Sandra and Mathias get closer after the wedding, but are interrupted by Nici and her lovesickness. After that, Sandra and Mathias realize: They are friends - everything else is old memories and feelings. But then a humorous squabble builds up and leads to passionate sex. Finn wants to enjoy his life as a "free" man and his new start in Leipzig. Charlotte wants to help Nici with a ritual to let go of Finn. When Finn appears unexpectedly, Nici takes flight. And Finn completes the ritual - to an unprecedented extent.
Carolin shows Max that she saw through his intention to win over Vanessa. But he is not discouraged and uses a trick to get him to spend time with Vanessa again. She is happy about the friendly approach to Max and has no idea of his true motives. Erik can just about talk his way out of Yvonne, but is now under even more pressure. He urgently needs the money to release Yvonne's chain and pay off his debts. So he offers Werner his forest property as collateral for a loan.
Britta takes on Eva to distract herself from how much she misses her husband Robert. Then the deceased announces himself unexpectedly. Chris is horrified when he catches Jenny with drugs. She wants to make up for her mistake, but Chris has his own plans. Horrified, Cecilia does not want to accept that her boss Benedikt is said to have stolen her ideas quite legally and is aggressively looking for Ringo's alliance.
Leyla is sobered when her found skates fall apart, but what she then understands tops everything. With Richard's help, Henning, Daniela and Gabriel find out the name of the unruly neighbor. Can you stop him? When the coaching of the ice skater seems to help Anna, Simone is optimistic about the Rhein-Ruhr-Cup, but an unexpected cancellation brings new trouble.
Moritz lets Gerner feel that he is no longer dependent on him and his company. It also goes to his head to be treated like a star on the shoot for his new modeling job. He lets himself be carried away into making a silly rookie mistake. Laura goes on a confrontational course with the neighborhood. John, on the other hand, advises diplomacy and peacemaking, but Laura has made her decision.