Shameless

Season 3 Episode 6

Cascading Failures

17
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 2013 on Showtime
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  • Episode Summary

    After the kids are taken away by child protective services, Fiona decides tries to figure out how to get the kids back, even going as far as turning to Frank for help. Meanwhile, when having Veronica's mother be a surrogate is proven a challenge, Kev and Veronica decide it's time for desperate measures.

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    • Cascading Failures

      7.0
      Another solid enough episode of Shameless. Not enough crazy shenanigans at the foster homes, and they had Fiona discover what Frank did way too early in the season, but the shouting match when that subject is broached should be great.
    • Absolutely Shameless

      10
      It is not possible to describe the depths of depravity on display during this episode. I would get banned.
    • Emmy Rossum Deserves an Emmy

      9.0
      Everything Fiona goes through in this episode up to when the Child Protective Services rep (just remember her from "Gilmore Girls", way to get out of Stars Hollow Lane!), plays the tape of the call made reporting the Gallaghers to Child Protective Services and she recognizes the voice- the look on Fiona's face - was fantastic. Emmy Rossum, as per usual, is killing it this season as the hardest working lower class big sister on television. She deserves recognition for playing a part no one else is playing anywhere on television.



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    William H. Macy

    William H. Macy

    Frank Gallagher

    Emmy Rossum

    Emmy Rossum

    Fiona Gallagher

    Justin Chatwin

    Justin Chatwin

    Jimmy Lishman / Steve

    Ethan Cutkosky

    Ethan Cutkosky

    Carl Gallagher

    Shanola Hampton

    Shanola Hampton

    Veronica Fisher

    Steve Howey

    Steve Howey

    Kevin "Kev" Ball

    Mike Doyle

    Mike Doyle

    Lanier

    Guest Star

    Juanita Jennings

    Juanita Jennings

    Mama Kamala

    Guest Star

    Keiko Agena

    Keiko Agena

    Brittany Sturgess

    Guest Star

    Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Vanessa Bell Calloway

    Carol Fisher

    Recurring Role

    Dennis Cockrum

    Dennis Cockrum

    Terry Milkovich

    Recurring Role

    Kerry O'Malley

    Kerry O'Malley

    Kate

    Recurring Role

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