Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 12: “Father Frank, Full of Grace”

Happy Sunday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 12, we got to say goodbye to the Gallagher family and learned that “time’s precious. Don’t f*ckin waste it.”

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Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 12, “Father Frank, Full of Grace,” Frank Gallagher’s fate is finally revealed as we spend one last hour saying goodbye to the Gallagher family in the series finale.

My top 5 moments from the Shameless season 11 episode 12 series finale are:

5

“So now what?”

In the beginning of the episode, the Gallagher family discovers Frank and reveals that he has a very faint pulse after his overdose. No one seems to see the letter that Frank left behind except for Franny, who later decides to color all over it.

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The plan is a “wait and see” approach to figure out exactly what to do with Frank, but Liam is concerned when Frank disappears. He goes out looking for him, but can’t track him down. Frank has disappointed everyone in his family, but Liam always tries to look out for him no matter what and I will miss seeing their adventures together.

4

“You can’t just change teams…”

Kev and V prepare to sell the Alibi, but learn that the bar will most likely be turned into a cafe or an escape room, which leads to the very important question: “What the f*ck is an escape room?”

Later on, V helps the girls with their new jerseys and Kev puts his foot down, explaining that they can’t just switch sports teams and that this is grounds for divorce.

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At the end of the finale, it is unclear whether Kev and V will go with the offer or potentially sell to Tipping and Carl so they can turn the Alibi into a police bar.

3

“You’re the closest thing to a dad we ever had.”

One of the most touching moments of the finale was during this particular moment. Lip is feeling exhausted from being the one to make all of the decisions, but Ian explains it is because he is like a father to them.

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While it is uncertain if Lip and Tami will have another baby or allow Ian and Mickey to adopt him or her, I am hoping that Lip can finally stop putting so much pressure on himself so that he can sit back and enjoy life a little more.

2

“I love this man.”

Ian and Mickey spend the majority of the episode trying to get new furniture for their apartment, but Ian keeps reminding Mickey that it is the 21st.

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We see that Mickey is trying to secretly plan something for Ian and later on, they surprise Ian at the Alibi for their wedding anniversary, which was beyond sweet and touching.

Ian declares his love for Mickey as they celebrate and earlier we got a talk about them potentially being dads, which could be a whole new adventure for Gallavich.

Either way, I feel so incredibly lucky to have witnessed the Gallavich moments over the series. True love at its best.

1

“Stop worrying so damn much.”

After Frank stumbles off, he winds up in a church and the priest has him taken to the hospital. Frank tests positive for covid and the nurses discover his “do not resuscitate” tattoo.

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While Frank drifts in and out of consciousness, we witness a few flashbacks that include both Fiona and Monica.

At the very end of the episode, Frank appears at the Alibi with his family and Liam stops for a moment and looks back at his stool as if he can somehow sense his presence.

Frank rises up in the sky when he dies and narrates his letter to his family, which has advice for each and every one of them.

It’s last call for Frank and he goes out for good the way he wanted to.

Overall, I thought the series finale was okay. It wasn’t bad, but I was disappointed that we did not see Emmy Rossum as Fiona during the episode. We got a brief moment of Frank looking into Patsy’s Pies along with the couple of flashbacks and he calls the nurse Fiona several times, but he doesn’t even address her in his letter, which seemed odd to me.

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Debbie decides to potentially run off to Texas with her criminal girlfriend, Heidi and we don’t get the happy ending I was looking for between her and Sandy, which I felt was a much better match.

The Gallaghers are going to potentially sell the house for a lower price, but I’d like to see where each one of them ultimately end up. It would have been nice to get a reunion a year or two later with all of the characters checking in (including Fiona).

While we get a couple of mentions of possible futures for the other Gallaghers, there was a lot left open and I’m not expecting a full description for each and every one of them, but I guess I wanted a little bit more closure for the other characters.

Either way, the finale was not bad by any means and this show will remain as one of my favorites of all time. It’s tough to nail a series finale and I have seen many shows fail at this. Perhaps bringing Fiona back would have been predictable, but it also would have given fans that bit of nostalgia they were looking for, especially since Fiona was the heart and soul of the show for so many years…

Thanks for the memories, Gallagher family. I enjoyed the watch!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 8: “Cancelled”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 8, we were reminded about the importance of memories. Sometimes we may take them for granted, but when it comes down to it, they’re all we have left when it matters the most.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 8, “Cancelled,” Ian and Mickey try to hire someone to watch over Mickey’s dad, but they run into a few problems along the way. Meanwhile, Lip and Tami bond over breaking the law, Debbie attempts to blow off some steam, and Kev and V cause us to shed a few tears of joy.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 11 episode 8 are:

5

“The Carl curse.”

