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Shameless: Hope Springs Paternal

In preparation for a visit from her probation officer, Fiona has to clean the house of all suspicious items; Ian returns to the Gallagher house after getting kicked out of Mickey's by his wife, Svetlana. Meanwhile, Carl gets suspended from school for bullying; Debbie bonds with Sammi, who is now living and running scams at Sheila's house with Frank.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Airdate: Sunday March 09th, 2014

Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Sheila Callaghan


Special Guest Stars
Emily BerglEmily Bergl
As Sammi
Regina KingRegina King
As Officer Gayle Johnson

Guest Stars
Vanessa Bell CallowayVanessa Bell Calloway
As Carol Fisher
Nick GehlfussNick Gehlfuss
As Robbie Pratt
Isidora GoreshterIsidora Goreshter
As Svetlana
James Allen McCuneJames Allen McCune
As Matty Baker
Nichole BloomNichole Bloom
As Amanda
Adam CagleyAdam Cagley
As Ron Kuzner
Jim HoffmasterJim Hoffmaster
As Kermit
Michael Patrick McGillMichael Patrick McGill
As Tommy
Ray PorterRay Porter
As Unknown
Lidia PortoLidia Porto
As Rosa Ramirez
Ralph P. MartinRalph P. Martin
As Gun Salesman
Megan Murphy (2)Megan Murphy (2)
As College Girl

Co-Guest Stars
Joshua HoffmanJoshua Hoffman
As Les
Sam KindsethSam Kindseth
As Fiore
Kellen MichaelKellen Michael
As Chuck
Adam PossAdam Poss
As Gideon
Kamran AllahverdyKamran Allahverdy
As Smaller Kid
Jarrod CrawfordJarrod Crawford
As Sallow Parent
Michael HagiwaraMichael Hagiwara
As Mr. Dunkel
Sharon OmiSharon Omi
As Nurse
Alison RoodAlison Rood
As Hipster Flipper
Eve SigallEve Sigall
As Older Woman
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.78 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Attack of the Fifty Foot GuitarsSomething DubMickey blows Ian/Debbie finds her art ruined
BosshouseYou and Me and Punk RockRecap of previous episode
BosshouseTake a ChanceKevin shows off his gun at the Alibi Room
BosshouseBrick House WomanKevin pours shots and talks with Kermit and Tommy
The DigCold AfternoonDeb walks away from Matty/Fiona's woken up by Liam
Ed Hale And The TranscendenceManChildWomanFrank goes on a rant at Carl's school meeting
The F StringWhat I WantFiona tests the boundaries of her ankle monitor
The F StringNothing At AllAmanda slips into Lip's bed to give him a blowjob
Gauntlet HairHuman NatureFiona can't sleep/Debbie wakes up
Gunther FitzgibbonsDrownedCarl gets suspended from school
HammerwaxCop ChopperFiona tries to run after the kids with their lunch
Jonathan AtkinsonHigh LifeIan and Mickey arrive at the loft party
Kaitlin RiegelSilhouettesIan returns home
KC BookerLuluFiona cleans the house of weapons/Debbie at school
The Little ShirleyBeachnutDebbie and Sammi bond/Fiona takes out the trash
LocksleyBlack AjaxFiona looks for money around the house/End credits
Magic BonesDevil's SpawnLip leaves Liam with Amanda, meets with a girl
Niall McGuinnessMickey SlimIan and Mickey sleep at the loft/Mickey wakes up
The NinisIl BuffoneA guy tries to sell Kevin guns from his van
The PollywogsOur Love IsSammi paints Debbie's toenails
Running YoungOut of TimeFiona says goodnight to the empty bedrooms
The Scotch Of Saint James100Lip studies/Liam and Carl play at the ABC party
VOMFEverybody's LaughingFiona can't sleep, walks around the house
VOMFStonerFiona starts to clean the entire house
ZZ WardMove Like U Stole It (Paul Oakenfold Radio Edit)Ian dances at the club/Ian and Mickey make out

Episode Quotes
(listing ways to make money for Frank's surgery)
Chuck: Number nine, rob a convenience store. Number ten, recycle scrap metal. Number 11, prostitution.
Frank: Nix that one. My thrill drill is out of juice.
Chuck: Number 12, sperm bank.
Frank: See number 11.

