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Shameless: The Helpful Gallaghers

After learning what break time at work actually means, Fiona invites her co-workers over to unite them against the manager; Carl goes to the cancer camp, but finds out it doesn't live up to his expectations; when Mandy's half-sister, Molly, calls to tell her mother has died, Lip convinces Mandy to help her. Meanwhile, Sheila is bored and wants to bring out her toys in the bedroom, but, when Jody isn't convinced, she enlists Frank's help.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x4
Airdate: Sunday February 10th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Feb 02, 2014
FI (Sub) Apr 09, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Harry HamlinHarry Hamlin
As Lloyd "Ned" Lishman
Eric EdelsteinEric Edelstein
As Bobby Mallison
Madison MoellersMadison Moellers
As Molly Milkovich
Julie AriolaJulie Ariola
As Patty
Ellen GersteinEllen Gerstein
As Aunt Rande
Roberta ValderramaRoberta Valderrama
As Princess
J.J. BooneJ.J. Boone
As Jenica

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Kerry OKerry O'Malley
As Kate
Sharon BensonSharon Benson
As Dirty Joan Baez
Michael Blum (1)Michael Blum (1)
As Male Counselor
Miles BrownMiles Brown
As Ashish
Juliocesar ChavezJuliocesar Chavez
As Chubby Kid
Claudine ClaudioClaudine Claudio
As Coupon Woman
Brittany GilesBrittany Giles
As Bald Cancer Girl
Michael Tuba HeathertonMichael Tuba Heatherton
As Moppy the Clown
Kevin MukherjiKevin Mukherji
As Pawn Shop Owner
Janet SongJanet Song
As Korean Woman
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
Emma GreenwellEmma Greenwell
As Mandy Milkovich
Zach McGowanZach McGowan
As Jody Silverman


The scene opens with Frank holding Debs underwater. She comes up and asks if that was long enough. Frank says that it is not long enough for the city pool and that there are black kids who are going to try to drown her and she needs to be able o hold it for 90 seconds. Carl sees this and asks if he can try. Frank tells him that he can’t because he has Cancer. At Mandy’s house, Mandy and Lip are getting busy when the phone rings. The machine gets it and it is a little girl on the phone named Molly. She asks for her dad to come and get her because her mom died. Mandy says that Molly is her half-sister. She seems not to care about it and they continue to have sex. Elsewhere, Kev and Veronica are getting busy as well. He talks dirty to her and finishes. Veronica goes to the floor to help the process of making a baby go faster. Kev says that he needs a heads up when it is baby making sex so that he doesn’t dirty talk to her. She says that it is fine. Kev tells her not to be upside down for too long because his spermies get dizzy...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.53 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APM MusicMoose and Squirrel 
Bad SportsInside and Out 
Ben WiseMarked Man 
BosshouseGotta Get Over Yourself 
BosshouseKiss You All Over 
Bridges and PowerlinesNew Mistake 
Cashmere Jungle LordsNot the Hurtin' Kind 
Cashmere Jungle LordsLong Hard Climb 
Cashmere Jungle LordsMoyock Speed Trap 
Dance Floor PlansAlready Mine 
The DinerRunaway Train 
The DinerDon't Stop Rocking 
The DistortobluesU Don't Need Wings 2 Fly 
Extreme MusicJibbly Bits 
HammerwaxMove Like This 
InterceptPush Interlude 
The MaxBoys Will Be Boys 
Moving CastlesWarhol 
Officer RoselandCrankypance 
Officer RoselandJuggler's Despair 
The Owsley BrothersPure Lust 
The PenniesBit O' Jade 
The Pow PowA Super Space Age Sex Machine 
SleestakCan't Get Enough 
TraditionalI've Been Working on the Railroad 

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  |  Jennifer Rudnicke  |  Mickie Paskal
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
Location ManagerDavid Diamond (1)
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Script SupervisorMerry Lowry-Donner
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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