This year finds Lou juggling her responsibilities at Heartland and as an entrepreneur while facing the challenges of single motherhood. Initially Lou overcompensates, hoping to diminish the separation’s impact on her girls. But she clashes with her rebellious teenage daughter, leading to a disturbing call from Georgie’s school that threatens to tear the family apart. As Lou takes tentative steps to explore what life after marriage might look like, she dips her toe back into the dating pool with mixed results. The end of the Season sees Lou lauded for her professional accomplishments, while her personal life is again in flux. And when forced to make a tough decision about her family’s future, Lou realizes she needs to move on.