|Portrayed By||Noel Fisher|
|Season||1 - Present|
Mickey Milkovich is the aggressive and sometimes psychopathic older brother of Mandy and son of Terry. When he first came on-screen he was nothing more than a greasy thug who had the audacity to want to beat up Ian because he mistakenly believed his sister, Mandy, when she told him Ian had attacked her. He is a closeted homosexual, which Ian Gallagher fast discovers as the pair embark on an affair that in the beginning Ian seems more attached to. Although there are signs in But at Last Came a Knock and Nana Gallagher Had an Affair that he cared more about Ian than he was willing to let on. When Kash discovered Ian's relationship with Mickey, he shot him in the leg out of jealousy and anger over losing Ian. This lead to Mickey being returned to prison because he was not willing to admit to being gay. When Mickey was released, he was met by his sister and Ian. Shortly thereafter he resumed his sexual relationship with Ian. Except this time the relationship had gone from being a stritcly sexual one to a friendship of sorts. Mickey even went as far as to start working with Ian at the Kash and Grab.
During the Season 2 episode Parenthood, Frank walked to Kash and Grab only to find the door locked. He went around the back and collected his usual supply of beer before being surprised by the naked rear end of his son Ian, who was with Mickey. Frank's only reaction was to make several sarcastic comments, making it incredibly plain that he knew they were having sex. Frank collected cigarettes and said for them to add the items to his tab before leaving.
Ian didn't react to his father's surprise visit but Mickey was worried about his sexuality being revealed and threatened to kill Frank. Ian attempted to talk him out of it, pointing out that Frank had a terrible short term memory and was very likely to forget what he saw but Mickey was unwilling to risk his homophobic father discovering the truth. He collected his brothers and made plans to kill Frank but before they could go through with it, Mickey had a change of heart and instead ended up assaulting a police officer and getting jailed.
In the Season 3 episode The American Dream, Mickey showed up interrupting a sexual encounter of Ian's. As they were catching up, it was revealed that Mickey would still be considered freshman in high school because he all the classes he failed. Mickey was shown to be jealous when Ian was with other men. This jealousy was shown when he saw Ian having sex with an Asian boy in school and when he saw Ian with Dr. L at a club.
Mickey may be bisexual as he propositioned Angie in May I Trim Your Hedges. Later on, Ian asked Mickey if he had sex with her and Mickey replied that he did because "everyone fucks Angie". He then asked Ian if he had ever had sex with her, to which Ian replied that he had not. (This, however, is not strong evidence to suggest that Mickey is bisexual; rather, he may have been having conflicting emotions about his homosexuality.) Dr. L showed up at the store asking Ian out on a date which caused Mickey to show obvious signs of jealousy. Mickey asked Ian if that was his grandpa, to which Ian replied that Dr. L is just a guy he had been seeing. Mickey, confused, asked what they do together and Ian replied that they mostly have sex, like "you and Angie". Mickey later showed up near the restuarant where Dr. L and Ian were having a date, drinking beer. Once Ian and Dr. L left, he walked towards them and a shocked Ian asks Mickey what he was doing there. After regonizing who Mickey was, Dr. L told Ian not to be rude and calling Mickey his boyfriend pointed out "the more the merrier". This angered Mickey, who then headbutted Dr. L and attempted to beat him up, though Ian managed to stop him. The commotion attracted attention and police arrived to investigate, however as they were approaching Ian tried to briefly console Dr. L and appologized before promising to text him later and running away with Mickey. They ran into a nearby alley and Ian angrily asked what was wrong with Mickey but his only response was to grab his crotch. At this they both laughed before running off.
