Marin goes in search of a secret ingredient in the woods and ends up spending the night there with Jack, Sara goes to court to retain custody of her son with the deck stacked against her, and Patrick looks for meaning in his name.
Jack worries about Marin as they start counting the days until his departure, Eric faces a choice between love and congregation, and Annie begins experiencing the first of several disasters foretold by Mai surrounding her wedding
While Jack fights for his life, and those of his fellow crewmen, Marin worries his commitment has faded; Patrick's personality has changed dramatically; and Jane faces the consequences of life with a plow man
Cash reappears asking for a favor, and when Marin finally discovers his health condition her actions are not even close to what he wanted. Elsewhere, Buzz, Celia and Annie try to reconnect with Patrick.
Marin, Jack and Jerome travel to New York for Sam and Jane's wedding reception, but Jack's continuing inability to sleep casts a pall over the weekend; Celia arrests Patrick, and Buzz's solution for raising the high bail Celia sets sends him down a dangerous path.
Cash has been hospitalized, and his condition leads to another argument between Marin and Jack; a new hockey player hits town, and is entranced by Annie; and Celia battles Dick not respecting her personal space all whilst invading Patrick's.
When Morgan Fairchild hits town Marin is confronted with all the things she's given up to stay in Alaska, Buzz spirals deeper into his addiction, and Patrick bonds with his counterpart when Ivan asks him to be his wingman.
Patrick feels inexperienced and not well-traveled compared to Ivan, Jane isn't exactly happy with the ring Sam's bought for her, and Marin struggles with jealousy as Julia and Jack's connection becomes closer.
Marin begins to feel under-appreciated when Jack dumps four puppies into their lives and won't participate in their care, Patrick finds out about Jane's side deal with Pilar, and Buzz and Ivan continue their quests for their respective ladies.
Jane is in for a frugal surprise as she travels back to Alaska with Sam in an R.V., Patrick won't take 'no' for an answer, Marin's big check creates tension between her and Jack, and the talent show is held.