Shameless Season 4 Review “Lazarus”

Some finales make statements about the year that’s just gone by; some tie things up neatly and leave you with a satisfied feeling; but Shameless isn’t just some show. No, Shameless is a show currently experiencing a very, very long winning streak and, now reaching the final hour of a stellar season of ups and downs for the Gallaghers, it has decided to leave us wanting so, so much more.

It wasn’t just that ending, either, which saw the return of a character we had all assumed was gone for good. So well-conceived has the Steve/Jimmy-less year of the show that I really wonder if he can find a place here anymore but, since we won’t find out for another eight months, I guess it’s not really worth talking about until season five arrives. No, the episode itself was a brilliant full stop on all that had gone before – Fiona in prison, Lip in college, Frank in the hospital and Ian teasing more trauma to come with every appearance.



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