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Shameless: Killer Carl

When Carl gets in trouble at school, his principal demands to see one of his parents; Lip is caught taking the SATs for other students; Ian and Kash fail to stop the shoplifting at the Kash and Grab; Frank's past business decisions catch up with him.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Sunday February 13th, 2011

Director: John Dahl
Writer: Mike O'Malley

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 28, 2011
FI (Sub) May 22, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Dennis BoutsikarisDennis Boutsikaris
As Professor Hearst
Noel FisherNoel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Robert KnepperRobert Knepper
As Rod
Marguerite MoreauMarguerite Moreau
As Linda
Joel MurrayJoel Murray
As Eddie Jackson
Pej VahdatPej Vahdat
As Kash
Timothy V. MurphyTimothy V. Murphy
As Vlad
Brent JenningsBrent Jennings
As Principal Monroe
Lily MariyeLily Mariye
As Malaya

Co-Guest Stars
Dennis CockrumDennis Cockrum
As Terry Milkovich
Willow GeerWillow Geer
As Miss Devlin
Christopher GehrmanChristopher Gehrman
As English Teacher
Catfish JeanCatfish Jean
As Tire Neck
Justin LeeJustin Lee
As Warren
Carlos LinaresCarlos Linares
As Proctor
Timmy MayseTimmy Mayse
As Bloodied Man
Joe MinosoJoe Minoso
As Hector Aquilar
Anthony Wayne SkeenAnthony Wayne Skeen
As Kenny Eaves
Chad SmathersChad Smathers
As Oompa Loompa
Main Cast
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Justin ChatwinJustin Chatwin
As Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman
Jeremy Allen WhiteJeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Ethan CutkoskyEthan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Steve HoweySteve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma KenneyEmma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Cameron MonaghanCameron Monaghan
As Ian Gallagher
Laura Slade WigginsLaura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson


Morning begins with Fee brushing her teeth. Carl claims he's
electrocuting dolls because they need to pay for their sins. Steve and
Fee are doing it, and he's taking forever. The power goes off and Carl
seems to be the guilty party, but he's not. They didn't pay the electric
bill. Hector can only help them out of this jam if they have the
necessary funds. Hector gives Fee his cell number. If she pays it, she
can call him and he'll swing through and turn them back on...

Read the full recap
Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.01 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APM MusicAlagy RohiMickey shoplifts from the Kash & Grab
The DinerNot Gonna Play By Your RulesRecap of previous episodes
Dropkick MurphysBlood And WhiskeyCarl bullies kids at school
The FonzarelliesWaiting ListGallaghers celebrate Carl/End credits
Freeplay MusicPlay the GameLinda berates Kash about the shoplifting
The High Plane DriftersFire Of GodFrank gets chased out of the Alibi by thugs
JBMYearsFrank tells Sheila what the teacher said abt Karen
La StradaLoved You All AlongProfessor Hearst goes over Lip's SAT paper
Mere MortalsThe Hard LightTire visits Lip about his invalidated SAT score
The MoogMake Me HappyFiona and Steve have sex
The MoogPanicThe thugs who are after Frank arrive at the school
The NationalMr. NovemberSteve talks to Fiona in her bedroom
Slow RunnerThe Usual ChordsFiona wakes up and brushes her teeth
White DemonsSay GoTerry punches Kash over the counter
The Wooden BirdsHometown FantasyThe Gallaghers come across Frank at the school

Episode Quotes
Debbie: Didn't Fiona tell you to stop electrocuting dolls?
Carl: They have to pay for their sins.

Karen: Dad, will you join us at Parents' Night tonight?
Eddie Jackson: Me?
Karen: Not you, fuckface. I was talking to Daddy Frank. Daddy Frank, will you come?
Frank: Oh... no, no, ladies, I don't do school. We all have our phobias, and school is mine. All of it. Textbooks full of falsehoods, teachers' unions full of thugs, and tenured imbeciles who still use words like "irregardless." Not for me.

Sheila Jackson: (about Parents' Night) Karen? Sweetie? I'm gonna be there, okay? I have a session today. I'm gonna have a breakthrough, I can see it.
Eddie Jackson: (laughing) Yeah, come on...
Karen: Keep laughing, and I will slit your throat while you sleep.

Linda: You're short again.
Kash: What?
Linda: Inventory. Gone, out the door without being paid for. Soup, beer, chips, cigarettes, lollipops, salt... People are stealing salt, Kash, what the hell?
Kash: Kids, why don't you go in the back and get yourself some juice.
Linda: Boys, stay right where you are. You need to hear this. Other than genetic markers for heart disease and bad teeth, this dump is the sum total of what we're leaving you.

Linda: So, what have you allowed to be stolen today?
Kash: Can we try some optimism?
Linda: Optimism is for children and presidents, not for mini-mart owners in a land of 30 million jobless.

Miss Devlin: Do you realize Carl's report card has seven U's?
Fiona: Uh, U's?
Miss Devlin: As in unsatisfactory.
Principal Monroe: But don't think of U as in unsatisfactory. Think of U as in F.
Fiona: As in failed?
Principal Monroe: As in fucked. I am not a religious man, but every now and then a child comes along who makes me believe in the existence of Satan.

Fiona: You need to stop biting and punching and hurting people.
Carl: Well, how else do I make them cry?
Lip: Gossip and slander.

Sheila Jackson: (about Karen) Frank, how am I gonna help her be the woman she's supposed to be if I'm locked up in this house? I can't even get through the doors of a pretend supermarket. How am I gonna show her the... Grand Canyon? Life is going on all around me, and I'm missing out. Why am I so pathetic?
Frank: Hey. You are going to get through those doors any day now, and never look back.

Fiona: Yeah, I didn't need your help.
Steve: No, it looked like you did. You're upset that I actually did help. You're afraid that if I keep on showing up and actually helping, that you'll like it. And liking it will lead to relying on it, and by relying on it, you'll be less of the you you've made yourself into... A kick-ass you that you like and I like, too. But you're afraid that if you learn to rely on me, then one day, when you really need me to show up, I won't. And then you'll be angry at yourself for believing in something you've only seen in the movies, something that I'm determined to prove to you actually exists.
Fiona: How come every time I want to fool around, you can't shut up?

Episode Goofs

In the beginning of the episode, the recap included a short deleted scene in which Ian and Kash were in a hotel, where Ian said: "I'm gay, dude, not queer."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Andrew Stearn  |  Paul Abbott
Co-Executive ProducerMark Mylod
ProducerCindy Caponera  |  Michael Hissrich  |  Nancy Pimental
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTrey Coscia
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorThomas M. Bolger
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorGary Goldman
Second Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Staff WriterNathan Jackson
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Property MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Production CoordinatorMatthew Devahl
Assistant EditorAmy Colla
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
Executive Story EditorEtan Frankel
Department Head HairLucia Mace
Department Head Make-upJohn E. Jackson
Supervising Re-recording MixerJason Brennan
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
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