Table of Contents
- So, when will A Million Little Things season 2 return?
- When Does ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 2 Return? It Has A New Time Slot
- ‘A Million Little Things’ Winter Premiere Promo: Who Is Arrested? (VIDEO)
- ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 2 Will Return In A New Time Slot For 2020
- When does A Million Little Things season 2 premiere?
- Who is in the A Million Little Things cast for the second season?
- A Million Little Things season 1 recap
- What will happen in the A Million Little Things season 2 and are there any spoilers?
- Where to watch and stream A Million Little Things on TV and online?
- The A Million Little Things season 2 fall finale aired on ABC on November 21.
- Now, the show is on its winter hiatus, and there will be no new episode of A Million Little Things until 2020.
- Because of this, fans are wondering: When will A Million Little Things return?
Just as the drama of A Million Little Things was really starting to heat up, the first half of season 2 came to a close with an emotionally charged fall finale on November 21. PJ struggled with the revelation that Jon was not actually his father, Sophie and Danny finally learned that their sister Charlotte is actually Eddie’s baby, and — after weeks of turmoil in their relationship — Gary and Maggie broke up.
Unfortunately now that viewers are dying to know what happens next, A Million Little Things season 2 is officially on its winter hiatus — which means there will be no new episodes of the show until after the holidays. And knowing this, fans on Twitter have been pretty devastated:
I have to wait a whole 2 months for A Million Little things to come back on!??? I’m PISSED
— GenBoyd (@genboyd3) November 22, 2019
“That was the BEST episode of A Million Little Things to date. I’m emotionally destroyed and cannot wait until January,” another fan wrote after the fall finale. “December is going to be a long month,” tweeted a third.
So, when will A Million Little Things season 2 return?
According to the preview clip that followed the show’s fall finale, A Million Little Things season 2 will return to ABC on Thursday, January 23. What’s perhaps most important for fans to note, however: When the show does finally return, it will change time slots to 10 p.m. on Thursdays.
The emotional rollercoaster that is #AMillionLittleThings returns Thursday, Jan 23 at 10|9c on ABC! pic.twitter.com/yNUZ9nebYK
— A Million Little Things (@AMillionABC) November 22, 2019
According to Deadline, the reason for the later airtime is that Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 is also premiering its third season that night, and it will be taking over the Grey’s 8 p.m. time slot and thus pushing back both the beloved medical drama and A Million Little Things by an hour.
Long story short: You’ll have to stay up a little later to watch the AMLT drama unfold in realtime when the show returns in the new year. (But it’s worth it to find out if Gary and Maggie will ever get back together, right?!)
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When Does ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 2 Return? It Has A New Time Slot
Midseason breaks are, as a general rule, no fun. Just as a season is getting really good, the network decides to give the show a multi-week hiatus, leaving viewers on their edge of their seats and wanting more. Luckily fans won’t have to wait too long to find out what’s next on A Million Little Things, since Season 2 will return in January. However, there’s going to be one major change fans will have to get used to.
According to the show’s Season 2, Episode 10 promo, A Million Little Things will have its mid-season premiere on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on ABC. But while the series has the whole “same place” thing down, it won’t be airing at the same time it has in the past. Instead of its usual 9 p.m. ET time slot, the show is getting bumped to air at 10 p.m. ET. This is because the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 is returning to the network, and the firefighter show will now take the 8 p.m. time slot, and Grey’s will follow at 9. In fact, Jan. 23 is going to be a pretty big night for ABC. In addition to A Million Little Things’ return, the network is also airing a special two-hour crossover event with Grey’s and Station 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
But A Million Little Things fans shouldn’t worry about their show getting overshadowed. According to the Episode 10 promo, there’s going to be plenty of drama going down with Gary, Delilah, and the rest of the Boston-based buds. See for yourself:
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Until then, though, fans will have to keep themselves occupied by thinking about all the loose ends the mid-season finale left them with. There’s Rome and Regina’s possible decision to adopt a baby together, Delilah’s troubles now that her older kids know the truth about who Charlie’s father is, and Eric’s extremely suspicious phone call that seemed to be about (the now-single) Maggie. Like I said, this two-month lull between episodes is kind of inconvenient for those who lose sleep over these types of cliffhangers (aka me), but it’s the price you have to pay for loving network television.
