Shameless - Season 5 Finale - Advance Preview: "It Ends With A Bang and You Might Be The Casualty"

Something happens with Mickey, I can’t say, it’s something that may hurt you because this is like a last resort type of situation. The scene leads into the one where Mickey hits his head against the wall with Ian’s photo as featured in the promo. This short scene is powerful, its an emotional breakdown of Mickey’s character and in that moment watching him, I honestly felt so bad for him. Another scene you’ll be glad its short (like this sentence)

Things with Monica aren’t going to get easy, Ian in the back of his mind knows this and he will come to this realisation. Monica’s boyfriend is bad news, the dude has serious anger problems, one word will set him off.
Like last week, Monica had some poignant things to say to Ian, she will have the same in this episode. Theres a scene between them against the backdrop of a starry night sky that in the moment makes Ian realise some things.

Noel Fisher and Cameron Monaghan have a scene together, its going to kill a lot of you, things you want are said and things you don’t are said. Some of the things Mickey says are going to make you ecstatic, it’s what a lot of you have wanted, Noel was brilliant in this scene, the way he said certain words will make many of you happy. Seriously he enunciated his words so smooth. Ian asks Mickey some tough questions regarding his bipolar disorder. Also if you’ve been wondering about those promotional photos where Mickey’s running, its a really touching moment, like love story type of moment. A moment of Ian talking in this scene broke my heart, Cameron Monaghan’s acting is unbelievably good, so effortless, he needs to win an award for his performance this season, this episode alone is beyond award worthy. [x]


Cameron Monaghan deserves so much credit for his portrayal of Ian Gallagher this season. He took on the challenge of playing a mentally ill teenager struggling to accept his condition and he was limited by a lack of adequate screentime and dialogue. Most of Ian’s thoughts and feelings have been revealed through facial expressions and Cam has been nothing less than masterful. He’s done so much with so little and is the main reason that, throughout all of this, Ian Gallagher has remained one of my favorite characters on the show.

I can’t stop thinking about how this breakup is going to effect Mickey. He basically reshaped himself into the boyfriend Ian always wanted. He allowed himself to be vulnerable and show love. He came out. They lived together. They became a family. What will it be like for him to know that he gave 100% of himself and still came of short? That his very best still wasn’t good enough?

You know on some level, he’s never felt like he was good enough for Ian. That he didn’t really deserve this happiness. That this was too good to be true. And now, to his mind, this will prove that he was right all along.