Nidge and the lads return from Nidge's stag weekend in Prague, Jimmy Byrne has return from London. Nidge, Darren and Tommy attack Jimmy Byrne on his way home from the pub and drag him into the back of a Van to interrogate him about the murder of Darren's Brother. Jimmy insists he did not not kill Robbie, Darren believes him and lets him go, both Nidge and Tommy are not happy. John Boy orders Hughie to kill Jimmy. Hughie gets a favour returned by Martin to help him with the murder. Hughie and Martin kill Jimmy in front of his wife and child. After a heavy night of drugs Hughie discovers that Eric, Nidge, Tommy and Darren have been taken in for questioning, while John Boy is arrested on his return from Amsterdam. Hughie begins to get paranoid as the newspaper suggest that he is a loose canon and someone who John Boy will want dead. Hughie returns to Martin's caravan and kills him in a frenzied attack in which he thinks Martin talked to somebody. Hughie admits to John Boy who is his half brother that he killed Robbie over €300 he was owed.
Stumpy's jealousy of Darren and Rosie reaches boiling point when he beats her and puts her in hospital. The Gardaí go to arrest Stumpy only to find he has left Rosie on her own. Stumpy asks John Boy for help, John Boy gives him a place to hide out.
Clear divides have been made with John Boy, Hughie and Stumpy on one side and Darren, Nidge, Tommy and Eric on the other.