The future looks uncertain for the three couples in Mike Bullen's tragicomic depiction of 30 something life. Adam (James Nesbitt) and Rachel (Helen Baxendale) desperately want to be parents and face rigorous adoption procedures, however unknown to Rachel, Adam's first love is back on the scene to win him back. David (Robert Bathurst) is battling to keep his marriage together after his short-lived affair but Karen (Hermione Norris) is not warming to his efforts and her drinking spirals out of control. Fortunately for her, her editor Mark (Sean Pertwee) comes to the rescue giving Karen new hope. Ramona (Jacey Salles) finds the atmosphere at home unbearable and decides to pursue alternative career options. Jenny (Fay Ripley) sets off to New York and Pete (John Thomson) is left alone once more. However things improve when Rachel's stunning Australian friend Jo (Kimberley Joseph) moves into his spare room. After some heavy flirting Pete finally manages to get together with Jo, the girl of his dreams. However things don't run smoothly and Jo heads for home, leaving Pete with no alternative but to jet off to Australia to win her back.