Fiona turns her attentions to a cop, Tony, but Steve isn't willing to give up without a fight; Ian is targeted by the brothers of a girl he spurned; the family searches for the elderly aunt who owns their house.
The family fakes a wedding when they learn Kevin's new fiancee comes with a substantial dowry; Frank deals with bad medical news by spiraling out of control; Steve looks for a new car, with Fiona along for the ride.
Fiona tries to prove the Gallagher home is suitable for rehabilitating a delinquent; Lip gets busted taking the SAT for fellow students; Frank's poor business acumen continues to have negative consequences.
When Frank gives up drinking, Sheila worries he'll no longer be attracted to her, while Carl and Debbie enjoy having their dad back - despite Lip's warning that it won't last; Fiona barely notices that Steve's behaving suspiciously.
Fiona meets a new friend at Debbie's mothers group; Tony unravels the truth about Steve's car-stealing business; Frank loses his worker's compensation and tasks his kids with finding him a new and promisingly dangerous job.
Frank surrenders baby Liam collateral in a lost bet; Fiona thoroughly enjoys her youth as a bartender at a local hot spot; Sheila takes steps to finally leave the house; Debbie runs a daycare with Carl; Ian's business expands.
Frank seeks new financial footing in fellow bar patron Dottie, whose declining health and city pension makes her attractive; Fiona juggles her job, kids and a burgeoning love life; Jasmine tries to help by setting her up with a sugar daddy.
Fiona reconnects with her married high school crush, but wonders if her moral compass is leading her astray; Frank is willing to do just about anything to stay in Dottie's good graces, even marry her; Debbie becomes obsessed with death.
Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig when his angry wife shows up at the door; agoraphobic Sheila makes it all the way to the hair salon and Frank realizes his days in the Jackson household are numbered.
Grammy Gallagher shows up on medical furlough and tries to track down a former meth lab protege that owes her money; Fiona double dates with Steve and his Brazilian girlfriend; Frank discovers the identity of Eddie's insurance beneficiary.
Fiona and Lip make a pact to earn their diplomas, but Lip acts out and is expelled after he realizes Karen plans to sell their baby; with Grammy near death, Frank leaves and walks in on Ian and Mickey locked in passion at the Kash and Grab.
Fiona starts to plan for her future now that Monica has returned, but her reprieve may be short-lived; Steve conspires to reunite Estefania with her true love so he can be with Fiona; Lip and Ian learn the true identity of Mandy's baby.
Now that they're living together, Fiona struggles to accept the new "boring" Jimmy. Frank wakes up in a place completely foreign to him. Lip is sentenced to community service. Baby Hymie keeps Jody and Sheila up all night.
Frank tells Carl he has cancer so he can scam a charity foundation. Fiona is blown away by what she's asked to do to get a job as a cashier. Lip leads a crusade to hunt down pedophiles in the neighborhood.
Fiona makes a bold decision regarding her future with the kids. Debbie and Carl continue to deal with their foster homes. Frank prepares for his court appearance by getting sober. Timmy Wong and his mother arrive at Sheila's to take Hymie.
Fiona starts a new office job but has a hard time fitting in with the corporate culture. Frank inadvertently becomes involved in the gay rights movement where he meets Abraham Paige (Bradley Whitford).
As we catch up with the Gallagher clan, life at home is thrown into a state of upheaval with the reappearance of Frank. With Lip off at college and Ian still missing, Fiona attempts to connect with Debbie and Carl.
Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line, using her new health benefits to take the kids for checkups. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.
Frank stalks his previously unseen daughter, Sammi, and is surprised to find out she has a son, Chuck. Fiona and Mike get serious. Plus, Sheila has her first successful online date - with a Native American cowboy.
Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. Frank attempts to contrive an "accident" that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential liver transplant.
The aftermath of Liam's accident lands Fiona in county jail - unsure of Liam's condition or her future. Meanwhile, after almost being killed by the sweat lodge, Frank gets some sobering news about his declining health.
Fiona prepares for a visit from her probation officer and must rid the house of all suspicious items. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey's house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana, and finally returns to the Gallaghers.