Carl: I got suspended for bullying. Need a parent to come with me to apologize.
Frank: Apo--
(Frank sighs)
Frank: Outrageous.

Fiona: Where the hell were you?
Ian: The army. I enlisted.
Fiona: The army?
Ian: Yeah. I wanted to find myself. Didn't think I could do it here.
Fiona: Don't you have to be 18?
Ian: Don't know, don't care. I left. Stuff got nuts.
Fiona: What "stuff?"
Ian: Oh, military trying to control me.
Fiona: Well, isn't that what the military does?
Ian: Got sick of it, but, hey, I met some amazing folks. Got all these great ideas. I'm a different person. Hey, but we can talk about that later, right?
Fiona: Sure.

(Svetlana walks in)
Mickey: And you, don't think you're getting off just 'cause you're about to drop a patty from your fur-burger.
Veronica: "Fur-burger?"
Mickey: She won't shave.
Svetlana: I like the way God made me.
Mickey: That's nice.

Rosa Ramirez: Why did you assault all these students?
Carl: Talkin' smack about my brother.
Rosa Ramirez: All of them?
Carl: That one's got stupid hair. That one smells like bologna farts.
Rosa Ramirez: And the one whose hand you smashed in a locker? And the one you pushed down the stairs?
Carl: Too short, maybe? I don't remember.

Carl: Lip says you stole a helicopter.
Ian: I tried to. Kind of tipped it. Blades snapped. Motor caught fire.
Carl: Awesome. You shoot anyone?
Ian: I never left basic.
Carl: You can't shoot anyone there?
Ian: You can. I didn't.
Carl: You shot no one. You flew nothing. Why'd you even go there in the first place?
Ian: Relationship issues.

Sammi: Nothing like a major scam to lift a person's spirits.

Ian: I'm working a double tonight. You want to stop by?
Mickey: Yeah, sure. Got nothing better to do than watch a bunch of pruney queens slap their sacks against your ass cheeks.

(Mickey stops a customer from putting money down Ian's shorts)
Mickey: Those fingers go anywhere near that cock, I'm gonna break every knuckle in your hand, all 15 of them.
Bear: Settle down, rumble fish. Anyway, a hand only has 14 knuckles.
Mickey: You want to fucking die?

Fiona: (on the phone to Lip) I know you don't trust me. I know you want to punish me, and I get it. I want to punish myself. I have no way to prove myself to you or anyone. But, Christ, Lip, this, like, relentless passive aggressive bullshit, it's killing me. I need my family back, okay? Please?

Kevin: My motto? Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent.
Kermit: That's my motto.
Kevin: You can't own a motto, Kermit.

Cultural References
Ron Kuzner: Well, I don't party that much, and I try not to play more than eight hours of Minecraft a day.

Minecraft is a three dimensional open world construction game, where players can build structures using textured cubes.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Abbott
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Mark Mylod  |  Andrew Stearn  |  Nancy Pimental
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Hissrich  |  Davey Holmes
Supervising ProducerEtan Frankel
ProducerSheila Callaghan
Co-ProducerPrincess O'Mahoney  |  Terri Murphy
Consulting ProducerMike O'Malley
Production DesignerNina Ruscio
EditorJohn M. Valerio
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey  |  Jennifer Rudnicke  |  Mickie Paskal
Unit Production ManagerPrincess O'Mahoney
First Assistant DirectorRuben Garcia
Second Assistant DirectorDan Lazarovits
Staff WriterLisa Morales
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
Set DecoratorMatt Callahan
Location ManagerDavid Diamond (1)
Transportation CoordinatorHobart Lundt
Property MasterMelissa Feinberg
Production Sound MixerJoe Michalski
Re-Recording MixerTom Marks  |  Gregory H. Watkins
Director of PhotographyKevin McKnight
Coordinating ProducerMatthew Devahl
Executive ConsultantPaul Abbott
Department Head HairSharon Rivera
Sound SupervisorMatt Taylor
Department Head Make-upJohn E. Jackson
Based On The Series Created ByPaul Abbott
Developed For American Television ByJohn Wells
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