Later, the group is playing "what are you thankful for?" as they bask in the glow of whatever vegan loaf Kate fed them. They're happy, they're fulfilled, and they're loaded with fiber, undoubtedly. Victoria is thankful for friendship. Goth Girl is thankful for Victoria, who gave her a place to go for Thanksgiving. B-Plot passes. He's not thankful for anything, dammit. T-Rex does better: "I feel blessed every day. Blessed with work, blessed to live...oh, and props on the food. Especially the lentil salad. Very tasty." Okay, T-Rex gets my vote for Most Welcome New Recurring Character, if this show were going to be around long enough for characters to recur.
At this highly emotional post-lentil-salad moment, we hear a bunch of "Daddy, Daddy!" Over by the door, here come B-Plot's boys, bounding into the room and into his arms. Their mom, fortunately, is right behind them, because as smart as these kids are, they aren't piloting any private planes back from Hawaii. Kate crosses to the door. "This is a...pleasant surprise?" Kate says questioningly. Ronica says that T-Rex told her that it was a fairly open gathering, so she hoped showing up would be okay. She figures she can always go to Hawaii. Kate assures her she's welcome. Just as Kate goes to lock the door, she looks outside and notices that Cancer Boy and Amy are sitting on the porch, locked in deep conversation. As she is wont to do, Kate smiles with warm satisfaction at what she has wrought.
Before she can close the door again -- it's Shatner! Who knew? Right at the end of the evening! Right before he was going to be too late! He bursts through the door with a stuffed flower for her (don't ask), hauling Nick behind him. It's a warm family Thanksgiving, all right.
Later, Kate decompresses with her parents. Shatner talks to Mama Fox about how Vegas has changed since they were last there. They flirt, she tells him not to flirt with her, he denies flirting with her...it's your basic flirting situation. Shatner caps the evening by toasting Kate for being "a better person than her mom and her dad combined." Well, she's certainly better-dressed. They all clink glasses and drink. As we begin to fade out on this happy scene, Shatner chatters about the sweet potatoes -- there's something different about them. The little B-Plots run happily through the house, Ronica and Victoria chat in the background, Goth Girl talks to Nick...and all the Whos down in Who-ville are snug in their beds, people. Now that's holiday warmth.