A Million Little Things Season 2 returns Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Maggie’s men are going at it!
This Thursday’s episode of A Million Little Things (ABC, 10/9c) will contain a confrontation between Dr. Bloom’s former boyfriend, Gary, and her complicated current crush, Eric. As you can see in the exclusive photos below, it’s not a friendly visit.
“I think Gary’s always had a Spidey sense that something isn’t quite right with Eric,” series star James Roday tells TVLine. “Even though he and Maggie are no longer together, he obviously still doesn’t want anything bad to happen to Maggie. He cares very deeply about her… He’s still being protective of her. Also: He doesn’t trust the dude.”
At the end of the winter premiere, viewers saw that Eric doesn’t have a scar on his chest, indicating that he wasn’t the recipient of Maggie’s brother’s heart like he’s led everyone to believe. But it’s unclear whether Gary is aware of that subterfuge in this scene.
Roday points out that it’s not like Gary is doing so well on his own, either, and investigating Eric provides a welcome distraction from his heartache. “There’s no better time to start poking around and spreading toxic masculinity all over an episode of television than when you’re hurting because of a break-up,” he jokes.
Peruse the photos from the episode, titled “We’re the Howards,” below. Then hit the comments: What do you think Eric’s real deal is?
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Upfronts Week 2019 is underway, and ABC is the third broadcast-TV network (following NBC and Fox) to announce its schedule for the fall TV season.
♦ Giving the ratings boost it enjoyed with its midseason move to Thursday nights, A Million Little Things will stay put in the #TGIT lineup for Season 2.
♦ The Rookie for Season 2 is moving from ABC’s famously challenging Tuesday time slot to… Sundays at 10/9c, where it will lead out of three hours of reality-TV.
♦ With Speechless silenced, American Housewife will join Fresh Off the Boat Starring Constance Wu on Friday nights.
♦ The black-ish prequel spinoff mixed-ish will be paired with its sire on Tuesdays, leading out of The Conners and a relocated Bless This Mess.
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ABC’s decision to move Grey’s Anatomy back an hour might be its undoing.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 11 had 5.55 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the demo.
This marks an all-time low in total viewers in the new slot. Grey’s dipped three-tenths week-to-week.
Station 19 Season 3 Episode 2, however, had 6.1 million viewers and a 1.0 rating. The earlier slot is helping the series.
Unfortunately, A Million Little Things returning to a later slot is bad news. The latest episode did 3.8 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating in the demo.
The show is a force in delayed viewing, but these numbers are concerning.
Did you follow Grey’s and AMLT to their new slots or are you catching up at other times?
Legacies Season 2 Episode 11 was up a tenth to 0.9 million viewers and a 0.3 rating.
Supernatural, which is now entering a six-week hiatus, signed off with 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating.
The final episodes will air Mondays beginning in March.
Are you annoyed about this delay between now and the final batch of episodes?
Over on NBC, The Good Place got a slight bump for its series finale, saying goodbye with 2.4 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating.
Superstore was steady with 2.8 million viewers and a 0.7 rating.
Law & Order: SVU was steady with 3.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating.
FOX’s Last Man Standing (3.9 million/0.7 rating) and Outmatched (2.3 million/0.6 rating) each lost a tenth.
But Deputy (3.3 million/0.6 rating) showed signs of life, inching up a tenth.
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‘A Million Little Things’ Winter Premiere Promo: Who Is Arrested? (VIDEO)
A Million Little Things is kicking off 2020 with more crazy moments.
To celebrate the new year, ABC released a preview of the new surprises to come. Not only will the group of friends (and their children) have to deal with the fallout of the fall finale surprises, but someone’s ending up in serious trouble when the series returns on January 23.
