The story of Dependence centers around substance abuse told through the lens of two dysfunctional families connected by the courtship of Zeke and Lexi. After 22 years of committing to a drug free lifestyle, Zeke is finally pressured into smoking weed for the first time by Lexi’s mom. This sets off a chain of events that will not only impact Zeke and Lexi’s relationship, but will change both of their families for better and for worse.
Chapter 1: One Hit Wonder
After 22 years of committing to a drug free lifestyle, Zeke finds himself in the middle of a smoking cypher where his girlfriend's mom passes him a joint. Will Zeke stay true to his principals or will he finally crack under this very awkward peer pressure?
Chapter 2: Family Feud
Both Zeke and Lexi are coming to grips with the level of dysfunction in their respective families. While Zeke's parents are engaged in a "Cold War", Lexi's mom is medicating her emotional pain with bottles of wine.
Chapter 3: Off the Edge
Lexi, once a member of the "Straight Edge Society", reflects on her days of attempting to fit in with the cool kids.
Chapter 4: Caramel Therapy
During a family gathering at the Mesman's, Porter introduces Zeke to edible marijuana.