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Fiona begins her 90-day sentence for violating her probation. Frank suffers post-operative delirium after his surgery. Mickey must choose between his family and Ian. Debbie meets an older student whom she thinks is in love with her. Amanda's and Bonnie's families dine at the Gallagher home where Lip receives an unusual proposal from Amanda's father.moreless
Fiona's bad judgments about Robbie catch up with her. Frank and Sammi make up for missed father-daughter time and Army investigators pay Lip a surprise visit at college.
Fiona gets an early release from prison and a mandatory job. Lip and Debbie catch up on house bills. Sheila and Sammi clash over Frank, who gets out of his delirium and faces an important decision about his health. Carl hopes to further his relationship with Bonnie. Mickey worries when Ian won't get out of bed, leading the Gallaghers to suspect he's bipolar like Monica.moreless
While Fiona lands in jail following Liam's accident, the rest of the family waits in the hospital for news about his condition. Meanwhile, Frank awakes in the emergency room after his sweat lodge session.
Following Fiona's release and court order to stay inside the house, Lip is forced to take over as the Gallagher's guardian.
Carl falls in love with a bad girl while in detention. Fiona struggles to find work and keep curfew while on probation. Lip and his roommate's girlfriend grow close. Meanwhile, Sheila returns home and makes a shocking proposal.
The family surprises Lip with a party for his high-school graduation. Frank starts bonding with Lip after learning that his alcoholism is affecting his health. Ian decides to enlist.
Fiona goes to great lengths to become her siblings' custodian, but Frank doesn't want to give up his paternal rights.
After the kids are taken away by child protective services, Fiona decides tries to figure out how to get the kids back, even going as far as turning to Frank for help. Meanwhile, when having Veronica's mother be a surrogate is proven a challenge, Kev and Veronica decide it's time for desperate measures.moreless
When questioning her future with Jimmy, Fiona takes the kids on a camping trip with her boss. Ian is heartbroken over Mickey's wedding to the girl he got pregnant. Lip is suspicious of Mandy. Meanwhile, Frank and Carl plan a heist.
After Cousin Patrick's appearance with another Aunt Ginger will leaving her house to him, the Gallagher's try to come up with a plan to keep him from evicting them from their home. Meanwhile, Frank has to leave Sheila's home with Hymie gone, but soon finds an alternative as live-in sponsor. Kev and V's baby-making plan introduces a new problem and Sheila makes a shocking discovery about her daughter.moreless
Fiona starts a new job at an office. Mandy affects Lip's future, while Karen pushes Mandy to the edge. Frank manages to become the public face of a gay rights movement.
Fiona starts to enjoy the perks of middle-class employment. Kev inherits the Alibi Room, and he and Veronica have a few new surprises on their hands.
The city of Chicago is digging up the sewer main. This is bad because Aunt Ginger is still buried in lawn and the Gallaghers have to find her before the city does.
Frank comes back to his family, causing trouble along the way. Lip is in college, while Ian is missing and Fiona is doing her best connect with Debbie and Carl.
Fiona keeps hooking up with Robbie behind Mike's back. Meanwhile Frank is looking for a way to pay for his liver transplantation and turns to his old ways of staging accidents to get an insurance payout.
Still looking for a willing organ donor, Frank goes looking for his oldest daughter Sammi. Meanwhile, Fiona und Mike get serious, Carl finds a way to make some drug money for Frank and Sheila has an online date with a Native American cowboy.
Fiona prepares for a visit from her probation officer. Meanwhile, Ian returns to the Gallagher household. Kev continues to knuckle down on home security. While Sheila is away, Frank and Sammi find more ways to make money using her vacant house.
Kev's wife returns and Veronica fears a connection. Frank's latest scheme is telling Carl he has cancer to scam a charity foundation. Meanwhile, sexual harassment arises when Fiona applies for a job as a cashier in a grocery store, and Lip leads a crusade to take down sex offenders in the neighborhood.moreless
Jimmy thinks about introducing Fiona to his family, while Frank tries to bust Monica out of the psychiatric institution and Sheila and Jody try to raise Karen's child as their own.
Frank discovers Ian and Mickey's relationship. Meanwhile, Jody and Sheila take care of Grammy who is dying. Lip wants to leave school and Fiona tells him about her plans to go back and get a GED.
Fiona stresses over booking a club night, while Lip stresses over the money she used to get the gig. Estefania's father recruits a hitman to follow Jimmy everywhere he goes. Meanwhile, Frank needs to find a new home.
Fiona tries to organize a Thanksgiving dinner with the little money they have left after Monica spent the Squirrel Fund. Meanwhile, Frank tries to get Monica out of her depression and Steve finally reunites Estefania with her boyfriend Marco. Elsewhere, Lip prepares a tape for his son, but the delivery holds a surprise for him.moreless
Just when Fiona's life seems to be a little less complicated, Jimmy reveals his desire to return to med school. Elsewhere, Frank enjoys his newfound celebrity.
Monica shows up again and Frank tries to get his hands on the inheritance. Meanwhile, Jody and Sheila think they are haunted.
Fiona faces Craig's wife after sleeping with him. Meanwhile, Debbie develops a rash due to stress and Frank fears Sheila is about to kick him out of her house.
Now that Jimmy is a little more boring, Fiona has to work on adjusting to the changes. Jimmy is confronted by his past. Frank, meanwhile, wakes up in a land completely foreign to him after one serious blackout.
Fiona walks into Steve and his new girlfriend Estefania on Jasmine's end-of-summer blowout. In the meantime, Frank tries to get rid of Grammy, while Fiona enjoys her company. Lip prepares a prenup for Jody and Karen.
Carl heads off to cancer camp. Lip helps Mandy find her estranged younger half-sister, whose mother just died. With Frank on babysitting duty, Sheila tries to convince Jody to mix things up in bed. Meanwhile, Jimmy learns some truth about his dad.
Fiona violates terms of her probation, sending the family into search party mode. Meanwhile, Sheila and Sammi resort to going to an illegal black market to get a liver for Frank.
While Monica stirs things up, Fiona tries to plan her own future.
Grammy Gallagher shows up to find her old meth lab pal who owes her money.
Fiona spends her summer with a new guy and bartending, while Debbie runs a daycare at their home. Meanwhile, Kevin realizes his extended weed-growing left him with a huge electrical bill and Frank borrows his youngest son Liam to help him pay a debt.
Frank believes he should get Eddie Jackson's pension when Eddie's body is discovered. In the meantime, Lip makes a discovery about Karen and Jody, Veronica doubts Kev is faithful to her and Fiona goes to a high-class wedding with her sugar daddy.
After Sheila's recovery, Frank starts looking for a new sugar momma until he meets a bar patron named Dottie. Meanwhile, Fiona keeps trying to handle her mother duties, her job and love life, while Debbie keeps asking for her own room.
Frank tries to get closer to Dottie while Fiona meets a now married high-school crush of hers, and Kev thinks about buying the Alibi.