On her deathbed, Aileen's mother reveals a secret she has kept for 18 years, and pleads with her daughter to fulfil a last wish. Torn by grief, Aileen leaves Dublin, the Fair City, and Dermot, the man she has grown to love.
Lonely and vulnerable, she unwittingly befriends a salesman at the seed mill where she has found work. Suddenly, her life is in danger. On a visit back to Dublin, Aileen discovers a devastating truth. When she finally decides to return to Dermot, and the family she loves, will the secret she too is now hiding tear her and Dermot apart?