10 Veronica Mars Characters Sorted Into Their Hogwarts Houses

Part Nancy Drew, part Dawson’s Creek noir, Veronica Mars was a breath of fresh air when it debuted on the now-defunct UPN in 2004. It ran for two seasons on the network before UPN and WB merged to create the CW, where the show had one more season.

The series followed the title character while she attended high school in Neptune, a small California town. At one time she was part of the in-crowd, but the murder of her best friend and her father’s fall from grace as the local Sherriff made her the target of harassment at school. While she moonlighted as an assistant to her private eye father, Veronica also had to survive the high school social scene.

With so many mysteries and criminal activity, fans would be quick to think Veronica Mars was full of Neptune residents that belonged in Slytherin – the Hogwarts house of the ambitious and sneaky. They wouldn’t be wrong. There are also plenty of Hufflepuffs (the loyal and hardworking), Ravenclaws (the logical and knowledge-seeking), and even a Gryffindor (the brave and the reckless).

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10 Wallace Fennel: Hufflepuff

The audience’s first glimpse of Wallace was a kid duct-taped to a flagpole. Veronica cut him down, and from that moment, a beautiful friendship was born.

That friendship gave the audience a hint at what Wallace’s Hogwarts house was destined to be: Hufflepuff. Wallace was always willing to do favors for Veronica, no matter how much trouble he could get in. How many permanent files did he “borrow” from the school’s administrative office for Veronica? The rest of us lost count.

Wallace also put his mother and his little brother first. He ran back into a house with a gas leak so they wouldn’t have to. Wallace also got Keith Mars to get rid of his mom’s troublesome tenant to keep his family safe.

9 Stosh Piznarski: Ravenclaw

Piz was pretty straightforward with his feelings and his actions when he joined Veronica Mars in season three. He wasn’t one of the people jumping into the mysteries or the fights. Those ideas rule him out as Slytherin or Gryffindor. His loyalty could land him in Hufflepuff, but his logical attitude leans more toward Ravenclaw – as does his encyclopedic knowledge of music.

Piz was one of the few characters introduced later in Veronica Mars who could keep up with Veronica’s wit. He wasn’t quite at her level when it came to working out mysteries, though he was pretty great at reading human behavior. Ravenclaw is the best fitting house.

8 Duncan Kane: Slytherin

Compared to his peer group in the early episodes of the series, Duncan seemed like a good guy. He wasn’t bullying his classmates, and he wasn’t rubbing his status in anyone’s face. The difference was that Duncan, as Veronica later pointed out, spent his time “standing idly by” while everyone else performed horrific acts. That inaction showed Duncan’s desire to preserve his status, just like a true Slytherin.

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Duncan also was intent on covering up the events surrounding his sister’s murder – even though he didn’t know what they were. Gaps existed in his memory when he found her body, gaps made more likely as a result of his type of epilepsy and the antidepressants he took. When a hallucination of Lilly made him believe he might uncover more while off his meds, he promptly began taking them again. Duncan wanted to hide the truth (even from himself) to protect him from the fact that he might have killed his sister.

7 Lilly Kane: Hufflepuff

Though the audience never got to see her in action in the present storyline, it was clear that Lilly Kane was the family wild child. Veronica’s memories of her made her sound like a master manipulator, but that wasn’t entirely true. Lilly was good at keeping secrets and going after what she wanted. Ultimately, her motivation was always her relationship with her best friend. Lilly was a surprising Hufflepuff.

Despite Veronica not being one of the rich kids, Lilly made sure she was never left out of the biggest parties. She supported Veronica when her boyfriend and his friends teased her. Lilly even protected her from secrets that could harm her, like Duncan believing Veronica was their half-sister. She didn’t betray her brother’s trust, and she also didn’t hurt Veronica with the information. Lilly did her best to do what she thought was right for both of them.

6 Weevil Navarro: Hufflepuff

Another surprising Hufflepuff in Veronica Mars came in the form of Eli Navarro AKA Weevil. Weevil might have broken a lot of laws in his day, but he lived his life by a code. He protected those who helped him out. Weevil never went after those who couldn’t defend themselves – unless they were a snitch. Eli’s trouble-making ways came as a result of his loyalty to the PCH motorcycle gang and providing for his family. He still wanted to make his grandmother proud by graduating high school, and he even confessed to a crime he didn’t commit to keep his grandmother from out of jail.

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Weevil also kept Lilly’s secrets so her reputation wouldn’t be ruined, and refused to get Logan in trouble on multiple occasions, even though their relationship had never been the greatest.

5 Jackie Cook: Slytherin

Before she was a Valkyrie or a member of the Men In Black, Tessa Thompson was the daughter of a Neptune baseball player. She played Jackie for season two of Veronica Mars.

