On the evening of her 18th birthday, Molly Dawes finds herself drunk and is sick in the doorway of an army recruitment office. She looks into the window of the office and sees a life-sized photograph of an army girl, everything that Molly isn't but wants to be - respected.The following morning, Molly finds herself back in the locale and steels herself sufficiently to go into the recruitment office. Truculent and full of self doubt, she takes the leaflets and is eventually persuaded to complete an aptitude test.No-one thinks she can stick it out, including herself. But slowly and surely, Molly is maturing and learning to believe in herself. She digs in and finds a strength that she never thought she had
Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, an experienced army medic, joins Captain James and 2 Section on a humanitarian tour to Kenya. She has promised her fiance, Doctor Jamie Cole, that she will return home soon to marry him. 2 Section are posted to a refugee camp near the border of Somalia, and as soon as they pull into the camp, Georgie jumps straight to work when an IED explodes, harming many refugees. When aid worker Kicki is kidnapped, Georgie's determination to find her lands her in great danger.
Captain James and 2 Section are horrified to hear what has happened, and the situation soon takes a turn for the worse. Will the team get to her in time?
Exhausted, Georgie can't wait to get home to fiance Jamie and her family, but the forces need her help first. Meanwhile, a desperate Elvis is forced to come clean, which shocks Georgie her to the core.
Worried about Georgie's state of mind, Jamie seeks out Captain James to find out whether she is in any danger. Meanwhile, Georgie reels after hearing the news that Abu is alive and closer to her than she realises.
As Georgie continues to suffer from the effects of her recent kidnapping ordeal in Kenya, she throws herself into the last-minute wedding plans with Jamie. However, before the big day, Georgie is given one more assignment which lands her in greater danger than ever.
2 Section are deployed on a humanitarian mission to Nepal after an earthquake, where Georgie's patience is tested by a new recruit.
When some children are abducted from the village, Georgie leads a rescue mission to Kathmandu.
2 Section are in Afghanistan on a covert mission deep in the heart of the country. Georgie and Elvis are thrown together in extreme circumstances.
Molly is over-the-moon to be sent to Afghanistan as a medic on one of the army's final deployments. But when she arrives she knows she needs to prove herself to her new platoon. Things take a bad turn when she fails to cut it more than once, but worse than that she has to deal with an old-flame who is part of the regiment and who makes her life harder than it should be. She gets no help or support from her commanding officer, the haughty Captain James, who doesn't seem to notice just how brilliant she really is at her job. The challenge is on for Molly Dawes to prove her worth to him. So when an unforeseen event puts a soldier's life in danger Molly gets to prove she's more than one of the boys, she's our girl.
Molly's friendship with little Afghan girl Bashira grows, they are totally soul sisters! But this new-found emotional bond takes a more serious turn when Bashira warns Molly about an impending attack. Should Molly trust the child? Is she all she seems? Meanwhile Molly's brilliance at her job begins to attract the attention of Captain James, who might be harbouring an attraction to her. What Molly can't quite figure out is - does he fancy her too?
Molly returns home on rest and relaxation but she finds that her life and perspective on the world have changed beyond measure since she has been away. Her family can see that they are growing apart. When she visits fellow squaddie Smurf, they bond over their shared difficulties in this new domesticity and both wish they were back in Afghanistan. As they grow closer, Smurf reveals he has fallen for Molly. Unfortunately her affections lie elsewhere - back in Camp Bastion with the captain. This is a fact about which Smurf knows nothing.
The platoon is bored in Camp Bastion, preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan. Emotions ride high as both Captain James and Smurf declare their love for Molly, who worryingly finds herself at the centre of an illicit love triangle that compromises army regulations. Trouble finds Molly one last time as she becomes entangled in a raid against the Taliban - and soon the entire platoon are sent on a final terrifying mission as a consequence. Not one of our three heroes can afford to take their eye off the job, not for a single moment, or disaster will surely strike. James, Smurf and Molly know the rules. But isn't love stronger than army regulations?
As she returns home from Afghanistan, difficult questions rain down upon Molly Dawes. Who will live and who will die? Can she ever pick up the pieces? Brave choices beckon for Our Girl as she faces her biggest challenge yet: how will she face her own future?