The Depression held an icy grip on New Bedford through the winter of 1933. Grace tries to find love with Del but that proves to be difficult. Hub gets his first dose of “The Fever” and Fat finds out about the “birds and the bees” in the process. Honey and Max build their new life together while Bob and Toppy’s marriage is crumbling. Many other townsfolk have fallen on hard times in the wake of the Silver Dome Mine closure but matriarch May Bailey refuses to go down without a fight.