When five-year-old Liam denounces religion at his RC Primary School and risks a home-visit by his teacher and therefore the social services, sister Debbie has to think fast
Lip finds a new friend when he starts as a porter at a hotel, but he turns out to be decidedly dodgy. Elsewhere, Kev's sister starts lodging at Sheila and Frank's
After being knocked to the ground during a purse robbery at the shop, a heavily pregnant Mandy Maguire gives birth to Lip's daughter. But the Maguires won't let him anywhere near them.
When Carol discovers her best friend Lillian had an affair with her husband back in the seventies, she takes her revenge by reporting Lillian to the DSS
Kev is stricken with shock and grief when, on his 35th birthday, his mother throws herself from her balcony. Adding to the misery, Roxy returns after being released from prison.
The Gallagher clan can't believe it when Carl starts to bring money into the household. But his mini-enterprise soon attracts the attention of the police.
When Debbie makes friends with a popular girl her own age, she realises what she's been missing out on and goes on strike. Meanwhile, Frank becomes a medical guinea pig.
Frank and Sheila's wedding day looms, but there's a surprise in store for Frank when Sheila reveals what really happened to her ex-husband Sheldon