Carl seems initially confused about what this actually is, but when he is informed that all of his training officers end up injured while with him, it starts to make a lot more sense. Carl is assigned to vice and at first, it seems pretty glamorous.

His two new training officers drive around fancy cars and spend the majority of their time trying to make a profit, but things get tricky when they say they are about to raid the Alibi Room. Luckily, Carl always has a plan and this curse is really more of a blessing!

4

“The day is young.”

Debbie decides to let off some steam and crashes with her bartender friend. Debbie sifts through her ex-girlfriend’s clothing pile and dresses up so that she can feel good about herself, even though she is heartbroken over her family and Sandy.

Debbie takes things a little too far and ends up waking up on a street corner looking like a hooker. No one has picked up Franny and Debbie runs into Sandy on the way back.

Sandy really wants to talk things out, but Debbie remains stubborn and tells her goodbye, which left poor Sandy in tears when she walked away.

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Even though Sandy has been less than forthcoming about her baggage and past, Debbie has a lot issues too and I think that these two can actually help each other in the long run, but let’s hope they can resolve their issues.

3

“Family’s family.”

Ian and Mickey try to figure out what to do with Mickey’s dad, but start striking out when it comes to hiring some help. After Terry manages to scare away his new nurse within less than five minutes, Ian and Mickey really do their homework and bring in a nun who is not afraid to smack Terry in the back of the head when he gets out of line.

However, things take a drastic turn when they come home and learn that the nun had to “punish” Terry by suffocating him to death. I guess it’s the thought that counts?

2

“Carpet Denim.”

Sure, Kev may not get the phrases right, but he loves V through and through. Kev and V have been the most consistent couple over the entire series and we finally get to witness them get married officially when Kev learns that a zoom appointment at City Hall has opened up.

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V’s mom and their daughters are present while they celebrate the day and luckily Carl created that distraction outside which would have turned this beautiful day into a nightmare.

I was really glad to see this heartwarming moment between Kev and V especially after witnessing the Gallavich wedding last season. Perfection!

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“I’m sure I mentioned it.”

After Frank loses his memory during his speech at Liam’s school, he is taken to the hospital. The Gallagher family finally learns the truth about his condition, which is an important revelation for the end of the series.

The Gallagher family has been through a lot and Frank has not really been present for a lot of important moments because of his drinking. However, I thought that his speech about memories was really important and maybe now he can try to make amends and make the most out of his time with his family because all he has left are fading memories.

This leaves each member of the Gallagher family with an important decision as well. Do they close the book on Frank or do they try and help him in his time of need?

We only have four episodes left and I’m curious to see who will be coming back for the series finale. There have been rumors about Fiona returning along with Karen and Sheila, but what about Jimmy?

Stay tuned Gallagher fans!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 7: “Two at a Biker Bar, One in the Lake”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 7, I learned that sometimes people make different choices and that’s OK.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 7, “Two at a Biker Bar, One in the Lake,” the Gallagher family continues to argue over whether or not to sell their home. Meanwhile, Ian and Mickey decide to make new friends, another secret about Sandy is revealed, and Carl has a meltdown during a safety presentation for kids.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 11 episode 7 are:

5

“I’m not living with your family.”

The vote is still undecided, but Tami is ready to move back in with her family until they can get back on their feet. Lip refuses to live with her family; however, and would rather “slit his throat.”

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Lip continues to try and convince the rest of the family to sell the house so he can make enough cash, but eventually makes a compromise and applies for a job at an Amazon facility to appease Tami, but it may be too late for that now…

4

“Please don’t let me die.”

Meanwhile, Kev gets into a little bit of trouble when a cop pulls him over riding one of Lip’s stolen bikes. Only she seems more interested in buying the bike and knows exactly where to find Kev thanks to his T-shirt.

Kev decides to move the bikes, but things get tricky, causing him to actually ride one into Lake Michigan.

