Showtime’s hit comedy-drama “Shameless” is off to a running start. In Season 6 episode two, # Abortion Rules life are definitely taking it toll on the Gallagher family members as Fiona realizes in more ways than one that she is losing control of her family according to a Monday, January 18 report from EW.
“Shameless” fans already are well aware that it appears that Debbie is pregnant with her boyfriend Derek’s baby. It was a well constructed planned pregnancy that she attempted to use to trap her Derek into marriage. However, things have backfired for Debs, who, if she really is with child looks as if she will be raising the baby as a young teenaged single mother. Derek’s parents have shipped him off to live in Florida after finding out about the alleged pregnancy, and that Derek has no desire to raise a baby at this time in his young life.
Deb remains hopeful and living in a fantasy world where she will be able to raise her baby, finish school and hopefully convince Derek to come back to her and their child. Fiona is busting her tail trying to convince Debs that a baby at this time is a terrible mistake and wants her to get an abortion. Debbie is not hearing it and decides to pack her bags and head to Florida in search of Derek in the hopes she will change his mind just as Fiona tells her they are both going to the clinic, now. It is double Gallagher baby drama because Fiona has also just found out that she is pregnant also.
Poor Fi, as if dealing with her family mess is not strain enough, she also learns about her pregnancy after Sean has told her he has relapsed and has began using heroin again. Of all the Gallagher luck. Debbie is not the only family member having it out with Fiona these days, Ian is also fed up with Fiona attempting to control his life and health by always being on his back about his bi-polar meds. Ian is looking more and more depressed and it appears as if he could suffer another severe bout of depression in the near future.
Lip is still busy going to college and banging it out with Helene, who takes him by surprise when she suggests to him that he could kill her husband. At this time it is not known whether or not she is testing the waters seriously, or playing with Lip’s head. Carl has made it out of juvie, but he considers himself quite the street gangster. He is threatening neighborhood business owners with violence if they do not pay him weekly protection money. Carl has also taken his crimes to school, selling guns to students out of a bathroom stall.
Kev and V are starting to see some success with the Alibi bar since Svetlana has been working there offering up her continuous business ideas, that at this time seem to be a huge success. But it is “Shameless” so it is hard to imagine that any good luck is going to come to anyone in the Southside for very long. As for Frank Gallagher, he is searching for ways to soothe his broken heart since Bianca’s death. He has come up with a new scam and is searching for stage four cancer patients to offer his special services to and make their last moments comfortable and enjoyable.
Now for speculated potential “Shameless” spoilers. First with Debbie, it is believed that Debs is faking the pregnancy and is looking for any and all solutions to get her out of the Gallagher household and living out the dream of one day having a husband and happy family, one without the dysfucntion that she has known all her life. Fiona, though her pregnancy is certainly a surprise it however is an unwelcomed one. Fi is under so much stress that a miscarriage, or perhaps an accident caused by a high Sean may cause her to lose the baby.
As for the boys Lip, Ian, and Carl, their futures all appear bleak at this time. Lip will get in way over his head with Helene and it cost him his future. Ian is destined to battle depression, and could go off once again in search of his mother Monica for an answer. Carl, well this kid is either going to run the mob, or end up in prison once and for all. With Frank as a father these Gallagher kids do not stand much of a chance for any real happiness or success, unless, Frank changes his shady addictive ways, and perhaps wins the lottery and spends the rest of his life making it up to the Gallagher bunch.
How do you see “Shameless” season six playing out for the Gallagher family, will they ever catch a lucky break?