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‘Shameless’ (US) Season 4, Episode 4: ‘Strangers on a Train’

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Shameless” (US) season 4, episode 4: “Strangers on a Train” airs tonight on Showtime.

In this week’s episode, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie, but her infidelity is threatened to be exposed when Mike shows up at Robbie’s apartment while Fiona is there. Meanwhile, Frank tries to contrive an “accident” that will net him a big insurance payout, so he can afford a potential liver transplant.

The series meets the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad’s a drunk, Mom split long ago and 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) stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Emma Kenney.

“Shameless” (US) season 4, episode 4: “Strangers on a Train,” airs Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. on Showtime. Spoiler video below:

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