Strangers on a Train is the  fourth episode of the  Season 4 of the US version of Shameless.


Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. The situation nearly boils over when Mike shows up at Robbie’s apartment while Fiona is inside. Fiona is able to hide just in time before her infidelity can be exposed. Frank, in increasingly dire health straits due to liver disease, attempts to contrive an “accident” that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential transplant.




Regular Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Cast


  • Frank plans to stage an accident for insurance money for his surgery.
  • Carl injures Frank.
  • Sammi finds out she's not a liver match and that Frank's her father.
  • Fiona cheats on Mike again with Robbie.
  • Mickey tries to get better pay for his wife and her coworkers.
  • Kev tries to figure out a way to get work done for cheaper.
  • Lip questions staying at school.
  • Debbie's boyfriend breaks up with her.


Debbie:I just wish I could skip the part where I don’t know the right thing to do, and get to the part where I do

Fiona:What do you want me to say? That I'm self-destructive? That liars, and thieves, and addicts turn me on? That I don't know how to do a normal relationship?
V:Was that so hard?

Frank:What kind of system do we live in where you have to cripple yourself to stay alive?

Mickey:Sasha needs to find out that my wife's a hooker, not a slave.

Sammmi:You're my dad? I almost put you in my mouth!
Frank:I didn't ask you to do that.
Sammi:You dry-humped my leg for half an hour yesterday!
Frank:Dry-humping is not incest.



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