In the finale of Series 7 , a still-unsure Karen was bullied by Joe into fleeing the Chatsworth Estate with him and baby Connor. Karen would then engage in risky sex in the Maguires' living room with Joe, nearly being caught out by Paddy. Things escalate quickly from there with Jamie receiving more calls and even a picture of himself with Connor that has the word "R. Series 5 sees her becoming increasingly, albeit grudgingly, more involved with the Maguire family and their somewhat violent way of life, such as ordering Jamie's father Paddy Maguire Sean Gilder to torture Jamie's ex-cellmate, who had framed Jamie, into confessing his crime so he wouldn't get locked up again. Ian delivered a second blow to Joe's head, killing him instantly. Elliott Tittensor Carl Gallagher 1. Later in the episode, Karen returns home. She also suspected Karen of flirting with Kev and proceeded to headbutt and punch her several times, getting herself repeatedly banned from The Jockey. As Series 8 brings Shameless to the impressive th episode landmark, creator Paul Abbott and cast highlight their favourite memories of the show, and present 20 Shameless Moments. She confides her worries to Ian Gallagher Gerard Kearns , who sneaks into the trunk of the car right before they leave the estate, worried for Karen and Connor. She also treated her regular customer and old flame Frank with total contempt. Karen does not feel bad about what happened to her father. As she crosses an intersection a car passes by, nearly hitting her. On the third episode of the seventh series Karen starts to act in a strange manner by becoming obsessed with exercising and thinking that she can start her own fitness business, bouncing on a trampoline outside, going out late at night to buy groceries and putting baby Connor in a wardrobe. Carl working for Jamie while Jamie tries to freeze out Shane. In real life, the pretty blonde has been dating her childhood sweetheart for eight years and is such a good Catholic girl she refuses to move in with him until she has an engagement ring on her finger. After much drama and smashing of windows, Eddie left the household and his family and never had contact with his daughter again, setting the stage for Frank Gallagher 's relationship with Sheila.