In detention, Carl shares a connection with a troubled girl named Bonnie. Fiona experiences the struggles of job-hunting with a criminal record, while Mickey ignores the birth of his son to spend time with Ian.
Fiona goes off the rails, violating multiple terms of her probation by partying with Robbie's degenerate friends. When the family doesn't hear from her, it sends them into search-party mode - not unlike their past experiences with Frank.
Fiona is hauled away to a correctional facility as Frank wakes up from his operation. Ian crashes Mickey's son's christening, Amanda's parents bribe Lip to stay away. Oh, and DCFS makes an unexpected visit.
Sheila fights for custody of the Native American kids and clashes with Sammi. Fiona gets sprung from jail and lands a job with the help of her parole officer. And Frank begins to feel like his old, troubled self.
It's summertime again in Chicago. Fiona balances her job and a crush on her boss as Lip says goodbye to college and heads back home. Plus, Frank unveils the secret project he's been working on in Sheila's basement.
Frank tries to talk Sheila out of an offer from two lesbians who want to buy her home. Plus, Kev bonds with Svetlana, Ian plots revenge against a homophobic military funeral protest, and Fiona is officially off house arrest.
Frank enlists Carl to scare off the lesbians who are buying up the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Ian goes on a crazed cleaning spree of the Milkovich house, Fiona agrees to go to a concert with Davis, and Debbie throws a wild party.
In search of his insurance payout, Frank retraces the path of an epic bender. Meanwhile, Fiona and Gus head to city hall, Lip visits Amanda, Ian steals suitcases from the airport baggage claim, and Debbie crushes on a new boy.
Fiona's plans to announce her marriage unravel when a coworker OD's on heroin. Meanwhile, Mickey asks for Lip's help in dealing with Ian, Frank avoids Sammi, and Veronica sends Kevin out on a mission to get a handjob.
Fiona is thrown into chaos by the return of Jimmy/Jack/Steve. Ian steals Mickey and Svetlana's baby and takes him on a road trip. Plus, a vengeful Sammi takes over the Gallagher house, and Veronica decides to separate from Kevin.
Ian finds himself under a mandatory hold at the psych ward. Meanwhile, Sammi takes drastic measures to teach Frank a lesson, Fiona makes a decision regarding Jimmy and Gus, and after V moves out, Svetlana moves in with Kev.
Fiona is confused when Gus announces he's leaving to go on tour. Meanwhile, when Carl is asked by his boss to run drugs, Frank sees a way to get revenge on Sammi, and Debbie is tasked with minding Ian's new bipolar meds.
Frank plays tour guide for his terminally ill doctor, Bianca. Fiona preps Carl for his sentencing hearing. Plus, Lip sleeps with a professor, Ian realizes it's time to get back on meds and Kev finds himself the campus 'rapewalker.'
Frank is having a ball with Bianca, his new sick friend and formerly uptight doctor. But when Bianca thinks Frank might be developing feelings for her she kicks him to the curb. Frank, however, returns to put up a fight.
Fiona reunites with Gus after his tour but is torn by the fact that her friendly feelings for Sean have turned into love. Plus, Frank has his own love struggles as he works to keep Bianca happy - in Costa Rica.
Frank is still mourning the loss of Bianca while his newfound appreciation for life is freaking the Gallaghers out. Fiona is determined to get Ian to take his meds and to get Debbie to the clinic for a pregnancy test.
Debbie carries a bag of flour around all day - determined to prove Fiona wrong about her ability to raise a child while going to school. She quickly realizes people are not as accommodating to mothers and babies as she hoped.
Frank teaches Debbie how to work the welfare system to her advantage. Kevin and Veronica visit a paralyzed Yanis in the hospital and try to make amends - only to have Yanis arrive home and try to kill the two Lisas with Kev's truck.
Fiona confronts Patrick about the eviction notice, but her only choice is to get a mortgage from the bank and bid on the house at auction. Ian bakes cookies for the firehouse and discovers he was saved by the shift of gay firemen.
