As this blog would suggest, I love a good sad show. A Million Little Things is no exception. The show, which premiered last Fall, has captured my heart and soul. I care so much more about these characters than I probably should, but it doesn't matter, because they are flawed and human and raw and that's my most favorite kind of television.
The show tackles serious issues such as suicide, mental health, relationships, affairs, and humans being humans. So let's recap Season 2 Episode 1, "Coming Home", shall we?
SPOILER ALERT: AS ALWAYS, IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE EPISODE IN QUESTION YET I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST TAKING A BREAK FROM THE INTERNET AND SPENDING 40 MINUTES WATCHING THIS BRILLIANT TELEVISION SHOW. THANK YOU.
We left off with Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) going into labor and Maggie (Allison Miller) and Gary (James Roday) driving home from the doctor's and to their (now shared) apartment to celebrate the news that she is indeed cancer free. Meanwhile, Gina (Christina Moses) and Rome (Romany Malco) are mid-argument due to Rome's sudden urge to have a baby, something they previously agreeing upon not doing. Elsewhere, Eddie (David Giuntoli) is desperately trying to salvage his marriage with Katherine (Grace Park) after the revelation last season that he was having an affair with Delilah. Whoosh. That's a lot of information.
Oh, did I mention that Delilah's baby is NOT that of her late husband Jon (Ron Livingston), but actually Eddie's? So yeah, Delilah got knocked up by Eddie while being married to Jon, Jon committed suicide, Eddie and Delilah split when he decided to fix things with Katherine, Eddie and Katherine have a young son who is probably so confused by all of this and Delilah's kids don't even know that the affair happened in the first place.
Eddie decides he wants to come home to Katherine and their son Theo (Tristian Byon), but first has to tell her the truth about Delilah's baby. Of course at that exact moment Katherine receives a text from Gina that says Delilah is in labor. Eddie asks Katie what he wants her to do, and Park woefully tells him that it doesn't matter what she wants him to do, he needs to go to the hospital and be there for that baby like he wasn't for Theo. Ouch.
I don't think I can fairly articulate just how magnificent Grace Park is in this episode, but she is. Her breakdown is incredible, as she puts on the front of being totally okay in front of her and Eddie's young son. They bake cookies, he suggests they should take them up to the hospital, she loses it once more. She has Theo call Eddie and ask him to come home and as he rushes back from the hospital, she packs a suitcase and leaves. Am I rooting for Eddie and Katie to work it out? Yes? I think so? Eddie is just so beautiful and also a fuckboy. Katherine is graceful and a wonderful mom. She probably deserves better, but also, it's Eddie.
In Gary and Maggie world, Maggie notices that Gary has unpacked some of her things, and thrown away her cancer medication. She is pissed that he went through her stuff, and our poor Gary boy knows he messed up but doesn't know what to do about since Maggie has clients to see all day. One of those clients is Rome's new bff PJ (Chandler Riggs) who just found out his dad may not actually be his dad! Fun!
PJ also ends up sneaking into Delilah's house (?) and stealing the Harvard sweatshirt that Sophie (Lizzy Greene) and Danny (Chance Hurtsfield) gave Gary in memory of their father. Honestly this entire subplot confuses the heck out of me, but it's fine, it's all fine. PJ is most likely Dave's son, Dave being Jon's best friend who died on the 9/11 flight that Jon should've been on. There's a lot of Jon stuff that still needs to be unpacked on this show.
Anyway, Maggie later reveals to Gary that the reason she was so upset about him throwing out her meds was because last time she did that she found a new lump in the shower the next day. They make up, she goes to take a shower, he joins her. He kisses her bald head, she kisses his chest scar, I cry like a baby. Brandi Carlisle's "The Story" plays in the background. NOTHING IS OKAY BUT LOVE IS REAL.
Back at the hospital, Delilah is getting screamed at by the lactation specialist because she's having a hard time breastfeeding, and listen, I'm not a Delilah fan, in fact, I'm far from it, but seriously lady, SHUT YOUR FACE (Maggie's words, not mine). Regina, Sophie, and Maggie go to take Delilah home from the hospital and Maggie gives the speech that proves once again that she is the best character on the show. She tells the lactation specialist that one day she's going to have kids, and she won't be able to breastfeed them because of her double mastectomy and it won't matter, she will be a great mother anyway, because she has Delilah to look up to. I'd argue she's going to be a great mother because she's a kickass human, but sure, let's give Delilah a compliment she doesn't necessarily deserve.
In a flashback from before Delilah gives birth, we learn that the boys orginally had the great (sarcasm) idea to go pick up the crib from the store as Delilah is in labor. As they head out to the parking garage, Rome shouts that he wants a baby and instead of addressing that bombshell, Gary tells Eddie to get his ass back inside the hospital to be there for the birth of his child. Eddie is all like WHAAAT??? MY CHILD? BUT IT'S JOOOOOONNNNN'S. And Gary is like, "I'm not fucking stupid, Eddie. You might be beautiful, but you're also an idiot. And I drove Jon to get a vasectomy two fucking years ago. Also, we all know you were banging Delilah like nine months ago." (This is exactly how he says it, by the way).
So Eddie goes back to the delivery room and Gina also realizes that Eddie is the father and lets him comfort D as she gives one final push. Are these friends too forgiving of their other friends being total assholes? Probably, but since Jon died and Maggie's cancer came back and a lot of other traumatic shit happened to them I'm willing to look past it. Eddie and Delilah welcome a beautiful baby girl, and Sophie and Danny still don't know she's only their half-sibling. I'm really waiting for that bomb to drop.
A few days later when the boys finally go get (steal) the crib, Eddie gets a text from Katie's mom telling him that she's staying with her. This whole time he has been lying to Theo and telling him that his mom is working really hard on a court case and needs some time alone. Either Eddie and Katherine are great parents or they are royally fucking up their little boy. Only time will tell. Eddie races over there and says, "Katherine, look at me, I'm so hot, how could you not want to stay married to me?" And she's like, "If I close my eyes I can't see how hot you are, I just hear your sexy voice saying all these douchey things. Then I also remember you cheated on me and had a baby with our best friend so I think I'll stay here." He leaves the house all sad and such. Meanwhile, Gary and Rome talk about how Jon hid so many things from them, and how Rome may not get a baby of his own, but he will have a part in raising this new baby girl.
Speaking of which, Delilah decides to name her Charlotte (nicknamed Charlie) and everyone celebrates back at her house. The kids hang Jon's Bruins jersey above baby Charlie so that her not-Dad is looking over her always. This part would be sweet if it wasn't so awkward. Geez, these kids are going to be SO pissed once they realize that's Eddie's baby.
Rome tells Gina that he still wants a baby, but wants them to be together more, which idk sounds like it's going to prove to be problematic in the future. Everyone is super in love and happy at the end of the episode, except Eddie, who hears a knock at the door thinking it's his estranged wife. But it's not! It's just a gift for the baby that Theo ordered (free same day shipping!) earlier in the day. They both return inside the house sad, and somehow I'm still hoping Katie decides to come home.
What did you think of the season premiere of A Million Little Things? How much did you cry? How much do you hate Delilah? Tell me in the comments!