Shameless' Justin Chatwin Previews Steve's Quest to Win Back Fiona and His 'Sticky' Mess

In this Sunday’s episode of Shameless (Showtime, 9/8c), Steve is finally back, and he’s got just one thing on his mind: Fiona. Though he’s by no means been a monk while he was off in South America, the scheming charmer is still hung up on the one that got away, his portrayer Justin Chatwin tells TVLine. Emmy Rossum’s character “is his true love.”

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“He sees their future together,” the actor continues. “He doesn’t doubt it. He just sees it.” In fact, Steve is so focused on wooing his girl that he never even imagines that maybe she won’t want to welcome him back with open arms. “He’s so bold and impulsive, he never thinks things through. He doesn’t go back like, ‘Yeah, maybe it’s going to be a big issue.’”

Fiona’s reluctance to jump into a relationship once more might have something to do with the host of problems Steve brings home with him from his trip. “[He was] being an entrepreneur in South America, if you know what I’m saying,” Chatwin teases, “with his wheeling and dealing ways.”

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Bigger business gambles mean bigger danger, which leads to Steve getting into “a really, really sticky situation, worse than [with] Tony the cop and all that stuff in the first season,” he hints. It’s so sticky, in fact, “that he has to come back to America because of what he’s got himself stuck in.”

And he’s not returning alone. An attractive friend from his trip aboard, who is “part of that complication,” will be accompanying him, reveals executive producer John Wells.

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Needless to say, Steve’s quest to win back Fiona will not be an easy one, especially since the eldest Gallagher has done her best to put her ex out of her mind. Unfortunately, her string of light-hearted relationships – including one with James Wolk’s investment banker, who returns this week – may not have worked as well as she had hoped.

“She’s pretended that [Steve was] not that important and [she] wanted to keep him at a distance,” explains Wells. “And now we see everything that she does to try and get over him and what’s working and what’s not working.”

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12 Comments
  1. DN says:

    Is John Well aware of story continuity? This story line is simply illogical and annoying. Just one episode before Steve returned last week, Fiona was calling HIM multiple times, and even inviting him to Debs’ birthday party. For the sake of drama within each episode, are the writers deliberately discarding what they already wrote?!

    • Sg.Grant says:

      Come on, man. It is a pretty common occurrence to invite someone to something when you think you know with absolute certainty that they won’t show up.

  2. Pablo says:

    He was in Costa Rica. That’s not South America!

    • Sg.Grant says:

      I’ve been to Costa Rica. It is pretty close to South America. If I was dealing/running drugs, it would be pretty easy for me to go ahead and get into South America.

  3. Mal says:

    Having read some of the scripts for the upcoming episodes, I must say this will be a great season. I can’t wait to see the Fiona and Steve dynamic.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so so happy he’s back on Shameless!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Love Fiona & Steve. So happy he’s back, although James Wolk is very easy on the eyes.

  6. Amandalynn says:

    If you watched the British version, this is what somewhat happens…..but they explained it much better and more time has passed since Steve had returned..

  7. t jackson says:

    I agree. I’ve been waiting and watching for the 2nd season abd I don’t even have Showtime. Lol

  8. KJ says:

    One word. Yum.

  9. Ms. Chanandler Bong says:

    I’m glad Debbie blew the whistle on Jimmy…I was wondering when that would happen. Also, is that the end of Ethel and baby Jonah? I liked Ethel and it was cute to see Kev and Veronica develop a relationship with her.

  10. Fanch King says:

    I hope that this is not the end of Ethel & Jonah as well. I have not seen the UK version so i’m not sure what happens our how closely they follow the storyline. Seems like with the pacing and reuse of characters in the US series so far that there is a pretty good chance of a return for Ethel & Jonah.

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