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Iron City 

An accident lands Fiona in county jail. Frank gets some sobering news.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Gallagher
Veronica Fisher
Kevin Ball
Debbie Gallagher
Ian Gallagher (credit only)
Mandy Milkovich
Mike Pratt
Sheila Jackson
Dr. Zabel
Maria Vidal


The aftermath of Liam's accident lands Fiona in county jail, unsure of Liam's condition or her future. The family, minus Frank, waits nervously for any update on Liam's status at the hospital. Meanwhile, after almost being killed by the sweat lodge, Frank wakes up in the emergency room and gets some sobering news about his declining health.

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16 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Dr Zabel (Scott Grimes) mentions that he is old friends with Frank (William H. Macy) in the hospital. They were both doctors on ER which was also set in Chicago See more »


When updating Lip and the kids on Liam's condition following his cocaine overdose, the physician states "he's on naloxone for his altered mental status". Naloxone (aka Narcan) is an antidote for opioid overdoses (such as heroin) and is not indicated for cocaine toxicity. See more »


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Altered State
17 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

After a fantastic opening season, I was entertained but uninspired by seasons 2 and 3. The show seemed to settle down into an almost domesticated din of platitudes. One might even suggest the Gallagher's were finally getting their act together.

Season four has brought us full circle back to some pretty stone cold reality. The illusions of youth are now supplanted by the consequence of the choices we make. There is no noble cause for it -and no hero to save us.

Our protagonist is in jail for a crime she never intended to commit but is nonetheless responsible for. We have all been caught in the reality of our lives and Fiona certainly is feeling reality hit her on the head.

Lip is now thrust into the head of the household, at the very moment he finally committed himself to something positive for the first time in his life. He is shocked and confused to see his big sister act just like.......well, just like their father.

For people like me who love real TV, this season promises to be the best yet.

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