There goes twenty grand…

3

“I guess you’re a better person than I am.”

After the reveal about Sandy’s husband, we now discover that she also has a son named Prince. Prince is actually pretty adorable, but Sandy says that she doesn’t want to be his mom.

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This strikes a nerve with Debbie, who has given up everything for her own daughter. She tries to tell Sandy that she can’t just abandon her child, but Sandy tries to explain that she was just trying to figure out who she was and brings up some of Debbie’s emotional baggage in the process.

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“If I need friends, you need friends.”

Gallavich continues to bring us some hilarious moments as they come to an agreement that they need to make some new gay friends. After striking out a few times, they meet a gay couple and are invited to a book signing.

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Mickey works on his dazzling smile and the two eventually decide that this may not be the best place for them, although they put on a showstopping number of “Rain On Me.”

More please!

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“Let’s just vote and be done with it.”

Easier said than done, as the vote ends up being tied. The arguing continues, but Lip decides to walk in with a sledge hammer and start forcing his “open floor plan” on everyone. Frank eventually stumbles into the chaos and has been dealing with his own issues throughout the episode, but he seems temporarily relieved to see his family.

At the very of the episode, the cops are looking for Lip and Debbie confirms that he is inside, which means that things are about to go from bad to worse for Lip.

Let’s see how this all turns out…

Stay tuned, Gallagher fans!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 6: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good…Eh, Screw It”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 6, I learned that “giving up is for pussies,” but sometimes life can throw a curve ball and you may end up seeing things differently.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 6, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good…Eh, Screw It,” Frank gets a troubling diagnosis. Meanwhile, Liam tries to deal with his guilt, Lip and Tami consider selling the Gallagher home, and Debbie tries to get some answers.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 11 episode 6 are:

5

“Less talking, more stealing.”

In this episode, we quickly learn that Lip only fell off the wagon for one night, but the plot to rob his former place of employment is still on. Luckily he has Mickey to help him out, but it seems like they really haven’t thought this through. Lip and Tami don’t have a place to live anymore which creates more issues for them.

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Let’s just hope that Lip doesn’t get caught…

4

“Whoever did it deserves a medal.”

Mr. Milkovich is surprisingly alive, but he is now paralyzed after being shot by Liam’s fired bullet into the air. Liam is really starting to feel guilty and starts wondering about penance and Hell. Frank gives him a few pep talks, but Liam has always been the good one of the bunch and he clearly has a lot to deal with now.

3

“This is messed up.”

It’s “Bring Your Mom to School” day and V is excited to accompany her girls for the day. Only she quickly changes her tune when she learns that they are about to have a drill in case there is ever an active shooter.

Jemma and Amy are actually really prepared and V should at least be happy that her daughters can react in a hostile scenario, but the teacher doesn’t seem too convinced by V’s concerns…

2

“I love you.”

After spending the majority of the episode complaining about Sandy and sending her a million texts, Deb finally has a heart-to-heart talk with her and learns the truth about Royal and her situation.

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Debbie tells Sandy that she loves her and it looks like she may have actually found a real relationship this time around.

Don’t mess it up, Deb!

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“That was big of you.”

Even though there are a lot of comedic moments in this episode, there are actually a lot of emotionally moving ones as well. Frank has a heart-to-heart talk with Mr. Milkovich and we also discover that Frank is in early stages of Alcohol Dementia.

Lip and Tami consider selling the Gallagher home so they can all lead separate lives, but thankfully the rest of the family shuts down this plan. Even though the show is ending, let’s have it end on the right note.

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Finally, Mickey has this incredible moment where he actually puts his rage aside and helps his dad get up to the porch. Ian is really proud of him and reminds him that he is a good person. I thought this moment was really important for the character development of Mickey and it also helped really solidify how epic and amazing Gallavich is.

It will be interesting to see what happens now with Frank, but I’m hoping that things end on a positive note…at least as much as they can.

