At the Horton house, Jennifer offered to help Doug clean the kitchen, but Julie asked Jennifer to stay and talk to her instead. Uncomfortable, Jennifer said she wanted to go to bed early. Julie apologized to Jennifer for putting her on the spot when she had asked if Jack could stay for Thanksgiving.
"You still need time," Julie said. "Thank you so much for understanding," Jennifer said. "But," Julie added. Jennifer laughed. Julie confessed that she was still angry at Jack, but she had also listened to Jack. "That wonderful guy loves you to the ends of the earth," Julie said. Julie agreed that it was too soon to forgive Jack, but that time would "heal all wounds."
"In time, do you think you'll be able to forgive Jack for what happened with Kate?" Julie asked. "I actually understand the night Jack slept with Kate," Jennifer said. Jennifer added that she was not sure that she would have made the same choice if the roles of her and Jack had been reversed.
"Is it possible that there is a future for the two of you?" Julie asked. "No. I don't think that I can forgive him," Jennifer said. "And yet you just told me you understood," Julie said. Jennifer clarified that she understood why Jack had slept with Kate, but she could not forgive Jack for lying to her for so long. "It feels like I cannot trust him ever again," Jennifer said. Julie argued that Jack had lied to Jennifer because he loved her. "Would you tolerate Doug lying to you for any reason?" Jennifer countered.
J.J. and Abigail joined Jack at the pub. "Still don't want anything to do with me, Daddy?" Abigail asked. Abigail apologized for having publicly told Jennifer about the affair and not talking to Jack first. J.J. stepped outside to talk to Theo on the phone, and he left Jack and Abigail alone to talk.
"I apologized to Mom," Abigail said. "So, you two are okay?" Jack asked. Abigail nodded yes. "I really hate what you did to Mom, but I should have handled it differently. I shouldn't have been drinking with my meds. I did, but I was so angry with you," Abigail said. Abigail admitted that she had wanted to hurt Jack like he had hurt Jennifer.
"I'm sorry that I ruined a day that should have been about celebrating you and Mom. I am sorry that I hurt our family. And I hope that at some point, you will be able to forgive me for that," Abigail said.
"I made a horrible mistake with Kate. I made an even worse one when I lashed out at you and blamed you for the fallout from that letter," Jack said. Abigail admitted that she should have talked to Jack privately so that he could have spoken to Jennifer in a more careful manner. "I don't think it would have been quite as hurtful if she hadn't heard it in a roomful of people," Abigail said. Jack noted that Jennifer would have been hurt regardless.
"This is all on me and no one else. You were right. We can't go back. We can't change that. But we can move forward. As a family. I forgive you, sweetheart. I love you, but can you forgive me?" Jack asked. Abigail sat down at the table with Jack. Jack apologized for the cruel things he had said to her the night of the party.
"I don't know that I can forgive myself. You have been through so much. You have fought so hard," Jack said. Jack told Abigail not to feel guilty for his mistake. "I'll try," Abigail said. Jack told Abigail that he admired her caring heart. Jack and Abigail hugged, and they said they loved one another.
"Do you think Mom is ever going to be able to get past this?" Abigail asked. "This isn't the first time that I've lied to your mother and hurt her. In the past, that big heart of hers always managed to forgive me, but this time, this time I don't know if there is any coming back from the pain that I've caused," Jack said. Jack said he did not want to lose his daughter, too.
"I don't want to lose you either, Daddy," Abigail said as she hugged Jack again. With a smile, Jack said that he was grateful and lucky to have his kids with him. J.J. returned, and he saw Jack and Abigail hugging. "This is the picture I wanted to see," J.J. said. Jack invited J.J. and Abigail to stay and share the pie they had delivered to him. Abigail groaned at the thought of more food. J.J. said he needed to get back to South Africa because of a business emergency.
"I really am sorry I have to leave so soon. I was looking forward to spending real time with everybody," J.J. lamented. Abigail apologized for having ruined J.J.'s trip. "If they are handing out an award for those that screwed up the most, I got this," Jack joked. Jack told J.J. and Abigail that they were the best family in the world. "Agreed," Abigail and J.J. said in unison. Jack urged J.J. to stay in touch, and he hugged his kids.
J.J. returned to the Horton house to say goodbye to his mother. "I understand, and I'm very happy for you that working with Theo has been so wonderful and you have made such a success of it. I'm very proud of you," Jennifer said. With a smile, J.J. reminded Jennifer that he was just a phone call away. J.J.'s smile fell away, and he told Jennifer about his visit with Jack at the pub. "He said we might take our hits, but we are still the best damn family in the world. And I agree with him," J.J. said. J.J. hugged his mother goodbye.
In the DiMera living room, Chad thought about the night he had found Abigail asleep on Jake's lap. As Chad frowned, Gabi walked into the room. "So, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?" Gabi asked. "What the hell are you doing here?" Chad said. When Gabi argued that Chad did not care about her or her family, Chad agreed.
"You want to know what I am grateful for? You being out of our lives for good. So, why don't you skedaddle back to Mexico or hell or wherever it is you came from," Chad said. "This is my home," Gabi countered. Chad disagreed. Chad argued that after Gabi had hurt Abigail, he did not want her under the same roof as his wife.
