Delilah moves out of her Boston-area house in this week’s A Million Little Things — think her movers charge extra for all the emotional baggage that pops up?
I’m referring, of course, to the number of times her dead husband Jon (played by original cast member Ron Livingston) appears in flashbacks to their shared life in the home. There are a lot of them.
The episode kicks off as Jon and Delilah walk through their house before they’ve moved in. “We are going to make so many happy memories here,” he tells her. Aw, they’re so cute and completely unaware of the carnage the next few decades will bring. Then we snap to the present: Delilah is in her house, surrounded by boxes, and Eddie lets her know that the movers are there.
Throughout the episode, Delilah flashes back to moments in her life with Jon. We see the day he gets the Bruins season tickets, when she brings up that they’d talked about possibly moving to France once the kids were school-aged. And since Sophie is in kindergarten… She points out that she doesn’t really have any friends in Boston, and Jon has a quick solution: He’s going to invite the guys he met in the elevator (aka Eddie, Rome and Gary) over for dinner, and boom, she’ll have pals. Um, OK?
In another flashback from around the time Sophie is thinking about college, a clearly stressed and distracted Jon once more shuts down Delilah when she raises the idea of potentially moving to France. He instead suggests that they move her father to the states, then rushes off… just as Eddie texts Delilah about how he enjoyed their recent hangout and how they should do it again.
She’s shaken out of her sad reverie by the arrival of all of the Friends of Jon, who are there for one last pizza night in the now-empty house. And speaking of the Friends of Jon:
* Greta and Katherine are planning their wedding when Katherine’s mom suggests that Greta, not Katherine, take her to the grocery store. Her reasoning later becomes clear: She gives Greta a check for $5,000 to put toward the wedding. When Katherine finds out, she tries to give it back, but Katherine’s mom says that Greta has made Katherine “the happiest I have ever seen,” and therefore she wants to give them the gift. The brides-to-be tearfully accept.
* Sophie and Tyrell are still sleeping together, and having a good time, but he wonders exactly what they are to each other. She suggests that they keep it “low-key” until he gets back from spending the summer in Haiti with his mom. He later invites her to come with him, but she says no. Eddie figures out what’s up and asks her why she’s keeping things quiet, and she says she’s worried about losing Regina if things go south with Tyrell. Eddie points out that his affair with Delilah metaphorically blew up their entire friend group, yet the gang survived; that perspective heartens her. She also notes that she now understands that you can’t always choose with whom you fall in love. (I’d argue that you absolutely can choose not to engage in that love while still married to the mother of your child, but potato, potahto.) Anyway, Tyrell and Sophie get on the same page and tell Rome and Regina that they’re dating, then announce their plans to spend the summer together in Haiti. Most importantly for Sophie: Regina is more than on board with the new development.
* When Sophie and Danny’s invitations to Katherine and Greta’s wedding arrive, Delilah starts to think that hers won’t. After all, as she points out to Eddie, she was intimately involved in the dissolution of Eddie and Katherine’s marriage. But when Katherine finds the invite in Theo’s bag, she confronts him and he confesses that he doesn’t want Delilah at the event, given how much she hurt Katherine. Later, at pizza night, Theo confesses/apologizes to Delilah, who graciously accepts his explanation. She adds that she loves Katherine, and “if me being at the wedding makes her day better then that’s what I want. And if me not being there makes her day better, then that’s what I want, too.” Theo says Katherine definitely wants her there, and that’s that.
* Gary and Maggie take Javier on his first official outing: to their cancer-support group. They happen to arrive right as a tearful member is talking about how chemotherapy has interfered with her plans to have a baby. Later, though, the woman — who was diagnosed about a year before — tells Maggie that seeing Javier reminded her that there’s hope for her dream of having a faimly. Then Gary and Maggie reminisce about the bathroom quickie that kicked off their relationship… and later have another upstairs at Delilah’s near-empty place.
* At the end of pizza night, Rome marshals all of his friends to convince Regina that she should run for city council — and she says she will, with Rome as her campaign manager. Finally, only Eddie and Delilah are left in the house. She tells him that she was always so sure that she wanted to go back to France, but she’s lonely there. “I know that I’m ready to let go of this house, but I don’t know that I’m ready to let go of everything else,” she says. But before they can really talk about whether she’d stay, they’re interrupted by Sophie and Danny. And after a few more memories of being in the house with Jon, she turns off the light and leaves for the last time.
Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments!
I will miss this, only 2 more episodes! Tonight could have been the series finale, it was a great show.
Only 2 more episodes ? I thought they wre more ! How sad !
Deborah might have meant two more episodes in addition to the series finale, but there are actually three episodes left. The series finale is scheduled for May 3.
