Business is going well and Carmen is preparing for her retirement. But during Boris's 18th birthday party, news arrives that there are problems at the harbour and Carmen must choose her priorities.
Carmen wants to know who the kidnappers are and cooperates with drug trader Marcus Vos and his son Davy to find out. Storm begins to see the work he is doing for Carmen in a very different light.
Carmen is furious when a new container arrives without its drugs consignment. She plays a dangerous game with the Mexican cartel but isn't sure if they're responsible. Does someone covet her business?
A delivery of contaminated drugs touches the Van Walraven family at its heart. Devastated, Carmen demands answers. And it's the last straw for Storm. He wants to leave, but does Natalie feel the same?
Now that Carmen knows who is after her, nothing should stand in the way of solving the problem. Under pressure, The Lawyer has called for help from the cartel to calm the continuing unrest.
After the involvement of Leon and the cartel in her affairs, Carmen must move quickly to secure her position, but she wonders if it's worth it. Boris looks for revenge after his bereavement.
Boris's actions cause real problems with Marcus, just as they have agreed to work together. Storm informs Leeflang about Carmen's upcoming deal with the cartel, which she is desperate to complete.
As Boris is taken to safety, the cartel suddenly decides it wants another delivery. Carmen's only option is Marcus, but does he still want to work with her? Natalie wonders what Storm is doing.
Carmen discovers Storm's secret and makes a huge decision that surprises both friend and foe in an effort to keep her family together. Leon starts an investigation and Storm finds himself in danger.
Leon now has a free hand to take what he wants. Carmen tries to stand in his way, but her family is in extreme jeopardy. She must decide what's most important in her life and face her toughest choice.