Shameless Season 6 Episode 8 Review: Be a Good Boy. Come for Grandma.

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When you think things couldn't get worse for the Gallaghers, they do. 

On Shameless Season 6 Episode 8 Carl tried to get away from his illegal activities and it was quite a shocking turn of events for the character. 

He's been on a slippery slope into a life of crime since Shameless Season 4, but it seems he's finally ready to grow up. You can thank Nick for killing the kid for that. 

Furious With Fiona - Shameless

I don't blame Carl, but it's just a shame that it took a brutal murder for it to happen. Now he can focus on being the hilarious character that we know he can be. 

As much as he's going to calm down, don't expect his rebellion against Fiona to come to an end any time soon. She's in for a world of sleepless nights before he's out of the woods completely. 

There is also a strong possibility that he could be the subject of a brutal revenge plot from the gang. Frank does owe them a left nut, after all. Yes, Frank was as silly as ever, but you'd think that he would have learnt the error of his ways. 

He always finds himself in trouble and that's down to his knack for drugs and drink. I'm surprised his body hasn't started rejecting his liver again. I guess the writers got sick of using that plot. 

We have got to talk about Queenie, though. That scene with her and lip was fifty shades of uncomfortable, but I'm sure we all saw it coming when she walked over to him with the two beers. 

Shameless loves to push the envelope, but that scene threw the envelope to another freaking state. The addition of Queenie has been a welcome one to the show, but any more scenes like that and I don't think I'll be able to watch her in any scenes. 

Speaking of Lip, he's going through a tough time, but that's kind of what happens when everyone knows you've been screwing your professor, right? 

That sorority house is not a good place for him. He's going to find himself in a world of trouble. Every single one of the women are throwing themselves at him. 

Fiona is in a sticky situation with Sean. Will he be able to trust her again? His kid is obviously his first priority, but he needs to cut throwing all the blame Fiona's way. 

How was she meant to know that Carl had guns in the house? Sean's stayed in the house some nights with her, so he should know that if she knew, she'd have gotten him to get rid of them. 

The only Gallagher who is having no relationship issues, is Ian and his relationship with Caleb is moving along very nicely. At first, I was very apprehensive about Caleb because at some point Mickey will resurface. 

Both Ian and Caleb have their own personal battles, but it seems like these two could be helping each other cope and it's nice to see it play out on screen. 

"Be a Good Boy. Come for Grandma" was a funny installment, but the relationship drama for some of the characters is beginning to wear a little thin and it would make more sense to write more satisfying arcs for our favorite characters than have them being defined by relationships. 

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Be a Good Boy. Come for Grandma. Review

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