An illegal joyride nearly comes to a deadly end, requiring Marie to extract a teenager from a crashed vehicle. Marie realizes it is Richard, who is presently completing his assigned community service with her. The boy’s situation is not all that is troubling Marie. She enjoys her new job as captain of the volunteer fire department, but her guilt about Stefan’s accident is taking a heavy toll on her. And now she, of all people, is supposed to convince Stefan to leave the fire department.