A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Ten Years

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It was a memorable hour!

Sorry to beat this dead horse again, but Delilah has solidifed herself as the most mind-numbingly irritating character on the series after her actions on A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 7.

Oh, yeah, and PJ is Jon's son.

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Let's go ahead and get all of this baby mama drama out of the way.

It's hard to understand where Delilah is coming from in this ordeal over whether or not to keep the truth about Charlie from the kids.

She claims it's about protecting her older kids, because of course, it isn't in the best interest of Charlie. She says it's about not sending her kids on a tailspin while they're grieving their father.

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Unfortunately, everything she says and does suggest she's afraid to tell them she fucked up. Sorry, there's no other way of describing it.

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It's not that it will ruin her kids' lives, so much as it will destroy their opinion of their mother. She cannot bear the thought of her children seeing her in a negative light.

Gina: I realize that you're just trying to protect them, I get that, but lying to them doesn't.
Delilah: You know it feels like I'm being backed into a corner. I know you mean well, but it's complicated.

If that's the issue (and it is), then she should just freaking say it. Delilah would be more respectable if she owned up to her feelings.

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Stand in your truth! She's a selfish woman who is afraid of facing her children after what she did, period.

The only one who is benefitting from this lie in the long and short-run is her; no one else but her.

Charlie misses out on having a dad. The other kids will find out later, and it'll be worse.

Eddie: I wasn't expecting this either, D. That's why I wanted to talk to you.
Delilah: OK, then how do we make her understand that the kids can't know?
Eddie: Maybe we don't, and maybe Katherine's right.
Delilah: What are you saying?
Eddie: Maybe we should tell the kids.
Delilah: What do you want me to say?
Eddie: The truth.
Delilah: You want me to tell the children that I slept with their father's best friend and then had a child with him? I can't do that.

Katherine is forced to lie to her kid while still being close to the Dixons because of Eddie's connection to Charlie.

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Meanwhile, Eddie isn't allowed to be a father to his kid. All of the adults in these kids' lives know the truth, but they all have the burden of carrying someone else's secret for Delilah's benefit.


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It's the most selfish act and a hell of an expectation to put on her entire support system. It's not realistic or sustainable, particularly in a group like this.

Delilah: Katherine's been talking to Gina. She's polling our friends. You can't do this to me.
Eddie: We are not talking about this right now. It's Theo's birthday.

Delilah has her head in the clouds if she thinks the truth won't come out with all of the extenuating factors and other people. Again, wouldn't you want to control the narrative and get ahead of it?

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She kept looking fondly at Sophie playing guitar with Eddie and claiming it's things like that she doesn't want to ruin. Sure, it's nice that Sophie and her uncle Eddie love playing music together, but what about Charlie not getting those chances with her father at all?

If someone can explain any way in which Delilah's actions aren't inherently selfish and make sense, please do.

Delilah: Eddie, we talked about this. You agreed to it.
Eddie: Delilah, I made a decision to get sober and be the best father I can be for Theo and ten years later I am trying to be the best father I can be for Charlie and that means being honest with both of my children.
Delilah: Well, I made this decision because I thought I had your support. You had months to change your mind, and I undertand why you had to tell Katherine, I do. I understand that, but you're the reason she has to lie, not me. I'm sorry for everything I've done. I'm sorry I have hurt you, but Katherine, I will not let you hurt my kids.

No way you slice this where Delilah doesn't appear as though she wants to flee responsibility. It's OK for other people to face all the consequences for her actions, but she wants to acknowledge she did wrong without facing the full extent of the repercussions.

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She was visibly irritated when Katherine had to audacity to give her opinion on something that affects her family as well. And she vented about it to Rome and Gina only expecting them to go along with what she said.

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It even caused Gina to approach Katherine to plead Delilah's case. Which, what the hell is that?

Gina barely has spoken to Katherine, but she does, and this is what she spoke about?

Do you have any idea what I had to do to get to this point? Ten years ago before Eddie got sober there were so many lies and lies lead to drinking and I don't want to go back there. I don't want to go through that. I don't want Theo to go through that,. Charlie either. 

