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Shameless: Season 1

1x01 Episode 1
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  • 2004-01-13T22:00:00+00:00 on Channel 4
  • 48 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama

Fiona Gallagher struggles to raise her five younger siblings after her mother leaves and her father hits the bottle, but her life is changed by the arrival of wheeler-dealer Steve.
[Source: Radio Times]
On a night out with neighbor Veronica Fisher, Fiona Gallagher's bag is stolen and handsome stranger Steve McBride chases after the thief. While he isn't successful in capturing the thief, he does succeed in capturing the eye of Fiona, and she invites him home to not only engage in passionate sex but also to meet the rest of the Gallagher family. Lip Gallagher discovers a hidden folder full of gay magazines belonging to brother Ian Gallagher and attempts to "test" him with a trip to Karen Jackson's (whom has presently been giving Lip oral sex in exchange for tuition) house but things don't go according to plan when Karen's dad Eddie walks in and realizes whats going on. After chasing Lip and Ian away Eddie returns to collect his stuff and storms out leaving wife Sheila Jackson heart broken. Lip gets Karen's verdict on her earlier test on Ian and the results disappoint him. Steve attempts to win Fiona's heart with a new washing machine, but soon realizes she can't be bought. Lip is furious when he discovers his brother has been sleeping with a married man, who happens to have kids. Steve comes clean with Fiona about how he really earns his living after taking her out for a meal and finally wins her over. Lip has a heart to heart with Ian and accepts the fact that he's definitely gay.

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