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Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14



Season 4, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Fiona rids the house of all suspicious items to prepare for a visit from her probation officer, but her efforts aren't appreciated by Debbie and Carl. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey's house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana and makes a long-awaited return to the Gallagher house. Original Air Date: Mar 9, 2014
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

This show feels more directionless with each episode. If they don't turn it around in the next couple episodes, I think I'm done.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I dunno, it seems a lot better than it did at the start of the season. But still, at the start of the season Fiona had a nice thing going. I just don't get how she managed to fuck things up so badly for herself.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I thought it was a really good episode. I think the show suffered a bit without Steve, but they've done a good job making me forget about him at this point.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

The show seems to be spinning it's wheels a bit.

Can't blame Lip for freaking out on Fiona for getting hammered and forgetting about the oven. Normally not that big a deal - but after what happened, there's no excuse for not acting more responsibly.

Ian's got a drug problem, and while everyone thinks he's acting strange - I guess everyone's too stupid to realize it.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I don't even think it's drugs. Doesn't their mother have some mental health condition? I'm guessing Ian's got it and that's why he suddenly, after so long wanting to be in the military, ditched that and did a 180...
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/sham...edium=facebook

Emily Bergl (Sammi) has been promoted to series regular for season 5.

Season 4 according to the article is the highest rated season so far. Over 5M viewers through all the platforms.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

Her character's last name can't be Gallagher as stated in that article. At least, I don't see how it could be.

Isn't Lip a bit of a hypocrite? He lets his younger brothers hang out at a college dorm party while he isn't directly supervising them and Carl even seems to be drinking beer!
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

Better then letting him snort cocaine!!
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I see his point about letting Carl just get drunk. I mean, it's not like he hasn't been sneaking drinks anyway, but it does seem like if you're chastising your sister for being careless, the same could happen with Carl.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I think Lip just sees Liam as 'too young' to be involved in drugs and alcohol. Not until he's at least 9 or 10 like the rest of the boys in the family.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

Lip was killing it last episode... hooked up with the cute girl from the cafeteria AND got the hummer from his roomies g/f... saw that coming for a while... amazing growing up in college causes him to get chicks
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

I think the issue was more about her almost burning the house down, and also that she is on probation/house arrest and what would have happened if her PO came over for a surprise check at that time type deal. Not just about being drunk in general.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

Still comes off as inconsistent as the beginning of the season with Lip barely treading water in classes.

The whole roommate's girlfriend thing was so bad though. You could see it coming from a mile away and it wasn't needed. I mean, let's be real here, the chick hated his guts just a few episodes ago? Meh, Lip is not much better than Fionna in this situation.
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Re: Shameless - "Hope Springs Paternal" - 3/9/14

Seeing Lip taking care of his brother clearly awakened something in her. Plus, her boyfriend is a do-nothing slacker. Seeing someone take some responsibility might be a turn on for her.

We've seen Lip start actually trying since his early struggles.

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