By Patti G
Scene 1: (The Hubbard Family)
Angie is putting some last minute items on the holiday table, while Frankie,
Brot and Jesse are on the sofa watching football, and Natalia and Randy are
keeping an eye on the kitchen and the baby. The doorbell rings, "I'll get it,"
says Angie to no one in particular. Angie opens the door and standing there is
her brother Ted with his two grown children, Kayla and Darius. Angie is thrilled
they were able to make it. She smiles and says, "Oh, my! This is wonderful.
Please all of you come on in."
The trio comes in and Ted introduces Darius and Kayla to their Aunt Angie.
"Please give me your coats and come in and meet the rest of the family. Jesse,
leave the TV. We have company. Brot and Frankie go get the girls in the kitchen.
Jesse walks over and shakes Ted's hand, "It is good to see you again. Glad
you could make it."
Ted says, "I am glad we could get here too. I would like you to meet my son,
Darius, and my daughter, Kayla. Both of them say hello to their "new" aunt and
When Natalia and Randy arrive, Angie takes the lead and makes the
At first they are a bit uncomfortable, but then Jesse asks if they can go
back to the game, and suddenly the men are all back in front of the TV and Kayla
joins the women and as they start getting to know each other.
Scene 2: (The Montgomery Family)
There is a knock on the door, and Reggie yells out, "Come on in." Suddenly
the Lavery clan burst through the door; Ryan, Greenlee, Emma, and Spike. Greenlee
asks, "Are we the first to arrive?" Lily gets up from the sofa and says, "Well,
technically you are the first guests to arrive but Reggie, Krystal, Dad and I
have been here all day."
The Lavery clan make themselves at home, when the doorbell chimes and
everyone shouts out, "Come in!" In through the door come Marissa, Bianca,
Miranda, Gabrielle, and baby Bella. They immediately make themselves at home.
Marissa asks, "Where are Jack and Krystal?" Reggie says Dad is on the phone in
his study, and Krystal is busy in the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on
dinner. He tells Marissa she won't let anyone help her. Marissa tells Bianca, "I
am going to find Krystal. Will you keep an eye on Bella?"
Marissa finds Krystal in the kitchen basting the turkey. When Krystal sees
her come in, she shoves the bird back in the oven and goes to hug her daughter.
"When did you get here?" Krystal asks. "Just a few minutes ago, right after Ryan
and Greenlee." "They are here already?" Krystal asks looking a bit lost.
Marissa notices her mom's expression and asks, "Is everything okay?"
Krystal tells her all is fine, but Marissa does not seem to believe her. She asks
"I didn't see Jenny out in the living room. Is she here?" Krystal tells Marissa
that Jenny is having dinner with the Martins, and Tad is going to bring her over
for dessert. Then she politely shoos Marissa out of the kitchen, so she can
finish getting dinner ready.
Scene 3: (The Martin Family)
This is the first Thanksgiving without Ruth, and the whole Martin family is in
a somber mood. All of them are especially concerned about Joe and how he is
handling this day.
Amanda is in the kitchen with Opal and Dixie putting the finishing touches on
their dinner. Opal asks Amanda, "How has Joe been today?" Amanda tells Opal, "He
seems okay, although a bit quiet." Opal says, "The first holiday after a loved
one passes is always hard."
Jake, Tad, and Tim Dillon are out in the family room listening to the
football game. Tad asks, "Where is Dad?" Jake tells Tad that Joe wanted to go to
the cemetery and visit Mom. "Do you think it was wise to let him go alone?" Tad
asks Jake. "I asked if he wanted to wait until you got here, and we all go
together, but he said he needs to do this by himself."
Little Trevor is keeping his baby sister Natalie busy with toys on the floor
while Jenny and Kate are off to the side busy with "girl talk."
Back in the kitchen, Opal tells Amanda that it is nice that Tim is here to
share the holiday. It must make things nicer having some of her family
around. Amanda says, "I am glad he made it also. I did make a trip out to the
hospital to see my mom. She was pretty good during our visit, since she has been
on her new medication. I was actually thinking of asking her doctors and Jake
what they would think of me taking Trevor to see her."
Scene 4: (The Chandler Family)
Adam and Brooke are in the living room standing by the fire enjoying some
quiet time before the whole family descends. Adam says to Brooke, "I cannot
believe how blessed I am with my life these past few years with you by my side."
Brooke blushes and tells Adam, "Well, we have had are ups and downs, but overall
you are right, we have been blessed."
