George is a man who once skated through life but is now stumbling. When his wife dies, he makes a rash decision to move his kids away from Sydney to the town of Weld, New Zealand.
George rapidly becomes the most unpopular new Aussie in town after calling Weld a 'dead end town' in his column. Shay and Arlo also feel the fallout from their father's faux pas at their new school.
Questions are raised over Laura's death, and the Weld rumour mill goes into overdrive. George goes on an epic manhunt through the local populous to learn the source of the scandalous gossip.
As he gets to grips with his status as the new ladies' man about town George is dragged into a celebration (or not) of Weld's x-rated history.
When the earth moves under George's feet, the opportunity for him to slay a demon from his past presents itself - and leads to the issuing of a very rash challenge.
George throws himself into solving the mystery of Sir Frederick Weld's missing head - when he should be solving a whole other mystery, one much closer to home.
George struggles with the realisation that while he was looking the other way this whole other world was going on - a world he is so not qualified to deal with.
George tries to convince Shay to stay in Weld. The Women of Weld question the motive behind Jan's arrival. Katie organises a camp-in to protest against the proposed development.