"If he's not racist or Republican, I'll be okay," Jane says.
Max doesn't appear to be either, as we see that he and Jane hit it off quite well. The two appear to be quite drunk and quite smitten with each other while Alison and Athena fret over Noah, who still hasn't arrived with the stupid turkey.
Athena pulls Alison and Jane into another room and pulls out a stethoscope. Athena and Jane take turns listening to the Alison's stomach, and hear the baby's heartbeat. Alison struggles to hear when it's her turn, but she finally relaxes and hears her child's heart beating. "Remember, there are two of you now," Athena tells her.
Noah finally enters, and he has Eden with him, much to Alison's chagrin. "Where's the turkey?" Alison asks. "Oh, f---," Noah says.
I knew it, I knew it, I f----ng knew it.
"They close at 6. You had plenty of time," Alison says. It's later than that, now. "This is totally my fault," Eden says.
She's a Jezebel, in the words of the great Jim Ross.
Athena asks Noah to listen to his baby's heartbeat. He agrees, and crouches down in front of Alison. "Gets me every time," he casually says.
As the motley crew sits down to dinner, Noah calls Helen to talk to his kids, and learns that Whitney lied to both of them and her Thanksgiving whereabouts are unknown. As he returns to the table, Max and Athena toast Noah, while Eden, with her giant phone constantly in her hand, tells Noah that they need to leave by 9 to make their flight.
Eden also tells the table that Alison's conversation with the gossip columnist has become a news story. An article about Noah stepping out with his pregnant fiance while he's still married has gone live, and is generating a lot of Internet buzz. Alison apologizes, but Eden tells her that this is a good thing.
Eden tells Noah that he needs to publicly align himself with the story of his book, and how the story of how he and Alison met, and Alison's abusive husband, mirrors his own life. "Noah, you're not really considering this, are you?" Alison asks.
Predictably, this spineless dude is.
"You said the book is fiction," Alison says, pressing the issue. Alison reveals that in fact, she did read the entire book, and isn't happy about it. She tells Noah that he's insane if he wants to present the book's narrative as a mirror of his own life, and even more so for wanting to use it as a promotional tool. "Nothing is sacred to you," she says, and berates him for presenting it as though she threw herself at him. "And then you killed me. You killed me at the end of your book. Did that happen, Noah?"
Alison leaves the table, and sits in Noah's office, thinking. He tries to talk to her, but she wants none of it. "Go away," she says. "Harry made me write that ending," he says, attempting to explain his problems away. He offers to cancel the book tour, and not to discuss his life in interviews, if that's what Alison wants.
"Do you even want this baby?" she asks. "Really? You want to be a family, the three of us? You don't want to run me over with a car so you can make this all go away?" she continues. "This is real. This is my real life," he insists.
Just then, the doorbell rings.
Alison is being deposed by Jon in his office. He asks her about when she left the wedding on the night in question, and whether or not she was on good terms with Scotty at the time. She says that she was, even though that there was strife between he and Cole at the time.
When asked, Jon tells her that as long as what she told him matches what she told the police, that will be the extent of her testimony in the trial, unless he needs her as a character witness for Noah.
Part Two: Cole
Cole is in bed with Luisa, and in the throes of passion, she appears to whisper "I love you." This throws Cole off, and he steps outside to collect his thoughts.
Later, Luisa brings him coffee and he wishes her a happy Thanksgiving. Luisa invites him to come to Queens with her to spend the day with her family. Cole declines and says that he's going to spend the holiday with is mom and his family. Luisa expresses surprise that he's back in touch with his mother. "Well, you don't know everything about me, do you?" he says.
Luisa doesn't want to let anything fester, and asks if he wants to talk about what happened in bed. "Do you want muffins?" Cole replies, then runs off to the store to avoid the discussion.
At the store, Cole runs into Scotty. Scotty asks about Alison selling the house, and tells him that he still wants to open a nightclub with him. He tells him to put aside his differences with is mother, and to surprise her by showing up for dinner.