'A Million Little Things' Episode 13: Katherine believes she has wronged Theo by teaching him her ways
Katherine convinces him to make it to the session by telling him that she needs to talk to the doctor about workplace issues and would really appreciate his presence
Spoiler alert for 'A Million Little Things' Season 2 Episode 13 'Daisy'
At first, Theo Saville (Tristan Byon) is unwilling to go to therapy. His parents, Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Katherine (Grace Park), prepare his favorite breakfast of chocolate chip waffles, hoping that it will get him in the spirit. But when he turns up at the dinner table, he drops the bomb that he will simply not be going for his session.
Why talk about your problems when there is rarely any way out of them? And how can a therapist help if the problems persist? Why would you express how you feel when you know that it could cause inconvenience to those around you who already have their own issues to deal with? Won't you feel like you are adding to their burden? What if when you express your thoughts and feelings, only to have them think you're being difficult? Isn't it better to simply avoid expressing your concerns, suppressing them to the point that you don't need to express them at all?
All of this is going on in his mind. Katherine convinces him to make it to the session by telling him that she needs to talk to the doctor about workplace issues and would really appreciate his presence. She opens up about her issues in order to get Theo to talking. But when she discusses her promotion at work and how she avoided talking to management about her rightful chance because they would think she is being difficult, Theo blurts out that he knows exactly what she means.
This gets Theo to open up about his feelings. There has been a lot of sudden change in his life and as a young child of barely 10 years, he has been finding it immensely difficult to cope with it. At the same time, Theo understands that his parents' marriage had been through a rough patch, which was why he felt like he couldn't talk to them lest he burdens them with his issues.
Somewhere, Katherine feels that the values she has taught Theo aren't all that good — that they are more prone to mentally hamper him that benefit him. And so she blames herself for his sadness.
Feeling completely out of control, Theo is grappling to keep it together. After his therapist's suggestion, Eddie and Katherine engage him in a situation where he is losing control but it is not the end of the world. By the end of it, Theo is on board visiting the therapist.
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 10/ 9c on ABC.