Stay tuned, Gallagher fans!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 5: “Slaughter”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 5, I learned that moving is never easy…especially when you may have a haunted house to deal with…

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 5, “Slaughter,” Lip and Tami are forced to look for a new house without any notice. Meanwhile, V goes door-to-door, Frank attempts to eliminate their neighbor problem for good, and Ian and Mickey face some issues during their new job.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 11 episode 5 are:

5

“How to be a good neighbor…”

Frank has had enough and wants to get rid of the Milkovich family for good. V tries to give him some advice and suggests that they talk to each other reasonably. Only things don’t go extremely well when one of them literally gets branded in front of them while the other begins cooking up a dead deer on their lawn. Kev points out that it is basically like living next to the Manson family, but Frank is determined to break in and take the owner off of life support so that the Milkovich family will have no choice but to vacate the premises.

Only that old lady is a fighter and grabs Frank by the balls when he tries to turn off her life support. Looks like the problem will continue for now.

4

“You know this guy?”

Ian and Mickey seem to be getting along a little bit better now that they are working together, but when they get held up by Mickey’s cousin, they are forced to think outside the box. This leads to them borrowing an ambulance and stumbling upon a dead body in the back…romantic!

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Either way, I love seeing adventures with Ian and Mickey!

3

“I don’t even know where she lives…”

After discovering that Sandy has a car, Debbie starts to realize that she doesn’t really know that much about her new girlfriend…like at all.

She decides to use Franny’s tracker and is overly concerned when she discovers that Sandy is spending most of the day at a strip club.

Later on, Sandy explains that she bartends there and doesn’t really have a place to live. Debbie seems ready to open up to her as well, but we are thrown for another loop when Sandy’s angry husband shows up outside…she’ll explain later.

As Franny said, “you have been served!”

2

“They called it the Slaughter house before the murders.”

Lip and Tami quickly learn that their house is up for sale. They need to find a new place to live and actually find a cheap place to look at, but there is something going on with this house.

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Later on, Kev hilariously explains that there were murders that took place there and that the family was named “Slaughter.” People still hear a baby crying, but it doesn’t look like it is going to scare off Lip and Tami.

Only Lip gets fired from his job and may be going down a dark path now. Let’s hope he doesn’t spiral completely out of control…

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“Not today, rednecks!”

Liam has been tortured by the Milkovich family and their racist dog and he has finally had enough. Carl shows him how to use a gun and he decides to shoot it into the air.

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Only the bullet actually comes back down and lands on Mr. Milkovich’s head. Is he dead? Is he alive?

I don’t know but things are about to get crazy…

Stay tuned, Gallagher fans!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 11 episode 2: “Go Home, Gentrifier!”

Happy Monday TV fans! After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 11 episode 2, I learned that going into business with Frank Gallagher can be risky, but he does know what he is doing…

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In season 11, episode 2, “Go Home, Gentrifier,” Kev and V decide to team up with Frank to make some more sales from their new weed business. Meanwhile, Deb wants to throw a princess birthday party for Franny and Carl starts his first day on the force.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 11 episode 2 are:

5

“First day on the job.”

Carl is more than excited to start his first day on the job, but his new partner doesn’t really want to rush into danger. His idea of the perfect day involves jamming out to “Shake That Ass,” enjoying a nice meal with his mom and getting in a quick nap at Best Buy while responding to fake calls.

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Carl wants to actually experience some action, but changes his tune slightly when his new partner agrees to buy him one drink. Only his new partner starts chugging beer and ends up having a heart attack while having sex with a police groupie.

It looks like Carl may be getting a new partner after all…

4

“A Gallagher lives here!”

Lip is upset when he returns home and finds out that his windows have been broken and trash is dumped on his yard. Lip has really been trying to make an effort on his new home and asks his neighbor to keep an eye out.

Later in the episode, Lip and Tami discover that his neighbor and her friends were the ones messing up their house because they don’t want the property taxes to go up. The front garden was looking really nice, Lip!

3

“Shut the f*ck up Jerome!”

Mickey still doesn’t seem overly motivated to get a job, but Ian tells him that there will be no more sex until he does. After watching TV all morning, Mickey sees a hilarious ad from Jerome asking him what he is doing with his life. Mickey seems somewhat inspired, but tells Jerome to shut up.

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After failing his “role playing” interview at the warehouse, Mickey decides to put his entrepreneur skills to the test to make some money on the expired food that is being tossed out, but Ian still tells him he needs a new job.

I’m confident that there is the perfect job out there for Mickey, but it may be a little while until he finds his true calling. Gotta love his enthusiasm though!

2

“What could be more fun than that?”

