Synopsis:Sol is a hotshot TV show runner desperate for his own series. His friend Elizabeth is a broken-hearted lesbian who loses her lover and decides she wants a baby. When Sol gets stuck producing a second season of the crappy show he’s working on, he decides to produce something that’s his—Elizabeth’s baby.
But five months into the pregnancy, Kim, the ex-lover, shows up and Sol’s not pleased. He’s distracted by Greg, a single father with whom he quickly becomes involved, though Greg’s seven-year-old son Anthony isn’t quick to accept him. Baby Sophie is born and Sol tries to balance home and work, while Elizabeth tries to reconcile officially with Kim. Elizabeth and Sol fight when she decorates the baby’s room without him. Sol and Kim can’t seem to balance sharing space or Elizabeth, and Sol juggles Greg and Anthony, his girls at home, and an increasingly demanding job.
Kim gets a huge job in Chicago and Elizabeth wants to take Sophie and go with her. Sol is furious, but increasingly he belongs at Greg’s house. Kim backs down and doesn’t fight for custody, but Elizabeth is furious with Sol and vows to move out, just as Greg makes the point that Sol is only half-present in his life with Anthony.
Finally, after losing his job and deciding to write and direct a feature, Sol gives in. He relinquishes custody of Sophie so Elizabeth can move to Chicago with Kim, and devotes himself to life with Greg and Anthony, having created two whole families.
A Season with Sophie is the story of a control freak who finds he can’t have everything without hurting the people he loves. The script examines the difficulty of having children at all when one is not part of a heterosexual couple, and the further difficulty involved in balancing romantic relationships with pre-existing children.