In episode 3, “Weirdo Gallagher Complex” we see some major changes in the lives of the Gallagher clan!
Fiona is excited for her business meeting, so she can finalize the deal for the commercial property. However, when Ford starts acting weird about her meeting and even asks if he can tag along, she starts to question why he wants to be in a serious relationship now? After a long day, she arrives back at her apartment to find a trail of condoms leading to her apartment with a very naked Ford waiting to apologize.
Ian, still confused as to why God has suddenly stopped talking to him, goes in search for answers. First he visits a Buddhist temple, then a Jewish synagogue and finally a christian church. After not getting the answers he was looking for, he goes home defeated.
Debbi starts spending more time with her work friend, Alex. They vandalize cars of the guys from work by welding metal penises to the hoods. One day after being at work together, they have a steamy make out session in the bathroom and Debbi begins to wonder if she is in fact gay.
Lip gets a call from the hospital that Xan has broken her arm. After rushing to her side, the nurse informs him they can only release her to a parent or guardian. He asks Brad to pretend he’s Xan’s father, but Brad refuses. This leaves Lip with two options. He can wait for DCFS to arrive and take Xan away, or he can create a distraction and sneak her out of the hospital. He unplugs a machine and carries the little girl back to the Gallagher house.
Carl enlists V to help him get a recommendation for West Point. The congressman he needs the recommendation from (goes by the name Wubby) used to be one of V’s clients when she was a dominatrix, so she gets out her old whip and pays him a visit. By the end of the episode Wubby hands Carl his ticket to West Point. Go V!
Frank, now campaigning for a politician named Mo White, is hitting the streets hard to get him elected. That is, until he finds out that Mo has an ankle bracelet for sleeping with a 15-year-old girl. Frank just wishes he would keep his mouth shut about it.
The youngest Gallagher, Liam, is now attending public school. After a large girls threatens to beat him up, he makes a deal with an even larger kid to do his homework in exchange for protection.
Every episode brings us deeper into the lives of this island of misfit toys. What will happen next for the family? Find out in episode 4 of shameless!