At Thanksgiving Russell tells Jesse and Dawnie that he will come out to his parents. Jesse, who tells everyone that she doesn't want to smoke anymore, visits Sam at work and invites Vince for Thanksgiving dinner.
Russell's mother shows up and tells him that she and his father are getting a divorce. Russell then tries to come out to his father but fails.
It's time for dinner and Ty, Vandy, and Jules arrives. Sam and Vince arrive and Vandy answers the door making him a bit crushed. But Vince quickly explains that he is her boss. He enters and they all (except for Sam, Jesse, and Dawnie, who is stressing on a perfect Thanksgiving dinner) watch the football game that is on.
Ty and Jules get a little close making Dawnie a bit jealous. Sam tells Dawnie she forgot to add the stuffing. Dawnie then stuffs it violently and grabs the pan without the pot holder, burning her hands.
Dawnie calms down. Russell, in private, tells his parents that he is gay and they just reply "we knew" which makes him angry because they didn't know how hard it was to tell them; Dawnie catches Jules and Ty in her bedroom and she gets angry.
Jules and Ty leaves. Then shortly an angry Russell storms out. Vandy being sick with Vince asks Sam why she invited Vince. She tells him that Jesse invited her, then Sam and Vince leaves. Leaving Jesse alone, she then sneaks a cigarette. Vandy catches Dawnie in her room and they make a pact.
As the day ends, Russell's parents leave, and Russell's dad tells him that he loves him. Ty then returns to Dawnie and they share a kiss.