It is the night before Thanksgiving and the gang is at McClaren's hanging out. Ted decides he is going to call it a night as he is preparing Thanksgiving dinner for everyone the next day and is going to make his "Turturkeykey" which is a turkey stuffed inside another turkey. The gang warns him not to leave early as he runs the risk of becoming "the Blitz." The Blitz is a friend of theirs from college who would always leave early and then something fantastic would always happen. Ted disregards their warning and leaves the bar only to wake up the next morning to find everyone passed out in his apartment boasting about the most incredible night out ever. Also, he finds his nemesis Zoey passed out in their bathtub. Ted is furious that he has missed out and now become "the Blitz", which is further confirmed because their friend Blitz is even there, and even more upset that everyone has now befriended Zoey. When Ted discovers that one of the casualties of the gang's wild night is the door to the oven, they are forced to find a new location to cook their Thanksgiving Dinner. After running out of options, they decide to take Zoey up on her previous night's invitation to have them over to her place since her husband is spending the holiday with his daughter. At Zoey's, things get nasty between Ted and Zoey and she kicks everyone out. However, Ted realizes the reason why Zoey is so upset has nothing to do with him- it is because her stepdaughter refuses to spend the holiday with her. Not wanting her to be alone on the holiday, the gang decides to go back and all have dinner with her. Meanwhile, after Ted's short run as the Blitz, Barney takes his own taxi and the curse of the Blitz is passed along to him and he tries desperately to get rid of it.