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''Shameless'' sure has some downright heartbreaking moments.

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* In "Ouroboros", [[spoiler:Frank being reduced to tears when Monica reveals she is dying]].

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* In "Ouroboros", [[spoiler:Frank Frank being reduced to tears when Monica reveals she is dying]].dying.



* The ending to "Happily Ever After" is a big one, [[spoiler: with Frank waking up next to Monica and discovering she has passed away, Fiona leaving Etta in assisted living, and Ian deciding not to go to Mexico with Mickey]].
** [[spoiler: Ian leaving Mickey. Again. At the Mexican border no less. Noel Fischer's delivery is heartbreaking.]]
-->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: I don't want your fucking money! I want you to come with... Don't do this.]]
-->'''Ian:''' [[spoiler: I love you.]]
-->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: Then get in the fucking car!]]
* Fiona and Frank's interaction in "Requiem For A Slut" after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona's monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica's help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange:
-->'''Fiona:''' (about Monica) [[spoiler:She didn't love me. She didn't love you. She didn't give a shit about anyone but herself.]]
-->'''Frank:''' Please...
-->'''Fiona:''' [[spoiler:I'm glad she's dead. At least now she can't fuck us over anymore.]]
** [[spoiler:Monica's funeral]], particularly Frank's [[spoiler:eulogy]].

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* The ending to "Happily Ever After" is a big one, [[spoiler: with Frank waking up next to Monica and discovering she has passed away, Fiona leaving Etta in assisted living, and Ian deciding not to go to Mexico with Mickey]].
Mickey.
** [[spoiler: Ian leaving Mickey. Again. At the Mexican border no less. Noel Fischer's delivery is heartbreaking.]]
heartbreaking.
-->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: I don't want your fucking money! I want you to come with... Don't do this.]]
this.
-->'''Ian:''' [[spoiler: I love you.]]
you.
-->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: Then get in the fucking car!]]
car!
* Fiona and Frank's interaction confrontation in "Requiem For A Slut" after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona's monologue about taking care of Gallaghers while trying to look for the meth Monica left for them to sell. Frank asserts that Monica, for all her flaws, did love her family and was trying to do something good by leaving them the meth to sell and get extra money, only for Fiona to bitterly throw it back in his face by pointing out that does not erase the times Monica abandoned them and dumped the responsibilities for caring for the kids her entire to Fiona, who never got to have a normal life because of that. The way she cries as she recounts how she took care of them all without Frank or Monica's any help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange:
-->'''Fiona:''' (about Monica) [[spoiler:She She didn't love me. She didn't love you. She didn't give a shit about anyone but herself.]]
herself.
-->'''Frank:''' (voice broken) Please...
-->'''Fiona:''' [[spoiler:I'm glad I'm ''glad'' she's dead. At least now she can't fuck us over anymore.]]
anymore.
** [[spoiler:Monica's funeral]], Monica's funeral, particularly Frank's [[spoiler:eulogy]].eulogy.



** [[spoiler:Youens landing in jail]] as a result of his DUI crash. It's hard not to cry when Lip [[spoiler:visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip's face when Youens tells him that he "chose booze" is heartbreaking.]]
** Brad's situation in this episode is pretty heartbreaking too. As a former alcoholic who's helped Lip previously, he falls OffTheWagon in the worst way imaginable, screwing up his relationship with his wife in the process. While he's determined to get himself back on track for the sake of his family, he's clearly in pain and consumed with all kinds of self-loathing. His bleak outlook on [[spoiler:Youens']] prospects also count, as he's probably had encounters with these sorts of cases all the time in AA meetings.
* [[spoiler: Lip finding out that Professor Youens has died in prison and his subsequent breakdown towards the end of the episode]] in "Church Of Gay Jesus".

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** [[spoiler:Youens Youens landing in jail]] jail as a result of his DUI crash. It's hard not to cry when Lip [[spoiler:visits visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip's face when Youens tells him that he "chose booze" is heartbreaking.]]
heartbreaking.
** Brad's situation in this episode is pretty heartbreaking too. As a former alcoholic who's helped Lip previously, he falls OffTheWagon in the worst way imaginable, screwing up his relationship with his wife in the process. While he's determined to get himself back on track for the sake of his family, he's clearly in pain and consumed with all kinds of self-loathing. His bleak outlook on [[spoiler:Youens']] Youens' prospects also count, as he's probably had encounters with these sorts of cases all the time in AA meetings.
* [[spoiler: Lip finding out that Professor Youens has died in prison and his subsequent breakdown towards the end of the episode]] episode in "Church Of Gay Jesus".


** [[spoiler: Monica's funeral]], particularly Frank's [[spoiler: eulogy]].

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** [[spoiler: Monica's [[spoiler:Monica's funeral]], particularly Frank's [[spoiler: eulogy]].[[spoiler:eulogy]].



* [[spoiler: Youens landing in jail in “Occupy Fiona”. It’s hard not to cry when Lip visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip’s face when Yoens tells him that he “chose booze” is heartbreaking.]]

