Shameless spoilers follow.
Shameless is set to air its final ever episode on Sunday (April 11) in the US, and it's already looking to be an emotional one if its predecessor is anything to go by.
In season 11's penultimate chapter, titled 'The Fickle Lady is Calling it Quits', Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) was seen struggling to stay optimistic, having discovered that his dementia has started affecting his ability to control his bodily functions.
In an attempt to lift his spirits, a semi-reluctant Liam (Christian Isaiah) agreed to spend the day with his father doing "Frank things", such as pretending to be blind beggars in order to scrape together a few dollars and plying his Pops with lots of alcohol.
Frank's mood worsened though, when his body started rejecting the booze and he began to worry about what kind of person he would be when he's stone-cold sober.
After a surprisingly tender moment with older son Lip (Jeremy Allen White) regarding the "brick of gold" hidden in the family garden, Frank decided to shoot up, telling himself that he'd feel "so much better" if he did, and placed a letter addressed to the rest of the Gallagher family on the mantlepiece.
The message then fell to the floor as Frank took some more drugs and collapsed on the sofa, his eyes drooping.
What might this mean for Frank's fate going into the final episode, which is ominously called 'Father Frank, Full of Grace' considering what's come before it? Only time will tell.
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