Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 10 episode 1 Season Premiere: “I’m Not Fiona!”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 10 episode 1 season premiere, I realized that everyone deserves to feel special every once and a while, but is Debbie really able to fill Fiona’s shoes?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  

In tonight’s episode, “We Few, We Lucky Few, We band of Gallaghers,” Debbie tries to keep the family in line, which is no easy task.  Meanwhile, Lip’s world is about to change, Carl graduates from military school, and Frank reunites with his former partner in crime.  My top 5 moments from the Shameless season 10 episode 1 season premiere are:

5

“Enjoy it while you can…”

Lip and Tami seem to be getting along quite well during the season premiere.  Tami is heavily pregnant and Lip is slightly confused by how nice she is all the time, but explains it is coming from the hormones.  Lip is warned that this will not last once the baby comes, but is he ready for his life to completely change?

Now that Fiona is gone, Lip should be stepping into the spotlight more, so I’m interested to see how his story and character progresses in the new season.

4

“He’s stealing my drugs!”

Frank is at it again!  Once he discovers that his doctor is not going to prescribe him anything else after his leg injury heals, Frank is forced to get creative.  He hangs out at a pharmacy and bumps into an elderly woman, stealing her prescription in the process.

The old woman shouts out for the police and Frank decides to make a run for it, but he ends up bumping into his old pal, Mikey, from the Hobo Loco Man challenge.  It looks like Mikey might be hanging around for a while and I’m sure these two will come up with some pretty outrageous schemes along the way.

3

“I deserve to feel special!”

In the beginning of the episode, Debbie tries to do her best to take care of the family, even creating a chart on how to use Fiona’s money wisely.  Debbie points out that she is not Fiona and she’s not wrong about that, as I did feel a void during the episode, missing my favorite character from the show quite a bit.

Debbie does decide to have some special time for herself, as we discover that she is keeping a hidden storage locker filled with expensive and extravagant clothes and accessories.  She plans on returning everything after a few uses, including her new underwear…

I have to say that I would love to go shopping in Debbie’s storage locker, but you have to wonder if this plan is going to backfire, which will leave her in quite a mess…

2

“I’m that guy now…”

Kev starts to come to the realization that he’s that guy now…the old guy on the basketball court and he immediately blames the sneakers he is wearing.  V hilariously tells him that he cannot spend $350 on a new pair of sneakers, which motivates Kev to make his own money.

Kev decides to return to his former days of stripping, only he discovers that he is actually filling in on Daddy’s Night.  Either way, Kev certainly makes an impression on the crowd after hilariously being introduced as Captain Crunch.  It looks like that Testosterone Smoothie may have made all the difference!

At the end of the episode, Kev is sporting his new sneakers with pride, but he still can’t make a shot on the basketball court, so I guess it’s back to square one…

1

“It’s a boy…”

Tami begins to go into labor and Lip rushes over to the hospital.  She ends up having an emergency c-section and Lip meets his new son, who is absolutely adorable.  However, things take a drastic turn when Tami is taken into emergency surgery as well and her life is clearly in danger.

Will Tami be OK?

I actually really like Lip with Tami, but I’m starting to wonder if we are meant to follow his solo journey into fatherhood.  We’ll have to see how this turns out, but I’m really worried about Tami.

Fiona does call during the episode, as we see a missed call from her in the beginning and then we can assume that Debbie is talking to her later when they all meet Lip’s son, but her presence was needed here. 

While I love the other characters on this show, I have always said that Fiona was the heart and soul of Shameless, so it will be interesting to see if they can keep the audience invested without her.

That being said, I thought the season premiere had a lot of potential and I’m interested to see some of these story-lines developed more over the coming season.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on Shameless below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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