Frank and Monica make an interesting proposal to the kids; Fiona sees a new business opportunity; Lip tries to finally get his sobriety under control when he's pressured by a suddenly grown-up Debbie; Ian and Mickey play Thelma and Louise; Kev and V try to start a new chapter after losing the bar to Svetlana. Back to Lip -- his and his sponsor's dislike of the sorority girl's repeated story. Debbie seems to be redeeming herself in some ways. I was singing this tune all through seasons 5 and 6. Steve Howie sure has been showing off his body a lot this season. Ian asks for more upscale food from the mini mart.
The one bright spot was that it looked like we were gonna be free from Monica at last. Best thing about this episode was seeing Ricky from My So-Called Life! In the rare moments good fortune happens to Fiona, she's prone to experience a crisis of conscience than capitalize on a lucky break like Lip. I guess I'm happy for the people who are still really invested in Mickey and can now imagine him having a nice life in Mexico. They had a lot of sex for Ian to not have an interest in sticking around. Their worldviews are polar opposites which is why they have so much friction. Fiona is hardly perfect but Lip treats her like shit and she doesn't deserve that.
Ian and Mickeys road trip to Mexico and the wedding seemed to do little except use up some air time. I have never liked Debbie and I'm stick to death of Frank. And not getting shamed for being there. For better or worse Mickey was the closest thing Ian had to a real relationship and is what he measures all other relationships against so having Mickey rot in jail was not the best idea for the show but having Ian chose not to follow him as he road off into the Mexican sun was a good way for Ian to grow. Debbie and Carl watching Monica and Frank fight without intervening. Didn't realize how much I actively dislike Svetlana until she was no where near Kevin and 'V this episode. It has been a while.
Plus I appreciated the detail of ordering four desserts because addicts gotta be addicted to something. She should get more than him, because she a is the central figure of the show and b often shows her boobs. Why fritter away the money and pay interest on something that depreciates? Thought the ending was actually kind of sad. But the writers had nothing to do to make it better because of the corner they wrote themselves in at the end of season 5 and this is the half thought out of even plot they came up with. This was a ridiculous storyline. But she's growing on me again. Best tag line for this show I have ever seen.
Don't like his boyfriend though. I really hope the kids don't all get regretful about not having a better relationship with Monica now that she's dead. I wasn't nearly as excited about Aiden from Revenge My biggest disappointment with this episode was that Frank didn't die too. Kev in the gay bar with Ricky Vazquez was a treat. So we will have to see how they choose to derail her, just as they derailed Lip and any other Gallagher who was on the verge of getting their shit together. I was singing this tune all through seasons 5 and 6.
Also, realized that I have disliked to some extent all of Lip's and Fiona's except her musician ex-husband who seemed like a good man, so of course she fucked it up love interests. Though from the upcoming scenes, are we even sure of that? I did however think Monica's wedding dress was very pretty in spite of the haphazard alterations. I don't have a good feeling about Fiona buying the apartment building. I realized in these two episodes I don't like any of the characters really. Ian also grew up but really it shouldn't have gotten as far as the border for him to realize running away with Mickey was a dead end. At first it looked like Lip was finally gonna give her some credit for her work with the laundromat. Yes the show threw Mickey under the bus a bit but it does that to every character that isn't a Gallagher and it does that to the Gallaghers on occasion.
I just remember finding that episode really messed up and decided I was over the shock value for value but I came back because of last week and this week and I realized in these two episodes I don't like any of the characters really. He's not wrong, is he? It makes me cringe how he goes on that the kids are ungrateful? Kev and Vee actually romantically and sexually connecting. Fanfic was the perfect description of the entire Mickey broke out of prison and ran off to Mexico storyline. I skipped over Ian and Mickey. I don't have a good feeling about Fiona buying the apartment building. They did the story for ratings and it was bad because they wrote themselves into a corner with a previous seasons storyline.
Not only was the bank misunderstanding an obvious machination and nonsensical from Ian, but it didn't track with Mickey, either. I kept worrying they had drugged Liam with Molly too. Realistically I know they aren't getting rid of Macy but let me dream about a Shameless that isn't bogged down by his heinous behavior. She got real lucky with the laundromat This show drives me nuts though. Cannot wait for season 8! And we all know the money will soon be all gone. Also, he really, really obviously aided an escaped convict and committed multiple crimes in addition to that in a way that was very stupid for someone planning on going back to Chicago the whole time. No way to know since they didn't bother to let us in on his thoughts at any point.
Cast: Johnny Bennett, David Threlfall, Pauline McLynn, Elliott Tittensor, Valerie Lilley, Joanna Higson, Gerard Kearns, Ciaran Griffiths, Alice Barry, Ben Batt, Rebecca Atkinson, Tina Malone, Aaron McCusker, Sean Gilder, Sally Carman. Not only was the bank misunderstanding an obvious machination and nonsensical from Ian, but it didn't track with Mickey, either. Shameless is always willing to sell out continuity and character for the sake of a supremely dumb joke. I did gain a modicum of respect for Lip's last girlfriend for not putting up with his shit and pretty much dumping him an immediately. I wish Fiona hadn't gotten the huge offer - I still don't think she would have been stupid enough to buy without figuring out what, exactly, she was buying, but it would be more interesting to see her work as a small business owner than to get lucky and flip a property. I used to have a few favorites and even generally rooted for the characters but now I don't.
That sponsor is a good fit for him though, so I hope he does Lip some good. And I agree with your whole post-what a missed opportunity this was. No way to know since they didn't bother to let us in on his thoughts at any point. He was totally opaque through this whole episode. She was one of the few things that made Frank bearable. It seems as though he's getting ready to actually get himself out of the spiral. I feel like now they just keep trying to raise their stakes, how far can they go with shock value.