Alison has to miss Thanksgiving dinner when Amanda sends her to San Francisco to check on the details for a presentation on Steves account. Billy, aware that Steve will try to romance her, threatens to break up with Alison if she makes the trip. She ignores his ultimatum. A suddenly sympathetic Amanda urges Billy not to give up on Alison. He calls her room, but hangs up when Steve answers the phone. The FBI orders Jake to assist them with a sting on Palmer. Jake skips Thanksgiving dinner (or in Jos words, ""Amandas Thanksgiving tribute to the men in her life"") to hang out on the stairs and talk with Jo. Lauren apologizes to Sydney for misinterpreting her interest in her ""business."" She assures her that she and her girls can be her new family. Syd offers to cook Thanksgiving dinner for Jane, but gets rejected. Jane later offers Sydney a holiday truce, but Syd decides to dine with the girls. Kimberlys mother has her daughter shipped home to Cleveland.