Ready to learn some truths? Let’s see how many reveals this week’s episode ofA Million Little Thingshas in store.
We kick things off with Eddie on the tour bus. He gets a call from Katherine telling him Theo hasn’t been acting like himself and that he needs some dad-time so Eddie decides to bring him onto the bus for the night. First, he briefs the other guys in the band on how to behave around a kid: no drugs, swearing etc. Then he tells them they’re basically The Wiggles for the night and my hate for Eddie is solidified. Since she has the place to herself, Katherine asks her hot coworker Hunter over for dinner. Her gay assistant is very excited about this but she’s nervous. It all goes pretty well though and Hunter even stays the night, but then the next morning he mentions that he’s been made partner in the firm and, thinking he waited until they after they had sex to tell her, Katherine is pissed and kicks him out mid-croissant.
Back on the road, Eddie asks Theo about school and he admits he’s fallen out with one of his besties and didn’t tell his parents about it because he didn’t want to bother them when they have enough problems. One of Eddie’s bandmates tells him that he was a child of divorce and the limbo took its toll on him just as much as his parents, so when Eddie drops Theo off with Katherine, he tells her they should go ahead and move on and get a divorce. Katherine is visibly upset.
Elsewhere, Gary and Maggie are on their way to her cancer screening. She’s mad at Gary for making her care about the results, but she looks great in her pink wig. After some humming and hawing the doctor reveals that there’s been an eight percent reduction in her tumor and if/when that number doubles they can operate to remove it. It’s good news, but there’s still some ways to go — as the doc keeps reminding them. Gary tells Maggie she needs to call her parents, but she says she won’t until after surgery. By episode’s end, however, helping Sophie learn to drive and chitchatting about keeping secrets is enough to convince her to call her parents and she tells her mom all about the cancer.
Okay, let’s get to the Jon stuff. Katherine tells Delilah that if the subway stop had gone in, the property Jon owned right by it would’ve doubled in price, that’s why he overpaid for it. Somebody has now made an offer to buy the building, but since the subway’s not a sure thing, the offer isn’t huge and would still leave D in debt.
Constance Zimmer’s character whose name I’ve not been able to catch comes to see Ashley in a coffee shop. She has a quick funeral flashback, where we learn that Ash made out that it Constance’s fault Jon killed himself because she was the one who told him the subway vote was off. In present time at the coffee shop, Constance tells Ashley the vote is back on the table and going to happen, so Ashley shows up at Delilah’s to tell her she can’t sell those buildings. Jon leveraged his entire business against something he thought was a sure thing (the subway), and was buying time taking out loans. The the day before he died, he got word that the subway stop wasn’t going to happen and he’s lost everything. Ashley says she feels responsible; she saw the signs — he changed his clothes, gave her a long lunch, bought her plane tickets — just didn’t know what they meant. She was 12 seconds too late to save him. She then brings out the envelope addressed to Delilah that she’s been holding onto for months and explains that Jon used the money from his life insurance to keep the project alive, but took out another policy (Rutelidge) that he left it to the guys — and Barbs. She says he had a plan all along because he knew the guys would give the money to Delilah. Ashley tells Delilah the properties are going to be worth a lot of money, she just has to hold onto them. Delilah takes the envelope and kicks her out. When she reads Jon’s note, none of it makes sense to Delilah; she didn’t know her husband was in so much pain.(Recap continued on page 2.)