'A Million Little Things' Season 2 Episode 7: Fans slam Delilah for 'playing the victim widow card' and being a terrible mother
Delilah justifies herself by saying that she is scared the truth will break her family apart, without even thinking once about how this decision is affecting the lives of those around her
Spoilers for Season 2 Episode 7 'Ten Years' of 'A Million Little Things'
In Episode 7 of 'A Million Little Things', Katherine (Grace Park), Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) find themselves at crossroads. They must make some really important decisions together that could dictate the lives of their children.
Katherine continues pressing Delilah about telling the kids the truth about Charlie's real parents — Delilah and Eddie. Katherine strongly believes that Charlie shouldn't grow up thinking that her father is dead.
She also believes that it will be doing right by every character involved in this dilemma to come clean. However, Delilah doesn't want the secret to be out. She wants to continue pretending that everything is fine and that she has done nothing wrong.
She explains that she is scared the truth will break her family apart, not once thinking about how this decision is affecting the lives of those around her.
Meanwhile, disappointments among fans over her character have reached new heights. "Delilah sucks beyond her usual sucking tonight. Oh my God," said a fan. "Delilah just doesn't want her kids to know what a shit human she is. I'm with Katherine on this 100 percent," said another.
Many found it infuriating that back in Season 1 when Jon (Ron Livingston) was still alive, she was going to leave him for Eddie — the two of them were planning on leaving their respective spouses.
Her hypocrisy is beginning to become a huge turn off for existing fans. "Delilah and Eddie were planning on leaving their spouses so the truth would’ve been out anyway but now that it's not as appealing to Delilah, everybody has to live a lie. I think the f**k not."
"I see Delilah is already playing up the victim role. I wouldn't feel comfortable around someone who lies so much with no consideration for those around her...like is that not telling about her character and moral," pointed out another.
At the same time, there were those who questioned the onus of cheating falling solely on Delilah. But that is untrue. Eddie has paid a lot more heavily than Delilah after the news of their affair broke out while Delilah was affected in no way.
"Eddie has been taking heat for cheating since the affair was revealed. Meanwhile, Delilah has been playing the victim widow card and has gotten away with way too much," noted a fan.
The fan continued, "If it were for her she would lie to her children the rest of their lives as long as it meant she was seen as the victim and not the selfish piece of shit she is. She isn't hiding the truth to protect her children, she is doing so to protect herself. I hope Katherine drags her through the mud."
Even in 'Ten Years' Delilah plays the victim card. She says, not once but multiple times, that she has lost her husband and that the responsibility of protecting the family now falls on her. But it all reeks of hypocrisy. The only way for the character to redeem herself in front of a pissed-off audience is to come clean with the truth.
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.