Shameless Season 8 Episode 3 Review: God Bless Her Rotting Soul

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You win some; you lose a lot. 

That was the big takeaway from Shameless Season 8 Episode 3 in which the family continued to feel the wrath of the person who owned the meth, and it resulted in them losing a lot. 

The Great Unwashed - Shameless Season 8 Episode 3

Fiona was right in her assessment that the rest of her family should have listened to her in the first instance.

If you watch Shameless online, you already know that she's made her fair share of mistakes in the past, so she's an excellent person to go to for advice. Making everyone admit that she was right may have seemed a little out there, but she wanted them to take this as a lesson. 

Fiona has been trying not to make the same mistakes she has made in the past, so it would not have made sense for just to let it go. Everyone is just lucky that Fiona was the one who buried her share with Monica. 

However, it will be odd if there isn't any backlash because naturally, people will be questioning why Monica's final resting place has been disturbed and the family bought a bunch of shovels from Frank's place of work is a dead giveaway that it was them. 

Fiona Is Upset - Shameless Season 8 Episode 3

All of the stuff with Fiona's building was hilarious on "God Bless Her Rotting Soul." Nessa's girlfriend already proved she was jealous of Nessa's relationship with Fiona, so it was no surprise that she tried to get her friends in the building. 

Lying about the building being littered with creatures was not the best way to go, and I dare say Fiona would have kicked her right out of the building if she was not friendly with Nessa. 

It was rude on so many levels that Fiona had to contend with the woman over the price of an apartment she will not be living in. Fiona knows the building is not in best shape, but she also knows it's an up and coming area. 

She knows the building's worth, and that's the best thing about this apartment storyline. Fiona spent years making money last when she was looking after her siblings. 

A Vindictive Tenant - Shameless

It would have been fun to see what revenge she had in store for the person who wrote "thundercunt" on the walls and smeared them with feces. Who even does that?!

If the tenant was willing to go to those measures to irk Fiona, there's no telling what else they could do. 

Neil dumping Debbie was the best things he did during his short stint on the series. Sierra knew from the get-go that Debbie was only interested in him because of his disability. 

She is an opportunist, and she exploited Neil for all he was worth without giving it a second thought. She used him for his disability allowance, board, and as a free babysitter. 

The icing on the cake is that Debbie thought she was getting herself off the hook by having her friend care for him. The good thing about all of this is that now Neil has someone who is training to be a carer looking after him. 

Sierra will be breathing a sigh of relief while Debbie will likely have another battle with the authorities to keep Franny in her care. Let's hope she doesn't spiral again because Debbie whining about how she's so put out all the time has run its course. 

Lip helping Professor Youens was great. The professor has long been the one helping Lip and getting him to stay on the straight and narrow. 

Despite the dear Professor falling asleep at the wheel and driving into a house, he's generally a great character. Lip returning the favor and taking him under his wing was needed. 

It showed the true extent of Lip's gratitude and helped him give back to the man who paid for him to go to rehab. I'm not confident Youens will get the opportunity to stick around for much longer. 

Five DUIs is a recipe for disaster and the fact that lawyers were hanging up the phone on him when they found out the truth was telling. 

The Svetlana in prison storyline was lazily wrapped up, and it could have been so much better. Svetlana held the keys to the kingdom and could sell the bar because it was legally in her name. 

The only satisfying conclusion would have been for Svetlana to be sent back to Russia or given a lengthy stint in jail. Agreeing to go back into business with the people who put her there was a bit nonsensical. 

Maybe Svetlana was thinking about the financial gain she could still make despite being one of three people managing the bar. There's always going to be a lack of trust between the three of them, and it would not surprise me if Svetlana had another trick up her sleeve. 

She's a woman of many talents, and lying is like second nature to her. 

I don't know what to make of the news that Kev's family was found and that Kev isn't his name after all. It will be fun to see where he came from because he's one of the better characters. 

"God Bless Her Rotting Soul" was not my favorite episode of Shameless. It had its share of funny moments, but ending some of the plots that had the potential to run for several months is concerning. 

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God Bless Her Rotting Soul Review

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Shameless Season 8 Episode 3 Quotes

Ian: You don't understand. We don't know anything about your meth.
Man: Bullshit. Monica was fucking indestructible. There's no way she just lost seven pounds of meth, so either she smoked it, or she sold it, or her fucked up family stole it. And in anyone of those scenarios, I am still owed seventy fucking grand.

My money or my meth. You got 24 hours, you understand? After that, you start worrying about little Debbie, little Liam, and pretty little Fiona.