“Shameless” said goodbye to Fiona (Emmy Rossum) at the end of season nine but will be seeing a full-time return of Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher).

The two were originally ending their time on the show in the middle of season nine, but after a “decent amount of convincing” from showrunner John Wells, Monaghan decided to return to explore the “almost Shakespearean” relationship with Mickey, he told Entertainment Weekly.

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“That was something that felt worth going back to,” Monaghan said. “There’s still a lot of story to tell. We’ve never really had these characters just together in a somewhat stable environment for very long, so that’s been fun to explore.”

The two are not only in a relationship, but are also cellmates.

“It turns out that living in cramped quarters without much break from one another is not necessarily all that conducive to a healthy relationship,” Fisher added, who will be a series regular for the first time since season five. “It’s basically living together in the worst studio apartment you can possibly imagine.”

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“Like any romantic relationship, you need a healthy level of distance and separation, and that’s something not afforded to them,” Monaghan chimed in. “They’re in a challenging place and trying to work through their issues. Now, the way that people work through their issues on ‘Shameless’ tends to be pretty volatile. I won’t exactly say how they work on solving them, but I will say it involves shivs and stabbings.”

“Shameless” returns on Nov. 3.