Shameless: 20 Issues That Don’t Make Sense About Fiona And Jimmy’s Relationship

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Within the very first episode of Showtime’s fashionable comedy-drama collection Shameless, viewers acquired to see Fiona Gallagher meet and rapidly fall for Steve Wilton, a gorgeous and seemingly profitable man who had tried to cease a thief from stealing her purse. Fiona spent most of her life elevating her youthful siblings in a crowded and loopy family, so Steve’s willingness to place her wants first for a change and his unimaginable generosity made it appear to be he was simply what she wanted.

Over time, Steve revealed that his identify was really Jimmy Lishman, and that his fortune was really amassed by stealing vehicles. Jimmy and Fiona’s relationship rapidly grew to become rocky, as Jimmy’s lies continued to stack up and Fiona’s tendency to overextend herself and must deal with her household’s numerous points saved her from ever giving her boyfriend the eye and help he wished.

Since Ian Gallagher’s character lately earned a comparatively blissful ending together with his Season 1 boyfriend Mickey Milkovich, numerous followers hope Fiona will equally find yourself with Jimmy earlier than Emmy Rossum leaves Shameless in Season 9 beneath the idea that also they are soulmates. Nevertheless, this couple’s historical past has been full of drama and unsolvable points, and it would not be proper for the collection’ writers to mindlessly throw them again collectively for mere fanservice after they’re positively higher aside.

Listed below are 20 Issues That Don’t Make Sense About Fiona And Jimmy’s Relationship.

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20 JIMMY’S HYPOCRITICAL INTRODUCTION

Jimmy proves that there actually is not any honor amongst thieves. Whereas watching Fiona Gallagher dance at a nightclub, he noticed her purse get stolen and instantly chased after the robber. He was unsuccessful in his try to cease the prison, however Jimmy was made out to be a hero for making an attempt and his momentary the Aristocracy helped him slide into Fiona’s life and coronary heart.

Sadly, Jimmy wasn’t fairly the knight in shining armor that he was initially made out to be. He was knowledgeable thief himself, and as a substitute of stealing purses, he really made a dwelling stealing vehicles. Jimmy did appear to really love Fiona and need to assist the Gallagher household, however on the finish of the day, he was simply one other prison who threatened to make their already chaotic lives much more sophisticated.

19 FIONA ACTUALLY WANTED JIMMY TO BE A CRIMINAL

Fiona has by no means been capable of keep a wholesome relationship with somebody who was really proper for her and good for her household. Mike Pratt was nice together with her siblings, had a steady job and was exceptionally pleasant, however she ruined her relationship with Mike by being with his manipulative brother. Her marriage with Gus was going nice, proper up till she had a quick one evening with Jimmy. She practically married Sean, regardless that she knew he was a former addict with a prison historical past.

Fiona’s development of constructing unhealthy relationship choices all began with Jimmy Lishman. She wasn’t interested in him when she thought he was a rich businessman, however as quickly as he revealed that he makes a dwelling stealing vehicles, she out of the blue wished to be with him. When he determined to present that life as much as develop into a health care provider, they broke up.

18 JIMMY GAVE AWAY THE HOUSE HE BOUGHT FIONA

Jimmy wasn’t afraid to blow all of his hard-earned automobile theft cash to make Fiona blissful. He purchased her every little thing she wanted to make life within the Gallagher home simpler, and when that also wasn’t sufficient to fulfill his girlfriend, he spontaneously purchased the home subsequent door so she may lastly have a little bit of freedom and privateness from her siblings. It was an extremely romantic and considerate gesture, however the home sadly did not keep in his and Fiona’s possession for very lengthy.

In an try to preserve Tony Markovich from arresting him for grand theft auto, Jimmy merely gave his rival for Fiona’s coronary heart the home. Tony already stated he would not flip Jimmy in if he simply left city, so this was an illogical transfer that stripped Fiona of a present he had promised her.

17 FIONA COULDN’T MAKE UP HER MIND ABOUT JIMMY

Most individuals in wholesome relationships by no means doubt whether or not or not they need to be collectively. Followers appear to assume that Jimmy is Fiona’s soulmate and hope they get again collectively earlier than Emmy Rossum leaves the collection, however Fiona herself has by no means been positive about Jimmy.

