She’s baaaack! Monica, the manic bipolar matriarch of the Gallagher family, will return in Season 7, episode 9 of Showtime’s “Shameless” and she’s going to make a splash — or should we say smash?
According to a synopsis for “Ouroboros,” Monica (Annabelle Apsion) will jump right back into her motherly role. She’ll attempt to help Debbie (Emma Kenney) get her daughter Frannie back from Derek’s (Luca Oriel) brood.
Photos, as well as a preview for the episode, suggest Monica will opt for a typical Gallagher approach, smashing the windows of Derek’s parents’ home and shouting. Still, it seems she’ll be successful in getting her granddaughter, who she’s has yet to meet, back.
While Monica and Debbie team up, Frank (William H. Macy) will do his best to avoid his former wife. It seems, however, that he’ll struggle. Frank won’t be the only Gallagher man grappling with issues during Season 7, episode 9. Ian (Cameron Monaghan) will have his first fight with Trevor (Elliot Fletcher) and Lip (Jeremy Allen White) will slip back into his old bad habits.
Photos for the episode tease far more than the synopsis. It seems that Frank will spend much of the installment working to woo Etta (June Squibb) in the hopes that she’ll let him continue to stay at her home. “Shameless” fans will recall from episode 8 that the elderly former laundromat owner believes that Frank is her dead husband, Wendell. While their “relationship” grows, another will fall apart.
Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) will continue their quest to figure out Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter). Their journey will land the throuple in therapy, though it’s anyone’s guess how that will go.
For more of what’s to come in Season 7, episode 9 of Showtime’s “Shameless,” check out the photos above. Also be sure to tune in Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.