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Shameless: Nana Gallagher Had an Affair

Due to Monica's return and her trying taking Fiona's place in the kids' lives, Fiona and Steve move next door; Ian and Lip decide to take a DNA test to find out if Frank is their biological father; Karen goes to the Purity Ball with her father when he promises her a car. Meanwhile, Frank is being tailed by a disability worker.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Sunday March 13th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Aug 25, 2011
FI (Sub) Jun 19, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Noel FisherNoel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Jane LevyJane Levy
As Mandy Milkovich
Tyler Jacob MooreTyler Jacob Moore
As Tony Markovich
Joel MurrayJoel Murray
As Eddie Jackson
Chloe WebbChloe Webb
As Monica Gallagher
Carlease BurkeCarlease Burke
As Roberta
Mo GaffneyMo Gaffney
As Christine Dowling
Jerry LambertJerry Lambert
As Randy Kulovitz

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Caitlin KimballCaitlin Kimball
As Technician
Michael KrawicMichael Krawic
As Elaine's Dad
Guy MasseyGuy Massey
As Jasper
As Korean Lady
Jeorge WatsonJeorge Watson
As Mr. Tubbard (as Jeorge Bennett Watson)
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


Roberta and Monica are talking at cross-purposes. Monica addresses the
way the kids looked at her, while Roberta says she's not supporting six
kids. Monica tries to shush Roberta as she says the DNA tests will prove
Liam's not the father, then Frank has no claim on him. Lip is
eavesdropping. Looks like Ian wasn't asleep, either...

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Episode Notes
This episode is based on "Episode 7" of the British series.

Ratings: 1.12 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BosshouseChicago BluesFrank tries to get into Steve & Fiona's house
Capital CityWho's That Dude - Part OneFrank rants about the disability guy at Alibi
The Chord And The FawnLove, Sex, and Rock and RollMonica runs around the kitchen in the morning
The DinerSneaky Bass LineFrank gets followed by a car as he leaves Sheila's
iZLERBreakoutRecap of previous episodes
Johnny ForeignerAbsolute BalanceMonica gives Liam back before leaving
Kevin And The OctavesLet's GoFrank & fake-Monica at County Clerk's/End credits
Mean JeansTears In My BeersCarl drags and nails a board on top of some stairs
The Real Tuesday WeldAt The House Of The Clerkenwell KidKaren admits her sexual history at the Purity Ball
Saint MotelDo Everything NowCarl drives a bike off a ramp and breaks his arm
Slow RunnerLove and DoubtEddie sees Karen in her Purity Ball dress
The Stanley BlacksGlowSteve drives around, gets pulled over by Tony
The Young WerewolvesGuns, Guns, GunsFiona talks to Frank at the Alibi, Lip punches him

Episode Quotes
Fiona: (about Monica) She left Carl at Oktoberfest until November. This is a woman who burned a hole in Liam's footie pajamas when she fell asleep smoking while nursing.
Steve: She came back.
Fiona: She's a flake. Okay? She never called. She never came by. She never sent those kids a fucking birthday card!

Lip: I don't care what the fucking DNA test says. You're not taking Liam.
Roberta: We'll see about that.
Lip: Yeah, we will.
Roberta: We having a problem, Phillip?!
Lip: I dunno... Bob! Let's see. You're camped out in my house, you're fucking my mother, and you're talking about stealing my baby brother. Why would we have a problem?

Karen: Think we could get it painted? The car.
Eddie Jackson: Anything you want, Princess. I am just so proud of you for deciding to go to the Purity Ball and letting me protect you the way Jesus intended, huh?

Mandy: Kash had better move his family back to Baghdad before Mickey gets out.
Ian: He's from Evanston.
Mandy: Won't be nearly far enough.

Kevin: Oh, and hey, that Jasper guy was hanging around again, asking questions about you. Wanted to know how you felt. If you were back to work, that sort of thing.
Frank: Fucking disability guy. He's outside right now. Been following me around all morning.
Tommy: I told him you were training for a marathon.
Frank: Every year that shithead tries to trip me up, stop my disability check. I finally get some luck, and this douche with a video cam has to show up.
Kevin: You don't have any luck.

Lip: You doing okay?
Ian: Lot going on.
Lip: Yeah. It's weird having Monica back.
Ian: Yeah. Yeah, that, too.
Lip: What? Something else?
Ian: It's kind of hard to explain.
Lip: Try me.
Ian: Mickey's gay, and we're doing it. And Kash shot Mickey because of me, but Mickey would rather go to juvie than admit he's gay. So, I'm doing both Kash and Mickey. Well, not so much Kash lately. But when Kash and me were hot and heavy, Linda found out about it, and is blackmailing Kash into having another kid.
Lip: Holy shit.
Ian: Yeah.

Christine Dowling: You know, the law's pretty strict regarding parental rights. You'd need to prove incompetence. Do you have a case?
Veronica: How much time do you have?
Fiona: I have a folder.
Christine Dowling: You got a folder. Okay.

Lip: (about DNA tests) It's actually pretty cool. There's a lot of shit we can figure out about ourselves in there.
Ian: Yeah, like, uh, if we got the alcoholic gene from Frank.
Lip: Yeah, or the dummy gene from Monica.
Ian: Or if any of us is gonna turn out to be gay.
Lip: Nice.

Mickey: Thanks for putting money in my commissary account. I was running low on smokes.
Ian: Not me. Kash. I told him you might still press charges.
Mickey: Thanks.

Randy Kulovitz: In order for you to receive the full gift of purity, you need to be as honest as you can.
Eddie Jackson: It's okay, sweetheart. Just tell what happened.
Karen: Um, well, okay. I started having oral sex at a very young age, maybe 13. It was guys around the neighborhood, three or four at first and then, well, more than three or four. I didn't have intercourse until the eighth grade. I didn't like it at first, but then around the sixth time, it started to feel good, really good, but I didn't feel good about it. Um, there was a few times where I got high and started experimenting with guys and girls at the same time. I wouldn't necessarily call it an orgy, but there were a lot of naked body parts flying around, which felt very good but kind of bad all at the same time. And then there was the time at Mindy Carlson's sleepover when we all got in the shower and started soaping each other up, and then her mom walked in and freaked out when she saw Mindy in the shower with a big, black strap-on dildo.
Eddie Jackson: You whore! Whores don't get cars!

Lip: Me and Ian decided to get our DNA tests done, too, on the off chance that maybe we aren't Frank's kids.
Monica Gallagher: What?
Lip: Yeah. We figured why should you and Bob get to have all the fun?
(Lip opens the letter)
Lip: Holy shit. Congratulations, Ian. You are not Frank Gallagher's son.

Ian: All right, the results say that you, Frank, are absolutely not my father. But my father is a close relative, most likely one of your brothers.

Sheila Jackson: What's the matter with you?
Eddie Jackson: She tell you? She tell you what she said?
Sheila Jackson: You called our daughter a whore.
Eddie Jackson: How about what she did to me?!
Sheila Jackson: Get out. Out.
Eddie Jackson: What?
Sheila Jackson: Just get out! Get out!
Eddie Jackson: Did she mention what she did to me?!
Sheila Jackson: She's a human being! She deserves love, not hate! What's the matter with you?! Don't ever come back!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Andrew Stearn  |  Paul Abbott
Co-Executive ProducerMark Mylod
ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Cindy Caponera  |  Nancy Pimental
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTrey Coscia
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorKelley Dixon  |  Sam Bollinger
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
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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