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Shameless: The American Dream

Fiona worries about how she's going to pull off the club night she secured by using the money meant for the property tax. A drunken Frank staggers home where he is unwanted by all of his kids, aside from Debbie. Meanwhile, Jimmy's getting tailed by Beto; Lip is doing his community service while his teachers and Mandy try to talk to him about college; Ian tries to figure out how Mickey feels about him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x2
Airdate: Sunday January 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 12, 2013
UK (MORE4) Jan 19, 2014
FI (Sub) Mar 19, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Stephanie FantauzziStephanie Fantauzzi
As Estefania
Ed LauterEd Lauter
As Dick Healey
Bernardo De PaulaBernardo De Paula
As Beto
Cameron RichardsonCameron Richardson
As Cheryl
Diora BairdDiora Baird
As Meg
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Kerry OKerry O'Malley
As Kate
Vyto RuginisVyto Ruginis
As Edward Gretsky
Joseph FuhrJoseph Fuhr
As Casper Duncan
Kevin PhillipsKevin Phillips
As Wendell
Harrison XuHarrison Xu
As Ralph Wong

Co-Guest Stars
C.J. BerdahlC.J. Berdahl
As Kyle
Jim HoffmasterJim Hoffmaster
As Kermit
Kristopher LoganKristopher Logan
As Chester
J.J. DunlapJ.J. Dunlap
As Hoodlum Kid
Ariella FioreAriella Fiore
As Mrs. Medeiros
Burton PerezBurton Perez
As Mexican Foreman
Tony RevoloriTony Revolori
As Sanchez
George Russo (2)George Russo (2)
As Walter Roselli
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
Noel FisherNoel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Emma GreenwellEmma Greenwell
As Mandy Milkovich
Zach McGowanZach McGowan
As Jody Silverman


The scene opens with Fiona and Jimmy sleeping. She awakes and comes to terms that she gave up the $1000 to promote a night when she had to pay the Property Tax. Jimmy tells her that she used it to help her progress and that is not bad. Jimmy starts to use the bathroom while Fiona is in the shower and she is grossed out. She makes her way into the hallway, but the kids are all running to their rooms. Frank is drunk and looking for a place to sleep. Debs tells Frank that he can sleep in her bed and Debs uses Carl’s tent as a sheet. They make their way downstairs and Fiona takes money from Frank’s back pocket. She comes downstairs and tells Mandy to put on some pants. Lip asks for the money for the Property Tax bill and she tells him that she doesn’t have it because she put it down as a deposit to promote. He is upset with that and says that they should spend all the money. Fiona tells him that she is doing something good. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.37 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Andrew OyeBoom Tap 
Black Toast MusicYada Yada Yada 
BosshouseHard Way Up 
BosshousePush My Button (feat. Amy Roberts) 
Bridges and PowerlinesThe Maine 
Cashmere Jungle LordsLand of Flower and Willow 
Cashmere Jungle LordsHalf A Second Chance For Love 
Cashmere Jungle LordsEverything Revolves Around You 
Cashmere Jungle LordsThe Sweeper 
Crucial MusicNothing to Lose 
Desoto JonesShe Hit The Wall 
FelixDon't You Want Me 
FlurriesBlack and Dirty Heart 
Groove StateDo You Want My Love 
HammerwaxThe Piano Shake 
IBUCandy Cane 
Joe FabioWorking Life 
Killer MusicWatch It Bounce 
Little BarrieDream to Live 
Maroon 5Payphone 
MoonfaceTeary Eyes and Bloody Lips 
Nothing SpecialFilm Nerd 
The NovocainesRabbit Hole 
P. JerichoLike a Rich Girl 
The Red Devil SquadronDrink While We're Young 
SuperchunkMy Gap Feels Weird 
TicktockmanBlackhole Waltz 
The TracknessShaved Head 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerDavey Holmes  |  Michael Hissrich  |  Krista Vernoff  |  Nancy Pimental
ProducerEtan Frankel
Co-ProducerSheila Callaghan  |  Princess O'Mahoney
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorGregg Featherman
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Second Assistant DirectorJohn Labrucherie
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Assistant EditorAndrew Sommer
Post Production SupervisorRebecca Zussman
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
Executive ConsultantPaul Abbott
Department Head HairSharon Rivera
Department Head Make-upTammy Ashmore
Supervising Re-recording MixerJason Brennan
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
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