It’s Monday and you know what that means — it’s time to talk about “Shameless.” And considering last night’s episode of the Showtime series was soaked in drama — and booze — we have a lot to discuss about what’s next for the Gallagher family.
Episode 3 ended on an interesting note. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) had just promised Debbie (Emma Kenney) that she would kick her out of the house if she decided to go through with her pregnancy. But it looks like the pregnant teen won’t be the only one facing possible homelessness. Like her neighbors, Fiona also received an eviction notice on her door, adding to her already full plate of problems.
In episode 4, titled “Going Once, Going Twice,” the matriarch of the Gallagher clan will try to get back her family’s home when the house gets sold in auction.
“There’s a chance we could buy it,” Fiona says. But where exactly would she get the cash from? Luckily her younger brother Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) has been making bank with his gun-selling gig.
But Fi’s not the only one with financial woes. Debbie, who will catch a glimpse of her baby in the upcoming installment, will learn that being a mother is a draining job — both emotionally and financially. During a prenatal doctor visit, Frank (William H. Macy) breaks the hard news to his youngest daughter that in addition to paying for a place to live, Debbie also has to worry about diapers, onesies and “little jars with pureed veggies.”
“Even with welfare no way you’ll pull down the kind of dough you need,” Frank tells Deb before suggesting an idea. “What you need is an older — a father figure. Like what you had with me only with money. And good news is there’s lots of lonely men.”
Debbie will meet one of those lonesome suitors Frank described in the upcoming installment.
Like Debbie, Ian (Cameron Monaghan) will also make a new friend in episode 4. Yep, for those hoping it’s the adorable and brave firefighter who saved him last week, you’re in luck! (And so is Ian when he learns his hero just so happens to be gay!)
“Shameless” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on Showtime.