Growing conflicts between Sue Chow and her cruel mother-in-law, Ying, erupt just as Sue’s marriage is heading toward divorce. When Ying gets injured and selfishly demands Sue nurse her, their explosive situation becomes a scandal in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Sue struggles between honouring ancient Chinese traditions and asserting herself as a modern-day woman.
Meanwhile, San Francisco newlyweds, Michael Hamilton, and new bride, Jennie are honeymooning in Kauai unaware a business rival is devising an evil plot for revenge to ruin Michael’s reputation and business.
Otherworldly spirits unite the mystical Qi of scholarly Grandfather, compassionate Tong, and Tong’s wife, Mei-li, endeavoring to intervene with those on Earth and resolve both dilemmas.