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But add Mistresses' Karen Kim (currently working on her Masters degree in camping expedition as a way to restore some trust. he pushes her against a wall, refuses to let their relationship end. Alex looks shocked — but not exactly unhappy — and promptly tastes Karen's lip gloss on his wife's mouth. Karen Maguire (also Jackson; born 12 June ) is a fictional character from the British She is Lip Gallagher's (Jody Latham) girlfriend in Series 1, but seduces Lip's father The marriage turned out to be bigamous as he was still married to his . She explains to him that she knows she has to earn his trust back, and just . Lip is in a long-term, open relationship with Mandy Maguire (Samantha Siddall). She explains to him that she knows she has to earn his trust back, and just.
She then leaves to stay with her grandmother but later returns in the Christmas episode and has dinner with the Gallagher family. She is still shown to have the same promiscuous tendencies when she performs oral sex on a soldier to get into a contaminated Chatsworth estate. In the same episode, Sheila gives birth to twins, Nigel and Delia. She later works at The Jockey, the local pub, and it would be a running gag of how Karen constantly serves Frank a drink knowing he won't pay for it.
She got the job by pretending to be a lesbian to Jez Lindsey Dawsonthe lesbian owner. Kev's partner, Veronica Fisher Maxine Peake is jealous of Karen as she flirts with Kev, knowing about her previous affair with Frank, and headbutts her several times, getting herself banned from The Jockey.
She does this by kissing Veronica in the toilets, to make Jez sympathetic to Veronica's "secret gay feelings". Later, Sheila believes that Karen is a lesbian as rumours of her being attracted to Jez reach her, leading to Sheila to try and set the pair up with awkwardly hilarious consequences. Sheila leaves in Series 4, when she separates from Frank, whom She married in series 3.
The marriage turned out to be bigamous as he was still married to his previous wife. Karen continues to have sexual encounters with many men until the fourth series. The Maguire family are feared amongst Manchester and have a gangster reputation. Her and Jamie become a couple and he asks to marry her. She says yes but soon has doubts. On her "hen night" Karen, Jamie's mother Mimi Tina Malone attempts a robbery, at a nearby warehouse and tries to frame Karen by making her seduce the security guard.
At first, Karen does not want to be part of a gangster family and learns that Jamie has murdered more people, leading her to question her engagement. However at the end of Series 4, her and Jamie marry in front of friends and family. Jamie and Karen then co-run the pub. Series 5 sees her becoming increasingly, albeit grudgingly, more involved with the Maguire family and their somewhat violent way of life, such as ordering Jamie's father Paddy Maguire Sean Gilder to torture Jamie's ex-cellmate, who had framed Jamie, into confessing his crime so he wouldn't get locked up again.
Karen suffers a miscarriage early in Series 6 and very soon after, her changing behavior and the loss of their child starts creating a large rift in their marriage. As she and Jamie argue over shared ownership of The Jockey and other problems which leads his termination, Karen finds herself drawn to Mandy's abusive boyfriend Joe Pritchard Ben Battand has sex with him shortly after Jamie moves out. Joe becomes increasingly controlling, threatening to reveal their affair, and makes a failed attempt to buy out Jamie's portion of The Jockey.
During this, the Maguires find out Joe has been physically abusing Mandy, and Jamie is almost sent back to prison after brutally beating him. When Jamie moves back in with Karen, she is able to end her affair with Joe by threatening him that if she claims to the Maguires that he's once again been beating Mandy, they will murder him.
The last episode of Series 6 reveals Karen to be once again pregnant; however she is unsure whether the father is Jamie or Joe, who laughs and tells her, "You belong to me now". In the first episode of series 7, Karen is two weeks overdue in her pregnancy, and can't wait to have the birth over and done with.
When Mimi tells her that sex several times a day could make her waters break quicker, Karen tells that "they've" been "at it" all the time, and flashbacks show that she's been having sex with both Jamie and Joe, implying that her brief affair with Joe from series 6 has continued, despite Karen's often cold attitude towards him. In the same episode, Karen goes into labour after having a brief confrontation with Joe in the empty bar of The Jockey.
After taunting her, Joe decided to help a scared Karen deliver what could be his son, who would be christened Connor Joseph Maguire. Despite playing happy families with "proud dad" Jamie, Joe tells that she's kidding herself into thinking that she wants Jamie, when she really only wants Joe, branding Jamie "boring".
