Shameless Season 7 Episode 5 Review: Own Your Sh*t

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Why does everything keep falling right into Frank Gallagher's lap?

On Shameless Season 7 Episode 5, Frank was pretty close to getting thrown out of the homeless shelter, but a billionaire philanthropist stepped in to save the day. 

The dude bought the shelter and allowed Frank to live there. It was a nice gesture and all, but there was absolutely no way Frank was not going to milk it for all it was worth. 

Just look at the way he seemed to think he owned the property. Any other person would be ecstatic at not being made homeless, but all Frank cared about was having more power than everyone else. 

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The dude has a sense of entitlement. He thinks that everything should go his way, or the high way. That's the Frank we've watched throughout seven seasons. There's no way he's changing, so we're just going to have to get accustomed to that fact. 

I'm surprised he even thought it was necessary to help Debbie out with schemes to get money quickly. 

Debbie has been struggling to keep it together in recent weeks. She's been trying her best to make sure that Frannie/Harriet gets the best possible start in life, but she needs to realize that she's not doing it right if it means breaking the law. 

I'm glad people started realizing that Fiona was being way too hard on Debbie. I get that she got pregnant young and wanted it to happen, but Fiona is still technically her guardian. 

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It must have been embarrassing for Debbie to cross paths with someone from Derek's family. I mean, it's not like they've exactly taken much of an interest in her, or the baby. Maybe Frank scared them off when he was trying to get money out of them. 

It should be intriguing to see just how Debbie copes with the social work involved. She's witnessed their involvement in much of her own life, so she probably doesn't want to be seen as a similar parent to Frank. 

This would be a perfect opportunity for Fiona to at least try to accept Debbie's choice. There's no turning back, but there's a good chance she'll be losing her kid if her family doesn't try to help her. 

Fiona is just so determined to better her own life that she's forgetting about the people closest to her. Her life is very hectic right now, and she's determined to make something of herself. 

There's no denying that the odds are stacked against her. Being a Gallagher has to be one of the worst starts in life. They're just so well known for not being the best of people. 

I'm really digging Ian's storyline with Trevor, but I can't get on board with the two of them as a pairing. It's already been confirmed that Noel Fisher is returning as Mickey. It's hard to imagine Gallovich getting anything other than a happy ending. 

The pause on their relationship at the beginning of Shameless Season 6 was clearly just a way to keep Cameron Monaghan on the show for a little longer after Noel left. Now, it makes perfect sense to give them that happy ending. 

I genuinely think if the show goes beyond Shameless Season 7, we'll be losing some of the key players. It sucks, but it happens on most shows this late into their run. 

"Own Your Sh*t" was another solid episode of this Showtime drama. The drama continues to be one of the best on television, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us. 

Other tidbits from the episode:

  • I'm really not digging Lip's storyline. He needs to think about what he wants from life and put his mind to it. Being a crook is most certainly not the way forward for him. 
  • Carl has redeemed himself after some questionable choices, and I hope that pays off for him with the whole Military School storyline. 
  • Svetlana continues to be a delight. Is there anything she doesn't know?
  • The washer that Steve bought the family way back on Shameless Season 1 Episode 1 is broken. Hopefully that doesn't mean he's coming back to buy a new one. 

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Note: Shameless Season 7 Episode 6 airs November 6 on Showtime!

Own Your Sh*t Review

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Shameless Season 7 Episode 5 Quotes

Fiona: Is that a new washer getting delivered to Frank?
Carl: Even the homeless get better stuff than us.

Woman: Who is married to whom?
Kev, Svetlana and V: We're married.