'Shameless' season 9 episode 10 shows Fiona as an exact replica of Frank as her downward spiral peaks
For all the times Fiona's deadbeat father was absent from his parental duties, looks like he is finally manifesting in the form of the spiraling Fiona of season nine.
This may contain spoilers for Shameless season 9 episode 10: Los Diablos!
With Emmy Rossum's nine-year-long journey coming to an end after the ongoing ninth season of 'Shameless', it looks like the showrunners have made up their mind to let her character Fiona Gallagher go out with a bang, but this isn't the quintessential joyous bang we are accustomed to. From leaving her financially broke, heartbroken, and injured to now sending her into a downward spiral, this could be sort of their way of humanizing the godlike hot mess of a matriarch who singlehandedly has raised all of her siblings from the tender age of six. But, for all the times her deadbeat father was absent from his parental duties, looks like he is finally manifesting in the form of the spiraling Fiona of season nine.
The latest and 10th episode of 'Shameless' season nine finally showed glimpses of the old Fiona who actually had enough drive in her to get her sh*t together. After what looked like a terrifying wake-up call, Fiona seems driven enough to get her life back in order, starting first with tossing her newest best friend: the vodka bottle. For the first time in ages, Fiona also shows up to work on time and sober, but all of that expected good karma from just making an attempt doesn't arrive on time to help her, as she gets fired from her job.
As shocking as that might be to Fiona's ardent fans, it isn't entirely surprising because this was a long time coming. After drinking on her job for weeks and treating her customers with shameless disregard, this was going to happen at one point or the other. That it happened on the very day she tries to fix things is unfortunate, but then the very next moment Fiona goes back to her downward binge and suddenly it makes sense why our messy queen got fired in the first place.
Fiona goes straight back to being out on the curbs drinking with hobos and partaking in their shenanigans but takes it a step too far when she rallies the neighborhood with her youngest brother Liam (Christian Isiah) after his lemonade stand was taken down by a privileged new resident on their block who called the cops on them. To take it a notch higher, she ends up punching the gentrifying new neighbor in a drunken stupor and if you think with this her downfall has peaked, we've got news for you!
To be frank, and totally spoiling this for the unexpecting, things end terribly for Fiona. She gets pulled into a police car, handcuffed and drunk, and as reminiscent of her history with jail time as this is, this is totally not the bang we had expected Fiona to go out with!