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Casey Casden is the fourth episode of the first season of Shameless.


A sad and lonely Debbie steals a little boy from a birthday party, forcing the family to scheme a way to return him without drawing the attention of the Chicago PD; a web of lies ends in a marriage proposal from Kevin, who is already married.


While depressed from Aunt Ginger's departure, Debbie takes a toddler from a birthday party. The family is forced to concoct a plan that will see the child safely returned home while avoiding the increased Police presence in the area.

Also, Eddie is forced to move back into the Jackson house due to not being able to afford supporting his family and himself separately. News of the missing child puts Sheila on edge and she reacts by filling the house with freshly baked muffins. Karen continues to fool around with Lip and try to seduce Frank at the same time.

Kev finds himself in trouble when a small lie spins out of control and he is forced to propose to Veronica! But a secret for his past threatens to ruin everything.

Post Credit Scene

The Gallaghers are seen at breakfast time with Carl emptying a small box of cereal onto the tray of Liam's high chair, Fiona filling Lip's plate with pancakes and Ian getting orange juice from the refrigerator. They hurry to the table, filling glasses and plates in their usual morning rush when a disheveled Debbie suddenly walks down the stairs. She walks into the kitchen and begins to spread peanut butter onto a diaper, Fiona tells her to get ready for school but she replies that she can't, because Ginger (her doll from earlier in the episode) kept her up all night with diarrhea. The family all exchange knowing looks as Debbie walks back up the stairs.


Regular Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Starring


  • Tyler Anderson - Kenny Dombrowski
  • Missy Doty - Jess
  • Rebecca Hall - Newscaster
  • Kate James - Bystander #2
  • Jes Macallan - Tammy
  • Billy Mayo - Dispatch
  • Virginia Morris - Mrs. Bergdoll
  • Allison Latta - Mrs. Casden
  • William Smillie - Mr. Casden
  • Ben Tedder - Bystander #1
  • Cheryl Texiera - Tina


Memorable Quotes

Eddie: Why don't you get me a refill [of coffee] there, huh, Karen honey?
Karen: Why, did you lose your fucking legs?
Eddie: That's your teenage diseased mind talking! You know, you've tasted penii and now you're just crazy.

Frank: ...and why are all the news ladies Chinese? They should stick to what they know; railroads and...sushi. Dim sum.