At a very young age Ethan has a dream of being a father. He loved how kids are so present and that they love him for being silly. He meets a woman in Chicago who has a child. The marriage goes sour, but Ethan sticks it out. For a while. The courts get involved. Then the Missoula community steps in and helps Ethan out in ways he never expected.
Pat sits next to Coretta Scott King at a dinner party 25 years ago and asks her what gave Dr. King the strength to give the speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Mrs. King describes the speech that he had initially written, about bouncing checks. A speech he didn’t really like. He was convinced to talk about his dream after he was about ½ way through his written speech.
Beth steps into the Top Hat for the first time after Steve Garr, the previous owner, dies in order to honor his dream of bringing great live music to Missoula. She convinces the new owner, Steve’s daughter Colee, into bringing “Family Friendly Friday” to happy hour once a week. Then she shares her current dream for Missoula.
Jack’s family is keen on spending quality time with one another. However, he had no quality time with his father unless he was golfing. This becomes important later when Jack’s mother gets sick. He has a dream about a Great Blue Heron. Later he actually sees a Great Blue Heron in the desert of Arizona.
Jeremy Smith shares his story "Always, Only, At Least". Finally arriving in London to be with his girlfriend after a long-distance relationship, Jeremy instead takes the train to Amsterdam for an extravagant formal dinner. Over the course of the next year he cooks all over the world, memorizing portions of Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan.