Shameless: 20 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Fiona And Jimmy’s Relationship
'Shameless' recap: The family says goodbye to Ian in star Cameron partake in any crazy antics on his last day of freedom, like his siblings suggest. she about to lose her investment and her building, but her relationship is. Shameless Season 8 Premiere Recap: Tinder, ICE and Meth, Oh My! Now Carl has been tasked with selling the drugs for his siblings, who put their fixing up the apartment building she bought and making friends with one of the that Monica had him under her toxic spell during their entire relationship. Lip and Ian: The brothers were born a year apart and had a close, love-hate, based relationship. Lip was the first in the family to discover Ian's homosexuality, .
In season 4, she begins dating her boss Mike but then has sex with Mike's addict brother Robbie. When Mike finds out he breaks up with her. In the aftermath of the breakup, Liam ingests cocaine that Fiona got from Robbie a birthday gift; she kept the coke but made Robbie leave at her birthday party and is hospitalized. Fiona is arrested for child neglect and drug possession. Mike posts her bail and she is put under house arrest with a curfew. When Fiona breaks her probation while partying with Robbie, she is incarcerated with a day sentence.
She is released shortly after due to overcrowding in the prison, and gets a job at a diner. In season 5, Fiona impulsively marries Gus Pfender, the bassist of an indie rock band, and changes her last name to Pfender upon marriage. After that, she begins a relationship with her boss at the diner, Sean.
By the end of season 6, Fiona and Sean plan to be married, but Frank ruins the nuptials by revealing Sean's drug relapse to Fiona at the altar, causing Sean to leave her. By season 7, Fiona starts to act more selfishly as she is tired of being unappreciated by her family members, especially Lip, and she is more focused than ever on building wealth.
She sees an opportunity to invest in a deteriorating laundromat and uses the Gallagher home as collateral, which angers Lip. She eventually sells the laundromat to Margo and buys an apartment building.
When Monica dies, Fiona is indifferent, declaring her willingness to have the funeral consist of a bonfire in the funeral home parking lot using the ashes stored in a bag. Although it doesn't come to that, she does bury her portion of the inheritance in Monica's casket. During Season 8, she takes to living in her apartment building and has started to find her own independence.
She still helps her family, as she spends time with Debbie and helps when a meth head comes after him, though Frank saved them from harm and she acknowledges his changing for the better. In high school he was a straight-A student.
He created various money-making schemes to help the Gallagher clan survive, such as running an ice cream truck that also sold beer and marijuana. He also made money by taking the SATs for fellow students for a fee, but had to stop when he was caught by Professor Hearst, an investigator from the Educational Evaluation Service. After testing Lip in private, Hearst discovers Lip is one of the statistically very rare students capable of achieving a perfect SAT score and offers him an internship at the robotics lab at the University of Chicago, which Lip turns down.
Hearst gets Lip in trouble with his past clients by invalidating all of their SAT scores, since they didn't actually take the tests themselves. In addition to being adept scientifically, Lip is multilingual; in season 2 he exhibits knowledge of Portuguese and Italian and in season 4 he speaks Spanish.
Outside the classroom, Lip spends much of his time drinking beer and smoking weed and eventually participates in car theft schemes with Jimmy. Lip has a strong bond with Ian and is also the first one to discover that Ian is gay. During the first season of the show, while tutoring Karen Jackson in mathematics, Lip develops a sexual relationship with her, and soon falls in love with her despite betrayals such as her having sex with Frank. Karen though, decides to marry Jody, and gives birth to a baby that is neither Lip's nor Jody's despite leading Lip to believe the baby was his.
Lip then starts a new relationship with Mandy Milkovich. The provenance of their relationship begins between the first season finale and season 2.
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They consummated their relationship in "A Beautiful Mess". They live together from season 2 until season 3; Lip briefly lived at her house and she eventually moved herself in with the Gallaghers.
Though Mandy and Lip have an insatiable sexual relationship—he had a plethora of condoms ready when she moved in—he is annoyed with her living with him because he thinks she's turning the relationship into a common law marriage. Lip has trepidation that he possibly got her pregnant in season 2, but in season 4 during one of their trysts, he flippantly recommends her to get off the pill and get pregnant with his baby even though he wouldn't be around to take care of it.
When Mandy discovers Lip doesn't plan on going to college, she considers that he is wasting his potential and his chances for a brighter future. When she secretly applies to colleges on his behalf, he is accepted by MITamong others.
Lip breaks off their relationship when he learns that Mandy hit Karen with her car, an accident that resulted in serious injuries and brain damage, to keep Karen from him he doesn't know she threatened to poke a hole in his condoms. In season 4, Lip begins courses at the fictional Chicago Polytechnic. He struggles to juggle his studies, his job at the cafeteria, and his family life. While he has been fantastic in the role, the character has been pretty much exactly the same throughout his run.
Well, that was the case until recently when Frank suddenly underwent a massive change in personality as evidenced by him working a retail job and his seemingly sincere desire to go straight. This has been partially explained away by his bad health of late, but one Reddit user suggested that maybe a yet-undiscovered brain tumor has altered the chemistry of his mind and is responsible for the new Frank. She's been left to find her own place in the world with little to no guidance.
As she has become a young woman, viewers have seen her jump from one situation into another. What if she also inherited her mother's bipolar disorder? After all, if you really think about all of the things she has suddenly passionately cared about only to be totally abandoned an episode later, it is awfully similar to how Ian acts when he is off his meds.
After all, instead of having a legion of kids he leaves to raise themselves and one another, Lip recently tried to become the legal guardian of a child he thought needed him.
Both of them had a rough upbringing, addiction issues, and left college due to a relationship-- since Lip was removed after an affair with a teacher and Frank left school for Monica. With all of that in mind, it seems very easy to imagine Lip as another Frank after giving in to his addictions.
Of course, at the end of the current season, Fiona will be leaving the show so it seems likely that Frank will become the lynchpin of the show for the first time.
If the show truly does end up revolving around him, it will end with his character getting closure. For instance, you can send a DNA sample off and learn everything there is to know about your genetic makeup. However, a Reddit user suggested that, in his mind at least, some of the decisions he has made as a dad actually are selfless.
When Jimmy finally needed Fiona to support him emotionally the way he was always there for her, she failed to do so. Yet for some reason, she never properly thanked Jimmy for his constant generosity. Thanking Jimmy would have required Fiona to admit that she could use some help, and Fiona always refuses to rely on anyone other than herself. She made a big gamble buying an old laundromat, but she quickly made a significant profit on that purchase and was able to use the money she made to buy an entire apartment building.
That never would have happened if she was still with Jimmy, because Jimmy's constant pampering kept her from having the drive to hustle to make money. Without Jimmy in her life, Fiona was forced to push herself to her potential. She just seems to be at her best when he's not in the picture.
He resented his parents' dream of him becoming a wealthy and successful doctor, but he asked Fiona to move with him to Michigan so he could go back to medical school. He loved the chaos of the Gallagher house and enjoyed providing for Fiona and her siblings, but in a moment of anger, he called her home a slum and implied that he deserved better.
When he returned to Chicago for a second time to win Fiona back, he spied on her for weeks before announcing his arrival. Outside of knowing that he wants to be with Fiona, Jimmy doesn't know much else about his future or what roads he wants to take in life. Even if he and Fiona are meant to be together, they have a lot of self-exploration to do before they can be in a healthy, stable relationship with each other -- What other aspects of Jimmy and Fiona's relationship don't make any sense on Shameless?
Do you think they're destined to be together?
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