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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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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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