Shameless

Shameless

The more things change, the more the Gallaghers stay the same. Whether it’s employment, education, or healthcare, the Gallaghers have issues! Season four of SHAMELESS finds the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their flawed and permanently pickled patriarch Frank (William H. Macy). With oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) in a stable job and relationship, and newly graduated Lip (Jeremy Allen White) enrolled in college, it seems like the Gallaghers might finally have a shot at happiness and realize the middle class American dream. But with Ian still missing; Debbie and Carl dealing with their adolescent hormones (or lack thereof); and neighbors Kev and Veronica pregnant with multiple babies, moving up isn't so easy when you’re down and out. The Gallagher life... it ain't no tea party!
The more things change, the more the Gallaghers stay the same. Whether it’s employment, education, or healthcare, the Gallaghers have issues! Season four of SHAMELESS finds the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their flawed and permanently pickled patriarch Frank (William H. Macy). With oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) in a stable job and relationship, and newly graduated Lip (Jeremy Allen White) enrolled in college, it seems like the Gallaghers might finally have a shot at happiness and realize the middle class American dream. But with Ian still missing; Debbie and Carl dealing with their adolescent hormones (or lack thereof); and neighbors Kev and Veronica pregnant with multiple babies, moving up isn't so easy when you’re down and out. The Gallagher life... it ain't no tea party!

Season 4 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Simple Pleasures

    Original air date: 01/12/2014 Runtime: 56:03 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2014 Runtime: 56:03 min. Season four picks up a few weeks after season three left off – with the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their flawed and permanently pickled patriarch Frank. With oldest daughter Fiona (Rossum) in a stable job and relationship, and newly graduated Lip (series star JEREMY ALLEN WHITE) enrolled in college, can the Gallaghers finally realize the middle class American dream? It looks like the Gallaghers might have a shot at happiness. But when you’re down and out, moving up isn't so easy.

  • 2. My Oldest Daughter

    Original air date: 01/19/2014 Runtime: 49:10 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2014 Runtime: 49:10 min. While Fiona adjusts to living life just above the poverty line, she refuses to share a liver with Frank, forcing him to go in search of his other oldest daughter.

  • 3. Like Father, Like Daughter

    Original air date: 01/26/2014 Runtime: 55:16 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2014 Runtime: 55:16 min. While Frank gets (maybe too) close to his unsuspecting daughter Sammi (EMILY BERGL), Fiona hits it off with Mike’s drug addict brother, Robbie (NICK GEHLFUSS).

  • 4. Strangers on a Train

    Original air date: 02/02/2014 Runtime: 56:45 min.

    Original air date: 02/02/2014 Runtime: 56:45 min. In increasingly dire health straits, Frank attempts to contrive an “accident” with an overeager Carl that will cover the cost of a potential transplant.

  • 5. There’s the Rub

    Original air date: 02/09/2014 Runtime: 51:54 min.

    Original air date: 02/09/2014 Runtime: 51:54 min. Fiona’s series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over when he alerts Mike of their affair – leaving Fiona horrified and in employment limbo. Frank and Sammi continue their pursuit of curing his liver trouble, while also catching up on the father-daughter time that Sammi’s always craved.

  • 6. Iron City

    Original air date: 02/16/2014 Runtime: 56:27 min.

    Original air date: 02/16/2014 Runtime: 56:27 min. The aftermath of Liam's accident lands Fiona in county jail – unsure of Liam’s condition or her future. Meanwhile, the family (minus Frank) waits nervously for any update on Liam’s condition at the hospital.

  • 7. A Jailbird, Invalid, Martyr, Cutter, Retard and Parasitic Twin

    Original air date: 02/23/2014 Runtime: 50:56 min.

    Original air date: 02/23/2014 Runtime: 50:56 min. In the aftermath of Fiona’s release from jail, the Gallaghers deal with some changing dynamics. With Fiona under court order to remain inside the house and Frank’s illness keeping him out of commission, the weight of their guardianship lies squarely on Lip’s shoulders. As he simultaneously struggles to keep up with his responsibilities at school, Lip gets some unexpected assistance from his roommate’s girlfriend, Amanda (guest star NICHOLE BLOOM).

  • 8. Hope Springs Paternal

    Original air date: 03/09/2014 Runtime: 55:39 min.

    Original air date: 03/09/2014 Runtime: 55:39 min. Fiona prepares for a visit from her probation officer and must rid the house of all suspicious items – a mission that puts her directly at odds with Debbie and Carl. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey’s house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana (guest star ISIDORA GORESHTER), and finally makes his long-awaited return to the Gallagher house.

  • 9. The Legend of Bonnie and Carl

    Original air date: 03/16/2014 Runtime: 53:57 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2014 Runtime: 53:57 min. In detention, Carl shares a connection with a troubled girl named Bonnie (guest star MORGAN LILY). Lip grows close to his roommate’s now ex-girlfriend, while Debbie sets out to make life miserable for the new girl in Matty’s life. Sheila returns from her trip to the reservation with big plans to adopt the Native American kids. Fiona experiences the struggles of job-hunting with a criminal record, while Mickey ignores the birth of his son to spend time with Ian, whose behavior is becoming increasingly erratic.

  • 10. Liver, I Hardly Know Her

    Original air date: 03/23/2014 Runtime: 51:13 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2014 Runtime: 51:13 min. Fiona goes off the rails – violating multiple terms of her probation by partying with Robbie’s degenerate friends. When the family doesn’t hear from her, it sends them into search party mode, not too unlike their past experiences with Frank.

  • 11. Emily

    Original air date: 03/30/2014 Runtime: 49:10 min.

    Original air date: 03/30/2014 Runtime: 49:10 min. Fiona is hauled away to a rough correctional facility as Frank wakes up from his operation suffering from post-operative delirium. Meanwhile, Ian is annoyed at the lack of commitment he sees from Mickey and delivers an ultimatum. After meeting Amanda’s parents, Lip makes a decision that he hopes will help his family while also keeping his new ‘girlfriend’ happy. Debbie meets an older student, Henry (guest star AUSTIN ABRAMS), who has a dark ulterior motive.

  • 12. Lazarus

    Original air date: 04/06/2014 Runtime: 55:55 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2014 Runtime: 55:55 min. A more cognizant Frank begins to recuperate from his liver transplant, as Sheila fights for custody of the Native American kids, and clashes with Sammi about where they will all live once Frank is released. Meanwhile, Lip catches up on bills. After Fiona passes a drug test and returns home, her parole officer Gayle (special guest star REGINA KING) finds her a job at Patsy’s Pies. Also, Carl is heartbroken when he is deserted by Bonnie. Frank is feeling like his old, troubled self.