Our Woman refuses to be sunk by what life is about to serve her. She's just caught her son Jimmy in the barn with another man. She's been accosted by Red the Twit, who claims to have done the unmentionable with her husband. And now her son's gone and joined the only group that will have him: an army division on its way to Afghanistan.
Setting aside her prim and proper ways, Our Woman promptly embarks on an odyssey of her own - one that forces her to look grief in the eye and come face-to-face with the mad agony of longing.