Frank is sat up strapped to a chair while his voice over talks about alien abductions and how they always have a running theme of fear before happily saying that hasn't fit with his own experience. An alien version of Monica is lowered from the ceiling wearing a silver cat suit and thick make up, she hangs in the air over Frank before unzipping her top to reveal her large breasts are emblazoned with the words "Lager" and "Bitter". Frank smiles ecstatically until his voice over laughs about how he even escaped the classic "anal probing" but at that moment his legs are lifted in the air on their own and the alien Monica walks up to him with surgical instruments, with which she does just that.
- David Threlfall - Frank Gallagher
- Elliott Tittensor - Carl Gallagher
- Johnny Bennett - Liam Gallagher
- Pauline McLynn - Libby Croker
- Valerie Lilley - Patty Croker
- Qasim Akhtar - Chesney Karib
- Sally Carman - Kelly Maguire
- Nicky Evans - Shane Maguire
- Ciaran Griffiths - Micky Maguire
- Aaron McCusker - Jamie Maguire
- Rebecca Atkinson - Karen Maguire
- Tina Malone - Mimi Maguire
- Alice Barry - Lillian Tyler
- Karen Bryson - Avril Powell
- Emmanuel Ighodaro - Jackson Powell
- Kira Martin - Letitia Powell
- Annabelle Apsion - Monica Gallagher
- Aysha Kala - Sita Desai
- Amelia Bullmore - Mildred Fletcher
- Garry Stanley - Stevie
- Jordan Jessup - Phil
- Daniel Wallace - Chrissy
- Julian Gorman - Barman
- Narrator: Frank Gallagher
- Maxine Donnelly does not return for Series 8. Her absence is not explained.
- This episode features the debut of the Powell family (Avril, Jackson and Letitia) and Sita Desai, Chesney Karib's cousin.
- Fiona Gallagher is referenced a couple of times in this episode. First by Monica (who calls her "Fiffy"), and then Liam, who almost packs his bags to visit her after receiving news about Debbie.
- The family are falsely informed that Debbie was killed in action.