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Jackie was a new addition to Neptune High. She moved to spend more time with her father. Veronica always suspected there was something fishy in her life even though the two became friends. The truth was that Jackie’s mother was a waitress in New York who had a one night stand with a famous baseball player. Jackie also had a son her mother was raising. Though Jackie wanted so badly to be more than just a waitress, she moved back to New York to raise her son and be there for her mother. She exhibited some serious Hufflepuff tendencies even though her scheming, social climbing, and pragmatic approach to life in Neptune make her a Slytherin.

4 Cindy Mackenzie: Ravenclaw

Mac was Neptune’s resident computer genius. She never met a system she couldn’t hack into. Could she be anything other than a Ravenclaw?

Mac went through some serious trauma over the course of the show. She discovered she was switched at birth with another infant. Her first serious boyfriend turned out to be psychotic. Mac just couldn’t catch a break. Like the people she remained close with (Veronica and Wallace) in the series though, Mac didn’t let her traumas stop her from searching for truth. She kept expanding her knowledge of technology and helping Veronica with difficult cases whenever she could.

3 Logan Echolls: Gryffindor

Quick to jump to conclusions, reckless, and never met a fight he could just walk away from. That hot-tempered personality of Logan’s is a perfect fit for a Gryffindor who loves to be at the center of attention.

At first glance, Logan Echolls didn’t seem like a brave and noble guy. He constantly made fun of Veronica and used his rich kid status to get himself out of trouble. All of that attitude was a mask for his unhappiness. When push came to shove, Logan routinely tried to do what he thought was the right thing. He confessed to a prank to make sure Weevil didn’t get expelled, routinely covered for his friends, and assisted in investigations. As he and Veronica grew closer, he even saved her life a time or two.

2 Dick Casablancas: Hufflepuff

Dick Casablancas, like most of the 09ers, didn’t give the audience the best first impression. Like all the guys from the prestigious 90909 zip code, he relied on his privilege to escape any kind of trouble. He also participated in a lot of the bullying in Neptune High, which might be why it’s surprising to see him as a Hufflepuff.

Dick was the kind of guy who goes along with the crowd. If his friends were doing something stupid, he was right there in the thick of it. He only acted so horrible because so many of his friends did – not to mention his father. Most of his behavior was learned by the examples set for him. He did have one huge spot of loyalty. For Logan Echolls, Dick would do anything. He’s the one person that Dick could always count on, and who could always count on him. As Logan made a turn for the better, so did he. 

1 Veronica Mars: Ravenclaw

Veronica exhibited a lot of Slytherin tendencies in the series. She could lie, scheme, and con with the best of them. Veronica also didn’t love being knocked to the bottom of the Neptune socioeconomic spectrum in the first season. Despite that, her work as a detective definitely sorts her into Ravenclaw.

Veronica absorbed information like a sponge and could logic out solutions like nobody else. History test the next morning, but need to investigate some leads in a murder investigation? Veronica could do it, no problem. Even when sleeping through her English class after a late-night of taking photos for a case, Veronica could still answer all the questions thrown at her. As someone who always had to know the truth, no matter how much digging it took to get to it, Veronica was definitely a Ravenclaw.

It’s true that sometimes the perception of the sorting hat can change over time. Perhaps some of these characters shouldn’t have been sorted into these particular Hogwarts houses, and we’ll find out in season four of Veronica Mars on Hulu.

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2019-07-12 03:07:36

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2019-06-14 17:14:40

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2019-05-02 09:35:43

The Myers-Briggs® Types Of Veronica Mars Characters

These days, Kristen Bell is a hilarious mom to two daughters and #relationshipgoals with hubby Dax Shepard. Back in the mid-2000s, she was known as Veronica Mars, the high schooler who was better than grown-up detectives when it came to cracking cases and figuring out mysteries. The TV series lasted for three seasons and each one featured a different head-scratching storyline… along with some romance, too, of course.

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Since there will be a revival this summer, it’s a great time to think about the original characters and their personalities. Here are the MBTIs of Veronica Mars characters.

10 Lilly Kane: ENFP

Do we remember that Amanda Seyfried was on Veronica Mars? In the first season, she played Lilly Kane, Veronica’s best friend who is killed. Veronica won’t rest until she figures out who killed Lilly (and she does just that in the season one finale).

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Lilly seems like one of the popular teen girls who are often on these types of shows. We don’t know her super well, especially not compared to the other characters, but that’s to be expected since we’re only seeing her after she has passed away. Her MBTI would be ENFP or “Imaginative Motivator.” The description says “Their energy is stimulated by new people and experiences.” This was Lilly: she dates two other people while she’s with Logan (and Logan’s father is one of her other love interests). She seems like she finds a lot of things boring and like she wants to have a lot of adventures.

9 Stosh “Piz” Piznarski: ESFJ

Piz was played by Chris Lowell and he’s one of the most well-known characters on Veronica Mars. He appears in season three and is a big staple of the college episodes.

His main storyline is his big crush on Veronica, which she eventually returns and they start a relationship for a little while. He’s nice and has a radio show, but he doesn’t really stand out like Veronica’s other boyfriends do. His MBTI would be ESFJ or “Supportive Contributor.” He’s cool with being around other people and he also fits the description of “outgoing” and “loyal.”

