Jameelah is studying her way out of urban Baltimore. She falls for James, a drug dealer. Incarceration can't separate them, and they get married. When reunited the relationship becomes volatile and erupts, Jameelah stabs James five times in a fit of rage.
It's love at first sight for Jonathan and Courtney, who are both deaf. The honeymoon is short-lived when Courtney leaves him for her ex-husband. Jonathan turns to another woman. When Courtney finds out, a fight ensues with Jonathan dead from a stab wound.
Sherrse Gaines falls for first love, Greg. But Greg cheats and she leaves him for Steve, who is unfaithful too. Sherrse takes him back but continues to play the field. Steve gets jealous and attacks her but Sherrse fights back.
Annette Hernandez is plagued by mental demons and addiction. After stabbing Cameron, she finds out she's pregnant.They reunite but Annette can't keep her demons at bay and the couple split. She starts dating but after a fight, Tony ends up dead.
Monica Fairview is a gorgeous sugar daddy addict who dates men like Rob to keep her living in luxury. But Rob's need for total control and Monica's penchant for drama spins the couple into a physical quarrel that ends with Monica stabbing Rob in the back.