Fiona, now living with Sean, attempts to get his son, Will, to like her. He starts to come around, but when Will snags one of Carl's guns at the Gallagher house, Sean catches him and is furious with Fiona, worried he'll lose custody.
Fiona tries to make amends with Sean, who isn't giving her the time of day. Meanwhile, Debbie and Queenie travel to a rural commune along with Frank who is trying to escape G-Dogg - who's after him for stealing his drugs.
Sean officially moves into the Gallagher house as Fiona sets out to plan a traditional wedding. Meanwhile, Kev is not happy about V and Svetlana's pending green card marriage and tries to find a way around it.
Frank offers to pay for the reception - then goes scamming around town to raise the money. Sean worries Frank only will end up hurting Fiona and confronts him on it. Their difference of opinion quickly descends into a brawl.
Frank wakes up after a month-long coma to find no one missed him. Debbie takes a criminal approach to making sure Franny grows up wealthy. Plus, Lip completes rehab and Carl, uncircumcised, looks into surgery.
Frank starts a new life barricaded on the top floor of the Gallagher home. Fiona starts running Patsy's Pies on her own terms. Plus, Debbie gets into stroller trouble; Ian tries out heterosexuality; and Carl's forced into abstinence.
Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana start a topless maid service. Frank makes new friends at the shelter to replace his old family. Plus, Debbie's lifestyle comes to an end; Carl gets a syphilis scare; and business at Patsy's hits the skids.
Frank worries that he and his new family will lose their Home for the Homeless shelter, so he plans a little goodwill for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Fiona drums up business by throwing a speakeasy party at Patsy's Pies.
Frank learns that a billionaire philanthropist has bought the homeless shelter and he and his clan can stay. Meanwhile, Fiona gets smart financial advice from a Tinder hookup as Ian struggles with his feelings for Trevor.
Fiona sees opportunity in a laundromat for sale and decides to invest. Frank revels in the good fortune of his scam, but the troops catch a whiff of foul play. Meanwhile, Kev and V discover a shocking secret about Svetlana's father.
Fiona learns that owning a laundromat is costlier than expected. Frank helps Liam get into a plush new school after his old one is permanently shut down. Meanwhile, Debbie cleans up her act and grows closer to Neil.
Fiona takes a DIY approach to renovating the laundromat. Lip agrees to go before the school board in hopes of getting reinstated. Meanwhile, Kev's trust in Svetlana wanes even further when the titty van goes missing.
Monica is back. And her first task is to help Debbie get back Franny. Meanwhile, Frank tries to avoid her, Ian has his first fight with Trevor, Lip tries to mask his relapsing alcoholism and Fiona's laundromat gets a bad review.
Fiona, facing mounting issues, contemplates Margo's offer to buy the laundromat. Meanwhile, Ian tries to deal with the fact that Mickey might be out of prison and Kev and V take matters into their own hands after Svetlana's betrayal.
Frank and Monica have an interesting proposal for the kids. Lip buckles under pressure from Debbie to get his sobriety under control. Meanwhile, Fiona sees a business opportunity as Kev and V attempt to start a new chapter.
The Gallaghers grapple with the loss of one of their own. As Lip takes steps to improve his future, Debbie, Carl and Liam get roped into Frank's new scheme. Meanwhile, Kev and V get their revenge on Svetlana.
The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance. Fiona focuses on her new apartment building; Lip deals with his sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends.
Frank joins the workforce for the first time. Meanwhile, Fiona grapples with evicting a tenant; Lip works out a plan to sabotage Charlie; Ian and Carl make a troubling discovery about Monica; and Kev prepares to go under the knife.
A meth dealer threatens the Gallaghers, forcing Ian, Carl, Lip and Debbie to find a way to pay him off without involving Fiona. Meanwhile, Fiona battles a vindictive tenant; Lip cares for Professor Youens; and Frank attains sainthood.
A blast from the past shakes up Fiona's view of her life. Meanwhile, Frank gets involved with Liam's school PTA; Lip learns getting laid is harder than anticipated when sober; and Kev and V take a trip to meet his birth family.