Karen would then engage in risky sex in the Maguires' living room with Joe, nearly being caught out by Paddy. Afterwards, Joe would declare that he loves her and they should be a family. Along with Karen's out of control behavior with Joe, she starts to act strange and starts losing Connor on a regular basis. For example, she hides her baby in a dresser drawer. On the third episode of the seventh series Karen starts to act in a strange manner by becoming obsessed with exercising and thinking that she can start her own fitness business, bouncing on a trampoline outside, going out late at night to buy groceries and putting baby Connor in a wardrobe.
Karen's erratic behaviour deteriorates further as she starts ripping wall paper off the walls and playing music at high volume, even attempting suicide by falling from a window at one point.
She is saved from her suicide attempt by a quick-thinking Paddy Maguire, who shows his sensitive side when he expresses deep care and sympathy for her. Finally Karen has to be restrained by medics and is placed in a psychiatric unit.
Karen is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When she returns home, she struggles to repair her marriage to Jamie, who is unable to have sex with her because the image of Karen during her breakdown is deeply ingrained in his mind.
Jamie, unknown to Karen, begins having sex with other women for money, and to get away from her. Jamie does not derive any pleasure from having sex with other women and is motivated by the financial gain.
Eventually he stops prostituting himself when Paddy discovers what Jamie has been up to and tries to be happy with Karen. Monica appeared in 40 episodes overall. When she returned home in series 1 and series 3, her children, apart from Carl, treated her with nothing but suspicion and hostility for leaving them with Frank. Fiona in series 1 and Debbie in series 4—6 were especially hostile since they were the ones who were forced to take on the household duties.
Even when Monica returned for an extended stay, Debbie was still the one to look after Liam and to an extent, her older brothers. Although Monica wanted to be a good mother, and was shown doing some household chores, laziness and selfishness prevented her from being any real help.
In series 6, feeling unloved by her children and Frank, Monica left once again. However, Monica returned in series 8, after the family receives news that her daughter, Debbie, has been killed. It soon became apparent that the death was a hoax set up by Monica and her civil partnera psychiatric nurse called Mildred, who dresses up as an army officer and tells Libby that Debbie was killed in Afghanistan. Monica looked set to claim back her family, even going as far as to demand custody of her youngest children and, when Frank and Libby were reunited, Monica admitted that the reason she returned was truly for Frank as he was the one and she would "always come back".
However, Frank knew that she would leave again, the same as she did before to him and to Norma and wouldn't let her ruin another of his relationships, so chose to stay with Libby. It was then revealed that Liam who started warming up to her before leaving in series 6 had decided to live with Monica permanently so he could help her to see love inside herself.
She returns in the show's penultimate episode when she sees on the news Frank and Stella are held hostage and tries to negotiate a deal where she would take Stella's place, but ends up locked with her daughter and ex-husband. Soon, Monica and Frank admit to still having feelings and they have sex. In the final episode, she gives birth to her eighth child, Benbut feels guilty about aborting his twin brother and drowns in her own guilt and neglects Ben, and the returning Fiona is disgusted to know that Monica is still the same person that abandoned her.
Monica eventually shows concern and stands up to Frank when she realizes Fiona is taking Stella and Ben with her. Sheila Jackson Played by: Sheila appeared in 28 episodes in total. Sheila was first married to Sheldon. Sheila murdered Sheldon and buried him in her back garden after years of domestic abuse. Her second husband and father of Karen, Eddie, left her in series 1 after he caught his daughter performing oral sex on Ian Gerard Kearns and Lip Gallagher Jody Latham under the dining room table.
Sheila suffers from agoraphobia and is a fan of daytime televisionespecially Countdownfinding it unbelievable that someone doesn't know who Carol Vorderman or Richard Whiteley are. She has a fixation with performing anal sexual acts upon Frank. She named her twins after two famous chefs, Delia Smith and Nigel Slater although it is possible that the latter was named after Nigella Lawson.
Sheila left with the twins to go on a cruise after discovering Frank had not divorced his former wife Monica Annabelle Apsionwho had suddenly reappeared with her lesbian girlfriend. In the last episode of series 5, Frank goes into a coma and dreams of his unusual family, where Monica still has her physical body, but the mental state of Sheila, In which Frank refers to her as Sheila-Monica.
