For 12 years, Jessica Santiago (Julia Montes) has been dealing with the pain and guilt of losing her sister Joanna. Despite her efforts to please her mother Amy (Agot Isidro), Jessica knows that the emptiness in her mother’s heart can only be filled by Joanna’s return. Unbeknownst to the Santiagos, Joanna has lived to become Ana Bartolome (Kathryn Bernardo), the daughter of simple fisher folk.
When Ana is finally found, she tries to reconnect with her family, especially with Jessica. But Ana’s return worsens Jessica’s feelings of abandonment. Jessica feels less loved by Amy while Ana feels like she has to win Jessica’s approval.
After growing tensions between the two sisters result in a competition that endangers the life of one, the family is forced to confront the possibility of being torn apart again.
Way Back Home is about how no amount of time, distance and loss can tear apart a family brought together by love and renewed by forgiveness.