Shameless (US) | Karen Jackson
The Time When Karen Jackson Finally Became “Daddy's Girl” All of Season 1 felt like Fiona, Lip, and Ian trying to keep their heads above water with Season 4, Fiona committed spectacular career and relationship suicide when she let. Karen Maguire (also Jackson; born 12 June ) is a fictional character from the British She is Lip Gallagher's (Jody Latham) girlfriend in Series 1, but seduces Lip's father - and her mother's new partner - Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). At first glance, Lip Gallagher (Jeremy Allen White) is just your average where Lip comes to Kev asking for a bit of relationship advice, and his.
She's like, "Wow, that's such a tiny pecker. Do you have sex with girls with that thing? Then, Bill comes in and says, "Yeah, it's so tiny! I think that's kind of setting in, and Lip and Fiona are coming to terms with the possibility that as much as they're trying to fight it, they're turning into Frank. Well, it's not like the Gallagher children have had any other role model.
I think that's something the writers have addressed in Season 2. Where is Lip's father figure? For a moment, in the first season, you thought that maybe Steve Justin Chatwin could be a really good role model for Lip in a way. But then he turns out to be a car thief and he leaves Fiona and runs away, instead of dealing with the cops, and he gets Lip arrested.
That doesn't turn out right, and you never want to mold yourself out of Frank. What's really sweet this season, I think, are these scenes that I have with Steve Howey, who plays Kev, that we have in the ice cream truck.
It's so interesting because while Kev and Lip couldn't be more different intelligence-wise, Lip still goes to Kev and is still very vulnerable and asks him for advice and life lessons, and he's the last person that you think would be teaching Lip anything.
Kev has a loving relationship with Veronica Shanola Hamptonwhich is more than Frank or Fiona can say for any of their relationships.
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He also has a job, and while he's not the best at it, he's passionate about it and gets there on time. When you get right down to it, he's really the most legitimate male figure in Lip's life.
There was this great scene in this week's upcoming episode between Kev and Lip in the ice cream truck, where Lip comes to Kev asking for a bit of relationship advice, and his response is: Yeah, and Lip really takes that answer to heart because he doesn't know where else to go.
Lip has never really had that fatherly figure in his life, so does he take on the responsibility of being a role model to his younger siblings this season? You definitely see Lip start to help Fiona out with the burden of the family this season. He's definitely starting to fill out these kind of father shoes, which is great because I think he does a very good job.
He loves his family, and he's very loyal to them. But at the same time, he was deprived of a childhood or any kind of real father figure. I think that there's some animosity there that comes out later in the second season, where he's having trouble and there's no one to go to. Not even Fiona can help. It's incredibly frustrating for Lip because he's done so much for the family, and the first time that he asks for any help in return, the family comes up somewhat empty-handed.
I think that there's a great sense of betrayal that Lip feels halfway through the season. What kind of trouble is he having? He's just being swallowed up by this idea of leaving the neighborhood. His family are pushing all of these expectations on him, like going to college and getting a job. He starts to feel a bit taken advantage of, like he's supposed to go out there and make money for everyone else.
Is that the plan? I think he's so smart, and has so many great gifts, but he doesn't necessarily want to do anything with them, and that's his choice. He doesn't feel like the family is supporting him, and instead, they're trying to force him into things. He doesn't want to be forced. And it's not even anyone's fault.Shameless (US) Mandy puts Lips future ahead of there relationship
That's what makes it so frustrating. There's a lot of conflict between Lip and Fiona because she's really pushing for him to do something with himself, and he's shying away from it, getting aggressive toward her for suggesting it. But really, they just want the best for each other. They just can't seem to reach a common ground. No one is wrong in this situation, which is why it's so funny to watch.
It's a fight where both sides are right, but they are so adamant in how they feel about the situation. Is that where Professor Hearst Dennis Boutsikaris comes into play? Will Lip start to listen to him? He's kind of like the great foreshadower for the show. He mentions all of these things that Lip has kind of blown off, the idea of working in a McDonalds or getting a girl pregnant. He's brought them up, and Lip will face some of these issues soon, and he didn't take those warnings to heart.
He totally blew him off. He even goes to the professor for help, but the professor is kind of like, "I told you so. I think another weakness for Lip is Karen. What little personality she was given wasn't all that likable or fascinating.
She was good at her job, dressed with some edge, cared for her family, and was rude. That's pretty much all one can say about her. Sure, she added in a few moments of comedic relief due to her rather intense and violent way of getting physical with Lip.
At the end of the day, to us, she was exactly what she was to Lip; a distraction from the real romantic struggle with Sierra. Carl and Bonnie Adding the Bonnie storyline into Shameless was a stroke of genius.
Up until this point, we seldom saw any real dimension to Carl, which was fair enough since he was pretty young up until then. Still, as stated earlier, he was and still is one of the most underwritten characters on the show. Adding in his romantic relationship with Bonnie made us care for him in a far deeper way than we ever had before. In part, this had to do with the fact that Bonnie was homeless and lived in a car with her family, but it also had to do with the fact that the two really did seem to care for one another in a truly sweet way.
Fiona and Gus If you don't remember Gus, he's the man that Fiona decided to marry after only a week of dating. The two impulsively tied the knot and things went truly bad after that. Fiona was unfaithful to Gus and he was vindictive and vengeful toward her afterward.
It became really hard to sympathize, or even empathize, with her choices in that situation. On both of their parts, the quick jump to marriage was just so dumb that we kind of wanted there to be fallout for both of them. Finally, Gus himself was dull. Sure, he was a good guy, but the character himself didn't add the spark of energy that Fiona's other love interests have had.
Frank and Bianca Other than Monica, there has really been one other human relationship that Frank's had that endeared him to us. That relationship would be the one he had with the terminally ill doctor, Bianca. Frank gave Bianca a goal in her last days on earth that allowed her to actually live for once.
Sure, she lived incredibly unhealthily during her final days, but she found a spiritual awakening that was only possible because of Frank. Frank was also allowed to use his skillset for the good of someone else for the first time-- maybe ever.
The whole plotline felt fresh and unique and really added another dimension to William H. Ian and Caleb Although Caleb was apart of one of the best scenes in Shameless history-- Fiona's wedding to Sean and the scene that followed that depicted Caleb and the Gallagher clan throwing Frank off a bridge-- he really wasn't all that interesting.
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This hunky firefighter was there to indulge a lot of audience members fantasies, as well as Ian's, but other than that, he really didn't add a whole lot to the story. Ian and Caleb didn't seem to have a whole lot of chemistry. When their breakup did happen, it didn't really hit home in a way that the writers had intended.
Carl and Kassidi Sammi Hanratty's Kassidi may just be the most widely disliked love-interest since Karen. That's basically due to the fact that she's downright insane. Pair that with her being obnoxious, needy, and annoying, and you have a character meant to be hated.
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We're supposed to root for Carl in this situation, and Kassidi's personality allows that. In addition to this, Kassidi, who's from the upper class, allows Carl to truly understand the unhealthy environment he grew up in. In a few episodes, we see her being utterly enamored with the South Side lifestyle as well as the horrible things that the Gallaghers are used to seeing.
Therefore, it's quite a good thing indeed to have Kassidi around for the upcoming season. Ian and Trevor The addition of Trevor is a complicated one.