Season 5 | Episode 1| “Milk of the Gods” | Aired Jan 11, 2015
After what feels like forever, the Gallaghers are back! And for them, it’s summer. There’s nothing better than Shameless in the summer. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and after a very dark season 4, we are all in need of some good ol’ fashioned Gallagher fun. “Milk of the Gods” does not disappoint.
One of the hardest arcs to watch in season 4 was Fiona’s downward spiral. After years of keeping it all together for her family, Fi completely fell apart. By season’s end, though, Fiona had been released from prison and was starting a new job. In the four months since, Fiona has been reclaiming the life she once knew and loved. She has made real friends at her job, including a boss (Dermot Mulroney) with whom she has grown very close. Her customers love her (and seem intent on seducing her). For the first time in a long time, Fiona is happy. She is the Fiona of days past, comfortable in her own skin, doing what she has to do to get by. There’s a ticking time bomb waiting for her, though: Jimmy’s going to resurface at some point. Fiona’s initial descent into darkness was, at least indirectly, precipitated by Jimmy’s disappearance, so how will he affect her newly found equilibrium?