Adam's cell phone rings and when he looks at who is calling, he smiles.
"Happy Thanksgiving, Colby. How are you and Liza enjoying your time out in
California? Well, that is great. Are you still planning on going to Hayley's for
Thanksgiving dinner? You are. Well, please send everyone our love. Maybe someday
we can all have the holiday together. I will certainly tell everyone you said
hello. Speak to you soon, I love you, too."
"It was nice that Hayley and Colby will be spending some time together," says
Brooke to Adam. "I definitely agree with you, Adam says. "I am sorry that Jamie
could not make it for the holiday. I know you must miss having him here." Brooke
says, "I do miss having him here, but I know how important his work with Doctors
Without Borders is to him and the people he treats. He told me about the very
generous donation you made to the organization." Adam says, "I realized how
blessed our family is and just felt I needed to do something to show my thanks."
JR and AJ come in the room, playfully battling about who is going to win the
football game they are watching in the media room. "We are just cruising through
re-upping on snacks, do you mind if we make off with these bowls?" asks AJ.
Brooke laughs and tells them to help themselves but save some room for dinner as
Cook has outdone herself this year. Adam tells the boys that Colby just called
and wished them a happy holiday.
They all hear the front door open and in walk Stuart, Marion, Scott, Madison
and the twins, Charlotte and Cindy. "Hope we are not late," Stuart says.
Absolutely not Brooke tells him and everybody makes themselves at home around
the fireplace. Scott says, "I don't know about any of you, but I am ready to
Scene 5: (The Slater Family)
Zach sits by Kendall's bedside holding baby Amelia with Ian is sitting next to
him. "I hope you know how much we all miss you, and are waiting for you to open
your eyes and be back with us," says Zach. He kisses his wife gently and then
holds the baby up to her mother for a kiss. Then Ian moves over to rub his
mommy's hand and give her a kiss. "I made you a holiday card," says Ian to his
mother. Zach takes the card from the boy and puts it on the table next to
bed. He tells Ian that is very sweet to make a card for Mom. He knows she will
love it when she wakes up. Ian asks his dad, "Will Mommy ever wake up?" Zach
looks at his son and says he hopes for that everyday.
As they all file out of the room, there is Zoey waiting for them. "How is
she? Any change?" Zach looks at her and shakes his head no. "Well, we should head
home, I have a holiday dinner waiting for us," says Zoey. "You cooked?" Zach
asks. "No, but I did call the Yacht Club and had it delivered," she laughs. All
of them start laughing loudly. Meanwhile, without their knowledge, Kendall once
again opens her eyes briefly. She quickly sees Zach with Ian holding a baby, and
a young woman standing next to him. She wonders to herself what has happened? Who
is that woman? Again consciousness is brief, and she closes her eyes once again.
Scene 6: (The Hayward Family)
Mama Castillo is in the kitchen with Leo keeping her eyes on him not to sneak
any cookies before dinner. She cannot believe it has been five years that Cara
has been married to Dr. David. "When are we going to eat, Abuela?" says Leo.
Soon, mi niņo (my child), soon.
Cara is walking down the stairs as the doorbell sounds and when she opens the
door, it is her brother Griffin and his "date" Ellie from the hospital. "Happy
Thanksgiving, Cara, " says Griff. "You have met Ellie, right?" "It is nice to
see you, Ellie," says Cara. "I want to thank you and your family for including
me today," Ellie tells Cara. "We are happy that you could make it, please come
into the living room.
Cara, Griff, and Ellie walk into the living room which is already full of holiday decorations.
"The place looks terrific, Cara," Griff tells his
sister. "Where is David?" asks Griffin. Cara tells them he should be home
shortly. There was an emergency down at The Institute that he had to
handle. Cara tells them that Mama and Leo are in the kitchen. She goes to
tell them they are here.
When Cara leaves, Ellie tells Griffin that she appreciates the invitation to
holiday dinner. She had thought she would be working today with no place to
go. Griffin tells her he is happy that he brought her.
Happy Holidays to All!
P.S. I have been watching AMC since 1976 and during that time, I have had the
pleasure of sharing that experience with family, friends, and yes even my late
husband. Now however, I watch the show alone these past years and enjoy writing
my Random Thoughts article as well as this new venture Fan Fiction. I am pleased
when I see people have read my posts as it makes me feel connected to all of you
out there. Thanks for all your support. I am always happy to hear what you have
to say about either one of my posts.
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