Stuart and Vince, stalwarts of the Manchester gay scene, are out on the pull in Canal Street.
Stuart pursues a client, Vince (not 'out' at work) is pursued by the new girl and Nathan, verging on obsession, is desperate to find Stuart again.
Stuart and Vince, on a wild night out, are pursued by Nathan and Rosalie, and Phil makes a new friend... with deadly consequences.
Stuart and Vince go to Phil's funeral where they meet up with numerous friends including his accountant Cameron Roberts, and come face to face with his mother's grief.
Stuart makes some new friends, while Nathan's behaviour makes Hazel furious and Janice desperate.
Stuart and Marie visit their parents, and Vince introduces Cameron to his mum. Meanwhile, Stuart has a violent confrontation with Nathan's father.
Stuart throws a surprise party for Vince's 30th birthday, and becomes implicated in a dubious plan to discredit Romey's potential husband Lance.
Vince is petrified that Rosalie has revealed his secret. Stuart experiences rejection for the first time. And Cameron declares his love to Vince.