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Fiona is hauled away to a correctional facility as Frank wakes up from his operation. Ian crashes Mickey's son's christening, Amanda's parents bribe Lip to stay away. Oh, and DCFS makes an unexpected visit.


Anthony Hemingway


John Wells (developed for American television by), Paul Abbott (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum ... Fiona Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White ... Lip Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky ... Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton ... Veronica Fisher (credit only)
Steve Howey ... Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney ... Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan ... Ian Gallagher
Noel Fisher ... Mickey Milkovich
Joan Cusack ... Sheila Jackson
Emily Bergl ... Sammi Slott
Austin Abrams ... Henry McNally
Morgan Lily ... Bonnie
Dennis Cockrum ... Terry Milkovich
Isidora Goreshter ... Svetlana


Fiona is hauled away to a correctional facility as Frank wakes up from his operation suffering from post-operative delirium. Meanwhile, Ian decides to crash Mickey's son's christening with an ultimatum. And when Amanda's parents bribe Lip to stay away from their daughter, Lip makes a decision that he hopes will help the family. Plus, Debbie meets an older student, who has a dark ulterior motive. Oh, and DCFS makes an unexpected visit.

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

30 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sterling Films (V) See more »
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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the episode, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) asks Ian (Cameron Monaghan) if he loves Mickey (Noel Fisher), and Ian replies "I like the way his hair smells". Later, when Carl is cuddling with Bonnie (Morgan Lily), he smells her hair. See more »


The social services worker requires that they install a "CO2" detector, when it should have been a "CO" (Carbon Monoxide) detector. See more »


References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »


The Luck You Got
(Opening theme song)
Performed by The High Strung
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16 April 2019 | by saschneidermSee all my reviews

The best episode in the entire series! Also the best season, after this one, all went down

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