Lauren and Ed are madly in love, despite their almost 30-year age gap, and are looking forward to starting their new life living together. The only problem is that Lauren’s family and everyone around them seems to have an opinion on the subject. With Ed’s ex-wife Lydia renting the house opposite and trying to cause trouble whenever she can, Lauren’s meddling family and Ed’s friends all thinking she’s a trophy girlfriend; their relationship will have to be ironclad to weather these obstacles they’re facing.
Having finally persuaded his brother to move out, Ed finds his free-spirited mother Rose (Honor Blackman) under his roof. Meanwhile, Ellie decides to co-habit with boyfriend Tim, having had enough of living under her mother's command, and following Rose's advice Emma and Clive create a bucket list - though not with the desired outcome.
Ed and Lauren's relationship is threatened by the sudden appearance of an old flame, and Emma has to place her trust in Clive's hands. Debs and Keith find themselves having to deal with their son's tricky new `discovery'.
Tensions fly when Keith's handyman skills see Ed and Lauren needing to seek shelter at the Masons.
Lauren's school reunion throws an old flame into the mix and leaves Ed questioning their future. Emma decides it's time to downsize.
Emma's past finds itself at her doorstep when an old friend makes an appearance. Alan's alternative date shows great potential.