Shameless Season 4 Breakdown: A Divided Look At The Divided Gallaghers & Friends
Ian (Cameron Monaghan)There’s no update about Ian because he’s completely absent from the first two episodes. He took off at the end of Season 3 and he remains missing at the start of Season 4. We do get a glimpse of his face, but it comes in picture form. Maybe Cameron Monaghan’s too busy at Vampire Academy, but hopefully Ian will surface soon. In the meantime, his absence is felt. While his family might be a bit too busy with their own problems to pine over him, there are more than a couple of hints that Mickey (Noel Fisher) hasn’t forgotten Ian. And since we’re on the subject of Milkoviches, Mandy (Emma Greenwell) has also given off a hint or two that she misses Lip.
Sheila (Joan Cusack)Then there’s Sheila, who’s filling her hours cleaning up after the Gallaghers on a completely voluntary basis. That should give you some indication as to the state of her life now, as Jody (Zach McGowan) and Karen (Laura Slade Wiggins) and the baby are still presumably somewhere out in the desert or wherever they went when they left last season. Given that she’s on her own right now, Sheila’s story seems sort of tacked on to the first few episodes. But I’m hopeful that there’s some intended direction for Cusack’s character, as she’s one of my favorite things about this series.
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