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* [[spoiler: Youens "Occupy Fiona"
** [[spoiler:Youens
landing in jail in “Occupy Fiona”. It’s jail]] as a result of his DUI crash. It's hard not to cry when Lip visits [[spoiler:visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip’s Lip's face when Yoens Youens tells him that he “chose booze” "chose booze" is heartbreaking.]]]]
** Brad's situation in this episode is pretty heartbreaking too. As a former alcoholic who's helped Lip previously, he falls OffTheWagon in the worst way imaginable, screwing up his relationship with his wife in the process. While he's determined to get himself back on track for the sake of his family, he's clearly in pain and consumed with all kinds of self-loathing. His bleak outlook on [[spoiler:Youens']] prospects also count, as he's probably had encounters with these sorts of cases all the time in AA meetings.


--> Don't forget Neil Diamond!

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--> Don't -->"Don't forget Neil Diamond! Diamond!"



* As much of an asshole as he is, seeing Frank chalk-pale and too weak to stand, pleasing with Sammi not to leave him in the depressing hospice care home is just heartbreaking.

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* As much of an asshole as he is, seeing Frank chalk-pale and too weak to stand, pleasing pleading with Sammi not to leave him in the depressing hospice care home is just heartbreaking.



* Lip throughout "Ride Or Die". He's going down a messy downward spiral, drowning his sorrows away with copious amounts of alcohol. He gets blackout drunk, passes out in random locations, and shows up to work hungover, with Fiona pleading with him not to piss away whatever good he's got going in his life.It all culminates with him [[spoiler:breaking into Helene's home by smashing a window with the art book she gave him, and her pleading with him to move on and get help]].

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* Lip throughout "Ride Or Die". He's going down a messy downward spiral, drowning his sorrows away with copious amounts of alcohol. He gets blackout drunk, passes out in random locations, and shows up to work hungover, with Fiona pleading with him not to piss away whatever good he's got going in his life. It all culminates with him [[spoiler:breaking into Helene's home by smashing a window with the art book she gave him, and her pleading with him to move on and get help]].


* In "Ouroboros", [[spoiler: Frank being reduced to tears when Monica reveals she is dying]].
* Lip throughout "Ride Or Die", especially in his scene with Helene.

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* In "Ouroboros", [[spoiler: Frank [[spoiler:Frank being reduced to tears when Monica reveals she is dying]].
* Lip throughout "Ride Or Die", especially Die". He's going down a messy downward spiral, drowning his sorrows away with copious amounts of alcohol. He gets blackout drunk, passes out in random locations, and shows up to work hungover, with Fiona pleading with him not to piss away whatever good he's got going in his scene life.It all culminates with Helene.him [[spoiler:breaking into Helene's home by smashing a window with the art book she gave him, and her pleading with him to move on and get help]].



-->[[spoiler: '''Mickey:''' I don't want your fucking money! I want you to come with... Don't do this.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Ian:''' I love you.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Mickey:''' Then get in the fucking car!]]
* Fiona and Frank's interaction in "Requiem For A Slut" after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona's monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica's help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :

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-->[[spoiler: '''Mickey:''' -->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: I don't want your fucking money! I want you to come with... Don't do this.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Ian:''' -->'''Ian:''' [[spoiler: I love you.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Mickey:''' -->'''Mickey:''' [[spoiler: Then get in the fucking car!]]
* Fiona and Frank's interaction in "Requiem For A Slut" after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona's monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica's help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :exchange:

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* As much of an asshole as he is, seeing Frank chalk-pale and too weak to stand, pleasing with Sammi not to leave him in the depressing hospice care home is just heartbreaking.


* Fiona's discovery that Monica and Frank stole all of her savings is just heartbreaking.
** Fiona's breakdown at the end of "A Great Cause" is one of the most beautifully tragic moments on television. After Fiona sees all the repercussions for trusting Monica with her responsibilities and trying to have a life of her own, she has a short but epic meltdown in the kitchen... and then stops, gathers herself together, and goes right back into routine, [[ParentalSubstitute being the mother]] [[ParentalAbandonment her own could never be]].

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* "A Great Cause": Fiona's discovery that Monica and Frank stole all of her the family's "Squirrel Fund" savings is just heartbreaking.
** Fiona's breakdown at the end of "A Great Cause" the episode is one of the most beautifully tragic moments on television. After Fiona sees all the repercussions for trusting Monica with her responsibilities and trying to have a life of her own, she has a short but epic meltdown in the kitchen... and then stops, gathers herself together, and goes right back into routine, [[ParentalSubstitute being the mother]] [[ParentalAbandonment her own could never be]].



* In the Season 4 finale, [[spoiler:Ian enters a deep depression, revealing his bipolar disorder. Mickey is near panic, and when it is explained to him by Fiona he flatly refuses to have Ian locked up in a mental hospital. He wipes away tears and his voice cracks as he asserts that they are all going to take care of Ian in the Milkovich house and nobody is taking Ian away from him]].

