Rita reluctantly takes a new job at the school she attended as a teen in her hometown, where she runs into an old classmate who is less than welcoming.
Rita, who hates cooking, struggles to fill in as a home economics teacher. Hjørdis tries to help Allan overcome his fears about an upcoming field trip.
A bomb threat scares the whole school — except Rita. Hjørdis worries that her and Uffe’s strange hobbies will hurt their son socially when he’s older.
Lea invites Rita to join her family for dinner, echoing a day in 1985 when teenage Rita had dinner with Lea’s parents and was called to Lea’s rescue.
When one of Rita’s first-graders doesn’t want to take a turn bringing home “Sharebear,” the class teddy bear, she visits his home to find out why.
To try to save the school from closure, the staff organizes a fundraiser, including a play by Hjørdis’s class with Allan in the lead role.
Bjarne can’t bear to break the bad news to his staff and becomes self-destructive. The event in 1985 that led to Lea falling out with Rita is revealed.
When history starts to repeat itself, Rita retreats in self-defeat, until a loyal friend gives her the support she needs to figure out her future.