In the episode The Sins of My Caretakers, Dr. L showed up at Kash and Grab and asked Ian to break into his house to retrieve his suits, paintings and a bottle of wine (adding that Ian was free to steal whatever he pleased). Later, when Ian was going through an R.O.T.C. obstacle course and Mickey was shooting a gun, Ian informed Mickey of the plan to break into the house. Mickey was disinterested at first but was swayed by Ian's comments that Dr. L is rich and that they were free to take what they wanted. Mickey was quick to comment that he doesn't know what Ian sees in Dr. L, refering to him as a "geriatric viagroid" but Ian pointed out that he received many perks including presents and room service before adding that Dr. L isn't afraid to kiss him.
Ian and Mickey took two Milkovich cousins with them to rob the house, with Ian waiting in the car and receiving a surprise kiss from Mickey who ran out of the house before returning. Things quickly took a turn however when the boys dropped a clock and woke Dr. L's wife Candace who appeared with a gun and shot Mickey in the butt. Ian quickly drove a wounded Mickey back to the Gallagher house where Dr. L was called to remove the bullet.
In Cascading Failures, Ian and Lip were put in a level 14 group home. Mickey advises Ian not to have sex with anyone since it could expose his sexuallity and get him beaten up. He tells Ian that his dad and brothers are out of town, so Ian can stay with him. They stay up talking, and watching movies. The morning after, presumably after they had sex, Mickey shows Ian Benoît beads, and tells him what they're for. As soon as they start, Terry walks in, and angrily attacks Ian as he attempted to get dressed saying that "Mandy wasn't enough for you?". Mickey then jumps on top of Terry, but Terry mangages to get him off, and begins to savagely beat him in the face repeatedly. Ian tries escaping while Terry is preoccupied with Mickey, but Terry notices and points a gun at Ian,ordering him to sit on the couch. Mickey goes to grab for the gun, but Terry pistol whips him. Terry then calls in a Russian girl to "fuck the faggot" out of Mickey. Terry also forces Ian to watch, and both Ian and Mickey share a look as the woman rides Mickey. Mickey quickly flips her over, no longer seeing Ian's heartbroken face. No one in his family was safe from Terry’s special brand of torture.After this, Ian finds Mickey shooting a gun. He tries to talk about it with Mickey, but Mickey says nothing, leaving Ian frustrated. Mandy later mentions to Ian that Mickey is getting married to some "whore he knocked up." Ian finds Mickey and begins asking who it was. He also tells Mickey to 'fag bash' him if it will help him feel like a man. Mickey punches Ian and then looks away. Ian then tells Mickey that he's gay and loves Ian. Mickey winds up kicking Ian in the mouth. Ian questions Mandy about Mickey's fiance and Mandy tells him that she works at a spa. He goes to the spa and sees it's the Russian girl Terry called. Ian then goes to see Mickey on his wedding day. Ian is furious, and tells Mickey that he calls him a punk for wanting a boyfriend, but he's gonna marry someone who screws guys for a living. Mickey tells Ian that it's just a piece of paper and Ian says "not to me." Mickey tells Ian that "just because I'm getting married doesn't mean we still can't bang." Ian tells him not to do it. Mickey then grabs Ian and begins kissing him. They then have sex. Once they're done, Mickey tells Ian that he's still going through with the wedding. Ian and Mickey get into another fight, and Mickey tells Ian that "not everyone gets to blurt out how they fucking feel every minute." Mandy then walks in and Mickey leaves. Later on at the ceremony, Ian starts drinking. That night, after most of the guests have left, Lip comes and fights with Mandy. Ian drunkenly starts talking to Lip, and states that he should try "watching the man you love-no I'm sorry. I mean the guy you've been fucking get married to some Commie Skank!" Ian enlist in the Army using a fake ID, under Lip's name. Ian visits and Mandy gives want he asked for. Mickey tries to talk with Ian for a bit, but gets the news and is only able to say "Dont," before Ian leaves. Mandy then walks in asking if that was all he had to say. Mickey turns around as he wipes away tears and Mandy and calls him a pussy. She then walks away. Mickey is left alone in his room. Where he has to figure out how to live in a world that doesn’t include Ian.