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Shameless: Survival of the Fittest

The Gallaghers and their friends celebrate Lip's graduation from high school by throwing him a surprise party; after winning a bet, Frank decides to take Lip out to a lobster dinner; Ian makes an unexpected decision; Kevin and Veronica join Carol for her ultrasound.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x12
Airdate: Sunday April 07th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Mar 30, 2014
FI (Sub) Jun 04, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Joan CusackJoan Cusack
As Sheila Jackson

Guest Stars
Harry HamlinHarry Hamlin
As Lloyd "Ned" Lishman
Vanessa Bell CallowayVanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Ed LauterEd Lauter
As Dick Healey
Bernardo De PaulaBernardo De Paula
As Beto
Bill BrochtrupBill Brochtrup
As Hal
Maile FlanaganMaile Flanagan
As Connie
Jake McDormanJake McDorman
As Mike Pratt
Laura Slade WigginsLaura Slade Wiggins
As Karen Jackson
Yorgo ConstantineYorgo Constantine
As Dr. Markman
Juan PopeJuan Pope
As Sergeant Brown

Co-Guest Stars
Jeff DoucetteJeff Doucette
As Uncle Matt
Denise HughesDenise Hughes
As Mailman
Kristopher LoganKristopher Logan
As Chester
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Kerry OKerry O'Malley
As Kate
Tommy BeardmoreTommy Beardmore
As Sergeant Pierce
Charlie DellCharlie Dell
As Nurse
Angela OhAngela Oh
As OB Doctor
Main Cast
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
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 Frank in jail. He is approached by a man who tells him to turn around as he unbuttons his pants. However, it is revealed that the guy just wants to use the bathroom in the cell. Frank says that this treatment is not fair and says that he needs a drink. Julius, the guy in the cell with Frank, tells Frank that he doesn’t look too well. Frank says that he is fine, but than falls over onto the floor. At the house, Carl squirts Debs in the butt with water and Debs says that it is not fair that Carl has braces and she doesn’t. Debs talks about moving to Michigan and Lip tells her that they aren’t moving there because Jimmy hasn’t been around and that is a good sign. Ian walks downstairs ready for ROTC. He tells everyone that he has drill. Lip follows him outside and asks how things are. Ian says that he is fine and has moved on from Mickey. Debs tries to talk to Fiona about Michigan, but she tells her that it is none of her business. Debs says that it is and reminds her that it was because of her that they have a house and not Fiona. Upset, Fiona leaves a message to Jimmy telling him off. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.82 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
5th Floor MusicQuiet Mood 
Ana EggeBad Ju-Ju 
Boy At The End of the WorldCall it Love 
Delta MoonYou Got To Move 
Eyes Lips EyesTickle 
FidlarWake Bake Skate 
Jay LazaroffDevil's Playground 
Jimbo MathusHaunted John 
Killer TracksLo Mein Highway 
Lord HuronEnds of the Earth 
The NovocainesCup of Coffee 
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn BandThe Money Goes 
The RiflesLove is a Key 
River City TanlinesI Don't Get It 
Solid StateBittersweet 
Tim Timebomb and FriendsCuz I Ain't Gone Yet 
Trevor MenearGive Her a Name 
Wild YaksAngel Eyes 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Krista Vernoff  |  Davey Holmes  |  Nancy Pimental
ProducerEtan Frankel
Co-ProducerSheila Callaghan  |  Princess O'Mahoney
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley  |  Alex Borstein
Associate ProducerTerri Murphy
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Mickie Paskal  |  Jennifer Rudnicke
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorGary Goldman
Second Assistant DirectorRebecca Levinson
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Production CoordinatorMatthew Devahl
Post Production SupervisorRebecca Zussman
Re-Recording MixerTodd Grace  |  Ed Carr
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
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