'Shameless' season 10 will see Frank try to 'reclaim his patriarchy' and we are concerned for the Gallaghers
Frank's new bff, fellow lush and Hobo Loco contender Mikey seems to be a beacon of encouragement and hope, inspiring him to fight for his patriarchy.
'Shameless' season 10 might be two months away but fans can rest easy and calm their impatience knowing that Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is, in fact, very much back to his bullsh*t. And the number one thing on his to-do list is to "reclaim his patriarchy."
In the newly released official trailer for the final season, we see Frank's eldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) calling. One would think in her absence things have been easy for the predominantly degenerate and absent father of the Gallagher siblings, but turns out, not really. Debbie (Emma Kenney) has taken Fiona's place, and even though she announced she is "not Fiona", her financial restrictions and directive on household chores is much more strict despite Fiona leaving them a whopping $50,000 behind to run things smoothly.
Debbie makes it very clear that she is not going to pick up after the family, and dumps a lump of Frank's laundry on him and his new roommate, Mikey O'Shea (Luis Guzmán), whom he befriended during the questionable Hobo Loco contest in season 9. With some major 'inheritance' lying around, thanks to Fiona, Frank's hands are noticeable itching to take all that money and waste it away in some stupid thing, and he complains about not being allowed to touch it at all, to his new BFF, Mikey.
This is when Mikey comes up with the brilliant plan and tells Frank "It's time for you to reclaim your patriarchy." For years now we have known of Frank's poor taste and less than respectable ways of earning money (the man campaigned for a registered pedophile to earn the monetary benefits of being a campaign manager...) and by the looks of it, nothing is changing with his binge drinking and disgraceful bouts of trying to what he calls 'earn a living.'
With Frank's self-centered, narcissistic pursuits coming to play so early on in the season, Debbie will have quite the handful to deal with, now that Fiona's gone. Will Frank steal all the money? Of course, he will try, but the bigger question is, what will he waste it on? Will it require him to hide in a port-a-potty again? Who knows! Let's just hope the matriarch for nine strong seasons gave little sis all the pep talk she needs before voyaging on the topsy turvy cruise that is the Gallagher family!
'Shameless' season 10 premieres on November 3, at 9 pm, only on Showtime.