Another good episode this week!
It's really a shame everything Fiona's going through because of a single mistake. That scene at her old job with Mike's sister putting her down like that was hard to watch. And her having to rent a cab, then run barefoot in the snow just to make her curfew was pretty pitiful to see too. And she just seems to continue with these bad choices as that last scene suggests - her reuniting with Mike's brother is a very, very bad move. I can understand why she's done so, but he's nothing but bad news.
The whole Lip/Lip's new pretend girlfriend/Mandy/Mandy's crazy, abusive boyfriend storyline is proving to be entertaining. Lip's 'girlfriend' is super controlling, though, and I know he'll get tired of her very soon. That scene with Mandy's boyfriend chasing him through the university was funny, but Mickey seeing Mandy cleaning her bloody face after the boyfriend beat her up was gut-wrenching.
Mandy deserves so much better; she deserves Lip!
I'm not at all fussed with Frank's storyline, to be honest. He can go ahead and die; only then will he make some kind of substantial contribution to the show again. I feel all season his storyline has been the weakest, but at least if he dies, he can salvage some of his season one/two greatness. Yay at Sheila returning. I missed her!
Debbie was completely in the wrong for trying to do that to her ex's current girlfriend. I'm glad the lady showed her she's not to be messed with. Carl finding his female equivalent was refreshing to see, but I think Bonnie is a few notches ahead of him in the whole criminal game. Homegirl is dangerous; I mean, to be robbing banks at - what, 15? - is just CRAY CRAY.
Ian + Mickey = greatness every single time. You know you love a TV couple when one can seduce an in-the-closet, wealthy old man, the second snap a photograph just as the geezer's about to give it to his boyfriend, the two collaboratively rob and blackmail the guy, then when the guy asks to be sucked off, the boyfriend knees him in the groin. I mean, if that's not true love, I don't know what is.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." - James Baldwin