Frank stuns the family by turning up in the morning to get his post when it's not even Giro day. It soon transpires that he's hatching a plan to get his hands on maintenance from his ex-wife, Monica. However his plan goes wrong when Monica returns with her lesbian lover Norma.
Bailiffs begin chasing Frank when every single agency he owes money suddenly discovers his address, he is forced to dress up as a woman in an attempt to get passed them. The arrival of her mother and the lack of gratitude for raising her siblings leads Fiona to walk out and leave the children to Monica and her girlfriend.
Monica is seen sobbing while sitting in the back of the camper van in the garden of the Gallagher house, Norma is sat next to her with a guitar. The camera cuts to show Debbie, Carl, Lip and Ian sat in the upstairs window of the house watching Monica and Norma below. Debbie smiles happily before the camera cuts.
- Anne-Marie Duff - Fiona Gallagher
- James McAvoy - Steve McBride
- David Threlfall - Frank Gallagher
- Jody Latham - Phillip Gallagher
- Gerard Kearns - Ian Gallagher
- Rebecca Ryan - Debbie Gallagher
- Elliott and Luke Tittensor - Carl Gallagher
- Joseph Furnace - Liam Gallagher
- Maggie O'Neill - Sheila Jackson
- Maxine Peake - Veronica Fisher
- Dean Lennox Kelly - Kevin Ball
- Chris Bisson - Kash Karib
- Kelli Hollis - Yvonne Karib
- Anthony Flanagan - Tony
- Warren Donnelly - Stan Waterman
- Lindsay Dawson - Jez
- Annabelle Apsion - Monica Gallagher
- Dystin Johnson - Norma Starkey
- Clive Russell - Billy Wilson
- Paul Oldham - Bailiff #1
- Steven O'Donnell - Bailiff #2