Amy and husband Paul are expecting their first baby. They want Amy's best friend, Jack, to be godfather, but having left London to 'find himself' he hasn't been heard from in months. When Jack suddenly turns up, things seem to fit nicely into place, but his motives for returning to Richmond aren't all altruistic. He has a plan, one which could put community hub Pickwicks Coffee Shop out of business and potentially ruin a number of old friendships.
Meanwhile, Kit has problems of her own: just when her career as an author has started to take off, she finds herself unable to write, and there's a deadline looming, not to mention two children to see through their difficult teenage years.