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Shameless: Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father

With help from his family, Frank takes a risk trying to get out of paying the six grand he owes. Meanwhile, Steve takes Fiona away for the night, leaving Liam with the agoraphobic Sheila; due to shoplifting, Linda fixes the cameras at the Kash and Grab; Ian goes after Mickey when he steals Kash's gun.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Sunday February 20th, 2011

Director: David Nutter
Writer: Etan Frankel

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Aug 04, 2011
FI (Sub) May 29, 2013

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Noel FisherNoel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Robert KnepperRobert Knepper
As Rod
Jane LevyJane Levy
As Mandy Milkovich
Marguerite MoreauMarguerite Moreau
As Linda
Pej VahdatPej Vahdat
As Kash
Timothy V. MurphyTimothy V. Murphy
As Vlad
Tim ThomersonTim Thomerson
As A.B. Fisher

Co-Guest Stars
Dennis CockrumDennis Cockrum
As Terry Milkovich
Missy DotyMissy Doty
As Jess
Jim HoffmasterJim Hoffmaster
As Kermit
Virginia MorrisVirginia Morris
As Mrs. Bergdoll
Bill ApplebaumBill Applebaum
As Danforth
Bart BravermanBart Braverman
As Wolfman
Curtis C. (1)Curtis C. (1)
As Blind Panhandler
Tommy FranklinTommy Franklin
As Customer #1
Brian GuestBrian Guest
As Drug Dealer
Pat Vern HarrisPat Vern Harris
As Old Woman
Anne JohnsonAnne Johnson
As Polly
Howie JohnsonHowie Johnson
As Driver
Alexander LewisAlexander Lewis
As Hipster
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
Shanola HamptonShanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
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


Frank is experiencing life with his head in a toilet. Next he'll
experience life with his head in a trash compactor, if he doesn't come
up with the thug's money...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.14 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APM MusicAbide With MeThe family mourns Frank, the thug smacks him
Chartbuster KaraokeFamily TraditionFrank sings karaoke at the Alibi after his funeral
The DinerNot Gonna Play By Your RulesFrank walks out after the thugs leave the Alibi
The FonzarelliesAre You ReadyFrank babbles drunk/Ian joins the party
Future IslandsInch of DustSteve and Fiona go swimming in the hotel pool
iZLERBreakoutRecap of previous episodes
Mean JeansTears In My BeersCarl steals flowers from a memorial on the street
MenomenaFive Little RoomsSheila realizes Liam has gone outside
Middle Distance RunnerMan of The PeopleLip & Kev steal a hearse/V buys horse tranquilizer
MudmenDrink and FightThe Gallaghers look at Frank's bills/Frank parties
P.O.I.Mele Na PepeJimmy leaves Liam with Sheila
Roger NeillTwinkling for YouSheila brings Liam toys
Saturn MissilesSee You On The Other SideIan looks for Kash's gun in the Milkovich house
Starboard GreenI'm Gonna ChangeSheila throws away her medication
The Stone FoxesBeneath Mt. SinaiEnd credits

Episode Quotes
Rod: Today is put-your-head-in-the-toilet day. You know what that makes tomorrow, Frank? Put-your-head-in-the-trash-compactor day.

Ian: Gotta love these half days.
Mandy: Good thing public education is broke.
Lip: Yeah, waste of time anyway. The only thing those people are equipped to teach is how to live with crippling disappointment.

Frank: (wearing pantyhose over his head) Give me the money. I've got a gun.
Polly: Frank?
Frank: What? No. I'll use it!
Polly: For what, to jack off? Go home.

Kermit: Frank's mail. He's been having it sent to my place. But my girlfriend Cynthia moved in, and she's been making a lot of changes. She threw out my collection of 19th-century erotica. That was hard. She threw out my old Atari cartridges. That was harder. But let's be honest. She's my last chance at happiness, and that's more important than video games and masturbation, right?

Linda: (about Kash) How does a grown man let a teenager take a gun from him? How can a man who has fathered two children have no balls? It's a medical mystery.

Veronica: Just go.
Fiona: You don't think I want to? A night in a fancy hotel? You don't think I'd love to jump at that? But I don't have a choice. I don't get to "just go."
Veronica: Don't be stupid. You have a choice. You're just making the wrong one. Everybody's gonna be in one piece when you get back. Just go. Order some room service, take a bath, fuck with the curtains open.

Frank: (to Lip, Debbie and Carl) Show of hands, how many of you, at one point or another, wanted to see me dead?
(Everyone raises their hand)
Frank: Yeah! Here's your chance.

Linda: (watching the security tape) Can you come here for a second, honey? I want to show you something. This is from yesterday. Does anything look different to you?
Kash: No.
Linda: You don't see the camera? It's like it moved just a little bit. There.
Kash: Register matches inventory.
Linda: Yeah, you're right. I should probably shut it off. But then I'd miss the part where you take it up the ass from a teenage boy. Here it is. Billy Elliott cornholing the father of my children. Must be big, judging from the grimace on your face.
(Kash turns the TV off)
Linda: What? We were just getting to the climax. Literally.

Frank: I followed the light, and there was Jesus. He enveloped me in his arms. He was warm, like... like the inner thighs of an overworked hooker.

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
EditorKelley Dixon
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorPolly Ann Mattson  |  Gary 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
Post Production SupervisorShane Keller
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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