Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 10 episode 2: “This Is Like Rich People Christmas!”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 10 episode 2, Debbie reminded us that “you only pull wings off a fly because you feel dead inside.”  A tad morbid, but perhaps she is right, as we learn that having power over someone isn’t always the answer.

In tonight’s episode, “Sleep Well My Prince For Tomorrow You Shall Be King,” Debbie isn’t the only one scamming the system, as Kev and V stumble upon a “scamazon” that they can’t turn down.  Meanwhile, Lip adjusts to fatherhood, Carl finds a new potential business partner, and Liam continues to search for his identity.

My top 5 moments from Shameless season 10 episode 2 are:

5

“What happened to us?”

Ian and Mickey are back this season!

Only it seems like there may be trouble in paradise, as one of our favorite ships on the show are having trouble adjusting to being cellmates.  Ian and Mickey are fighting like old ladies and are desperate to get some kind of a break so they don’t kill each other.

Let’s hope these two can work things out, but it’s nice to see some familiar faces back on the show!

4

“I think you broke my leg!”

Frank and Mikey realize that they need to come up with a fast way to make some money before Debbie kicks them to the curb.  They try to scam some uber drivers, but end up hitting a snag when both drivers see right through their act.

Frank and Mikey better “get fresh” if they want to score some real cash, but is Frank about to take back his role as the head of the household?

I mean, I’m not sure that he ever really was in charge…

3

“This is like rich people Christmas!”

Kev and V continue to bring the laughs and are the highlight of the new season so far for me.  After Kev tries to return his new shoes, the delivery man ends up choking himself out while having his way with himself in the bathroom.

Kev and V are not exactly pleased to have a dead guy in their bathroom, but this does lead to a “scamazon” of their very own, as they decide to ransack his truck, bringing joy to all…along with a lot of free stuff!

At the end of the episode, we learn that the delivery guy is not actually dead, but he doesn’t seem too surprised to wake up on the bathroom floor…

2

“You’re like a walking PSA to wear a condom.”

Liam may have a valid point here, but Lip is trying his best to adjust to being a new dad.  We meet baby Freddy, as Lip is thrown right into parenthood.  It looks like Lip has a lot to learn, but I’m confident that he will be an amazing dad.

We still do not know Tami’s fate just yet so I’m curious to see how this story will unfold, but it looks like Lip’s life is about to change forever.

1

“You just want to feel like you have power over me…”

Debbie tries to return her first pair of shoes and is in for a surprise when the salesman takes out a black light to inspect them.  Debbie certainly didn’t account for that, but is beyond desperate to get her money back.

The shoe salesman blackmails her, but Debbie ends up turning the tables on him, regaining the power he tried to take away from her.  Debbie lucks out and gets to keep the shoes and her money, but she’s not out of trouble just yet, as Mikey follows her to her She Shed.

Mikey blackmails Debbie as well, but he is looking to have Frank be the head of the family again.  Debbie comes to the realization that perhaps she was also trying to have power over her family because she felt bad about herself, handing over ATM cards to her brothers and telling Frank that he can be the leader if he wants, claiming that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Now that Frank is in charge, I have a feeling that things are going to get even crazier, but we’ll have to see how this goes.  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:

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!

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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.

1

“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 13: “Is That Bone?”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 9 episode 13, I realized that it’s never easy to get back up and start over, but sometimes it is necessary.  Even if it feels hopeless, every now and again you will be surprised by what comes next.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “Lost,” Frank suffers an injury that gets him a pass into the hospital, but most of the staff are not too thrilled with his presence.  Meanwhile, Fiona starts over, Lip has a heart-to-heart talk with Tami, and Liam decides he has had enough.  My top 5 moments from Shameless season 9 episode 13 are:

5

“It took them two days to realize I was gone.”

During the episode, Fiona notices that Liam is not in his room and she begins texting him to try and find him.  Everyone else starts reaching out to Liam too, but we find out that he has been hanging out at his friend’s house and comments on how long it took everyone to notice he was missing.  Liam decides not to answer any of their texts and continues to have some fun.  I can’t say I really blame him, but it looks like he is getting some quality Liam time in.  After all, there is always some kind of commotion going on in the Gallagher home.  Enjoy your vacation away, Liam!

4

“Pull the trigger!”

Carl is still upset about Kelly breaking up with him and he hates it that Debbie is trying to move in on his territory.  To make matters worse, he also finds out that he did not get into West Point.  During work, a robber points a gun at Carl and he simply tells him to pull the trigger because his day can’t get any better.  Only the robber actually shoots the gun and Carl proceeds to beat the crap out of him.  Perhaps a job in law enforcement is in his future?  Later on, Debbie tries to make a move on Kelly and is rejected.  Carl and Debbie actually share a sweet moment together, as Carl tells her that she will find someone to be with someday.  It’s nice to see that these two can still support each other even though they were both initially fighting over the same girl.

3

“The nuns know.”

The gig is up, as Kev and V’s daughters are finally spotted together at preschool.  The nuns call up Kev and V to discuss the matter further and explain what there are options are.  They can either pay back tuition to prevent being brought up for fraud or Kev can play Jesus and drag a 300 pound cross to the church while wearing his revealing costume.  I mean, I guess it beats paying the $1400, but it’s not every day that you get to see Jesus walking down the block.

2

“Is that bone?”

After Fiona’s former building is bulldozed, Frank is still inside and ends up injuring his leg severely during the commotion.  Frank says it is just a scratch, but his bone is literally sticking out.  Frank is no stranger to the emergency room, as the members of the staff know him quite well and refuse to give him pain medication.  We learn that Frank has been to this particular hospital 52 times and he has no insurance.  However, Frank gets a lucky break after all, as he ends up with a short visit and lots of pain medication before being dumped out on his street by the ambulance.

1

“Did you let Lip recruit you into that cult?”

Fiona continues to go to AA meetings and is starting to pick up the pieces.  After meeting with her lawyer, she learns that she needs to prove that she is a contributing member of society since she is facing assault charges from the woman she punched in the face during the block party.  Fiona can’t really be picky with her options and ends up taking a job at a gas station.  At the end of the episode, Max walks in and offers her a real chance to start over.  He explains that they are moving forward with the project and that he would like to buy Fiona out, which would give her $100,000.  Talk about a lucky break.  I have to admit that my heart skipped a beat when I saw a man walk in the gas station, as I was kind of hoping it might be Jimmy.  However, it looks like this chance encounter will finally allow Fiona a fresh start.  Stay tuned for the season finale next week, as we say goodbye to our beloved Fiona Gallagher.  I’m not sure I am ready to, however.

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!

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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:

5

“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.

1

“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!

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!

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