"Hiraeth" is the first episode and season premiere of Season 7 of Shameless. It aired as a free episode to watch on September 23rd, 2016. It aired on television on October 2nd, 2016 on Showtime. The episode attracted 1.24 million viewers.
Frank wakes up immediately from his coma after being found in Lake Michigan. Fiona continues her job at Patsy's Pies as the manager, however she starts to find difficulty in her job after Sean's abrupt departure. Kev, V, and Svetlana continue their polygamous relationship as all three help each other out with own necessities to even running the Alibi together. Lip is released from A.A treatment. Debbie continues to have difficulty as a single mother, she then resorts to stealing other people's belongings also hires a night nanny to watch Frannie. Ian starts to have his doubts over his relationship with Caleb. Carl gets circumcised. At the end, Ian with the help from Lip follow and discover Caleb making out with a woman outside the local train station.