We’re playing the dangerous game of ‘my tragedy’s bigger than your tragedy’ on this week’sShameless, ‘The Sins of my Caretaker’, as the pressure of Jimmy’s secret life on top of last week’s revelations about his father finally cause him to explode. Fiona’s life might be exponentially harder on a more frequent basis, but that’s still a lot to deal with at one time.
The driving force behind this week’s shenanigans is the digging up of Aunt Ginger before construction workers discover her body in the Gallagher’s back yard, and Frank actually makes himself quite useful in the effort (as he has the most to lose should she be discovered). Meanwhile, Fiona is being terrorised at work, Lip is getting frustrated with Mandy’s clinginess, and Deb decides to stick up for herself when a gang of mean girls pick on her at the public pool. Those lessons in holding her breathe actually came in handy after all.