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But at Last Came a Knock 

Frank has some settlement money coming his way. The only catch --needs his ex-wife, Monica's signature on the documents.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Gallagher
... Fiona Gallagher
... Steve
... Carl Gallagher
... Veronica Fisher
... Kevin Ball
... Debbie Gallagher
... Ian Gallagher
... Lip Gallagher
... Karen Jackson (as Laura Slade Wiggins)
... Sheila Jackson
... Lou Deckner
... Ethel
... Candace Lishman
... Mickey Milkovich


Frank has some settlement money coming his way. The only catch --needs his ex-wife, Monica's signature on the documents.

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

6 March 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Steve Howey and Julia Duffy also appeared on Reba when Steve played Van Montgomery and Julia played his and Cheyenne's high school principal Mrs. Hodge. See more »


Fiona Gallagher: It's about what I did. And you know what? I did a fucking great job. Debbie is class president! She is on debate team, going to Nationals. Lip, he's top of his class. He set the curve! Ian was promoted in ROTC, and he tested out of english! And Carl made something blow up for his science fair! And you know what? They did it all, no thanks to you, because you weren't here!
Monica Gallagher: And I appreciate that, Fiona, but I'm here now and Liam belong with me.
Fiona Gallagher: He doesn't even know who you are!
Monica Gallagher: I'm his mother!
Fiona Gallagher: ...
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References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »


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Absolutely, Positively Love This Show
1 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

If this show doesn't get the attention of the Emmy's and Globes it will be a mortal sin.

I would venture to say it's the most unique show since All in the Family shook TV up.

It's deliciously absurd. The family breaks all conventions and beats "the system" - like scamming the Social Security Administration with a fake aunt to keep checks rolling in, stealing toilet paper out of a public restroom, or meat off a broken down delivery truck. All known illegal acts - but somehow you end up rooting for them - possibly because it is all done "not for profit" but to allow them basic necessities to survive and stay together.

If you are a totally by the rules, regimented person, this is probably not a show for you. But, if you are someone who loves absurdity, and who thinks it's funny to get away with non-violent improprieties you will ADORE this show.

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