Jack wants Simon to come back to Oakdale to help Katie but Simon is reluctant to do so. He finally agrees, then disappears. Jack wakes up in bed with Carly in a Pittsburgh motel room on Thanksgiving morning. He can’t remember what happened the night before. In flashbacks, we see them at the Art Gallery, where Carly and Jack lose Simon. Jack’s furious at himself for letting Simon get. He goes to a bar, where Carly can only convince him to leave by almost taking a drink herself. Back at the hotel, he continues to drink and she throws him in a cold shower. They fall asleep talking on the bed. Back in Oakdale, Janet’s furiously making pies for Thanksgiving (the next day). Teri sees that she must do more to help her sister. She goes to Dusty and convinces him to use his connections to track Jack down. Teri let’s Janet know that they’ve found Jack. Dusty accompanies Janet to Pittsburgh to collect him. They see Carly and Jack asleep in bed together. Janet refuses to confront Jack and instead they drive through the night to return to Oakdale by Thanksgiving morning.
Katie asks a doctor to prescribe her a sleep aid, so she can get a good night’s rest. The doctor’s reluctant too, since she’s Jacob’s only caregiver. Katie runs into Henry, who tells her that Ralph was given the maximum sentence in court. Katie decides to take some regular over-the-counter sleeping pills and as she’s about to take more than the recommended dose, when Brad knocks the pill bottle from her hand. She’s awakened by the sound of Henry arguing. She stumbles into the living room and asks if Henry’s talking to Brad. Henry says he is and Katie looks at the spot Brad’s standing. She tells Brad she loves him and misses him, but she still can’t see him. Craig whisks Rosanna and Johnny off to a special holiday meal at Metro. There he gives her an engagement ring. Holden invites Molly to stay at the farm. Molly wonders if Lily will be angry and Holden doesn’t care if she is. Meg reminds Damian she knows his secret (that he kept the DNA test results about Holden to himself) and has the upper hand. Everyone gathers at the Snyder Farm for Thanksgiving. Jack returns with Carly in tow, and even Katie arrives. Later when Katie returns home Simon is her house! Noah does come to live at Lily’s house, and is appreciative, but tries to keep his emotional distance from Luke.