After a lengthy spell in a wellness center, Stephen returns to his provincial pub, refreshed and re-energised. Thankfully Andrew, the formerly-wasteful foster brother, has been treading waters keeping the business going. But despite Stephen being back it's not all smooth sailing. Stephen's sister Cass, resenting her mom's relationship with young boyfriend Julian, packs up and leaves home. Andrew is focusing his troubled charm on the elderly parents of Stephen's ex-wife. Meanwhile, the blunt and uncompromising Uncle Geoff gets married and 're-greens' his farm. Then the opening of a spectacular rival pub threatens the very future of the family business.