It’s summertime again in Chicago. Fiona balances her job at Patsy’s Pies and a crush on her older boss, Sean, as Lip says goodbye to college and Amanda. He heads back home where he struggles to fit in with his old Southside friends. But he’s not the only thing in the neighborhood that’s changing though, realtors are buying up property and a new, trendy yoga studio has popped up.
Frank, still recovering from his liver transplant, is living at Sheila’s and working on a secret project in her basement while Sheila works upstairs to get rid of a problematic Sammi and Chuckie. At the Milkovich house, Ian helps a pregnant Svetlana take care of baby Yevgeny while Mickey and his brothers run a moving truck scam. Veronica, frustrated by her newborn babies and Kevin’s exclusive obsession with them, goes to work at The Alibi while Kev enjoys his new role of stay at home dad.
Meanwhile, Debbie, ostracized by Holly and Ellie, helps Frank gather supplies for his project while Carl, stuck with a broken ankle, steals a wheelchair. Back at Patsy’s, Fiona enjoys flirting with Davis, the lead singer of the band Jezebel, and a regular at Patsy’s. She also waits on Angela, a mystery woman we last saw with Jimmy…
In addition, Lip takes a job working for Tommy’s demolition crew. Ian, hypersexual as a result of his condition, has a few anonymous sexual encounters. And Frank unveils his mystery project, a home brewery in which he makes “Frank’s Milk of the Gods,” the self-proclaimed strongest beer known to man.
Episode 5.02 - I’m The Liver
Fiona is officially off house arrest while Lip starts his first day of work for Tommy. But manual labor turns out to be harder than Lip thought and the brutal hazing from his co-workers doesn’t help.
Sheila considers an offer from two lesbians who want to buy her home. Frank tries to talk her out of it and begins warning everyone of the neighborhood’s impending gentrification. Also, the father of boy whose liver Frank received invites Frank to a special father’s day dinner with all the other organ recipients, which Sammi ends up crashing, further enraging Sheila.
Meanwhile, a manic Ian plans his revenge with Mickey and Mandy against a homophobic military funeral protest. Fiona confronts Sean about her feelings for him. Kev bonds with Svetlana. And Debbie continues to struggle with her friends and boys.
Episode 5.03 - The Two Lisas
The gentrification of the Back of the Yards continues with the closing of the Alibi’s illegal rub & tug. Frank enlists Carl to scare off the lesbians who are buying up more property in the neighborhood while pleading with Sheila not to cave and sell her home. But Sheila has big plans for her future, with or without Frank.
Ian goes on a crazed cleaning spree of the Milkovich house and also wants Lip to help convince Mandy not to move to Indiana with her abusive boyfriend, Kenyatta. But Lip remains emotionally unavailable and pushes Mandy away, possibly for good.
Meanwhile, Debbie throws a wild party at the Gallagher house and Carl discovers a hidden talent. In exchange for new brewery equipment, Frank sets the owner of a junkyard up with Sammi under the pretense the she’ll sleep with him. And Fiona agrees to go to a concert with Davis, but when his girlfriend shows up Fiona makes a play for Davis’s bass player, Gus.