At the Newman ranch, Victor proposed a toast to his family by noting that their family had faced challenges. Abby, Victoria, Reed, Noah, Tessa, Chelsea, and Faith each raised a glass while Victor acknowledged noteworthy moments. Victor called attention to Abby's safe return from her ordeal, welcomed both Victoria and Noah back to the family fold, and noted that Victoria was again part of Newman Enterprises. After the toast concluded, Faith glanced at a couple of empty chairs, where Nikki and Nick would've sat had they not remained estranged from the family. Faith contorted her face and seemed to fight back tears.
While the family waited for the serving of their meal, Chelsea left the room to check on Connor. Victor told Chelsea he was certain Connor was enjoying being with the other children. Victor took a seat beside Faith to have a private chat. Victor told Faith he knew she'd been upset ever since he'd made Nick move away from the ranch. Victor said he'd missed being with Faith and hoped they could put everything in the past. Faith replied, "I really missed you, Grandpa."
Abby spoke to Noah and Tessa. Abby expressed gratitude that Crystal had saved her life. Abby said she wished she could thank Crystal in person. Tessa explained that though she missed her sister, she wasn't sure having Crystal return would be worth the risk of her being arrested for Zack's murder. Abby said both she and Scott would do whatever was necessary to defend Crystal.
After a visit with Faith, Victor moved down the table to talk privately with Victoria. Victoria said she was thankful that Abby was home safe, even though Abby didn't believe the feelings were genuine. Victoria said Abby had been hurt by the public stance the company had taken regarding Abby and Zack's collaboration with Design Date. Victor insisted that Abby would understand that Victoria had crafted the announcement to best defend the company. Victoria agreed that to rebuild consumer confidence, experienced leadership was necessary to facilitate and support Victor's agenda. Victoria added, "No more experimenting with unproven concepts and unproven executives who haven't grown into their roles."
Abby overheard Victoria's statement and angrily replied, "Excuse me, did you just call me a failed experiment?" Victor expressed relief when the servants entered carrying covered serving trays. After the family had eaten their meal, Abby confronted Victoria again. Victoria said, "I'm sorry if your feelings were hurt." Abby scoffed, "If? If?" Abby tossed her napkin on the table and left. After Abby stormed out, Noah talked to Chelsea about her relationship with Nick and encouraged her to mend it.
At Nick and Chelsea's penthouse, Nikki arrived with a centerpiece bouquet for the holiday table. Nick, watching football, explained that he and Christian had taken it easy after eating turkey sandwiches. Nikki asked about Chelsea, Connor, and Faith. Nick replied, "They are at Dad's." Nikki's face fell when Nick acted as if he didn't care about not spending Thanksgiving with Chelsea. Nikki demanded to know what was going on with Nick and Chelsea. Nick said he'd rather not discuss it, but Nikki noted that Faith had already dealt with enough turmoil. Nick mentioned an argument he'd had with Chelsea over her past as a con artist. Nikki recalled the "blurb" on Hilary's show and dismissed it as meaningless.
Nikki asked Nick about the devastating fire at the Underground, noting that it had destroyed years of his work. Nick admitted that his insurance hadn't paid his claim because the company suspected he'd set the fire. Nick added, "I thought Chelsea would be a little more sympathetic." Nikki suggested that Nick had misplaced his anger and frustration on Chelsea. Nick said he likely had. Nikki replied, "Fix it!" Nikki admitted that she and Jack had had a falling-out over Dina. Nikki said she loved Thanksgiving and felt she should be with her friends and family. Nikki added that she hadn't given up on making it happen.
When Nick and Nikki stopped by the ranch, Victor didn't welcome them, but Faith rushed toward her grandmother and greeted her with a hug. Privately, Victoria and Chelsea encouraged Victor to take a step forward for their family's sake and welcome Nikki and Nick. Chelsea approached Nick, and he made a peace offering, saying he was lucky to have a strong, outspoken woman in his life that he sometimes didn't deserve. Nikki turned her head toward Victor and fixed her gaze on him. Victoria later told Nikki that had Victor not approved of having her mother and Nick at the ranch, he would've said so. Chelsea privately apologized to Nick for not understanding how devastated he'd been after the loss of his business.
Tessa and Nikki chatted privately about Crystal. Nikki assured Tessa that she'd always be willing to help her. Faith hugged Victor before she left with Noah and Tessa. Reed went to get Johnny and Katie packed up for the trip home. Victoria kissed her father before she headed out.
Victor and Nikki were alone after everyone else had left. Nikki spoke about cherished past family holidays and asked Victor if he believed they'd ever get back to that good place again. Victor said he'd once believed they would've had many holidays like the ones they'd enjoyed in previous years. Victor told Nikki to show herself out because he had matters to attend to. Nikki put on her coat and left. After Nikki closed the door behind her, Victor looked longingly toward the door.
At Phyllis' apartment, Phyllis' chatted with Summer, who was in Belize and about to head out to scuba dive. As Phyllis chatted, she shoved a frozen dinner into the oven and assured Summer that she had her own plans for the holiday. After Phyllis hung up, she grabbed her sound system's remote and cranked up the volume. Hoping that Billy, residing in an adjacent apartment, might be annoyed, Phyllis sarcastically yelled, "Hey, Billy, hope I'm not ruining your holiday with my music! Hope it's not too loud."
