'A Million Little Things' Episode 13: Rome and Regina finally find their birth mother
Rome had always wanted to be a father. He strongly believes being a parent is what will give him a purpose in life
This story contains major spoilers for Season 2 Episode 13 of 'A Million Little Things' titled 'Daisy'
Rome Howard (Romany Malco) has waited a long time for this. Even more than his wife Regina (Christina Moses), who at first was completely against the idea of children, but changed her mind after she realized how good a father Rome could be.
Rome had always wanted to be a father. He strongly believes being a parent is what will give him a purpose in life. Especially after fighting depression - a battle that continues - Rome feels that his life will have more meaning if he can bring another life in this world and treat it just right. So at first, he tries convincing Regina to have a baby with him. But Regina's own past forbids any will to have children. Just before the show went on a break, however, Regina changed her mind after witnessing Rome save PJ's (Chandler Riggs) life.
As they begin their adoption process, they are faced with several challenges. From filing paperwork and making a video that Rome wishes to be just perfect to the excruciating wait on a birth mother to pick them, it is definitely not the easiest thing for either of them. But in Episode 13, the couple gets a call from a potential birth mother, Eve (Ebboney Wilson).
Their first meeting goes just fine, even better if anything. But it soon goes awry as Regina pulls out an entire binder seeking information about the baby's father. Eve is visibly disturbed at this demand and withholds information. This leads Regina to doubt her and wanting to back out from adopting from her - if the father is not kept in the loop during the process, he could show up in the future demanding custody.
But Rome is adamant - what are the chances that a different birth mother will choose them, what if they have to wait for a long time before they ever hear from anyone? So they meet Eve once again, who confesses that the reason the father is not involved is that she is escaping an abusive relationship. Hoping that the Howards will empathize with her situation, she chose them. And empathize they do, as it is revealed by the end of the episode that they are going ahead with the adoption with Eve.
We only hope that the real father won't make an appearance going forward.
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 10/ 9'c on ABC.