In case you haven’t heard (or seen), Shameless season 7 is on Netflix. Season 7 entered the streaming realm on June 22 and it caught everyone by surprise and it wasn’t listed anywhere on the “coming soon or streaming on Netflix June 2017” lists and there was a pending release date for July or maybe August, but nothing set in stone so let’s just say… Hallelujah– Season 7 is finally here, streaming on Netflix.
Where We Left Off
The great thing about Shameless? There is no set story line as it follows six siblings as they go through life without the guidance of their parents (Who are off doing better things… like drugs). Since there are so many family members living their lives in the show, there is more than one story line to follow…
The season starts out with Fiona pregnant–the kicker? So is Debbie. Fiona knows that she can’t afford to have another little one to take care of, so she decided to take care of the situation and schedules herself to have an abortion.
Fiona falls hard and fast for Sean–The manager of Patsy’s, while she is still legally married to Gus. She had to get herself divorced to a man that wanted nothing to do with her and all he wanted to do was hurt her like she hurt him. After fighting tooth and nail, she is finally divorced.
Meanwhile, she and Sean went from friends, to lovers, to engaged right away. They planned their wedding, they bought antique wedding bands to adorn their hands as a symbol of love when they wed each other. The big day came and Fiona was love blind; She had no idea Sean was still using. But what is more hurtful… It’s from whom she find out the devastating news that Sean is still using.
Lip pretty much goes AWOL in season six. He has nothing better to do than drink, smoke (nothing new), and party after he and Helene are done-zo. He’s ruined all of his chances with his full ride education by marketing himself as a grade-A jerk when it comes to his personality. The last straw comes when Lip totally bashes Professor Youens’ car. Youens’ figures out that he has a problem and persuades Lip to go to rehab. He agrees to go, but won’t miss his sisters’ wedding, so does he really go?
Ian struggles with losing his job and his relationship with Caleb. He doesn’t understand that actions have consequences so when he tires to go back for another chance as an EMT., he fails. When he doesn’t get a second chance, Ian decides to go back to the club he was dancing at to see if he can get his old job back; When that plan doesn’t work, he goes back to station to try to get his job back as an EMT. He admits that he is manic-depressive and he knows that he has a problem, thus awarding him his job back.
The beginning of the season Debbie is pregnant and totally naive. Then Debbie has Franny (Her daughter) and she doesn’t have the knowledge or the ability to raise her on her own, but she does not want to accept Fiona’s help as she is determined to do this on her own. Debbie had the first appointment for Franny and the doctor had suspicions about how Debs was parenting. Her suspicions caused more issues for Debbie as she went through parenting alone. She had to decide if she wanted the help from Fiona or not–The other decision? Attending Fiona’s wedding… Will she go? Reluctantly.
Carl is still Carl and he is more thug than anything. Carl has a heart of gold and comes to Fiona’s rescue when she needs some saving.
He also has found his one true love with Dominique… The one problem? Dominique’s father, Luther. Will Carl be able to get past Luther’s hard, outer shell? Probably not.
Liam has recovered from his bout with cocaine and is back at home living the life–Well as great of life as you can live with your siblings taking care of you. Liam is just… Liam.
Frank may be the screwed up out of all of them, but all the Gallagher’s are against him. Any chance Frank gets, he throws an insult toward Sean as he feels it is his moral obligation as a weathered drug user to warn his daughter– I mean, it takes one to know one, right? No wonder the family is so angry with him. He is the only Gallagher that isn’t invited to the wedding– He shows up anyway.
Surprisingly, Monica doesn’t show up and ruin anything in season 6. Pretty awesome right?
Kevin and Veronica and Svetlana
In the beginning of the season, we see Kevin and V happy and in love. They go through life and realize that Svetlana could be a benefit to their relationship. Once they come to this realization, the discover that they could be beneficial to Lana too as her green card is expiring. V and Lana get married and Kevin feels as though he is left out when they start getting closer.
What We Can Expect From Season 7
Fiona found out the worst news ever, considering she was going to marry Sean without knowing that her fiancé was using heroine. Think about how she feels finding this information out from Frank. I mean, they were so mad at him that they threw him in the river.
Does Lip go to rehab? At the end of season six, you see Professor Youens dropping him off at the front of the rehab center. Hopefully he gets the help that he needs.
After Ian’s bad “season” of admitting that he was manic-depressive and totally off the wall when it came to losing his job due to his disorder. After he’s gotten himself into trouble he is kind of a lone wolf until someone from his past comes to haunt him.
Debbie has to figure out how to raise a baby as a single mother which isn’t an easy thing to do when you’ve never had a job and don’t know how to have a job. She must figure out way to make ends meet for her and Franny.
Carl turns himself around in season 7 and changes his future. What does he have up his sleeve? One would have never thought that Carl would be the order to the Chaos in the Gallagher household.
Liam is getting older and he is starting to understand more and more what is going on around him. Frank wants more to do with his family and Liam is the only one that hasn’t been burned by him… at least, not yet.
Someone from Frank’s past returns and gets Frank and the Gallagher’s in stink. This mysterious guest returns and forces Frank to be more of a man and father figure to his family. Will he step up?
We didn’t see or hear from Monica at all in season six… Will we see her in season 7 at all?
Kevin and Veronica and Svetlana
There was trouble in paradise for Kevin and Veronica when V and Lana got married to save her from having to leave the country due to an expired green card. Will Kevin and V come to their senses when it comes to their relationship?
So much to think about in season seven. There are tons of questions that have been left unanswered in season six. So what can we expect to see in season seven?