After three seasons of playing Fiona's
on-again-off-again boyfriend (and the world's most adorable criminal),
Justin Chatwin is officially leaving Shameless.
While Jimmy's fate was left ambiguous in his last episode of
Shameless — he was
last seen in a face-off with his fake wife's dad (long story) — executive producer John Wells has now confirmed that Jimmy is, in
fact, dead. While Jimmy/Steve (every con man needs an alias) has had some
troubles in the past seasons (like, you know, stealing cars and
getting entangled with a crime family) we never thought that he'd
actually be offed. Way
harsh, Showtime. Let's all take a moment to mourn Jimmy's
heart-melting smile and good-guy/bad-boy complex.
But before you
think that there are no reasons left to watch Season 4, fear not:
Justin Chatwin is set to appear on at least one or two more episodes
of the series. After that, we can only hope that he'll be featured in
a ton of flashbacks during the next season.