Shameless (2011– )
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Frank surrenders baby Liam collateral in a lost bet; Fiona thoroughly enjoys her youth as a bartender at a local hot spot; Sheila takes steps to finally leave the house; Debbie runs a daycare with Carl; Ian's business expands.


Mark Mylod


John Wells (developed for American television by), Paul Abbott (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum ... Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin ... Steve (credit only)
Ethan Cutkosky ... Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton ... Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey ... Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney ... Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan ... Ian Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White ... Lip Gallagher
Laura Wiggins ... Karen Jackson (as Laura Slade Wiggins)
Joan Cusack ... Sheila Jackson
James Wolk ... Adam
Madison Davenport ... Ethel
Marcus Brown ... Pub Patron
Pej Vahdat ... Kash


In the Season 2 premiere, despite her breakup with Steve, Fiona tends bar at a local hotspot with Veronica, hangs out with a successful business executive, and enjoys her youth. Debbie runs a daycare with Carl. Ian takes over at the Kash and Grab when Kash leaves town. Lip runs a little league book and helps Kevin out with their annual ice cream/pot truck. Despite Eddie's disappearance, Sheila takes small steps to finally leave the house. Frank loses a bet and surrenders Liam as collateral.

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

8 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first appearance of Jody Silverman, played by Zach McGowan. See more »


The glasses on Fiona's tray after she drops off the DJ's beer change number, size and position from shot to shot. See more »


References Bambi (1942) See more »


Climb Every Mountain
Written by Richard Rodgers (as Rodgers) and Oscar Hammerstein II (as Hammerstein)
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That's not flying..
27 December 2016 | by tntvracSee all my reviews

Forgiveness was not withheld in season one when you people decided shoulder cam would be fun for exactly one episode, upsetting the entire visual tonality of the show. Nor when the Fiona and car- thief-guy's relationship became unbearably trope-driven to the point of basically being put on cruise-control. (p-p-p-pun)

But this season 2 (expletive)?

I don't know what (expletive) producers decided to try and up the ante with such stupefying feats as:

1. A three panel fail-hulk montage!

2. Total release of all economic-class-boundaries which formed much of the basic architecture of the show!

3. A (expletive) fight club.. let's say that again.. a.. (expletive).. Fight. Club.

4. (expletive) because the template says "(expletive) keep attention."

5. Frank no longer scamming, just betting random people to Jackass- style stunts.

6. I turned the (expletive) show off.

Seriously though. You (expletive) really phoned it in. Is this LaToya Morgan's fault?

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