Could Frank change all of that in the upcoming episodes? Now that her brothers and sister are nearly grown themselves, there is less stress for Fiona. Frank and Fiona fixing their relationship during Shameless Season 8?. There were aftershocks from those relationships—Jimmy's return, Gus's siblings' stories, and that robs the character of dramatic purpose. That has changed this season, although it's almost jarring how quickly it happened. “Shameless” sends out 12 episodes per season with shows running at a as matriarch, her two teen brothers, a younger tween sister, an adolescent brother, and a That changes when Karen's agoraphobic mother Sheila, played by Joan fragile father-daughter relationship sends Karen on a rampage.
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If the show truly does end up revolving around him, it will end with his character getting closure. For instance, you can send a DNA sample off and learn everything there is to know about your genetic makeup. However, a Reddit user suggested that, in his mind at least, some of the decisions he has made as a dad actually are selfless. We think there is something to it.
Say what you will about Frank, but at various times it has been very clear that he truly does love his kids, but he expresses it in his own way. As such, it is baffling that he has allowed them to raise one another instead of taking an active role in their lives.
However, it is easy to imagine that he knows how bad he is as a father, so he has chosen to take a backseat role so someone better at it, like Fiona, could be more responsible for raising his kids. In fact, Ian also got tested and the results revealed that he is not the biological son of Frank. On the face of things, it seems to have little to do with Debbie. However, she is the only other redheaded Gallagher, as pointed out by a Reddit user, and that gene has to come from both parents, so there is a decent chance she has the same parents as Ian.
This theory is also easier to buy since Debbie was the next Gallagher born after Ian. Instead, by the time the season ended, Nessa never did anything but serve as a sounding board for Fiona.
So far in season 9, she seems even less relevant. Thankfully, one Reddit user brought up a theory that would make her character not only worth it, but downright awesome. Please make it so, Shameless. After all, early on Fiona played a motherly role in his life but as of late she has all but abandoned her siblings. While that inconsistency may hinder his development, it could also be argued that none of them have been around long enough to taint his views.
Instead, when they are there for them, he observes and absorbs their ingenuity and once they go he can see their failings from afar and learn from them too.
As a Reddit user points out those experiences could combine to make Liam the king of all Gallaghers when it comes to success. Suggested over a year ago, the basic concept is that the Gallagher kids got their names from musicians who they share traits with.
Most convincing when it comes to Ian, the suggestion is he got his name from Ian Curtis, the lead singer and lyricist from Joy Division, since both could be very intense and have a mental disorder. He pays little attention to his children but can display care and concern for them in drastic circumstances.BROTHER & SISTER: SCHOOL
Frank's bad parenting stems from his own childhood with his mother Peggy, who was often neglectful and condescending of him and left him scarred. In season 4, his liver failsas the result of his chronic alcoholism and is tended to by Carl. After his other children refuse to help him by donating their livers, he decides to track down his eldest daughter Sammi, and although she is not a match for a liver transplant, she and Sheila go out of their way to arrange Frank's liver surgery.
They find an unlicensed Bangladeshi surgeon willing to do the operation, using a Bangladeshi donor. With money acquired by Sammi from the sale of Sheila's furniture, along with Sheila's savings, the cost of the surgery is covered.
The surgeon makes off with the money and one of Frank's kidneys, leaving Frank with his original failing liver. Nevertheless, Frank is supplied with a replacement liver from the emergency room that allows him to survive continue drinking. Frank also bonded with Sammi and saw that she was more like the kids than he thought. In season 5, a home beer brewing mishap causes Sheila to leave for good. In episode 9, Frank embarks on a " bucket list " style spree with Bianca, who has advanced pancreatic cancer.
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They spend Bianca's last days together and although Bianca's thrill seeking is too much for Frank, they end up in Costa Rica. After leaving a note for Frank, Bianca commits suicide by walking naked into the ocean.
