A hiatus does the body good.
The series returned and A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 11 wasted no time jumping back into all of the mystery and intrigue that has people hooked.
That is where the series is at its strongest, and while Maggie's cancer battle was still featured prominently, and Eddie and Delilah still had a couple of moments, the midseason premiere was one of the more well-balanced of the series. All of the characters were featured, including the children.
Here's the thing, it's going to be frustrating if the series goes out of the way to portray Jon as troubled to prop up Delilah. Gary is probably the only person in the universe who thought Jon was a saint. Jon being an imperfect person isn't the issue; the way it could be used to absolve Delilah is where it gets irksome.
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Even Delilah's angry rant to Gary about how she felt guilty (but did she ever?) about cheating on Jon and thought her secret was to blame for his death, but it was his financial issues that were likely to blame felt like a desperate attempt to shift the focus.
She eagerly jumped on that, and maybe it wouldn't have been annoying if she at any point came across contrite, but I digress.
Gary: There's gotta be an explanation, right? This doesn't make any sense.
Delilah: Yeah? It makes perfect sense, 'cause this whole time I've been trying to figure out why he did this thinking that I killed my husband! That my secret is the reason that he did this, when all along, it was him. He lied, Gary! He lied to me, to all of us. And he couldn't live with himself, so he just left us with nothing. Not even a note!
Gary: I refuse to believe that. The Jon that I knew -- the Jon that we all knew --
Delilah: Will you stop defending him! Stop defending him. Ever since you met him on that elevator you've put him on a pedestal. Guess what? That Jon Dixon he doesn't exist!
Gary: Come on, that man had a plan for everything.
Permalink: Will you stop defending him! Stop defending him. Added: January 16, 2019 Unfortunately, as a Delilah loather, I'm going to have to make peace with her presence and appreciate the series' attempt at making her at the very least tolerable even if the methods for doing so are troublesome.
But for the record, the peak "poor Delilah" moment of the hour was when she had to call their entire group to Katherine's office to be moral support when Katherine gave her the news. Jeebus, this woman.
Also, it's still both smart and ballsy AF to go to Katherine for all of this help. If this is how she approached Katherine when she needed favors, I can understand why Katherine was misled to believe that they were friends.
Oh, and spouse or not, it's common sense to at least peruse the documents you sign before you sign them. And if Sophie can be mad at Jon who she idolized, t..