Stephen is preparing to take over the family business following the death of his dad, but the unexpected arrival of charismatic foster-brother Andrew starts to change everything.
After Andrew is left a share of the business in Laurie's will, he and Stephen have very different ideas about how to clear the pub's debts.
When Andrew's improvements to the pub bring 5-star TripAdvisor reviews pouring in, Stephen worries that the John Barleycorn is pushing its limitations. He soon seems to be proved right.
Stephen and Andrew go on a road trip to meet the pub's suppliers, and Stephen learns more about his life than he would like. Meanwhile Geoff is left to run the pub in his own inimitable way.
After the disastrous pub fire, Cass finally goes off travelling for six months and Stephen makes some quite startling discoveries about life, death and Andrew.
The John Barleycorn is restored and a party is held for what would have been Laurie's 69th birthday. Stephen finds out some enormous news about Andrew that looks like it could be the key to getting rid of him for good.
Kate and Michael travel to Seattle for a book signing and Q&A for Michael's first graphic novel. Their trip up north quickly goes south when Michael discovers Kate has been keeping a secret from him.
Who We Are
Kate represents her firm at an industry panel. Michael meets with his editor about his new book, but it doesn't go well. The two meet for dinner to commiserate, only to run into someone from Michael's past.
Night and Day
Emboldened after a successful event for work, Kate approaches her boss Stella about an exciting potential client. Still feeling creatively stifled, Michael decides to go out and let off some steam.
Kate attempts to host the perfect Thanksgiving for Michael and his family, but secrets threaten to ruin the holiday.
The Way We Were
Flashbacks from Ryan's Palm Springs vacation home reveal how Kate's relationship with Danny has been deteriorating, and the truth about what happened between Michael and Ryan.
What Happened to Us
Kate decides it's time for her to be more proactive, both with work and with Danny. Michael finds himself feeling inspired, just as Ryan tries to re-enter his life.