Premieres Sunday, November 11 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on HBO
Episode #1 Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 11 (10:30-11:00 PM ET/PT)
Sally (Catherine Shepherd), a mid-level marketing executive, is bored witless after a ten-year relationship with her fawning, milquetoast partner David (Alex Macqueen), who is desperate to get married. Although she reluctantly agrees to the union after a tearful plea, a chance encounter with Emma (Julia Davis), a Bohemian singer and actress, propels Sally into unchartered sexual and emotional terrain that spells the end of her engagement, and the beginning of what could be an even more challenging affair.
It’s Sally’s (Catherine Shepherd) birthday. After a subdued celebration with co-workers Nigel (Julian Barratt), Eleanor (Felicity Montagu) and Mick (Steve Oram), Sally heads home for a surprise dinner with her stodgy parents (David Cann, Georgie Glen), who are shocked when Emma (Julia Davis) shares details of her lesbian relationship with their daughter. Following a distressing phone call, David (Alex Macqueen), Sally and Emma take the long trip to his parents’ house, where Emma begs Sally to join her in the guest room.
As cracks in her relationship with the cloying Emma (Julia Davis) emerge, Sally (Catherine Shepherd) agrees to visit a therapist, Belinda (Vicki Pepperdine), where she’s forced to share uncomfortable realities about the couple’s private life. After a chance encounter with Sally’s longtime friend Kate (Robin Weaver) and her husband, Dan (Seb Cardinal), Sally and Emma are invited to dinner, where Emma presses Dan, a well-known director, for a role in one of his films. Meanwhile, Nigel (Julian Barratt) finds it increasingly difficult to fend off the advances of an overbearing Eleanor (Felicity Montagu).