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Shameless Season 3 Episodes

12 Episodes 2013 - 2013

The wily Gallagher clan return for a shenanigan-filled third season that begins with deadbeat Frank (William H. Macy) waking up in Mexico. After a massive bender that lasted for several months, Frank has no idea how he is going to get back home. Back in Chicago, things aren't any better as Fiona (Emmy Rossum) struggles to adapt after Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) moves in with her. But things are even worse for Jimmy. Estefania's drug-lord father kills her boyfriend in front of Jimmy and then forces him to hack up the body and dispose of it. When Frank finally returns to the Windy City he resorts to his underhanded ways and uses Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) to scam a children's cancer foundation. Meanwhile, Fiona lands a job as a cashier at a local grocery store; Veronica (Shanola Hampton) and Kevin (Steve Howey) go to extreme lengths to conceive a baby; and Jimmy learns that his dad is gay and is sleeping with Ian (Cameron Monaghan). Everything comes to a head when the Department of Child and Family Services learns of the Gallaghers' unusual dynamics and threatens to take the kids away.

Episode 1

El Gran Canon

Sun, Jan 13, 2013 46 mins

In the Season 3 premiere, Fiona adapts to living with Jimmy; Frank awakens in a strange place; and Lip gets sentenced to community service. Meanwhile, Jody and Sheila are losing sleep over Baby Hymie's nocturnal restlessness.

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Episode 2

The American Dream

Sun, Jan 20, 2013 46 mins

Fiona has second thoughts about loaning money to Meg; and a drunken Frank staggers home, where no one wants him, until he proves to be the only one who can quiet fussy Baby Hymie. Meanwhile, Lip's community-service encounter with a North Side youth group gives him a moneymaking idea, while Kev's wife returns with her son Kyle and Frank puts in a call to child services.

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Episode 3

May I Trim Your Hedges?

Sun, Jan 27, 2013 46 mins

Frank works a scam on a cancer foundation; and Fiona is shocked to learn what she must do for a job as a grocery-store cashier and teams with Veronica to get back at the manager. Meanwhile, crusader Lip hunts down sex offenders in the neighborhood.

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Episode 4

The Helpful Gallaghers

Sun, Feb 10, 2013 46 mins

Carl heads to cancer camp, where the facility's activities leave a lot to be desired, while Frank goes on babysitting duty and Sheila plans to introduce Jody to "toy time." Later, Fiona rallies coworkers against the boss; Lip and Mandy rescue her half sister from foster care; and Jimmy gets bad news about his parents.

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Episode 5

The Sins of My Caretaker

Sun, Feb 17, 2013 46 mins

Frank has a major problem on his hands when the city announces it will be doing work on the main sewer and they'll be digging up his yard, where Aunt Ginger's remains are located. Meanwhile, Fiona's boss finds her work unsatisfactory; Molly uncovers a startling secret; and Ned wants Ian to break into his wife's house.

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Episode 6

Cascading Failures

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 46 mins

The Department of Family Services takes away the Gallagher children, and Fiona is desperate to get them back, so much so that she must round up Frank, get him to act responsibly and make a court appearance. Meanwhile, Kev and Veronica decide to use her mother as a surrogate; and Terry catches Mickey and Ian in flagrante.

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Episode 7

A Long Way From Home

Sun, Mar 3, 2013 46 mins

Fiona makes a fateful decision about the future of her and her siblings, and recruits Lip for a plan to forge Aunt Ginger's will, but first they need a dead body. Meanwhile, Carl and Debbie deal with life in their foster homes; Frank sobers up in preparation for a court date; and Timmy Wong and his mother come to Sheila's for Hymie.

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Episode 8

Where There's a Will

Sun, Mar 10, 2013 46 mins

At the gathering for Aunt Ginger's fake funeral, the family meet Frank's wily cousin Patrick, who might just be devious enough to "out-Gallagher" the Gallaghers.

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Episode 9

Frank the Plumber

Sun, Mar 17, 2013 46 mins

Fiona has a difficult time dealing with the corporate culture in her new office job, while Frank, needing medical coverage, somehow gets mixed up in a gay-rights event, where he rubs elbows with a powerful activist.

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Episode 10

Civil Wrongs

Sun, Mar 24, 2013 46 mins

Just when Fiona has settled into her job and found some structure to her life, Jimmy drops a bomb on her, while Frank revels in being the face of the gay-rights movement, and sees a way to make even more money out of his newfound celebrity.

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Episode 11

Order Room Service

Sun, Mar 31, 2013 46 mins

Fiona takes the kids camping, while homeless Frank tries to get Carl to sneak him into the Gallagher van for the night.

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Episode 12

Survival of the Fittest

Sun, Apr 7, 2013 46 mins

In the Season 3 finale, Fiona and the family throw a surprise party for Lip's high-school graduation; and Frank uses his gambling winnings to take Lip out for a nice dad-lad dinner.

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