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Shameless: A Great Cause

Now that Monica is back and taking care of things, Fiona is starting to make plans for her future; but, it all may have been premature, as Monica starts to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, Ian is laying low due to Terry still being on the warpath; Steve learns about Estefania's boyfriend and plans to smuggle him into the country, so that he can be with Fiona again; Sheila takes in her first hospice patient, a recovering drug addict.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Airdate: Sunday March 18th, 2012

Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Etan Frankel

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jan 06, 2013
FI (Sub) Sep 18, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Chloe WebbChloe Webb
As Monica Gallagher
Zach McGowanZach McGowan
As Jody Silverman
Stephanie FantauzziStephanie Fantauzzi
As Estefania
Emma GreenwellEmma Greenwell
As Mandy Milkovich
Dennis CockrumDennis Cockrum
As Terry Milkovich
David Wells (1)David Wells (1)
As Father Pete
Diora BairdDiora Baird
As Meg
Thierre Di CastroThierre Di Castro
As Marco
Ellen GersteinEllen Gerstein
As Aunt Rande
Moshe KasherMoshe Kasher
As Ruben
J.D. GoldblattJ.D. Goldblatt
As GED Teacher
J.P. HubbellJ.P. Hubbell
As Sergeant Stryker

Co-Guest Stars
Bruno AmatoBruno Amato
As Dock Worker
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


The scene opens with Frank going up to Carl and tells him to get up. He says that it is 1 AM. Frank gets Liam too. Monica gets Debs too and they take them downstairs and watch Paranormal Activity 3. The next day, the kids are tired and Monica tells Fiona that she kicked Mandy’s father’s butt last night when he came in punching Ian. She is not impressed. Carl is asleep on the table. Steve calls Fiona and tells her that he is outside. She goes out to meet him and he says that his wife is in love with another guy. He says that his name is Marco and that he is importing him from Brazil. Debs escorts Frank, who has been sleeping in the alley, to the house. She asks Steve if he has any coffee and he says that she doesn’t. Fiona is confused at the children’s tiredness. Fiona tells Steve that he is still harboring Lip and Marco isn’t there yet. Steve takes this as a yes and runs off to go get Marco. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.16 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
5 Alarm MusicNoches En Granada 
5 Alarm MusicAmerican Sunset 
APM MusicApproaching Evil 
Carla WernerEdge of Joy 
Chris PurekaLandlocked (Instr.) 
Chris PurekaHangman (Instr.) 
Dead CountryThe Shade 
The Diamond LightThunderhorse (Instr.) 
The DinerFast Pop Rock 
Extreme MusicFound at the Lake 
Extreme MusicHammer of Doom 
Extreme MusicFunba Rumba 
Extreme MusicDiscovering Spain 
Ivan JulianThe Naked Flame (Instr.) 
Jimmy & JZBeginning 
Middle Distance RunnerIf It Bleeds (Instr.) 
Middle Distance RunnerBoxer (Instr.) 
Miss Eighty 6My First Wish 
MOAHunt You Down (Instr.) 
OsloRiff Raff (Instr.) 
Sydney WayserWake Up (Instr.) 
Sydney WayserPotions 
The Village GreenLet It Go (Instr.) 
The Village GreenCome On (Instr.) 
The Wooden BirdsHometown Fantasy (Instr.) 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Andrew Stearn  |  Paul Abbott
Co-Executive ProducerMark Mylod
Supervising ProducerNancy Pimental
ProducerMichael Hissrich
Co-ProducerEtan Frankel
Consulting ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Mike O'Malley
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Jennifer Rudnicke  |  Mickie Paskal
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Second Assistant DirectorRebecca Levinson
Staff WriterLaToya Morgan
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorDanielle Berman
Property MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Production CoordinatorMatthew Devahl
Assistant EditorCarol Stutz
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
Department Head HairSharon Rivera
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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