Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 4, Episode 7 “A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard, and Parasitic Twin” (B+)

Man, this show is getting really depressing. Hearing Fiona’s fate spelled out so explicitly for her was horrific, and the fact that she escaped jail time is hardly worth the status of being a felon with a tracker around her ankle. Though he’s doing a lot to help at home, Lip isn’t being particularly kind to her, and it’s not going to do her any favors with getting her life back on track. It’s also a shame that Sammi was treated so harshly by the Gallagher family, and it’s nice to see that she truly is a good person, helping the father she also wanted to try to preserve some dignity in what may or may not be his final days. The robbery of the bar did not come at a particular good time for Kev, and seems to have been the last draw in terms of him deciding that he needs to take charge of his life. One of the triplets being absorbed is a strange occurrence that produced mixed emotions in both parents, but ultimately I think they’ll still be happy to be having a litter of sorts. Ian is in rough shape, and you know it has to be bad if Mickey has to be the one to go get him. That he made a space for him in his bed, to the disgust of his bride who was a fun new introducer for the episode’s “previously on” segment is also a big deal. Debbie being officially broken up with by her twenty-year-old boyfriend is for the best in the long run, even if she can’t see it now, and at least Carl was able to find something positive in his classmates’ taunting, making some new friends aboard a different bus to school.

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