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Showtime 2011

Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Shameless

Shameless - S4E12

#1 - Lazarus (Season 4 - Episode 12)

Fiona gets out of jail. Frank is feeling like his old self.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 2182 votes.

Shameless - S3E12

#2 - Survival of the Fittest (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Fiona and the family prepare a surprise high school,graduation party for Lip. Frank wins a bet and uses the winnings to take Lip out for lobster and some quality father/son time.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 2032 votes.

Shameless - S9E14

#3 - Found (Season 9 - Episode 14)

As the Gallaghers decide what to do with a bedridden Frank, Fiona has to make a decision about her future. Carl and Debbie share their heartbreak together. Lip has to deal with a distressed Tami.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 1225 votes.

Shameless - S4E11

#4 - Emily (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Fiona is hauled off to a correctional facility. Amanda’s parents bribe Lip.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 2184 votes.

Shameless - S2E11

#5 - Just Like the Pilgrims Intended (Season 2 - Episode 11)

It's a typical Gallagher nontraditional Thanksgiving that includes a suicide attempt by Monica, Carl shooting a bald eagle, and Karen going into labor; Steve agrees to allow Estefania's boyfriend to steal his identity; Ian sleeps with a businessman named Ned; Frank tries to get his share of his mother's money from his brother Clayton.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 2023 votes.

Shameless - S7E12

#6 - Requiem for a Slut (Season 7 - Episode 12)

The Gallaghers grapple with the loss of one of their own. As Lip takes steps to improve his future, Debbie, Carl and Liam get roped into Frank's new scheme.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 3818 votes.

Shameless - S2E12

#7 - Fiona Interrupted (Season 2 - Episode 12)

A lonely Frank schemes to break Monica out of the psychiatric facility. Jimmy earns his way back into Fiona's good graces and she asks to meet his family while Ian runs into Ned again.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1897 votes.

Shameless - S6E12

#8 - Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia! (Season 6 - Episode 12)

During Fiona's wedding Debbie shows up at the church with Franny, and Frank arrives uninvited and high, and reveals that Sean is still a practicing junkie. Meanwhile, Ian brings Caleb to meet the family; and Sean tries to do everything he can to keep his son in his life.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2845 votes.

Shameless - S1E12

#9 - Father Frank, Full of Grace (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Steve tries to convince Fiona to skip town with him now that his true livelihood as been discovered; Frank and Karen's secret is revealed, forcing Frank to go into hiding; Fiona tries to figure out how to get Lip and Ian out of jail after their arrest for car theft.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 2208 votes.

Shameless - S3E9

#10 - Frank the Plumber (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Fiona starts a new office job but has a hard time fitting in with the corporate culture. In an attempt to get medical coverage, Frank inadvertently becomes involved in the gay rights movement where he meets Abraham Paige, a powerful activist.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1998 votes.

Shameless - S4E5

#11 - There's the Rub (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Fiona's series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Meanwhile, Frank and Sammi pursue a cure for Frank's liver trouble and try to catch up on missed father-daughter time; and Lip gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 2200 votes.

Shameless - S3E7

#12 - A Long Way from Home (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Frank and Fiona go to extreme lengths in court to claim custody of the kids.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1922 votes.

Shameless - S7E11

#13 - Happily Ever After (Season 7 - Episode 11)

Frank and Monica have an interesting proposal for the kids. Lip buckles under pressure from Debbie to get his sobriety under control. Meanwhile, Fiona sees a business opportunity as Kev and V attempt to start a new chapter.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 4037 votes.

Shameless - S3E11

#14 - Order Room Service (Season 3 - Episode 11)

Fiona takes the kids on a camping trip. Essentially homeless, Frank seeks out Carl who sneaks him into the Gallagher van for the night.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 1982 votes.

Shameless - S10E12

#15 - "Gallavich!" (Season 10 - Episode 12)

Liam out-Gallaghers Frank, Lip works to convince Tami to stay in Chicago with their baby, Debbie turns over a new romantic leaf and Kev’s new business takes off, but V wonders where the money is going.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 849 votes.


Last updated: jan 26, 2023


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