When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds) is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly) in Canada.
Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging a non-violent hunger...
Only when she is threatened with mass desertion by her husband, children and best friend does the sullen Kate agree to seek out treatment.
A lengthy and often harrowing rehabilitation period with a varied group of recovering addicts seems to have a enlightening effect on Kate, who promises her loved ones--and herself--that she has taken her last drink.
Pam also learns that Toby had taken off on his motorcycle after taking Emily to the emergency room and is now nowhere to be found.