If Fiona had her way on Shameless, Frank wouldn’t be allowed within a three-state radius of her and the kids. Despite being their biological father, he’s often their worst enemy and causes an already hectic home to become chaotic; there’s a layer of resentment to Fiona’s hatred of Frank, as well, due to him abandoning the family, leaving her to raise the rest of the Gallaghers at the cost of her young adulthood. Fiona has seen and done much more than someone her age should, her mind always worrying about the bills or the latest family crisis, so why would she go to Frank for help?
On the next episode of Shameless, Fiona and Frank have to team up to get the kids back after they were taken from the Gallagher home by the Department of Family Services. It’s difficult for Fiona to hand over control in a situation, particularly to someone as untrustworthy as Frank, but it has to be done for him to make the required court appearances, get (briefly) sober, and convince the judge that what the social worker saw wasn’t the norm. In exchange for his participation (and the services of his very pregnant lawyer), Fiona has to agree to “show him the respect he deserves” and allow him free roam of the house. Will she be as compliant when she finds out that Frank was the one who called DFS in the first place?
Elsewhere on Shameless, Kevin and Veronica use her mother as a surrogate and Terry catches Ian and Mickey in the act.
Shameless airs Sunday at 9:00 on Showtime.
Was Fiona right to agree to Frank’s demands in order to get the kids back? What will happen when she finds out that the whole situation was Frank’s fault in the first place? Should Kev and V have held out for another surrogate?