A Malibu Hills fire is the backdrop for rising tensions between the residents; a disgraced stockbroker, a naturalist, a worried father, and a land developer. Dr. Sloan is worried when Steve helps fight the fire.
When a visiting chef is unable to relax, Cassie arranges for her to spend a day at the stove stirring a special recipe; Grace is presented with the Merriwick Wish Book for her birthday and encouraged to make an entry.
Abigail, jealous of Cassie's attention, decides to sell "special" Venezuelan chocolates at her flower shop; though Liam's son Noah and Nick used to be friends, it's clear Nick isn't interested in staying that way.
When Hailey helps her friend Pam sell her recently deceased parent's estate, she becomes suspicious when Pam suddenly leaves town without notice. To make matters worse, Pam's boyfriend is the sudden victim of an accident.