Shameless: Season 4, Episode 4

Strangers on a Train (2 Feb. 2014)

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Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. And the situation nearly boils over, when Mike shows up at Robbie's apartment while Fiona's inside. Fiona is able... See full summary »

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Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. And the situation nearly boils over, when Mike shows up at Robbie's apartment while Fiona's inside. Fiona is able to hide just in time before her infidelity can be exposed. In increasingly dire health straits due to liver disease, Frank attempts to contrive an "accident" that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential transplant. Too physically weak to injure himself, he enlists the help of an overeager Carl. With the odds stacked against him, he gets more bad news when it is revealed that Sammi isn't a match for a transplant. Lip continues to struggle with the full plate in front of him and shows up at Mandy's out of loneliness, while Debbie's age difference with Matt puts their relationship on the rocks. Written by Anonymous

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It would be more « acquaintances on a a roller coaster » (web)
26 July 2014 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

Definitely, this show is among the best ever and with only 12 episodes each season, it's really quick and we are left begging for more !

But, it it's the price to pay for this incredible cast and amazing locations, well it's OK with me. Just take a look at the last scene of Frank and you'll agree that shooting live in Chicago was a great choice : NYC or LA haven't this identity to taste all-American as Chicago offers the electricity of those megalopolis as well as the proximity to nature of a small town.

To describe this 4th season, i would say that it has mixed all the three previous ones : it happens on winter (as the first), it welcomes new characters and have dragging plots (as the second), some episodes succeed to be self contained (as the third). For me, it's one of the two big defects of this show : it's like a car stalling : it takes a lot of episodes to put the plot in shape and then, they all explode in the same time episode. The other big problem is that they use to much of the scarecrow trick : they are indeed confronted to serious threats (for example this year, death, prison, overdose, cheating, beating, expelling) but at the end, they escape nearly without a scratch! So, they should be more strict on this reality law if not it could be their demise !

Nevertheless, the show stays an absolute watch : the cast is always incredible and it's really cool to see them get mature ! It's cool that Franks gets a nomination to Emmys this year but it's a shame that Emmy still runs after it ! The new addition, Sammi, has been a great pick ! In addition, the social subtext of the show has never been seen before on TV as it diagnoses accurately that the American Dream has reach a cancerous and potentially deadly level : a lot of citizens are left to themselves in a society that values more money than human ! this year, we have dramatic highlights : teen violence, human trafficking, prison as a social solution, paying health-care and education, elite vices and exploitations.

As my best episode, i choose this 4.4 as Lip and I faced the same problem of getting late in University ! we were both expelled by teachers and we have both tried to discuss it with the dean : i remember clearly her answer that I was getting into really bad ways ! My case was all the more legitimate as i argued discrimination against this famous Law teacher, because he would agree to let enter late girls but not me !! After those 2 two clashes, i was just left alone as my parents, my brother, my then friends don't feel concerned. The only discussion I got was with a blind and useless therapist who said that it was interesting as it looked like a Parapraxis. Finally, unlike Lip who gets support from Kevin, i decided to indeed pause my law studies to ponder about my life (as Liam also) as it's this sabbatical year could count as my year of military service for which i had get an exemption ! So, i'm a bit a Gallagher too and in all cases, this family is close to me ! See you next year !


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