When Jimmy returned to Chicago after fleeing the town within the first season, Fiona was torn on whether or not or not she ought to give him a second likelihood. She messed round with him in a rest room whereas she was on a date with one other man, however instantly regretted it and led him on for weeks. When she was married to Gus, she slept with Jimmy as quickly as he got here again to city, however they broke up shortly after.

16 JIMMY TOOK IN LIP JUST TO UPSET FIONA

When Jimmy got here again to Chicago, he instantly tried to get Fiona again. She initially refused to renew their relationship as a result of Jimmy was now married to Estefania and she or he nonetheless did not forgive him for leaving her within the first place, so Jimmy needed to make the most of some sketchy techniques to slip his means again into Fiona’s life.

Jimmy tried to assist out across the Gallagher home and drive Fiona’s siblings round city, within the hopes that Fiona would develop into reliant on him and determine she wanted him. When that did not work, he let Lip keep at his condo after Fiona kicked him out for dropping out of highschool, understanding that this could anger Fiona and pressure her to lastly have a dialog with him. Good boyfriends do not must resort to this degree of emotional manipulation.

15 EVEN THE WRITERS STRUGGLED TO BRING THEM BACK TOGETHER

Jimmy’s makes an attempt to get again with Fiona upon returning to Chicago did not fairly work out, so the Shameless writers needed to provide you with different methods to pressure the previous couple to work together. That is when Fiona’s good friend Jasmine invited each Jimmy and his new spouse Estefania to a celebration she was internet hosting on a fling’s boat.

There are numerous the reason why this did not make any sense. Jasmine knew that Jimmy broke Fiona’s coronary heart when he first left city, knew that Jimmy was now married, and knew that her greatest good friend did not need to see him. Jasmine additionally had a secret crush on Fiona, and kissed her at that very same get together. She defined that she contacted Jimmy in regards to the get together to attempt to get them again collectively, but when Jasmine cared about Fiona or wished to be together with her, she should not have invited him.

14 FIONA BARELY CARED ABOUT WHAT JIMMY WAS UP TO

When Jimmy first revealed to Fiona that he made all of his cash stealing vehicles, she by no means actually expressed any form of concern that her boyfriend would get caught in the future and discover himself behind bars. She was too busy worrying about her siblings and problematic father to actually fear about Jimmy or preserve tabs on what he was as much as.

When she got here throughout Jimmy burning his personal garments in entrance of the Gallagher home late one night, she did not even assume to query why he was doing that. He had simply been pressured to do endure one thing terrible and appeared traumatized as he set fireplace to his garments, however Fiona was too targeted on different issues to note or ask if he was okay.

13 JIMMY WAS NEVER OPEN ABOUT ESTEFANIA

Jimmy’s marriage to Estefania was an entire sham. A prison had pressured Jimmy to marry his daughter so she may legally reside within the US, and repeatedly threatened to finish Jimmy’s life if he did not sustain the charade and make their relationship appear actual to authorities officers.

For some motive, Jimmy wasn’t simply open in regards to the reasoning for his marriage to Estefania with Fiona, even after they lastly began relationship once more. Fiona had no clue how a lot hazard Jimmy was in from Estefania’s father Nando and his henchmen, so when he disappeared for the second time after being pressured onto Nando’s boat, it was an entire shock.

12 FIONA ONLY CARES ABOUT HER OWN PROBLEMS

As the first guardian of all of her siblings, Fiona at all times had rather a lot on her plate and she or he did not have a lot out there free time to spend speaking to Jimmy or serving to him resolve his points the way in which he continually consoled and helped her. Jimmy by no means actually expressed any feelings about this neglect till he came upon his father was divorcing his mom and was having an affair with Ian Gallagher.

Jimmy desperately wished to speak to his girlfriend about this stunning revelation, however she was too busy and targeted on her family drama to spend even a couple of minutes discussing Jimmy’s father points with him. Jimmy then lastly referred to as Fiona out on her selfishness, beginning a battle that they by no means actually resolved.