8 Dick Casablancas: ESFP

Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen) comes onto the show as one of Logan’s pals. He’s basically the opposite of everything that Veronica likes and stands for. He’s not the nicest person and is prone to playing pranks on people.

Since he’s in a fraternity during the college year of the show, that would make his MBTI an ESFP or “Enthusiastic Improviser.” This is among the most social of the personality types which is why he loves being in a fraternity. ESFPs don’t like routine and “detailed plans” and those things don’t exactly seem up his alley, either.

7 Vinnie Van Lowe: ENTP

We know Ken Marino from shows such as Dawson’s Creek and his short-lived sitcom Marry Me, and before all that, he was Vinnie Van Lowe on Veronica Mars. Vinnie is a P.I. who is the bad guy to Veronica’s dad Keith’s good guy persona.

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Because he is pretty single-minded when it comes to his business, his MBTI is ENTP or “Enterprising Explorer.” As the official website describes, “People with ENTP preferences solve problems creatively and are often innovative in their way of thinking, seeing connections and patterns within a system.” For Vinnie, pretty much any case is totally game.

ENTPs are also said to “enjoy a good debate” which sounds like Vinnie as well.

6 Kendall Casablancas: ISTP

Kendall (Charisma Carpenter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) is the stepmom of Dick. It turns out that she’s totally lying about who she is and she has some really bad intentions: she would make money from the season two bus crash thanks to the life insurance.

While someone who is lying to everyone doesn’t easily fit into the MBTI framework, she’s most closely related to the ISTP personality type or “Logical Pragmatist.” Since she’s really a bad person, she’s not going to stop until she gets what she wants, and she’s “detached” and “self-determined.”

5 Eli “Weevil” Navarro: INFP

Weevil is a friend of Veronica’s who doesn’t seem like he would be part of her typical group since he’s in a gang. Francis Capra played this character, and we could say that Veronica was able to see past his exterior to the real him.

Since he is a good guy in the end, it would be logical to say that he just got caught up in the wrong crowd. His MBTI would be INFP or “Thoughtful Idealist.” He knows the way that things should be, he just goes down the wrong path. By the end of the show, he goes to college, which is great to see.

4 Keith Mars: ISFJ

Enrico Colantoni played the incredibly decent Keith Mars, Veronica’s father who is a P.I. The focus is often on TV moms, but he deserves praise as he’s a father figure who is a complete sweetheart. He cares so much about Veronica, even if he has moments of helplessness with all of the mysteries that are always going on. (And, of course, normal teen girl stuff.)

Keith’s MBTI is ISFJ or “Practical Helper.” He definitely helps people in his job, and he is “devoted” (to his daughter and his cases) and also someone who “follows rules.”

3 Duncan Kane: INTP

Teddy Dunn played Duncan Kane, Lilly’s brother and also Veronica’s former boyfriend. Things get as messy as we would expect from a teen drama when we learn that Duncan is good pals with Logan and, oh yeah, Duncan and Veronica get back together in the second season…. and Logan and Veronica date later on as well. It’s quite the love triangle.

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Duncan’s MBTI would be an INTP or “Objective Analyst.” This description explains why: “They typically adopt a detached and concise way of analyzing the world.” This is exactly how Duncan treats Veronica: when the series begins, we discover that Duncan dumped Veronica, and then later find out that’s because he thought she could be related to him. (There’s a moment where she could be his half-sister.)

2 Logan Echolls: INFJ

Jason Dohring played Logan Echolls, one of Veronica’s love interests (and often the person who fans want her to be with). Logan is an INFJ or “Insightful Visionary.” These personality types are described as “quietly inspiring” and that is totally Logan. He’s the guy in the background or corner of the room who amazes and surprises everyone because he is so smart and kind.

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INFJs have a “quiet warmth” which sounds a lot like Logan. He and Veronica have a super long list of obstacles toward a happy ending (which is definitely typical of a teen drama) and they also have quite the history. He was Lilly’s boyfriend, after all. But fans always have a strong feeling that he’s a good guy.

1 Veronica Mars: ESTJ

The star of the show (literally), Veronica Mars is an ESTJ or “Efficient Organizer.” Since she’s a high school girl working as a detective she will find out anything and everything that she wants to. She is “direct” and “logical” and “straightforward.”

These personality types don’t like a “lack of control” which really couldn’t describe Veronica any more perfectly. She even gets stressed out just like these MBTI types: “Especially during initial stress, they may come across as bossy.”

We wonder what Veronica will be like in the revival?

NEXT: ‘Veronica Mars’ Review

2019-04-18 03:04:34

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2019-04-12 17:05:07

Veronica Mars Revival Teaser Confirms Summer Premiere Date On Hulu

The Veronica Mars revival teaser trailer reveals she’s making her big return on Hulu this summer with all-new episodes on July 26, and she’s hoping to still be friends after such a long time. Fans have been eagerly anticipating news of the show’s return ever since it was confirmed Hulu would revive Veronica Mars in September 2018, so this news has been met with cheers from all corners of the internet.