At the Abbott mansion, Billy arrived carrying a pumpkin pie. Billy explained that he'd made a special trip to pick up the best pie after spending time with his kids. Jack asked Billy if he'd made progress reconnecting with Phyllis. Billy replied, "Let's not go there." Traci emerged from the kitchen and raced toward Billy to greet him with a hug. Ashley was next in line to hug Billy. Billy expressed thanks that the family could be together. Traci said she was certain that their dad was smiling down on them all.
Jack announced that it would be the best Thanksgiving for them all, especially their mother. Dina had quietly descended the stairs and heard Jack's comment. Dina added, "That's because you all think it will be my last." Billy and Traci insisted that the family would enjoy many more Thanksgiving holidays together. Ashley whispered to Jack that they'd have to deliver the news to Dina without waiting for Abby to arrive. After Dina went in search of her glasses, Jack addressed Billy and Traci and said, "This is a more special, more meaningful Thanksgiving than you know." The doorbell interrupted Jack.
Ravi had stopped by, carrying a pumpkin pie. Ashley asked to speak to Ravi privately and explained that he'd evidently mistaken her discussion about Thanksgiving plans as an invitation. Ravi said he understood the meal was for family only, and he left. Abby arrived after Ravi left and told her family that having dinner with the Newmans had been a monumental mistake. Dina went upstairs to rest before dinner.
Ashley and Jack told Traci, Billy, and Abby that Dina had Alzheimer's. Traci asked how far the disease had progressed. Ashley said she and Jack were still gathering information from Dina's doctors, though Dina had admitted that she'd known about her condition for a year because Graham had taken her to see a doctor. Abby cried that she'd again lose her grandmother so soon after getting her back. Tears rolled down Traci's cheeks. Jack said they would all strive to make the holiday one to cherish. Traci wiped her cheeks and agreed with Jack. Dina returned and said, "I may be losing my marbles, but you know, I'm not stupid. And I'm not dying."
Dina turned a sad moment into a happier one by dramatically announcing that she was ready for dinner because she was starving. A moment later, Dina mistook Abby for Ashley and requested that Abby make "her brother" Jack stop watching her like a hawk. Traci tried to make light of the mix-up and said, "Jack, stop." Traci told her family that they meant everything to her. Jack echoed Traci's sentiment and said he was especially thankful for his mother. Jack told Dina that her family would remain steadfast in their love and devotion to her because that was what family did. Jack announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from Jabot to focus on his mother's care.
At the Genoa City Athletic Club, Hilary and Phyllis took a seat at the bar. Phyllis, sporting a blunt bob haircut, thanked Hilary for helping with the makeover. Hilary noted that Phyllis had dealt with the frustration over Billy occupying the apartment adjacent to hers by taking control of her physical appearance. Phyllis, speaking just as frankly, advised Hilary to tone down her attacks on members of the Newman family. Hilary defended herself and said the public was already aware that Newman Enterprises owned the "date a prostitute" app, so she'd merely presented additional facts on her show to attract viewers away from her rivals.
Hilary changed the subject to her private life and said that Mariah had broken up with Devon. Ravi entered, and Phyllis called out to him. Ravi, forlorn, explained that he'd mistakenly believed he'd been invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the Abbotts'. Ravi admitted he had genuine, deep feelings for Ashley and wasn't sure they would be reciprocated. Ravi added that he couldn't ignore his feelings for Ashley. Phyllis said, "The heart wants what the heart wants, no matter how hard you try to change it."
Chelsea and Nick arrived, and Phyllis delivered a hug from Summer to Nick. Chelsea spoke to Ravi, who was sitting next to Hilary. Chelsea warned that Hilary might pretend to be a friend but would turn on him in a second if it meant getting higher ratings on her show. Nick asked about Billy, and Phyllis said Billy had moved into the apartment next door to hers. After Phyllis recalled Billy's habit of playing loud music and dropping off her favorite restaurant food and flowers, she claimed he was a pain in her backside. Nick and Hilary said they weren't sure if Phyllis hated or loved what Billy was doing. As if on cue, Billy arrived and was mesmerized by Phyllis' new hairdo.
Billy, in a jovial mood, expressed a desire to get along with everyone because he wanted to enjoy every moment while he could. Billy said he had a great idea to do something fun and unexpected. Phyllis stiffened when Billy reached behind her and touched her hair. Billy suggested they all board the Abbott jet and fly to New Orleans. Each person present initially made excuses for not traveling on short notice.
Hilary left, stating that she had a show to produce. Ravi said work would prevent him from taking an unexpected vacation. Billy apologized to Phyllis and begged for a fresh start. Phyllis said, "You expect me to run off with you, spur of the moment, just like that? Billy said he did. Phyllis replied, "Hell, yeah. Now that's my boyfriend." Chelsea grinned when Phyllis kissed Billy on the lips. Phyllis and Billy made up and expressed love for each other. Nick and Chelsea made arrangements with their nanny and said they'd join Billy and Phyllis on a trip to New Orleans. The two couples headed off.
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