11 JIMMY NEVER REACTED WELL TO FIGHTS WITH FIONA

All {couples} battle from time to time, however wholesome {couples} positively do not react to arguments as poorly as Jimmy at all times appeared to react to fights with Fiona. When he yelled at Fiona for at all times solely caring about her personal issues and by no means reserving any time to speak about his, Jimmy simply tried to fake the battle by no means occurred and the couple moved on with out resolving this evident problem. When he acquired particularly offended, he selected to get revenge on Fiona by being with one other lady.

Jimmy and Estefania have been solely collectively on paper, however at any time when he and Fiona had points, he messed round together with his spouse to launch a few of his stress and anger. He at all times maintained that he solely liked Fiona and expressed some regret for his infidelity, but when he actually cared about her, he would not have achieved that within the first place.

10 THEY DIDN’T MAKE PLANS FOR THEIR FUTURE TOGETHER

Earlier than Jimmy was pressured to depart Fiona for the second time, he thought of placing an finish to his lifetime of crime and going again to medical faculty in Michigan. He requested Fiona if she and the opposite Gallaghers wish to go away Chicago with him, however Fiona quickly came upon that he submitted an utility for a studio condo. He by no means really wished Fiona’s siblings to come back alongside and be a part of them of their recent begin.

Fiona was blissful for Jimmy when he revealed his plans to get his life again so as, however as soon as she found the reality about his need to take Fiona away from her household, they acquired into an enormous battle. Fiona identified that they by no means made choices collectively, and Jimmy was unable to argue in opposition to that reality.

9 JIMMY DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY CONTACT FIONA WHEN HE CAME BACK TO CHICAGO

The second time Jimmy reappeared in Chicago after months of no contact with Fiona, he determined in opposition to instantly approaching her and begging her to take him again. As an alternative, he requested his mysterious good friend Angela to spy on Fiona for him to see whether or not or not she was blissful or entered into a brand new relationship since his disappearance. Angela repeatedly appeared at Fiona’s restaurant to maintain tabs on her till Jimmy lastly determined to disclose that he was again.

Jimmy by no means actually defined why he waited so lengthy to strategy Fiona, or why he continued to pursue her after he came upon she was married to Gus. If he actually cared about her, he would have simply stayed out of her life upon discovering that she was lastly transferring on and in an excellent place in life.

8 THEY NEVER ACTUALLY SORTED OUT THEIR ISSUES

All through Fiona and Jimmy’s off-again, on-again relationship, they expressed quite a lot of points with one another that by no means really acquired mounted. Fiona was completely proper that Jimmy did not ever embrace her when making huge choices. Jimmy was proper that Fiona solely appeared to care about her personal issues and could not be there for him when he wished to vent about his father.

They at all times appeared to get proper again collectively after main arguments, however not one of the issues that have been introduced up throughout their main arguments ever acquired resolved. Good {couples} are capable of forgive and overlook their companions’ minor indiscretions and failings, however they do not simply ignore evident points of their relationships they means Fiona and Jimmy at all times do.

7 FIONA SACRIFICED A HEALTHY MARRIAGE FOR HIM

Shameless followers have been stunned when Fiona broken her wonderful relationship with Mike Pratt past restore to sneak round together with his rebellious and manipulative brother Robbie, however that wasn’t the final time she’d sabotage her personal love life. A number of years later, she spontaneously married Gus Pfender and the 2 of them appeared to be very blissful and in love till Fiona determined to be with Jimmy once more.

Jimmy had already damaged Fiona’s coronary heart and deserted her with out warning twice, however at any time when he got here again to city, Fiona simply could not assist however leap proper again into mattress with him. She instantly regretted dishonest on Gus and informed Jimmy that she wished to be together with her new husband, however the injury was achieved and Fiona discovered herself alone as soon as once more.

6 JIMMY REPEATEDLY LIES TO FIONA

Jimmy has lied to Fiona ever because the very first day they met on the primary episode of Shameless. He launched himself as Steve when he was actually Jimmy and he let Fiona consider he was a profitable businessman when he was actually a automobile thief. Later within the relationship, he hid the reality about his dealings with Estefania’s drug lord father from Fiona for causes unknown. When he returned to Chicago a number of months later, he had taken on yet one more new id, and his good friend Angela knew him as “Jack.”

