'Shameless' season 9: Is Debbie evolving into Fiona when it comes to impulsive romances?
Debbie Gallagher 'hates men, more than she loves women.' Her impulsive decisions related to romance does remind one of a certain Miss Fiona GAllagher.
If there is one thing the most recent episode of Showtime's epic dramedy 'Shameless' left fans craving for more, it was the sudden, saucy relationship between Debbi (Emma Kenney) and her work-boo, Alex. Episode 4 of 'Shameless' season 9, witnessed the fourth oldest Gallagher sibling getting involved with a manly woman from work for the first time ever. And as things heated up quickly between the two, Debbie decided to even move in with her. Surprised?
How these things unfolded is a whole other deal, but it's interesting to see that Debbie - despite their differences - is evolving into yet another Fiona (Emmy Rossum) real neatly. The only thing better than her pulling an almost Kim Kardashian on her sort-of-bae Alex, was her father - classic Frank (William H. Macy) - helping a pedophile get elected.
But the coming episode promises a lot of things, and certain intense stuff especially on the Frank, and Debbie end of the deal. As shared on the Showtime website, 'Shameless' season 9 episode 5 is titled 'Black-Haired Ginger,' and the official synopsis reads: “Frank’s new liver medication comes with tragic side effects. Ian tries to get away from Fiona’s hovering. Lip has to keep himself occupied during a day of temptation. Carl makes a connection at a West Point mixer. Debbie tries to repair things with Alex.”
For those clueless (*spoiler alert*), Debbie Gallagher is on the fast lane. She moved in with her said work-bae, Alex, but their honeymoon period ended soon. The reason? As Alex reflects, Debbie hates men more than she loves women. Guess her brother Ian (Cameron Monaghan) was right about the whole Debbie-questioning-her-sexuality thing, the whole time. But at the same time, the upcoming episode's synopsis suggests that things between her and Alex might be getting a second chance.
This brings back memories of that time Fiona thought it would be okay to marry rock musician, Gus Pfender, after going out with him for just weeks. What's funny is, that this impulsive decision was followed by a long string of other impulsive decisions like cheating on Gus with Steve/Jimmy (her ex). After which her relationship with her boss Sean began budding, but she still continued sleeping with Steve/Jimmy - and both led to the end of her marriage. And this wasn't the first time Fiona was sleeping with a boss, remember the time when she was with Mike, and then cheated on him with his very own addict brother, Robbie?
So, in a way, as sexually liberated as Fiona is, she is impulsive about labeling lust as love often. Why she does what she does, considering what a strong character she is, is still unclear; but that might be the inevitable mysterious flaw in her character. And now, Debbie is following the footsteps of her sister. Maybe it's an inherent Gallagher thing to label all impulsive acts of promiscuity spread out over a consistent period of time as love, but we're not complaining. It eventually leads to quite an entertaining watch.
Maybe Debbie will be able to fix things with Alex, or it might just happen that her talk-session will turn ugly just like Fiona's had when she had gone to apologize to Gun, and he had performed his infamous track "F*ck you, Fiona" in front of live audience. To find out what happens next, watch out for 'Shameless' season 9 episode 5, that will air on October 7 at 9 pm ET/PT.