Shameless 2.06 "Can I Have A Mother" Review - Granny Goodness!

Shameless season 2 gets a little older with its sixth entry in this week’s "Can I Have a Mother," as Frank Gallagher's mother Peg Gallagher (Louise Fletcher) returns from prison on a medical furlough, while Fiona goes on a double-date with the returned Steve (Justin Chatwin) and his lovely new Brazilian wife, and the beneficiary of Eddie Jackson's will is finally identified. "Can I Have A Mother" has a lot of ground to cover, but makes for a strong, if somewhat depressing hour.

I didn’t get a chance to talk about last week’s Shameless, or the seemingly monumental development of having Justin Chatwin officially return as "Steve," but that really wasn’t what "Fathers Day" was all about.  Even now with "Can I Have A Mother," Steve’s return feels largely overshadowed by the arrival of Grammy Gallagher (Louise Fletcher), whose vindictiveness seems to eclipse even Frank’s.  Shameless seems intent on providing obstacles for Fiona and Steve anyway, to what end we can’t be sure, but more on that a little later. Read More....


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