It's 1959 and nothing at Miami Beach's Miramar Playa is what it seems. As the hotel owner's world threatens to implode, he fights for his family and the Miramar Playa, in the Magic City.
Ike Evans, owner of Miami’s most glamorous hotel, needs his 1958 New Year's Eve concert to be a smash. He makes a deal with mobster Ben Diamond to ensure success that threatens his life and family.
Ike faces the disappearance of Mike Strauss while DA Klein attacks organized crime through Ike’s law-student son. Meanwhile, Stevie Evans’ affair with Lily Diamond heats up.
Ike tries to bribe officials to legalize casino gambling. An old friend visits Vera, and Ben wonders if his wife is faithful. Ike contacts his wealthy ex-sister-in-law for a favor.
Mike Strauss’ body is seized, Ike reacts to a break-in, and Victor plots to get his wife out of Cuba. Vera secures Jackie Kennedy for a charity event but laments not having children with Ike.
Ike is determined to save Judi Silver from Ben Diamond. Polaroids of Stevie and Lily surface. Vera tries something new to get pregnant, Danny and Mercedes’ bond grows, and Klein’s search ramps up.
Ike and Ben Diamond bet big on a boxing match. Jackie Kennedy cancels on Vera. Danny gets blackmail photos meant for Stevie, and Klein finds something that will change Ike's life forever.
Revealing photos in hand, Danny confronts Stevie about his affair with Lily and uses his new connection with Jack Klein's office to uncover the culprit behind the blackmail plot. Klein presents Ike with damning evidence linking him to a murder investigation, and Ike receives more bad news when Meg Bannock refuses his offer to buy in to the Miramar Playa Hotel. Vera reflects on her time as a star at the Tropicana and offers to set up a new show at the hotel.
When newly returned Judi Silver falls into Jack Klein's hands, Ike's carefully crafted world begins to crumble. Tragic news reaches Victor just as Mercedes prepares to start her new life as a stewardess and takes her relationship with Danny to the next level. Lily pushes her affair with Stevie into even more treacherous territory, while Vera flirts with the past to secure a prestigious commitment for the Miramar Playa Hotel.