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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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.