A moving drama about the deep familial bond that develops between James and his young niece, Tara after the girl's mother suddenly leaves town. As old wounds from James' own turbulent childhood begin to reopen, he is forced to re-examine his life and, for the first time, discover his true purpose.
Five stories so twisted, they could only take place in Los Angeles. A father's relationship with his precocious teenage daughter is too close for comfort for his fiancee. A woman becomes undone by her boyfriend's kinky bedroom request. A gay couple brings home the ultimate lifestyle accessory: an African child. An unsupervised young boy leads his brothers in disturbing games. A lonely woman confronts her attacker with a bizarre request.
The Fowlers are a normal family in Maine. Matt is the town doctor and loves to fish, his wife, Ruth, is the school's choir leader, and their son, Frank, is home from his first year of college. Frank is in love with Natalie, a young mother who isn't quite divorced yet from her ex-husband, Richard Strout, whose family runs the local cannery. It makes Richard's blood run cold to see his wife running around with another man. And soon, an unthinkable tragedy...
4) Quid pro quo
A partially paralyzed reporter finds himself involved in an underground subculture of people for a story he's investigating.