An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.
William H. Macy / Emmy Rossum / Ethan Cutkosky / Shanola Hampton / Steve Howey / Jeremy Allen White / Emma Kenney / Cameron Monaghan / Joan Cusack / Justin Chatwin / Noel Fisher / Michael Patrick McGill / Emma Greenwell / Laura Wiggins / Zach McGowan / Emily Bergl / Isidora Goreshter / Kellen Michael / Kerry O'Malley / Vanessa Bell Calloway…
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. Tami stumbles back into Lip's life. Frank enjoys the honeymoon period of his relationship with Ingrid, but r
Frank employs Liam to help him chase down a romantic connection. Lip spends the day wrangling an alcoholic actress who hired him to be her sober companion. Fiona struggles to keep up with the demands of her new investment as Ford pushes her to get serious
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 tries to repair things with Alex.
Election day puts Frank and Fiona in a head to head battle as they each try to round up votes for their candidates. Lip has to make an important choice about Xan's future. Debbie gets in over her head with Alex. Carl's killer instinct is put to the test.
Frank faces obstacles in his new role as a campaign manager. Fiona prepares to close her real estate deal. Carl enlists V to help him get a West Point recommendation from a congressman. Xan's medical emergency puts Lip in a compromising position. Debbie g
Fiona makes a play for a risky investment opportunity, ignoring Ford's advice. Frank discovers the financial incentives of local politics. Carl bolsters his West Point application in unexpected ways. Debbie struggles to find allies in her battle against s
Frank's latest sexual escapades get him 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. Debbie f
Lip tries to improve his future. Frank involves the kids in his new scheme. The Gallaghers struggle with the loss of one of their own. Season Finale.
Monica wants to help Debbie get Franny back; Ian and Trevor fight; Lip tries to hide his relapse; the laundromat receives a bad review.
Fiona renovates the laundromat; Lip agrees to go Before the school board; Kev's trust in Svetlana lessons when the van goes missing
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.
Debbie's determined to keep her baby while Fiona's determined to persuade her to abort. Debbie carries a bag of flour around all day to prove Fiona wrong about her ability to raise a child ...
Veronica and Kevin are back together. Fiona second guesses her marriage with Gus after a night with Sean. Mickey drugs Sammi. Frank flees with Bianca.
Fiona tries to patch things up with Gus, Carl begins his sentence, Veronica and Kevin make up and Lip stops his relations with Helene
Carl faces the consequences of his actions and has a surprising result. Fiona helps out a friend when he really needs it. Lip comes face to face with a genuine offer and Kevin enjoys the college lifestyle a little too much.
Lip and Fiona pick up Ian from the psych ward, and he refuses to take his medicine for his bipolar disorder. Fiona's marriage is in jeopardy. Frank plots revenge on Sammi while recovering ...
Fiona has to make a choice. Debbie is bold. Lip is having issues with his family and paying for school. Ian adjusts to the psych ward. Kev and V take some space.
Fiona is in disarray after she learns of Jimmy's return. Ian snatches Mickey and Svetlana's baby. Sammi takes over the Gallagher household. Debbie starts her first day of high school. Veronica makes a decision about her and Kevin.
Fiona's co-worker overdoses on hard drugs, which forces her to delay her announcement plans. An evasive Frank tries to avoid Sammi. Debbie continues her training. Mickey seeks out Lip to help with Ian. Kevin goes on a mission.
Frank arrives at Lou's to pick up his six figure insurance settlement and is shocked to learn that he's already collected it. Meanwhile, Fiona and Gus continue to hit if off, so much so ...
The gentrification of the Back of the Yards continues with the closing of the Alibi's illegal rub & tug. Frank enlists Carl to scare off the lesbians who are buying up more property in the ...
Fiona is officially off house arrest while Lip starts his first day of work for Tommy. But manual labor turns out to be harder than Lip thought and the brutal hazing from his co-workers ...
It's summertime again in Chicago. Fiona balances her job at Patsy's Pies and a crush on her older boss, Sean, as Lip says goodbye to college and Amanda. He heads back home where he ...
Frank recovers from his operation. Fiona is released early and gets a job waiting tables. Everyone is afraid that Ian may be bi-polar.
Frank suffers post-operative delirium after his liver transplant. Fiona starts 90 days in jail. Lip irritates Amanda's parents and receives a generous payoff to leave her. Debbie is humiliated at school by an older boy.
Fiona goes on a heavy bender and ends up in Wisconsin and Lip has to come rescue her. Mickye and Kev start fighting over their joint venture. Bonnie and Carl steal a car. Sammi and Sheila try to find Frank a cheap liver transplant.
Fiona gets off house arrest. Lip runs into some "big" issues at school. Ian and Mickey blackmail rich old family men, and Carl finds true love in detention, in a girl who is just as messed up as he is. Debbie is jealous of a new girl.
Fiona starts to go nuts while under house arrest. Ian shows up at home. Carl almost gets expelled from school, but gets helped out by Frank. Debbie starts to become a woman and connects with the "other sister"
Fiona goes on trial for her felony charge. An angry Lip tries to keep the family from falling apart. Sammy uses extreme methods to soothe Frank's pain. V and Kevin get big news.
An accident lands Fiona in county jail. Frank gets some sobering news.
Fiona's bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Frank and Sammi continue fixing his liver trouble, while catching up on the father-daughter time that Sammi always wanted. Lip gets a surprise at college from Army investigators.
Fiona and Mike take a big step forward when Mike invites her to dinner with his family. She meets his parents and older brother, who is a thrill seeking ex-alcoholic. Debbie fools Shelia ...
Fiona is involved in a road rage incident that damages a company car and leads her to tell a lie about how it happened. Meanwhile, Lip struggles in school and with the ladies.
