Previous Season Threads: Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 The sixth season starts next Sunday, but the season premiere is available now on the Showtime Anytime app and On Demand. The network has also posted a free version (with nudity and profanity censored) on YouTube: Despite a small time jump, it picks up like we'd never left. What struck me most about the premiere is how little the show relies on plot for its narrative engine. Debbie's pregnancy storyline moved forward, and so did both Lip's academic storyline and his romantic entanglement with Sasha Alexander's professor character. Otherwise, it was just sitting back and watching slices of these characters' lives. Frank is back to being humorously pathetic and self-absorbed, as opposed to the usual cruelly mercenary and self-absorbed. He's taking Bianca's death hard, and finding a way to make it all about him. We get to see Mickey one last time, as Svetlana utilizes his incarceration to open a new entrepreneurial sideline. Kev tries to mediate a dispute between his noisy Greek American neighbor and the lesbians that moved in across the street, but only escalates the situation further. The Alibi Room has become a hipster hangout, and Kev and Svetlana upcharge accordingly. Carl's out of juvie and back home, and he brought a friend with him. It's a pleasure to have this one back.