Katherine

It's insane how Katherine is the only one who had to point out why this secrecy is toxic and a bad idea. Katherine mentioned her past with Eddie and how dangerous keeping secrets are.

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As someone married to a recovering addict, there is always a genuine fear of something triggering them. The high stress of this situation could, and she doesn't want to see that for anyone, Charlie included.

Ironically, Katherine is the one advocating for Charlie the most. It's how you know she's not coming from a place of malice here. She cares about the baby, too.

Katherine: Get everyone home. We can talk about this later?
Delilah: No, there's nothing left to talk about. I know my kids and they can't lose me right now, so we're sticking to the plan.
Katherine: Which plan? The plan that keeps Eddie away from his daughter? The plan that keeps me lying to my son? You asked me a while ago what you can do to make this easier? Well, this is it. This is what you can do for me.
Delilah: My kids lost their father. I lost my husband.
Katherine: Yeah, I know, D. I think about Jon every day. I'm sorry you lost your husband, but I almost lost my husband too because of you.
Eddie: No, Katherine this is not just because of Delilah, this is because of me too. This is because of the mistakes we made. And the only way I can fix this, the only way I can be the best version of myself is to tell the truth.

For some reason, despite the PJ situation, it took Katherine putting this ordeal into perspective to convince Gina that she had valid points.

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But gosh damn Delilah can NEVER be challenged on anything without losing her shit. Again, how else can you describe Delilah's reaction to Gina presenting the point Katherine made outside of invoking a victim complex?

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Delilah, the person whose hand is held through everything and has unwavering support at every conceivable turn, had the nerve to imply that everyone was ganging up on her.

Sophie: I don't know what I would do without you.
Delilah: It's OK. I'm here, and I'm not going anywhere.

What?! So, is it safe to say anytime someone disagrees with Delilah, it's an attack against her?

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She looked at Gina to reassure her that her decision was the best one. Gina has enabled her this entire time, and it worked for Delilah and validated her choices.

However, when Gina expresses an alternative view, now "it's too complicated," and Gina's opinion no longer matters? Delilah can't have it both ways.

Katherine: The thing is if we expect Theo to be truthful with us. How can we not be truthful with him?
Eddie: I hear you and believe me I don't like lying to him either. But Delilah and I agreed.
Katherine: That's the thing the two of you agreed, but I have no say in it.

Her flying off the handle when some don't coddle the ever-loving hell out of her further highlights how much they do tiptoe around her feelings or enable her.

She can't handle it when they don't.

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She pulled Eddie aside again to tell him he had to convince his wife that telling the truth was a horrible idea. Isn't a significant part of the problem in the first place that they were doing things and making choices without consulting the other people in their family?

I do wonder how the story would've played out if Jon didn't kill himself the same day Eddie and Delilah planned on breaking up with their spouses and running away together.

Delilah: Katherine's been talking to Gina. She's polling our friends. You can't do this to me.
Eddie: We are not talking about this right now. It's Theo's birthday.

Was Delilah not concerned about what her kids would think about her then, or did it not matter since they would've still had Jon?

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Delilah dreaded going to Theo's birthday party and wanted to avoid Katherine the whole time. She does have a knack for trying to avoid or run away from conflict.

However, she also spent most of the party whispering about the situation instead of putting a pin in it until later.

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Her temper tantrum outside of the Saville home didn't do her any favors either. In her defense, she was worked up over Sophie's accident.

Delilah: The three of us should probably talk.
Katherine: Yeah, we should.

Katherine and Eddie both knew this, which is why they suggested talking about it later, but she chose that moment to stamp her foot down like a toddler.

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Delilah did what she's done the whole time during this situation, which is why it's been an issue from the beginning. She acted as if she's the only one who has a right to make this choice.

It's true, she and Eddie both agreed the baby had to be Jon's, but it was something he wasn't comfortable with and only went along with out of respect for her.

Eddie: I'm so sorry I wasn't here. Jon and I have a plan. Things are going to be different, Katie. I promise you. I won't ever drink again. 
Katherine: I don't believe you. 

He has had issues with it ever since; Delilah knows it but doesn't care.

