Violet panics when her wealthy sister Lillian plans a visit. Ash wants to introduce the group to his new girlfriend, Jess.
Feeling unfit, Freddie and Stuart join Ash at his gym, where a young fitness instructor persuades the pair to sign up for an expensive membership. With Freddie and Stuart spending so much time at the gym, Violet and Penelope discover how pleasant their flat can be without the bickering pair in it.
The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class. Nimble on his feet, Stuart quickly becomes teacher's pet, leaving Freddie in a huff, while Violet becomes a hit with the amorous teacher in other ways.
Finding themselves both single, Violet and Ash consider dating new people, Violet has already met someone on the internet, while Ash's ex Chloe returns. Freddie, meanwhile, feels under pressure from Stuart to land a new acting role.
After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet moves in with Freddie.
A celebration brings the whole group together but as always, it doesn't go to plan.
In spring, Freddie and Stuart attempt to hide their recently gained inheritance, which they got in Mildred's will. Violet has financial troubles after her recent divorce and Ash struggles to meet his rent. Signs of Freddie and Stuart’s expenditure soon threaten the pretence as their home is overrun with guests. In summer, it's Freddie's birthday party and an unexpected card arrives. Stuart prepares a very special present, Violet has a surprising announcement, and Ash and Penelope share a secret. In autumn, Ash arrives at Freddie and Stuart's flat with news that he is going to attend university in America, whilst in winter the gang gather round at Christmas to experience Freddie’s latest acting job.