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"The Defenestration of Frank" is the sixth episode in Season 7 of Shameless. It aired on November 6th, 2016 with an attraction of 1.44 million viewers.


Fiona discovers the laundromat is for sale and decides to invest in it. Meanwhile, Frank revels in the good fortune of his latest scam; Ian grapples with mixed feelings about Trevor; Debbie deals with a bombshell; Carl has second thoughts about military school; and Kev and V discover a shocking secret about Svetlana's father.


Fiona decides to fully invest in the local laundromat. Lip gambles with his wire-fraud scheme and deals with Sierra's feelings towards him.

Debbie panics about her recent actions that may affect Frannie and deals with a bombshell. She announces to her family, she and Neil are engaged, to their shock.

Meanwhile, Frank revels in the good fortune of his latest scam and is visited by his daughter Debbie. She tries to make peace with her father long enough to give his consent for her marriage to Neil Morton. Frank (still holding a grudge against her) refuses and tells her marriage is important but this causes an argument that reveals his money hording to his new family.

The next day, Frank goes to the house and trades a few barbs with Carl before he takes Liam to his new "family" who have found out about the money and rebels against him by throwing a protesting Frank out a window, breaking Frank's arm and injuring his leg in the process.

Ian grapples with mixed feelings about Trevor, as his superiors inform him that he is dealing with a rebound after Caleb.

After a talk with Dominique, Carl has second thoughts about military school. However, Carl is met by Luther Winslow and tells him that he has considered to get back with Dominique and of his decision not to go to school. Hearing this Luther had Carl come with him, he showed Carl that his daughter is still up to no good. He insults her new boyfriend and take away his daughter's beer as he tells Carl to get acquainted with him. Carl gets back at both of them by revealing her STD, which left her boyfriend horrified with her.

Kev and V discover that Svetlana's father, Yvon is actually her husband and start to get suspicious of her integrity.

That night, Frank has been abandoned by both his families and is forced to sleep on a park bench for the night after being treated for his injuries.


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  • Frank's adoptive family throwing him out a window, reflects his real family throwing him off a bridge.