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Season 8 episodes (12)

1 We Become What We… Frank!
In the season eight premiere, the Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their (meth) inheritance from Monica. Meanwhile, Fiona swears off random hookups to focus on her new apartment building; Lip deals with the personal sacrifices that come with sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends for decades of depravity.
2 Where's My Meth?!
Frank joins the workforce for the first time as he relives his 20s, while Fiona grapples with whether or not to evict someone from her building. Lip works out a plan to sabotage Charlie’s chances with Sierra (recurring guest star RUBY MODINE); Ian and Carl make a troubling discovery about Monica, and Kev says his goodbyes as he prepares to go under the knife.
3 God Bless Her Rotting Soul
A violent meth dealer threatens the Gallaghers, forcing Ian, Carl, Lip and Debbie to find a way to pay him off without involving Fiona. In the meantime, Fiona is battling a vindictive tenant; Frank attains sainthood; and Lip has to care for a down-and-out Professor Youens (recurring guest star ALAN ROSENBERG).
4 F**k Paying It Forward
Fiona has a surprise visit from her past, and is forced to reevaluate her life. Frank gets involved with Liam’s school and becomes the most popular dad in the PTA, while Lip learns that getting laid sober is harder than he anticipated. Ian crosses a boundary with one of the kids from the youth center. Meanwhile, Kevin and Veronica go on a trip to meet Kevin’s birth family.
5 The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher
Fiona tries to raise the profile of the neighborhood, while Ian helps Trevor raise money for a new youth shelter. Lip stands up to a friend and gets hurt. Carl loses his scholarship and gets creative with securing his tuition, while Frank teaches the parents at Liam’s school all about the working class.
6 Icarus Fell. And Rusty Ate Him.
Fiona is forced to reflect on her own life after a lonely tenant dies and the duty of cleaning out the apartment falls upon her. Meanwhile, Debbie has a pregnancy scare and winds up in a compromising position; Lip enlists Carl's help to search for his sponsor and Frank enjoys having his first-ever credit card.
7 Occupy Fiona
Ian tests Fiona's patience and resolve by bringing a messy "Occupy Fiona" movement right to her front door. Lip struggles to get Professor Youens to court for his DUI trial. Meanwhile, a now unemployed Frank goes on a job hunt and Carl gets a feisty new rehab client with a plan to help him get the rest of his tuition.
8 Frank's Northern Shuttle Express
Frank starts a booming import-export business. Fiona considers moving into her own place after Ford (special guest star RICHARD FLOOD) shows her a side of Chicago she's never seen. Meanwhile, Lip interviews new sponsors, Ian confronts a pastor trying to "pray the gay away" and Debbie deals with being unemployed while looking for a way to afford school and raise Franny.
9 The Fugees
Frank’s trafficking business takes a turn for the worse, sending him on the run through the Great White North. Meanwhile, the video of Ian confronting a minister brings him some unexpected allies, and pushes him to take his message further. Lip must decide whether to tell Sierra about Charlie’s past. Fiona meets Ford’s eclectic group of friends and discovers she doesn’t fit in at all. And Carl’s new girlfriend is having separation anxiety at the thought of him going back to school.
10 The Church of Gay Jesus
Ian’s fame in the LGBTQIA community explodes, but his sudden surge of “followers” may be more than he can handle. Frank, however, finds a way to cash in on Ian’s fame. Fiona struggles with her conscience when she learns new details about the worker who fell off her roof. Meanwhile, Lip realizes his relationship with Professor Youens may not have been as special as he thought; and Carl’s girlfriend, Kassidi (recurring guest star SAMMI HANRATTY), tests his commitment to their relationship.
11 A Gallagher Pedicure
Fiona’s homeless tenants have barricaded themselves in her apartment and taken her dog, Rusty. Lip takes in a terrified Sierra and Lucas when her father is released from prison, while Ian, despite warnings of legal ramifications, provided sanctuary to a runaway teen. And while Frank considers his retirement, Debbie must choose between paying for school and paying for surgery to keep her toes.
12 Sleepwalking
In the season eight finale, Fiona has to tap deep into her Gallagher roots if she truly wants to get the homeless family out of her apartment and to dismiss their lawsuit. Meanwhile, Ian and some of his followers go into hiding from the authorities after an explosive incident. And while, Lip must make a difficult decision in order to have the life he really wants, Carl looks for a way to go back to school without upsetting Kassidi. Debbie considers letting Derek back into Franny’s life. And Frank schemes to take advantage of Liam’s wealthy friend.

About this show

Based on the long-running hit UK series, this outrageous family drama is stars Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Fargo) as a working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six kids headed by the eldest sibling (Mystic River's Emmy Rossum) who keep the home afloat while their dad is out drinking and carousing.
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A Google user
November 23, 2018
The first 7 seasons were brilliantly irreverent. I great show to sit down to and have a laugh... Then season 8 came about and right from the beginning there was a different feel to the show. Thought maybe it's just new writers finding their voices. No, they've now decided to take up a cause and preach to us... Episode 8 was bad and then 9 came along and it was worse. It's time to find another show that is there for what it is meant to be - entertainment not preaching morality.
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Eric Azizian
December 21, 2019
From the beginning I thought Shameless was the best show out on TV - hands down. And I stand by that when discussing seasons 1-7ish. By mid-day in season 7 (spoilers) when Fiona comes into all this money (relatively speaking) I felt like it led to some cognitive dissonance at least on my behalf. Especially, after seeing the characters depicted as belonging to a monetarily unstable socioeconomic group, though making it through by depending on one another. That was lost on me towards S7+
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Beth Mcconville
December 4, 2014
Iove, it great actors. Whatched the first five seasons before I could stop. Reminds of alot of people I have know in my life and we'll what the heck there's a lot of us out there living in in the same prediction. And so everyone has to. Know that there's a little of them in all of us I rate it so high I give u 20 stars
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