Lip is struggling at college. Debbie is growing up and discovering boys. Carl is entering puberty. Frank medically is worse than ever and Fiona is going out with her boss.
Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. And the situation nearly boils over, when Mike shows up at Robbie's apartment while Fiona's inside. Fiona is able...
Lip contemplates his future post-graduation as Fiona contemplates her future after landing a full-time job at the cup company. And Frank contemplates having a future at all.
Fiona takes the kids on a camping trip. Essentially homeless, Frank seeks out the help of Carl who sneaks him into the Gallagher van for the night. Jimmy gets a surprise visit.
Fiona's life is finally going great - until Jimmy tells her he might go back to med school...in Michigan. As the new star of gay rights, Frank is lured to the other side.
Fiona starts a new job and a new romance, while Frank may become the new face of the gay rights movement, thanks to an influential member of the Velvet Mafia (BRADLEY WHITFORD).
As the family gathers at Aunt Ginger's fake funeral, Frank's cousin Patrick (guest star BRENT SEXTON) arrives with another forged will granting him ownership of the house.
Frank and Fiona go to extreme lengths in court to claim sole custody of the kids. While Hymie's family arrives to take their son from Sheila and Jody, Karen returns home.
The Dept. of Family Services hauls the Gallagher children away, leaving Fiona desperate to get them back. She then has to get Frank ready to make a "Father of the Year" appearance.
Child Protective Services pays a visit. Jimmy faces his first true family crisis and, when Fiona fails to provide the support he needs, he turns to Este (STEPHANIE FANTAUZZI).
Carl heads off to cancer camp, while Frank agrees to be Jody's sex coach with Sheila. Fiona unites her coworkers. Lip and Mandy rescue her half-sister from foster care.
Frank tells Carl he has cancer in order to scam a charity foundation. Fiona is blown away by what's asked of her in her new job. Lip hunts for a neighborhood pedophile.
Fiona gets stressed about the money she used for her club night and it gets worse when Lip finds out. Frank settles in at home and Kev's wife resurfaces.
In the third season premiere, the shameless Gallaghers are back- as Fiona scrounges for cash, Lip gets arrested, and Frank wakes up in Mexico - with no money or passport.
In the season finale, Jimmy/Steve has earned his way back into Fiona's good graces and wants her to meet his family. And Frank plans to break Monica out of the psychiatric facility.
While Fiona's planning a nice Thanksgiving, Monica's becoming more depressed than ever. Frank realizes that it's time to get her back on her meds, but he might be too late.
While Fiona's enjoying having Monica around to help out, Steve conspires with Lip to find a way to get back together with Fiona. But Monica's starting to unravel.
Monica's back - partying and scamming with Frank just like old times. But is she really here to stay? And Frank is eager to pick up Grammy's remains...her remaining cash!
When Lip quits school, Fiona makes a bargain with him to go back and get her diploma if he does. While she starts studying for the GED, Karen and Lip meet with adoption agencies.
Although Frank would do just about anything to rid the house of Grammy, Fiona likes having her around...until Carl blows up their meth lab in the basement
The arrival of Grammy Gallagher (LOUISE FLETCHER) brings Frank and Fiona together, while the return of Steve is fraught with complications for Fiona.
Frank's after Eddie Jackson's insurance benefits, but he's also a suspect in his disappearance. And Sheila finally learns what really happened between Frank and Karen last season.
Fiona deals with the consequences of her affair when his wife appears at the door. Frank devises a new plan to keep Sheila inside her home. Debbie's under stress.
Fiona reconnects with her married high school crush, while Frank contemplates marriage with Dottie. But Debbie, in light of Harry'sdemise, becomes obsessed with death.
With Sheila conquering her agoraphobia, Frank grows close to Dottie "Butterface" Coronis, a sick woman who might be his next financial windfall. Fiona explores her sexual freedom.
In the second season premiere, the Gallaghers are hustling in summertime Chicago. While Fiona's bartending at a club, Frank loses Liam in a bet to an angry man named Baby.
Steve tries to convince Fiona to leave town with him after Tony discovers his true livelihood and threatens him with jail if he doesn't leave. Frank & Karen's secret is discovered.
Debbie convinces Fiona to get involved with her Classroom Moms where Fiona finds a new friend in the alluring Jasmine (Amy Smart).
Monica's return to the family wreaks havoc on the Gallagher clan -- leaving the children determined to find out if Frank is their real father. Fiona moves in with Steve next door.
Frank has some settlement money coming his way. The only catch --needs his ex-wife, Monica's signature on the documents.
When Frank gives up drinking, Carl and Debbie enjoy having their dad back despite Lip's warning it won't last. Meanwhile, Fiona scrambles to find a better job.
Desperate to come up with a plan to pay two goons looking for the $6000 that he owes, Frank stumbles onto a risky solution that might work -- if his family goes along with it.
When a letter from Carl's teacher arrives at the Gallagher home, Fiona is thrown into action to prove it's a suitable domicile for rehabilitating a delinquent.
The family learns Kevin's fiancée is rich and fakes a wedding.
Debbie, sad and lonely after Aunt Ginger leaves, steals a little boy from a birthday party. In classic Gallagher style, the family hatches a plan to return the toddler safe and sound ...
Having blown off Steve, Fiona turns her attention to Tony, the cop who's had a crush on her since childhood. Steve, however, has not given up the fight. Elsewhere, a woman from the Office ...
Drunk as a skunk, Frank has a run-in with Karen's father and returns home to take it out on Ian. The next day is Friday, and Frank is nowhere to be found, which is a bit odd since he never ...
Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing for Fiona when a handsome stranger named Steve comes to her rescue. Lip is shocked to discover Ian could be gay and decides his brother ...