It's been two weeks since we've spent time with the Gallaghers and it seems like there's a bit to catch up on. In "Parenthood," the latest installment of Shameless, summer is over and it's time for the kids to hit the books.
When Lip tells Fiona he's dropped out, they make a deal that if she gets her diploma, he'll get his. The only problem with this idea is that Fiona has more credits left to fill and not enough time now that Debbie's daycare center is closed.
Lip knows this isn't about just a diploma and he's feeling the heat. Lip is also really aware of how smart he is. He knows he can go far in life and with all that talent will come great responsibility. He doesn't want to feel like the family's golden ticket; when in reality I think his loved ones are just supportive of him having a great, successful life that is full of possibilities.
Everyone's expecting something from him except for Karen. Yet Karen is the only person he really wants to prove himself to. He also wants to prove to himself that he can be better than Frank. I'd say as long as he doesn't steal his dying parent's morphine drip one day, he'll probably do just fine!
Just another Shameless moment brought to you by Frank Gallagher. I have to say it was sweet that Jody and Sheila took care of Grammy those last few days. We know that even though Jody might not be the sharpest tool in the box, he's got a very good heart. Sheila is also probably one of the most understanding people ever. Speaking of, when did she forgive Frank? Did I miss a beat?
Sheila is as nice as she is nuts, and I'm not talking about her OCD and agoraphobia. She straight up Dr. Kevorkianed Frank's mother. Somehow Joan Cusack manages to outperform herself week after week. The way she looked at Frank innocently, while sitting on top of a pillow she just suffocated his mother with while managing a simple "Sweetie, your mother has passed..." how does she pull it off?
Grammy's failing health was definitely a major storyline this week, if not the most important. I wish we had gotten to see her interact with the grandkids one last time. Fiona and Steve's back and forth was also entertaining. He is nothing if not persistent. I really enjoyed finally getting some subtitles for his Brazilian wife, mostly because what she was saying was pretty hilarious.
I feel like this episode paid too much time to Mickey. I'm not a fan of him at all and looking at me just makes me want to run him through a carwash, he is so damn filthy. Ian can do so much better than him!! Thankfully it looks like he's headed back to juvi.
What did you all think of this week's episode? Are you glad to bid farewell to Mickey? How long will Lip and Fiona stay mad at each other? Will Steve ever get out of his marriage? Last but certainly not least, write a brief eulogy for Grammy Peg Gallagher before Hurricane Monica blows back into town next Sunday.