In this season, Frank has survived the fall and disowned by his family for his act in the last season, he starts a successful homeless shelter, but then got kicked out even though he was the owner. He then finds out that Monica is suffering from brain damage and is gonna die. The two try to make the best of Monica's last days. Fiona struggles on owning two separate places, and is happy being single. But then she starts hooking up and having sex with random guys on Tinder to "save energy" on other things. Carl is uncircumcised and tries to keep his girlfriend who's father severely hates him. He later grows a bond with her father and ships off to military school. Lip dates one of the workers at Patsy's Pies named Sierra and struggles to not drink alcohol. Ian doesn't take his meds and finds a new trans boyfriend named Trevor. And he finds out Mickey is out of prison. Debbie struggles to raise and keep Franny as she gets stolen by Derek's relatives. Kev and V continue their thrupple with Svetlana. Until they find out Svetlana lied and betrayed them.
|Hiraeth||Writer: John Wells||Director: Christopher Chulack||September 23, 2016 (online)
October 2, 2016 (Showtime)
|Frank wakes up after a month-long coma to find no one missed him. Worried she isn't a good mother, Debbie takes a criminal approach to making sure Franny grows up wealthy. Meanwhile, Lip successfully completes rehab and is determined to stay "sober;" Carl looks into surgery after learning he's the only uncircumcised brother; and Ian gets a bad feeling about Caleb's friend Denise.
|Swipe, Fuck, Leave||Writer: Nancy M. Pimental||Director: Rob Hardy||October 9, 2016||#2|
|Ready to disown his family, Frank takes Liam under wing and gets revenge on his family by barricading the top floor of the Gallagher home. Fiona, meanwhile, adopts a new, relaxed attitude and starts running Patsy's Pies on her own terms. Debbie gets into trouble in the stroller business; Ian tries out heterosexuality; and Carl finds himself forced into abstinence.
|Home Sweet Homeless Shelter||Writer: Krista Vernoff||Director: Iain B. MacDonald||October 16, 2016||#3|
|Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana start a topless maid service. At the shelter, meanwhile, Frank makes new friends to replace his old family - leading them to a for-sale house converted into the Gallagher Home for the Homeless. Plus, Debbie's new lifestyle comes to an abrupt end; Carl gets a syphilis scare; Ian struggles with a breakup; and with Fiona on the run to clean up after her siblings, business at Patsy's hits the skids.
|I Am a Storm||Writer: Sheila Callaghan||Director: Emmy Rossum||October 23, 2016||#4|
|Frank worries that he and his new family will lose their Home for the Homeless shelter, so he plans a little goodwill for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Fiona drums up business by throwing a speakeasy party at Patsy's Pies.
|Own Your Shit||Writer: Dominique Morisseau||Director: Christopher Chulack||October 30, 2016||#5|
|Frank learns that a billionaire philanthropist has bought the homeless shelter and he and his clan can stay. Meanwhile, Fiona gets smart financial advice from a Tinder hookup as Ian struggles with his feelings for Trevor.
|The Defenestration of Frank||Writer: Etan Frankel||Director: David Nutter||November 6, 2016||#6|
|Fiona sees opportunity in a laundromat for sale and decides to invest. Frank revels in the good fortune of his scam, but the troops catch a whiff of foul play. Meanwhile, Kev and V discover a shocking secret about Svetlana's father.
|You'll Never Ever Get a Chicken in Your Whole Entire Life||Writer: Nancy M. Pimental||Director: John Wells||November 13, 2016||#7|
|Fiona learns that owning a laundromat is costlier than expected. Frank helps Liam get into a plush new school after his old one is permanently shut down. Meanwhile, Debbie cleans up her act and grows closer to Neil.
|You Sold Me the Laundromat, Remember?||Writer: Krista Vernoff||Director: Allison Liddi-Brown||November 20, 2016||#8|
|Fiona takes a DIY approach to renovating the laundromat. Lip agrees to go before the school board in hopes of getting reinstated. Meanwhile, Kev's trust in Svetlana wanes even further when the titty van goes missing.
|Ouroboros||Writer: Sheila Callaghan||Director: Christopher Chulack||November 27, 2016||#9|
|Monica is back! And her first task is to help Debbie get back Franny. Meanwhile, Frank tries to avoid her, Ian has his first fight with Trevor, Lip tries to mask his relapsing alcoholism and Fiona's laundromat gets a bad review.
