thoughts on shameless: can i have a mother

Previously on Shameless: Father’s Day

  • Grammy Gallagher has been released from prison early and she is out to get her money from her former business associate.
  • The reception for Karen’s wedding is being held at the Jackson household.
  • Steve and Fiona arrange a double date.
  • Lip and Ian are still at odds over West Point, and possibly Karen.
  • Frank is desperate in his efforts to acquire Eddie’s insurance money.
  • Ethel’s sister-wives inform her that they plan on getting her back after their husband’s murder.

And the Grammy Goes To…prison apparently. Then off to get her money from her botched meth lab operation. Now we get to see where Frank issues come from. Maybe not in the sense that she abandons her family but she doesn’t filter her words and she isn’t against stabbing her own son to get an extra $25K. I didn’t think the Gallagher house could support another strong personality but I’m intrigued to see how long Grammy can survive – given her health and all.

Married with (unborn) Children: Now that Karen and Jody are officially hitched Lip is on the outside looking in. Asking Karen to get an abortion wasn’t what I expected from Lip but he hasn’t been having the ideal summer, add a six-pack of hipster beer to that and…yeah. I think, when he comes to his senses, he’ll want to renege and prove that he can do something that his father can’t do in raising a child. I don’t hate Jody but I don’t like that Lip is only getting beat on, physically and emotionally, in every episode since the season began.

“You married a drug-dealers teenage daughter?!” Sounds like an interesting vacay. But really, how in the hell do you arrange that double-date and expect everything to be peachy?! I like that Steve is back, I love that Fiona didn’t immediately brush him away, and I know that they want each other more than any of their other interests at the time – wives included.

Farewell Frank? After finding out that Karen is the beneficiary to Eddie’s money Frank blows up on Jody…in front of Sheila. Does this mean Frank is no longer a welcomed squatter at Sheila’s? He put work in though. He literally put his ass on the line (paraphrasing). I don’t know what other scam Frank can run to get away from working or tending to his family but I have faith he’ll find a way around such trivial tasks.

Ethel Escapes: Maybe Ethel doesn’t want to go back to her home after all? She defends her sister-wives when Kevin and Veronica question their motives but gets on a bus to leave town with Malik. I understand that Kevin may be more concerned with Ethel’s livelihood whereas Veronica may be more concerned with her financial gain, but neither wants her to leave to go back to what they consider an unhealthy lifestyle. Is she taking Malik back to the “Waco-Wackos” so that he can fill the spot her husband left empty?!

On the next Shameless: A Bottle of Jean Nate

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: can i have a mother

  1. Tom says:

    Can you please translate the Portuguese that Steve’s wife said to Fiona’s date while Steve and Fiona were in the bathroom?

  2. […] Previously on Shameless: Can I Have A Mother […]

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