Second Chances address challenges faced by a young lady, Mary, who drops out of school to get married to a rich drug lord. Having come from a poor background, she hates poverty and admires the flashy lifestyle money has to offer. She is introduced to drugs and alcohol while she is still in high school and when she is suspended from school, she quickly jumps into marriage. Her mother and brothers are against the marriage but her father is bribed by the rich drug lord to accept him as his son-in-law.
After she turns eighteen and signs a marriage certificate her husband turns abusive and engages in extramarital affairs. Mary stays in her husband's mansion, sometimes going without food with her daughter at the expense of her rich husband. The story portrays the plight of early marriages and teenage motherhood. It revolves around social status, loyalty, betrayal, crime, drugs, the power and greed for money and corruption. It also depicts the importance of education to our generation.