In Episode one, the young Ramses slowly but surely realizes that the theater does not have enough to offer him. He begins to sing and write his own music more and more. When his lover, the actor Joop Admiraal, graduates from drama school, the men get together to create a sensation in the Dutch theaters. However, all this success doesn't mean much to Ramses, as he suddenly decides to travel to Italy to pursue a movie career. Once he’s back in the Netherlands, Ramses' increased drinking causes him to be discharged immediately by his theater company and opens the door for him to pursue music. He has wild plans and grand ideas to make something unprecedentedly beautiful. And he has met a special girl whom he wants to involve in this. A girl with a beautiful voice named Liesbeth List.