We pick up episode two of A Million Little Things right where we left off last episode: Gary has arrived at Maggie’s place, beers in hand, for a casual hookup. He’s surprised by the disarray of her apartment, but she explains she’s just moved here from Chicago — what d’you bet she ran away from a whole life back there? Gary promptly leaves after they do their thang, but not before Maggie almost mishears his “love that” for a “love you.”
Over at Eddie’s place, he’s putting his son to bed when the kid asks his dad where his necklace is. Eddie flashes back to an amorous meeting in the backseat of Delilah’s Lexus when he last had it. In her own home, Delilah finds said necklace in her late husband’s drawer. Did Jon know about the affair all along, and did he tell Eddie just that in the voicemail he left him right before his death? Guess we’ll find out eventually, but not right now because Eddie is lying to his friends about the existence of any message.
At Gina and Rome’s, Gina wakes up to a note from her husband saying he couldn’t sleep and has gone for a walk. That stroll takes him to Jon’s office to inspect the scene of his death a little further. He fantasizes about ducking under the police tape and climbing onto the glass railing just like Jon did, but snaps himself out of it before he leaps over in his mind.
Later, everyone converges at Delilah’s mansion. Gina and Rome bring bagels, Gary brings paper towels (which he proceeds to make “jokes” about for the duration of the meal), Eddie brings a whole lot of guilt for Delilah to deal with as she agonizes over Jon possibly knowing about their affair. She tells Eddie Jon had found his necklace so probably knew, but Eddie doesn’t agree. Just then, Jon’s assistant Ashley shows up with two cups of coffee; her regular barista assumed, as always, she needed one for her boss too.
At brunch, Gary encourages Rome to get help for his depression, bonds with Jon’s son about his class crush (who he suspects is a boy), and is either uncomfortable or thrilled that Delilah has also invited her brand new BFF Maggie to hang with the gang too. Meanwhile, Jon and Delilah’s daughter Sophie is upset about the upcoming father-daughter dance recital at her school. The guys think they should distract her somehow and come up with the particularly un-catchy “Band of Dads” title for their new joint efforts to father Jon’s kids. Delilah tells her daughter she doesn’t have to do the recital, but she is fixated on her dad’s slogan “Dixons don’t quit” and just wants to be treated normally. Her little brother offers to dance with her instead, but she needs someone a little taller who can lift her, so Rome offers his renowned skills. However, it’s Eddie that Sophie wants to perform with her. He’s all hesitant, what with the guilt of potentially driving her dad to his death, and Delilah agrees Eddie can’t do the dance with Sophie, but neither of them can think of an excuse to get him out of it. Looks like Eddies has some choreo to master.
Since she’s at the house, Ashley decides to work from Jon’s home office. In her boss’ study, Ashley is looking through the folder Jon left on the balcony after he jumped. It has Delilah’s name on it, but for whatever reason, she’s keeping it to herself. The part of Jon’s letter we glimpse, reads “there’s an envelope behind the painting” and also “Ashley had no idea I was going to do this.” Ashley retrieves the envelope, which reads “Rutledge,” and opens it. Inside is a dossier with Orchard Circle Life Insurance on the front and has Eddie, Rome, Gary and Barbara Morgan listed as his primary beneficiaries. WHO IS BARBARA MORGAN WE ALL YELL IN UNISON? Ashley wonders too because she types the name into Google, but it garners no results. Maybe we’ll find out before the season finale. (Recap continues on page 2.)