Shameless (2004–2013)
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Episode #2.0 

The Gallagher family celebrate Christmas 2004, bringing mayhem and death to the Chatsworth estate.


Jonny Campbell


Paul Abbott (creator), Paul Abbott

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Fiona Gallagher
David Threlfall ... Frank Gallagher
James McAvoy ... Steve McBride
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Lip Gallagher
Gerard Kearns ... Ian Gallagher
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev Ball
Maxine Peake ... Veronica Fisher
Jack Deam ... Marty Fisher
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Carol Fisher
Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie Gallagher
Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila Jackson
Elliott Tittensor ... Carl Gallagher
Joseph Furnace Joseph Furnace ... Liam Gallagher
Rebecca Atkinson Rebecca Atkinson ... Karen Jackson
Chris Bisson ... Kash Karib (as Christopher Bisson)


Veronica's mother Carol arrives with her arsonist son Marty,who has Tourette's Syndrome. They are homeless as Marty burned the house down. Meanwhile Lip and Kev steal meat from a broken down army truck to sell the residents,unaware that it has been deliberately contaminated as part of a chemical warfare exercise. As a result people get very ill and the estate is quarantined,leading to a riot orchestrated by Frank,who actually have been with Sheila who has gone into labour. Written by don @ minifie-1

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23 December 2004 (UK) See more »

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Carl: [Carl is drunk and staggering around the kitchen having a go at everyone] Same goes for you.
Veronica: Me!
Carl: Yeah, you!
Veronica: Oh yeah.
Carl: I don't like your bathroom!
Veronica: [Veronica grabs carl by the chin] well stay out of it then smelly arse!
Kev: Aw, leave him alone he's tanked.
Ian: Who let him get like that?
Lip: [points to Veronica] She did.
Veronica: We're just celebrating the fact that you're not dead Ian!
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We didn't give you infected meat you bought it!
13 August 2009 | by nathan-yeoSee all my reviews

Two different Army units are playing Chemical war games by sending each-other tainted meat to see which unit can determine the virus first. Unfortunately the truck breaks down in the thieving territory of the Gallagher boys who in a quest to make some quick cash decide to sell it to the residents of their projects. People die, the word gets out and the Army quarantines everyone. The Ghallagher boys are now trapped inside fleeing from a roving lynch-mob of sickened customers.

This episode rang so True for me, living in the "Projects" and being an inner-city cop i know how contagious craziness is. i've seen people by meets from crack-heads, I've seen when some new device or boot-leg video wrecked a bunch of DVD players, and then they called us.

At one point the MOB who knew they shouldn't have bought the meat, blames the sellers, the sellers in turn blame the Army. and the most truest words ever spoken are uttered "Why you've been doing everything you can to make your situation worse, a lot of people have been working hard to get you out of the situation you've gotten yourself into. This describes my job to a tee.

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