It actually sounded like an above par finale…
I loved it it was so sentimental last night and I’m really hoping that Delilah and Eddy end up together after everything is said and done I’m really sad that this is their final season I keep hoping they’ll return at a later date this was my favorite program
I like Eddy and Delilah together too.
I do too. I wasn’t convinced it would happen until last night’s episode. Definitely seems like they are setting them up as endgame – everything from the flashback of their first texts, to the Delilah / Theo and Eddie / Sophie forgiveness scenes.
I would love to see Eddie and Delilah get back together.
I would totally love Eddy and Delilah together again. That would be the perfect ending. Crossing fingers.
Love this show I can’t believe they are taking it off I really look forward to watching it every week. Last night show was fantastic they did a great job.
Make Grace Park badass again.
I can’t believe they are going to end this show…it is a favorite for me
I don’t want it to end!
I don’t want it to end either, real people with real feelings,no shoot them up guns. I am so sad.
I’m still trying to figure out where Sophie and Danny are going to live now that the house is sold!
She is just thinking of herself.
It seems like they are trying to end with very “Cinderella” endings for everyone. Boring. How many groups of friends do you have that all have fairy tale endings. Oh I lost my restaurant and now I’m going to be a politician. Oh I was a movie guy and now I’m a teacher. The cancer couple have a baby and everything is perfect. The woman who got cheated on by a group friend is now lesbian and having her dream wedding. (OK, this one is believable) but how she has a relationship with her “friend” who slept with her husband? Very unlikely. Everyone survived covid pretty much unscathed. Seriously? No one was very impacted. Everyone must have had amazing savings accounts. I love the characters of this show… but… make it more relatable. Lots of us have struggled harder with cancer, finances, betrayal, losing a business, putting a loved one in a home for alzheimers, mental health issues and deportation of a loved one. The fact that every characters made it out pretty much better than before. Those of us who didn’t come out of many of those situations very well, and are still struggling look at this as… yeah right. Not in my world. The woman who was deported probably had the most relatable story line. She was never seen again.
I hate Eddie and Delilah together. How could he jump back into a relationship with her after she took their daughter and left the country for YEARS!?!? Didn’t Delilah meet anyone in France? And the whole run for councilperson with Regina? This is Us did that with Randall. Regina hasn’t so much gone to a city council meeting! Why don’t we get a Gary/Maggie wedding!? I love Greta/Katherine but I want a Groom with Dr. Bloom!
What did Delilah say as she turned off the light at the end of the episode? The music was way too loud to hear her.
She said “I love you John.”
“Groom with Dr. Bloom.” – FANTASTIC!! LOL I love this comment and fully agree!
I’m happy so far how the last few episodes came through. I’m hoping D and Eddie reunite, that would be great!!! I’m sad it’s ending. This was my favorite show of all time!!!
I loved it and Ron Livingston
I love you, Jon!
Hi fellow Millionaires, to “Party”;so true but remember this is tv! And I’ve been the only 1 in the room who wasn’t blessed w/ a pregnancy, like Maggie’s new group friend. Some of us hav to work harder for our blessings (adoption).
Still thought it was a great episode, tho I wish D had said, I lovED you, Jon; at the end bc he had obviously checked out of the marriage. Hopefully she can make it work w Eddie. He’s been forgiven so much by so many; that it’s not hard to buy he’d forgive Delilah
Go Regina! Nvr liked her much & I don’t know why but I loved her spirit tonite! Also glad the writers let Theo show a bit of maturity (finally)
Sophie & Tyrell are too cute!
Agree w/ all who said, this ep could’ve been a great end to series
This episode was amazing, love this show, the cast and characters…but PARTY remember it is a TV SHOW…not real life, people watch tv to get away from real life. Felt they’ve done a wonderful job. Def could’ve been the finale, but love that we have at least a few more eps left!!
Glad its over. It had become tiresome.
I would much rather it be Gary and Maggie getting married, just because they have been through so much.
And I’m glad this wasn’t the finale because it would have practically ended with Deliah and her memories after she’s been gone for so long.
I think there is a great chance for Delilah and Eddie to raise their
child together… I would love that. Please don’t cancel a million little things… It makes my week better. It makes friendship stronger and love last long er.
This is by far the worst season of the show- it’s so dull and boring. I’m such a huge fan of the show and love the characters and so happy that Delilah came back but just wish that the storylines this season were more involving and interesting. A great show nonetheless and one of the best casts on TV
Jon’s wife is a selfish mother.
She wants a new life, not taking into consideration the father of a child. They should be sharing custody. And the selling of the house without considering her older children seems thoughtless.
Truly love ❤️ this show I watched from the beginning of the series I am so sad it is coming to a end I have grown with the characters I look forward to the show every week I hope in the future the producers will bring the series back .