'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 6 Spoilers: Is Terry Milkovich dead? Liam's safety in question as Lip spirals
The Milkoviches might not love each other, but they always got each other's back. Or do they? We know Terry's injustices to his own kids are unpardonable
Maybe murder is a stretch; knowing Terry Milkovich (Dennis Cockrum) it won't be wrong to expect the mean family to be still alive, huffing and puffing, panting around as he plots something more degenerate and decrepit to teach his gay son a lesson. But if Liam's (Christian Isaiah) bullet was enough to take the giant of a bad guy out, celebrations are in store for the youngest Gallagher. Daddy Frank (William H Macy) would probably hoist Liam on his shoulders and run around Southside screaming "That's my boy!" But how safe is our little boy once the Milkoviches find out where the bullet inside the back of Terry's neck came from?
Airing on Valentine's Day, 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 6 will see: "A surprising twist of fate has left the Milkovich’s vulnerable, forcing Ian and Mickey to step in to help. Frank’s day takes some unexpected turns and Liam deals with inner turmoil after doing a bad thing. Debbie confronts Sandy on their relationship, while Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) enjoys the spoils of his day off. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) and Brad (Scott Michael Campbell) seek revenge on the new BornFree owners, all the while Lip is forced to figure out a plan for the future. While Kev runs the bar, V is class parent at school – but elementary school looks a little different these days."
This happens in the wake of Liam, annoyed by the Milkovich's shit, deciding to shoot a gun in the air outside his house and the bullet backfires to come back and strike right into the back of Terry's neck. The Milkoviches, as we have seen for 11 years now, are extremely protective of their own. Be it Mickey (Noel Roeim Fisher) trying to keep guys off Mandy (Emma Greenwell) or his other brothers always being there to offer him a ride whenever some deep shit has gotten awry, the Milkoviches might not love each other, but they always got each other's back. Or do they? We know Terry's injustices to his own children are unpardonable.
He was such a bad father that coming home sloppy drunk and mistaking Mandy for his wife and raping her to the point where she had to get an abortion was normal for the Milkovich siblings. It was another thing that just happened, like the way he caught Ian and Mickey in the latter's bed, and then forced him to have sex with a Russian prostitute in front of Ian, to "fuck the gay out of him". Terry's treatment of his children has been primarily unfair and disgusting, which pins the question once again. Just how safe is Liam? Will the Milkoviches be happy that their stubborn patriarch is finally out or is there room for the former gangster Carl to pull in his contacts and keep an eye out for his only baby brother?
Speaking of brothers, Lip is going through some real Gallagher mess this season and we are dreading another spiral on his arc. It's tragic and heartbreaking and all of those words one would use to address a guy who finally made it with a moral living, and happy family, going back to his dark days. And Lip's battle with alcoholism isn't just dark. It's worse. It's messy and nasty. In that, he won't kill another man but sure won't hesitate to ruin his own life or self-sabotage exponentially. The new house, the job loss, the slaughterhouse on the market is exactly the kind of pressure trifecta that's made Lip snap before. He might be the man of the Gallagher house now, but he is no Fiona. The eldest Gallagher sibling could bounce back from literally anything; will Lip be able to?
'Shameless' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on Showtime, with episodes dropping early at midnight on the Showtime app.