Hey, y'all. After a long week, here we go again back into the world of dramatics and friendships one can only dream of having. The comfort level of everyone with Maggie after knowing her for less than a year is truly baffling, but then again it's Maggie so I get it, she's the coolest. This week we get more of the same and a little bit of a cliffhanger, a recipe for perfection if you ask me.
SPOILER ALERT: HERE IS YOUR WARNING, PLEASE TAKE IT. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN SEASON TWO, EPISODE TWO "GRAND CANYON" STOP READING THIS ARTICLE RIGHT AWAY! IF YOU HAVE, KEEP READING AND THANKS FOR SUPPORTING ME AND MY LIL BLOG.
So, where should we begin? Let's start with Maggie and Gary and the welcoming of Jan Levinson, um, I mean, Patricia Bloom. Patricia is in town to visit her daughter and her former hospital parking garage rival. When she arrives, Mags and GarBear are surprised by the amount of luggage in tow for a weekend getaway. That's when Patricia causally mentions, "I've left your father." Welp. Thanks, Jan.
Maggie is clearly taken aback, her parents have been married for 32 years. They've survived one child's death and another's battle with cancer. It doesn't make sense to her. It doesn't make sense to anyone, except maybe Gary, whose parents are divorced and whose mother doesn't visit him (I would like to have a word with Gary's mom right now). Patricia wants to move to Boston and is looking for apartments. "Am I too old to have a roommate?" She innocently asks Gary. By the end of the episode I'm not sure it's so innocent.
Elsewhere, Rome is getting ready to start his first day volunteering for a suicide hotline, and Regina is serving up brunch at the restaurant. Gina's got 70 people waiting for omelettes, and a grumpy James Tupper (I think his character's name is Andrew but he will forever be Nathan from Big Little Lies to me). James Tupper is a bit of a control freak (his character, not the actor, I don't know him) and thinks he knows what's best for the restaurant. I think his heart is in the right place, but he articulates everything like a raging asshole.
He's nicer to Delilah, who is an anxious mess struggling to remember the words to a song she used to sing to her other children as infants. She connects with Gina's old friend, Robbie from New Girl, who is a psychic and apologizes to her for her loss. Because she's also having a hard time remembering Jon, she books an appointment with him, much to Gary's dismay. Shockingly (not shocking at all), Gary doesn't believe in psychics. He tags along to the session anyway, presumably to keep an eye on baby Charlie while Maggie supports D.
At the session, Robbie from New Girl says that there was nothing Delilah could do to save Jon, and that the last thing he was thinking about before he died was her. When he mentions a car accident, Delilah becomes confused. She clarifies that her husband killed himself, and he says that he isn't connecting with a husband, but a brother. Delilah doesn't have a brother, but Maggie Bloom sure did/does. A brother named Chad who died in, you guessed it, a car accident.
Gary is even more frustrated now because Robbie has infiltrated Maggie's mind, especially at a time when she is so sensitive because her parents are splitting up and her mother is in town. In true Gary fashion, he redeems himself fully by telling her that he really hopes she was talking to her brother, and that her mother is here for her. To actually bond with Maggie, for once. It's just too bad that he might be wrong.
In case you were wondering, Eddie is still really hot and even hotter when he is being a fantastic dad to Theo (who has way too many lines). Katherine ends up coming home on Garden Day, and accompanies Eddie and T to the school, where a bunch of women are being gossipy bitches talking about how she left. I will slap them. I will slap a bitch for Katherine.
Theo assures them that she was just dealing with a high profile court case in the Grand Canyon, simply repeating a story that Eddie has been telling him while his mother was away. Katherine breaks down and says she can't do this, which I mean, who can blame her? They go home and it seems for a second like she's going to take off again. It's at this moment I'm realizing how fucked Theo's rememberence of his childhood is about to be.
But she doesn't leave. She stays and she asks Eddie to stay too. She doesn't know if they will ever get back to where they were, but maybe they can get somewhere new. When she asks him, "What did she have?" I'm assuming she's questioning what Delilah had to offer that she didn't, and it breaks my heart. But when Eddie answers, "A girl," and Katherine responds, "Congratulations" my heart breaks even more. The three of them snuggle in their Grand Canyon fort and read Where the Red Fern Grows. It's not going to be pretty, perfect, or easy, but it's going to be something.
Delilah remembers the song eventually, not that anyone ever cared.
PJ comes over to Rome and Gina's and questions who Jon is in the photo of Rome and his pals. Rome questions PJ's questions, and PJ blurts that he believes Jon is his father. God, I hate miscommunication. Somebody tell this child the truth and give him the half a million dollars his douche of a not father won't let him have.
In another cliffhanger, Maggie goes to a restaurant to bond with her mother. While she waits for her, she chats with the oh-so-handsome and charming Jason Ritter (Parenthood!). I don't want them to hit it off because it goes against the Maggie and Gary fairytale ending I so desperately believe in, but goddamn Jason Ritter is a charismatic beautiful son of a bitch. When she walks away for a moment, she realizes her mother has walked in and is touching Jason Ritter's arm in a way only lovers do. What the fuck, Jan Levinson? You and Mr. Cyr? This is just so...juicy and I need to know more ASAP.
What did y'all think? Are you still as fascinated with Season 2 as you were with Season 1? Do we miss the ominous Jon flashbacks? How we feeling about PJ? How we feeling about Jason Ritter? Tell me in the comments!