'A Million Little Things' Season 2 Episode 13: Sophie knows the truth about parents' marriage and fans are glad
So far, Sophie had been thinking her mother messed up a perfect marriage but she didn't know that Jon contributed to the mess too
Contains spoilers for Season 2 Episode 13 — 'Daisy'
It looks like Delilah and Sophie Dixon (Stephanie Szostak and Lizzy Greene) have finally been reunited after spending the last few episodes in turmoil. Now, along with Sophie, many fans are no longer considering Delilah to be the devil reincarnated.
"My unpopular take: Delilah made a mistake. A really bad one, super messed up for sure. But nothing happens in a vacuum. There is a larger story to be told. It doesn't justify her actions but she's not the devil, she's a human (imperfect). I feel like people see her as irredeemable and I don’t quite get it," a fan added their two cents.
To those who think the show justified cheating, others suggest a change in perspective. "Maybe you need to not look at her as a villain for a minute," retorted a fan. "I hope Sophie understands her mom a little bit more now after this conversation with her grandfather," noted a fan.
So far, Sophie had been thinking her mother messed up a perfect marriage. What she did not know was how much Jon Dixon contributed to the failure of their marriage.
"Until now she thought her father was a saint, but she didn’t know they had many issues in the marriage. It was good for her to learn that her father also contributed for a troubled marriage (sic)," noted a fan.
"Everybody knew she was unhappy, but not the kids. It's good to show that John was not perfect just because he is dead. Is not justify, it’s showing all the sides. Looks like John is a saint just because he is dead," wrote another fan.
What brought the mother-daughter duo together was a particular conversation Sophie has with her grandfather Lenny (Paul Guilfoyle) in the car after she finds him. Suffering from dementia, Lenny confuses Sophie for Delilah and discusses her unhappy, unfulfilling marriage with Jon (Ron Livingston). There are many who might say that the scene feels out of place, but many fans loved their interaction.
"Great writing and acting - Sophie needed to hear that!!" tweeted a fan. The show's treatment of Alzheimer's was also appreciated by fans.
"Loved the scene. Very impactful, especially since I'm experiencing this with my mom. Thank you for shedding light on dementia. It's still so new to me and I so much more to learn about the disease even though we got her diagnosis 1 year ago," tweeted a fan.