'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 2 Spoilers: Mickey gets a real job, will this be the end of Ian and his issues?

After much reluctance and complaining, Mickey takes a positive step toward what Ian's been asking him to do. Is that enough to fix their marital problems?


                            'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 2 Spoilers: Mickey gets a real job, will this be the end of Ian and his issues?
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With tension building up in the Gallavich matrimony, there's not much Mickey Milkovich (Noel Fisher) can do to escape his responsibilities. As former convicts, both Mickey and his new husband Ian Gallagher (Cameron Monaghan) have to restart from the base level with a minimum wage job, and that's quite a low blow for Ian, who was doing so well as an EMT a couple of years ago. But all of that is in the past. Ian's present finds him building a home with a husband, who is super reluctant to share the financial burden. Mickey is continuing to freeload in the Gallagher household. Constant fights and bickering leads Mickey to finally get a job in the upcoming Episode 2 of 'Shameless' Season 11, but will this be the end of their marital issues?

The answer to this question lies in the season premiere itself, where we saw how the root of Mickey and Ian's marital problems wasn't just the financial burden. Ian has a new job as a retail employee at a supermarket, and until Carl's (Ethan Cutkosky) very new job, Debbie (Emma Kenney) was the only other family member contributing to the expenses, as Lip (Jeremy Allen White) has his own family to take care of. So it's natural why Ian would feel the need for his husband to grow up and act like the man of the house he brags so much about being. But Mickey's absolute unabashed reluctance to get a job was just one aspect of a much bigger problem. 

In the second episode, Mickey is expected to get a job after Ian tells him the supermarket he works for is currently hiring people for odd warehouse jobs. It could be either that or Mickey going back to work with Kev and Veronica as their security detail over the new pot business on the side they have started and are booming with. Mickey getting a job is surely a giant step in the right direction, but it doesn't seem like his and Ian's issues will resolve that easily. As established in the season premiere, the two never had that talk about being on the same page before they got married. So now they disagree on everything – from employment to monogamy. 

Ian wants to sleep with other people but doesn't want Mickey to sleep around. Mickey is open to the idea of both him and Ian sleeping around with other people. It's a confusing mess, and while some extra cash will be helpful, it is surely not the end of their problems. 

'Shameless' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 PM only on Showtime. 

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