This article contains spoilers for 'Shameless' season 9.
Another season of 'Shameless' debauchery is coming to an end, and just days away from the airing of season 9's finale, aka episode 14 titled 'Found,' by the looks of the promotional teasers released by Showtime, our remaining Gallagher brothers - Lip (Jeremy Allen White) and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) - are getting a remotely happier ending than the rest of them.
To say the two of them have had quite the eventful season this time would be an understatement. On one hand, Lip was struggling with helping other people maintain their sobriety, and also raising a pre-teen for quite a while. On the other hand, Carl had a rough time trying ot get into the military school of his choice, and once he was in, relationship woes crept in, as a love triangle brewed between him, his now ex-girlfriend, and his sister, Debbie (Emma Kenney.)
Things however only kept getting more complicated for Lip, as his life began progressing in ways, we never thought was imaginable. The man who had always exhibited the most questionable taste in women, and was heartbroken over an unavailable woman for the longest time, suddenly found a companion in a stranger called Tami (Kate Miner), and soon the two became closer than Lip had been with anybody.
Tami inspired and motivated him enough to convince him to move out of the ever so messy Gallagher household, and with her in their new apartment, but there were further tests to brave in their relationship.
Soon the little child Lip almost adopted in the earlier half of season 9, Xan, returned, and as fate would have it, it was exactly around the time Tami found out she's pregnant with his baby. Now, anybody who's known Lip knows his paternal instincts. The man needs a responsibility to use as a crux so he doesn't fall back to his binge drinking days, but fate had other complex plans for him. Xan was taken away from him for a second time, and Tami, on the other hand, wasn't sure about keeping the baby. Intense, right?
Luckily, if the new promo video of the finale is to be believed, the issues that arose between Lip and Tami about their pregnancy situation seem to have gotten resolved. In one particular scene, we see the two of them embracing in the tightest of hugs and that could mean, perhaps, another Gallagher baby is on the way!
Speaking of Gallagher babies, when we said Carl had endured quite a year, here's what else happened; his deadbeat, drunk, degenerate father, Frank (William H. Macy) - to give into his new lady love Ingrid's wishes of having a baby - manipulated Carl into lending him his sperm once he found out his own weren't as potent. So now Carl is secretly the father to the sextuplets that Ingrid has conceived while his love life is falling to shambles.
With a bi-curious sister trying to figure out her sexuality, and an ex-girlfriend who had come quite close to being the only driving force in his life, one can imagine what the love triangle would have done to him.
But worry not, Carl supporters, for the new promo shows his issues with Debbie being resolved. Of course, things fall out with said girlfriend, Kelly (Jess Gabor) - both in the cases of Carl, and Debbie (who had even made out with her) - but the siblings are finding their way back to each other again, and that's as good an ending as one can expect for the Gallaghers from Southside, Chicago.
'Shameless' returns with its season 9 finale 'Found' Sunday, March 10, at 8/9c, only on Showtime.