After Simon drops a bombshell, Arabella attends her mum’s birthday dinner, where painful, long-forgotten memories resurface. Kwame’s no-strings hook-up bender leads him to Tyrone, a stranger in search of a different kind of connection.
Arabella’s bloated social media presence finds her more glued to her phone than ever, internalising the stress of her followers. At a Halloween ‘paint and wine’ party Kwame opens up about his sexual experiment.
Reeling from a demoralizing development in the investigation, Arabella hatches a risky plan to ‘spark joy’ – and persuades an averse Terry to bankroll it. Still navigating the fallout of his own assault, Kwame challenges himself to explore the full >>
Strapped for cash and still unable to produce a draft of her book, Arabella takes a job working alongside Theo. Terry’s birthday party finds Kwame avoiding reminders of his assault.
Arabella attends a support group run by Theo, a high school acquaintance. In a flashback to 2004, a troubled Theo flips the narrative when consensual sex goes sideways.
Arabella reassesses a sexual encounter with Zain and threatens to break the internet when she goes off script at a literary event. Kwame seeks help from the police.
Still processing her trauma, Arabella starts seeing a therapist and connects with fellow writer Zain. Meanwhile, Kwame spurs a new friend to step outside his comfort zone.
In a flashback, Terry visits Arabella in Ostia, where she is living large. After procuring party favours from Biagio, Arabella and Terry each have a wild night.
Disturbed by what little she remembers of the previous night, Arabella attempts to retrace her steps, but Simon seems reluctant to help her. Meanwhile, Terry has a lousy audition.
With only hours remaining to deliver a draft of a book to her publishers, writer Arabella is tempted into a night out with a friend.