After learning some devastating news about Pei-Ling, Nicky attempts to keep herself distracted by offering to help a young woman in need. Elsewhere, Zhilan confronts her past, and Mei-Lei makes a startling confession.
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin and Mei-Li are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea and Althea's fiancé Dennis, pre-med brother Ryan, Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan and new love interest Henry as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice... all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling and is now targeting her.