Thankfully, the episode ended with Tami coming to help work on the South Side house that he rented without telling her. With the big season finale and recent news that season 11 premiering this summer will be the last , EW chatted with showrunner John Wells about everything Shameless.
We want to make certain that we see real weddings, with anybody who is prepared to make that life commitment, whether they are gay, straight, transgender, whoever. Considering how accepting the Gallaghers have been, did it seem important to showcase the negative side of what that can look like? It was important to acknowledge that there are people who have oppositions and that those people need to be made fun of.
I think that those people would prefer you take them on violently, but if you ridicule someone it is the most damaging thing that you can do to their position, because you think their position is ridiculous, which is why we did it the way we did. Fans have long been super invested in Gallavich, so was there any extra pressure to really do this momentous event justice? So as soon as they both agreed to come back, then we knew we wanted to do it. Why is that his mindset?
He thinks that he can step up and be that responsible patriarch that they never had, that Frank has never provided for them. After his big fight with Tami, Lip has a few drinks. Why was this the moment for you guys to explore that?
And is that something that will have ramifications moving forward? Moving beyond this episode specifically, it was recently announced that the show was ending after one more season. I love this show. But Showtime really felt that it was their time to end doing the show.
It took almost seven years to get the show made in the first place, so I never thought I would make it this long. They were just ready to be done. With the cast, we never had a conversation with Bill [Macy] or anyone else about whether they wanted to stay longer because Showtime let us know that they were ready to close up shop.
Do you already have an endgame for the show in mind? A year ago, it was Fiona leaving and we had the family all back together at the end, and that could have been a perfectly satisfying ending to the series. And this year, we did it with the wedding and everyone together again, and that could have been the last episode of the series, too.
You mention having the family together, so that makes me wonder if that will include Fiona. With it being the final season, do you plan on trying to get Emmy Rossum to come back , at least briefly? Shameless boss on Showtime's decision to end the show, hopes for an Emmy Rossum return. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. TV Show. Close Streaming Options. Image zoom.
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