Emma faces up to life without James; Sinead and Hermann discover that fairy-tale endings are difficult to sustain.
James moves in on Louise, using all he knows to stop her marrying Rich; Michael receives an unwelcome guest who has life-shattering news.
Amanda's pregnancy brings on an acute nesting instinct; Louise's impending wedding makes Emma realize what a catch she has in James.
A tarot reading sends Rich spinning towards an early mid-life crisis.
Sinead returns from a wild holiday, pursued by a member of the Foreign Legion; Louise is fearful that her past could drive a wedge between her and Rich.
Louise organizes a birthday party for Rich, bringing the estranged friends back together.
Michael is accused of rape; Mark confronts Emma about events at the party.
Rich and Louise plan to marry, but events at the engagement party threaten to wreck a few relationships.
During a job interview, Emma is caught in a lie; Amanda cannot balance conflicting impulses.
Mark suspects Emma is unfaithful; Sinead accepts Mark's marriage and looks for dates on the Internet.
Louise's mother is released from the hospital with terminal cancer; Emma visits her mother's grave.
Michael and Amanda employ the same dating service; Mark and Emma abbreviate their honeymoon because of their quarrels.
Three young men try to carve out a living for themselves in contemporary London, but one's reckless long-time girlfriend complicates things.