September 10, 2018 at 6:48 am #1202628643
Lively premiere. All throughout the episodes, I looked for hints at how they’re going to write Fiona out, and that made me sad. The season previews sort of gave a clue in that regard. Some threads were more interesring than others. Macy was really good and continues to show how a pro can enliven even the most middling material. Ready for new ventures though for the Gallagher clan, especially Ian, whose “gay Jesus” storyline should have ended last season. Wish they used Jeremy Allen White better in general. I want to see Lip get his act together and emerge as the new family patriarch. Anyways, excited to see where things go this season!September 16, 2018 at 11:51 am #1202633142
Episode Title: “Mo White!”
Synopsis: Fiona makes a play for a risky investment opportunity, ignoring Ford’s advice. Frank discovers the financial incentives of local politics. Carl bolsters his West Point application in unexpected ways. Debbie struggles to find allies in her battle against sexual harassment. Ian is overwhelmed by the growth of the Gay Jesus movement. Kevin and Veronica try to find the perfect preschool for the twins.
Discuss.September 17, 2018 at 7:30 am #1202633847
Ho-hum follow-up episode, though I like Lip becoming a sponsor, Fiona battling the sleazy real-estate guy for the better property buy (which I suspect won’t end well), and Frank scheming with his “Mo White!” nonsense. Really need the rest of the threads to pick up quickly.September 23, 2018 at 2:30 am #1202639347
Episode Title: “Weirdo Gallagher Vortex”
Synopsis: Frank faces obstacles in his new role as a campaign manager. Fiona prepares to close her real estate deal. Carl enlists V to help him get a West Point recommendation from a congressman. Xan’s medical emergency puts Lip in a compromising position. Debbie gets closer with her partner in crime. Ian embarks on a spiritual journey.
Discuss.September 24, 2018 at 8:22 am #1202640214
It feels like Emmy Rossum is being showcased less and less. I’m really hoping for one more meaty Fiona storyline before Rossum leaves, and that’s not some risky real-estate deal. But the season is early still. The only lively thread going right now is Frank’s “Mo White!” campaigning hijinks. The rest is middling and uninteresting at the moment.September 30, 2018 at 7:48 am #1202643594
Episode Title: “DO RIGHT, VOTE WHITE!”
Synopsis: Election day puts Frank and Fiona in a head to head battle as they each try to round up votes for their candidates; Lip has to make an important choice about Xan’s future; Debbie gets in over her head with Alex; Carl’s killer instinct is put to the test; With his trial looming, Ian struggles to decide how to plead; 100th episode!
Discuss.October 1, 2018 at 11:37 am #1202644145
100th episode! Great achievement for a show that could have ended so long ago had it not been a ratings hit and on Showtime. Part of me wished that it did more to acknowledge the history of the series and maybe brought back some familiar faces for the event. As it turns out, it was mainly a business-as-usual venture with a flashily directed fight sequence that I guess they wanted to mirror a mini-Charlottesville within southside Chicago. John Wells wrote this, which is nice, I guess, but his writing is usually flat in stretches. But anyways, cheers to the milestone for however long this all lasts.October 7, 2018 at 5:13 am #1202647756
Episode Title: “Black-Haired Ginger”
Synopsis: Frank’s new liver medication comes with tragic side effects; Ian tries to get away from Fiona’s hovering; Lip has to keep himself occupied during a day of temptation; Carl makes a connection at a West Point mixer; Debbie tries to repair things with Alex.
Discuss.October 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm #1202648626
Really good episode finally. The Gallagher clan rallying to Ian’s side was heartwarming. I think the show has splintered the family off too much in recent seasons to choose their own adventures, so sometimes it’s nice when they all converge into helping each other out. I think that the last time this might have happened was with Monica’s death? Frank’s ED woes made for some nice comedic stretches. Katey Sagal is starting a guest run that I wasn’t aware of. Courtney Cox as well, which is sort of crazy. The show can still attract top talent to guest-starring roles. Also curious how they will set up Fiona’s departure. I’m looking for clues here and there, but I’m guessing that won’t all start until the final third of the season, which is still a couple weeks out.October 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm #1202648630
Show is still great. They have definitely been setting up Fiona’s exit all season… “they don’t need me anymore” and what not. I’m sure there will be some sort of situation with her needing to move with her boyfriend.
After all these years, and with all of William H Macy’s wins, it’s crazy to me that the cast has yet to be nominated for SAG ensemble!October 14, 2018 at 9:18 am #1202652410
Episode Title: “Face It, You’re Gorgeous”
Synopsis: Frank employs Liam to help him chase down a romantic connection. Lip spends the day wrangling an alcoholic actress who hired him to be her sober companion. Fiona struggles to keep up with the demands of her new investment as Ford pushes her to get serious about their relationship. Kev and V run into trouble at the twins’ preschool when show and tell goes awry.
Guest Star: Courteney Cox
Discuss.October 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm #1202652640
Yassss! Twist after twist in this one. Finally some necessary forward momentum!October 16, 2018 at 7:20 am #1202653708
Fantastic Episode … Sad to see Ian go but damn im so happy they brought Mickey back , they have alwasy been my favorite couple . now if i could just get my Svetlana back … Still love the show , sad to see Fiona going off the rails .. i dont know how they are going to send her away yet but im very sad about it.
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Really curious how the show can continue successfully without two core cast members. Ian’s storyline hasn’t been as prominent the last few years. But it’s still a lot to lose all at once – especially with Emmy. It seems like Showtime really loves this show (and it does so well on Netflix), in particular with two of their bigger shows leaving – Homeland & The Affair. Thoughts on how much life is left for them?October 21, 2018 at 2:03 am #1202658096
Episode Title: “Down Like the Titanic”
Synopsis: Debbie finds Fiona at a low point and helps her pick up the pieces as Fiona continues to face pressure from Max Whitford on her investment hubris; Tami stumbles back into Lip’s life; Frank enjoys the honeymoon period of his relationship with Ingrid, but reality interferes soon enough; Kev and V disagree about the future of their family.
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