Christina’s son Ben is involved in a hit-and-run accident, caused by his girlfriend Juli. Ella is supposed to defend Juli in court, but first she must find out the young couple’s secret. Following a fire at the Kieper family’s home, Ella moves into a hotel. Christina and the children stay on the houseboat with her mother. Although the usually very rational Ella is initially convinced she is ok with losing her home and her familiar surroundings, it soon becomes clear that the situation is affecting her more than she expected.