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Old 02-24-13, 12:00 PM
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Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/shame...ailures/305624

Episode synopsis is on the link. It's episode 6 of 12

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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Pretty funny (and disgusting) episode!
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Holy shit this episode was awesome.
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

The idea that Lip and Ian were taken out of their home and put in what is basically a prison is really horrible. Shit like that doesn't really happen, does it?

Also seems kind of weird that they would take Lip and Ian out of the home; Lip could pass for thirty and Ian isn't far behind him. Even if they were minors, I would think that they would both be allowed to stay wherever they wanted or become emancipated.

It does occur to me that the women who work in that grocery store could sue the living fuck out of it. Seems weird that they're so protective of a boss who is more or less raping them.

I think Veronica's fucking crazy. Jesus... that was a horrifying thing to put Kevin and her mother through. Also surprised he mother isn't on the other side of menopause... that woman has to be fifty. She's also too old to be having a baby, the risk of her popping out a kid with DS is too high.
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Lip could pass for thirty and Ian isn't far behind him.
Well 30's pushing it, but Lip does look like the 22 years the real-life actor actually is.

Also surprised he mother isn't on the other side of menopause... that woman has to be fifty. She's also too old to be having a baby, the risk of her popping out a kid with DS is too high.
Yeah, the actress is about to turn 56 - and she looks it. For a storyline about trying everything possible to increase the chance of fertility, you think they'd choose a younger looking character to impregnate.
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

The scene with Kev, the mother-in-law and the sheet was one of the funniest things I have ever seen....
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

"Well, this isn't helping me get hard."

How does Jody work in a tattoo parlor when he doesn't have a single tattoo?
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

This show just reeks of trying to hard to be "edgy".
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Originally Posted by 12thmonkey View Post
The scene with Kev, the mother-in-law and the sheet was one of the funniest things I have ever seen....


That scene had me in stitches. But the threesome grossed me out. Ick. Just thinking about the situation sends shivers down my spine.

This was probably the best episode this season and, hell yeah, at Fiona finding out about Frank. Can't wait for that to hit the fan.
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This was probably the best episode this season and, hell yeah, at Fiona finding out about Frank. Can't wait for that to hit the fan.
Yeah, Fiona will freak out... and then continue to allow Frank into the home and mooch off the family, etc. The family should've parted ways with Frank a long time ago over the shit he's pulled - yet he's still around. Hard to feel sorry for very stupid people.

What happened to the guy that was tailing Jimmy? Did that storyline get dropped or something? Jimmy's supposed to be looking for honest work, but we haven't seen him really try and the goons haven't been around for a few episodes.
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Yeah, Fiona will freak out... and then continue to allow Frank into the home and mooch off the family, etc. The family should've parted ways with Frank a long time ago over the shit he's pulled - yet he's still around. Hard to feel sorry for very stupid people.

What happened to the guy that was tailing Jimmy? Did that storyline get dropped or something? Jimmy's supposed to be looking for honest work, but we haven't seen him really try and the goons haven't been around for a few episodes.
Bill Macy is too good of an actor to kick his character off the show, plus the show is practically named after him.

Sneak Previews showed some Jimmy/Foreign Wife stuff for next week.

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Bill Macy is too good of an actor to kick his character off the show, plus the show is practically named after him.
Not saying they have to kick him off the show. Just write the script where either Frank's NOT constantly fucking over the family, or he does but Fiona and the family never finds out.
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Originally Posted by Coral View Post
Not saying they have to kick him off the show. Just write the script where either Frank's NOT constantly fucking over the family, or he does but Fiona and the family never finds out.
Frank's the catalyst of everything Gallagher. He's the asshole at the top of the family pyramid, the anchor that drags Fiona down just when things might be going okay.

Without him the show would not have the same bite, imo...
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Re: Shameless -- "Cascading Failures" -- 2/24/13

Here's a good Sepinwall interview with Emmy Rossum where Frank's antics, and her reaction to them, are discussed more. Minor spoilers in there about the next episode, and there's also a couple minute clip.

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...s-day-in-court

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