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* In the Season 4 finale, [[spoiler:Ian enters a deep depression, revealing his bipolar disorder. Mickey is in near panic, and when it is explained to him by Fiona he flatly refuses to have Ian locked up in a mental hospital. He wipes away tears and his voice cracks as he asserts that they are all going to take care of Ian in the Milkovich house and nobody is taking Ian away from him]].



* Mandy's entire situation with her abusive boyfriend, as well as her heartbreak over seeing Lip with his new college friends.



* In "[=NSFW=]", [[spoiler:Carl's fright when he sees that Nick has killed the kid who stole his bike, and he vomits and runs home to Fiona, proving that he's just a scared kid not cut out for being a hard gangbanger.]]
** The way he describes it to Fiona sometime later is also sad.
* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs in season finale “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!”. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss him off a bridge.]]

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* In "[=NSFW=]", "NSFW", [[spoiler:Carl's fright horror when he sees that Nick has killed the kid who stole his bike, and he vomits and runs home to Fiona, proving that he's just a scared kid not cut out for being a hard gangbanger.]]
** The way he describes it to Sean and Fiona sometime later is also sad.
* [[spoiler: "Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!"
**
Frank crashing [[spoiler:crashing Fiona and Sean’s Sean's wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs heroin in the season finale “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!”.finale . The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) (plus Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana) literally toss him off a bridge.]]]]
** Debbie telling Lip she doesn't want him to end up like Frank.



* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in “Requiem For A Slut” after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona (about Monica):''' She didn’t love me. She didn’t love you. She didn’t give a shit about anyone but herself.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Frank:''' Please...]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona:''' I’m glad she’s dead. At least now she can’t fuck us over anymore.]]

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* Fiona and Frank’s Frank's interaction in “Requiem "Requiem For A Slut” Slut" after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s Fiona's monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s Monica's help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona -->'''Fiona:''' (about Monica):''' She didn’t Monica) [[spoiler:She didn't love me. She didn’t didn't love you. She didn’t didn't give a shit about anyone but herself.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Frank:''' Please...]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona:''' I’m
-->'''Frank:''' Please...
-->'''Fiona:''' [[spoiler:I'm
glad she’s she's dead. At least now she can’t can't fuck us over anymore.]]


* [[spoiler: Ian leaving Mickey. Again. At the Mexican border no less. Noel Fischer's delivery is heartbreaking.]]

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* ** [[spoiler: Ian leaving Mickey. Again. At the Mexican border no less. Noel Fischer's delivery is heartbreaking.]]



* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in the finale after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :

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* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in the finale “Requiem For A Slut” after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :



* [[spoiler: Monica's funeral]] in "Requiem For A Slut", particularly Frank's [[spoiler: eulogy]].

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* ** [[spoiler: Monica's funeral]] in "Requiem For A Slut", funeral]], particularly Frank's [[spoiler: eulogy]].


* [[spoiler: Youens landing in jail. It’s hard not to cry when Lip visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip’s face when Yoens tells him that he “chose booze” is heartbreaking.]]

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* [[spoiler: Youens landing in jail.jail in “Occupy Fiona”. It’s hard not to cry when Lip visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip’s face when Yoens tells him that he “chose booze” is heartbreaking.]]

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* [[spoiler: Youens landing in jail. It’s hard not to cry when Lip visits him in jail and yells at him for getting drunk during his trial. The look on Lip’s face when Yoens tells him that he “chose booze” is heartbreaking.]]


* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs in season finale “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!”. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss Frank off a bridge.]]

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* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs in season finale “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!”. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss Frank him off a bridge.]]


* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss Frank off a bridge.]]

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* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs.drugs in season finale “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!”. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss Frank off a bridge.]]

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* [[spoiler: Frank crashing Fiona and Sean’s wedding and revealing that Sean is still using drugs. The fact that Frank chose to do this just to cause Fiona pain and Sean leaving Fiona outside the church is gut-wrenching. Although Frank does get punished for his actions when Lip punches him in the face and the Gallaghers (literally) toss Frank off a bridge.]]


* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in the finale after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help her whole life is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :

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* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in the finale after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help her whole life is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :

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* Fiona and Frank’s interaction in the finale after Frank physically assaults Debbie and the other Gallaghers. Fiona’s monologue about taking care of the kids her entire life without Frank or Monica’s help her whole life is heartbreaking, particularly this exchange :
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona (about Monica):''' She didn’t love me. She didn’t love you. She didn’t give a shit about anyone but herself.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Frank:''' Please...]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Fiona:''' I’m glad she’s dead. At least now she can’t fuck us over anymore.]]


* Season 3 doesn't let up on the tearjerking moments either. The first episode of the season has Estefania spend most of the episode mourning over Marco after her father shoots him point blank. Though this may double up as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny CMOF]].

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* Season 3 doesn't let up on the tearjerking moments either. The first episode of the season has Estefania spend most of the episode mourning over Marco after her father shoots him point blank. Though this may double up as a [[CrowningMomentofFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments CMOF]].

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