Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be...perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
|2/17/2013||The Sins Of My Caretaker|
The city of Chicago gives notice that they're doing work on the sewer main. The problem? Aunt Ginger's bones are still buried in the yard and Frank needs to find her before the city does. Meanwhile, Fiona is picked on at work for not satisfying her boss. When Fiona fails to provide the support Jimmy needs, he turns to Este. Molly learns that she's a boy and Ned asks Ian to rob his wife's house.
|2/10/2013||The Helpful Gallaghers|
Carl says his goodbyes as he heads off to cancer camp, but he isn't pleased with the camp's activities. With Frank on babysitting duty, Sheila wants to introduce Jody to "toy time" and Frank agrees to be Jody's sex coach. Fiona attempts to unite her coworkers against their boss. Lip and Mandy rescue Mandy's half-sister, Molly, from foster care. Jimmy learns his parents are getting divorced and his dad is a gay.
|1/27/2013||May I Trim Your Hedges?|
Frank tells Carl he has cancer so he can scam a charity foundation. Fiona is blown away by what she's asked to do to get a job as a cashier. Lip leads a crusade to hunt down pedophiles in the neighborhood - until one of the offenders turns out to be a she.
|1/20/2013||The American Dream|
Fiona has second thoughts about loaning money to Meg; and a drunken Frank staggers home, where no one wants him, until he proves to be the only one who can quiet fussy Baby Hymie. Meanwhile, Lip's community-service encounter with a North Side youth group gives him a moneymaking idea, while Kev's wife returns with her son Kyle and Frank puts in a call to child services.
|1/13/2013||El Gran Cañon|
Fiona struggles to accept the new Jimmy; Frank wakes up in a place completely foreign to him.