This is shown in the way that she dressed and the sound of her voice while holding up a sign of Sheila's face. This may indicate that Frank still has feelings for Sheila, despite their previous marriage being illegal as Frank never got a divorce from Monica before they were to wed.
She was the acting mother to her five siblings after her mother left due to Frank's lack of responsibility. She is also the best friend of Veronica Fisher Maxine Peake. During the early episodes, Fiona had a part-time job as a teaching assistant at a local nursery. Fiona appeared in 19 episodes in total.
During her childhood, she used to be referred to by the other kids at school as "Pov Gallagher" due to her family's low income and her parents' perpetual unemployment.
Fiona also once claimed to be proud that she was the only girl in her year-group during secondary school not to fall pregnant before taking her GCSEs. Fiona was reluctant to leave with him, as she did not want to abandon her siblings and friends.
During his absence, she briefly hooked up with Craig Garland Chris Coghilland became pregnant with his child.
But she still retained feelings for Steve, and when he returned briefly, he told Fiona that her siblings were more than capable of looking after themselves without her, and that she deserved a better life outside of Chatsworth. With the support of her family and friends, Fiona left with Steve at the end of series 2 and now resides in Amsterdam.
In the final episode of the show, Fiona is called back to Chatsworth by her mother Monica after hearing she has lost a baby. However, she is enraged to discover her mother attempted to abort twins, leaving one— Ben —alive.
She is disgusted to find Monica and Frank are neglecting Ben and choosing to let Fiona's six-year-old sister Stella to take care of him. Reminded of her own past as sole parental guidance for her other siblings, as well as overhearing Lip Gallagher Jody Latham talk about the mistreatment her younger siblings will receive once Monica gets over the aborted child, Fiona plots to snatch Stella and Ben to free them of the lifestyle she and her younger siblings went through.
However, Stella runs away and takes her brother. When they are found by Frank, he stops Fiona's plans and she still isn't convinced to leave the kids with her parents after Lip and Carl Elliott Tittensor plead with her not go through with it. Fiona learns Frank tried to leave though didn't have money and offers her father money but he doesn't and she is convinced when she realizes Frank can't abandon his children and this gives Fiona a new found respect for her father.
After the family reconcile, they party with the other Chatsworth residents in The Jockey. Steve McBride Played by: When a mugger stole Fiona's bag, Steve gave chase and attempted to catch him. Although he failed, Fiona still took him home. Once back at their house, he admitted while undoing his trousers that he had noticed her a month before, and that if she wanted him to stop, he would.
She did not, and they went on to have sex. Steve later bought Fiona a washing machine to woo her, and they got together, after Steve revealed he stole cars for a living. In the middle of the second series he was forced to flee the Chatsworth Estate after he was involved in a murder at a drugs deal he was involved in.
However, he later returned for Fiona in the emotional finale of series two. He now resides in Amsterdam with Fiona. He has a daughter named Kerry-Anne from a relationship in his youth. Steve appeared in 16 episodes overall. Steve is from a family of doctors, referring to them as "the medical equivalent of a battery farm". Steve himself had also previously studied to become a doctor before leaving med school after two years. Steve is often presented as the moral hero of the show.
Although a car thief, he proudly claims to have not committed a single violent crime in his life. Similarly, he dislikes the way Frank Gallagher David Threlfall treats his children. When Fiona's father Frank struck his son Ian, Steve got him drunk and took him to Calais in the boot of his car. Lip Gallagher Played by: His parents delayed his birth registration for over a year.
This is revealed to Lip on his 18th actually 19th birthday in series 4. According to his father, his nickname was bestowed upon him owing to him being "a bit of a gobshite.
He appeared in 38 episodes overall. When still in high school, Lip would charge money from other students so he would do their homework assignments and SAT test for them. During series 1 he was in a relationship with schoolmate Karen Jackson Rebecca Atkinsonwho dumps him for his own father Frank Gallagher David Threlfallcausing him to batter Frank in the middle of the street in a rage. He is ballsy, charismatic and never afraid to stand up to anyone, including the feared Maguire family.
Lip dates a string of girls throughout the show, even partaking in a sexual affair with Lena Marshall Brana Bajica woman considerably older than he was. Lip is close to younger brother Ian Gallagher Gerard Kearns and was the first person to find out about his brother's homosexuality. Lip keeps it a secret and eventually becomes completely accepting of it.
