Shameless Season 8 Episode 2 Review: Where's My Meth?

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Being a landlady may be a good thing for her career, but Fiona learned the hard way on Shameless Season 8 Episode 2 that a good landlady is only as good as the tenants she gets to take up residence. 

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Nessa was the only one paying her rent on time, and it meant Fiona had to go on the job to get some results. The tenants were even worse than I first thought. 

Fiona's New Business Idea - Shameless Season 8 Episode 2

Fiona would be wise to evict everyone aside from Nessa and start afresh. Reeling Debbie in on her plan to serve an eviction notice got the job done, but there will likely be a plot involving one of the tenants suing her. 

I'm still getting a vibe that Fiona is going to turn out to be more than friends with Nessa, and it seems like a random direction to take the character of Fiona. All of Fiona's relationships with men have ended in tears, so it would not be surprising if she decided to try dating women. 

After hating on Frank's latest redemption arc, I loved it during "Where's My Meth?" Getting a job was a big milestone for him and getting to see him doing everything to make sure he succeeded was pretty great. 

Joining the Workforce - Shameless

Every other person in the building wanted to get injured so they could get some easy money, but not Frank. It was difficult to take his claims about Monica being the one to blame for the crazy things going on with him seriously. 

But, he's proving viewers wrong and has already managed to secure himself a little promotion. Does that mean he's a good person now? There's no way to tell, but his recent actions have been encouraging. 

Wouldn't it be great if he proved everyone wrong and managed to become an upstanding citizen? Hell would probably freeze over before it happened, but time will tell. 

Frank Has a Job - Shameless Season 8 Episode 2

Lip getting the drugs delivered with the pizza was a silly move. I thought he was over all of it after Shameless Season 8 Episode 1. It was a good change of pace to have him breaking back into the house to get rid of the drugs. 

It's just a shame that seeing Charlie at the meeting made him realize what he did was wrong. It will be interesting to see how Sierra reacts to the news that Lip and Charlie are on good terms. 

She has feelings for both of the men, but would she really be able to handle them being civil to each other? That will be an exciting thing to watch over the next few episodes. 

At first, I thought Lip's actions were a big step backward for him, but he managed to pull it back in the end and recognized that he was the one in the wrong by putting Charlie in the presence of drugs. 

Nothing ever stays a secret on the Southside, so this seems poised to come out just when things seem to be going great between the trio. 

I can't be the only one who was shocked to the core with the revelation that the meth was not Monica's. That man appearing in the storage unit was well-executed. 

He knows what Carl and Ian look like now, and considering the value of the drugs that have mostly already been sold; he is not going to give up the fight to get all of it back. 

Will this provide the perfect moment for Frank to pitch in with some of the money he has earned from work? We need to know the man's connection to Monica before concluding Monica's true motives before she died. 

It's surprising she didn't mention him, but with Monica, there's always an ulterior motive, so there's also the possibility that the man was her boyfriend before she passed away. 

Kev and V are Back Behind the Bar! - Shameless Season 8 Episode 2

Kev's storyline continued to be a gem. His support group meetings as he prepared for his cancer surgery were fun because we all he loves to make everything fun. 

It was great that he and V had the bar back. Everything felt so right about them being back behind the bar, but Svetlana is going to return before long and wreak some more havoc for them. 

"Where's My Meth?" was another excellent episode of this Showtime drama. Everything about it was great from start to finish, and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us. 

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Where's My Meth? Review

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Shameless Season 8 Episode 2 Quotes

What you are looking at Mr. Adeebis... a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.

Frank

Lip: I gotta figure out a way to get Sierra to see what a phony Charlie is.
Frank: Dangle a carrot. Once an addict, always an addict.