It's Been "10 Years" Since Theo Was Born, Eddie Had A Drink, and Delilah Was A Good Person (A Million Little Things S2, EP7 Recap)
Hey, y'all! It's time for possibly my favorite blog post of the week, the recap of A Million Little Things. I think it's my favorite because this show literally makes me either so happy or makes my skin crawl (which means it's good!). It makes for good writing about the show, that's for sure, because none of these characters (except Katherine) are likeable. Seriously, they are all such flawed, kinda awful people, but sometimes we all are, so I can't fault them too much. Except for Delilah. I'm faulting her HARD this week. Bitch has gotta GO.
SPOILER ALERT WARNING!!! IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, SEASON TWO EPISODE FOUR, "TEN YEARS" STOP READING THIS! BUT ALSO, DON'T STOP READING IT! BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO BE FUNNY AS HELL AND BY THE END YOU'LL HAVE FELT LIKE YOU WATCHED IT.
It's everybody's least favorite child's 10th birthday (I'm looking at you, Theo). Katherine and Eddie are still talking about having sex in that damn walk-in closet and I'm like, "Y'all, the sex couldn't have been THAT good in that tiny little space but it's also Eddie so go off." Katherine makes a comment about having never been to Arizona and Theo (ugh) corrects her because she did go visit the Grand Canyon for her last case. She's like, "Ahh yes, that big lie I'm telling you, almost forgot about it." This brings her to realize that all this lying is very, very bad for her relationship with Eddie and with Theo, and she wants to come clean to all the kids. Sounds reasonable.
Maggie is practicing for her driver's test and I'm getting confused because wasn't she like 22 when Chad died? Did she not have her license then? Oh wait, she's from Chicago, right? Maybe she used public transit? Am I writing this show now? Who knows. Anywho, she goes to take her driver's test but has a panic attack (I get it) so she bails, but Sophie passes and is SO excited. Danny and Delilah surprise her with a car that Jon bought the year she was born (dude thought of EVERYTHING) and the extreme focus on this car has got me thinking that something is going to go terribly wrong. *cue mysterious music*
PJ comes to Rome and Gina's anxiously awaiting his DNA test (spoiling it for you now: He just took a DNA test turns out he's 100% Jon's son! Or is he?). He also runs into Delilah and its awkward because Rome and Gina don't want her to know about PJ? I guess Jon fathering PJ wouldn't have been him cheating on Delilah but it would be another secret kept from her and everyone else.
Delilah tells Gina (who is babysitting Charlie while Delilah does...something) that Katherine wants to tell the kids the truth about the baby's paternity. At first, Gina is on Delilah's side for some reason("D, you're the best mom I know!" Really Gina? Really?), but later while baking a cake with Katherine, she realizes that Katie is right. I don't know why this line hasn't been uttered on the show yet, but the kids are going to find out eventually! They just are! This cannot be a secret forever and Delilah claims she's protecting her kids but in reality she's protecting herself from being resented and she is only setting them up for more emotional damage in the future.
While babysitting, Charlie spits up on her own outfit so Katherine changes her into something she saw at a store across from her work. It's moments like these when Katherine does the opposite of what anyone else would do in that situation that you realize she's the best character on this show. Gina tells Delilah that she is starting to agree with Katherine, and Eddie also tells Delilah that he is beginning to side with his wife. Delilah freaks the fuck out and wants nothing to do with any of them, grabbing her baby back and robbing her child of a meaningful relationship with her father.
Delilah's main line of defense here is that she and Eddie decided that this was the best plan prior to Charlie's birth. Remember when she and Eddie also decided they were in love and were gonna run away together and leave all of their children behind but then Jon killed himself and fucked up their plans? Katherine intervenes and says that Delilah and Eddie's decisions didn't give her a say and that isn't fair because her child (Theo) is involved in this too. He doesn't know he has a sister. He doesn't know why his mom keeps leaving. He doesn't understand and never will unless he is told the truth. Delilah remains selfish and angry and storms off.
All I can say here is congrats to Katherine just finally standing her ground and for also being a badass bitch. There's a line where a classmate of Theo's comes to the birthday party and the mom brings the kid's younger sibling and says she hopes that's okay. Katherine says, "Of course, siblings are always welcome," while looking Delilah directly in the eye. I was shouting YES from my couch.
I give props to Eddie (beautiful, beautiful Eddie) for taking Katherine's side here. It's hard to believe like nine months ago he was such a dumb fuck. It's also hard to believe he would ever want to run away with Delilah's dumb ass. He shuts her the fuck down when she starts coming for Katherine and I appreciate it.
PJ comes to the birthday party too as Sophie's plus one. Sophie and Eddie sing a song which makes Delilah raise the point of "Well, if Sophie knows what Eddie and I did her and Eddie's relationship will never be the same." Well bitch, that's kind of the point, isn't it? She's gonna be even more pissed if she finds it out ten years from now and that he was lying to her this entire time.
Sophie totally has a thing for PJ who may or may not be (DNA test says yes) her half-brother. She takes him for a spin in her new car and when she tries to kiss him and he stops her, she drives hits a pole. Delilah comes to the rescue and makes a big show of how much her kids need her right now. No! They need you to be HONEST. Trust me they will respect you so much more in the long run if you just do the right thing!
Maggie leaves Theo's party early to go do Gary a favor. Earlier in the episode Gary found Colin (Wesley's) old owner, a really sweet old lady who just lost her husband and decides to give her dog back. Maggie offers to do it with him, but Gary wants to do it alone. Maggie later (ubers?) herself to take her driver's test and passes (yay!) and tells Gary that she will be taking Colin back. They say their goodbyes, and it's really horribly sad and the tears won't stop coming. On the way there, Maggie decides she needs to make a pit stop and does but we don't see where she goes.
Gary meets her at the lady's house and decides to do it for himself (these people are really back and forth with their decision making skills) and says a tearful goodbye to Colin/Wesley. When he gets back in the car, he sees Colin/Wesley again. He's like "wait what?". Turns out Maggie went to the animal shelter and adopted the lost dog from last week's episode that looked exactly like Colin/Wesley and gave THAT dog to the old lady, thus letting Gary keep Colin because the woman would never know the difference.
Now, I don't know if I condone this because it's very, very wrong. HOWEVER, it's so savage and incredible and really just magnificent to watch. I love this side of Gary and Maggie. Not the malicious side of course, but the fun side where they do things (get their driver's license, switch out dogs) for one another. "You've done everything for me," Maggie tells Gary as she offers to do the big favor for him. It's true love.
Finally, the cake Katherine made earlier turns out not to be for Theo, but for Eddie! He's celebrating ten years of sobriety, so congrats on that! The day Theo was born was one of the best and worst days of Katherine's life because Eddie wasn't there to see the birth of his son, but it was the day he decided to go to rehab and get sober. Things are definitely heating up between this two, and I'm happy about it but also sad that so much has come between them in their time together.
So! What do we think? Is PJ REALLY Jon's son or did that DNA test go wrong? Are you Team Delilah or Team Katherine? Is there even a Team Delilah? Was the dog thing really morally wrong or perfect? Tell me in the comments!