In series 3, Mandy gives birth to Katie but does want to involve Lip with the baby as she believes he will walk out on them. That same night Lip takes his blame on Frank and accidentally insults Debbie in the process. In the first episode of series five he returns to the estate during his university break to see Mandy and Katie.
His secret girlfriend from university, Alex, decides to make a trip to the Chatsworth Estate. This costs Lip his relationship with Mandy after getting into a bar fight as well as realizing Lip is embarrassed of his daughter and ends up kicking him out of the Gallagher home.
It is revealed that he has finished university, acquired a new job in London where he is now working as an architect, and would have been engaged to be married to Mandy. Mimi decides that it is best to leave Katie in the care of her father. Jody Latham confirmed on Twitter that he would return to the show in the season 11 finale.
It was also said that he lived in the area but never visited because he did not want daughter Katie living near or knowing Frank and the Chatsworth Estate.
Ian Gallagher Played by: Gerard Kearns Series 1—7 Ian Gallagher born 11 February is the third oldest Gallagher sibling and is aged 15 at the beginning of the first series in He is the son of Monica Gallagher Annabelle Apsion and Gary Bennett, revealed when his blood group was found to be incompatible with the rest of his siblings'.
He has one niece, Katie Maguire. He used to work at The Jockey as a barman but in more recent series his employment, if he has any, has not been shown. Ian appeared in 80 episodes overall. In the early series, Ian is depicted as closest to his brother Lip, with whom he shares a room, and is initially the only member of his family to know that he was gay. The brothers often have to look out for each other more than any of the other characters, due to being party to each other's secrets.
In later series, all the family, except Frank Gallagher David Threlfallare aware of his sexuality. Ian often identifies as gayhaving various relationships with older men throughout the first four or five series. Because he is unaware of his parentage at the time, Ian also unknowingly sleeps with his half-brother.
Ian sees Sean Bennett at their biological father's funeral and later tells the truth to Sean, who wants to keep seeing Ian, but eventually agrees that they can not ignore their familial relationship.
Beginning in the fourth series, Ian has a number of relationships with women. He repeatedly has sex with a girl he is briefly hiding in his home for her protection, but when she asks him to leave with her, he declines, knowing a relationship would not work.
He has a relationship of convenience with Mandy Maguire Samantha Siddallto protect his secret, which nearly turns sexual when they're both at a low point, but they fumble about until Ian decides it's a bad idea. When Maxine's brother, Bruce Philip Hill-Pearson asks if their being in a relationship means Ian is now "bisexual", Ian pauses, before saying he just believes he has found the right person.
Due to Gerard Kearns break to work on a film, Ian leaves in the first episode of the 6th series after suffering amnesia. He is seen in episode two in a clip of him partying abroad and appears on webcam in later episodes. He returns in the seventh episode; this features the debut of Danny, a deaf teenager whom Ian unwittingly transports back to the UK in the boot of his car. Ian now lives in the house of Danny's deceased grandfather, which was leased to him by Danny's Aunt Pegg, in gratitude for looking after him.
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Danny and Pegg later move to Spain he later lets Mickey move in with him. In Series 7, it appears Ian has remained at Danny's old address and has accepted Micky as a tenant.
Ian supports Carl's girlfriend Maxine when she decides to have an abortion and break up with Carl.
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Maxine moves in with Micky and Ian. The situation becomes complicated when Maxine asks Ian to pose as her boyfriend to impress her parents. Ian and Maxine begin to develop feelings for each other and have sex.
Micky sees them and tries to convince Ian he shouldn't be with a woman, but Ian says the labels don't matter, he wants to be with Maxine.
This leads to a major falling out with Micky, who feels betrayed. Micky tells Carl, who then beats up Ian in the toilets at The Jockey. In spite of the remaining tensions, Ian and Maxine become a couple. Even with the lingering animosity from Carl and Micky, Ian and Maxine are happy but they are thrown into turmoil when Carl, along with Chesney Karib Qasim Akhtarruns away after being accused of murder.
Ian is initially not bothered with Carl's absence, and is more concerned at just how concerned Maxine is over Carl. As Ian looks on, Jimmy's sister hits Maxine in the head with a pool cue. Ian feels ashamed that he let Maxine fight the battle on her own and in spite of her reassurances, he begins to believe that she would have been better off with Carl.
