|Portrayed By||Justin Chatwin|
|Season||1 - Present|
Estefania (Legal Wife Only)
James "Jimmy" Lishman, sometimes known as Steve, is a handsome, well-bred guy with a lot of moxie. He's pursuing Fiona hard, and he's not afraid to punch out and moon a notorious bouncer to defend her honor. He drives a sports car, wears an expensive watch and throws money around liberally, which Fiona finds off-putting. But he might not be all that he seems...
During Season 2, Jimmy returns. He marries a Brazilian woman named Estefania, as a way for her to come to the USA. He and Fiona go on a double date, during the date they excuse themselves for a moment and catch up in the bathroom with Jimmy attempting to admit his love for Fiona. At a party thrown for Karen Jimmy tries to apologize to Fiona for what happened in the bathroom but she insists nothing happened. It is later revealed that a spurned Jimmy had sex with Estefania.
During Season 3, Fiona begins to see more of Jimmy's personality and mentions to Kevin and Veronica that he does cleans the house and babysits Liam like he's the father of the house. One day, a black vehicle showes up parked on the street while Jimmy is babysitting Liam. He notices the black car outside the window and tries ignore it at first but is tempted to walk outside and then towards it to see what is happening. It drives off in a hurry and a few more black cars drive off as well, but the first car makes a U-Turn and while Jimmy tries to make a run for it he gets cornered and Estefania's father steps out and holds a gun to Jimmy's head while asking for the location of his daughter. They take Jimmy, leaving the front door of the Ghalagher house unlocked and Liam inside. After school ends Carl and Debbie come home to find Liam alone watching TV. Jimmy is kidnapped and taken to Estefania who is surprised to see her father. Estefania greets her father but Marco walks in naked wearing glasses and earplugs. Estefania yells for her father to stop but he shoots Marco in the forehead. Afterwards, Jimmy is enlisted in helping chop up the body. He refuses but is obligated by the drug lord himself. He returns home and is caught burning his clothes by Fiona. The next day Jimmy is taken to the Great Lakes on a yacht. The drug lord's henchmen throw Marco's remains into the lake and afterward the drug lord explains that he knows he's been lied to. He goes on to tell Steve that he came from a poor background and has always wanted wanted the best for his daughter. He explains that he's arranged for Estefania to study Economics and in 5 years she will become a US citizen provided that Jimmy is her husband when that time comes. He goes on to tell him that he can have sex with Fiona for fun and only fun since he's married, calling Fiona a "south side whore". Steve agrees out of fear for his life and returns to his life with a new problem.
As of "May I Trim Your Hedges?", he knows of his dad's sexual orientation. Since then he's been constenly talking about his dad and Fiona eventually tries to tell him to stop, but doesn't do it since the city wants to work on some pipes in the backyard where Ginger was set to be buried. Jimmy begins to realize past signs of his father's sexual orientation from his childhood memories. Jimmy and Fiona had an argument, and he left out of anger. He goes to Estefania and explains his problem. The two have had sex more the once. Fiona calls Steve when the day was finished, and apologizes to Jimmy.
His relationship with Fiona is slightly halted when he decides to go back to medical school in Michigan. He asks Fiona if she wants to go and and if the kids would go with them. Fiona is shocked, but happy for him. When an aplication was accpeted at a studio apartment in Michigan Fiona gets upset. Fiona confronts him outside the work site and Jimmy says that he's been living in a slum with Fiona and the kids, as well as saying that they have never made decisions together. Fiona storms away in anger.
Estefania's father shows up the next day and tells Jimmy that his daughter is being deported for failing to impress the INS, who had been watching Jimmy and Estefania. Jimmy is then taken on the Estafania's father's boat and Jimmy is refused a final call to Fiona.
Jimmy has since disappeared, and Fiona starts to worry. She attemps to call again a few times, and went to look for his dad Dr Lishman, but eventually, the guy who followed Jimmy gives Fiona a note from Jimmy. The guy explains that Fiona is too good for him, but Fiona tries to find out more as he drives off. Fiona gives him a last message.
Fiona is handed an envelope with money by the man from the black SUV, not a note.