But when she discovers how much Lillian has, she is forced to decide what she values more: Money or Lillian's friendship? Once released, he is shocked by the changes that have occurred back on the estate and finds himself in a tricky situation when Monica makes it clear why she has returned. Frank returns from jail to Chatsworth hoping for a welcome home party. Frank loses something very precious and gains a new friend. Elsewhere, Chesney and Carl's girlfriend Clem go for a picnic. Meanwhile, The Maguires face a new conflict when Paddy announces that he's off with his new love interest D'Reen and that he's leaving them the family business but before he can, Mimi makes him guarantee the financial security for the family in the form of one last job.
With their mortgage application refused,Kelly and Marty,now outcasts for robbing Lilian, do exit the estate whilst Shane 's bizarre affair with. Jackson becomes suspicious of his household. Billy offers to help and concocts a brew using his extraordinary sense of smell and amazingly, it's a great success, but Shane soon grows jealous of Billy's success. However, Frank has his own pile of problems: Carl is in police training and to top it all off, a routine check-up at the clinic makes him realise that he is not as indestructible as he thought. Meanwhile, Steve makes the mistake of stealing the car of a police inspector, and it falls on Tony to get him out of trouble. Faced with a huge decision, Fiona tracks down , the father, only to discover that he is married.
Elsewhere, Avril and Jackson's marriage is well and truly on the rocks as Avril's deception is finally revealed, while a heartbroken Gloria ends up in bed with the most unlikely Chatsworth resident - her brother, Dominic. And, Karen is put out when Joe appears to have moved on by taking control of his life and attending anger management classes. In hospital, Frank stages a breakout and finally discovers what happened to him on his stag night. Meanwhile, Kelly returns to Chatsworth, only to discover her brother has left the estate, forcing her to move in with Lillian. And, Monica fears something will go wrong during the birth of her seventh child.
Meanwhile, Carol begins dating a nudist. But he soon comes into conflict with Karen. Elsewhere, Stan accidentally runs over an old woman. Elsewhere, Lillian takes a lonely Stella under her wing as Frank continues to neglect his daughter. Meanwhile, Mimi vows to keep Paddy on the straight and narrow following the revelation of his addiction but the urge for heroin is too strong for Paddy to take. Will he be able to accept his wife's dodgy past, or is their marriage over before it's even begun? Elsewhere, Patreesha plans a housewarming party for Avril.
Meanwhile, Sue, Kev, Veronica, and Marty plot to buy a Romanian baby. Will Debbie ignore Frank's words and dump Tom, because she thinks it will make her family like her again, or will she listen to his words and stay with Tom but also try to get along with her family. Meanwhile, Jackson finally becomes a teacher, and reels in the fact that he and his family can finally escape Chatsworth life. Aiden is once again in trouble with the law. Can they prevent the council from destroying Chatsworth forever? But sibling rivalry soon comes to the surface, while Frank continues his affair with the Gastric Bandits. And how will Fiona react when she discovers what Steve has done? Elsewhere, Avril is forced to work at her sister's car wash. Meanwhile, Jackson is fingered for falsely claiming benefits, resulting in the withdrawal of his teaching job, and his marriage is thrown into chaos.
Elsewhere, Mimi is released from prison, but her marriage to Paddy is beyond repairing. Can Mimi persuade Jamie to return as head of the family before all is lost or will a shocking secret tear Chatsworth's leading family apart? Meanwhile, is released from prison after serving ten years for murder. Elsewhere, Lillian's estranged son arrives in Chatsworth. Meanwhile, Sheila tries to overcome her agoraphobia with Debbie's help, whilst harbouring a life-changing secret, and it seems Steve's days as a free man are numbered when a jealous Tony discovers the source of his fortune. Elsewhere, Maxine comes up with a way to show Carl where his true feelings should lie, and Karen is left in turmoil when she discovers that she is pregnant. . Feeling unwelcome at the Gallaghers, Aiden leaves Chatsworth to find his mother, recently released from prison.
Liam discovers Brandi is not as innocent as she seems to be. But will Aidan finally get the chance to charm her? Carrie tracks Mickey to a warehouse, where the pair strike up an unlikely bond, Mandy moves out of the Gallagher home to live with Jamie and Karen at The Jockey. Is this the end of the Maguire's marriage? Meanwhile, Mimi attempts to build the confidence of a schoolteacher who has just lost her husband. The community service cast are unhappy with their leader, Michelle and the play. Elsewhere, Frank discovers an unexpected perk of being caretaker at the school: 24-hour access. Meanwhile, Karen returns to Chatsworth and gets herself a job at The Jockey and soon instigates a feud with Veronica by getting too close to Kev.
Final Appearance of: Frank Gallagher, Stella Gallagher, Monica Gallagher, Karen Maguire, Lillian Tyler, Jamie Maguire, Shane Maguire, Mimi Maguire, Billy Tutton, Avril Powell, Letitia Powell, Esther Blanco, Saul Blanco, Thalia Blanco, Tam Blanco, Aidan Croker, Chesney Karib, Patreesha St. Elsewhere, Avril loses her joband is forced to work at her sister's car wash. As he endures on a drinking binge, he is haunted by his 12-year-old self, and desperately tries to find what legacy he will leave behind if he dies. His banter and laid-back approach wins the respect of the team and sales figures increase. Gun-toting 'Biddy' Baxter arrives at Frank's house. But he soon discovers that he enemy lies much closer to home.