‘A Million Little Things’ 2×08: “goodbye”

Life.

Life is this confusing road that we’re all trying to make sense of and find the best way to just get through. There are ups, there are downs, and there are always decisions that need to be made. Sometimes we think that there are decisions that only affect us, but the truth is that everything has a cause and effect. Every decision we make can change those around us.

And if there is anything that I have learned from A Million Little Things, it’s just that. Decisions have a way of changing everything. Sometimes good, sometimes bad.

But there is always change.

And there are always goodbyes.

Last weeks episode of the show was entitled, goodnight and it was one of the most devastating and triggering episodes of the show for me. Not it’s fault – I knew a loss was coming, but who the loss was reminded me of my own loss.

Here’s the four things that you need to know from last weeks episode before tonights episode of the hit ABC drama.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – “goodnight” – A fellowship opportunity for Maggie forces Gary to reconsider his own future as the group must come together after a devastating loss on a new episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 14 (9:01-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)
LOU BEATTY JR.

TREASURE YOUR MOMENTS

The loss in this episode? That would be Rome’s mom.

Romes parents were getting ready for the cruise that they were going on. Regina made an appointment for her to get her hair done and during the appointment she had an aneurysm and passed away. Regina is the one who gets the phone call and goes to tell Rome that she is gone.

Rome has to be the one to be strong. He goes to tell his Dad, but he’s still packing to go on the cruise. His Dad made a promise to his wife that he would go on the cruise. He made a promise that he intends on keeping.

Romes Dad is a crotchety old man, but the fact that he is still packing hit me so hard. It kicked me right in the face. He wants to be strong and he wants to be present for his family, but the most important thing is honoring his promises. I think that is a trait in his family, because they all want to honor her. Mothers are the glue that keep us together and saying goodbye to them are the hardest things in the world.

Do we live our lives in regret? Rome says that as much as he hates to say goodbye, there was nothing else left to say to her and nothing left to hear from her – and that truly is a blessed places to be.

The way that this group is – the way that even in the hardest and darkest of times. Rome looks at the mound of dirt as everyone is leaving, and knows that he has to be the one. He has to put the dirt there. And I lost my shit when everyone came to help him. It was the kindest, most touching moment I had ever seen in my life.

And one of the most beautiful.

KATHERINE AIN’T GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT

Delilah cancels plans – well tells Eddie she did. But Katherine tells him that she thinks that Delilah did it because they want to tell the kids the truth about Charlie. She asks Eddie if he’s on the birth certificate.

Sometimes Katherine overthinks, but the truth is I don’t trust Delilah. She’s not thinking about anyone but herself. And yes, I will stand by that. Because secrets have a way of coming to the surface and the reality of the situation is that she’s not protecting her kids. She’s prolonging their pain.

Eddie then learns that she plans on taking the kids to France for the summer. Umm… WTF? Delilah, I get that you want to run – but you can’t run from your problems. You can’t run from the things that make you, well… you.

I have always wanted to like Delilah, cause I feel for her. I feel like she’s just living in her pain. But I have to stop and look at the pain that she is inflicting on everyone else in the world.

I do admire the fact that Regina keeps standing up to her – and not telling Delilah what she wants to hear, but rather the things that she needs to hear. That’s a true best friend.

When Katherine tells Delilah to put it on record that Eddie is Charlie’s father, and she says that she can’t do that. I was like yes. When Katherine tells her to not go up against her, that she’s a good lawyer, and then Delilah tells her that she wants her to be a good person – that made me stand up and cheer. Someone needs to check her.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – “goodnight” – A fellowship opportunity for Maggie forces Gary to reconsider his own future as the group must come together after a devastating loss on a new episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 14 (9:01-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)
JAMES RODAY, ALLISON MILLER

JOLLY OL’ MAGGIE

Maggie is pissing me off too. Like I just can’t with her.

I get that she’s going through a lot too, but what she has done – well, that shit is too much too. She applied for a fellowship a Oxford, and a few weeks prior, she had asked them if they had an opening. But here is my problem with her – she didn’t communicate to Gary.

But I have to admire the fact that Gary wants to be supportive of her. I have to admire the fact that Gary sees past his life and is there for Maggie.

Gary looses his job and doesn’t tell her – because he doesn’t want it to affect her choices.

Gary drops everything for her.

Gary makes their place a nod to England to show he’s supportive.

GARY COMMUNICATES.

I want these two together, but Maggie needs to learn to let people in, because she doesn’t. She knows how to close herself off and that always breaks my heart for her.

Because what she’s missing out on is that people will go and people will stay, but how they will change you… how they stay with you is one of the most important things in our lives.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – “goodnight” – A fellowship opportunity for Maggie forces Gary to reconsider his own future as the group must come together after a devastating loss on a new episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 14 (9:01-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)
CHRISTINA MOSES, ROMANY MALCO

PJ LEARNS THE TRUTH 

PJ is another person just not rooted in honesty. I get that everyone has secrets that they want to keep. I get that everyone has moments that they want to take back.

And as a kid you are confused over what is going on.

He backed away from Sophie last episode when she tried to kiss him. Sophie doesn’t get it. She can’t – because she would have to really know her Dad. And she doesn’t. But hey – the secrets that she keeps.

PJ is a good kid. He feels like there is a home for him amongst this group.

But when he finds the results of the DNA test and takes off – I really feel for him and then I am angry at him at the same time. But the truth is I can’t even imagine what he is feeling.

OTHER THOUGHTS

  • Romes brother needs to be punched in the face, cause he’s just oblivious
  • I wish that Rome saw in his heart just how strong he is, because he’s admirable AF.
  • This group needs to realize that secrets have a way of coming to the surface
  • Rome finding out about his Dad putting the stars on his bed – when he’s been so mad at his Dad for all these years – shows me that sometimes we need to let go and open our eyes to what is around us.
  • We need to show up for the people we love.
  • When Romes Dad says he is gonna need him – it was game over for me. I have never cried so hard in my entire life due to a TV show.
  • When Mitch shows up looking for PJ, then Delilah finds out that he’s Barbara Morgans son… TALK ABOUT A CLIFFHANGER

A Million Little Things airs on ABC.

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