Shameless Season 9 Episode 11 delivered some shocking spins, but the biggest was that Tammi was expecting Lip’s child.
Given that Tammi has been vocal that the women in her family have died at a young age of cancer, I figured that we were going to travel that road with her.
Flaking on Lip, dismissing his calls and acting like nothing was wrong added fuel to the flame, but I’m happy she and Lip are having a newborn.
If you watch Shameless online, you know that Lip has felt there’s been something missing in their own lives for some time now.
The only semblance of happiness he had recently was taking Xan under his wing and a home for her.
He accommodated when her mother returned and took her from him. Having Xan back in their own lives brought it all back that he wants a family of his own.
Frank: I am the hobo loco mofo. Mickey: Okay.
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That’s why he went the adoption road. He learned the hard way that having no parental rights was an issue when Xan was in the hospital early on Shameless Season 9.
His passion for becoming a parent was fascinating to watch when he started the process of legally becoming Xan’s guardian.
The odds were against him from the get-go, and I appreciate the producers for traveling this path with Lip.
CPS presenting up for the surprise visit was predictable, but I loved how it all played out.
It helped highlight the change in dynamics inside the Gallagher home.
Debbie and Kelly may have been looking after the children, but it seemed terrible that there was a pit in the floor of the living room and no adult around.
There’s no excuse for that. Anyone of those kids could have fallen through and determined themselves with a nasty injury … or worse.
Vasectomies. I googled it! It’s an incision into my ball bag.
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Fiona has become a mess was just another of the many issues with the scenario. I liked how she realise “whats going on” and tried to change the inspector’s train of thought.
Her instincts to try and fix things kicked in, and it was about hour. However, I hated that Fiona went to Lip’s place of work with vodka in her container.
Even though Fiona had no idea the man Lip was trying to keep on the straight and narrow once had an alcohol and drug addiction, that wasn’t the time or place to be doling out the vodka.
On the one hand, I agree with Fiona that it wasn’t her defect, but on the other, Lip had a point that Fiona’s simply too far gone at this stage.
There’s no helping her at this stage, but I do take issue with Lip telling Fiona he wanted her out of the house.
Her siblings can make her feel unwelcome all they want, but Fiona’s name is on the house. That’s merely the way the cookie crumbles.
Carl and Debbie were shocked at Lip’s outburst. It was the moment they realized how far Fiona has fallen since being the most successful and mature sibling.
The opening scene with Fiona stealing someone else’s drugs was particularly telling. It’s good to know she’s not taking them, but selling them is something that will come back to haunt her.
That bitch steal my oxy.
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With her knack for transgressing the law of late, it still seems like the only logical exit for the character will be a stint behind bars. I’ve already stated my dislike for that direction, but where else can she possibly run?
Her credit is bolt, she’s violate, and isn’t in a position to be working. Unless a face from her past returns to whisk her off her feet, she’s screwed.
The Hobo Games was not a fun arc. It was terrible, but it was an excellent irony of how far companies are willing to go to get the right people as brand diplomats.
The addition of Mickey to this storyline built it a bit better, and I did want them both to share the money. They worked well together, but aside from that, the plot was a convoluted way to say goodbye to Ingrid.
Katey Sagal has turned in a convincing performance as Ingrid. I’m sad to consider Ingrid leave, but she’s doing the best thing for her unborn children.
Frank will never be the parent she wants him to be. All it took for her to learn that was to live with his other children he played no part in raising to realize that.
But Frank understood her on a level she didn’t think anybody ever could, and that’s why they had a connect. Frank cared more about winning the rivalry than his girlfriend’s feelings.
He used the unborn infants as a reason for doing the competition in the first place. In reality, he wanted the free alcohol and more money for liquor.
That’s simply Frank, and he’s never going to change.
“The Hobo Games” was a mixed bag. Some parts were great, but others dragged.
Other tidbits from the episode 😛 TAGEND
Debbie has the hots for Kelly. It’s a random plot, for sure, and Carl should probably get Kelly well away from the house.
The C plot involving Kev and V wasn’t remotely interesting. There are a lot better things these two awesome characters could be doing. Writers, take note!
Mickey and Frank lying they were lesbian war veterans was a low blow.
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