Liz Stolz and Maggie Fitzgerald were college roommates until Maggie confessed to her parents that she was in love with a woman. Maggie gave up her dream of becoming an actress and married her high school boyfriend. Liz became a famous breast surgeon. Maggie is performing in a summer stock production near the Maine town where Liz is now a general practitioner. When Maggie breaks her leg in a stage accident, she lands in Dr. Stolz's office.
Liz welcomes Maggie into her home and cares for her while her leg heals. After a few days, it becomes clear that the old flame still burns brightly, but the pain and guilt from the past is keeping them apart. A camping trip in Acadia during High October changes everything.