On Showtime’s Shameless, Frank Gallagher leaves his oldest daughter Fiona to hold down the house. She’s the women of the house – donning the proverbial apron and making sure her younger siblings do their chores, keep a relatively clean house and get enough to eat. It’s a difficult position for Fiona to be in as she takes the full responsibility of raising her siblings, but that’s usually where the humor of the series comes in!
In Episode 4 of the first season, Debbie (the middle Gallagher) becomes depressed after her aunt’s passing and decides to steal a toddler from a birthday party and dress him up as a girl. It’s going to be up to Fiona and the rest of the siblings to come up with a plan to somehow return the boy to his family and not get in trouble with the police – who are aware the child is missing.
In promotion of the release of Season 1 on DVD, we wanted to ask fans – Have you ever felt a similar weight that Fiona felt in this episode, like the entire world is on your shoulders? One where the weight of a certain job falls to you, even though you are not the one designated to take on the task?
We’re pretty sure most people have had a job at some point in their life where they’ve had to take on duties that weren’t their responsibility, because if they didn’t do it then it just wouldn’t get done. Granted, those situations are not to the degree of Fiona’s situation having to raise her family, but at some point – we’ve all had to take on responsibilities that weren’t supposed to be ours.
Can you relate with Fiona? Share your comments and/or stories with us below, and help to support the release of Shameless: Season 1 on DVD!
Disclaimer: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Shameless Season One on DVD.