It’s Franny’s fifth birthday and she is initially very excited, but it looks like Debbie is the one who truly wants to throw a princess party. After finding the perfect decorations at the dollar store, Debbie is extremely disappointed when the bouncy house arrives with a Count Dracula theme.

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Franny actually seems to love it, but Debbie wants a princess one, revealing that perhaps this party is really more for her…

Later on, the princess sing-along gets a little stale, but luckily Uncle Mickey shows up with a gun to win over Franny.

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“I would feel the same way if I was going into business with me…”

V is out of weed and is worried about how they will continue making their new edibles, but Kev suggests that they go into business with the “illegal drug connoisseur,” Frank Gallagher.

Frank tells them they can go for a trial run, but his product is actually pretty impressive and brings in a lot of money. After the trial run is over, Frank reminds them that he did most of the work and changes the cut.

V thinks that they should try and get the product themselves, but Frank is one step ahead of them and now changes the split to 70/30. 

Going into business with Frank can have its rewards, but Frank is ready to defend his skills if necessary. Watch out, V!

Stay tuned Gallagher fans!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 10 episode 10: “What’s an acronym?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 10 episode 10, I realized that sometimes you have to say goodbye in order to truly start over.  But is a Gallagher truly ready to leave the Southside behind?

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “Now Leaving Illinois,” Debbie gets caught up in a love triangle with Claudia and Julia.  Meanwhile, Lip and Tami contemplate moving, Liam is threatened with a permanent vacation from school, and Carl discovers that “garbage is dirty.”

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 10 episode 10 are:

5

“I’m a user, not a seller!”

Frank gets caught up in quite the jam after Faye sets him up to wind up in prison, but Frank Gallagher can talk his way out of almost anything.  After helping out the new processing officer and reasoning with the judge, Frank manages to get out of there with some community service and a trip to rehab.

Faye is less than pleased that her “pharmaceutical entrapment” did not work like she anticipated, but are there still some sparks flying between these two?  We know that Frank likes his women on the crazy side, but it looks like he may be preoccupied with his new business venture within the behavioral rehab center.

Frank Gallagher always finds a way to make some fast cash…

4

“We need to get out of here while we still have a chance!”

After Kev determines the definition of an acronym, he heads out with V to a “Win a Date Couples Auction,” which could seal the deal to get their girls into a prestigious academy for kindergarten.

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After Kev and V are auctioned for $5000, things start to get a little weird and they realize that the couple may actually be swingers.  I guess that’s more believable than Kev’s initial theory about them being hunted down by rich people for sport…

Kev and V weigh the pros and cons and decide to go through with it for their girls, but they are more than surprised when the couple shows up with their son, claiming they want to show him true suffering among the poor so that he is motivated in life.

Perhaps the girls going to public school is not such a bad thing after all…

3

“So you’re doing the mom and the daughter?  Cause that’s hot.”

Well said, Megan!  Megan continues to be a supportive friend to Debbie, but Debbie has certainly gotten herself stuck in a mess of her own.  Claudia seems to be very happy with her and even offers her a job at the house, but Debbie’s sexcapade adventures with Julia may put a hold on this.

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After Debbie tries to let Julia down gently, Julia threatens to expose her to her mother, so I guess Debbie is going to the homecoming dance after all…

2

“When you know, you know.”

After Ian hilariously tries to bring a date to make Mickey jealous, he winds up with Cole, who certainly lights up every room with his presence.  Ian overhears Byron speaking badly about Mickey and he defends his man’s honor, punching him in the face.

This act of Gallavich love gives Mickey the green light to punch Cole as well, as Ian then proposes to Mickey!  In true Mickey fashion, Ian is told to save the speech and it looks like these two are finally ready to have their happily ever after.

Swoon!

1

“That’s all I got.”

After Lip successfully makes it through his first meeting with Tami’s family, he learns that they want to give them Tami’s grandmother’s house until they can get on their feet.  Sounds perfect, but the house is located in Milwaukee, which is two hours away from Lip’s home.

Lip is initially hesitant, but after they see the place for themselves, Lip starts to realize that this could open so many doors for him and his son.  Lip holds a family meeting of his own and tells the Gallaghers that he is leaving.

