Intelligent and kind, James builds his community by volunteering at the local community center. He's done deep personal work to move past the abuse that took place during his childhood and also tries to forgive his mother for not preventing it. James’ fiancé works for the military and when she is stationed in Florida, the couple decides to move there together. Her benefits cover them both but James is suddenly left without healthcare when the military changes its policies towards its transgender members. Back in Ellenville, James’ parents continue to struggle with their son’s transition and the physical distance exacerbates their communication issues. Anxiety hampers James’ efforts to find employment in his new town but he is hopeful nonetheless. James’ wife is a steadfast source of support and James intends to make her proud.