona to a friend’s wedding for their first date.
  • Now that Karen has made her pregnancy public, the “elders” of the Gallagher household are trying to figure out who the “baby-daddy” is.
  • Veronica thinks that Kevin may be cheating on her because he has been lying about his basketball team having games when they aren’t.
  • Malik has his father “take care” of Ethel’s husband in jail. I think signals were crossed…
  • Debbie’s crush on Little Hank is getting serious.
  • Ian gets upset that Lip got an application to West Point Academy.
  • Steve sighting?


Wanted Man: Of course Eddie was gonna surface (pun) at some point. And of course I would point my finger at Frank too. The man, both directly AND indirectly, killed Dottie – but no ones else knows that. And yes he may have gotten off the hook because of Karen’s confession but why do I feel like Frank is going to get himself in more trouble by throwing it in the face of the detective over his case. Karen said the police ruled Eddie’s death as “inconclusive” not a suicide. Karen and most other people thinks he killed Eddie but the police don’t have the evidence to prove it. My advice: Tread lightly Frank.

Fiona Faking It: I still don’t understand why Fiona thinks Richard cares about where she is or what background she comes from at this point. He likes Fiona for Fiona – whether it’s solely a convenience on his end is unclear. I was glad that Richard’s friend, Garvin, made her tell the truth about herself to Richard, even though he already knew. Also, speaking/typing as someone who was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, when someone asks you where to drop you off you don’t just say “South Side”. We have individual addresses.

Southside Forever”: After going over the odds with Fiona, Lip is convinced that he is the father of her unborn child. It seems as though Karen could care less if Lip is around or not because she has dedicated herself to Jody. I still don’t think Karen is over Lip and she is just throwing herself into her new relationship with Jody to help her get over Lip. I believe Lip isn’t anything like Frank in the sense that he wouldn’t leave his child to “fend for itself” but Karen is still so consumed with her daddy issues that she won’t even give him a chance. Things just haven’t been working out for Lip lately.

Eye Reed Werdz Gewd: Sorry? I don’t understand how a fully-functional human being, such as Kevin, can go all his life without being able to read. I understand he is ashamed of his inept reading skills but you have to tell Veronica about it. She is, probably, the most decent character on the show and she would have understood. Some unfortunate woman almost caught a beating she didn’t deserve. Maybe it all worked out in the end though. I’d take Veronica’s tutoring over flash cards any day.

Oh, Neighbors: Well…Steve’s back! Like physically. Like next door. Like he was 15 feet away from Fiona. We knew it was coming and I couldn’t wait. We know Fiona has run the emotional gamut when it comes to Steve and she has been trying to stay busy, socially, to help her move on but what happens next? Does she try to balance her burgeoning relationship with Richard with her inevitably oncoming reboot of a relationship with Steve? Is this going to bring Tony back into the picture? If not as a potential suitor for Fiona – because she has shown him almost no interest – then maybe to run Steve out of town again. To quote a great poet of our time, Bart Scott of NFL fame: “Can’t wait

On the next Shameless: Can I Have A Mother

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.

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2 thoughts on “thoughts on shameless: father’s day

  1. Owen says:

    Love this show, and your blog posts are very insightful! I’m just catching up on Season 2 now. What did you think of the Ian-Lip fight? I feel like Lip didn’t do anything wrong at all, and that Ian was way out of line treating Lip that way. Yes, I get that Ian really wants to go to West Point, but Lip was only trying to help and didn’t deserve what Ian gave him. The fight kind of came out of nowhere; I might maybe understand if tensions had been building up between the two, but they were best friends right up until this episode.

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