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The whole Jimmy/Steve thing is a clever seed planted by the writers. They're going to hold on to that until end, you can bet-- probably the final episode, guessing. Fiona will fall flat with this whole impromptu marriage to Glen, and everything will come to the season climax after Lip gets busted for shooting up the new coffee shop (from what it looks like), his issues that delay any kind of good life with Amanda; Ian's upcoming (prediction) attempted suicide or another AWOL. But I'm wondering if the jazz band/ Glen guy are up to something nefarious with Fiona? Something seems off about that deal. From previous seasons of Shameless, they always started out light and comedic, but turn a little dark and sinister as it nears its climax. Season 2, summertime, everyone was doing their thing, and then when Monica returned, all hell broke loose. And you had the ordeal with Karen going crazy having her baby... the season turned really, really dark at the end. Good show. Just read that SHO extended another season, so we know the gang will be all right and back again. But definitely look for some surprises coming up for the rest of Season 5.

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That was hilarious when Frank started to rattle off the drug-math conversions to Carl. Really, Frank? You can remember that stuff but not a clue what ya did after that epic bender the night night before?

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Glad that Shelia stood up for herself. Doubt that we see her for a while now. Good episode, and wonder how Frank will bounce back? I actually like the Sami character; I think she brings some fun to the show and she's so naive and full of vinegar when she's pissed. Debbie crossed the line; she knows or knew better. Too smart for that, but it's television and I guess smart teenage girls make dumb decisions too. I'm intrigued with Fiona's "admirer/customer big-tipper" and where that can be heading... and Lip's excursion to Miami to see (or maybe stay) with Amanda in the next episode. Sounds like V might step out on Kev, too. Has anyone else notice that Ian is heading for a big fall? Just like Monica. Who knows, but wondering if he hits so low and tries to kill himself and ends up in a hospital? That might be what's coming? Lastly, It's interesting on what's going on with the buying up of cheap houses in run-down areas... that's really happening in cities now days, just as Frank predicted in last episode. True to life.

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Glad Shameless is back. Good soft opening to loosen up the transition from last season's winter malaise and into the thrills of summer for the Gallagher's. Let's face it, Frank will always be a drinker/drunk. The show's writers have pigeonholed themselves in with that character. but they do surprise us. Looks like a fun season can't wait.

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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.

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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.

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Looked good to me. Where are the so-called typos, attane123?

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Shameless Review: Batting Zero

"Shameless" news: Emily Bergl (AKA, Sammi Gallagher) signed through Season 5. http://www.deadline.com/2014/0...

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Shameless Review: Batting Zero

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.

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Shameless Review: Cabin Fever

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.