It's Thanksgiving on The Mountain, as the Carver family prepares for their traditional turkey dinner, an uninvited guest comes calling. John 'Whit' Whitman comes into town and introduces himself to Shelley as the father she has never met. Shelley is somewhat eager to learn more about him, but the rest of her family is not at all pleased that he is back. Colin Dowling takes his family out for turkey hunting, despite the fact that he doesn't believe in celebrating Thanksgiving, and Mike's rifle accidentally discharges injuring Colin. David tries to convince Max to give him another chance.