The Veronica Mars comeback will be in the form of an eight-episode miniseries, in which Neptune’s most intrepid blonde must solve a string of murders over Spring Break in order to save the city’s tourism industry. After the parents of one victim hire Mars Investigations to track down the killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is once more roped into the never-ending battle between the wealthy and the working class.

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Hulu dropped the bombshell on Friday, accompanied by a fun teaser that features Bell once again taking on the role of the feisty investigator. After listing off all the Spring Break disasters she has to deal with on the walk to her car, she grabs her camera and her trusty taser to show she’s “good to go.” While none of the other cast members are shown, audiences can expect plenty of reunions as several original cast members are set to return – in addition to all the new ones we’ll meet in a few months.

This is far from the only time that Veronica Mars has reinvented itself, as the show has gone through a few incarnations since it premiere on UPN in 2004. First it had to move to The CW in 2006, only to be cancelled a year later to the dismay of fans and critics alike. After a passionate campaign to resurrect the series, a film follow-up was released in 2014 and brought two companion novels along with it. But the revival marks the first episodic series for Veronica since she was in college, and a lot is certain to have changed.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Given the sheer number of original cast members returning – especially Jason Dohring, Francis Capra and Percy Daggs III, who were huge factors in all three seasons of the original show – viewers can expect to see the same dynamics they fell in love with continue to play out. Since it’s five years after the film ended, though, the characters will be older (if not wiser) and perhaps find themselves in very different circumstances. Only time will tell if fans like where their favorites have ended up, or if they’ll want to rewind the clock after watching.

More: Kristen Bell Says Veronica Mars Revival Will Be More “Adult” Than Original Series

All 8 episodes of the Veronica Mars revival will be available on Hulu starting July 26.

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2019-04-12 03:04:36

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Veronica Mars Revival Casts Battlestar Galactica’s Mary McDonnell

The Veronica Mars revival has added Battlestar Galactica vet Mary McDonnell to the cast. The detective series starring Kristen Bell was canceled after three seasons, to the dismay of fans. After the successful premiere of the Veronica Mars film in 2014, the show is being resurrected with Hulu picking up the series revival. Members of the original cast are slated to return, with the addition of new faces such as McDonnell.

Originally airing on the CW, Veronica Mars follows a teen (played by Bell) who believes her worse plight in life is getting dumped by her boyfriend until the tragic death of her best friend Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried). As Veronica’s life unravels, she follows in her father’s sheriff footsteps, and into the life of mystery and crime solving. Created by Rob Thomas, the series ended on a cliffhanger in 2007. In 2013, Thomas and Bell joined forces to start a Kickstarter campaign to produce a Veronica Mars feature film. Fans eagerly flocked to the Kickstarter page with their open wallets, and the project broke records, earning $2 million in eleven hours. After the success of the film, it didn’t take long for Warner Bros. and Hulu to show interest in reviving the show for an eight-episode run. The slated cast list has familiar and fresh faces ready to dive into the new series.

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According to TV Line, McDonnell will play a caring and good-natured therapist. The plot of the revival will find Mars hired to solve the murder of spring breakers in Neptune, which unravels one epic mystery. However, at this time, is unclear how many episodes McDonnell will appear in – and who the character is that will be pouring out their heart in her therapist’s office. McDonnell is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress with an impressive list of credits to her name, including Donnie Darko, Grey’s Anatomy, Fargo and Battlestar Galactica – in which she played President Laura Roslin. Given McDonnell’s vast range of talent, there’s no doubt her character will entail more than just therapy work.

Fans of the original series have responded positively with the announcements of series alumni returning. Familiar faces will include, Rose (Max), Daggs III (Wallace), Capra (Weevil), Jason Dohring (Logan) and Ryan Hanson (Dick). Veronica Mars has added further intrigue with its slew of new faces, such as Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr., Tyler Alvarez, J.K. Simmons, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste – who worked with Bell on The Good Place.

Each new cast member brings a new component to the neo-noir mystery series. Therapists – onscreen and offscreen – can be part of some of the most altering, revealing and edgy relationships one has. Hollywood has explored this bond in numerous works such as How to Get Away with Murder, You and The Sopranos. Given McDonnell’s natural charm, depth, and aptitude in her work, she’ll no doubt contribute to the mystery, and perhaps mystery-solving, of Veronica Mars. While there’s been a lapse in time between the feature and the revival, there hasn’t been a lapse in the fan base. Each detail revealed about the project only furthers the anticipation for Hulu’s Veronica Mars.

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2019-04-03 07:04:10

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20 Storylines Shameless Wants Everyone To Forget

With the announcement that Emmy Rossum and Cameron Monaghan will leave the series following the ninth season of Shameless, the Gallagher household is prepping for a major shake-up on the casting front. The creator of the Showtime series John Wells has remained open about a future Fiona return, though he has also stated that there are many more dysfunctional tales left to be told for the Gallagher clan.

