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Shameless: Cascading Failures

Fiona tries find a way to get her siblings back home after they were taken away by child protective services; when she can't find Monica, she has no choice but to get Frank sober. Meanwhile, Kevin and Veronica continue to try to have a baby with Carol as their surrogate; with the house to himself, Mickey invites Ian to stay over, but his father, Terry, ends up returning early.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x6
Airdate: Sunday February 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Sub) Apr 23, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
As Lou Deckner
Vanessa Bell CallowayVanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Eric EdelsteinEric Edelstein
As Bobby Mallison
Juanita JenningsJuanita Jennings
As Kamala
Mike DoyleMike Doyle
As Lanier
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Brittany Sturgess
Julie AriolaJulie Ariola
As Patty
Chris Burns (1)Chris Burns (1)
As Andrea Johnson
Dennis CockrumDennis Cockrum
As Terry Milkovich
Mustafa ShakirMustafa Shakir
As D'Andre
Chris ButlerChris Butler
As Cassius

Co-Guest Stars
Alex Alexander (1)Alex Alexander (1)
As Stella
Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
As Svetlana
Kerry OKerry O'Malley
As Kate
Daija OwensDaija Owens
As Laronda
David BollerDavid Boller
As Instructor
René MenaRené Mena
As Salvador
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 the children getting taken away by Children Services. Jimmy comes back and is shocked. Fiona tells them that it won’t last long. She asks who reported them, but Brittany Sturgis doesn’t respond. Sheila tells Frank that she has to have him watch Hymee for a while. Frank lays him in his bed. Fiona is frazzled with the news and Jimmy tells her that he has this. She goes off to work. In the van, the kids are certain of what is going to happen, but Brittany says that it is different. Carl and Liam are together, Debs is by herself and Lip and Ian are going to a group home. Fiona gets into work and Patty tells her that she is late again. Fiona goes in the back room with Bobby and tells him that she needs to call in because the kids have been taken by Children Services. However, he tells her that he can’t do that. Fiona threatens to show the video and he tells her that he will say that she has been stealing from the register. He tells her that she is going to have to quit too. She throws her uniform at him and storms out of the store...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.48 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BosshouseAnywhere At All 
BosshouseAnother Perfect Day 
BosshouseTell Me a Story 
Carter TantonNylon 
Cashmere Jungle LordsWild Nervous Freight Train Wreck Breakdown 
Darren & Stephen LovedayPower to Progress 
Extreme MusicThe Burnin' 
Extreme MusicCool Daddy Charm 
Extreme MusicDiggin' My Own Grave 
Extreme MusicCasta Diva 
Extreme MusicHold It Down 
Extreme MusicTurnaround 
Extreme MusicFigure You Out 
Extreme MusicSumthin' Good 
Extreme MusicKnuckle Chuckle 
Extreme MusicFind My Way 
Extreme MusicFlower Duet 
Extreme MusicNegative Space 
Extreme MusicMiss Fortune 
Extreme MusicAll You Leave Behind 
FirstCom MusicWant to Break Out 
FirstCom MusicKeeping it Simple 
Gary ChangUnder Siege Main Title 
My GoodnessBetter Call Your Mother 
Standing ShadowsFreakshow 

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-ProducerPrincess O'Mahoney  |  Sheila Callaghan
Consulting ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Mike O'Malley
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorFinnian Murray
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
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Post Production SupervisorRebecca Zussman
Director of PhotographyRodney Charters
Executive ConsultantPaul Abbott
Department Head HairSharon Rivera
Department Head Make-upTammy Ashmore
Special Effects CoordinatorGintar Repecka
Supervising Re-recording MixerJason Brennan
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
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