The Department of Family Services takes away the Gallagher children, and Fiona is desperate to get them back, so much so that she must round up Frank, get him to act responsibly and make a court appearance. Meanwhile, Kev and Veronica decide to use her mother as a surrogate; and Terry catches Mickey and Ian in flagrante.
Frank has a major problem on his hands when the city announces it will be doing work on the main sewer and they’ll be digging up his yard, where Aunt Ginger’s remains are located. Meanwhile, Fiona’s boss finds her work unsatisfactory; Molly uncovers a startling secret; and Ned wants Ian to break into his wife’s house.
Carl heads to cancer camp, where the facility’s activities leave a lot to be desired, while Frank goes on babysitting duty and Sheila plans to introduce Jody to “toy time.” Later, Fiona rallies coworkers against the boss; Lip and Mandy rescue her half sister from foster care; and Jimmy gets bad news about his parents.
Fiona wakes in a panic. She can’t believe she gave Meg a thousand dollars. She has no idea how to run a club night. Plus, the property tax is due. Lip’s PISSED. Frank stumbles home drunk looking for a bed. Nobody wants Frank back, except Debbie. Debbie tends to Frank and helps Sheila with fussy Hymie. Unfortunately for Sheila and Jody, Frank may be the only one that can keep him quiet.