At a pool party, Andy discovers the truth about Louise from Lucy and breaks up with her. Spencer and Lucy have also split up after he cheated on her. Spencer tries to comfort Louise which doesn't sit well with Andy. Alex and Fran share a kiss and Phoebe is not happy about it. Spencer tries making up with Lucy but she is having none of it.
Louise is determined not to give up on Andy following their break up and comes up with a plan to try and win him back. Lucy is not impressed after Spencer sets his romantic sights further afield. Fran and Alex arrange a one-on-one, but after Phoebe finds out, she's not happy.
Jamie and Phoebe arrange finally to go out on a date together, but their time is cut short after Phoebe gets a phone call from Louise with some shocking news. Jamie needs to confess what happened to Spencer. Stephanie is frustrated with Spencer's nights out and decides to confront him.
A spa trip for the girls is arranged by Rosie to try and heal some of the rifts between them. Following his traumatic split from Louise, Andy enjoys a camping trip with the boys. Jamie and Lucy continue to meet up.
Jamie is starting to feel lonely and friendless after Spencer's fury towards him and the discovery that Phoebe has a new boyfriend. Spencer hosts a dinner party for his friends and decides it's the right time to admit the way he feels about Jamie.
Spencer invites Andy to join him on a shooting trip and it's not long before they begin to talk their favourite topic, Louise. Things are beginning to heat up between Alex and Binky as they take a trip to the country to meet Binky's mother.
Phoebe hosts a dinner party where Spencer raises the subject of Jamie's relationship with Lucy. Fran and Binky decide to move in together. Fran is asked out on a date by a secret admirer on a night out. Proudlock plays detective to work out whether Lucy still has feelings for Jamie.
Andy needs to deal with the fallout following Spencer and Louise's recent rumoured reunion. Binky is concerned about Alex's closeness to his first love, Phoebe. Louise's brother Sam makes a move on an older woman.
The friends head off to South Africa for a safari. There is plenty of excess emotional baggage though after Lucy learns that Phoebe is also coming along. Binky and Alex are concerned that they're in for a difficult first holiday with his ex girlfriend also there.
Jamie's back home following the safari and is feeling heartbroken. He's still refusing to give up on his relationship with Lucy and a text message from her only adds to his beliefs that they're more than friends. Binky and Alex are feeling the pressure to admit how they feel.
Lucy is feeling not in a festive mood as Jamie is doing his best to avoid her. Alex feels in an awkward position after Binky's mum invites him to spend Christmas day with them. Cheska, Fran, Lucy and Binky go ice skating.
Rick Edwards meets the cast including Spencer, Jamie, Lucy, Phoebe and Mark-Francis.