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Carl's First Sentencing 

Frank plays tour guide for his terminally ill doctor, Bianca. Fiona preps Carl for his sentencing hearing. Plus, Lip sleeps with a professor, Ian realizes it's time to get back on meds and Kev finds himself the campus 'rapewalker.'


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




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
Steve Howey ... Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney ... Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan ... Ian Gallagher
Noel Fisher ... Mickey Milkovich
Emily Bergl ... Sammi Slott
Dermot Mulroney ... Sean Pierce
Sasha Alexander ... Helene Runyon
Michael Reilly Burke ... Theo Wallace
José Julián ... Joaquin (as Jose Julian)
Bojana Novakovic ... Bianca Samson


Frank has a check-up with his uptight doctor, Bianca, who's cracking up after getting a terminal cancer diagnosis. Discovering she hasn't truly 'lived,' he agrees to be her tour guide to the seedier side of life. Meanwhile, Fiona preps an uncooperative Carl for his sentencing hearing. Plus, Lip sleeps with a professor on the assumption he's only days away from being kicked out, Ian realizes it's time to get back on his meds and Kev finds himself enjoying college life as campus 'rapewalker.'

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Comedy | Drama


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15 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


New members, Sasha Alexander (Helene) and Bojana Novakovic (Bianca) are both of Serbian descent and speak fluent Serbian. See more »


When Frank and the doctor are toasting at the bar, the doctor's glass is almost completely full then after a jumpcut, the glass is mostly empty. See more »


Debbie Gallagher: Why are you all fressed up?
Fiona Gallagher: I'm gonna go see the lawyer, try to get Carl home as soon as possible.
Frank Gallagher: It's a tragedy when a young man ends up behind prison bars.
Fiona Gallagher: Bad parenting.
Frank Gallagher: Oh, don't blame yourself.
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References Call of Duty (2003) See more »


Never Mix, Never Worry
Performed by The Sour Notes
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My favorite episode of the series. Truly encompasses the spirit of the show
16 February 2017 | by gdn-3See all my reviews

I think this may be the episode I show people if I ever want to hook them on Shameless. I cracked up laughing at least 5 times this episode and the dynamic between Frank and Bianca is just perfect.

I've heard nothing but bad things about seasons 5 and 6, and I'll be the first to admit that the first half of season 5 was slow to get going, but this episode alone has completely reinvigorated me to tear through the rest of the series.

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