Shameless Review: Child Endangerment

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Mickey Milkovich (sort of) saves the day! Yep, you read that correctly.

Ian, so desperately in need of help, seemed to find his knight in shining armor on Shameless Season 4 Episode 7.

Frank is Incapacitated

While Ian and Mickey don't totally fit into the episode title ("A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard, and Parasitic Twin"), their roles were equally important.

In a way, Ian - or "Curtis" - has gotten to a point of non-functioning. Some fans and myself think it is possible that Ian is bi-polar like Monic. And, while that's still possible, right now he is just strung the hell out on drugs. 

Mickey is a closet case, so thank goodness Mandy laid down the law on him. Lip is smart enough to find Ian, but Mickey is the guy with the attitude and temper who is going to fight other people off and bring Ian back.

Only time will tell what will happen now, but I think we can all say we're happy to see Ian back home and hopefully getting clean.


Fiona's judgment day came in this week's episode. Not only did she have to defend herself in court, but against her own family.

Lip was rightfully extremely angry with her. I just wonder how long the discord will last between them. Fiona knew she had to plead guilty in court and she felt guilty at heart. She just wanted for once to worry what was going to happen to her because she's spent the last 20-something years worrying about everyone else. 

Yes it's about me! Because it's never about me and I'm finally making it about me!


Unfortunately with two deadbeat parents, she just doesn't get that luxury.


Frank gets worse and worse each week. If Sammi weren't around, would he already be dead in a gutter somewhere? Also, she kept up the rules about no weed but then gave Frank heroin? Jeez, there's no questioning her genetics with that move. Glad Lip kicked them to the curb.

I'm not going to lie, Frank's blog/memoirs actually interests me. He did live a crazy ass life. I wonder if he'll write them online, kick the bucket and then posthumously something will happen like someone wants to produce a story about him and the kids can benefit.

Totally just running with the idea. Anyone else think it's a possibility? 


This was Lip's episode. Shameless season 4 started off with a little confusion about what Lip's role would be off at college. However, he always steps up when it comes to his family. Lip is strong and he is picking up the pieces. It's admirable to see him like this. I was happy to see Debbie help him lay down the law without Fiona and Ian around. 


Speaking of Debbie, good thing it only took one cut to snap herself out of her teenage rage! Her friends are horrible influences. I know, I know - it's old news.


Carl got teased on the bus about what happened with Liam. Those boys deserved those bloody noses after calling Liam "retarded." I'd like to say rise above it, but this is Carl we're talking about. He broke Frank's leg for fun. Leave it to Carl to turn something he's upset about into something he takes advantage of. He seemed pretty happy riding the other bus at the end.

Parasitic Twin

So basically one of Veronica's babies ate the third twin. Alrighty then. Hey, it happens and the other two babies are doing just fine. They'll still have that third baby from her mother! It just feel impossible to protect your kids on this show.

Kev got robbed and everyone was surprised he lived on the Southside with no gun. Great scene when he whipped it out at the bar and everyone whipped their own pieces back at him. Guess you gotta just work with what you can when it comes to protecting those you love, right?

This episode felt very centered around the theme of child endangerment and I don't just mean the court case. But if Fiona didn't feel guilty enough at the end after pleading guilty, Lip's comment about how guilt she was should do it.

Ghetto chick leaves her drug addict boyfriend's coke out for her 3-year-old brother to eat. Half a gram in his system, yeah you can win!

Lip [to Fiona]

So... do you think Fiona's punishment was fair?

A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard, and Parasitic Twin Review

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Shameless Season 4 Episode 7 Quotes

Liam: Dorm!
Lip: Good and what's in a dorm?
Liam: Hipsters.

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Sort your shit out.

Lip [to Fiona]