'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 3 Spoilers: How Debbie loses Franny and what's Frank's role in it
One could say Franny was utterly disappointed by the princess birthday party her mother threw for her and decided it would be better to run away with her namesake
If there's one thing, Debbie Gallagher (Emma Kenney) has been sure of since the age of 14, it's how much she wanted to be a great mom. We have seen Debbie fight with older sister Fiona (Emmy Rossum) against all odds to have the baby she thought was her gateway access to getting out of being the Gallagher family, we saw her drop out of school to be a single mother, fight against CPS to retain custody of her child Franny (Paris Newton), fight her baby daddy's family to keep Franny until she was financially stable enough to bear the burden. So now, after all this time, when Franny goes missing in the upcoming episode of 'Shameless' Season 11, Debbie is understandably worried. But how does she lose track of Franny? The answer, like most crises in the Gallagher household, is their father Frank (William H Macy) of course.
The official synopsis of the upcoming Episode 3 of Season 11, titled ‘Frances Francis Franny Frank’, states: "Debbie loses track of Franny, while Frank and Franny have a day of weed runs and adventure; Ian and Mickey question who is the 'man' in their relationship; Carl gets a new training officer; Lip and Tami help Brad and Cami with their baby."
One could say Franny was utterly disappointed by the princess birthday party her mother threw for her and decided it would be better to hang out with her namesake, but what does a five-year-old know. Remember back in Season 6 when Frank would take Liam out to beg so he would prove himself a responsible father for Fiona's wedding? Or that time he took Carl out to score drugs? Even in Season 9, Frank was running around using Liam as access to get into the houses of his fancy schoolmates and stole silverware from them.
So for Frank to walk around the Southside using the youngest Gallagher as bait for whatever new degenerate means he's up to is no new development. He could have just promised Franny some ice cream and taken her to score drugs, while Debbie continues to search for her little girl high and low. At least this time we know it's for Kev and V's edible business. Or we hope so.
'Shameless' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on Showtime.