Shameless: Season 5 (2015)


Season 5
Shameless

Critics Consensus

Settling into its fifth year with a irascible sense of fun, Shameless hints that the Gallaghers won't become a functional family unit anytime soon - but audiences will adore them all the same.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Jan 11, 2015

Fiona balances her day job and a crush on her boss; Lip leaves college and begins a job in demolition; Ian helps Svetlana; Veronica begins to work at The Alibi; Kevin acts as a stay-at-home father; Frank unveils a secret project.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2015

Frank tries to talk Sheila out of an offer; Lip has his first day of work; Kev and Svetlana bond; Debbie struggles with friends and boys; Ian plots revenge; Fiona's house arrest ends.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2015

Frank asks Carl to discourage lesbians from buying property; Ian goes on a cleaning spree; Fiona agrees to attend a concert with Davis; Carl finds a hidden talent; Debbie throws a party.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2015

In order to find his insurance payout, Frank must trace the steps of an epic bender through Chicago; Fiona and Gus make a decision; Lip visits Amanda and her family; Carl starts a new job; Ian steals suitcases from baggage claim.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2015

Fiona's announcement plans unravel when a coworker overdoses on heroin; Frank avoids Sammi; Debbie continues training; Mickey asks for Lip's help in dealing with Ian; Kevin is on a mission.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2015

Jimmy's return sends Fiona into chaos; Ian steals Mickey and Svetlana's baby; Sammi takes over the Gallagher house; Debbie starts high school; Veronica decides to separate from Kevin.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2015

Ian finds himself being held at the psych ward; Sammi takes drastic measures to teach Frank a lesson; Fiona makes a decision about romance; Lip's tuition is short; Svetlana moves in with Kev.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2015

Gus tells Fiona he is going on tour; Carl is asked to run drugs to Indiana; Frank wants to get revenge on Sammi; Lip convinces Kev to sell drugs at the dorms; Ian refuses to accept his diagnosis.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2015

Frank has a check up with his doctor, who seems to be losing it; Fiona prepares Carl for his sentencing hearing; Lip sleeps with a professor; Ian wants to get back on his meds; Kev enjoys campus life.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2015

Frank is enjoying his time with Bianca until she thinks he has developed feelings for her, then she leaves him.

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Cast & Crew

William H. Macy
Frank Gallagher

Actor
Emmy Rossum
Fiona Gallagher

Actor
Ethan Cutkosky
Carl Gallagher

Actor
Shanola Hampton
Veronica

Actor
Steve Howey
Kev

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Emma Kenney
Debbie Gallagher

Actor
Cameron Monaghan
Ian Gallagher

Actor
Jeremy Allen White
Lip Gallagher

Actor
Emily Bergi
Sammi Gallagher

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Noel Fisher
Mickey Milkovich

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Joan Cusack
Sheila Jackson

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Dermot Mulroney
Sean Pierce

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Sasha Alexander
Helene Runyon

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Steve Kazee
Gus Pfender

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Michael Reilly Burke
Theo Wallace

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Justin Chatwin
Jimmy

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Alessandra Balazs
Jackie Scabello

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Isidora Goreshter
Svetlana

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Nichole Bloom
Amanda

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Vanessa Bell Calloway
Carol Fisher

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Critic Reviews for Shameless: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Shameless: Season 5

  • Jun 29, 2021
    Thoroughly enjoyed this season, but some of the narratives are getting even more heart wrenching. Carl and Deb really just made me want to scream at times.
  • Aug 04, 2020
    Another great season of Shameless that blended dark and deep drama and funny comedy together perfectly. The writing was astounding, especially Ian's bipolar diagnosis storyline and Ian and Mickey's complicated relationship. The scene where Ian is checked into a psych ward had me balling especially when Mickey and Ian have to say their goodbyes, I just love Mickey and Ian's relationship (one of if not my favorite TV couple of all time) even if it's crazy and complicated and it is so sweet how much Mickey loves and cares about Ian hope everything works out for the characters. The character development was phenomenal especially with Ian, Frank, Mickey, Shelia, Debbie, Lip, Sammi, Fiona, V, Kev, and Svetlana. The acting was exceptional especially Cameron Monaghan's standout committed, powerful, and accurate performance of someone who has to deal with Bipolar Disorder and the hardships that come with being Bipolar as well as other performances from Noel Fisher, Joan Cusack, Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Emily Bergl, Chloe Webb, Isidora Goreshter, Jeremy Allen White, Bojana Novakovic, Nichole Bloom, Shanola Hampton, and Emma Kenney. The chemistry between the cast was top notch as always, just stupendous. The makeup and hairstyling was superb especially on William H. Macy, Emily Bergl, Emma Greenwell, Isidora Goreshter, Bojana Novakovic, Noel Fisher, Nichole Bloom, Chloe Webb, Joan Cusack, Sasha Alexander, Emmy Rossum, Cameron Monaghan, Steve Howey, and Shanola Hampton. Also the music was outstanding. Can't wait to watch the next season and the five others after that.
  • May 01, 2020
    Shameless Season 5 is a great way to kill some time with things that you won't remember in about a week. I've found my relationship with this show unlinke any other. I watched for two seasons tried to get back into it..... Couldn't and now with this pandemic am watching rather rapidly. There's a lot of nudity and sex and fun, but it's just there. There's nothing revolutionary here. William H. Macy has turned into a supporting player and the show is fine. What will Season 6 bring? Ask me in a month!
  • Mar 19, 2020
    They should've ended the show here because the seasons after this starts going down hill.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I miss the old Shameless so much. Amazing season.
  • Mar 11, 2020
    Got hooked on this series in Season 1 and thought it hit its peak end of season 2. Stayed hooked until half way through season 4 when all the different plot lines started to get crazy and really thought season 5 was just trying too hard. I understand the need to portray how bad things happen all the time to poor people but by season 5 it was getting ridiculous and a part of me wanted some reprieve in these characters. Yep sex sells, as apparently that's all poor people do. The writers should have aimed for plot closure by season 7 instead of keeping this going for 10 seasons.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Gallavich are my favourite couple ever!
  • Sep 25, 2019
    One of the best seasons of television of all time.

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