The drama ended 2019 with Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) agreeing with what Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Katherine (Grace Park) wanted: to come clean with the kids about Charlie’s paternity. Sophie (Lizzy Greene) did not react well. (Just ask Eddie’s guitars.)
Meanwhile, Gary (James Roday) and Maggie (Allison Miller) broke up, and it looks like his friends may be rallying around him in the promo. “You pushed her away,” Delilah says. Is there hope for Gary and Maggie?
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“The next episode picks up three months later, when the gang all knows, when Maggie is free to date Eric if she wants or free to pursue someone else and Gary’s free to date countless women in Boston, or maybe they find each other,” executive producer DJ Nash told TV Insider. “Where the friend group is is hopefully where our fan base is, which is understanding why they’re not together but hoping they get back together.”
But perhaps what we should be focusing on is Gary confronting Eric (Jason Ritter) about whatever he’s hiding — and whether their fight is what leads to someone being arrested. Watch the preview below to see what happens.
New year, new surprises. #AMillionLittleThings pic.twitter.com/HUlx6rR9fe
— A Million Little Things (@AMillionABC) December 31, 2019
In the fall finale, we saw Eric on the phone with someone and learned he, like the rest of the characters on this show, is hiding something. “Who he’s talking to and what he’s talking about come out in early episodes when we’re back,” Nash teased. “The big thing, whether it’s his feelings for Maggie or something else, reveals itself in our next episode.”
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SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about the fall finale of ABC’s A Million Little Things.
Even by A Million Little Things‘ standards of heart-wrenching drama, tonight’s Season 2 fall finale packed quite an emotional punch.
In it, PJ’s paternity drama came to a head, with him confronting his parents, Barbara and Mitch, over the DNA test results he had found that revealed Jon as his father. The test turned out to be bogus as it had used a hair from Jon’s sweater that had originally belonged to his late best friend (and PJ’s real father) Dave. But the identity crisis that the test results had thrown PJ into, coupled with the depression he had already been battling, pushed the boy over the edge, and in a scene reminiscent of Jon’s suicide in the AMLT pilot, PJ came close to jumping off a roof. He was talked out of it by Rome who put his own life on the line to save PJ’s. Moved by her husband’s courage, Regina changed her no-kids stance, telling a beaming Rome that she wants them to adopt.
Elsewhere, Maggie and Gary broke up after he almost proposed as the duo continued to struggle adjusting to being in a relationship without cancer, while Delilah finally agreed to recognize Eddie as Charlie’s father and tell her kids about the affair.
In the final minutes of the finale, Eric, the new character played by Jason Ritter, is seen helping Maggie pack boxes when he took a call, telling someone, “Buddy it’s not the time to tell her.” Delilah’s kids did not take the news of their mom’s infidelity well. As Eddie and Katherine, who had been firmly by her husband throughout the ordeal — and pushed him and Delilah to come clean — sat down their son Theo to tell him the truth, they were drawn to noise coming from Eddie’s music studio. There they found Delilah’s daughter Sophie smashing Eddie’s guitars. Visibly distraught, she confronted Eddie and Inadvertently broke the news to Theo.
In an interview with Deadline, AMLT creator/.executive producer DJ Nash talks about the key developments in tonight’s finale, the intense roof scene, the toll Charlie’s paternity revelation will have on Delilah and Eddie and Katherine’s kids, is it over for Maggie and Gary, who is “buddy” and what is Eric up to. Nash teases a new mystery in the second half of Season 2, a new job for Gary, the arrival of two key new characters, Rome and Regina’s road to adoption and whether there may be another death this season.
DEADLINE: Let’s start with Eric. Will he shake things up on the show, what is his secret, and who is Buddy?
NASH: Who’s Buddy? Yes, exactly. Buddy was a really deliberate choice on my part because I wanted to make sure that people stuck with that, and it seems to have worked because Buddy probably isn’t his girlfriend. In terms of will he shake things up, yes, and it will happen immediately. It happens in episode 10, as soon as we get back, and the story is the part of our mystery that we’re following in the second half of the season. Jason, I can’t imagine anyone else playing Eric because he brings an innocence and you give him inherently the benefit of the doubt. Yet, there’s obviously something going on, and as we discover what it is. It pushes the limits of what we’re willing to accept because he’s doing something and keeping it from Maggie, whom we love.