"Were the doctors able to put all the pieces back together again?" Gabi said. "Shut up! The only reason she was in the hospital was because you drugged her," Chad growled. Gabi told Chad that it was a waste of time to blame her for drugging Abigail because the real culprit was still out there. Right on cue, Gwen walked into the room.
"What is she doing here?" Gabi demanded. Chad explained that Gwen was the nanny. "Was she the top candidate of slutty nannies R us? You know what? Whatever makes you happy," Gabi said. Chad told Gabi to leave. Gabi refused to go until she saw Jake. Gwen chuckled.
"You really think you can just waltz right back into his bed, do you?" Gwen asked. "This is between Jake and me," Gabi growled. Gwen warned Gabi that Jake would warm his bed with the closest available person. "I wouldn't be surprised if he has already moved on," Gwen said. Chad scowled. Gwen called Gabi disgusting because she had used Jake to return to power at DiMera Enterprises.
"You have no idea what you're talking about," Gabi said. "Actually, I do. Jake told me everything, so don't you deny it," Gwen said. With a shrug, Gabi admitted that she had told Jake she had used him. "But it was all a lie," Gabi added. Gwen asked Gabi why she had bothered to return to town.
"Where is Jake? Because he needs to know the truth," Gabi said. Gwen thought about when she had found Jake and Kate in bed together in the workshop. Gwen told Gabi that Jake was in his workshop. With a sigh, Gabi marched out of the house. Once Gabi was gone, Chad announced that Gabi's return was bad news for the family.
"Who are you talking about?" Abigail asked as she walked in. With a sigh, Chad told Abigail that Gabi had returned. "Is she here in the house?" Abigail asked. "If she goes anywhere near you, she is going to have to deal with me," Chad stressed.
Kate met up with Jake in his workshop. When Jake asked about her Thanksgiving dinner, Kate reminded Jake, "Talking isn't something we do." Jake noted that Kate was not the easiest person to talk to but that he was glad that Kate had opened up to him about Jack. Kate apologized for burdening Jake, but he said he was thankful.
"Let me be there for you now," Jake said. Kate opened up about her dinner at Nicole's house. "Allie is going through a really difficult time right now," Kate said. Kate talked about baby Henry. "[Henry] is the result of the rape," Kate told Jake. Kate talked about how Allie had been struggling with the pain and shame of the rape.
"At the same time, there is this beautiful baby, Henry. And I know that [Allie] gets it, I know she does," Kate said. "But it is a constant reminder of the rape," Jake interjected. Kate nodded yes. Kate wished aloud that she could make things better for Allie. Jake told Kate that she was strong and fierce and that her love was the kind of thing that Allie needed to feel safe again.
"You are a constant surprise," Kate said. "You have surprised me in a lot of ways, too," Jake countered. With a smirk, Kate told Jake to eat his turkey dinner. "That's not what I'm hungry for," Jake said. Jake reached over and pulled at the ties on Kate's shirt. Jake kissed Kate's forehead and then her neck.
After having sex, Jake and Kate curled up in bed together. Kate giggled. "I'm celebrating Thanksgiving in a workshop, making love with a very hot young man, who just happens to be the son of Vivian Alamain and Stefano DiMera. And that is really crazy. Even for me," Kate said. Jake smiled at Kate. "It may be crazy, but there is no place in the world I'd rather be," Jake whispered. Jake and Kate cuddled and laughed together. The doorway slowly opened, and Gabi watched them.
As Roman walked through the park, he ran into Rafe. "What are you doing back in Salem?" Roman asked. "I'm back because this is my home. It's where I belong," Rafe said. Roman agreed. Rafe said he was on his way to surprise Hope. "Don't call. Don't go over there," Roman said. Roman told Rafe that Hope was not home, and he told Rafe about Ciara's death.
"I'm so sorry," Rafe said. Shaken, Rafe sat on the bench. "I just walked Ciara down the aisle. She was so happy. Man, she had her whole life ahead of her. Her and Ben were so in love," Rafe said. Roman told Rafe that the police had not found a body in the car and that Hope had believed that Ciara was alive somewhere. Rafe asked about Vincent. Roman said that Vincent had sworn that he had shot and killed Ciara.
"Hope is convinced that [Vincent] is just screwing with them. That maybe he has her somewhere. [Hope] hasn't given up hope that Ciara is still alive," Roman said. "I should have been there for her," Rafe lamented. Roman noted that Rafe was right to tend to his mother.
"She was never sick. It was all a lie," Rafe said. Confused, Roman asked Rafe what was going on. Rafe told Roman about his father's predicament with the cartel. "I should have stayed here. I should have helped Hope look for Ciara. I should have never left her," Rafe said. Rafe reasoned aloud that he should have sent his family ahead and stayed behind to help Hope.
"There wasn't a damn thing you could have done," Roman said. Roman stressed that Rafe's priority was to protect his family. "Is it safe for you to be here? Are those men still after your family?" Roman asked. Rafe told Roman that he had eliminated the threat. Roman asked about the family. With a grin, Rafe said the family was good.
"Gabi and I, there was only one place that we wanted to be. Salem. So, we came back here," Rafe said. Rafe asked where he could find Hope. Roman explained that Hope had left town indefinitely.