For eight seasons, Shameless has remained consistent in the deplorable decision-making skills of its characters, though the series’ depiction of a low-income family living below the poverty line has always been at the forefront. As the strong matriarch who single-handedly raised her siblings while her father wasn’t around, Fiona’s absence is sure to shift more focus towards the show’s younger stars as writers hope fans will soon forget her. Ian’s storyline in season 9 drove much of the action, so Monaghan’s exit will surely leave a whole as well.

Whether they’re dealing with the changing gentrification of their community or watching as another beloved character takes their leave, the Gallaghers have proven time and again that they can adapt better than anyone. From the show’s debut back in 2011 until now, the stars of the series have been forced to mature, sometimes faster than they wanted to. Along the way, there have been many entertaining or even head-scratching subplots which have since been left behind. Although the changes are nothing new to the Gallaghers, they have left many questions up in the air for fans.

Join us as we take a look back at 20 Storylines Shameless Wants Everyone to Forget.

20 Frank and Bianca

After Sammi shoots Frank in the arm to teach him a valuable lesson about courtesy, she forces him to visit the hospital to have his wound checked. During his stay, he begins bonding with his distraught doctor Bianca, whose diagnosis of stage three pancreatic cancer has left her with a new lease on life. Attempting to persuade her to live life to the fullest, Frank offers to teach her how to live carelessly, which includes a copious amount of substance abuse.

Although Frank’s time with Bianca was intended as a heart-wrenching moment which left him reeling the following season, it was never clear why the successful, young doctor would choose to spend her remaining days with him. With her money, she could seemingly spend her days anywhere. There’s little reason to believe Frank would appear as an enticing option.

19 Lip’s Sports Gambling Internship

With an exceptionally high IQ, Lip isn’t the standard member of the Gallagher household, though his self-sabotaging personality has prevented him from achieving a legitimate career. Accepted into the University of Chicago, he threw away his future after an assault on a campus guard led to his expulsion. Following a stint in rehab, Lip secured an internship with a tech start-up, thanks to his friend, Professor Youens.  Soon, however, he discovered the truth behind the company. His co-workers were using proxy servers to hide illegal sports gambling activities.

Although the crooked start-up appeared as a perfect match, nothing would come of it.

He temporarily used a wire fraud scheme to steal cash from the company, but in due time, the start-up went under and Lip was left without a career goal once again.

18 Kevin Discovers His Kentucky Heritage

Season eight concluded with a strange hodgepodge of storylines for Kevin, which included a search for self-identity as he tracked down his biological parents and found himself in Kentucky. Once he arrived, he was introduced to Aunt Ronnie and the rest of the family, immediately settling in and recalling his past as Little Barty. Unfortunately, V immediately sensed something wrong about the group, apart from their offhanded racist remarks.

As a small child, the low-income family struggled to properly raise Kev, resorting to abandoning him at a roadside gas station. He eventually learned to accept his heritage, although he seemed to quickly forget all about it soon after. Kev would have other moments of a self-identity crisis in season eight, including exploring his possible attraction to men, but his Kentucky lineage would ultimately become an afterthought.

17 Fiona Marries Gus, Then Immediately Cheats on Him

Speaking of his character on Shameless, star Steve Kazee said Fiona’s former husband Gus Pfender “got a really raw deal” over the way his storyline ended. After meeting the eldest Gallagher sibling, the two went from strangers to married seemingly overnight.

When Jimmy’s return visit catches Fiona off guard, she’s faced with an ultimatum.

Either run away with Jimmy or stay with Gus, whom she’s known for a few days. Her reaction is to throw away her newfound relationship for the temptation of her ex-boyfriend. She cheats on Gus then immediately regrets it, but by then it’s too late. Her marriage to Gus is over and any remnants of it are completely forgotten by the writing staff.

16 Debbie Steals a Baby

Before Debbie was doing crazy things like stealing expensive baby strollers to support Frances or having Liam amputate her toes to avoid undergoing a pricey surgery on her crushed foot, she was just a lonely girl looking for a playmate.

In the episode “Casey Casden”, Debbie grows tired of playing with a sack of potatoes decorated to look like a baby.

Rather than asking for a new doll, she takes matters into her own hands when she lures a three year old boy back to the Gallagher residence. The Gallaghers then spend the episode concocting a plan to call in false sightings of the child with the cops finally finding him with Debbie, who acts like she found him wandering around Chicago. Needless to say, it was a crazy storyline that the show’s producers haven’t attempted since.

15 Anything Involving Sammi or Chuckie

Frank’s estranged daughter Sammi is first introduced in season four after Frank discovers his liver in failing. Posing as a Good Samaritan, he begins dating her to grow closer before dropping the devastating bombshell. Oddly enough, however, she’s not disgusted at all by the news and even embraces her new father figure, despite his countless shortcomings.

