Shameless: Season 4

Shameless: Season 4

Shameless: Season 4

William H Macy leads this Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy-drama series as the loser dad of six smart and independent kids who have each found ways to grow up despite him.


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Simple Pleasures

Frank returns, disrupting life; Lip attends college; Ian is missing; Fiona tries to connect with Debbie and Carl.


My Oldest Daughter

Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line. She uses her newly activated health benefits to take the kids for checkups. However, when a road rage incident damages the... MORE company car, Fiona tells a much bigger lie about how it happened. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.


Like Father, Like Daughter

Frank stalks his previously unseen daughter, Sammi, and is surprised to find out she has a son, Chuck. Meanwhile, Fiona and Mike are getting serious. Also, Carl begins stealing dogs and holding them for ransom... MORE so that he can earn some drug money for Frank. Sheila has her first successful online date with Native American cowboy Roger Running Tree.


Strangers on a Train

Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. The situation nearly boils over when Mike shows up at Robbie’s apartment while Fiona is inside. Fiona is able to hide just in time... MORE before her infidelity can be exposed. Frank, in increasingly dire health straits due to liver disease, attempts to contrive an “accident” that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential transplant.


There's the Rub

Fiona's series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Meanwhile, Frank and Sammi pursue a cure for Frank's liver trouble and try to catch up on missed father-daughter time; and Lip gets a surprise... MORE visit at college from Army investigators.


Iron City

Fiona ends up in jail; the family waits for news about Liam; Frank wakes up in the emergency room.


A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard, and Parasitic Twin

Guardianship duties fall upon Lip - who gets some unexpected assistance.


Hope Springs Paternal

To prepare for a visit from her probation officer, Fiona must remove all paraphernalia from the house; Ian is kicked out of Mickey's house.


The Legend of Bonnie and Carl

Carl connects with a girl in detention; Lip and Amanda grow closer; Sheila returns with big plans; Fiona searches for a job; Mickey spends time with Ian.


Liver, I Hardly Know Her

Fiona violates terms of her probation, sending the family into search party mode.



Fiona is hauled off to a correctional facility. Amanda’s parents bribe Lip.



Fiona gets out of jail. Frank is feeling like his old self.

Shameless: Season 4 / Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Shameless's balance between humor and despicableness is a lesson in narrative wallowing that Girls ought to study.

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Time Out

Time Out

Even shrouded in darkness, they're still a joy to watch.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Shameless has many moments of triumph-and it also manages to find humor in what anyone else would see as horrible tragedy-but this fourth season, in which the characters begin to interact with the wider world, is its darkest yet.

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