Shameless

Season 1 Episode 4

Casey Casden

8
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 2011 on Showtime
AIRED:
8.7
out of 10
User Rating
96 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

The Gallaghers are in deep trouble when Debbie who is devastated by Aunt Ginger's parting kidnaps a toddler from a birthday party. They try to find a way to bring the toddler back before someone is arrested.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Casey Casden

    6.3
    Why a girl would steal a baby to have a new friend is a pretty odd plot movement, but I guess everything about this show cannot be great. Still, there was some great Frank moments, some very odd interactions, and overall some positives, even if this episode was a little too over the top (yes, even by Shameless standards) for my taste.
  • Debbie steals a little boy.

    9.0
    Coming after last week's fantastic episode, Shameless' fourth episode outdoes itself by taking every character and giving us a little something to love, especially with the characters that haven't been featured as much or haven't been given as great of a chance to be likable.



    Instead of having another stand-alone episode revolving around a specific problem, we get a problem that is born out of something that happened in a previous episode. Debbie, who has sadly not been featured too much in the show, ends up stealing a young kid named Casey Casden by waving a Snicker's Bar at him and leading him back home. As a result, we get a huge effort on everybody's part to try and get the kid back to their family without being noticed themselves as the perpetrators.



    We also get some drama moments involving Kevin and Victoria. The final moment where Kevin reveals something about his past is out of nowhere, but certainly not unbelievable. And we also get some slight developments in Frank and Joan Cusack's character.. and for once, I felt like Frank's unbelievable personality wasn't overpowering everything. In fact, he seemed slightly normal here. Maybe we can get some more information about the Gallagher's in the near future. Also, I want to see more of Ian and his "girlfriend." It's a great way to explore his sexuality a bit more and play around with it.



    An all around great episode of Shameless.moreless
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

Emma Kenney

Emma Kenney

Debbie Gallagher

Tim Bagley

Tim Bagley

Mike

Guest Star

Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson

Kenny Dombrowski

Guest Star

Missy Doty

Missy Doty

Jess

Guest Star

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Carol Fisher

Recurring Role

Tyler Jacob Moore

Tyler Jacob Moore

Tony Markovich

Recurring Role

Joel Murray

Joel Murray

Eddie Jackson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Debbie: I'm gonna blush and then they'll know. I can't be a nurse. I'm not patient, I hate bedpans. I can't walk in clogs, and let's face it, I'm too short.

    • Steve: Do you know why doctors, lawyers and nurses are great liars?
      Debbie: No.
      Steve: Because they lie to help people. Like, a doctor wouldn't tell a sick patient, "Too bad, you're gonna die." He would say, "We're doing everything we can." Wouldn't he?
      Debbie: Yeah?
      Steve: So, pretend you're being a doctor today and tell a doctor's kind of lie. Can you be a doctor for me?
      Debbie: Can I be a nurse?
      Steve: That's my girl.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung
      "Hotter Sweeter" by Miss TK & The Revenge
      "Build. Destroy. Rebuild" by Hanni E. Khatib
      "The Usual Chords" by Slow Runner
      "Bright Side" by Nada Surf
      "Wait Up (Boots of Danger)" by Tokyo Police Club
      "New Revolution" by The Waking Hours
      "Get Excited" by Saturn Missiles
      "Temptation Sensation" by Extreme
      "Not Gonna Play by Your Rules" by The Diner
      "Fun In The Daytime" by The Diner
      "Pride of Austin" by Jon Butcher
      "You Got It Wrong" by Brendan McKinney

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: July 14, 2011 on More4
      Germany: February 13, 2012 on FOX

    • Joan Cusack (Sheila) is credited as special guest star.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less