A Million Little Things Recap & Review: “Coming Home”
Thursday night, A Million Little Things came back to TV for its second season and it was an emotional rollercoaster. As expected. Jon’s suicide completely crushed this friend group last season and just in case it wasn’t already implied, spoilers ahead.
We pick up right where we left off: with Eddie about to tell Katherine that the baby’s his and not Jon’s. She was devastated, as she should be. Things only get worse when we all remember that Delilah’s in labor. We’re also reminded that Rome, at the end of last season, now wants a baby. Regina, however, still doesn’t. Delilah has the baby, Rome’s still set on wanting a baby, and Eddie joins everyone at the hospital. Katherine lets Theo make cookies and gives him screen time as she told him she had a surprise for him earlier that evening. Before Eddie told her about the baby (she was going to tell Theo that Eddie’s moving back in).
Meanwhile, Katherine’s barely keeping it together and is constantly trying to keep Theo occupied. Theo calls Eddie while Katherine steps out of the room and tells him that Katherine wants him to go home. Turns out, Theo was just trying to do some cute matchmaking between his parents. Unfortunately, Katherine leaves while Theo plays or watches something on a tablet, leaving him at home by himself.
We’re then jumped two days later where Katherine’s still not back and Delilah’s trying to breastfeed her new baby girl with a breastfeeding specialist. Delilah isn’t able to breastfeed the baby, who’s later named Charlotte (Charlie for short), and the specialist keeps making her feel like a terrible mother. Maggie picks up on this and later yells at the specialist later for making Delilah feel bad and expresses how she won’t be able to breastfeed her future child because of her double mastectomy. By the end of the episode, they feed Charlie formula with a bottle her big brother got her. As for Rome and his baby fever, he chooses to keep Regina over the idea of having a baby.
With the mysterious circumstances surrounding Jon’s suicide, I knew the show needed something big for this season. And boy was it big. I didn’t expect Katherine to just walk out on Theo like that but I can also empathize what she’s going through. But I know she’ll come back eventually (for good; it looks like she comes back in the next episode) because she just loves Theo too much not to. I also really loved Maggie telling off that breastfeeding specialist. I’ve always loved her but this only made me love her even more.
Other than Eddie and Katherine’s situation, the bigger plot of season two is still unknown. Obviously, baby Charlie will be a huge part of it as will Maggie’s remission. Or rather, Maggie’s struggle to accept it. But (and I’m not sure if I already mentioned this before or not) I think A Million Little Things is shaping up to be a lot like Parenthood. And I have no problem with that because I loved that show. I, for one, expect that this season will be a tearjerker. What did you the season two premiere of A Million Little Things?
A Million Little Things airs on Thursday at 9:00 PM PT.
Samantha Nguyen covers entertainment news for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter @mzsnguyenthai and @mzsamnguyenthai. Also, click here to read her personal blog.
Latest posts by Samantha Nguyen (see all)
- A Million Little Things Recap & Review: “Coming Home” - October 2, 2019
- Stumptown Series Premiere Recap & Review: “Forget It Dex, It’s Stumptown” - October 2, 2019
- FBI Recap & Review: “Little Egypt” - September 26, 2019