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Shameless: A Long Way From Home

Fiona has decided to file for custody of her siblings, and to better her chances she enlists Lip and Ian's help to get the house by forging Aunt Ginger's will. Meanwhile, Debbie is desperate to escape from her foster home; Sheila gets a visit from Hymie's biological father; Frank cleans up for his court appearance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Airdate: Sunday March 03rd, 2013

Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Etan Frankel

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Sub) Apr 30, 2014

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Joan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Mike Doyle
As Lanier
Stephanie Fantauzzi
As Estefania
Juanita Jennings
As Kamala
Mary Mara
As Nance
Bernardo De Paula
As Beto
Elizabeth Sung
As Mrs. Wong
Keiko Agena
As Brittany Sturgess
Daija Owens
As Laronda
David Wells (1)
As Father Pete
Laura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson
Ryan Bittle
As Steven Redel
Barry Shabaka Henley
As Judge Glen Aufseeser

Co-Guest Stars
Kristopher Logan
As Chester
Michael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Destiny Fernandez
As Hispanic Girl
David Fofi
As Chairman
Chet Grissom
As Vernon
Joe Guerrero
As Gang Member
Albert Kuo
As Timmy Wong
Sara Ann Lassner
As Cleopatra
Dave Matos
As Paramedic
Ryan McIntyre
As Naked Guy
Gary Werntz
As Shawn
Main Cast
William H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin
As Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman
Ethan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan
As Ian Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Noel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich
Emma Greenwell
As Mandy Milkovich
Zach McGowan
As Jody Silverman


The scene opens with Fiona inspecting the house to make sure that it is cleaned up. She is dressed in her best. She tells Jimmy that they are done with Frank and that they have to make sure that the doors are dead bolted shut. At Deb’s foster home, the woman in care gives Debs a new job to do around the house. She shows her that she is going to make jewelry for her business. If they make a certain amount, they get food. At the Alibi, Frank tells Kev that he is on his last shot. He says that he has a hearing for Child Services and that it is the same thing. All he has to do is show up in a suit and pass around some Alcoholic Anonymous chips and they give you your kids back. Fiona and Jimmy talk to, Mr. Riddell, a friend of Jimmy’s brother, Chip. He tells them that he can’t help them, but Fiona tells him that he is not going anywhere until he tells her what to do. He tells her to have a job, a home and get the parents to relinquish their rights in order for Fiona to have full custody of the children...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.76 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BosshouseTake It All Back 
BosshouseCracks in the Sky 
The DinerFast Pop Rock 
Extreme MusicMorir Tremenda Cosa...Uma Fatale 
Extreme MusicFreak Nastiest 
Extreme MusicWhite Lies 
Extreme MusicAll or Nothing 
Extreme MusicHe's My Friend 
Extreme MusicCanyon 
Extreme MusicAss Like That 
Extreme MusicArt of Betrayal 
Extreme MusicKickin' Down Doors 
FidlarWait for the Man 
Justin DubayTake a Chance 
Killer TracksStep On Up 
Middle Distance RunnerThe Fury 
New CassettesSimple Things 
Standing ShadowsEverything You Want 
Sydney WayserPotions 

Episode Quotes
Frank: (picks up a drink) Last one.
Kev: If I had a dime every time I heard you say that.. I'd have exactly one dime.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew M. Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerKrista Vernoff  |  Michael Hissrich  |  Davey Holmes  |  Nancy Pimental
ProducerEtan Frankel
Co-ProducerSheila Callaghan  |  Princess O'Mahoney
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorFinnian Murray
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 MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Production CoordinatorMatthew Devahl
Assistant EditorEric Melrose
Director of PhotographyKevin McKnight
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
Warning: Shameless season 3 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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