To try to prove his worth, Ian attempts to tape a confession from Jimmy, but Jimmy sees through his plan and savagely beats him. Ian begins to further withdraw and is unable to have sex with Maxine; during the time they do spend together, he becomes more paranoid about her feelings every time she mentions Carl. Carl's name is soon cleared and he attempts to make amends with Ian, but Ian isn't interested.
He again accuses Maxine of wanting to be with Carl, to which she tells Ian she just doesn't want to be with him. In spite of this conflict, Ian and Maxine still have strong feelings for each other, and Carl convinces Maxine that she and Ian belong together.
Ian shows up at hospital soon after Carl and Maxine talk, and he and Maxine smile at each other, and they reconcile. In the finale of series 7, Ian and Maxine were returning home after a night out, when they are accosted by a ruffian who attempts to mug them. But they fight back and overpower the thug, and drag him back unconscious to their house.
The thug turns out to be a hireling of Roscoe, a Moss Side-based crime lord. After hours of deciding what to do with him, Maxine overhears a conversation where Ian admits that he would "rather fuck him than kill him". This seems to be the end of the relationship, as Ian's sexuality may might turn out to be the source of future infidelities. When Ian prepares himself to kill the thug, Maxine and he find that he escaped from his bonds while they were conversing.
Ian is seen later with a backpack, apparently leaving Chatsworth. It is not stated whether it is because he is leaving Maxine or if it is to avoid retribution by Roscoe's gang. After witnessing Joe's abusive treatment of Karen, Ian stows away in the boot of Joe's car.
After Joe tries to beat and abuse Karen, Ian kills him and makes his exit from the show to dispose of the body. In a later episode in series 8, Carl is shown to get a "Happy Birthday" text from Ian. In the final episode of the show, Lip mentions that Ian is engaged to a transsexual. Debbie Gallagher Played by: Although Debbie is only 16 at the time of her last appearance on the show inshe is old beyond her years because she grew up without a mother and undertook the majority of the domestic tasks, At the start of the series Debbie tended to use her child-like innocence to get out of any mess she or family get themselves into.
Since Fiona went to AmsterdamDebbie is often tasked with saving the family from ruin. For example, she steps in when Liam denounces God and the school he attends makes a move to expel him. Although the results are disastrous, she shows herself to be a diligent individual upon whom her family can depend. Originally Debbie was presented as a slightly unusual and awkward child, she retains her high intelligence and resourcefulness throughout the show.
This allows Debbie to be successful when she becomes head of the household and takes care of the domestic duties such as cooking, ironing, cleaning and taking Liam to school. She also provides her family members with a high level of emotional support. As a consequence, Debbie missed out on socialising and has become mature beyond her years.
When Fiona left Chatsworth at the end of series 2, Debbie seemed, at first, to relish the responsibility of running Gallagher household. Debbie appeared in 65 episodes in total. In series one, Debbie abducts a three-year-old boy because she "wanted a girl, but none of the girls on the estate would take the chocolate". So she dressed him up in girls clothes. The child's disappearance caused the majority of the estate to go up in arms in search for young "Jody".
When Debbie finally admits her actions to her family, a furious and bewildered Fiona, Steve McBride James McAvoyLip, and Ian, formulate a plan to return the youngster back to his family without incriminating Debbie.
After circulating false rumours of sightings around the Chatsworth Estate for much of the day, Debbie emerges as the hero of the hour when she returns the boy to his distressed family. Debbie's closest familial relationship is with her father, Frank. Unlike Fiona, Lip, Ian and Carl, Debbie admires him and often shows her love for him, often seen to be the most affected when he is in danger or trouble. For example, she screams in terror when she believes that Frank's body has been found in a nearby canal.
Throughout the series, Frank often lets Debbie down and seems to be unappreciative of her efforts to keep the family together. For example, during some of his drunken rants, he presents himself as being lumbered with children whom he has the sole responsibility of caring for them and seems to forget occasionally what an asset Debbie is to the family.
Debbie's feelings of closeness to Frank often leave her the most vulnerable to being let down by him. Debbie's loyalty to her father is occasionally rewarded, and it is strongly suggested that Frank appreciates "Little Debbie" more than anyone else in the world, though that changes when he tells her crush Luke that she sleeps around the estate in hopes she doesn't sacrifice money for charity, and even when Frank tries to do good and give her money for a trip she still refuses to forgive him.