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Shameless Season 2 Episodes

12 Episodes 2012 - 2012

The misadventures of Chicago's Gallagher family, led (somewhat) by their irrepressible, irresponsible, dissolute, drunken deadbeat of a dad, Frank, continue in a rollicking Season 2. Frank's up to his old manipulative, self-serving tricks as he uses son Liam as collateral for a gambling debt, latches on to a potential sugar momma in the form of a dying bar belle and tries to cash in on the supposed hidden stash of cash left by his late mother. Meanwhile, the ever-ambitious and hardworking eldest, Fiona, has landed a job tending bar at a popular local watering hole and continues to juggle a number of suitors, including a former high-school crush who's married. Industrious Lip decides to make some money by taking bets on Little League games, works to get Ian into West Point and does his best to help Karen through her pregnancy. And prodigal matriarch Monica Gallagher blows back into town, hooks up with Frank for more shenanigans and proves to be more maternal than anyone remembers.

Episode 1


Sun, Jan 8, 2012 46 mins

In the second-season premiere, following her breakup with Steve, Fiona lands a job tending bar at a popular local joint and makes a new acquaintance in an enterprising young businessman. Meanwhile, Frank uses Liam as collateral for a gambling debt; Lip takes bets on Little League games; and Kash leaves town, so Ian decides to take over the Kash and Grab.

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Episode 2

Summer Loving

Sun, Jan 15, 2012 46 mins

Frank spots a potential sugar momma in a bar patron named Dottie, whose health is failing fast but is living well on a city pension. Meanwhile, Fiona has her hands full with a new job tending bar, the kids and the new man in her life; and at home, Debbie wants a room of her own while Carl beds down in a van.

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Episode 3

I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day

Sun, Jan 22, 2012 46 mins

Fiona ponders the morality of getting involved with a high-school crush who's now married; Frank pulls out all the stops in an effort to stay in the good graces of his meal ticket, Dottie; and Harry's health issues leave Debbie obsessing over death. Meanwhile, Kevin considers buying the Alibi; Lip takes a meeting with an Army officer to see about getting Ian into West Point; Jody asks for Frank's permission to marry Karen.

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Episode 4

A Beautiful Mess

Sun, Jan 29, 2012 46 mins

After sleeping with Craig, Fiona is unprepared for the arrival of his irate wife. And on the family front, Fiona is concerned that she is dumping too much responsibility on the Gallagher children when stress causes Debbie to break out in a rash. Meanwhile, Frank begins to suspect his days in the Jackson household are coming to an end; Ian marches forward in his efforts to get into West Point; and Lip attempts to dig up dirt on Jody.

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Episode 5

Father's Day

Thu, Jan 5, 2012 46 mins

When Eddie Jackson's body turns up, Frank thinks he should be in line to claim his pension and insurance benefits. Meanwhile, Fiona attends a high-class wedding with her sugar daddy; Lip discovers startling news about Karen and Jody; Frank's room is rented to a hooker; Veronica suspects Kev of cheating; and Sheila uncovers the truth about what transpired between Frank and Karen last year.

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Episode 6

Can I Have a Mother

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 46 mins

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.

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Episode 7

A Bottle of Jean Nate

Sun, Feb 19, 2012 46 mins

Jasmine throws an end-of-summer blowout and invites Fiona down to David's boat but neglects to inform her that Steve and Estefania will also be on board; Lip tries to get back into Karen's good graces and prepares a prenup for her and Jody. Meanwhile, the Ian and Lip impasse heats up into a physical confrontation; Frank tires of doing Grammy's bidding and wants her out, but Fiona is enjoying the old girl's company.

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Episode 8


Sun, Mar 4, 2012 46 mins

While Jody and Sheila comfort a dying Grammy, Frank steps out and stops at the Kash and Grab, where he walks in on Ian and Mickey in a compromising position. Meanwhile, Lip wants to quit school, but Fiona tells him that if he reconsiders, she'll go back and get her GED; Lip takes Karen to a number of adoption agencies and doesn't like what she has planned; Steve decides to coach Carl's football team.

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Episode 9

Hurricane Monica

Sun, Mar 11, 2012 46 mins

Monica blows back into town and immediately hooks up with Frank for more shenanigans, but the kids are left wondering if she's finally here to stay, and Frank is eager to pick up the ashes of his late mother and reclaim the cash he believes she's hidden. Meanwhile, after Fiona kicks out Lip, he kicks around with stops at Karen's and Steve's. Later, Sheila and Jody think the house is haunted by Eddie's ghost.

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Episode 10

A Great Cause

Sun, Mar 18, 2012 46 mins

With Monica around and pitching in, Fiona is able to devote more time to pursuing her GED and seek a promotion at the club; Steve learns Estefania is still in love with her ex-boyfriend, so he and Lip conspire to sneak her beau back into the country. Meanwhile, Ian is busy dodging a vengeful Terry Milkovich; and Lip ponders the possibility that he might be poppa to Mandy's impending arrival.

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Episode 11

Just Like the Pilgrims Intended

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 46 mins

Fiona's Thanksgiving plans get put on the back burner when Frank tries to get Monica out of bed and help her out of her depression. Meanwhile, Estefania and Marco's rocky reunion takes a turn for the better when Steve offers to surrender his identity so Marco can stay in the country and marry. Later, Karen goes into labor; and Debbie worries that depression may run in the Gallagher family.

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Episode 12

Fiona Interrupted

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 46 mins

Jimmy gets back into Fiona's good graces and decides to have her meet his family; Frank plots to free Monica from the psychiatric institution; and Jody and Sheila attempt to hide Karen's newborn in the second-season finale. Later, Ian runs into the guy he slept with; and the late Eddie's long-awaited insurance check arrives.

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