And just like that Sammi Slott became the most hated person in Shameless history. Which isn’t a small feat considering she’s in the same company as Frank Gallagher, Terry Milkovich, Monica Gallagher, and Eddie Jackson. For most fans, it wasn’t so much that she sought out vengeance, but rather who she had decided to target that crossed the line. If Sammi had chosen anyone else other than Ian (and perhaps maybe Liam) the fans probably would have been more willing to try and see things from her point of view, but as it is, if she were ever to show her face back on the South Side there’s a better than average chance of being drawn and quartered by the Gallaghers.
“Tell me you fucking love me!”
When Sammi Slott first showed up in Gallagher’s lives no one would have guessed in a million years it would have ended the way that it did. Most of us thought she’d be around long enough to give Frank a piece of her liver and then would be on her merry way. Except what none of us realized at the time was how deep her daddy issues went. The only thing she desired was Frank’s love and acceptance. Except this is Frank and Frank only loves Frank. To be fair, in his gin-soaked mind he honestly believes he loves his kids and maybe he does, but it was made quite clear he does not consider Sammi to be one of his kids. She’s nothing but an annoyance. More so once he realized he couldn’t use her for his own gain.
You would have thought once she realized this point of fact Sammi would give up on her pursuit of her fantasy relationship, but instead, she doubled-down by taking over Fiona’s place as head of household. Of course, that didn’t mean she contributed financially but rather she asserted herself as a person of authority over the younger kids. Come hell or high water, Sammi was going to create the family she had always fantasized about as a young girl.
“It’s a shame when someone you love gets taken away, isn’t it?
Her fantasy quickly turned into a nightmare when Chuckie was arrested because her father narc’d him and Carl out to the police to save his own ass. It should also be pointed out that if Carl hadn’t convinced Chuckie to go with him Chuckie would be safely sitting in front of the television while Carl was booked for processing. Thanks to the Gallaghers Sammi lost the one person who truly loved her and she was all alone amongst people who didn’t give a shit about her or Chuckie. Something they made abundantly clear when Chuckie was arrested and then again when he was sentenced to juvie.
Now I know fans will argue that Ian didn’t deserve to be the target of her wrath and they’d be right, but I would argue Sammi did nothing the Gallaghers themselves wouldn’t have done or the Milkoviches for that matter. And we would have cheered them on as they did it too because no one fucks with the Gallaghers. Ian didn’t deserve Sammi going after him, but I can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing if someone had hurt my child the way the Gallaghers hurt Chuckie. Actually, I’m pretty sure I would have done worse because no one fucks with my children period, I don’t care who you are.