Kirsten has cared for her Mother for ten years and in that time has lost all her friends, fiancee, and most of all her confidence. Any little problem seems to be turn into a huge crisis. She is most unhappy with the hospital treatment her Mother receives from a high-minded consultant but feels impotent to do anything about it. In a moment of self-pity she books a holiday then takes all her guilt at abandoning her Mother to the island of Crete. She has only been in Crete for one day when she knows it was a huge mistake and attempts to get a flight back home.