Mandy Milkovich left the show in Season 6 when she moved to Indiana after being offered a job by her boyfriend, Kenyatta. However, she made a brief return in Season 9.
Mandy Milkovich, played by Emma Greenwell, was a recurring character on the US version of “Shameless.” She is the sister of Mickey Milkovich and one of Lip Gallagher’s love interests. Mandy’s life on the show was tumultuous, marked by her troubled family dynamics and her complex relationship with Lip.
In Season 5, Mandy’s relationship with Lip becomes strained, and she starts dating Kenyatta, with whom she has a violent relationship. Despite the abuse, Mandy seems to find some stability with him. By the end of Season 5, Mandy is working as an escort to make ends meet, which leads to a dangerous encounter that Lip rescues her from.
In Season 6, Mandy’s storyline comes to a turning point. She is offered a chance to leave her chaotic life in Chicago when Kenyatta gets a job in Indiana and asks her to come with him. Mandy decides to take the opportunity to start over and leaves the South Side, marking her departure from the main cast of the show.
Mandy’s character makes a surprise return in Season 9, Episode 6, when Ian Gallagher is in prison. She visits him and they catch up on their lives since she moved away. This brief appearance gives fans a glimpse into Mandy’s life post-Chicago, suggesting that she has moved on from her past struggles. Her return serves as a nod to her significance in the earlier seasons and provides closure for her character’s arc.