Shameless

Season 3 Episode 1

El Gran Canon

26
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 13, 2013 on Showtime
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  • WELCOME BACK, GALLAGHERS!

    Shameless's Season 3 Premiere: Mexico, Battle Bots, and Brazilian Gangsters (Plus: Watch the Entire Full Episode Free!)

    Frank kicked off "El Gran Canon" by waking up in Juarez, Mexico after an extended bender; naturally, his family hadn't missed him.

  • Episode Summary

    Now that Jimmy is a little more boring, Fiona has to work on adjusting to the changes. Jimmy is confronted by his past. Frank, meanwhile, wakes up in a land completely foreign to him after one serious blackout.

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    • #301 'El Gran Canon'

      7.5
      I am glad this show is finally back after 9 months but I hope it won't be a disappointment. The premiere episode was not the best one but they tried to keep it up with some pretty dramatic stuff like Marco's killing and getting Steve involved plus constantly keeping him under their observation. Fiona gets fired from her job and tries to get back to the club where she used to work but this time she needs 1,000$ to promote a night a get a shot at becoming a club manager. There was not enough of Kev and Veronica who are my favorites but it looks like they invented some new webcam show where he plays Thomas Jefferson and she is his slave - it's pretty racist but it pays the bills. The Gallagher kids (except Lipp and his boring storyline - I can barely stand his character) did not have much to do, Debbs was missing her dad who was away for 137 days and found himself in Mexico. Carl is still a little pervert and Ian is dating (is that a right word?) Steve's father played by Harry Hamlin. Sheila and Jodi had a couple of short scenes, they are looking after Karen's baby and not getting any sleep. By sleep I also mean sex.



      It was not a bad episode but it could have been better. Although those previews for the next few episodes looked mighty fine. Game on. [7.5/10]moreless
    • EL Gran Canon

      6.5
      Shameless will never have an episode that doesn't make you laugh and doesn't make you wonder how they will top the outrageous scenarios that Frank gets into, but as far as season premieres go this one happened to be a little bit slow. More of the same problems, not a lot of growth from these characters, and even though that's kind of the point of the series, from an entertainment standpoint you do want some change year to year.



      Still fun though, but a little bit slow.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

    Steve Howey

    Steve Howey

    Kevin "Kev" Ball

    Ed Lauter

    Ed Lauter

    Dick Healey

    Guest Star

    Pepe Rapazote

    Pepe Rapazote

    Nando

    Guest Star

    Lombardo Boyar

    Lombardo Boyar

    Manuel

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    Harry Hamlin

    Harry Hamlin

    Lloyd Lishman

    Recurring Role

    Stephanie Fantauzzi

    Stephanie Fantauzzi

    Estefania

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    Bernardo De Paula

    Bernardo De Paula

    Beto

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