The strain of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes is taking its toll on the marriage of a young Christchurch couple as they struggle to keep their kids healthy and their household intact and battle with EQC over a claim for damage to their house. When tensions boil over, they take the law into their own hands, kidnapping the EQC boss. Tied up and detained in a stolen portaloo will the boss invoke his emergency powers?