The Shameless writers are quite good at reversing course when they've written themselves into a corner. This time it's the Jody / Karen plot line with a sudden change. But it's definitely for the best.
And I guess this marks the end of Amy Smart's bizarre run on the show...
Not a terrible episode of Shameless, in fact, I enjoyed it for the most part, but it was a little bit too heavy on the romantic struggles of Fiona and Jimmy instead of the comedic family struggles. Also, Karen giving up on Jodi so quickly seems a bit unrealistic, but then again when has realism been a part of the show.
Good, but please more comedy not more romance drama, Shameless.