The indomitable DCI Vera Stanhope returns to face a number of daunting cases. Aided by troubled new recruit DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty), they investigate a deadly blaze at a coastal caravan park, unearth a thirty-year-old mystery in an old mining community, delve into the tragic last months of a young man found floating in a farm slurry pit and uncover a life of secrets and lies when a well-loved family man plummets to his death from a multi-storey car park. Each enthralling episode is set against the breathtaking Northumberland countryside and is enhanced by the captivating performance of Brenda Blethyn as this shambolic yet brilliant detective. Inspired by the best selling novels, Vera, created by renowned crime writer Ann Cleeves. The fifth series sees the return of Jon Morrison as D.C Kenny Lockhart, Cush Jumbo as D.C. Bethany Whelan, Kingsley Ben-Adir as pathologist Marcus Summer, Riley Jones as D.C. Mark Edwards and welcomes Lisa Hammond as Intelligence Officer, Helen Milton, the newest recruit to Vera’s team.
查理死了，只留下一所海边别墅给他弟弟艾伦（乔恩·克莱尔 Jon Cryer 饰）。因为负担不起房子的保养费，艾伦在老妈的怂恿下，决定出售房子。这天，艾伦终于收到查理的骨灰，家里却来了个不速之客。这个突然出现的男人叫沃顿（阿什顿·库彻 Ashton Kutcher 饰），有钱多金，身材好长得帅，却企图自杀来挽回要离婚的妻子。在艾伦的劝阻下，沃顿决定活下来，还把艾伦的别墅买下来了。就像以前投靠哥哥查理一样，艾伦也以“朋友”的身份，“赖”在已经属于沃顿的这所海边别墅不走了，加上已经17岁的儿子杰克（安加斯·T·琼斯 Angus T. Jones 饰），好汉两个半的生活又开始了。
Upon returning home from Paris, Fran couldn’t be happier when C.C. says Maxwell just hired her for her looks. To find out if this is true, Fran tries dating a blind guy. Meanwhile Maxwell tries to back-peddle after what he told Fran on the plane.