“Shameless” (US) season 4, episode 5: “There’s the Rub” airs tonight on Showtime.
In this week’s episode, Fiona’s bad decisions finally boil over, and Frank and Sammi continue to try to cure his liver trouble. Lip gets a surprise visit at college.
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 5: “There’s the Rub,” airs Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. on Showtime.