In terms of who he was talking to, you’ll discover that in the second part of the season, as well.
DEADLINE: You mentioned the innocence Jason Ritter brings to Eric. Was that a deliberate choice? Will Eric turn to be a villain?
NASH: I think nobody in this show is innocent and nobody in this show is guilty, so,, right now, that innocent face is guilty of something, and we will see what those things are.
DEADLINE: The final scene of the episode featured Eddie, Katherine and Theo finding Sophie as she was smashing Eddie’s guitars. Why did you decide to end Season 2A run with it?
NASH: Since the pilot, we have been wondering, would Delilah tell the kids. Now that the kids know, we see her reason for not wanting to tell the kids was, they lost their dad, she didn’t want them to lose their mom, too. Based on Sophie’s reaction and even the way Danny got up from that table, it appears as though they have lost their mom. And as that’s happening, we see Theo learn the truth in the worst way possible, so while many have called Katherine a saint, and I love that, Katherine was certainly a catalyst in all this. She pushed for Sophie, Danny, and Theo to know the truth, and it is having a very adverse effect on those kids. Now the three of them are going to have to do a major cleanup to what’s going on in their family.
DEADLINE: What is the fallout going to be on the kids and the adults in the group?
NASH: Certainly, it affects the kids the most because the other people in the group already knew, but for Sophie and Delilah, I think the moment she smashes that guitar is the moment she went from being an innocent little girl to being a young woman who is now faced with the realities of life. If you think about it, when her dad died, it was devastating to learn that her mom was having an affair, and the only comfort she took in the last year really was from her music. Now to discover that the person that her mom was having an affair with was the person who taught her to play guitar is heartbreaking.
DEADLINE: The two big paternity cases came to a head in the finale and both were resolved but not conclusively. Conceivably, there could’ve been a hair of Jon on that sweater, and Eddie never took a paternity test for Charlie. Should we consider both of those cases closed?
NASH: It depends on who you ask. If you ask the A Million Little Things fan group, no, everyone thinks that a vasectomy doesn’t stick, there’s a hundred different A Million Little theories, but for me, as the person who’s past right now with telling the story with the writers, yes. PJ is Dave’s son and Charlie is Eddie’s daughter. Jon did have a vasectomy. I’m happy to put those to rest.
DEADLINE: Maggie and Gary broke up but are they meant to be? Is Eric just a temporary distraction, and will they eventually reconcile?
NASH: I think the whole series looks at a couple fanatic things like timing and the sliding doors of life and the idea that everything happens for a reason. Gary, if he hadn’t had breast cancer, if he hadn’t been in that support group, he wouldn’t have met Maggie, so they both needed to go through breast cancer and some horrific things in their life in order to find each other.
The big question we are looking at in the second season is, what is their relationship without cancer. Obviously, they’re struggling because Maggie herself is struggling to figure out who she is without cancer, and Gary’s trying to figure out how he fits into her life without it. Last year, it was really simple, let’s save her life, let’s keep her alive, and now that she is alive, what is his role.
If you look at the sliding doors of life in this relationship, had she not applied to Oxford, she never would’ve been looking for her passport, if she hadn’t, she wouldn’t have found the ring, if the ring hadn’t come out, it wouldn’t have prompted a conversation and a reaction from Maggie that made Gary realize that he is more ready to say forever than she was. All of that is just really delicate and fragile, and now, what we’ll follow in the second half of the season is, as they fall out, do they seek love from other people, do they swallow their pride and come back to each other, what happens when the person you’re meant to be with, if something stands in the way of that, do you find a way to find each other or does life get in the way.?
DEADLINE Can you answer any of those questions?
