A Million Little Things Round Table: Katherine Running Away: Unconscionable or Understandable?

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there is a new addition to the gang. Welcome to the world, Charlotte Saville Dixon! 

On A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 1, Katherine found out the truth about baby Charlotte's paternity and took off, Rome decided Regina is all he needs for now, and PJ has pilfered some things from the Dixon home.

Join our AMLT Round Table as they discuss the season premiere.

A Million Little Things Round Table

Eddie told Katherine the truth and she took off. React!

Christine: I felt horrible for Katherine. It’s like the second time in a year she must feel as though her life is caving in on her because of Eddie.

I appreciated that Eddie told her the truth, but I hated that he immediately threw the decisions back on her, asking what she wanted him to do while she was still so obviously shell-shocked.

I understand her needing some space, but I worry for Theo. I think she needs to come home to Theo, ask Maggie for a referral, and get into therapy because I don’t know how she handles this complicated mess that Eddie and Delilah have created!

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Meaghan: I have a lot of respect for Eddie coming clean with her when he honestly didn't have any reason to. They had already agreed to keep it a secret for everyone's sake, so Eddie could have stuck with that plan and lived happily ever after with Katherine.

However, despite that, I do feel awful for Katherine. It was one thing to accept his affair, and it is another thing to accept that a child came out of it. But, Katherine should not have abandoned her child just because she couldn't deal.

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Jack: I don't like this at all. Katherine has always put Theo first. She sacrificed her partnership at the law firm to make sure she could spend time with Theo every day. Abandoning him makes NO sense whatsoever and punishes Theo for this whole mess.

I understand that the baby will always be a reminder of Eddie's infidelity, but how does throwing everything away fix anything? Katherine has always been shown to be a strong woman, and this is way beneath her.

Will Eddie's inability to be a father to Charlie strain his relationship with Delilah?

Christine: It’s all going to be a huge strain! Delilah has to raise three kids on her own including a newborn; that’s no easy task. Eddie has to pretend to be a supportive friend while not getting to be a dad to his daughter.

Theo will never know he has a half-sister, and everyone else has to pretend not to know the truth for the good of Delilah’s kids. The whole thing is a disaster waiting to happen; it’s just a matter of who breaks first.

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Meaghan: Eddie is filled with regret for not being there for Theo when he was younger. Having to stomach the fact that he has to be an absentee father to Charlie now too is going to be too much for him to stomach eventually.

That frustration and pain are going to boil over into his relationship with Delilah, especially when she doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all.

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Jack: So far, trying to protect people from the truth has blown up in everyone's face, so how about they don't?

Eddie isn't going to be able to keep this secret long term, and too many other people know too, so it's a matter of who slips up first and how betrayed Delilah's kids and Theo feel when they find out that Charlie is Eddie's, not John's.

How will Rome and Regina's different feelings about having a baby affect their marriage?

Christine: Not in a good way. I don’t see how it doesn’t drive a wedge between them because it completely changes the tone of their marriage.

Rome will feel like he’s being deprived of something vitally important to him, and Regina will be made to feel like the bad guy for not having changed her mind the way Rome has.

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It’s not fair to either of them but no one can control how they feel. Unless one of them truly changes their mind, I don’t see how it doesn’t have long term, detrimental effects on their marriage.

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Meaghan: They are definitely going to feel the strain.

Rome might be okay with giving up his dreams of having a child right now, but that could easily change in the future.

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Having to give up something that important to you because someone else is bound to lead to resentment. At the same time, though, Regina shouldn't have to change her mind either.

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Jack: They really need to sit down and talk through all their feelings honestly with one another. Rome doesn't just wish he could be a father; he almost desperately wants a child.

Just forgetting about it because Gina doesn't is going to make him resentful of her. And he's already depressed about it, which is doubly bad given his history. This conflict is going to blow up in some big, ugly way if they don't deal with it.

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Does Gary smother Maggie too much? What were your thoughts about the pill situation?

Christine: I don’t think he smothers her. Fearing someone you love is dying of cancer doesn’t go away overnight, even when you receive good news.

I think Gary was trying to help by throwing out the pills, to him it was a happy occurrence, but they weren’t his to throw away. He realizes he misstepped, and Maggie seems to understand that he had good intentions. As long as these two can keep talking to one another I think they’ll be fine.

