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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
The family learns Kevin's fiancée is rich and fakes a wedding.
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.
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 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.
Frank has some settlement money coming his way. The only catch --needs his ex-wife, Monica's signature on the documents.
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.
Debbie convinces Fiona to get involved with her Classroom Moms where Fiona finds a new friend in the alluring Jasmine (Amy Smart).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The arrival of Grammy Gallagher (LOUISE FLETCHER) brings Frank and Fiona together, while the return of Steve is fraught with complications for Fiona.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Frank schemes to break Monica out of the facility, Jimmy earns his way back.
Fiona struggles to accept the new Jimmy, Frank wakes up in a place completely foreign to him.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
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 ...
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...
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 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.
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 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 goes on a heavy bender and ends up in Wisconsin and Lip has to come rescue her. Mickey 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.
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.
Frank recovers from his operation. Fiona is released early and gets a job waiting tables. Everyone is afraid that Ian may be bi-polar.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 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.
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 ...
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.
Fiona tries to patch things up with Gus, Carl begins his sentence, Veronica and Kevin make up and Lip stops his relations with Helene
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 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 struggling with the loss of a loved one. Fiona gets a promotion at the diner. Mickey is handling business behind bars. Debbie is making a decision with her pregnancy.
Fiona renovates the laundromat; Lip agrees to go Before the school board; Kev's trust in Svetlana lessons when the van goes missing
Frank and Monica make an interesting proposal to the kids; Fiona sees a new business opportunity; Lip tries to finally get his sobriety under control when he's pressured by a suddenly ...
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.