We all live our lives knowing we’re going to die. For one woman, this truth hits hard, and the effect transforms not only her own existence, but also the lives of everyone who loves her. Set in contemporary Montreal, THIS LIFE is a family saga focusing on Natalie Lawson, an accomplished columnist and single mother in her early forties whose terminal cancer diagnosis sends her on a quest to prepare her teenage children for life without her. Her tight-knit family – sister, two brothers and parents – do the best they can to help her, while coping with their own responses to this revelation. THIS LIFE is a funny, honest, heartfelt series about a regular family whose world turns upside down overnight. Faced with the uncertainty of life, each Lawson does their best to embrace the absurdity of the journey, while confronting the drama that comes with all of their choices big and small.
Natalie chooses hope as she embarks on her experimental drug trial, not knowing if she’s receiving the placebo or the drug, and clashes with her ex-husband when he threatens her guardianship plans.
Maggie invites the Lawsons to a very unconventional housewarming party. Natalie and her friend Tia pursue an experiential day, determined to live life on their own terms.
Natalie battles through a storm of side effects while her family fumbles in their attempts to support her. Oliver second-guesses his ability to come through for Romy.
Matthew and Nicole host a celebration for Abby's first communion but family tensions get in the way. Natalie takes David to court to revoke his parental rights.
Natalie seeks distraction as she awaits scan results that will determine her future. Maggie and Raza have an awkward lunch with her parents.
David finds himself caught between his two families when Natalie invites him over for dinner. Maggie and Raza attempt to validate their marriage to an immigration officer.
Oliver struggles with the realities of being hypo-manic and collateral damage caused to his studio. Natalie's treatment is at a crossroads when she's faced with the risky prospect of doubling her dose.
Natalie struggles to convince Caleb to accept responsibility for his criminal actions. Maggie and Oliver travel to LA to resolve Oliver's loose ends with Tom.