Shameless Review: Frank 2.0

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After everything Fiona's been through, it was only a matter of time before she had a breakdown. 

Shameless Season 4 Episode 10 had all of the Gallagher siblings looking for her in fear that she had pulled a Frank.

The Search Is On

For the Gallagher kids, is there anything worse than ending up like Frank? Well... ending up like Monica is a close second. 

I have to say that the kids have barely given Fiona a second thought throughout Shameless season 4 so far. I'm kind of surprised they noticed or cared she was gone. Even before she screwed up with the coke, Debbie and Carl barely paid attention to her. Lip was off at college. Ian is going through this phase.

By the way, it was about time that Mickey called Ian out on the erratic behavior. He doesn't sleep, he's up making pancakes at 5 a.m. and then he almost stabbed Kenyata or whatever his name is.

Though to be honest, I would've probably had a similar reaction to seeing the guy who beat the crap out of my best friend back in her house. Mandy, what are you thinking??

As for Mickey, he and Kev need to come to an agreement. Kev can't be running around his house with two newborns and guns he barely knows how to operate. That scared the crap out of V and V is one resilient woman; nothing scares her. 

So let's just say Fiona got this out of her system. She screwed up. She KNOWS she screwed up. I think reaching out to Lip for help and getting his forgiveness was the first step in getting better. Lip is her equal in terms of taking care of the family. They need to have each other's backs.

Fiona: I don't wanna be another Frank or Monica. I'm not fishing for a pep talk, I just...I don't know who I am anymore, because clearly I'm not the big sister who's taking care of anyone.
Lip: Maybe that's good?
Fiona: How?
Lip: There's more to you than that.

What do you think Lip meant when he told Fiona "there's more to you than that?" I will say this much for Fiona, she is strong enough to know she has limits. Like I said before, nobody wants to be Frank.

Okay, so Sammi and Sheila paid $26K to get Frank a new liver and they stole his kidney. I know it's so messed up but I was actually laughing because that WOULD happen to Frank. Also his kidneys are probably borderline failing as he dies and it actually put him miraculously closer to getting a legit liver transplant. So win/win?

What do you think, is Frank actually going to pull through? 

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I loved the hug between Lip and Fiona...finally someone is giving her some love/support...and although erratic as Ian is being, he was his idea that the fact that everyone is giving her the cold shoulder had led her to final breakdown!
Debbie is so cool, the way she talked to Robbie...way to go!! Mandy is crazy...I mean, we knew it before when she alost killed Lip's ex...but to go back to the one who punched you like that...that's insane!!!! I don't care about Frank, Sheila and Sam, I want them gone for good!


Frank is messed up; I don't see how he gets out of this near - death predicament without some biological damage that would prevent him to return to his past behavior and actions. Just TV, so can't expect for it to be that accurate. If only Fiona could see what it leads to...
Good stuff!

Shameless Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

What if she's pulling a Frank?

Lip [about Fiona]

All I do is look for my family. I'm getting all of you ankle monitors.