'Shameless' season 9 episode 10: Lip's life with Tami is the only touching development to the Gallagher family

Lip and his new girlfriend Tami are mushying it up for Valentine's Week with their cutesy, somewhat cheesy, but super adorable romance as they move into a new apartment.


                            'Shameless' season 9 episode 10: Lip's life with Tami is the only touching development to the Gallagher family

This may contain spoilers for Shameless season 9 episode 10: Los Diablos!

It's been another chaotic week in the Gallagher household and almost as if compensating for the lack of a new episode on the SuperBowl weekend, Showtime's hit dramedy, 'Shameless' blessed fans with one of the most wholesome plotlines so far. With Fiona (Emmy Rossum) continuing on her downward spiral binge, and her father Frank (William H. Macy) participating in Hobo Locos for fast cash, golden boy gone wrong - Lip Gallagher (Jeremy Allen White) - finally breathes fresh air into the episode with some positive developments in his romantic life. Lip and his new girlfriend Tami are taking the adult road and mushying it up for Valentine's Week with their cutesy, somewhat cheesy, but super adorable romance as they move into a new apartment.

Jeremy Allen White as Lip (L) and Kate Miner as Tami in Shameless. Source: Showtime.
Jeremy Allen White as Lip (L) and Kate Miner as Tami in Shameless. Source: Showtime.

Lip and Tami's journey had started off in the first half of the ongoing season nine, with a casual hook up at a wedding, as Tami pointed out the best man and the maid of honor always 'do it' at these kind of things, and from there, it emerged to the point where they became mutually exclusive. In the earlier episodes, they went house hunting as part of a strictly couples thing, with Tami actually managing to convince Lip that it was time for him to move out of the Gallagher household. Things however only escalated as the last episode released this Sunday showed them spending time together through Tami's job, washing old ladies' hair at a nursing home.

 

The two then proceed to hit up a grocery store and go about their couple moments picking out stuff for the home, and then arrives the slightly surprising plot twist. Upon returning home, Lip finds Xan - his coworker's neice whom he had almost legally adopted - waiting for him. As expected, the preteen's mother - an addict - has abandoned her again and to make matter's worse, the young girl also seemingly got abused at a truck shop while looking for her mother.

 

Trust 'Shameless' to portray such issues with articulate execution because through this plot, a rather nurturing and affectionate side of Tami comes out. So far we have known Tami to be outspoken and super cool like the new age millennials are, but she doesn't hesitate to welcome Xan into her life in a manner exactly similar to how Lip had embraced Xan. This only indicates that maybe after all the failed relationships and nightmares the boy has been through, Tami is the one person who really gets him with all of his space issues and emotional outbursts.

'Shameless' returns on Sunday, February 17, only on Showtime.

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