Dr. Hind returns from America with her child and her husband's body. She gets raped and spends the night with her former lover Ahmed and confesses to him that she has AIDS and he finds out that the virus has spread to him.
In the sixties, the lives of three college classmates, Isma'il, Zainab and Hemy, takes a dark turn when the three of them are arrested and tortured as a part of the repressive and violent practices that were employed by the General Intelligence Directorate back then.
Rawya and her husband Hamdi get separated and she goes with her daughter to live in her father's home while Hamdi marries the young Mervat. Rawya gets a job as a secretary in a newspaper and meets Tarek, the editor-in-chief, and they feel attracted to each other.