Martin Kupfer formed a reconstituted family with Westberlin girlfriend Katja Wiese and his two daughters, but Anna longs back to their first family and Lisa wines Martin doesn't support her model ambition, Martin being flat-out at the furniture plant. Falk is in a wheelchair since Dunja Hausmann shot his leg cripple, but is hired as consultant by western insurance company Promittas for his Stasi-competences, under alias Schmitt; thus physio-therapist Petra Zeiler knows him and admires his spirit, ignoring he belonged to the StaSi which has jailed her for a flight attempt. Hans Kupfer hopefully welcomes the changing times, but Marlene fears for the family's future and clings to the old ways and mentality. Stasi-general Günther Gaucke recruits Marlene to hide the party assets, Hans pleads rendering all secret archives public. Civil rights activist Vera Kupfer is recruited by a Treuhand official to help reorganize the East German economy. On the first free post-war election day, Lisa ...