'Shameless' : Season 3: Episode 12 - Directing a Scene (VIDEO)
Shameless Director Mark Mylod discusses filming the season 3 finale.
Most of Shameless' season 3 finale, 'Survival of the Fittest' was bittersweet. Beginning with Fiona's desperate attempts to contact Jimmy, whose phone is at the bottom of Lake Michigan, as Jimmy himself may be, to Lip getting his high school diploma and finding out he has a full ride to MIT--for which he thanks Mandy. Then we had Ian forging an ID for himself, saying he's 18 y.o. old and joining the Army. Karen, Jody and baby Hymie packed up for Arizona and left Sheila an empty-nester. More bitter than sweet, is that the love that both Debs and Carl have for their their wayward father is as strong as ever as Frank's years of drugging and drinking catch up to him and he lands, seriously ill, in the hospital.
The video above dissects the scene with Carl making his way to his dad's hospital room in the dark of a wintery Chicago night, in hopes of helping Frank to heal.
Read on for a short excerpt of the excellent interview with Emmy Rossum (Fiona) in which she talks of if Jimmy and Fiona are really over and the making of that memorable coffeehouse scene that preceded his disappearance.
“I take it that at the end of Episode 11, you’re to assume that he got on the boat and he’s not coming back,” says star Emmy Rossum. “We saw what happened to the last person who got on that boat. Remember? The first guy in the first episode, they chopped him up and they threw him off the boat.” Given that Beto tossed Jimmy’s phone in the water, Rossum believes there are only two options: “We’re supposed to assume that Jimmy is either gone to work for the family down in Brazil, or he’s done in Chicago.” With her boyfriend MIA and not returning her calls, Fiona will be “very worried” and will blame herself for driving him away, especially after the way they left things during their epic coffeehouse clash. “...she will assume in Episode 12 that she caused this. She hasn’t heard from him. They had a big fight. She said, ‘Don’t come home,’ and now he’s not calling her back. So she will think that she basically told him to [leave]... not that he is involved with all these gangsters. She doesn’t know any of that.” Whatever happens to Jimmy – and it remains a mystery even to the actress, who says the series shot different takes for his storyline – “it’s a pretty big turning point” for the character.
'That's all she wrote.'— Justin Chatwin (@Justingchatwin) April 8, 2013
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Screencaps from the Shameless season 3 finale after the jump!