By season five, Sammi has acquainted herself enough with the Gallaghers to move into the household, though she was never invited. When her son Chuckie is later arrested and sent to juvenile detention for possession, she blames Carl, later ratting him out to the authorities. As a result, a dispute breaks out which ends with Mickey locking her inside a shipping container and Sammi later shooting at him, presumably leading to her arrest and the end of her story.

14 Fiona Cheats on Mike with His Brother

With her recent investments in Patsy’s Pies as well as a laundromat and an apartment complex, Fiona’s newfound entrepreneurial spirit has only recent become a central part of her storyline. Prior to becoming a property owner, she was a down on her luck South Side girl who constantly found herself in failing relationships.

In season four, Fiona’s downward spiral of relationships hit another low.

She was in desperate need of a rebound following Jimmy’s disappearance. After securing a job at Worldwide Cup, she began having a fling with her boss Mike. When Mike’s brother Robbie comes into the picture after his release from rehab, Fiona’s attraction to danger takes ahold. Putting her career in jeopardy, she has an unwise affair which culminates in her arrest at the end of the season.

13 Frank Uses Liam as Collateral

Scouring Chicago for enough money to support his many dirty habits, Frank has attracted the attentions of enough bad guys that it’s a miracle that he’s manage to run around carelessly for so long. In the season two premiere, he again backed himself into a corner when he drunkenly bet a bar patron at the Alibi Room that he couldn’t remain conscious after two taser blasts. After the customer manages to remain on two feet, Frank’s $10,000 gamble comes at the expense of the Gallagher household.

Unable to come up with the dough, the patron threatens Frank with a blowtorch, to which he responds by offering up Liam as collateral. Luckily, the Gallagher clan rallies together to get him back. Frank would later develop a bonding relationship with his youngest son, completely erasing all memory of the incident.

12 Kevin and Veronica’s Foster Child

With twins Amy and Jemma, Kevin and Veronica finally settled down to have children of their own after V became pregnant in season four. Prior to having their own kids, the couple were experimenting with parenthood in the form of a money scheme which saw them taking in a foster child in order to collect money from the government.

In season one, Kev and V welcome Ethel, a teen saved from a polygamist colony where she was married to an elderly man named Clyde.

They also took in Ethel’s son Jonah, who was born as a result of the marriage. Over the course of her stay, she struggles to grow accustomed to the modern world, but eventually settles in, until she runs away with her boyfriend Malik in season two, disappearing forever.

11 Anything Involving Sheila

Remember Sheila? The agoraphobic housewife with a proclivity for cooking was a former love interest of Frank’s, who welcomed him into her home to take advantage of her disability checks. For five seasons, she played the picture-perfect example of a housewife, though her repressed emotions would occasionally rear their ugly head.

Throughout the series, Joan Cusack would receive considerable acclaim for her turn as the wacky, subservient Sheila, earning an Emmy nomination for each season she appeared in. Although she would never receive more than a guest credit, her most memorable storylines would include dealing with her troubled daughter Karen, having an affair with Karen’s boyfriend Jody, and marrying Frank. Her storyline came to a rather abrupt end after her house exploded in season five, resulting in her driving off in an RV, never to be seen again.

10 Frank Hires a Hitman

Always the deadbeat father, Frank experienced a slight morality check when he wasn’t invited toFiona’s wedding to Sean in season six. As a way to make up for all his shortcomings, he offered to pay for all of Fiona’s wedding expenses. Everything came to a head, however, when Sean began sleeping over at the Gallagher residence, resulting in a brutal confrontation between Fiona’s fiance and the lousy patriarch of the household. After days of Frank wearing Sean’s underwear and drinking his milk, Sean’s frustration boiled over, resulting in a fight between the two.

Frank is seen on a train attempting to pay a random guy to dispose of Sean permanently.

Although nothing would come of the exchange, the attempted assassination was out of the ordinary, even for the lowly Frank.

9 Debbie Purposely Gets Pregnant

The third youngest Gallagher, Debbie began the series as the well-intention, younger sister who still held high hopes for Frank and cared for her family, though she often found it difficult to socialize in school. In due time, she transformed from the innocent girl wise beyond her years to one of the most troublesome characters on the show, using her hardened attitude to deceive her way to whatever she desired.

In season five, Debbie’s manipulative personality crossed a line when she became enamored with Derek, a boy who taught her how to box. Wanting a perfect life with her newfound boyfriend, she purposely lies to him about being on birth control in order to become pregnant and force him into a marriage. Unfortunately, her plans fall through when Derek leaves to live with his grandmother, leaving Debs a single mother.

8 Frank Tells Carl He Has Cancer

As the delinquent troublemaker whose interests include weapons, explosives, and various money-making schemes, Carl has proven to be the most like his dear deadbeat father Frank. As a faithful member of the Gallagher family, he’s the unfortunate product of a dysfunctional upbringing, but none of his regrettable actions were deserving of the scare Frank gave him in season five.

