Many years have passed since the lads completed the building job in Spain for Ally Fraser when all bar one of them are brought back together in Middlesborough for Oz's wake - but someone puts in a surprise appearance with a proposal for a very ambitious project for them to undertake.
The lads make a start on their new venture, with Dennis resuming his former role as the group's gaffer. In a twist of irony, they decide to employ foreign workers to keep costs down, but it seems very unlikely that that will prove to be the only source of their problems.
There is a major financial hiccough with the project when the buyer falls through, Barry gets suspicious about his business partner, Neville causes problems when he speaks to a journalist and Oz gets a big surprise when he goes to see his son perform in a club.
Oz's prospective buyer turns up but, without having the legal deed of ownership, securing the sale has complications. Meanwhile, with the backing of the rest of the lads, Barry finally confronts his wife and his business partner.
The lads are arrested by the DEA, but manage to get bail. Work on the project grinds to a halt when there are problems getting appropriate labor, and Oz manages to rub some locals up the wrong way on a night out. Meanwhile, the discovery of a body in the Tees has the British police looking for Moxey.
Joe's son and his fellow work crew arrive and start work on the construction, but it comes to light that a key part of the shipment never made it to America. Dennis returns to England to strike a deal with Grainger for the missing part, while a policeman from England arrives looking for Moxey.