As passions flare behind closed doors, Alison and Noah are forced to confront new obstacles at home. Alison gets a surprise visit from her estranged mother, Athena, while Noah struggles with the behaviour of his daughter, Whitney.
Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father. A chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.
Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.