After seeing a cancer patient receive an autographed Bulls basketball on television, Frank decides to extort the Make-A-Wish Foundation by giving them a sob story.

Shaving Carl’s head, he convinces him that he has cancer and tries to get him an autographed basketball of his own, that he can later sell for a profit. Instead, Carl is offered a free summer away at a camp for cancer patients, ruining Frank’s plans and giving Carl his own mini vacation.

7 Carl Marries Kassidi

As a way of coming up with enough cash for military school in season eight, Carl sets up his own rehabilitation center in the basement of the Gallagher home, hosting neighborhood addicts for days of withdrawal. It’s here where he first encounters Kassidi, a seemingly sociopathic teen who concocts a plan to extort money from her rich father to pay Carl’s expenses.

Soon after sparking a relationship, Kassidi’s wildly chaotic personality begins threatening Carl’s career goals. As she wanders about Chicago’s South Side doing things like Snapchatting drive-by shooting victims, Carl becomes more wary of her actions, which makes it all the more confusing that he marries her at the end of the season. The season nine premiere seems to have ended her story, however, as the character’s recent disappearance suggests that she may now be deceased.

6 Mandy Hurts Karen

As the manipulative former girlfriend of Lip, Karen was the incessantly rude daughter of the agoraphobic Sheila, who would go to extreme lengths to get her way. After she stops seeing Lip due to her marriage to Jody as well as the birth of her down syndrome son Hymie, Karen decides to start things back up with her former lover, only for Lip rejects her for Mandy.

After brazenly attempting to meddle with Lip and Mandy’s relationship, Karen receives a rude awakening when she receives a text from Lip, which is later revealed to be Mandy using Lip’s phone. Showing up to a park to meet, Karen is struck by an SUV driven by Mandy, leaving her permanently brain damaged, effectively ending her story on the series.

5 Frank Has a Twin Brother

With so many siblings running around and Frank constantly inviting himself in with his various trouble-making shenanigans, it’s impossible for the Gallaghers to keep track of everyone’s comings and goings. That’s why the existence of more Gallaghers seems completely absurd, but as the early seasons have shown, there are more family members out there.

Of all the odd Gallagher members forgotten from the early seasons, none were crazier than Jerry, Frank’s twin brother.

Ian and Lip visit Jery after their grandmother Peggy claims he owes the family $5,000. Looking just like Frank, he threatens to shoot his nephews shortly after realizing they’re after money. Since his appearance, little mention has been made of Frank’s twin or of Frank’s other siblings Clayton and Wyatt.

4 Jimmy’s Return

First appearing as Fiona’s love interest in season one, Jimmy introduced himself to the Gallagher household as Steve, a hotshot businessman who comes from money. Soon afterward, his real personality begins to shine through as Fiona discovers that he makes his money through various illegal activities. In due time, he gets engaged to the daughter of a crime lord, which leads to his supposed demise in the season three finale.

Jimmy returns at the end of season four, becoming a recurring cast member for a brief time.

In an attempt to flatter Fiona, he tries to persuade her to leave her husband Gus for him. Although his return answered questions about his fate, it still left his future up in the air, leaving many to believe his story should have ended with the season three cliffhanger.

3 Frank Lies to Butterface About Her Heart Transplant

Of all the lowdown plans Frank has concocted, perhaps nothing is more despicable than the time he began hanging out with Dottie, a former good-time girl with a heart condition. Nicknamed Butterface for her less than stellar looks, Frank discovers that Dottie is in serious need of a heart transplant, rewarding him the opportunity to weasel his way into her good graces and work his way into her will before she passes away.

Although Frank’s decision proves to be flawed, he fully commits to the scheme. While Dottie is in the shower, she gets a phone call telling her a new heart has arrived which could save her life, only Frank decides to tell the hospital that Dottie has already passed away. Later, Dottie loses her life during an intimate moment with Frank, making his actions even more awful.

2 Kev has a Baby with Veronica’s Mother

As the Gallaghers’ longtime friends, Kevin and Veronica are often the supporting comic relief of the series, though they have also proven to be the strongest lasting couple. In season three, after repeatedly failing to have a baby, V enlists her bubbly mother Carol to act as a surrogate. When Carol also fails to become pregnant, Veronica to suggests her mom and Kevin actually get intimate with each other to possibly improve their results.

In due time, Carol warms up to the idea, becoming pregnant with Kevin’s child. By happenstance, Veronica soon discovers that she too is pregnant, with twins. Nine months later, the couple are the proud parents to three newborns, only Carol decides to single-handedly raise her child on her own. After a few brief appearances, Kevin and Carol’s child is forgotten and never shown again.

1 Everything Positive About Ian and Mickey’s Relationship

As a violent street thug, Mickey Milkovich is the antithesis of the gay stereotype. Ian, whose storied history with Mickey makes up a large portion of his story in the early seasons, is the more sensitive of the couple, but his rebellious nature and struggles with bipolar disorder make him an equally multi-dimensional character.