Frank returns home crying and tells Lip and Ian that Bianca has died. In season 6, he supports Debbie in her pregnancy and soon reconnects with his ex-girlfriend Queenie his daughter Sammi's mother. In Season 7, he survived the fall and was in a coma for one month before he returns to the Alibi and everyone is mildly surprised that he survived and he recalls them throwing him off the bridge and is angry. Kev was the only person who felt guilt. He attempts to go back his house where he learns from Carl that everyone hoped he was dead and Fiona kicks Frank out of the house and the other children do the same.
Hurt by this, he "disowns" them except Liam and makes a "new" family at a luxurious homeless shelter. He soon gets even with his real children by blocking them out the rooms of their house by hiring contractors via Debbie's stolen credit card.
Frank and his new family crash a realtor's showing of a house on his block, the realtor was familiar with him and called the cops. However, he manipulates them into thinking the old owner okayed it.
The cops were also aware of who he was but couldn't throw so many people out and permit it. Frank basks in his fortune and sends his real kids away when they try to stop him since they have shown how they feel. Frank is eventually thrown out a window when the homeless patrons find out he's been hiding money they earn and treating himself with it. He suffers an injured arm and leg tries to burn the house in revenge but instead helps in getting Liam in a private school.
Near the end of the season, he is permitted to return to his old home after he slowly started helping by fixing up the house after stealing some of his possessions from the shelter. Frank is reunited with Monica and they fall back into their old habits but he is devastated when Monica dies from brain damage. He is later attacked by her enraged father and shares touching words at her funeral about Monica before leaving out in sadness.
Afterwards, he is allowed to return home and is once more accepted by his children. In season 8, Frank copes with Monica's death by doing all of the meth she bequeathed to him, then having a midlife crisis where he decides to restart his life as a 21 year old, having realized that Monica was the trigger of his alcoholism and bad parenting.
As a result, he became sober and went by Francis to disassociate with his past, he cleaned his hygiene up, got a real job, made amends with his family and friends, got a car, and tries to be a more productive member of society. While his children believe Frank has lost it, he proves his change is genuine by protecting his family from an armed meth head who was Monica's partner, which earns gratitude from Fiona.
He continues his change by mentally aging himself on occasion and even help more with his children by giving them useful advice. Frank soon bonds with his youngest son Liam and acts more fatherly to him, as he sees Liam as his last chance to be a proper parent and he ends up having fun in their time together.
However, when the hardware store chain he is working at shuts down and he is unable to find new employment, Frank starts to fall back into his old ways. He is revealed to have given them a series of STD's after he is revealed to be common source. Because of this, his son Liam is expelled from private school and forced to attend public school.
Frank also nominates a former congressman Moe White to be city councilor as a part of a scam to earn money, though he comes to have second thoughts after the man is revealed to be a sex-offender.
Despite that, things still proceed and Frank gets Terry Milkovich to help him and soon Mo nominated as congressman but Frank is dismayed to see he is up to no good. Because of her mother's absence and Frank's neglect, most of the responsibility for child-rearing falls on her shoulders which forces her out of high school in her junior year.
Fiona works a few dead-end minimum-wage jobs to support her five siblings. Though often stressed and exhausted by her responsibilities, she always performs them. Prone to selflessness, she sometimes needs to be reminded to look out for her own happiness.
Even though Fiona wants everything under control, she enjoys a little bit of chaos once in a while. At the close of season 2, Fiona receives her GED and begins to take more interest in jobs. In season 3, after Frank calls social services out of sheer spite, Fiona wins a court case and with the admiration of the judge and is appointed her siblings' legal guardian.
Towards the end of season 3, Fiona finally gets a more rewarding job with a cup manufacturing company. In season 4, she begins dating her boss Mike but then has sex with Mike's addict brother Robbie. When Mike finds out he breaks up with her. In the aftermath of the breakup, Liam ingests cocaine that Fiona got from Robbie a birthday gift; she kept the coke but made Robbie leave at her birthday party and is hospitalized. Fiona is arrested for child neglect and drug possession. Mike posts her bail and she is put under house arrest with a curfew.
When Fiona breaks her probation while partying with Robbie, she is incarcerated with a day sentence. She is released shortly after due to overcrowding in the prison, and gets a job at a diner. In season 5, Fiona impulsively marries Gus Pfender, the bassist of an indie rock band, and changes her last name to Pfender upon marriage.