It's been a tough year for our Chatsworth residents: we've seen them survive benefit fraud, brothels, stints in jail, stings-gone-wrong, fake suicides, cold turkey, lesbian romps, lingerie parties, abandonment and a family torn apart and put back together again. What else could possibly happen?
Frank becomes a self-styled martyr, but to his horror he discovers his child benefit has stopped. And so he sets out on a rampage of justice in an attempt to get it back.
The front door of the Gallagher house is opened to reveal a hung over looking Debbie. A woman at the door introduces herself as a Foster Care Assessor there for an appointment, which causes Debbie to roll her eyes before saying "they don't live here anymore, they live next door" and starting to close the door. Before she can, the worker interrupts by saying she has an appointment with Frank as he's expressed his interest in becoming a foster carer. This news causes Debbie to make an angry growl as she slams the door shut.
- David Threlfall - Frank Gallagher
- Rebecca Ryan - Debbie Gallagher
- Gerard Kearns - Ian Gallagher
- Elliott Tittensor - Carl Gallagher
- Johnny Bennett - Liam Gallagher
- Sean Gilder - Paddy Maguire
- Tina Malone - Mimi Maguire
- Ciaran Griffiths - Micky Maguire
- Samantha Siddall - Mandy Maguire
- Rebecca Atkinson - Karen Maguire
- Aaron McCusker - Jamie Maguire
- Nicky Evans - Shane Maguire
- Sally Carman - Kelly Ball
- Alice Barry - Lillian Tyler
- Warren Donnelly - Stan Waterman
- Kelli Hollis - Yvonne Karib
- Qasim Akhtar - Chesney Karib
- Sarah Byrne - Meena Karib
- Dystin Johnson - Norma Starkey
- Joanna Higson - Maxine Donnelly
- Ben Batt - Joe Pritchard
- Lola & Macy Yoxall - Katie Maguire
- Julia Ford - Maureen
- Ciaran Kellgren - Mark
- Guy Flanagan - Raymondo
- Chris Hall - Medic
- Jasmine Franks - Jacqui
- Sue Ryding - DSS Woman
- Matthew Forrest - Marco
- Laura Ainsworth - Maria
- Olwen May - Social Worker
- This is one of only two episodes which is narrated by two characters. First Paddy Maguire and then Frank Gallagher.
- This is one of only three episodes that feature the death of a main character, the second being Episode 716 in which Joe Pritchard is murdered. The third being both Ruby Hepburn (broke her neck falling out of a window) and Patty Croker (drowned ina tidal surge on the beach) in Episode 1011.
- Even thought they do not depart in the episode itself, Debbie Gallagher, Norma Starkey and Meena Karib make their final appearance, with the characters all departing offscreen before the start of Series 7.
- Karen learns that she is pregnant with her and Jamie's future son, Connor.