‘Shameless’: The 10 Most Shocking Stories, Ranked

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During its 11 seasons, blushing There were strange, insightful, and detailed plans, often headed by Frank. Just when the plotlines can no longer get “shameless,” they do, even by the standards of the show.

The following article contains spoilers for Shameless

10 Fake Big Aunt Ginger

Debbie (Emma Kenney) talks to a fake ginger aunt on the couch in Shameless.
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Unknown to the Gallagher children, Frank has been lying for years about Great Aunt Ginger, whose name is in the title of the house. Frank has been paying her Social Security checks for years while she’s buried in the backyard, but now the federal government is catching up. Fiona and the other Gallaghers must come to Aunt Ginger and fast.

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Instead of having people they know pretend, they “borrowed” an Alzheimer’s patient from the Veronica Nursing Home to play the role. Although unbelievable, the government bought into the charade, and the Gallaghers kept their house and family intact. They can also bring back fake ginger to the nursing home without getting it!

9 Carl’s Cancer sleep

Frank (William H Macy) shaves Carl's (Ethan Cutkosky) head in Shameless.
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Who doesn’t love a father-son bond? After considering a charity for children with cancer, Frank claims his son Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) cancer in an effort to reap the benefits of foundations like Make-A-Wish. He shaved Carl’s head and told him to keep his “diagnosis” a secret from the rest of the family so he wouldn’t be destroyed.

It’s shocking to see how manipulative Frank is with his own children, especially with his cancer diagnosis. Poor Carl didn’t know any better and truly believed he was going to die until Frank found out that the project wasn’t going as well as expected.

Emma Kenney as Debbie in 'Shameless' stands in front of an open suitcase
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Debbie (Emma Kenny) took the phrase “walk it off” a little too far in the season 8 episode “A Gallagher Pedicure.” After she injured herself while welding, Debbie operated on her own hands so she wouldn’t face medical bills or miss work. Liam went through an attempt to cut three necrotic feet, but Frank came to cut and cauterize the problem.

That episode was ironic because it was surprising how long Debbie would go to work and Frank didn’t do the act unknowingly. Maybe in another life, he could be a real surgeon.

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7 Ian is “Gay Jesus”

Cameron Monaghan as Ian in Shameless

Although this storyline has been hated by many fans and Redditors, it is hard to deny that it is shocking. Ian’s drug-free mania and the support of hundreds of LGBTQ+ individuals proved to be explosive when he became a religious fanatic and was arrested for setting fire to a van.

It’s hard to believe that “Gay Jesus” is the same character who, several seasons ago, was the gentlest Gallagher. Also, adding another crime to Gallagher’s list isn’t always unexpected – in this case, arson feels like a new low.

6 Sheila Smothering Grammy Gallagher

Sheila (Joan Cusack) looks at Grandma Gallagher in Shameless.
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Sheila (Joan Cusack) may be the sweetest character in the entire series, but even she has her limitations. When she and Jody (Zach McGowan) opened her home as a hospital, her first patient was Grandma Gallagher (Louise Fletcher), Frank’s mother. Grammy is in the last stages of cancer and spends her days suffering and hurting in Sheila’s house, even after they disagree.

Grandma Gallagher was suffering so much that she asked Sheila to help her commit suicide by holding her pillow. In an act of kindness – or cruelty – Sheila obliges her request, and the audience sees the character they expect to kill Frank’s mother.

5 The Jimmy/Steve situation

Justin Chatwin as Steve Wilton-Jimmy Lishman in Shameless

In the debate about who Fiona (Amy Rosem) should stay with, Jimmy/Steve is always a strong contender. However, the revelation of his double life definitely brought him back. It was more likely that he was cheating than living under a false name, so this twist certainly came as a shock.

Even more shocking are the details of his other life: extremely rich, his parents believe he is in medical school, and his father is a man of the same age Ian is in contact with. If you were to ask fans from Season 1 to predict what will happen in the future, it would be impossible.

4 Mickey & Ian are arrested

Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher and Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich

This Season 3 moment is shocking and sad all at once. After Ian is placed in foster care, Mickey Milkovich (Noel Fisher) invited Ian to stay at his house while his father, Terry (Dennis Cockrum), was away. However, Terry, a violent homophobe, comes home early to discover two men in their relationship. Terry then physically assaults Mickey and forces him to have sex with Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter).

If it weren’t for the panic, this moment would have been too much to bear. It’s also a major obstacle for Mickey and Ian’s relationship, which has been going on up to this point. Very few moments in blushing Has rivaled pure horror and shock from this moment, of course.

3 Frank called DCFS

Lip (Jeremy Allen White) and Ian (Cameron Monaghan) from Shameless walk to their foster home.
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The last thing audiences expect from Frank Gallagher is self-talk, but that’s exactly what he does in “The Sins of My Caretaker.” After being kicked out of the house, Frank called DCFS to report “squalor” in the Gallagher household. CPS then visited at a very difficult time and placed all the children in foster homes, most of which separated the siblings and could not meet their needs. Frank finally cleared to return the child, but only at Fiona’s insistence.

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This is the ultimate betrayal by their father and an unforgivable offense when Fiona finds out. Even with all the horrible things Frank does to keep himself in the booze, this is the most surprising, as he risks taking care of his children to keep a roof over his head. It is the bluntest display of his priorities in almost all the series.

2 Liam has access to Fiona’s cocaine

Fiona (Emmy Rossum) is arrested in Shameless.
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Part of the drama of following the Gallaghers for 11 seasons is seeing each of them make their mistakes. This, however, was one of Fiona’s worst. After Robbie (Nick Gehlfuss) left a small bag of cocaine in the house, Fiona decides to use it on Kevin (Steve Howey) and Veronica. All it took was one out of control for Liam (Brendon and Brandon Sims) to get into cocaine, which causes an emergency.

The discovery was a loud change that came out of nowhere while everyone was partying, and it was Fiona’s first handshake. For the first time, there is no one to blame for her mistakes, not even the circumstances.

1 Shameless thanksgiving

Ian and Monica see each other in Shameless.
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This story is one of the most brutal and terrifying moments in the entire series. Monica (Chloe Webb), who was struggling with the end of her bipolar depression, attempted suicide during dinner. Thanksgiving. The resulting situation is image, heartache, and shock. Even the Gallaghers were shocked; Many people were frozen in place, just staring at the sight.

Compared to the fun, adventurous Monica that viewers already know, this story is hard to swallow. It also contrasts with the joy of the holiday, which, unfortunately, is hard to forget.

The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can be called or texted at 988 in the United States.

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