Episode 1: "Summer Time"
In the second season premiere, the Gallaghers are hustling in summertime Chicago. Despite her breakup with Steve, Fiona seems to be doing just fine. She's bartending at a local hotspot with Veronica (series star SHANOLA HAMPTON), hanging out with a successful young exec and enjoying her youth...it is, after all, the only time of year she has to let loose. Jasmine (guest star AMY SMART) introduces her sugar daddy, David, to Fiona.
Meanwhile, at the Gallagher House, Debbie is running a daycare with Carl (series star ETHAN CUTKOSKY). Ian takes over at the "Kash and Grab" when Kash (guest star PEJ VAHDAT) leaves town. Lip is running a Little League book and helping Kev (series star STEVE HOWEY) out with their annual ice cream/pot truck. However, Kev may be in over his head when his crop overflows thanks to Ethel's green thumb.
Despite Eddie's disappearance, Sheila (guest star JOAN CUSACK) is taking small steps to finally leave the house. Frank loses a bet and surrenders Liam as collateral to a very angry man named 'Baby' (guest star MARCUS BROWN).
Episode 2: "Summer Loving"
As Sheila continues to make progress conquering her agoraphobia, a worried Frank needs a new plan. Frank turns his attention to fellow bar patron Dottie 'Butterface' Coronis (guest star MOLLY PRICE). Lucky for Frank, Dottie's rapidly declining health and city pension just might make Dottie his perfect match.
Fiona continues to juggle her job, the kids and her burgeoning love life -- now that Steve has gone. Jasmine (guest star AMY SMART) tries to help by setting up Fiona with a sugar daddy of her own, Richard (guest star JOHNNY SNEED).
Veronica takes some old folks from the home for an excursion day. Lip worries about Karen's growing relationship with Jody (guest star ZACH McGOWAN). Ian tries to land a recently released Mickey (guest star NOEL FISHER) a job at the "Kash and Grab." Debbie wants her own room. Carl moves into the van.
Episode 3: "I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day"
Fiona hopes her moral compass isn't leading her astray when she reconnects with Craig Heisner (guest star TAYLOR KINNEY), her married high school crush. But when she finds an abandoned purse with over five hundred dollars inside, she assumes her luck is finally changing. Meanwhile, Frank is willing to do just about anything to stay in Dottie's good graces...even marry her. And in light of Harry's demise, Debbie becomes obsessed with death. Kevin is thinking about buying The Alibi. Lip meets with a Colonel (guest star PETER MURNIK) to glean information for Ian about West Point. Jody asks Frank for Karen's hand in marriage.
Episode 4: "A Beautiful Mess"
Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig Heisner when his angry wife, Lucy Jo (guest star BRIT MORGAN), shows up at the door.
When Debbie develops a stress-rash, Fiona wonders if she's putting too much responsibility on the kids. Fiona encourages Debbie to invite her friends over for a sleepover party at the house.
Now that Sheila has made it all the way to the hair salon, Frank realizes his days in the Jackson household are numbered and plots to scare Sheila back inside.
Now that Karen and Lip are no longer having sex, Lip tries to dig up dirt on Jody. Ian continues on the path to West Point. Carl housesits with his friend, Little Hank (guest star NICKY KORBA). Ethel (guest star MADISON DAVENPORT) meets Malik (guest star JUSTIN MITCHELL), a boy on Kev's youth-basketball team.
Episode 5: "Father's Day"
Now that Eddie Jackson's body has been recovered, Frank's on a mission to claim Eddie's pension or insurance benefits. But wait, wasn't Frank last seen running from a murderous Eddie? Frank's now a prime suspect in his disappearance.
Fiona's sugar daddy, Richard, takes her to a high-profile wedding. Not wanting to surrender her fantasy life, Fiona lies about where she's from; and although Richard falls for it, the other wedding guests don't.
Lip is devastated when he learns that Karen and Jody got married. He steps up to be a father to Karen's baby, but Karen tells him to back off... for good. Carl rents Frank's room to a hooker. Debbie wants to be attractive for Little Hank. Veronica thinks that Kev is cheating. And Sheila finally learns what really happened last season between Frank and Karen.
Episode 6: "Can I Have A Mother?"
Debbie's day at day care takes a wild turn with the arrival of Grammy Gallagher, who's been released on a medical furlough. She seeks Frank's help in tracking down her old meth-lab pal who owes her a big debt.
Meanwhile, Steve invites Fiona and Adam on a double date with him and his Brazilian bombshell; and when Frank finds out the beneficiary of Eddie's life-insurance policy, he hits the roof.