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Hope Springs Paternal is the eighth episode of the  Season 4 of the US version of Shameless.


Fiona rids the house of all suspicious items to prepare for a visit from her probation officer, but her efforts aren’t appreciated by Debbie and Carl. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey’s house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana and makes a long-awaited return to the Gallagher house.




Regular Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Cast


  • Fiona is under house arrest.
  • V's mom wants to keep the baby.
  • Sammi decides they should sell Sheila's couch and stuff for cash.
  • Frank goes to Carl's school to deal with a bullying issue.
  • Debbie gets her period.
  • Ian returns home.
  • Lip continues to fight with Fiona over the kids' safety.
  • When Svetlana threatens Ian with a hammer, she asks him, "Ты понимаешь?" which means, "Do you understand?"


Some Guy:So did you guys just meet last night or are you together?

Fiona:I know you don’t trust me, I know you want to punish me. And I get it, I want to punish myself. I have no way to prove myself to you or anyone. But Christ Lip, this relentless passive aggressive bullshit, it’s killing me. I need my family back, ok. Please?

Kev:I don’t want to lose him, V.

V:They're all growing up. What did you expect? You need to figure out your own needs.

Fiona:I hate myself for a number of reasons right now and I'm not going to add being a snitch to the list.

Carl:You shot no one, you flew nothing, why'd you even go there in the first place?
Ian:Relationship issues.

Ian:I'm done living the way other people want me to live.

Fiona:Debs just do me this one favor please.
Debbie:I'm not the one who left the cocaine out.



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