As one of the best-written gay relationships on television in recent memory, Ian and Mickey’s story was at times chaotic. 

After his imprisonment at the end of season five, Mikey escaped from prison and fled to Mexico, tearfully leaving Ian behind. Since then, the positives of their relationship have been largely dismissed and Mickey’s absence has left a void on the show which has yet to be filled.

What other storylines does Shameless want to bury? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-09 03:10:17 – Turner Minton

Shameless Star Cameron Monaghan Leaving Show After Next Episode

Cameron Monaghan, who portrays Ian Gallagher on Shameless, has revealed that the next episode of the show will be his last. The Showtime series, adapted from the U.K. comedy-drama of the same name, is currently airing its ninth season. And Monagahn isn’t the only one exiting the acclaimed show: this news comes on the heels of star Emmy Rossum’s own announcement that she will be exiting the series at the end of the season.

Monaghan, who has been acting since he was a child, landed his first starring role playing Ian, one of the middle children of the Gallagher family who, along with their neighbors in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side, struggle to get by in a changing landscape. Gallagher’s character has faced a lot of hardship on the show, from coming out to his family to dealing with his bipolar disorder. The actor has received recognition for playing the character, especially for the relationship between Ian and Mickey, his first boyfriend, but now he feels that it’s time to go.

Related: 25 Crazy Things About Shameless Only True Fans Knew

Monaghan shared the news on Instagram in a long caption accompanying images of himself and some of his castmates, including Ethan Cutkosky (Carl Gallagher), Jeremy Allen White (Lip Gallagher), Steve Howey (Kevin “Kev” Ball), and Shanola Hampton (Veronica “V” Fisher). In his statement, Monaghan explains that he has known that he would be leaving the show for a year, but kept it a secret, wanting viewers to be surprised and to “experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character.” 

Monaghan recalls how he began filming when he was 15, and how much he has grown in the nearly 10 years since. He notes that he is “gracious” for everything the experience brought him, especially the people he met on the show. “All good things must come to an end,” he proclaims, noting the cliche. He ends his statement by thanking the fans for watching and signing off with a question about the future: “Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?”

Though it’s sad to see Monaghan go, it does free up his schedule for his other notable TV role(s). Monaghan recurs on Gotham as twin brothers Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska, who bear a resemblance to Batman’s nemesis, the Joker. From the beginning, the show has teased that Jerome could be the Joker, but neither he nor Jeremiah has ever been officially given the moniker. As the show prepares to enter its final season, word has spread that there’s yet another Joker on the horizon, and this one might be the real deal. Audiences will find out when Gotham season 5 five premieres early next year.

More: Shameless Creator Addresses Series’ Future Without Emmy Rossum

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2018-10-08 07:10:31 – Becca Bleznak

Kristen Bell: Veronica Mars Revival Will Be More “Adult” Than Original Series

Kristen Bell has officially spoken out about the revival of Veronica Mars that’s headed to Hulu, and she says audiences should be prepared for a more “adult” show. Bell’s comments are her first since September 20, when she made a video announcement on her social media accounts telling fans that not only is there new content coming, but that the original three seasons and the Kickstarter-funded 2014 film will also be added to the streaming service sometime in summer 2019, ahead of the new season.

After Bell’s announcement, series creator Rob Thomas chimed in with more details — namely, who will be returning. Officially, Veronica’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring), sometimes-ally Weevil (Francis Capra), and best friend Wallace (Percy Daggs III) will appear, as will Richard Casablancas (David Starzyk), father of Ryan Hansen’s Dick and a white-collar criminal, who will evidently play a larger role this time around, as he only appeared in a few episodes of the original series. And of course, Bell herself, who has shared a little about what to expect.

Related: Veronica Mars Revival: Jason Dohring & More Original Series Alums Returning

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Bell said that Veronica Mars will be “a much more adult show” than it previously was. “The show will have grown with Veronica,” she added. “It will also have grown with the fan base because, you know, it was on 15 years ago.” She also noted how much TV has changed since the show went off the air in 2007, noting that it “will be a much bigger world cinematically.”

In addition to the way in which things are filmed, Bell noted that there will be both old and new characters taking part in the 8-episode revival season. Prior to the official announcement, several character descriptions were released. They included a wealthy couple who enlist the help of Mars Investigations, a nightclub owner, a new sheriff, and two hitmen from the Mexican cartel. Those descriptions help shape the story that was described in the official synopsis provided by Hulu.

Regardless of the changes to come, Bell knows that the series is very important to its fans. While taking with ET, Bell also spoke about what it means to bring back such a beloved character, saying that “Veronica Mars more than any other project I have done has been one that has clung to people.” Clearly, Bell knows that resurrecting Veronica comes with a responsibility to not disappoint the show’s devoted fanbase. In the meantime, Bell can be seen on season 3 of The Good Place, which recently premiered on NBC.

More: 15 Behind The Scenes Secrets You Didn’t Know About Veronica Mars

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2018-09-28 04:09:36 – Becca Bleznak