S2, E4

A Beautiful Mess

Original Air Date: Jan 29, 2012

Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig when his angry wife shows up at the door; Debbie develops a stress-rash and Fiona wonders if she's putting too much responsibility on the kids; Sheila has made it all the way to the hair salon and Frank realizes his days in the Jackson household are numbered; no longer having sex with Karen, Lip tries to dig up dirt on Jody; Ian continues on the path to West Point; Carl house-sits with his friend, Little Hank; Ethel meets Malik, a boy on Kevin's youth basketball team.


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Who's That Dude - Part One
Capitol City
Tied down, Spit On
Swingin' Utters
You Better Get Ready
Fear Not
Lion Vibes
CMI3520 I Get My Way (Instr.)
Jay Condiotti
Ain't No Game 2
700>100 (Instr.)
Grape Drank Heavy
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Daniel August
The Difference (Instr.)
Kill the Alarm
My Shoes - Part One
The Scotch of Saint James
Yeah - Part One
The Standing 8 Counts
Route 32 Blues
Crispin Cioe
Can't Help Myself
Postcards Sent West
Little Heroes
Kill Me Carolyne
The Whigs
Portly at Midnight (Instr.)
Bosshouse Music
Smile - Part One
Brilliant Fanzine
Teenage Genocide
Swingin' Utters
Black Cloud
Choo Choo La Rouge

8 Seasons, 96 Episodes

  • Season 8

    The Gallaghers are finally on an upswing! Frank tries to become a contributing member of society, Fiona finds success as a landlord, Lip struggles to stay sober, Ian takes up a cause, and Debbie tries life as a working single mom.

    Season 8
  • Season 7

    The Gallaghers have always been fiercely loyal to one another, but now that Frank has taken things too far will his outraged family finally declare war? One thing's for sure: there's never a dull moment for this clan.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    The Gallaghers are finally getting their acts together and striking out on their own, but growing up could also mean growing apart. One thing's certain: nothing ever comes easy when your last name is Gallagher -- except trouble.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Fiona gets into a surprising love triangle; Frank falls for a dying doctor; Lip commits himself to college life and becomes romantically involved with a mentor; Ian and Mickey struggle to manage Ian's bi-polar disorder.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Fiona gets into legal trouble after a party goes horribly wrong; Frank battles liver disease; Lip struggles with the realities of college life; Ian forces Mickey to confront his sexuality.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Jimmy struggles to balance his relationship with Fiona and his obligations to Estefania; Frank alientates his children and then tries to win them back; Karen returns and drives a wedge between Lip and Mandy with dire consequences.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Frank and Monica rekindle their self-destructive relationship; Fiona is thrown when Steve arrives home with a surprise; Lip makes big changes; Karen and Sheila clash over Karen's new husband Jody.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Frank goes missing and turns up in Toronto, tries to embrace sobriety, and bends the law to protect his disability checks; Fiona falls for a player with a lot of money and a big secret; Ian embraces his sexuality.

    Season 1

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