Shameless Finale Joins Listing of Most Controversial TV Endings


The sequence ended its 11-season run on April 11, 2021. Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is recognized with the coronavirus in a hospital and shortly dies whereas on a ventilator—a most harrowing cautionary scene amid the present pandemic. The character, who hardly ever wore a masks, was initially hospitalized after displaying extra extreme signs of his alcohol-related dementia and after struggling a suspected suicide try by overdose.

As he passes away, he imagines himself rising up above the rooftops whereas sitting in a chair in his hospital robe as he narrates a letter, full of phrases of “recommendation,” that he left for his household. Within the post-credits, his physique, saturated with ingested alcohol, is cremated, with explosive outcomes.

Regardless of a lot hope amongst followers, Emmy Rossum, who left the present in season 9 in 2019, didn’t return for the finale to reprise her function of Frank’s eldest daughter Fiona Gallagher. Nonetheless, outdated footage of her was included in brief household flashbacks skilled by Frank. 

Except for his remaining accession, the finale additionally left much more up within the air: Lip (Jeremy Allen White) will get a suggestion to promote the household’s house and hopes to start out a brand new life with Tami (Kate Miner), their son Freddie and his brother Liam (Christian Isaiah). Debs (Emma Kenney) plans on transferring to Texas along with her daughter Franny (Paris Newton) and a brand new girlfriend. Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) settle for their new yuppie life-style. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) embraces a brand new place within the police division that may permit him to remain true to himself. Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) plan a transfer to Kentucky.

One factor does conclude properly: Lip is acknowledged for stepping up and doing what Frank by no means succeeded in doing for his household.

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