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Meaghan: No, he cares and wants to be there for her. It would be easy to say that the more time that goes on, the less Gary will be concerned about Maggie, but that isn't realistic. When you love someone, you always will be concerned about them.

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The pill situation was an honest mistake on his end. There was no way he could know it would be so triggering for her. What I love so much about them as a couple, though, is that they can talk through these bumps in the road and come out stronger.

Jack: I don't think Gary smothers Maggie. He wants to control the uncontrollable: her cancer. It was understandable that he thought he was helping and that he figured the cancer was gone, so it was time to get rid of the pills.

He and Maggie had a mature conversation where he apologized, and she explained why she felt superstitious about holding onto them.

I want to see more of that kind of mature communication, not just from these two, but from certain other couples (yes, you, Rome/Gina and Eddie/Katherine).

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PJ is infiltrating their lives, but what do you think is his plan? Why is he being so sneaky?

Christine: All PJ knows is that the people he should trust the most, his parents, have been lying to him his whole life, so he’s reacting to that by sneaking around to find his own answers. I don’t think he means anyone any harm, he just wants to figure out the truth.

Meaghan: Right now, it doesn't seem like there is anything nefarious going on with him. I feel like he is just trying to get the answers that his parents won't give him. I feel like he could get further if he just came out and was honest about what is going on, though.

Jack: I agree with everyone else. He wants to know the truth, and his world has been shattered because he's discovered he can't trust his parents. So he's trying to figure it out on his own.

What was your favorite moment, scene, or quote from the premiere?

Christine: Hands down, it was Danny feeding his baby sister. As someone who had problems breastfeeding, I completely understood that lactation specialist story and I hated when she snapped at Danny.

I couldn’t believe no one put her in her place when she did that. I found it heartwarming to see Danny being able to feed Charlotte and feel as though he could help care for his baby sister.

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Meaghan: I loved everything about the end montage but one moment in particular stuck out to me. Gary kissing Maggie's forehead was such a tender, sweet and quiet moment. I can't get enough of these two.

Jack: I loved Maggie telling off the lactation specialist. That woman was annoying me, and I thought maybe Delilah couldn't breastfeed because the specialist was stressing her out.

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Danny feeding the baby was a close second. As a runner up that heartbreaking moment when Theo ran to the door to see Katherine and only found the package for Charley.

What's your wish list for the rest of the season? What do you hope to see?

Christine: I want to see what happened when Theo was born because it still seems to weigh on both Katherine and Eddie.

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I’m also curious to see how Katherine interacts with the group now that everyone knows baby Charlotte is really Eddie’s. I have to believe that’s going to make things even more awkward for her, and I wonder if it will start to divide this group of friends.

Meaghan: I hope to see Delilah finally have to face some repercussions for her actions. In Jasmine's review, she discussed how frustrating it is that Eddie continues to be the only one facing the consequences, and I feel the same way.

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I hope that Maggie and Gary can continue on stable ground throughout the season. Rome and Regina may be the rocks of the show, but Gary and Maggie are the heart. When things are rocky for them, everything just feels off.

Jack: I want Katherine to come back and deal with things. What happened to the Katherine who became one of my favorite characters last season?

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I also agree Delilah should face some consequences, and I'm hoping that her kids find out the truth soon. Speaking of which, I want to see more of Danny and his pre-teen romance!

Finally, I'm excited to see how things develop with Rome and Gina now that they're not on the same page about babymaking (or not) and more of Maggie and Gary adjusting to post-cancer life.

Do you agree with our panelists? Hit the comments below with your responses. 

A Million Little Things returns Thursdays on ABC. 

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A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Eddie: What is it?
Katherine: You don't know? Delilah is in labor.
Eddie: Tell me what you want me to do. I will do whatever you want me to do!
Katherine: I don't know what I want you to do. I know what you need to do! You need to get to that hospital and be there for that baby the way that you weren't there for Theo.
Eddie: Katie.
Katherine: Don't. Just go.
Eddie: I'm sorry

Katherine: What's going on? What is it?
Eddie: I want to come home. There's nothing I want more. But I promised you no more lies, so there's something I need to tell you. It's not Jon's baby. And I didn't day anything to you because she and I agree that it needs to he Jon's, and I couldn't lie to you. I couldn't ask you to take me back and lie to you.