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To Eddie's credit, he took responsibility for his role in all of this when the ladies were having their disagreement.

While it's irritating that the second anyone comes close to making Delilah sit in her terrible actions for more than a second someone comes to her defense to ease the burden, it was respectable.

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But then, in the same conversation, you had Delilah pulling an "I'm sorry, but."

Delilah: Such a pretty dress. Did Aunt Gina get it for you?
Gina: She didn't. Her aunt Katherine did. Yeah, it's complicated.

She's sorry about what happened, but she refuses to let Katherine ruin her family. But, hello, Katherine didn't ruin crap.

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Delilah and Eddie ruined their families. Somehow, Katherine is to blame for wanting to tell the truth about something Eddie and Delilah did.

If Delilah didn't do what she did, there would be nothing to ruin, right?

Katherine isn't hurting Delilah's children; Delilah did that. And if Eddie could take accountability for his part in all of it and the effects, then why can't Delilah?

Gary: Two things. This is not your fault, and you are blocking the entire crosswalk. This is not my usual height joke, but you can see above the dashboard, right?
Maggie: Sorta.

Because Delilah shifting the blame to Eddie and suggesting he's the only reason Katherine has to lie is bull. THEY are the reason Katherine has to be dishonest.

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The frustrating thing about Delilah is she's not supposed to be a villain. She's not supposed to be an antagonist. No, she's a flawed, imperfect person, but everything she says and does is played up like she's a sympathetic character.

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The only thing that makes her sympathetic is she lost her husband, but it's not enough, and it doesn't excuse or justify everything else.

Katherine: Get everyone home. We can talk about this later?
Delilah: No, there's nothing left to talk about. I know my kids and they can't lose me right now, so we're sticking to the plan.
Katherine: Which plan? The plan that keeps Eddie away from his daughter? The plan that keeps me lying to my son? You asked me a while ago what you can do to make this easier? Well, this is it. This is what you can do for me.
Delilah: My kids lost their father. I lost my husband.
Katherine: Yeah, I know, D. I think about Jon every day. I'm sorry you lost your husband, but I almost lost my husband too because of you.
Eddie: No, Katherine this is not just because of Delilah, this is because of me too. This is because of the mistakes we made. And the only way I can fix this, the only way I can be the best version of myself is to tell the truth.

How long can she hide behind that?

She threw it in Katherine's face like it's the trump card she can pull in any situation. She's accustomed to it working, so it upset her when Katherine had something of which to counter.

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She would be far more tolerable if her being a flawed, imperfect, and insufferable person was embraced.

It isn't, though. Maybe, with this installment, the tides are changing.

All I know is there are a host of complex, flawed female characters who stand in it and are interesting even if they aren't likable. Delilah isn't one of them. At least, she isn't yet.

Gina: I realize that you're just trying to protect them, I get that, but lying to them doesn't.
Delilah: You know it feels like I'm being backed into a corner. I know you mean well, but it's complicated.

Rome and Gina could see why this is an issue thanks to their experience with PJ.

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PJ isn't a bad kid, but he's like a cockroach you can't get rid of at all.

It's cool that he wanted to find out if Jon was his birth father, and it's nice he hangs out with Rome, but he shouldn't have been worming his way into the others' lives.

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He couldn't wait to jump in and help Delilah out with the baby when he bumped into her in the hall, and he wouldn't leave until Rome prompted him to again.

I feel like we've met. You just look so familiar.

Delilah [to PJ]

Rome told him to ease up on all of that, and he still showed up as a plus one to Theo's birthday party. For one, what teenager needs a plus one for a 10-year-old's birthday party?

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Also, why couldn't he say he couldn't show up? It's annoying!

It's like he was hanging around waiting for someone to recognize him or figure something out.

It wasn't fair to do that when he didn't know the truth, and it also was less than ideal when he knows his parents will flip out if they found out the truth about where he's been spending his time.

Rome: Shouldn't we wait for PJ to open this?
Gina: No, either way, you should know first to help him with whatever the truth is.
Rome: Jon is PJ's father.

