It’s Thanksgiving. The Spauldings put their sorrow over Phillip’s death aside temporarily to welcome Alex home but their loss is never far from their minds. Gus tries to fill the void left by his brother’s death and with Alan’s blessing, he sits in what was Phillip’s place at the table. He then leads the table in a slow, sad rendition of “America the Beautiful.” All the while, Lizzie remains determined to carry forth her father’s legacy, as Lillian continues to worry about her granddaughter. The Coopers and their guests are determined to have a Thanksgiving celebration but are also affected by Phillip’s death. Although Frank remains caught up in his investigation, Harley and Buzz are both unable to put aside their mutual suspicions of the other. Meanwhile, Rick finds it hard to share his grief with Mel and is drawn to the Spauldings and Beth’s sympathetic shoulder. The tension between Blake and Ross remains high. The restraining order keeps Dinah from sharing Thanksgiving with her father and Ross resents it. Meanwhile, Dinah follows Tammy to the bar, just as Edmund is striking out in his attempt to get Tammy home for the holiday. In an effort to score points with Edmund, Dinah convinces Tammy to go home for Thanksgiving. After, Dinah realizes how lonely she is. Jeffrey walks in and though he is also struggling to keep himself apart from Cassie on this holiday, he makes Dinah feel more alone than ever. Later, she finds herself back at the farm, staring through the window of the life she so desires -- not the life of a princess, but the real life that Cassie shares with Edmund. Michelle and Tony realize it’s Thanksgiving and despite being far away, lost and trapped in the jungle, they make their own Thanksgiving to remember and passionately make love.