Watching Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum) hit rock bottom just makes me wonder just how much alcoholism is a family trait rather than a conscious choice. That can be argued. The fact is that Fiona, for a spell, turned into her father Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy).
In the last Shameless episode, Lip Gallagher (Jeremy Allen White) kicked Fiona out of the house in order to force her into sobriety. He told her best friend Veronica “V” Ball (Shanola Hampton) to leave her on the streets if she really loved Fiona. To be fair, V does own a bar, so she would only be enabling her. However, the pettiness in me made me think: really Lip? You’re mad at Fiona when she took care of you when your shitty parents refused to? Oh! you forgot when you were pissing on walls and messed up your chances of being the first Gallagher to finish college?