A dying soap opera star wrestles with the most difficult decision of her life while spending her last days with her best friend. The beautiful star of television's most popular soap opera, Jane Tetley (Leslie Ann Warren), has terminal cancer. Realizing that her days are numbered, Jane returns to her hometown of Walton Falls in order to reconnect with her best friend Ida Mae (Meredith Baxter. Though Ida Mae is devastated to learn that Jane is dying, she vows to remain by her friend's side to the end. As he two reminisce about old times, Jane tries to play cupid by setting Ida Mae up with handsome local entrepreneur Will (Timothy Bottoms), the owner of a small ceramics shop. Tensions between the two old friends begin to grow, however, when Jane expresses a desire to reveal a longstanding secret: Ida Mae's grown daughter Kate (Bridget Ann White) is actually Jane's biological daughter. Later, Kate's husband wrestles with the decision to accept a job offer in Seattle - a move that would mean leaving behind all of their family and friends. When Kate decides to remain by her mother's side, Ida Mae becomes terrified that the girl she raised as he daughter will leave her alone after learning the truth. Meanwhile, Jane connects with Kate's daughter Lila (Ellery Sprayberry), and forges a relationship with the young girl that gives her both clarity of mind, and the strength to do the right thing.