For the past three years we've watched the dysfunctional Gallagher family (led by big sis Fiona played by Emmy Rossum) on Showtime's hit series, Shameless, grow up before our very eyes. We've come to appreciate their now familiar antics and even welcome their decayed morality. We've even rooted for them in an earlier season when they dug up the remains of their long dead Aunt Ginger buried in their backyard in order to save themselves from winding up behind bars because their deadbeat dad Frank (William H. Macy) had still been living off Ginger's social security. Because if there's anything we've learned about the Gallaghers is that they don't let things like crimes and misdemeanors keep them back.
While any one of these characters is just a grand theft auto incident away from a being formally declared a convict, 12-year-old Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) is definitely the scariest and most deliberate of all of them. His five siblings are usually fighting against society standards out of desperation (well, sometimes out of boredom but you know what I mean--they had good intentions). But not Carl. Don't be fooled by his cute, cherubic face. He's the little serial killer in the making, with a penchant for random acts of violence, bodily fluids and other alarming activities. Here are five signs he's given us that has led me to believe he will end up on an all-star edition of America's Most Wanted:
|He's a little too excited about this.|
|Just look at the expression on his face, cradling a frightening bucket of Vaseline.|
|Again, the face.|
|Need I say more?|
Shameless airs on Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.