Jimmy appears to be a routine liar, as he additionally let his household consider he was away at medical faculty when he was really again in Chicago stealing vehicles. There’s actually no motive to consider he’ll ever change.

5 HE EXPECTED DEBBIE TO LIE TO FIONA FOR HIM

When Debbie Gallagher noticed a suggestive textual content on Steve’s cellphone from one other lady, she took it upon herself to research and see if her sister’s boyfriend had a secret second relationship. Her sleuthing took her to Candace Lishman’s house, the place she came upon that Steve was really Jimmy Lishman, Candace’s son.

Candace had no clue that Jimmy had taken up a brand new id and was dwelling in Chicago. When Jimmy walked into his childhood house and located Debbie there ready for him, he instantly begged her to not inform Fiona who he actually was. For weeks, he pressured Debbie to mislead her personal sister and gave her presents in change for her silence.

4 THEY NEVER REALLY TREAT EACH OTHER LIKE PARTNERS

It is vital for {couples} to deal with one another like companions. {Couples} are imagined to run monetary choices by one another, even when one particular person in a relationship makes more cash than the opposite. They’re imagined to make plans for the long run collectively, they usually’re imagined to be there for one another throughout each the nice occasions and the unhealthy.

Jimmy and Fiona might have been a enjoyable couple to look at, however they by no means handled one another like true companions. Jimmy at all times purchased no matter he thought Fiona wanted with out asking her first. He utilized for a studio condo in Michigan earlier than asking Fiona if she’d go away her brothers and sister to be with him. When Jimmy lastly wanted Fiona to help him emotionally the way in which he was at all times there for her, she failed to take action.

3 FIONA LOVED BEING SPOILED, BUT WASN’T APPRECIATIVE

Fiona at all times claimed that she was capable of deal with caring for herself and her siblings all on her personal, however deep down, she actually loved the way in which Jimmy continually pampered and offered for her. She ultimately accepted the washer he gifted her after their first evening collectively, she by no means turned down Jimmy’s gives to assist out round the home, and she or he was very happy to simply accept the home he gave her. But for some motive, she by no means correctly thanked Jimmy for his fixed generosity.

Thanking Jimmy would have required Fiona to confess that she may use some assist, and Fiona at all times refuses to depend on anybody aside from herself. So she opted to look unappreciative at any time when Jimmy did one thing to attempt to make her blissful.

2 FIONA ONLY REACHED HER POTENTIAL ONCE HE WAS GONE

In current seasons of Shameless, Fiona has lastly began to get her life collectively. She made a giant gamble shopping for an previous laundromat, however she rapidly made a big revenue on that buy and was ready to make use of the cash she made to purchase a whole condo constructing.

After years of struggling to discover a good job or approach to help her household, Fiona acquired her life on monitor. That by no means would have occurred if she was nonetheless with Jimmy, as a result of Jimmy’s fixed pampering saved her from having the drive to hustle to generate income. With out Jimmy in her life, Fiona was pressured to push herself to her potential. She simply appears to be at her greatest when he is not within the image.

1 JIMMY WAS ALWAYS INDECISIVE ABOUT WHAT HE WANTED

Jimmy Lishman simply cannot appear to determine what he desires. He resented his mother and father’ dream of him changing into a rich and profitable physician, however he requested Fiona to maneuver with him to Michigan so he may return to medical faculty. He liked the chaos of the Gallagher home and loved offering for Fiona and her siblings, however in a second of anger, he referred to as her house a slum and implied that he deserved higher. When he returned to Chicago for a second time to win Fiona again, he spied on her for weeks earlier than saying his arrival.

Exterior of understanding that he desires to be with Fiona, Jimmy does not know a lot else about his future or what roads he desires to soak up life. Even when he and Fiona are supposed to be collectively, they’ve a variety of self-exploration to do earlier than they are often in a wholesome, steady relationship with one another

What different features of Jimmy and Fiona’s relationship do not make any sense on Shameless? Do you assume they’re destined to be collectively? Tell us within the feedback!

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