Original Air Date: Jan 12, 2014
As we catch up with the Gallagher clan, Fiona is dividing her time between caring for the household and working at Worldwide Cup with her boss/boyfriend Mike Pratt. While her job and relationship are going smoothly, life at home is thrown into a state of upheaval with the reappearance of a drug-addled and deathly ill Frank. With Lip off at college and Ian still missing, Fiona attempts to connect with Debbie and Carl, who are dealing with the upheaval of their adolescent hormones (or lack thereof). Season premiere.
Original Air Date: Jan 19, 2014
Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line. She uses her newly activated health benefits to take the kids for checkups. However, when a road rage incident damages the company car, Fiona tells a much bigger lie about how it happened. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.
Original Air Date: Jan 26, 2014
Frank stalks his previously unseen daughter, Sammi, and is surprised to find out she has a son, Chuck. Meanwhile, Fiona and Mike are getting serious. Also, Carl begins stealing dogs and holding them for ransom so that he can earn some drug money for Frank. Sheila has her first successful online date with Native American cowboy Roger Running Tree.
Original Air Date: Feb 2, 2014
Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. But the situation nearly boils over when Mike shows up at Robbie's apartment while Fiona's inside. Frank, in increasingly dire health straits due to liver disease, attempts to contrive an "accident" that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential transplant.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 2014
Fiona's series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Frank and Sammi continue their pursuit of curing his liver trouble, while also catching up on the father-daughter time that Sammi has always craved. Lip gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators.
Original Air Date: Feb 16, 2014
The aftermath of Liam's accident lands Fiona in county jail, unsure of Liam's condition or her future. The family, minus Frank, waits nervously for any update on Liam's status at the hospital. Meanwhile, after almost being killed by the sweat lodge, Frank wakes up in the emergency room and gets some sobering news about his declining health.
Original Air Date: Feb 23, 2014
The Gallagher clan deals with some changing dynamics in the aftermath of Fiona's release from jail. With Fiona under court order to remain inside the house and Frank's illness keeping him out of commission, the weight of guardianship duties falls squarely on Lip's shoulders. Simultaneously struggling to keep up with responsibilities at school, he gets some unexpected assistance from Amanda, his roommate's girlfriend.
Original Air Date: Mar 9, 2014
Fiona prepares for a visit from her probation officer and must rid the house of all suspicious items, a mission that puts her directly at odds with Debbie and Carl. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey's house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana, and finally makes his long-awaited return to the Gallagher house.
Original Air Date: Mar 16, 2014
In detention, Carl shares a connection with a troubled girl named Bonnie. Lip grows close to his roommate's now ex-girlfriend, while Debbie sets out to make life miserable for the new girl in Matty's life. Sheila returns from her trip to the reservation with big plans to adopt the Native American kids. Fiona experiences the struggles of job-hunting with a criminal record, while Mickey ignores the birth of his son to spend time with Ian, whose behavior is becoming increasingly erratic.
Original Air Date: Mar 23, 2014
Fiona goes off the rails, violating multiple terms of her probation by partying with Robbie's degenerate friends. When the family doesn't hear from her, it sends them into search-party mode - not too unlike their past experiences with Frank.
Original Air Date: Mar 30, 2014
Fiona is hauled away to a correctional facility as Frank wakes up from his operation suffering from post-operative delirium. Meanwhile, Ian decides to crash Mickey's son's christening with an ultimatum. And when Amanda's parents bribe Lip to stay away from their daughter, Lip makes a decision that he hopes will help the family. Plus, Debbie meets an older student - who has a dark ulterior motive. Oh, and DCFS makes an unexpected visit.
Original Air Date: Apr 6, 2014
Sheila fights for custody of the Native American kids and clashes with Sammi about where they will all live once Frank is released. Lip catches up on bills with the money he got from Amanda's parents. Fiona, meanwhile, passes a drug test, gets sprung from jail and lands a job at Patsy's Pies with the help of her parole officer. Also, a more cognizant Frank begins to feel like his old, troubled self. Season finale.