Shameless Review: The Aftermath
Just when you think Karen can't shock you anymore, she goes and drops that bomb! In "A Beautiful Mess," we found out why this character would be so quick to jump into a marriage with a guy she barely knows and barely seems to care about, the often naked Jody.
Then again, Shameless is known for its shock value. So did anyone predict that happening? Warning: If you haven't watched, don't read ANY further!
I should clarify, Karen is a ragingly promiscuous woman so I'm not surprised that she's knocked up. Although one might think that a lady who fornicates as often as she does would know a bit more about contraception. What surprised me was the fact that she was chilling in the bar like normal - and all of a sudden shows up, beats the crap out of Lip, and shouts, "stay away from my baby!"
The real question here is, who's the daddy? Perhaps Karen really hasn't slept with Jody yet, even though he wanders her house in a state of post-coital nudity. But how many other dudes do you think she's gotten with? I briefly stopped breathing when I remembered that she slept with Frank, then quickly exhaled realizing that it was over six months ago. Phew!
Like Fiona said in the previews, she does not need to be raising another kid. I think that Lip would step up to the plate, though. He loves Karen even though she treats him like complete dirt. Thanks to Ian for finally pointing that one out!
I think the biggest lesson we got this week is that sex is not without repercussions. Whether it's banging the town skank or sleeping with other people's boyfriends, the ish is gonna hit the fan! Excellent choice by the casting department for bringing in True Blood's trashtastic Brit Morgan as Lucy Jo Heisner, Craig's infuriated wife.
Nothing says trashy mom like chasing a woman with a bat while your baby is strapped to your chest and then doing a drive-by slushie attack from your minivan. Fiona did deserve it, but by the end when she was breaking down in the bathroom I did feel bad for her. She misses Steve, this isn't who she is. She's doing this out of anger, hurt and confusion. Not that that's any excuse to sleep with a married man, I'm just saying that I believe her motives derived from internal stuff.
Lucy Jo didn't have to drop the bat or anymore of those zingers on Fiona because Fiona's biggest punishment of all is the realization that she could possibly turn into Frank. That Gallagher blood runs thick!
Poor Debs and her nightmare of a sleepover. Also poor Sheila for coming so far with her progress only to have a blazing car almost annihilate her in the street.
What did you all think of this week's Shameless? I really enjoyed seeing the friendship blossom between Ethel and Malik. Plus, Frank must've not seen A Christmas Story because dude really almost took his eye out with that gun!
Shameless: "A Beautiful Mess"
Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.