Shameless fans are expressing a lot of concern and worry about what is to come for the Gallagher family — Ian Gallagher in particular — in the second half of Season 8.

There are major rumors and potential spoiler circulating Twitter that have fans scared something very devastating could be coming for Ian Gallagher.

Below are potential “Shameless” Season 8 spoilers concerning Ian.

Early in November Shameless writer John Wells did an interview with Entertainment Voice, revealing some plot lines coming up in Season 8 that have set Twitter ablaze. Wells revealed that there is an upcoming story line for Ian that was going to piss fans off, and they will be expecting truckloads of hate mail coming at them for it.

Potential Ian storylines according to the rumor mill, social media, and Facebook groups reveal a great fear that something terrible is going to happen with Ian.

In one rumored spoiler it is believed that Ian will be getting terrible news about Mickey, possibly news of his death. If true, this would potentially be the type of hurt that could push Ian into a major bipolar episode, one that might end with Ian attempting to end his own life.

Many fans are hoping that this does not come to pass. The two final potential spoiler rumors reveal that Ian could become very confused and begin a relationship with the homeless girl he helped out during last week’s episode.

It is a big possibility that since Mickey is a fugitive and Ian helped him escape to Mexico, the police could come after Ian and send him to prison for aiding and abetting.

In Season 7, Ian and Mickey were caught on surveillance cameras a few times together: at the bank when Ian withdrew cash for Mickey, and at several gas stations along the way to the border.

After Monica’s death and loosing Mickey and even Trevor…. where does that leave Ian this season?┬áSending Ian to prison for this would devastate the Gallagher family.