Here’s this weeks Shameless “Daddy Issues” recap! As everyone tried to force Frank out of the house that he contributes nothing to (including avoiding the property tax bill), Frank drunkenly stumbled and crushed the replica of Lincoln’s log cabin that Debbie had made out of popsicle sticks. He did it right in front of Debbie, and then, while completely refusing to accept fault, proceeded to insult Debbie’s cabin. This was the straw that broke Debbie’s back. Mind you, earlier in the episode, she tried to have a conversation with him and he was too hungover to pay attention and actually pushed her away. Still, she tried.
Debbie proceeded to beat the living crap out of Frank with a pillowcase full of bars of soap. She expressed her hurt and pain with every swing, gave Frank bruises and a black eye (which he claimed came from a bat), and got him out of the house, but not without a painful lesson that comes with growing up in the Gallagher household: Your “father” is not typical, nor will he ever be. He is a shameless excuse of a human.
To sum everything else up in preparation for next week: Mickey’s out of jail, his sister is acting kind of like a ghetto Anne Boleyn in the Gallagher house, and has an issue with wearing pants, Jimmy is on 24 hour surveillance and can’t steal cars anymore, Frank is staying at Sheila’s because he is the only one who can get the baby to sleep (by using Valium) and he also called child welfare on Fiona and the kids out of pure spite, oh yeah, and Kevin’s WIFE showed up at his and V’s door! Can’t wait until next week!