The Maguire Motto is the twenty-first episode of the eighth series of Shameless.


Mimi might wear the trousers in the family, but it's time Billy pulled his weight, so a profitable challenge is set to test his manhood.

Micky channels his' inner drama queen' at the community service with a difference. Ray's skill with numbers does not go unnoticed by Micky, and a trip to the casino seems on the cards. But Ray's only got one thing on his mind, and it's not the jackpot!

The community service cast are unhappy with their leader, Michelle and the play. So when Michelle has a timely accident and the centre is shut, Micky takes the lead choosing a festive play and a new Chatsworth location - The Jockey.

Kelly receives some shocking news during rehearsal, but will everything be all right on the night?

Post Credit Scene

Micky tries to recreate a magic act he watched as a child for Cilla by placing an egg into a cardboard box and saying a magic word in the hope it will turn into a chicken. He tries, but fails so gives Cilla the wand. A loud "magical" noise is heard and Micky is forced to chase a live chicken around the Maguire kitchen. He picks up a cricket bat and is seen swinging it before the camera cuts to a view from inside an oven where a chicken is seen cooking. Micky's face is soon on the outside, smiling and happily making a rude hand gesture at the chicken.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast

  • Michael Taylor - Billy Tutton
  • Erin Shanagher - Michelle
  • Samuel Holland - Ray
  • Genevieve Barr - Lise
  • Martin Oldfield - Council Man
  • James Munton - Terry
  • Jane Cook
  • Derek Flesher
  • Joanne Kempley
  • Emma Langford
  • Toby Meredith
  • Lauren Pearcey
  • Joe Sproulle


  • Narrator: Micky Maguire
  • Kelly discovers she is pregnant.
  • A whole troupe of mentally disabled people learn of Micky's homosexuality.

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