After several episodes heavy on the comedy, Shameless now took a detour through Seriousville. Someone from the Gallagher family returns, Debbie finds out a secret about Steve and Kash finds out about Ian's affair with Mickey resulting in consequences.
Toning down the comedy element in favour for a dive into the deeper levels of the characters is very much welcome. All shows need an episode every now and then which is different from what they usually are. This episode gave the audience a chance to see a different side of the family and exploring the inner tensions in it. There was more intense one-on-one moments in the episode were it was revealed what the characters really think about each other and what their real intentions are. This episode definitely gave a lot of material for the upcoming season two.