Shameless: Season 8, Episode 08 “Frank’s Northern Shuttle Express,” Aired December 30, 2017.
Shameless has illegals crossing the border, one man impregnating multiple women, and a fight in a church this week! Does it get any better than this? Let’s run down the best moments!
#1. Go home, Brad!
Brad either needs to make-up with his wife or get his own place. He’s sleeping in the shower at the Gallagher house which makes it difficult for anyone to use the bathroom at all. Unless like Debbie, you don’t look for strangers in the tub and spend hours in the bathroom taking pregnancy tests. We’ll get to that later. Seriously though Brad, enough is enough. Go home!
#2. Debbie is still dealing with a pregnancy scare.
Debbie took the morning after pill but she’s afraid that she took it too late. Her period is late so she’s convinced she’s pregnant again. After taking a half dozen tests, Lip finally tells her that he’ll take her to Planned Parenthood. Good thing the Southside still has one! Debbie is upset that they charged her for the test and she won’t have the results until the next day. Thankfully she gets her period, so it’s all for nothing.
#3. Fiona’s new friend.
Fiona decides to take a shower at her building since hers has been taken over by a recovering addict. She takes advantage of the fact that she’s alone and does some half dressed floor sliding. Unannounced to her, Ford stumbles in and catches her in her skivvies. Once she’s dressed, Ford asks her if she wants to look at buildings with him. They end up at his place and Fiona misreads things and tries to kiss him. Ford tells her that she’s just too complicated for him to start anything with her. Well, he’s not really wrong.
#4. Someone is in fact pregnant!
We know it’s not Debbie, so who else could it be? Mel and Nessa are pregnant! They are both pregnant! Trying for one and they got two! Mel was artificially inseminated and Nessa got pregnant the old-fashioned way. Fiona is surprised by the fact that Nessa had sex, but she’s even more surprised when she finds out who their baby daddy is. It’s FORD! Apparently, Ford lends out his boys whenever someone wants. Is Fiona really the complicated one? Try again there, mister!
#5. Oh, Canada!
Frank has put his new business in motion. He’s taking illegals across the border to free them from U.S. deportation. After they’re safe across Frank purchases medication for Southside residents. His plan is to park the car then walk to the border where his customers can cross. Frank has Liam helping out with checking in passengers. He’s only paying him twenty dollars to do it, but at least he’s getting paid. Frank’s first trip goes so well that he sells his car and buys a van so he can carry more passengers. Only Frank.
#6. Ian takes a stand.
Trevor and Ian learn of a church that claims to cure the gay out of someone. Ian brushes up on his bible verses and goes head to head with the pastor. The pastor tells Ian there’s no way he can beat him in Bible verses but Ian holds his own. It’d be nice to see Ian have a relaxed storyline for a change. He’s been in turmoil since the season started.
#7. Lip learns a secret.
Lip runs into Sierra’s boyfriend at Planned Parenthood when he takes Debbie. There is a catch. He’s not with his girlfriend. He’s there with a girl he got pregnant while he and Sierra were split up. Charlie lets it slip that Sierra doesn’t know about the pregnancy. Lip tells him that if he doesn’t tell her then he’ll do it for him. Charlie tells Sierra and she’s, of course, pissed but Lip tries to convince her that she should at least talk to him. This is quite the predicament but will it be enough to push Sierra back in Lip’s arms? We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.
Shameless airs Sunday’s at 9/8c on Showtime.