Shameless fans said “goodbye” to the glue that the Gallagher family often held together. As she tried to rise in Chicago’s Southside, Fiona Gallagher, played by Emmy Rossum, decided it was time to break free.
Rossum closed the season, her departure being the main focus of the season finale of season 9. Now that she no longer had to be the family mother, Fiona failed, which meant interference with the law. Her lawyer and her brother Ian advised her to leave the area and eventually grow up. So she did.
Although Fiona may have flown to the south (because she said she had the winters in Chicago), will she be back? Or will other characters who were planning to leave be back?
This is what Rossum says about returning next year
Rossum spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the evolution she was going through during her tenure as shameless. “I was 23 when the show started and it was quite remarkable the trust it gave me,” Rossum said. “It has been a long, beautiful journey and I am so close to my Gallagher family that it is pretty bittersweet to walk away, but it felt like it was time for the character to spread her wings and that there was less need for hair, I never want something to just feel like a job and so I leave while I still love it. “
At the age of 32, Rossum said she wanted to leave her character on the resurgence. “I’ve always wanted Fiona to go to a high level and I’ve campaigned from the beginning, Fiona is not just in my heart, but I think it’s kind of a pillar of power in the family,” she said.
So is the door still open for a possible guest star return? “I would never close my door for the family,” she said. “As I said in what I’ve written and what I’ve said to them repeatedly, they just have to think that I’m in trouble.” As she says, never say never, she is not sure how much more story about Fiona should be told.
But this character will return
Actor Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian, also announced that he would not return to the series either. Monaghan stepped back from Shameless earlier this season after Ian was sentenced to jail. And while he no longer performed, he appeared in the final of season 9 to give Fiona advice on leaving the city.
Although he had already announced his departure, Monaghan agreed to resume his role as Ian for season 10. He told ET why he decided to return. “I took some time away and spoke to John Wells, the show runner, about possible things we could do with the character in the future,” he said. “And we came both creatively and financially in a place where I felt comfortable coming back.Much of that had to do with what we were going to do with the story, so I’m very glad I can go back and do that . “
Monaghan confirmed that his character will return for the entire season, but added that he has only been registered for one season. But “It does not mean I’m against it [extra seasons] It’s just … it’s just as creative as it is,” he added. “It’s just doing business well and taking care of what I want to do as an actor.”