Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) return from their honeymoon early, because of a reported break in at his headquarters. Security tapes show the perpetrator to be Ana's old boss, Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), who stole computer files.
Ana learns she is pregnant and tells Christian, but when he becomes angry, saying he had other plans than to start a family so soon in their married life, she's caught off guard.
When Christian goes out of town on business, Jack (Eric Johnson) tries to kidnap Ana but when he fails, he kidnaps someone close to her and demands that Ana pay $5 million ransom. He stipulates she is not to let anyone know, including Christian, or he'll kill his victim.