As Dev's family does not celebrate Thanksgiving, he has spent it with Denise's family for years, the two being childhood friends. When they are twelve in 1995, Denise begins to realize she is attracted to women. On Thanksgiving 1999, she comes out to Dev. When he asks why she is nervous to tell her family, she says LGBT issues are touchy in black families. In 2006, Denise comes out to her mother Catherine (Angela Bassett). Catherine asks her sister Joyce if this is her fault. On Thanksgiving 2015, Denise brings her girlfriend Michelle. Denise and Joyce are obviously annoyed, and attempt to hide the fact that Denise is gay from her grandma, Ernestine. The next year, Denise brings home a slutty girl named Nikki. After dinner, Dev talks with Catherine and Joyce. Catherine admits that while she is homophobic, she does wish for Denise to end up with a nice woman, and misses Michelle. Finally, on Thanksgiving in 2017, Denise gets back together with Michelle. Joyce and Ernestine Are happy to see her. Michelle and Catherine talk alone, and Catherine admits to Denise she is happy the two of them are together. Denise, Catherine, Joyce, Ernestine, Dev, and Michelle have a wonderful dinner, and happily say grace together.