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thoughts on shameless: a bottle of jean nate

Previously on Shameless: Can I Have A Mother

  • Jessica invites Fiona to a party on one of her “friend’s boat”.
  • Kevin and Veronica look for a pet as a replacement for Ethel.
  • Karen goes to Lip for advice on how to get out of her marriage with Jody.
  • Peggy recruits Carl to help her get her meth lab operation running again.
  • Fiona confronts Steve/Jimmy about all of his lies.
  • Lip decides to drop out of school to get a job to support Karen’s child.
  • Jessica makes a move on Fiona but it doesn’t pan out as she had hoped it would.
  • Lip and Ian – with the help of Peggy – decide that a fight will settle their dispute.

Fool Me Once… Maybe I was delusional in thinking that Fiona would just let Steve right back into her life. I knew he had wronged her in surplus – and even brought Lip along for the ride for good measure. I know he got married to a stranger, lived a double life, and stole cars but somewhere around there they both want to be together. I don’t want to believe that her and Steve are completely done but I understand he has to do more than he usually would to gain Fiona’s trust back. She doesn’t allow that many people outside her family to get close to her (with the exception of Kevin and Veronica) and Steve is only making it worse.

A Grandmother’s Love: Seriously Grammy Peggy? A meth lab? And you choose Carl?! That plan is destined for failure. I knew by the end of the episode Carl was either going to blow something up or needing a really good dental plan. Also, don’t do meth. I hope that little venture into the hardcore drug production was just this episode though. She can keep making Frank interact with his children for as long as she is around, since her cancer is, probably, going to lead to her demise fairly soon.

Room at the Alibi: Is Kev the new bar manager? He did ship Stan off to the old folk’s home because he wasn’t in any shape to run the Alibi Room not to mention just living by himself. I don’t think Ethel is coming back anytime soon so maybe his new promotion will keep him occupied.

Newlywed Bliss: When I think love I think “morningwood”, Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose“, and prenuptial agreements. Call me a romantic or whatever. I didn’t think Karen and Jody were going for the long haul or anything but didn’t they just get married last week? I’m all for Lip being happy but at this point it looks like Karen may be more “baby momma” material as opposed to an actual girlfriend.

The Kiss that Missed: If we thought Fiona was already having her fair share of problems with men this summer just add Jasmine to the mix and then it’s a party. I thought it was fairly obvious that Jasmine wanted more of a physical relationship with Fiona since we met her last season. I’m a pretty friendly guy and all but I don’t lick my friend’s ear to wake him up when a swift pillow to the face will suffice. I hope that Jasmine doesn’t just disappear now that Fiona has denied and embarrassed her, maybe she takes more of a “frienemy” role from here on out.

On the next Shameless: Parenthood

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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shameless recapping: i’ll light a candle for you every day

Previously on Shameless: Summer Loving

Just when everyone – maybe just myself – thinks that Frank can’t sink any lower on the morality scale he goes and declines Dottie of her heart so she is destined for death. Debbie’s new obsession with death has the rest of the Gallagher clan worried about her. Fiona finds a purse on the train and is debating whether she will return the money she found or just the purse itself. She is also on the verge of having a fling with her high school crush Craig (Taylor Kinney). Lip is trying to help Ian with his admission process into West Point by helping a military official with a special project. Jody proposes to Karen. Meanwhile at the Alibi Room, Steve is thinking about buying the bar (literally) but Veronica doesn’t think it’s the best idea for them financially.

Frank, really?!: We knew from the beginning that Frank was only after Dottie for her pension but I didn’t think he would really go out of his way to make sure she didn’t get her heart transplant. I didn’t think he would practically kill someone for some cash. And what makes things worse is that he only got $2,000, some heart-stopping sex, and a flat screen for the whole thing (It better had been an LED TV at least!). Not to mention stealing the church offering box. From this point on I promise NEVER to be shocked by ANYTHING Frank Gallagher does. Is there anyway he can stoop lower than this?

Finders Keepers: Haven’t we all found something that wasn’t ours and thought about keeping it? Unless you’re Mother Theresa or Jesus Christ – or some other awesome history person – I’m sure you have. Yeah, Fiona may have spent the money to buy some things for the house and treat them to some buffet action but she realized she had done the wrong thing and tried to make up for it. Even though her attempt at moral redemption didn’t play out the way she had hoped she still showed that she isn’t as flawed as her father.

Karen & Jody…& Lip: Even though Karen and Lip are still in a physical relationship, she seems to be getting ready for life with Jody. She thinks he is on the verge of proposing to her, which he is, so she might be done with Lip. Of course Lip hasn’t addressed how he feels to Karen and soon it might be too late. Besides Fiona, Lip has been taking the brunt of the emotional assault this season but I can’t blame anyone but him for the way he’s handling it.

Dear Diary: Since Fiona has been talking to her old crush Craig she has been thinking about getting a little frisky. Veronica warns her not to mess with married men but Fiona has to find out for herself that having sex in a mini-van filled with car-seats and smashed fruit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I know Fiona is looking for something to fill her void for Steve but she just can’t seem to pick them so far. Now that she has reached out to Steve it’s only a matter of time before her GTA-specialist triumphantly returns.

Buying the Bar: Since Kevin thinks he can better a better bar manager than the senile one the Alibi Room already has, he tells the bar patrons and Veronica about his ambition. Initially Veronica agrees because she doesn’t want to make Kevin feel bad but later she tells him how she really feels. Veronica seems to take the role of the moral conscious for both the Gallagher household and her own but she doesn’t want her husband to resent her for not letting him go into the sketchy business so she backs Kevin’s decision. I don’t think the transition from bartender to bar manager will be seamless but I just hope that it doesn’t drastically change Kevin and Veronica’s relationship. They have to be the closest thing to normalcy the Gallagher’s have.

On the next Shameless: A Beautiful Mess

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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