Don Matteo is back with the same spirit that has warmed audiences for years. The “big family” is made up of Matteo, officers Cecchini and Tommasi then, in the rectory, Natalina and Pippo, and even Laura, the young, single mother of little Ester, who is not so little anymore.
Just like every family experiences happiness and fulfillment, there are also problems, unexpected events and conflicts to handle and resolve. Don Matteo, everyone’s true point of reference, knows this very well. In fact, Don Matteo hasn’t changed one bit and opens the doors to the rectory to anyone who needs his help. He decides to take in Tomas, a young man who has had several problems with the law and that Sister Maria holds dear. His withdrawn and petulant personality makes staying in the rectory difficult for him to get used to. Even Laura, who frowns upon the arrival of Tomas, is feeling unsatisfied with her life and begins re-evaluating the choices she’s made.
Even the lives of Cecchini and Tommasi have undergone some changes. In fact, the two officers have suffered the effects of the Spending Review and the police station in Gubbio was closed and integrated into the one in Spoleto. Yet this family has even had to overcome the pain of losing Patrizia, who died a few years earlier in a tragic accident, leaving Captain Tommasi all alone to father young Martina.
In Spoleto, however, the Captain comes across an old friend who is about to get married, a public prosecutor by the name of Bianca Venezia. And in the Cecchini household, only to upset the newfound peace, is the arrival of Lia, the Sergeant’s young and exuberant niece who has an amazing talent for getting herself into trouble.
While Cecchini suffers from being so far from his priest friend, Don Matteo is asked to take on a new assignment right in the parish of Spoleto, where, together with all the inhabitants of the rectory, he is reunited with the Sergeant, ready to resolve new cases together!