Jack wants to show his gratitude for the work everyone put to the latest issue and offers to take everyone to see his favorite movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Turns out it is also Todd's favorite movie. Susan is supposed to have dinner with her parents, but lies to them that something came up and goes to the movies with the others. However, she is consumed by guilt and because of a childhood incident she is convinced that Fate (or whatever) will punish her for the lie.
Susan decides to host a Thanksgiving party to her workmates. Luis is videotaping the event for his relatives. Then Susan notices that the oven is broke. Against all odds, she manages to get a repairman on Thanksgiving, but this specific repairman, Artie, has a sharp tongue and a faint heart.
Jack persuades Susan to be his slimy brother-in-law's "plus one" at a fund-raiser party. At the party Jack gets wasted and Susan takes him to her place to sober up. Before falling to sleep, the drunken Jack muses on what might have been, which in turn makes Susan wonder what might be.