Nidge is summoned back to Spain, where Terence demands a terrible price for his continued support, while Siobhan and Moynihan reach an unholy deal of their own.
In the aftermath of Pauley's death Siobhan must face her most terrifying opponent yet as Terence May flies in from Spain to lay his nephew to rest - and to find the truth.
Siobhan is increasingly caught between her quest for revenge and her growing love for Pauley - while Nidge may have found a way to get to Fran in prison.
Fran is banged up in prison but he and Nidge both still conspire to have each other killed, while Siobhan finds her dangerous drug fuelled double life is spiralling out of control.
With Pauley's help, Nidge is back in business and arrangements are made for the first shipment under the new deal. Meanwhile Moynihan wrestles with a labyrinthine Garda bureaucracy.
After almost losing everything to DI Moynihan's sting operation, Nidge travels to Spain to negotiate with wholesale supplier Terence May for a new drugs shipment. Meanwhile in Dublin his enemies are closing in: Siobhan is acting as informant to Moynihan; Patrick has returned to Dublin determined to kill Nidge; and tensions between Nidge and maverick Fran are reaching boiling point.
LOVE/HATE - Series 5
LOVE/HATE returns for a fifth season and Nidge (Tom Vaughan Lawlor) is once again king of all he surveys. Nidge narrowly avoided prison following Moynihan's surveillance operation and the debilitating paranoia that grew from his guilt over Darren, over Linda, and everything he's done, has passed. However, he's had to take out a huge loan from an Irish drug dealer based in Spain and there's a caveat. Nidge is now saddled with Pauley (Johnny Ward) who has come back from Spain to protect the lender's interests and keep Nidge out of trouble. But as Nidge's ambition reaches its zenith, the seeds of disaster are already sown in his past and his enemies are circling for revenge.
With Tommy (Killian Scott) back in a coma, Siobhan (Charlie Murphy) now burns with a desire for retribution. She's working with Detective Inspector Moynihan (Brían F. O'Byrne) who, having suffered a career setback from the failure of his sting operation, is even more determined to bring Nidge down.
The tensions between Nidge and the pretender Fran (Peter Coonan) - increasingly violent, erratic and resentful of Nidge's authority - are starting to spill over into conflict and betrayal. As his enemies close in Nidge must battle to save his throne and his skin.