And I dunno, even if Frank's getting off regular and this is just about how gross he is capable of being or not being, Karen still makes total sense to me. She likes blowjobs -- who doesn't? -- and she's got the once-in-a-lifetime chance of getting total control over the man of the house, since the old man of the house left directly because of her burgeoning sexuality, and like how could that possibly screw you up? It's not like the girl ever had parents in her entire life, so this is just basic wartime strategy: Own the territory. Yeah, it's mostly the fact that it would involve touching Frank Gallagher, that's the part I can't handle. Sometimes I feel like I can smell him through the TV.
After a seriously long shot of his naked ass staring at you, Kev gets in the shower and screams like a girl. It's cold, of course, because of Gallaghers, who have also left the bathroom completely a mess, so let's scream about the Gallaghers some more. Maybe bring up the curious incident of the toaster in the nighttime again. But I will tell you that A) Kev gets a personality this week and B) As ever, the less clothes he has on the better and more appealing person he seems to be. Darndest thing. Maybe science knows.
Steve walks into the Gallagher kitchen without even knocking, which Fiona flirts with him about in her way, but he's thoughtfully brought her favorite coffee order, and a sweet peck on the cheek, and a raging hard-on, which are all of Steve's best qualities at once, so it's not a fight. "Boys're out getting a water heater, Debbie's at the park, Carl's out looking for small defenseless pets to torture, and Liam's down for a nap, so I'm up to my ass in housework."
Steve offers to take her for a "long, deep, leisurely lunch," which he helpfully explains is a euphemism, but no: There's Liam, and a babysitter costs "at least fifty bucks" -- Which: What? Are you planning on fucking until tomorrow? Is your babysitter the Supernanny? Do we fly her in from foggy London? -- and of course Steve ponies up right away, because what is money to a thief? "You're not paying me to fuck you," Fiona snorts, and he grins winsomely. "No, I couldn't pay you enough." Romance. It is not dead after all.
There's a thumping and a bumping upstairs and Fiona knows it's not Liam because he's too lazy to get out of his crib and usually just yells, so she grabs the Killing Bat and Steve takes the Killing Bat away and hands her the baby, because of sexism, and they head upstairs.