**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Shameless**
Season 11 of the American show, Shameless, has just aired on Netflix, and fans of the show, who didn’t watch the Showtime series live when it first aired, are wondering if the show’s lead, Frank Gallagher, dies in the latest chapter.
Shameless follows the long-running show about a large family of Gallaghers and their turbulent relationship with life, other people, and their father, Frank.
Does Frank die in Shameless season 11?
Yes, Frank Gallagher dies during the Shameless finale, season 11 episode 12, titled ‘Father Frank, Full of Grace.’
The finale begins with Frank’s overdose, brought about during the last episode, and he is later taken into hospital where it was revealed that he had Covid-19.
While suffering from Covid symptoms, Franks starts to hallucinate and believes that his nurse is Fiona – Frank’s eldest daughter who left in season 9.
As Frank is dying, he daydreams about being back at the Alibi with his family and he begins to levitate.
After his death, The Gallaghers read a touching letter from Frank before they attend his funeral. In the final moments of the finale, Frank’s body explodes during his cremation because of the amount of alcohol in his body.
Is Fiona in season 11?
No, Fiona does not appear in the final season of Shameless.
Fiona Gallagher, the eldest sister and guardian of the family, departed the show during the season 9 finale.
Showrunner, John Wells, previously announced that they would have loved to welcome Fiona, and her actor Emmy Rossum, back into the narrative for the finale season if the pandemic didn’t rear its ugly head.
Instead, Fiona appears during the finale in a series of flashbacks as Frank is dying.
Will Shameless return for season 12?
No, Shameless season 11 was considered the final season of the American show.
Showrunner, John Wells, confirmed that this was indeed the end of the series we know, but not necessarily goodbye to the characters.
Wells has hinted towards the writers’ ideas about what the characters would get up to after the finale, but no spin-offs have been confirmed.
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