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Dr. Ingrid Jones is a therapist that Frank encounters at the hospital and forms a relationship with in Season 9.

History

Season 9

In The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Alibi, Frank and Ingrid go out with her taking him to a clinic. She reveals that she wanted him to fertilize her stored eggs so she could have children. Frank agrees wholeheartedly at the chance of being a father again. However, he learns that because of his habits and medications that his sperm count is low, with the chances being severely low for him to reproduce. Frank takes a sample cup home for him to deposit in but plans to have one of his sons do it. With Lip out, Frank goes to Carl and bribes him with the hundred dollars Ingrid gave him. Carl fills the cup all the way, unaware of what Frank intends to do with it. Frank uses Carl's sperm to impregnate Ingrid.

During BOOOOOOOOOOOONE!, Frank and Ingrid are at the lab and the doctor reveals their possibility of having a child are now up. However, Frank learns because of Carl's sperm, he and Ingrid are expecting sextuplets and when the doctor reveals the risks of carrying the children to full term, he readily agrees to abort some of the kids. Ingrid is less than upcoming with this, but he seemingly convinces her. At the Alibi, he reveals the good news but is worried when Ingrid refuses to abort three of her kids and make him get a job to support them. Frank and Ingrid reveal this to the Gallagher children, who are shocked by this but doubt he could support more kids since he didn't do it with them.

During Los Diablos, Frank applies for the hobo loco to provide for his new family after hearing the cash reward.

In The Hobo Games, Ingrid starts to have doubts about Frank's capabilities, especially when her ex-husband Randy and the doctor implore her to change her perspective. Ingrid's worries are elevated by Debbie and the other Gallagher kids and she decides to test Frank but he fails. In the end, Ingrid leaves him while telling him that she will reduce the embryos. Her ex-husband also pays Frank off and he allows this.

In Between

Ingrid went through with her decision to reduce the embryos and gave birth to twins. According to Randy, Ingrid subsequently had a maniac episode and abandoned her kids and ex-husband while on a cruise and swam to shore.

Season 10

In Sparky, Frank is about to leave the Gallagher House before Randy arrives with the babies to tell him that Ingrid left him and asks he takes the babies back. Seeing this, Frank runs away but is caught and talks with Randy who tells him about Ingrid's departure. The two argue for a while until Frank reveals that the babies born from Ingrid are actually his son Carl's children, something the arriving Carl overhears. Understandably, Carl was very upset with his father for using his sperm to impregnate the woman while Kelly argues with Randy on not leaving the kids with Frank or Carl. This argument was witnessed by their cousin Franny and Anne's family, who were amused by the drama. Frank looks at the children and realizes potential for them, deciding to take one. Although Randy protests this, Frank uses his superior manipulations to talk him down, as Carl realizes Frank's goal and wants to take part in the scam Frank has planned while telling Kelly that Frank is a master with scamming. Holding his new children, Carl decides to test them for their worthiness.

Episode Appearances

Shameless (US)

Season 9

Notes

  • It is currently unknown where she ended up after leaving Randy.
  • The way she abandoned her family is similar to Frank's wife Monica, as she had a mental illness and left them for reasons unknown.
  • She likely suffers from bipolar disorder or some other illness.
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