At the rink, Gary and Rome are getting into their skates when Eddie shows up, having taken the bus to get there. Gary is mega pissed. He tells Eddie to check is email; he’s sent him the video of the guys at the Bruins game when Jon makes the comment that “wives are off limit.” Nonetheless, Eddie gets on the ice with the other guys, so Gary starts beating him up. Rome starts to break it up and gets into a fight with other players. Eddie tries to apologize to the guys, he knows he broke guy code, but tells them he and D fought it every single day until they fell in love. He explains that they were going to tell everybody, but then Jon died. He can’t help but think Jon already knew and maybe that’s why he did it. Gary says he hopes that’s why because at least then he’d know the reason. Somehow the guys go on to play four-on-four even though they’re only three without Jon.
The game tied and the next goal wins. The bros get all gooey-eyed looking at the stands where Jon sat with them just a couple of weeks before. “Let’s thank him for your birthday present,” says Rome. They really mean business now. Eddie sets up Gary for the winning shot and all is forgiven? The power of hockey, man! Not so fast. Gary is not about to forget what Eddie has done that quickly. He tells them this is real life, not a movie and nothing is healed between them just because they beat the other guys. What he did is unforgivable. Luckily, Rome is a little more understanding and tells Eddie that people have affairs all the time, and people find out about them, but they don’t kill themselves. Even if it was part of it, it wasn’t the whole thing. It’s more than one thing; it’s (WAIT FOR IT) a million little things.
While the guys are bonding or not bonding, Katherine drives over to Delilah’s place, where she flashes back to showing up there one day and seeing her husband’s car parked outside. She’s now realizing D and Eddie’s “he’s here to teach Sophie guitar” excuse was probably bullsh–. She’s still outside D’s house when Delilah gets home. Delilah apologizes to Katherine, explaining she was in a bad place in her marriage and in her life but shouldn’t have complicated things. She knows she’s hurt everyone. In turn, Katherine explains that she felt so alone when she found out about the affair and wanted to call the one person who understood her and why she works so hard and isn’t always home, but that person was Jon. She delivers a little speech about working hard, not because she wants to, but because she’s making a sacrifice for her family and Jon understood that. She came to Delilah to yell at her but can’t, because she realizes D’s already paid the ultimate price. Damn.
When Eddie gets home, he tells Katherine that it’s over between him and Delilah and he’ll do whatever she wants. Katherine asks her husband if he loves D. His hesitation is enough to answer his question and she slaps him across the face. Later, Eddie calls Jon’s phone just wanting to hear his friend’s voice. Delilah picks up, so he tells her about the voicemail and how Jon said to “love each other” — which doesn’t necessarily mean he knew since he could’ve been talking about all of them loving one another.
Elsewhere, Maggie goes to see Gary to cheer him up, but he’s annoyed she hasn’t told him anything about her. She’s all, this is just supposed to be fun. But he tells her right now it’s not. Maggie goes home and unpacks.
And Gary goes to see Delilah to ask why Jon wasn’t enough for her when he was enough for him. She explains he was there for everybody, he was everything to everyone, and she got forgotten. Gary goes off topic, saying he really hates his birthday. He didn’t use to, he even remembers a party he had as a kid with a magician when he was seven that he enjoyed, until his parents got into a huge fight and all the kids overheard. That was the day he knew his parents’ marriage was over, and when he blew out his candles, he didn’t wish for them to be together, just for them to be happy. He promised himself at that moment he’d never get married, but then Delilah and Jon made him believe in it all over again. Delilah tells Gary that they were that amazing couple and then they weren’t, but it doesn’t mean he shouldn’t try and have that for himself. She says if she could fall in love with Jon all over again, she would. Then she takes him inside to show him a cake Jon had delivered assuming the guys would end the night there. While a female rendition of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (a little too close to home, no?) plays, Gary blows out the candles wishing for the same thing he’s been wishing for since he was seven: happiness.
Doesn’t seem like something we’re going to see much of on this show, but I’ve been wrong before! Let’s find out next week.