After another drunken night, Frank urinates on an electrical generator and ends up in hospital, where he is told he only has a few days left to live. Haunted by his 12-year old self, he desperately tries to find what legacy he will leave behind and attempts to seek forgiveness from the people he has done wrong by. Meanwhile, A changed Lip is welcome back with open arms on his return from university. But when a face from his past turns up, his life is turned upside down. Elsewhere, newlyweds Karen and Jamie take over at the Jockey, whilst Lillian opens up a brothel. But it attracts the attention of Stan, Tom and Carrie.
Mimi is upset when an ex boyfriend makes comments about the weight she has gained since her last saw her and she is forced to face her insecurities about it. Matters are made worse when Paddy doesn't defend her.
After finding out that she isn't pregnant Monica wants to spend more time with her children. Paddy isn't happy when The Jockey is robbed before the surprise birthday party he has organised for his wife.
Yvonne announces on the local news that Frank has won the lottery even though he hasn't. Liam is kidnapped and the kidnappers what Frank's winning in return for him.
Debbie comes up with an enterprising idea. Shane is surprised when the woman of his dreams takes him home. Carrie says she was driving when Stan hits an elderly lady. Problems happen though when she decides to sue.
Frank ends up being homeless after baby Katie takes some of his drugs and the family throw him out. Liam runs away when he learns that he is expected to help Monica with the new baby. When he finds Frank the two of them bond.
When there is a gas leak at the Gallagher house Ian and Mandy vie for the attention of a good looking fireman who shows up. Ian discovers a secret about him. Carl goes on a date with a plain looking girl so he can get closer to her mother but when she decides to leave her husband for him he realises that he has taken things a step too far.
Frank becomes smitten after seeing a beautiful woman a bus he is on. Debbie tries to raise funds so that the family can go on hospital.
Karen isn't pleased wehn Jamie's former prison cell mate shows up. Norma goes on a date. Yvonne is surprised when her daughter arranges her wedding.
Paddy is seen on CCTV committing armed robbery and faces a long jail sentence. The Gallagher's find themselves in debt with Mimi. Tom thinks Carrie is exploiting her new position after she is promoted.
Stan and Yvonne's relationship is put in danger follwoing an arguement. Yvonne is held up at the shop and when Stan tries to rescue her a shot is fired.
After Mandy is arrested she becomes friends with Tom and tries to help him find the mother who gave birth to him. Mandy then finds herself falling for him.
Debbie and Tom enjoy another secret date but when a woman is attacked and Tom tries to help her he ends up being arrested. Debbie knows that is she says that she was with him the truth about their secret meetings will come out. Mimi finds herself in a difficult situation.
Monica goes into labour when the city is hit with a minor earthquake. Frank ends up in a coma when he falls off his bar stall and enters an alternative world.