1990. In South Africa Nelson Mandela is coming out of prison. In Beirut things are very bad. In Britain there’s protesting against Margaret Thatcher and the Y Poll Tax. In Cardiff Defi and Doug are living in a house together.
Cardiff. Defi is working as a writer. Remembering the past is very important to Defi.
Cardiff. Doug is working for Associated Newspapers and he’s going to Beirut.
Pen Talar. Siân is living with her mother in Pen Talar. By now she’s representing Plaid Cymru on the council. She’s protesting against the Poll Tax; she’s not going to pay. She’s good friends with Berian who’s on the council with her.
Pen Talar. Enid is getting old and she’s starting to lose her mind and she’s living in the past. She’s saying and doing odd things.
Cardiff. Steffan comes out of prison. Prison has changed Steffan. He’s feeling guilty about Iolo and he wants Defi’s help to ask Irfona for forgiveness.
Rhydycaeau. Irfona and her son are living in Rhydycaeau where she’s running the shop. She’s thinking about Iolo all the time; she can’t forgive Steffan.
Cardiff. Defi’s show, ‘Memory Not Forgetting’ is on and Awen comes there to see Defi. How do they both feel by now?
Cardiff. Doug comes back from Beirut; Associated Newspapers aren’t happy with his work there. Seeing Awen and Defi together is a shock to Doug.
Rhydycaeau. Defi wants to see Awen again; he asks Irfona for help. Awen is married to Max. Leave her alone, Defi. The best thing you ever did was to leave her.
Doug is feeling low – there’s no love in his life and the newspapers don’t like his work. He’s jealous of Defi.
Cardiff. Doug has been drinking. He goes to see his new neighbour, Judith. Why has Judith been watching Doug?
Cardiff. Awen has important news – for Defi and Max.
Cardiff. Irfona comes to see Awen. She goes to put flowers by the Conservative Club where Iolo was killed by the bomb. Suddenly she sees Steffan in the street.
Rhydycaeau. Enid has gone for a walk – to the past. She thinks that Defi is John, Defi’s father. She tells him, The important generation is the next one. Defi makes an important decision.