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Shameless: Where There's a Will

The Gallaghers are trying to figure out a way to keep their home after cousin Patrick gets ownership of it with his own forged will. Meanwhile, Fiona gets a job cleaning an overflowing septic tank with Jimmy; recently returned Karen goes to visit Lip; now that Hymie is gone and Frank is no longer needed, Sheila kicks him out; Kevin and Veronica are still trying for a baby with Carol, who in turn is trying to make things more romantic.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Airdate: Sunday March 10th, 2013

Director: Danny Cannon
Writer: Davey Holmes

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Sub) May 07, 2014

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (5 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Joan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Christian Clemenson
As Christopher Collier
Vanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Tyler Jacob Moore
As Tony Markovich
Bernardo De Paula
As Beto
Elizabeth Sung
As Mrs. Wong
Sunkrish Bala
As Andy
Tara Karsian
As Celia
Laura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson
Josh Perry
As Jeremy
Brent Sexton
As Patrick Gallagher

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Verda Bridges
As AA Leader
Jerome Ro Brooks
As Black Man
Bridget M. Brown
As Down Syndrome Sister
James J. Collins
As Court Clerk
Lauri Hendler
As Activist Mother
Bryan Kelly
As Menacing Man
Audrey Morgan
As Homeless Lady
Barb Rossmeisl
As Patrick's Wife
Andrew White (2)
As Market Owner
Nancy Youngblut
As Mrs. Kandage
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 Patrick holding a service for Aunt Ginger. He says that she was happiest on her corner and that is where her ashes are going to lie. Frank tells Carl that Ginger was a prostitute despite her old age and that she was the best. Patrick dumps her ashes in the street and concludes the service. Fiona and Lip ask Patrick about the house and how it is odd that Ginger signed the house over to Patrick, who she hated. Patrick says that they will talk about this tomorrow. Lip is not happy of what Fiona or he is going to have to tell the others about the house. Carol comes over to Kev and Veronica’s and Kev says that she is looking nice. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.66 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Action CatsMy True Love 
BosshouseSuper Sexy Free 
BosshouseThe Way That You Do 
Bruno MarsJust the Way You Are 
Cashmere Jungle LordsPixie Dust 
Coco JonesHolla at the DJ 
Death on Two WheelsLook At The Sound 
The DistortobluesWorld of Trouble 
Extreme MusicFriday Night Forever 
Extreme MusicSwivel 'N' Spin 
Extreme MusicHard to Swallow 
FirstCom MusicCool Party 
FirstCom MusicHave Some Fun 
Killer TracksStep On Up 
LettersKeep It Coming 
The Lions Rampant70-30 
Little BarrieDoes the Halo Rust? 
Mark Messick & David RolandMoon Man 
The Owsley BrothersBad Ju-Ju 
The PenniesBit O' Jade 
The Pow PowKeep On 
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn BandShake 'Em Off Like Fleas 
The Static JacksBlood Pressure 
Third Grade HatersGet On Board 
The WhigsHot Bed 

Episode Quotes
Veronica: (to Fiona) So is Lip getting serious about Mandy Skankovitch?
Mandy: (comes out of the bathroom) Nice.
Veronica: Oh shit, Mandy, I'm sorry, you know I would have never said that to your face.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew M. Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Krista Vernoff  |  Davey Holmes  |  Nancy Pimental
ProducerEtan Frankel
Co-ProducerSheila Callaghan  |  Princess O'Mahoney
Consulting ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Mike O'Malley
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorGregg Featherman
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Jennifer Rudnicke  |  Mickie Paskal
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorGary Goldman
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
Re-Recording MixerTodd Grace  |  Ed Carr
Director of PhotographyKevin McKnight
Assistant Production CoordinatorAlexandra Hisserich
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 8 guide may contain spoilers
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