Kerry's ordeal comes when she is stripped away from all the exterior trappings of young professional society and reduced to unemployment.
Her life converges with Jerry when he returns home as a young professional in the publishing industry and looks at a parallel of himself in her, thrown back onto her own resources, reduced to the passive voyeurism of unemployment. Kerry Cerberus has now turned into the old Jerry Downing.
The hidden energy at work below the surface of his relationship with his flatmates culminates in Jerry's ordeal - eviction from the house. But who is responsible? Jerry Downing is now a drifting soul with no roots in search of a home.