The Gallaghers are in deep doo-doo in this week’s Shameless, ‘Cascading Failures’, as last week’s visit for social services means that the siblings are now living in separate homes, with separate concerns. We get a wide view of the kind of foster care kids like the Gallaghers would receive in this situation, good and bad, but so loyal are they to Fiona and each other that they’re not having any of it.
Carl and Liam are placed with a gay couple who are very interested in adopting a mixed race child like Liam to complete their family. They’re willing to take Carl in too if it means keeping the siblings together, which sounds pretty reasonable, but they really don’t know what they’re letting themselves in for. Here’s a note to all prospective parents: make sure you like kids before you take one in. Making sure that there would be no way the guys would want Liam in their pristine home anyway, Carl unleashes hell.