At the Forrester mansion, Eric and Brooke discussed plans for the Thanksgiving dinner over pie. Maya and Rick joined them and teased that the pie was for Thanksgiving. "Whatever Eric wants, Eric gets," Maya said. They all laughed.
Brooke offered to help with seating arrangements, but she said it was all up to Maya, who was the hostess. Maya said she would leave seating to Brooke. "Then I can blame it on you," Maya joked. Eric agreed that "It's Brooke's fault" was the family motto. Eric and Brooke wondered what Maya's parents had planned for the holiday. Brooke noted that Maya's parents were welcome at the Forrester gathering.
Maya said she had planned to visit her parents to find out what they wanted to do. She planned to offer her mother some money. Maya left. Rick said he often wondered how he could make Maya's life better. However, he admitted, "I can't fix this," in reference to her family.
Eric, Brooke, and Rick discussed that Hope and Bridget would not attend the holiday dinner. Rick said he understood because he remembered being away from home and thinking that he would return the next year, but he worried that such plans might not be in the offing for Maya's family.
Eric stared at a photo of Stephanie. He remarked that it had been three years since she had died. Rick offered to put Stephanie's portrait back up on the wall for the day. Eric refused. He said it was a "fine likeness of Stephanie," but he remembered many years that they "weren't even speaking." Brooke noted that sometimes that was how families worked.
In the motel room in Los Angeles, Julius and Vivienne looked through the newspaper for Thanksgiving dinners that included "all the trimmings." Julius suggested Vivienne look up restaurant reviews on her phone, but Vivienne had trouble connecting to the Internet. Julius wondered if Vivienne wanted to ask about Internet access, but she answered that she wasn't in the mood.
Talk turned to calling Vivienne's sister, but Julius joked that her sister had never liked him and had wanted her to marry someone else. "Everything wrong in the world is my fault," Julius said, but Vivienne argued that he was "the most wonderful husband I ever had." Julius joked that a lot of men had been after Vivienne when Julius' back had been turned. Vivienne agreed, and they shared some laughs over the men who had pursued her.
Maya knocked on the door and entered. Julius asked if Nicole was all right. Maya was surprised, and Vivienne apologized for a previous phone call that had not gone well when they had been worried about Nicole being a surrogate for Maya and Rick's baby. Vivienne and Maya agreed they should avoid discussion of the surrogacy.
Maya said that she had learned that her parents would not be spending the holiday with her aunt. Vivienne made excuses and offered to get Maya something to drink. While Vivienne fumbled for a beverage, Maya slipped a wad of cash into Vivienne's purse.
Maya asked about her parents' plans, and Vivienne said Julius was job hunting. They discussed previous holidays, but the memories seemed to focus on poison ivy and other events. Julius wondered if Maya had scars from the poison ivy, and she didn't. He said he had done something right.
Talk turned to looking at life with happy memories. Julius pointed out that he and Vivienne had tried their best, but Maya reminded them that she had been an unhappy child. She paused and said, "We need to make some new memories."
Vivienne agreed and said that was why she and Julius wanted to stay in Los Angles. Maya invited them to the Forrester mansion for Thanksgiving dinner. Maya left, and Vivienne reveled in the fact that they could spend Thanksgiving dinner with their children. She caressed his face.
At Forrester, in Steffy's office, Thomas and Steffy discussed one of Thomas' designs, but Steffy wasn't going to fall for Thomas' trying to get her to sell it to their dad. Steffy challenged Thomas to tell her that he had made good on his bet from the previous evening. Thomas was silent.
Steffy scoffed that Thomas had been wrong about Ivy, but Thomas insisted he would not give up. Steffy had faith in Ivy.
At Wyatt's, Ivy and Wyatt prepared dinner. Wyatt lamented that he had left her alone the previous night. He planned to make up for it with dinner. He said he liked returning home to her.
Wyatt wondered if Ivy had hung out with all the Forresters while he was gone, but she explained that most of them had gone to a gala. He wondered if she had been alone, but she added that Thomas had been at the Forrester mansion. He inquired if it had been an uneventful night, and she said there had been a storm. He asked if she had been alone and scared in her room, but she deflected the question and kissed him.
Ivy flashed back to making out with Thomas. She told Wyatt she needed a night alone with him. Wyatt went to the kitchen to get pie for dessert, and Ivy received a text message from Thomas that he was alone and still at work. Wyatt told her no one else could have her time that evening, but she lied and said she had to return to work to take care of something she had forgotten. Wyatt was disappointed.
At Forrester, Thomas unplugged his computer and packed up his stuff. Ivy walked in. "Are we alone?" she asked. Thomas wanted to kiss her, but she said she couldn't stay. "This is done, Thomas. We are done," she said.
Ivy explained that she was in love with a wonderful guy who treated her well and had great qualities. She confessed that if Wyatt asked her to move in with him, she would. She said she had to return to her real life. Thomas said he would see her for Thanksgiving. She left.