The Gallagher's are finally on an upswing in Season Eight! Frank comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it’s finally time to be a contributing member of society. While Fiona (Rossum) faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else’s misfortune. Lip struggles with unexpected sacrifices he must make to stay sober, while Ian takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship. Meanwhile, Liam discovers just how different the Gallagher's are from the families of his rich classmates as Frank schools him on “sticking it to the man!” Meanwhile, Kev and V have to find a way to deal with Svetlana after she steals their bar, The Alibi.