‘Shameless’ (US) Season 3 Episode 12: “Survival of the Fittest”

On this week’s season finale of Shameless (US) episode 12 “Survival of the Fittest,” Lip is graduating from high school, so Fiona and the family prepare a surprise party for him. Frank wins a bet and uses the winnings to take Lip out for lobster and some quality father/son time.

The series meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad’s a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam is – well, he might actually be black, but nobody has a clue how.

Shameless (US) premiered on January 9, 2011, and stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Emma Kenney.

Shameless (US) season 3 episode 12 “Survival of the Fittest,” airs April 7, at 9 pm on Showtime. Spoiler pictures below:

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