Rome warned him that Sophie had a crush on him, but he went on a car ride with her anyway. You could see Sophie making a move on him a mile away, but it was no less awkward when it happened.

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Wouldn't it be easier if he kept his distance until he found out the truth? Now, it's going to look like he was plotting and being facetious the whole time.

If you thought the Jon/PJ storyline was a red herring or impossible, the test has said otherwise.

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PJ is Jon's son. The show is swimming with siblings.

Poor Delilah didn't want her world blown up, but she's got two atomic bombs coming at her from two different sides, so she better brace herself.

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Maggie and Gary were back to be the adorable couple they usually are, so we'll skip over the joke about her and Sophie getting their license at the same time with Sophie beating her to it.

Gary tracked down Colin's owner, and she was the sweetest senior-aged woman and widow who wanted her dog back. She was lonely and needed companionship.

You know you're the longest relationship I ever had. You got me through some tough times dude. It's ironic because I think tonight I'm going to need you the most.

Gary

Gary's struggles with letting this dog go meant more because of all the things Colin saw him through.

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Gary had a tough year, and he found solace in Colin's companionship. He was there for him in the aftermath of Jon's death, Maggie's cancer battle, and everything else.

Gary couldn't bear the thought of letting someone else he loved go.

Maggie was supportive of him throughout the process, and Gary did the right thing in taking the dog back to his owner.

Gary: Two things. This is not your fault, and you are blocking the entire crosswalk. This is not my usual height joke, but you can see above the dashboard, right?
Maggie: Sorta.

But then we found out Maggie made a switcheroo. On the one hand, it was a sweet gesture. Both dogs deserve a home.

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On the other hand, did Gary need "Colin" specifically? Why couldn't he adopt the other dog? Will he at least start calling the dog by the right name?

Gary is in a happier place with his girlfriend and his dog.

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Eddie is close to it with his family. He showed some backbone with Delilah for a change.

He owned his actions even when she refused. It was also the anniversary of his sobriety.

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I figured Katherine was probably going to make him a cake when Gina came over to give her baking pans and to be Delilah's mouthpiece.

We won't go into how messed it up it is that Gina doesn't talk to Katherine any other time, but she decided to speak for Delilah instead of staying out of the drama.

Katherine showed she came from a genuine place when she spoke to Gina. It feels like she's the one thinking about all of the kids, including Charlie.

Ten years ago, you got sober. I didn't believe in you then, but I believe in you now.

Katherine

She has an unexpected fondness for Charlie. The dress she bought her was a surprise, but also a sweet gesture.

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She's thinking about her family as a whole. Theo's birthday made her thinking about Eddie's sobriety.

We got a flashback to when Eddie arrived at the hospital after Theo was born. He promised her then he would get clean and stay sober, and she wasn't sure about him then.

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She's certain about him now, though.

She's proud of him, but any person who loves a recovering addict knows some things can be potential triggers.

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Eddie doesn't have any rights to Charlie right now. He can't be the father he wants to be, and it's an emotional drain on him.

Katherine is all-in for good with Eddie now, and she welcomed him back into their bedroom.

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They are a united front, and it's going to be fascinating to see how that affects Delilah.

She lashed out and didn't handle it well when they wanted to talk. She put her foot down as if she had steady ground to stand on.

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Delilah doesn't realize that Katherine has been nothing but graceful with her so far, and Eddie has bent to her will, but she's not giving them a choice.

Katherine is a lawyer, and Eddie has a right to his child. If the gloves are off, the Savilles might petition for joint custody. They have a right to it, too.

If Delilah thought a conversation was too much, she's not going to like it if they end up in family court. The truth coming out will be an inevitability and juicy drama.

Over to you AMLT Fanatics!

Did you enjoy the blow up between Katherine and Delilah? Does Delilah want to protect her kids, or is she selfish?

Are you surprised by the PJ reveal?

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Are you happy Gary kept Colin/Wesley? Hit the comments below!

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A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

I feel like we've met. You just look so familiar.

Delilah [to PJ]

Gary: Two things. This is not your fault, and you are blocking the entire crosswalk. This is not my usual height joke, but you can see above the dashboard, right?
Maggie: Sorta.

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