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So, what does this mean for Lip’s character?  We only have two episodes left this season and with Fiona’s departure last season, is Lip now going to make his exit as well?  We’ll have to wait and see how this unfolds, but I do want Lip to finally find the happiness he deserves.

Stay tuned!

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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:

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“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…

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“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!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 9 episode 14: “Don’t Ever Look Back”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 9 episode 14 season finale, I realized that we sometimes get a second chance, even after we have hit rock bottom.  So what do we do with it?  Do we play it safe or do we travel into the unknown?  The decision is never easy, but all we can do is try and embrace the future.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “Found,” Fiona makes a huge decision that will impact everyone around her.  Meanwhile, Liam moves out, Carl and Debbie team up, and Frank burdens everyone with his recovery.  My top 5 moments from Shameless season 9 episode 14 season finale are:

5

“I moved out.”

During the episode, Liam decides to move out of the Gallagher house for good.  Debbie tries to get him to come back home, but Liam explains that he doesn’t want to be a Gallagher anymore and even Carl asks, “Is that an option?”  Debbie refuses to give up and Liam presents her with a list of demands of 46 items that will need to be addressed in order for him to consider moving home, as Liam is looking to embrace his culture in a stable environment.  Good for you, Liam!

4

“I’m a man again!”

Kev is thrilled to be “a man again” and even starts thinking about renting himself out as Jesus.  V is skeptical, but Kev has endless possibilities, including “A Jesus Stripper” and “Last Supper Jesus.”  It looks like Kev has embraced this new role, but someone should probably tell him that “Bar Mitzvah Jesus” may not go over that well…

3

“Now that’s a woman!”

In the beginning of the episode, Carl and Debbie team up to get some revenge on Kelly for breaking their hearts, as they go into full stealth mode to mess up her truck.  Kelly is furious and confronts Debbie, as we hilariously see that Carl spray painted “heart beaker” instead of “heart breaker.”  Debbie informs Kelly that she knows how to spell, but takes this moment to stand up for her brother, as she tells Kelly that she really hurt her brother and that he feels rejected.  Carl is ready to give up on school and settle for working in fast food, but we know he is worth so much more than that.  Kelly refuses to accept this and storms into “Captain Bob’s” and zip ties Carl and takes him out of there, telling his boss that he quits.  Kelly really is one hell of a woman, as she tells Carl to man up and kisses him, suggesting that there is hope for these two to get back together.  Yay!

2

“You just love them.”

Tami decides to move forward with her pregnancy after getting her test results back from the doctor.  Lip wants to be a father, but Tami thinks that he will be a terrible one.  In a touching moment, Lip gets some advice from Kev, who tells him that you just love them, which is actually really great advice.  I personally think that Lip will be an excellent father, especially after seeing how good he was with Xan, but it will definitely be an adventure for sure.

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“I’m scared.”

After receiving the $100,000 check from Max, Fiona realizes that she now has a second chance.  Fiona goes to visit Ian in prison and he tells her to go because she deserves it.  Fiona is scared, but Ian reminds her, “Don’t ever look back.”  Ian will always be there to love and support her, along with the rest of her family, but Fiona recognizes that it is time to start her life somewhere else.  Lip wants to throw Fiona a goodbye party, but she leaves before it, realizing that she may not be able to go if she stays for that.  Fiona recognizes that it is now or never and takes that leap of faith to get on the plane and move forward toward the unknown.  She loves her family and even leaves Deb a check for $50,000 and reminds Frank that she did it all, as he tries to thank her for helping over the years.  It’s clearly difficult for Frank to admit this and he probably has his own feelings about his oldest daughter leaving, but Fiona takes the high road and doesn’t look back.  We’re proud of you, Fiona Gallagher!

I have to say that I definitely shed a few tears at the end of the episode.  I will absolutely miss Emmy Rossum on the show and I’m not sure that it will be the same without her, but we definitely still have a lot of Gallagher fun to keep us entertained.  Fiona was always the heart and soul of the show for me and I feel like I just said goodbye to my best friend when she got on the plane.  You’ll never be replaced, Fiona, and I hope that you get your chance at a happily ever after!  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 9 episode 12: “You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 9 episode 12, I realized that “people do crazy shit when the power goes out.”  However,  Frank reminded us that “you just gotta stay creative.”  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It,” Frank uses the city blackout to make a quick profit and decides to show Fiona the ropes.  Meanwhile, Lip says goodbye to Xan, Debbie and Carl continue fighting over Kelly, and Kev deals with a “ticking time ball.”  My top 5 moments from Shameless season 9 episode 12 are:

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“Nobody likes a clinger.”

