A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
With the Lunar New Year around the corner, a more confident and grounded Nicky finds herself in a great place in her relationship with Henry and with her family. However, when a break-in at the Shen residence leaves her shaken, Nicky, with the help of Evan, begins to suspect that Russell Tan may be involved. Elsewhere, as Mei-Liand Jin prepare for the New Year at Harmony Dumplings, Althea begins to question whether she made the right decision re-entering the workforce.
In the midst of Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown, Nicky tries to help her newly-discovered cousin Mia understand her new reality. Meanwhile, as Nicky and Evan follow a lead involving one of Russell Tan's mercenaries, Henry keeps an eye on Mia at the community center. Elsewhere, Ryan meets Sebastian, Harmony Dumpling's newest line cook and Kerwin is paid a surprise visit by his sister Juliet. Finally, Zhilan is forced to confront her past.
After a mishap forces her to re-evaluate her plan against Russell Tan, Nicky turns her attention to finding out what Kerwin is up to after learning he's back in the fold. Jin offers help to an old friend at the Chinatown Arts Collective, and the team makes a big move against Russell Tan.
After finding himself in a bind, Dennis turns to Nicky for help, leading them to uncover an auto theft ring in Chinatown. Elsewhere, when an argument about family causes Henry and Nicky to have their first real fight, Henry reluctantly reconnects with his estranged father. Finally, Evan is forced to make a difficult decision that could cost him his job.
After receiving a new clue that could lead to Mia's whereabouts, Nicky and Henry race to find her before Russell Tan's forces do. Meanwhile, Mei-Li is tested when a new restaurant opens nearby, and Althea continues to struggle with the challenges of work.
After a tip from Evan leads Nicky and Mia to a secret meeting between Juliette and a mysterious scientist, Nicky begins to question whether she should approach her relationship with Mia as a friend or a shifu. Elsewhere, Henry's findings lead him to an expert that may be able to help decipher his research. Finally, Jin and Mei-Li help to settle an age-old dispute between Chinatown's oldest grocers.
As Nicky investigates the secrets behind a mysterious stone that Juliet is after, Henry uncovers a shocking revelation about his father. Elsewhere, Althea prepares for investor meetings for her app, and Dennis receives an ultimatum from his dad.
As Nicky wrestles with a secret she's been keeping from Mia, she teams up with Evan, who makes a major discovery about his former boss. Elsewhere, Althea attempts to pull off a surprise 25th anniversary party for Harmony Dumpling against her mother's wishes, and Ryan begins to question what Sebastian may be hiding from him.
After uncovering an item that Russell Tan is after, Nicky enlists her entire family to help infiltrate the Enclave, a secret gathering of the world's elite. Elsewhere, Nicky deals with the fallout of a secret she's kept from Mia.
Nicky is left reeling after a secret she's kept hidden from her family leads to some tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Mia teams up with an unexpected ally, and Nicky and Henry find themselves at a crossroads in their relationship.
Nicky's desperation to find Mia intensifies after learning that Mia is beginning to unravel, and that Xiao's prophecy may be coming true. Meanwhile, Zhilan makes a surprising discovery about Russell Tan's plan.