As Shameless fans prepare for the 11th and final season of the show, Gallagher devotees are reflecting on the last 10 seasons and the immense growth of each character. Showtime put together a montage video of the cast through the years a few months ago, and now that it's resurfacing on YouTube, we're feeling emotional. It's hard to believe that when the show premiered in 2011, Ian and Mickey were just starting their relationship, Lip was hanging out with Karen, Carl was getting in a lot of trouble at school, and Fiona was dating Steve/Jimmy.
While Frank's antics have fluctuated among different levels on the debauchery scale, we can confidently say that the Gallagher offspring have matured in so many different ways. We've seen Debbie become a kindhearted mother and respected matriarch of the family home, and we've witnessed new dad Lip commit to his sobriety. Watch the video montage above, and then check out all the photos of the cast hanging out in real life here.