Shameless (2004–2013)

Episode #2.2 

After Frank remembers to tell Kev and Veronica about a phone call, it emerges the couple are receiving a trial adoption.


Peter Lydon


Paul Abbott (creator), Daniel Brocklehurst


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Duff ... Fiona Gallagher
David Threlfall ... Frank Gallagher
James McAvoy ... Steve McBride
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Lip Gallagher
Gerard Kearns ... Ian Gallagher
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Kev Ball
Maxine Peake ... Veronica Fisher
Jack Deam ... Marty Fisher
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Carol Fisher
Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila Jackson (credit only)
Elliott Tittensor ... Carl Gallagher
Rebecca Ryan ... Debbie Gallagher
Anthony Flanagan ... Tony
Joseph Gilgun ... Rico (as Joe Gillgun)
Karen Henthorn ... Marissa Platting


At the Balls' anniversary party Frank takes a call to say they have been accepted as trial foster parents but forgets to tell them until next day when their charge,a weedy little boy named Eric,arrives. Learning he is being bullied at school Kev teaches him to box but the couple's indulgence in hash cakes,one of which makes Eric ill,terminates the arrangement. Tony has evidence of Steve's car thefts caught on CCTV. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Crime | Drama



Release Date:

11 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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Frank Gallagher: [Frank and Kev are watching Kev and Veronica's foster kid Eric through the school gates because they suspect he is being bullied. Frank spots a woman eyeing them suspiciously] You can take that look off your mush, you sour-faced bitch. We're fucking parents not perverts!
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