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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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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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shameless recapping: summertime

The second season premiere starts exactly how the last season finished…all over the place! Steve is still out of the country because of his grand theft auto empire. Frank is still living with an agoraphobic woman (Joan Cusack) on the verge of a breakthrough – and her teenage daughter who took advantage of him sexually then posted it on the interwebs. Fiona is trying to get on with her personal life after Steve.”Lip” is in an underground fight club. And Kevin has a HUGE marijuana grow-op. Gotta love summertime Chicago at the Gallagher house, right?

Fiona moves on?: With all the plots and storylines that are in every episode of Shameless I still see Fiona (Emmy Rossum) as the “main” character. The majority of her time last season was spent with, or worrying about, Steve and now since he isn’t there I was very interested in how she would cope. But just like with everything else in her life she can adjust on the fly. I don’t know how long it’s going to be before Steve makes his return but I’m interested to see how far down the rabbit hole Fiona goes until he does.

Time’s almost up “Daddy Frank: Summertime has been good for Sheila Jackson. She can take 100 steps from her front door and may soon be able to leave her block soon. This doesn’t really bode well for Frank because she will be able to interact with the outside world again; maybe even find another man better than Frank – which can’t be difficult at all.

Ice Cream and Nicotine: I didn’t know why Lip needed a tracking device for police officers – unless he was still trying to steal cars – until I saw that he was helping Kevin sell cigarettes to “of age” 14-year-olds from an ice cream truck. I’m interested to see how long this scheme lasts before Tony, or another of Chicago’s finest, finds out about it.

Fiona Jr?: Each of the residents of the Gallagher house is strong in their own way, but Debbie seems to be right behind Fiona in terms of helping the family. She is running a daycare with the help of her younger brother Carl and she is only 12. Even though she let Frank sneak away with Liam, I still think Debbie is one of the stronger characters despite her age.

Long Distance Dreams: I hope that Fiona’s lost love for track turns into something more than just a one episode focal point. It will giver her something else to focus on besides being the adopted matriarch of the Gallagher house. Even though she can’t live without her family – as we saw last season when she moved in next door with Steve – she needs a mental break every now and then.

Jasmine…: As soon as Jasmine came onto the scene late last season I’ve been questioning her true intentions with Fiona. She helped her get a job during the first season finale but she seems to be trying to get Fiona to do a lot more than income tax returns. Jasmine is clearly trying to get Fiona more accustomed to her free-spirited lifestyle. I think she may even have a bit of a crush on Fiona actually, and who knows what kind of trouble that could get her in?! I have faith that Veronica won’t let anything to drastic happen…maybe…

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