After three days of captivity in which she is drugged and tormented by her masked abductor, Elle Whitland (Michelle Mylett) is released outside a gas station and brought to the hospital. After being reunited with her boyfriend Billy (Jacob Blair) and her sister Jen (Anna Hardwick), the trio is brought to the police station for questioning regarding what happened to Elle and who might have taken her.
After years of putting up with her son Oliver's (Griffin Kunitz) school prioritizing sports ahead of all other extracurricular activities, single mother Clara Goodwin (Helena Mattsson) is determined to become Heartridge's next Parents Group president and make the changes she wants to see. Meanwhile, workaholic single dad Alex Kramer (Corey Sevier) finds himself struggling to keep his ad agency afloat, and is searching for a way to land a high-profile commercial deal with sporting goods tycoon Hal Harrington (Greg Grunberg).
17-year-old Cassie (Debs Howard) hasn't been the same since the tragic car accident that claimed her mother's life—an accident that left Cassie with brain damage and a deep sense of guilt over her role in the accident. Now seeing a therapist and taking medication for her head injuries, Cassie struggles to move past her trauma, but finds it difficult due to feeling isolated by her estranged father Greg (Philip Granger) and her boyfriend Liam (Sam Robert Muik).
It started as such a normal day for doctor Kathy Meyer (Jennie Garth), heading into work after wishing goodbye to her husband David (Alexander Carroll) and teenage daughter April (Luca Bella, Garth's real-life daughter in her credited "Introducing" role). But fresh off a successful surgery, Kathy is approached by a pair of detectives with terrible news to give her: David was found dead at their house from what the police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Ever since high school, Brooklyn Moore (Jessica Lowndes) has had an uncanny gift for matchmaking—a skill she would later use to create her own matchmaking business, which boasts a 100% success rate among its clients. So when Brooklyn learns that prominent magazine Life/Style is looking to give her business a cover article, she's thrilled at the possibility of her boutique business gaining wider publicity. After meeting with writer Stephanie Carlton (Miranda Frigon), however, Brooklyn is given a surprising offer: Stephanie will put in a good word for Brooklyn to her father (the head of Life/Style) regarding the cover in exchange for Brooklyn setting her up with her Mr. Right.
A year after having a nervous breakdown during a photo shoot, fashion photographer Jennifer Higgins (Linsey Godfrey) finds herself as the new fashion and photography teacher at Palm Vista High School in Los Angeles. Soon after arriving at the school, Jennifer takes an interest in David Dolittle (Joshua Hoffman), a shy and awkward teenager who becomes a late addition to her class. Seeing potential in David as a model, Jennifer takes David under her wing, leading to a burgeoning modelling career for David that excites him, despite the concerns of his mother Suzanne (Jamie Luner).