Christmastime is here, and Cedar Cove is a flurry of activity. Justine is shocked to learn Warren is under investigation by the FBI. She and Seth fear all is lost when it looks like their new restaurant is the target of arson. Eric finally turns up in town, and Jack is eager to help his son become a responsible father. While Grace does her best to make up for past mistakes with Cliff, Maryellen finally tracks down the elusive John Bowman.
Jack is reunited with his estranged son, while Charlotte tries to find out the secret behind the identity of a stroke patient she is caring for. Meanwhile, Justine is learning how to deal with a long distance relationship.
Bob and Peggy Beldon must deal with a suspicious death at their Bed and Breakfast, and Justine gets a chance to show her work at the local Art Walk. Meanwhile, Jack struggles with his relationship with his freeloading son.
Justine and Olivia must each face their own fears when Seth goes missing in Alaska and Justine sets out to find him. Meanwhile, Jack accepts a freelance writing assignment covering a Seattle Mariners game.
Olivia and Jack finally have their Seattle getaway, but things don't quite go as planned and later Olivia becomes distracted trying to help an ex-con she put away who claims to have turned his life around.