|Ride or Die||Writer: Dominique Morisseau||Director: Zetna Fuentes||December 4, 2016||#10|
|Fiona, facing mounting issues, contemplates Margo's offer to buy the laundromat. Meanwhile, Ian tries to deal with the fact that Mickey might be out of prison and Kev and V take matters into their own hands after Svetlana's betrayal.
|Happily Ever After||Writer: Etan Frankel||Director: John M. Valerio||December 11, 2016||#11|
|Frank and Monica have an interesting proposal for the kids. Lip buckles under pressure from Debbie to get his sobriety under control. Meanwhile, Fiona sees a business opportunity as Kev and V attempt to start a new chapter.
|Requiem For a Slut||Writer: John Wells||Director: John Wells||December 18, 2016||#12|
|The Gallaghers grapple with the loss of one of their own. As Lip takes steps to improve his future, Debbie, Carl and Liam get roped into Frank's new scheme. Meanwhile, Kev and V get their revenge on Svetlana.
- Main star Emmy Rossum made her directorial debut in "I Am a Storm"
- Monica makes her first appearance in "Ouroboros" after Season 5.
- Monica appears to have brain damage and is dying. Her death is shown in "Happily Ever After".
- Mickey makes his first appearance in "Ride or Die" after being incarcerated in Season 6, but only for two episodes after he leaves again.
- This is said to be the last appearance of Ian and Mickey or "Gallavich" when the show posts a recap of their relationship on their Youtube page.
- Helene makes her first appearance after Season 6 in but only in "Ride or Die"
- Recurring actress who plays Svetlana Yevgenivna, Isidora Goreshter has been promoted to series regular with the commencement of the season
- This is the first season to not have the main cast in the released poster, there is only William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and Jeremy Allen White.
- Fiona's old boyfriend Jimmy has been mentioned 2 times this season.
- In this season Monica's father Bill Darrgen is introduced.
- In this season, everyone gets their karma for trying to kill Frank or because of their treatment of him.
- After kicking Frank out; Fiona is blocked out the house, makes a bad investment choice and nearly goes bankrupt.
- For insulting Frank; Lip is blocked out the house, tortured by Frank with a raccoon, later officially expelled from college, and dumped by his new girlfriend once succumbing to his alcoholism.
- For his part in throwing Frank off the bridge; Ian is blocked out the house, tortured by the latter with a raccoon, Ian's boyfriend cheats on him and he finds a new love but is dumped by him after reconnecting with Mickey but backs out.
- For her part in throwing Frank off the bridge; Debbie is blocked out the house, nearly arrested for shoplifting, and nearly has her child taken by CPS.
- For his part in throwing Frank off the bridge; Carl is blocked out the house, gets circumcised but its for nothing as his girlfriend cheats on him and gets an STD while her father nearly attacks Carl after blaming him.
- For their part in throwing Frank off the bridge; Kev, Veronica, and Svetlana are threatened by Frank when he returns. Kev and V are later betrayed by Svetlana who take their bar but nearly have her deported. Kev is the only person who was guilty for throwing Frank away.
- For his part in throwing Frank off the bridge; Caleb is dumped by Ian for cheating on him.
- This season marks the final appearance of Monica.
- Mickey's last appearance until Season 9.
- Frank's new bond with Liam, foreshadows the closeness they will have in Season 8.
- William H. Macy - Frank Gallagher
- Emmy Rossum - Fiona Gallagher
- Cameron Monaghan - Ian Gallagher
- Jeremy Allen White - Phillip Gallagher
- Ethan Cutkosky - Carl Gallagher
- Emma Kenney - Debbie Gallagher
- Shanola Hampton- Veronica Fisher
- Steve Howey - Kevin Ball
- Isidora Goreshter - Svetlana Yevgenivna
- Pasha Lychnikoff - Yvon
- Sharon Lawrence - Margo
- Alan Rosenberg - Professor Youens
- Jaylen Barron - Dominique Winslow
- Peter Macon - Sergeant Winslow
- Arden Myrin - New Monica/Delores
- Ruby Modine - Sierra
- Zack Pearlman - Neil
- Elliot Fletcher - Trevor
- Jim Hoffmaster - Kermit
- Micheal Patrick McGill - Tommy
- June Squibb - Etta Teasdale