'Shameless' season 10 spoilers: The Gallagher siblings are moving on and doing just fine without Fiona
The Gallagher siblings are doing fine, and how! It's good to see they are thriving without Fiona, even if fans like us are yet to get over the loss of such a brilliant character.
The official promo teasers of the first-ever Fiona-less season of 'Shameless' aka the monumental season 10 are out and boy are the Gallagher siblings thriving! Ian's in jail sharing bunk beds with the love of his life; Lip has a new baby, and Debbie is quite the new matriarch. In short, it's also as if Fiona had been raising them for all these years for this abrupt absence of herself and the kids are doing just fine. For starters, Debbie (Emma Kenney) is the new Fiona, and her first order of business is allowances. Unlike Fiona (Emmy Rossum), Debbie likes handing out ATM cards to her siblings, with the stern reminder that these cards are to be replaced with the same 100 bucks that she has managed to credit it with for all of them. And this includes her older brother Lip (Jeremy Allen White) too because heaven knows the boy needs to be monitored by a female adult in authority.
But Debbie isn't messing around when she wants their father Frank (William H. Macy) to keep his degenerate ways and unnecessary whining and complaining outside the door. As she's handing out the cards, Frank wants to have a bigger allowance than the rest because one can never waste enough money on alcohol, of course. But Debbie has the same cold stare that we associated with Fiona when it comes to dealing with their father. She straight up informs Frank that if he wants to take care of the household, he can, with the warning: "It's a shit job." Debbie is coping, it's obvious, with a toddler to fend for and now Fiona's exit meaning she is the only woman in the family, but something tells us she will get by.
As for the other sibling in question, Lip, fans will remember the ending of season 9 saw Lip about to become a father. Tammi, the snarky blonde he met at a wedding, who finally inspired him enough to get his sh*t together and have his own apartment with his girlfriend, became pregnant. But while Lip wanted to be a dad, Tammi thought it was her decision, and hers alone to make when deciding whether to bring the child into the world. Looks like Tammi eventually had her motherly instincts kick in because our boy Lip is an officially a dad in season 10!
Inside what looks like a hospital cabin, Lip is handed over his newborn baby and as the boy looks at his child with utmost glee on his face, his family swarms in along with their neighbor slash almost family, Kev and Veronica Ball. The group huddles around the baby, cooing and whispering congratulations to the new dad, and randomly Frank does the most Frank thing ever and asks "Are you sure it's yours?" Of course, Frank would say that to his own son while overlooking his newborn grandchild. But it's good to see they are doing just fine without Fiona, even if fans like us are yet to get over the loss of such a brilliant character.
'Shameless' returns with its 10th season on November 4, at 9 p.m, only on Showtime.