Wow, this season kind of flew by, didn't it? It was still an interesting episode. You don't always need the cliffhanger or cliche gimmick for it to work (something blowing up, or people killed off). The finale was dedicated to James Rebhorn, Carrie's father. It was a nice touch to do that for the actor. Good for the producers! As for the finale storyline: they had to clear up loose ends, it did just that. Yeah, it wasn't pulse-pounding, but we are still intrigued and wondering where Season 5 might go. One angle might be Quinn and Carrie together in the same light as Brody. Maybe Quinn gets captured in Syria, or wherever he went? They have to get him out, and when he's back, Carrie and Saul might believe Quinn has turned (similar to what happened to Brody). Let the spy game chatter begin on Homeland Season 5! Can't wait for "Shameless" Season 5 in a few weeks.
Something big has to happen in the finale. Can't imagine this heading down anti-climatic land and Carrie goes home and wants to play Mom, while Lockhart, Saul and Dar Adal lock horns... in a bitch fest on motives. In short, someone else big has to die. Guessing it will be Haqqani. I thought Adal was still wrapped in the Iran thing; it was a curveball that he was thrown back into this storyline. That said, this season has been a lot better than last year's. A little surprised that we didn't see a glimpse of Jessica, Mike and Dana at the beginning--just to bring some clarity.
Looked good to me. Where are the so-called typos, attane123?
"Shameless" news: Emily Bergl (AKA, Sammi Gallagher) signed through Season 5. http://www.deadline.com/2014/0...
That was a fun, well-paced Shameless episode! Did I see in next week's preview that Frank might be getting the liver transplant (sans third-party), underground style? Yikes! If so, means Frank will actually live for a little while more. Kind of hoping the writers wouldn't drag his character out anymore and let him go peacefully with all his kids around after they get their sh@#% straighten out. Technically, I don't see how he'd even live through that because his kidneys would also be failing (the toxins that cannot be broken down by your liver build up in your kidneys). Sorry for the biology lesson but was just hoping they send Frank off right. Let's face it, Fiona just likes the bad dudes and she obviously has a weak spot for them. However, you'd think she'd learn her lesson.
Good episode! I thought the scene at the Alibi with Kev and Kermit was classic American gun culture. It sure paints a picture of American society with its obsessive nature with guns. Lots of people are like that; scared, having a gun in every room, etc... But in that kind of environment, I can understand, but liked how the show depicted it all. As for Ian ... wouldn't the drugs and tough childhood life mask those same effects of being bipolar? Heck, you can make the case Fiona might be a little bipolar, too.
I don't blame Lip. Even though an accident, Fiona signed up to take guardianship of the kids. She should know better! That being said, Robbie wouldn't have thought to take that with him seems odd. Makes you wonder if that was a set up to prove his point that we are all addicts to a degree. Of course, Fiona isn't a drug addict, but she opens herself up to it when those opportunities arise.
Strange how Lip was never caught doing that after going back to campus, when basically a dozen or so saw him smashing the windows. Or campus police catching up to him later.
Frank, Fiona, Lip, Carl … the Gallagher's are not only self-destructive, but outwardly destructive -- they do things that hurt others by their own poor judgement and actions (Lip only wanting to see Mandy for quick sex without protection). I think what makes "Shameless" interesting and popular is that fact that we all have a little bit of Gallagher inside and can relate. We do things because we have similar issues. The Frank character is over-the-top, of course, and he's supposed to be. I see how careful the show is in treating teens who are minors with adult desires and not crossing the line too much (with the Debbie and Matty storyline). It's too bad Fiona has too much of her own sexual demons to enforce some structure for these kids. Of course, she's blind to that as well, since she didn't have that structure growing up. At one point, it shows Fiona getting arrested. Guessing that she either hit somebody or got arrested for parental neglect? Fun show! Does anyone think that Steve/Jimmy may show up in the hospital as an Intern to help with Frank's liver? Remember, Steve wanted to be a doctor? I don't think he was killed off. I think he comes back at some point.
Liked EP 1, Season 4 of "Shameless." So many good lines! "Frank's just like a cockroach. You can spray him, stomp on him, drown him, but he'll still keep crawling out of the toilet bowl." - Kev. Does anyone else see Frank's end coming soon? I think it's time for Frank to go down that toilet bowl. Sad but it's gotta happen. I do think Steve (Jimmy) will make a cameo near the end of the season. I really don't buy into the idea that he died after getting on the boat at the end of Season 3. Love the show! Keep in going SHO!
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