As Fiona tries to raise the profile of the neighborhood, Ian helps Trevor to raise money for a new youth shelter. Meanwhile, Carl gets creative with securing his tuition and Frank teaches Liam's school all about the working class.
Fiona is forced to reflect on her own life after a lonely tenant dies. Meanwhile, Debbie has a pregnancy scare, Lip enlists Carl's help to search for his sponsor and Frank enjoys having his first-ever credit card.
Ian tests Fiona's resolve by bringing an "Occupy Fiona" protest to her front door. Lip struggles to get Youens to court for his trial. Meanwhile, Frank goes on a job hunt and Carl gets a new client with a plan to get him his tuition.
Frank starts a booming import-export business. Fiona considers moving into her own place. Meanwhile, Lip interviews new sponsors, Ian confronts an anti-gay pastor and Debbie deals with affording both school and raising Franny.
Frank's business takes a turn, sending him on the run. Ian's run-in with a minister brings unexpected allies. Meanwhile, Fiona tries to fit in with Ford's friends and Lip must decide whether to tell Sierra about Charlie's past.
Ian's sudden fame may be more than he can handle; Frank, however, finds a way to cash in. Meanwhile, Fiona struggles with her conscience over a worker who fell off her roof and Lip has a realization about his relationship with Youens.
Fiona's homeless tenants barricade themselves in her apartment. Lip takes in a terrified Sierra and Lucas when her father is released from prison. Meanwhile, Ian provides sanctuary to a runaway teen and Frank considers his retirement.
Fiona digs deep to get the homeless family out of her apartment. An explosive incident sends Ian into hiding. Meanwhile, Lip makes a difficult life decision as Frank schemes to take advantage of Liam's rich friend.
Frank gets into trouble with the Hopkins Academy PTA. Fiona struggles with her decision to bail Ian out of jail, while he continues his Gay Jesus antics inside. Lip juggles taking care of Xan with a potential romance.
Fiona pursues a risky investment opportunity. Frank discovers the financial incentives of local politics. Carl bolsters his West Point application in unexpected ways. Ian is overwhelmed by the growth of the Gay Jesus movement.
Frank faces obstacles in his new role. Fiona prepares to close her real estate deal. Carl enlists V to help him get a recommendation from a congressman. Xan has a medical emergency. Ian embarks on a spiritual journey.
Election day puts Frank and Fiona in a head to head battle as they each try to round up votes for their candidates. Lip makes a choice about Xan's future. With his trial looming, Ian struggles to decide how to plead. 100th episode.
Frank's new liver medication comes with tragic side effects. Ian tries to get away from Fiona's hovering. Lip has to keep himself occupied during a day of temptation. Carl makes a connection at a West Point mixer.
Debbie finds Fiona at a low point and helps her pick up the pieces as Fiona continues to face pressure from Max Whitford on her investment hubris. Frank enjoys the honeymoon period of his relationship with Ingrid.
Fiona's downward spiral continues and Debbie steps in to pick up the slack at the Gallagher house. Ingrid ropes Frank into fulfilling her lifelong dream. Tami shows Lip a different version of adulthood.
Frank meets his match in a fellow participant in the Hobo Loco competition. Fiona has a dark encounter at Patsy's that scares her into cleaning up her act. Debbie throws herself into home improvements as she gets closer with Kelly.
The finals of the Hobo Games have arrived, and Frank faces off against his friend and greatest opponent. Lip prepares to officially adopt Xan, but his plans collide with Fiona's partying. Debbie develops feelings for someone surprising.
When a blackout hits the South Side, Kevin and Veronica come up with a plan to bring the neighborhood together. Carl grows suspicious of Debbie's attempts to get closer with Kelly. Fiona receives guidance from an unexpected person.
Frank's injury gets in the way of everyone's plans as Fiona attempts to get her life back on track and Lip grows frustrated with his relationship with Tami. Carl gets some bad news about his future, and Debbie finally makes a move on Kelly.
Frank milks his injury for all its worth as Debbie, now the self-elected leader of the Gallagher family, cooks up a scam of her own. Lip and Tami get a surprise. Carl returns home from military school and Liam faces an identity crisis.