In this episode, Carl feels that Kelly is being distant, but he becomes almost obsessive when he finds out that Debbie is constantly texting her.  This leads to an ongoing fight over Kelly’s affection, as both Gallagher siblings seem unwilling to give up.  Later in the episode, Kelly breaks up with Carl for being too clingy, but does this mean that she will explore some potential feelings for Debbie?  I’m thinking so, based on the preview for next week’s episode.  Maybe Carl’s former girlfriend, Kassidi, can come back from the dead?  Or maybe she’s not really dead?  You never know on Shameless.

4

“She needs to hit rock bottom.”

Lip has a lot going on in this episode, as Xan exits in the beginning, but not before giving Lip a friendship bracelet she made him, which is adorable.  Later on, Tami finally has a talk with Lip and they decide that they are going to give parenthood a try, which I am so excited about.  While they admit that they don’t know what the future holds for them, I really think that Lip will make a great father and will support his child no matter what.  This is an important step in Lip’s life and it looks like things are finally coming together for him.  However, Lip is still extremely worried about Fiona and even throws out her stuff to make his point.  Later on, Lip has an important talk with V, explaining that if she is really Fiona’s friend; she won’t let her stay with her.  Lip understands that Fiona needs to truly hit rock bottom so that she can finally get some help.  It’s not always easy to turn your back on someone you love, but sometimes it is necessary to save them.

3

“Gallagher’s Blackout Supply.”

The entire city is dealing with a blackout and no one is happy about it…except Frank.  Frank is known for his get-rich-quick schemes and he takes full advantage here, as he has been preparing for a possible blackout for quite some time.  Frank officially welcomes Fiona to the “ranks of the unemployed” and decides to show his daughter the ropes.  They negotiate over her cut and Fiona explains that “Frank’s Blackout Supply” will be renamed “Gallagher’s Blackout Supply,” which definitely has a better ring to it.  Fiona is actually really “creative” with her sales skills and the two of them have a line down the block, as they sell ice, batteries, flashlights and all other necessities during this time of panic.  Sure, their prices may be a little outrageous, but they absolutely have a demand for their products.

2

“We found the true power of the South Side.”

It seems like everyone is taking Frank’s advice in this episode about being creative, as Kev decides to have a cookout at The Alibi so that the steaks V purchased don’t go bad.  It seems like a great idea and a lot of the neighbors show up, but they also learn that the rest of Chicago got their power back.  Fiona starts a protest march for the South Siders, which consists of some catchy slogans such as:  “What the f*ck Chicago?  Should’ve had power hours ago” and “South Side is where it’s at.  We’ll f*ck you up with a baseball bat.”  Power is finally restored and everyone celebrates at The Alibi, as Kev takes a minute to comment on how everyone came together and had a great day.

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“We get exactly what we deserve.”

Fiona’s drinking has gotten worse and even Frank tries to intervene at this point, as he tries to tell Fiona that she is a bad drunk, but she doesn’t want to hear it.  Later on, when everyone is celebrating at The Alibi, Fiona still can’t be happy and she takes it out on everyone there.  V makes a strong decision by informing Fiona that she cannot stay with her and Fiona says she understands.  Fiona ends up sleeping in her abandoned apartment building and wakes up, recovering from her drinking.

As Fiona walks down the stairs, she comes across an old copy of “Business Reviewer” magazine addressed to her and finally hits rock bottom, realizing that she no longer recognizes the girl who used to subscribe to that magazine.  The girl who was so motivated and talented, but she is still in there somewhere, as we finally get a glimmer of hope.  Fiona ends up joining Lip at a meeting at the end of the episode.  They exchange glances, but don’t say anything, which is extremely powerful.  It looks like our girl, Fiona, is finally going to get the help she needs.  It’s about time.

Overall, this was one of the best episodes I have seen in a long time.  There was as lot of fun throughout it, but my heart went out to Fiona.  Emmy Rossum’s performance was so real and heartbreaking and I still don’t know how I will be able to deal with her exiting the show, but this episode truly touched me.  Stay tuned!

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