The A Word’s third season kicks off with a jump to two years later.
Paul (Lee Ingleby) and Alison Hughes (Morven Christie) are now divorced.
Things have been very difficult in their lives lately with Paul’s house damage by a fire, Alison losing a job, and their autistic young son Joe (Max Vento) struggling with the changes.
Meanwhile, Maurice Scott (Christopher Eccleston) has been working as a volunteer firefighter on top of being the patriarch who is trying to help his family with their dramas.
He has also been busy with his girlfriend Louise Wilson’s (Pooky Quesnal) request. She has asked him to look into what her son Ralph (Leon Harrop) has been hiding.
It turns out that he has been working on moving in with his girlfriend Kate (Sarah Gordy). The drama doesn’t stop there as Joe’s older half-sister Rebecca (Molly Wright) admitted to Maurice that she is unexpectedly pregnant.
The A Word S1 and S2 are currently available to stream on SBS On Demand.