With the war intensifying overseas, Gladys is inspired to organize a fundraiser for the Canadian POW's, but her parents use it for their own means.
Everyone at Victory Munitions tries to feel the love at Valentine's Day while grappling with the shocking Allied defeat at Singapore and their own individual losses.
Gladys accompanies Marco and his mother on a journey to an internment camp in a bid to help Marco's detained father.
Buzzing with excitement, Lorna hosts a dinner for her visiting son Gene but the party hits some snags when Sheila brings an unexpected guest; news of escaped POWs results in a city-wide blackout.
The factory has a few hiccups when an influx of new girls arrive to bolster the workforce; Gladys feels the heat of Gene's attentions; the competition heats up between Vera and Carol in the office.
When Gladys discovers who's really been paying her hotel bills, she takes a page out of Gene's devil may care attitude, and makes some bold choices; Meanwhile, Lorna finally admits that her son's bravado might have darker roots.
A worried Lorna fears for the safety of her sons during a difficult time. Meanwhile, Gladys isolates herself to fight her own private battles, and Betty has an unexpected reunion with a soldier.
The women find themselves caught up in their own film noir action after seeing Hitchcock's spine-tingling "Saboteur"; faced by threats on the home front, the women realize enemies are closer than they feared.
An intrepid reporter visits VicMu, shaking things up and causing Lorna to examine her value at work; Kate takes an innovative approach to jump-starting her singing career; thanks to Clifford, Gladys sees a different side of her father.
Lorna takes up dancing and surprises both herself and the instructor; Kate and Ivan explore the terms of engagement; Betty learns what it means to date a soldier.
Gladys is torn between her duty and her friendships. Lorna wrestles with her family's changing dynamics and Marco realizes that people are working against him.
Detective Brodie questions Kate about her father's death. Clifford offers Gladys an unexpected opportunity. Lorna grapples with some serious decisions and Betty demonstrates her love.