NASH: No, I can’t, you know I can’t, Nellie, but we will follow all of it, and we will see them both struggle, and we’ll see the group — the group of friends represents us — knowing and feeling like, wait, you two are meant to be together, what are you doing, and so as that’s happening, it will put pressure on Maggie and Gary to examine their life and whether that life should include the other.
DEADLINE: When we spoke in the summer, you teased a death in Season 2. Rome’s mom just died in last week’s episode. Was that the death you were referring to or is there another one coming?
NASH: I will say that Rome’s mom died. Whether or not there’s another death, life happens, and so sometimes people die.
DEADLINE: Speaking of Rome, the scene with him and PJ on the roof, was it a visual throwback to the way Jon died but with a happy ending?
NASH: Yes. The experience of doing this show has just been so moving for me; I knew the stories and the themes of depression and suicide would resonate with people, I just didn’t anticipate how much I would, between some of the tweets I get and I did this walk a few weeks ago for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They asked me to emcee this walk, and it was just 1,000 people there, all of whom had either lost someone to suicide or contemplated suicide themselves. To be with people, a lot of whom have watched our show and identified with our show, it is really, really profound. So when we were telling this story, it was really important to me, like everything, to tell it authentically.
We had set up from the moment we met PJ, last season, that he was struggling with depression, and then, as we discovered that he might be Jon’s son and as he thought he was Jon’s son, we saw him identify very closely with someone whose depression was so intense that it caused him to take his own life.
So yes, the understanding and the mirroring of Jon’s journey with PJ’s was very deliberate. It was also really deliberate to have PJ serve as a cautionary tale for Delilah and Eddie because, as Barbara and Mitch were debating what to do with the truth of PJ’s paternity, we were seeing the fallout of that scene by Delilah, and so you know PJ being on the roof, the whole sequence of that scene, it was essential that Delilah be present for it to have that be the catalyst that makes her come clean with the kids.
The stuff on the roof, I always vet it, and we try to talk about it and make sure we’re handling it very, very sensitively. There’s a warning at the top of the show, at the end of the show, I purposely came in short on time so I had time for the 30 second PSA. And probably most importantly, from the moment he steps on the roof to the moment the situation is resolved, we don’t break for commercial. You could have him step on the roof or step on that ledge and then break to commercial, but I would never do that suicide depiction on TV, so in telling that story, I wanted our fans, who have identified with our stories to see that, yes, sometimes people think about things, but it doesn’t mean you have to do it, you can step down off the roof.
DEADLINE: Speaking of Rome, as Regina changed her mind about kids, will we follow their adoption story in the second half of the season?
NASH: Yes, we will, and it picks up right away. We jumped three months ahead, so we’ll see them down the road in the adoption story. We’ll see the challenges that they face not only in trying to adopt, which is clear, but also for Rome and his relationship with his father and the loss of his mother, and for Regina with her very complicated history with her mother. When you go and make the decision to have kids, you are often examining how you want to be like your parents and how you want to be different than them, so that’s a very big part of our show in the second half of the year, and there’s a lot of challenges that the two of them will face, but they will face it like they always have, which is together.
DEADLINE: What else can you tease about the rest of season two?
NASH: There’s a journey that the children all go on individually as they deal with the fallout of learning the truth, and we will see how the friend group supports the children through this. Sometimes, it’s their own children, sometimes it’s someone else’s kid that you’re helping out because that child will hear you better than their own parent.
We’re certainly following Rome and Regina and their plans for adoption and their attempt for adoption. We’re following Gary and Maggie and the fallout of their relationship. Right in the middle of the fight with Gary, Maggie mentions Gary’s mom, which has obviously been a subject that we’ve touched on a few times in the first season and a few times this season, Gary’ will finally reach out to his mother and find her.
We will be looking at another mystery that presents itself in the second half of the year. We will also be meeting Eddie’s sister, who we talked about Eddie’s sister will be entering the scene, and we will see Eddie start a new phase of his music career. We will see Gary get a job again. We will see Maggie, now that she has ended her relationship with Gary, go on that journey to find herself that she promised herself she would do.
