Shameless Review: "Daddyz Girl"

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Frank Gallagher isn't afraid of many things... except his worker's compensation running out.

In "Daddyz Girl," we learned just how far Frank would go on his quest to be an unemployed alcoholic. In the fashion of a true role model, he took Debbie and Carl along for the ride.

While things like multiple broken bones were out of the picture, huffing formaldehyde and searing flesh were not. But, once again, Frank's reckless actions snowballed into hurting other people indirectly. After Frank power drilled a nail into his hand, he arrived home ready to throw back a cold beer with a side of Oxy. Too bad he didn't know he was walking into the lion's den of Karen's epic meltdown.

Frank in a Tie

Frank's done a lot of bad things, but something tells me his recent foray into the world of pedophilia, is going to leave a bigger impact than usual.

Where the Hell is Sheila anyway?!? Did she leave the house for the first time in years and decide to never come back? Karen has absolutely LOST IT. Sure, teenage girls get upset, skip school, trash rooms, maybe get a piercing or tattoo - but her revenge website and videotaping herself fornicating with a man triple her age was a bit much.

Tony's stalker style is also out of hand. Goodbye Stage 5 clinger, we've now moved up to a Stage 10. Yes, Steve is a car thief, but beating the crap out of him and running him out of town will only hurt the one person Tony really cares about, Fiona. He thinks of it as Steve leaving and Tony being the sturdy shoulder to cry on, but it's really just destructive. And now he's royally pissed off his love by accidentally arresting her brothers.

Amy Smart's appearance was a welcome breath of fresh air in what was ultimately a destructive episode. I guess the whole lesbian vibe I got wasn't so off base. If Fiona thought she was hitting on her, why would she strip naked in front of her? Unimportant, but I hope her intriguing character sticks around. I also hope to see more of Ian's biological father. Even though Ian bailed, you could tell his father was affected by meeting him.

This truly emotional episode did have a few bright spots. Grammy Gallagher was phenomenal. She needs to make more appearances. Also, hats off to William H. Macy for his cameo as his own brother. Shameless never fails to round out the cast with a few interesting guest stars.


Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (35 Votes)

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Kust started watching the series 3 days ago and have watched the entire series sinc ethen. I'm hooked. This is a great show. I love all the characters. They are all very balanced, you can flip from likeing them to disliking them on a scene by scene basis.


I couldn't agree more - this is the best writing on television ever. It rivals the stellar work on Deadwood. This must be the best job in the world - to let the creativity unfold around your characters with no boundaries at all. The medium IS the message. I'm hooked.

C f ohara

Love this show and am so sad the first season is almost at an end. Loved when Frank asked Debbs and Carl "shouldnt someone be watching you?" Oh Karen what is going on with you. That ear to lip chain was brutal. Even worse though was my man Lip calling you a whore. Come on Lip! You're better than that.
The visit to see Gram in prison was amaze. Who knew it's easier to get coke than it is to get smokes in prison? Wish my grandma had a neck tatoo. Line of the week has to go to Kevin "You just made my boy parts get bigger" The sexual tension between Emmy and Amy (Jasmine) was delicious. Party this new girl. I could have watched the two of them try on clothes all day. Debbs was great yet again, but carrying around the resumes got a little old for me. Karen twisting out Frank left my jaw bruised from when it hit the ground. They layed the ground work for it happening with all her flirtation and the American Beauty tub scene but still it was shocking to see. Karen twisting both Frank and Lip reminded me of Dr. Esla Schneider taking down Indiana Jones and his dad in The Last Crusade. Who's next? Carl? He did say that he likes older women. Respect to Steve/Jimmy for the way he took the beat down from Tony. There was no shame in his game. Can't wait for the finale.

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Shameless Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Snob Mob: It must be nice not to own a house and have to worry about this stuff.
Fiona: Yeah, it gives me more time to buy drugs and fence stolen goods.

Wanna see me make a Mangina?