Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Million Little Things - Band of Dads

The show's second episode continues to focus on the group grieving over the loss of John (Ron Livingston) and Gary (James Roday), Rome (Romany Malco), Eddie (David Giuntoli) stepping in to pick up the slack. While most of the story features the teenage daughter (Lizzy Greene) struggling to deal with the loss and the fact that John has appeared to leave a safety net for everyone else except her on he eve of a daddy-daughter dance, the episode has a couple of more subtle moments between Gary and John's son (Tristan Byon) who is afraid he knows why his father committed suicide. It's in these moments that the show continues to shine the brightest. The episode also continues to focus on how little the group knows about Maggie Allison Miller) who appears to have been permanently adopted at this point and Rome continuing to struggle with John's death and his own suicide attempt.

In terms of the larger unasnswered question of why, we do see more of John's secretary Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) whose actions apparently were at John's request in order to protect his family. As for Eddie and Sopie (Lizzy Greene) they continue to act awkwardly around one another, and a discovery by John's wife (along with a short message left on Eddie's phone) reveals that he did know about the two but the affair was not the cause of his death. How long will it take before Eddie comes clean with his friends, and what repercussions might reverberate through the group?

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