A Chinese-American woman drops out of college and goes on a life-changing journey to a remote monastery in China. When she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts prowess and Shaolin values to protect her community.
The first season follows Nicky Shen as she returns to her childhood home in San Francisco after years spent training in a monastery abroad. As she tries to find her place in the family she left behind, she had to contend with a destiny she never knew she had.
Nicky Shen returns from China to San Francisco to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents at the mercy of a powerful Triad.
When adjusting to life back at home doesn't go as planned, Nicky turns to Henry for help in her hunt for Zhilan. Finally, after lending a hand to a young woman in need, Nicky finds the mental clarity she desperately needs.
Nicky and Henry follow a lead involving a professor who may be able to help in their search for Zhilan. Elsewhere, Nicky steps in to help a young worker after learning of some suspicious activity happening at King Kwong's garment factory.
As Nicky and Henry follow a new lead that brings them to a private collector in Napa, a tension-filled dinner with the Soong's leaves Althea to question her worth. Elsewhere, Evan's suspicions about Henry continue to grow.
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An officer-involved shooting in Chinatown sends shockwaves through the community. Mei-Li and Jin are forced to revisit a traumatic experience from their past. Nicky and Henry make a startling discovery about the weapons.
When the retrieval of a weapon doesn't go as planned, Nicky takes matters into her own hands. Elsewhere, Jin takes Mei-Li on a surprise date and Althea finds herself faced with an ultimatum.
After learning some devastating news about Pei-Ling, Nicky attempts to keep herself distracted by offering to help a young woman in need. Elsewhere, Zhilan confronts her past, and Mei-Lei makes a startling confession.
Nicky and the Shens deal with the fallout after a family secret comes to light. Althea prepares for her bachelorette party.
To learn more about her family history, Nicky follows a lead that brings her, Henry and Evan to a quiet town in Canada. Zhilan joins forces with Kerwin Tan, and Jin and Mei-Li find themselves at a crossroads.
Nicky offers to help Evan when the case he's working on takes a turn. Ryan decides to officially introduce Joe as his boyfriend to his parents. Zhilan and Kerwin receive a surprise visitor.
Nicky and Henry follow a lead that brings them to a K-pop concert in Las Vegas… and on a collision course with Zhilan and Kerwin. Elsewhere, Jin and Mei-Li make a major decision about the restaurant.
With time running out, Nicky and Henry work to translate a cryptic map that could lead them to the Forge. Meanwhile, Althea and the family prepare for Po Po's arrival.
Nicky learns what is needed to open the forge. Meanwhile, an emergency at home threatens to derail Althea and Dennis' tea ceremony.