Kevin and Scotty moved out of their apartment and into a different one which is located above Cafe 429 (the restaurant that Scotty and Saul opened).
Cafe 429, and Nora's new workplace – the radio station, are two primary locations where many scenes take place in season five.
The second season focused mainly on the romantic lives of the Walker siblings.
Sarah must now deal with her divorce and being a single parent while Tommy and Julia go through serious issues after struggling with the loss of one of their twins.
Nora begins a new romance with one of Robert's staff and, along with Rebecca, tries to help Justin regain his life after being injured in the war.
The family consists of wife and mother Nora Walker (Sally Field) who must deal with revelations about her husband's infidelity, and her children Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) and Tommy (Balthazar Getty), both married executives at Ojai Foods, Kitty (Calista Flockhart), a conservative activist, Kevin (Matthew Rhys), a gay lawyer, and youngest sibling Justin (Dave Annable), who has recently returned from the Afghan War with a substance abuse problem.
They were joined by Nora's brother Saul (Ron Rifkin) and Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig), William's mistress.
Will Holly's obsession with the secrets of Ojai ruin her relationship with David?
The season ends with a horrific car crash that leaves Holly severely injured and the fate of Senator Robert Mc Callister unsure.
The show's narrative launched with the death of William Walker at Kitty's birthday party.
His death causes a number of secrets from his life to be revealed—secrets that impact the remainder of his family and which include the introduction of William's mistress Holly Harper and her daughter Rebecca.
Nora decides she wants a career of her own after spending most of her life in the back seat and finds a new romance. Saul and Sarah decide to quit leading to a new business venture for the eldest Walker sibling, while Tommy turns to drastic measures to take back the family business.