Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 10, Episode 9 “O Captain, My Captain” (B+)

If there’s one person I could have guessed wouldn’t really appreciate a promise ring, it’s Mickey Milkovich. Trying to make Ian jealous with another man just resulted in that poor guy having his whole life turned upside down, and now Ian is feeling rather vengeful since Mickey is being completely unreasonable about talking about the future of their relationship. Tami judging Lip for stealing presents an interesting new challenge to their relationship, and I love that Lip tried to do the right thing and then got the money he was going to give back ripped right out of his hand by another less scrupulous thief. Frank’s situation hasn’t improved much, and I can’t imagine how angry Faye is going to be when her frame job doesn’t manage to land Frank in nearly as much trouble as she hopes. Carl’s training program was decidedly a bit too intense, and a transfer to sanitation hardly seems like the career move he really wants. Kev and Veronica’s traveling medication truck turned into something entirely different, but I’m all for them figuring out ways to scam the system and get into the abortion business. Claudia asking Debs to pick up her daughter from school was a recipe for awkwardness since they’re pretty much the same age, but things moved a lot more quickly than I expected in terms of their newfound attraction, which is sure to complicate Debs’ existing arrangement. I’m sure Claudia won’t approve, but I imagine that, in Gallagher fashion, honesty and openness won’t be the first approach.

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