Frank Gallagher finds a new love this series with the arrival of local librarian Libby. Libby's passion for romantic literature awakens something in Frank that has been dormant for so long... and then he meets her mum Patty who might just put a spanner in the works. Eight months on from the tragic Loss of Mandy, the Maguire family are preparing to welcome a new addition to the clan, a baby son for Karen and Jamie Maguire. And baby Connor's arrival doesn't mean Joe Pritchard will loosen his hold on Karen, who soon discovers that motherhood brings on some unwanted Jackson family traits. The Jockey's got a new landlady, Mimi Maguire, so Patrick has to come to terms with their separate living arrangements. While Kelly takes her new godparent duties to the extreme, boyfriend Shane Maguire gets involved with wedding scams - and then thinks about a wedding of his own. Micky Maguire and Ian Gallagher now share a bungalow together, as the perfect odd couple. While over at the Gallagher's, Liam hits senior school and develops his first crush. Carl and girlfriend Maxine get adventurous in the bedroom. Welcome back to the inimitable world of SHAMELESS.