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"This Is Chicago!" is the first episode of Season 11 of the U.S. version of Shameless.


The Gallaghers adjust to life during the pandemic: Frank fears the loss of the South Side to gentrification, while bar closures force Kev and V to get creative at the Alibi. Sleep-deprived Lip and Tami work to make their new house a home as Carl finishes his time at the police academy. Debbie becomes her own boss and deals with the repercussions of her statutory rape conviction of 17-year-old Julia. Ian and Mickey's honeymoon phase is over as they have very different ideas about what married life would be.




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  • This episode deals with the recent pandemic of COVID-19.
  • Six months have passed since season 10.
  • Lip and Tami are nearly done with their renovations.
    • Lip has gotten his job at the motorcycle shop back
    • Tami reveals she had COVID before.
  • Debbie is placed on probation for statutory rape and wears an ankle bracelet.
    • Julia testified against Debbie in court about their fling.
    • Debbie is also required to register as a sex offender. Due to this, many residents are now worried to be around her and her attempts to find a job are slim.
    • Carl was not charged with statutory rape, most likely because Claudia never knew of him and Julia being together.
    • Julia is revealed to be ten months younger than Debbie.
    • It is implied that Julia has return to living with her mother, due to the fact that she is not present at the Gallagher house.
  • Sandy is still seeing Debbie.
  • Mickey and Ian are saving up money.
  • Carl is now training to be a police officer.
    • Carl testifies against Odell and his garbage crew.
    • Carl is said to be 19 years old.
  • Freddie is said to be teething.
  • Frank has no interaction with his kids in the season premiere.
  • Kev shaves his head, as he was balding.
  • Kevin reveals his twin girls are five years old.