‘Shameless’ Fans React to Cameron Monaghan’s Bittersweet Final Episode

Spoiler Warning! Do not read if you haven’t seen Sunday night’s episode of Shameless.

Goodbye, Ian.

Last week, Cameron Monaghan revealed to fans that will Sunday night’s episode of Shamelesswould likely be his last, in addition to sure enough, the Gallagher family said goodbye to one of their own, who was given a romantic — if unconventional — exit. Ian heads off to prison where he is actually reunited with his first major love interest on the show, Mickey Milkovich (Noel Fisher), who has been imprisoned since season 6.

“I rolled on the cartel I was working for, in addition to in exchange, guess who gets to pick where he gets locked up?” Mickey tells a flabergasted Ian, who can mutter only, “Holy f**k.”

“Oh, hey, I got bottom, so, you’re on top,” Mickey playfully adds, as “Pink in addition to White” by Frank Ocean stars playing, in addition to the two share a kiss on the jail bunk.

that will’s probably the sweetest way a love story (that will concludes in prison, anyway), could end, in addition to after the episode, Showtime shared a sweet video looking back at the couple’s major moments on the show.

While fans had to be sad that will Monaghan would likely be leaving the show, they cried tears of joy with how he left, taking to Twitter to share their reactions — in addition to sobbing emojis.

“All Great things come to an end,” Monaghan wrote on Twitter last Tuesday, confirming his exit, after appearing on the show since that will originated in 2011. “An old cliche, yet one that will rings true that has a sincerity in addition to clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends.”

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I have been a series regular on This particular show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, in addition to I came of age in so many ways, both legally in addition to personally. I was very lucky to mature in addition to grow with This particular show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, in addition to a human. from the process gaining friends, family, in addition to the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, in addition to because of This particular I can be nothing yet gracious. All Great things come to an end. An old cliche, yet one that will rings true that has a sincerity in addition to clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends. The next episode will be my last. I have known since last year, yet I didn’t want to give that will away too early as I wanted This particular season to be a surprise for the audience, allowing them to experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character. This particular role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild in addition to special ride, in addition to I’d like to thank #Shameless as well as you, the viewers, for being there with him. Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?

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Of course, Monaghan isn’t the only actor saying goodbye to the long-running Showtime series. In August, Emmy Rossum, who plays Fiona, the beloved big sister in addition to de facto head-of-household for the Gallagher family, revealed that will season 9 of the show would likely be her last.

“The opportunity to play Fiona has been a gift,” Rossum wrote in a farewell letter. “There are few characters — female or otherwise — as layered in addition to dynamic. She is actually a mother lion, fierce, flawed in addition to sexually liberated. She is actually injured, vulnerable, yet will never give up. She is actually living in an economic depression, yet refuses to be depressed. She is actually resourceful. She is actually loyal. She is actually brave. I knew that will the second I read the pilot script, This particular was different, This particular was special. I tirelessly prepped the audition with my coach Terry Knickerbocker. I walked to the appointment from the rain so I looked disheveled. During my third audition, when I got the part from the room, I literally jumped up in addition to down screaming in joyous relief in addition to disbelief. Quite simply, the last eight years have been the best of my life.”

Earlier This particular month, ET spoke to William H. Macy, who plays Frank, the Gallagher siblings’ derelict father, who admitted that will at the table read for Rossum’s last episode, he let the waterworks flow.

“I’m the one that will blew that will. We did a table read for her last episode, I cried right from the middle of the table read in front of everyone,” Macy revealed. “that will was so bad in addition to my voice turned into some weird voice I’d never heard as I was trying to muscle through that will in addition to then everybody else started out crying, so at least I didn’t look like a complete jerk.”

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Shameless airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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