Gwen encourages Mrs. Francis to quit her job and follow her bliss, but the only thing that makes her happy is cooking eggrolls. Meanwhile, Danny's new agent sells his harrowing play about junkies to a children's theater.
Tension is high when Gwen's mother Rita arrives unannounced for Thanksgiving and discovers her ex-fiancée is on the guest list. Meanwhile, Danny's last minute attempt to obtain a turkey hits several snags.
Gwen and a fireman have a mutual interest in one another, but neither wants to give the other the upper hand. Meanwhile, Danny tries to force interesting conversation from the bar patrons for use in his writing.
Gwen gives her high school boyfriend a job, but Terry quickly discovers he's inept. Danny attempts to write an article about Guy for a bartender's magazine, but he finds the only interesting about Guy is that he's a total mystery.
Gwen makes Mickey wait until their fifth date to have sex, but complications arise (or rather, don't). Meanwhile, Terry and Danny enter a writing competition and discover they have vastly different memories of the same childhood event.
While Gwen's vacationing with her boyfriend, Terry's recently divorced friend Debbie sleeps over... in Danny's bed. Meanwhile, Ashley's upcoming audition for a straight role leads him to recruit Guy and Danny to teach him how to act manly.