In terms of bad behavior, Shameless hit a new low last night, as the entire family, plus Veronica and Kev, stole a truck full of meat. Yes, the driver was a little rude, but that surely doesn't justify the theft of so much. The writers want to indulge in it, showing how fun and cool the theft is, but really, who can look brightly on such behavior? Like previous thefts, the episode just rolls along and it soon becomes an afterthought once the next plot kicks in, Frank faking his death. It's successful in the end, and not particularly harmful to society.
"Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father" has several iffy moments which made me groan and roll my eyes. Now, there's this love triangle between Kash, Ian, and Mickey, while Kash continues to be a loser. Meanwhile, Sheila finally comes out of the house--tethered to blankets--to grab Liam. The scenes between Sheila and Liam were really fun, but then Sheila decides to be more crazy and flush her birth control pills.
The episode also solidifies Steve and Fiona who spend a night at a hotel which gives Fiona some time off before she has to wade back into the house and take care of the kids.
Now that Shameless has 7 episodes, the number of episodes in first season of the British version, it'll be interesting to see what the writers will do. Will/can they create their own stories or will the dip into the second season?