Nikka and Maggie Phillips have grown up in a volatile household, where their mentally unstable mother has a particular animosity for Maggie. She works hard to get away from her mother, moving away for college where she thrives in her new city while remaining close with her sister. Her deepest wish is that Nikka could join her and the sisters could live a normal life. Nikka, however, continues to reside with their parents out of a sense of obligation and loyalty.
Maggie’s life is turned upside down by a catastrophic event that threatens her hard-won independence and love for her sister. She struggles to cope with her new reality at the cost of all the things she holds dear in her life, and her hopes of having a successful, normal life are now shattered.