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.