Shameless Season 5

Release Date, Full Episodes

Shameless season 5 started airing on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S5E1 Milk of the Gods

S5E2 I'm the Liver

S5E3 The Two Lisas

S5E4 A Night to Remem... Wait, What?

S5E5 Rite of Passage

S5E6 Crazy Love

S5E7 Tell Me You Fucking Need Me

S5E8 Uncle Carl

S5E9 Carl's First Sentencing

S5E10 South Side Rules

S5E11 Drugs Actually

most recent episode S5E12 Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher)

How many episodes are in season 5 of Shameless?

The season consists of 12 episodes.

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Meanwhile, Frank finds out that Ingrid is pregnant. That should be great news, except that there are a few more babies than he expected. Just how will the rest of the Gallagher clan take to learning this?

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That being said, the ratings (and the writing) imply that this series will be around for at least a few more seasons, as the episodes tend to hover around a million viewers and then double that once the DVR and streaming numbers come in.

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It pains me, but I really have nothing to say about the rest of this episode. The show hasn’t given us any reason to really care about Ingrid, but this storyline doesn’t even pretend to be about anything but a bunch of sperm jokes. The same goes for Lip’s new girlfriend Tami—there’s a potential story here about Lip getting a glimpse at how other people his age live in a gentrified Chicago, but there’s no real tension established in the episode even after she walks through the house judging them for all their Gallagheristic ways. But who cares about what she thinks? Why is Ingrid wanting to have Frank’s baby and ending up with Carl’s semen meaningful in any way? It’s one thing for a show to hold cards close to its chest if it has our full attention in general, but this is season nine of this television show, and between character exits and rebooted storylines the word I’d use to describe its current storytelling status is stagnant. If you’re in that position, you can’t just casually jump into a new half-season with warmed-over storylines.

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Fiona languishes in her downward spiral throughout the episode and boozes from the moment she wakes up until she sleeps every day. Yet it’s hard to fault her for despising reality at this point. After having tried to pull herself by the bootstraps and away from being a stereotypically South Side girl, she’s backtracked several seasons. Her house of cards has fully crumbled (her investments, apartment building, dog, and awful boyfriend are gone), and she pretty much hates everyone, especially Ford, who mercifully doesn’t show his face during this episode. However, Fiona’s life now sits in a shambles:

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Fiona’s (played Emmy Rossum) downward spiral continues and Debbie (Emmy Kenney) steps in to pick up the slack at the Gallagher house. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) and Kelly (Jess Gabor) continue their relationship in secret despite her father’s strict expectations. Ingrid (Katey Sagal) ropes Frank (William H. Macy) into fulfilling her lifelong dream. Tami (Kate Miner) shows Lip (Jeremy Allen White) a different version of adulthood.

Fan Buzz

Frank sleeping with all the rich mothers come on lazy and down right stupid writing him stealing from them perfect. Macy, Joan Cusack and Ms. The original was excellent just the way it was and I have no doubt that a huge portion of the American audience would enjoy seeing a real-to-life comedy drama rather than something which has been dumbed down to suit a broader audience. Ian and Mickey are finally together!!!!!! Love this show.

Critics Reviews

    Emmy Rossum, returning as Fiona Gallagher, wasn’t the most capable cast member during the show’s first season, but she quickly picked up steam and became an actor of significant power by the third season. But here she, like so much of the show, limps along, occasionally taking her shirt off, flirting or looking <...> - by PopMatters - Season 5 [Jedd Beaudoin]

    As usual, the Frank stuff is the weakest part of the episode, making us all wish that the writers had just cut their losses with the character last year and killed him off. There was even a glimmer of hope with his relative soberness and fun scenes with Sheila, but it was all undone immediately. I am really interested <...> - by TV Equals [Caroline Preece]

    Kev would totally be the kind of dad who would be in a "Mommy & Me" chat room, comparing notes and diagnosing his problems. Seeing him sleeping in bed with those two little girls was priceless.  It feels so good to be back in the Shameless atmosphere and I thought this was a decent season premiere. What did <...> - by TV Fanatic [Whitney Evans]

    Regardless, this was yet another strong season introduction with the show taking on a lighter, more comedic tone than its predecessor, which fits with the summer mood. However, I never trust the show when it allows its characters to be happier for longer than three minutes and we already see hints of them unraveling. <...> - by The Young Folks [Allyson Johnson]

    Andrew Hung has always had a way with forging his own path. After all, his main band is called Fuck Buttons, and if you can't handle the name, you probably can't handle the progressive, forward-thinking drone and beat-driven noise music contained within. She’s the object of affection from Sean Pierce (the usually <...> - by PopMatters [Jedd Beaudoin]

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