DEADLINE: Does the new phase of Eddie’s music career involve a different instrument because he ran out of guitars?
NASH: That’s amazing. No, one of the things that Sophie has to do is pay back those guitars, we will see her do that.
DEADLINE: You mentioned a new mystery. Anything you can tell us about it, like what or who it involves?
NASH: It actually plays out at the end of the season, and I think probably as we gear up towards the end, I’ll talk about it more. The first half has to do with Eric and what’s going on there, and then we transition to a mystery that will take us into season three.
DEADLINE: You mentioned Eddie’s sister and Gary’s mom, have you cast those roles?
NASH: Yes, and they’re phenomenal. I’m not supposed to say who they are yet, we’re going to release that pretty soon, but the mom was a huge get. I’m really thrilled that worked out.
‘A Million Little Things’ Season 2 Will Return In A New Time Slot For 2020
The A Million Little Things Season 2 midseason finale is going to send shockwaves through all of the show’s plot lines and character arcs. But none of the impending cliffhangers will be resolved until this winter, because A Million Little Things Season 2 won’t return until January. Like with most network shows, it’s taking a hiatus for the holiday season, and the rest of the episodes will resume this winter. Last year, the show came back on Jan. 17, but, this year, it’s coming back a little later.
According to TV Line, A Million Little Things will return in a new time slot on Jan. 23, 2020. It’s now airing at 10 p.m. ET after both Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy. It will remain at 10 p.m. for the remainder of Season 2. Per IMDB, the next episode is reportedly called “The Kiss,” which could mean a lot of different things depending on which two characters are kissing. Rome and Regina? NBD. Eddie and Delilah? Huge deal. Perhaps it’s an episode where Sophie and PJ discuss that awkward almost-kiss in her car.
A trailer for the midseason finale revealed that it will feature PJ confronting Mitch about who his real dad is, Delilah telling her children about Charlie’s real dad, and Maggie finding an engagement ring at Gary’s house. The fallout from all of that will likely bleed through to the winter premiere.
Show creator DJ Nash said on Nov. 19 that he was already editing the 12th episode of the season. When the show returns, there will be 10 more episodes for a total order of 19. According to TV Line, ABC wanted 22, but Nash felt that less would be more.
“I feel like the compliment our show gets that means the most to me is that it’s authentic,” Nash said. “And yet the thing I love most about our show is flipping cards. For instance, you think Katherine is horrible and she ends up being someone you love … I don’t want to flip cards so much that it feels inauthentic.” For Nash, 18 episodes felt authentic for Season 2’s storyline, but he compromised with ABC and went with 19. That means we’re really less than halfway through the story this season, which is wild because so much has already happened.
The MLT fun isn’t stopping any time soon with 10 more planned episodes for this season. Plus, Nash said he’s going to start a podcast about the show as soon as he finishes all the second season scripts. That would be a great thing to have for a summer hiatus between Season 2 and a possible Season 3. Fans just love these characters so much they don’t want them to go anywhere. Unfortunately, the group will be MIA for a few weeks, and the midseason finale promises that a million little cliffhangers will need to be resolved when it returns. Jan. 23 can’t come fast enough.
While there are probably a million things you could be doing tonight, one of them should be tuning into ABC’s A Million Little Things. The series that centers around a group of friends from Boston returns for its second season Sept. 26. Since it first premiered last year, viewers have been captivated by the show’s all-too relatable storyline that tackles a range of topics from friendship and mental illness to suicide, cancer and relationships. While the drama is an emotional rollercoaster (This Is Us fans, you can’t miss this show), there are plenty of secrets that will draw mystery lovers in. So we have one question, are you in?
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of A Million Little Things season 2:
When does A Million Little Things season 2 premiere?
The second season airs Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.
Who is in the A Million Little Things cast for the second season?
The ABC series stars David Giuntoli (Eddie Saville), Romany Malco (Rome Howard), Allison Miller (Maggie Bloom), Christina Moses (Regina Howard), Grace Park (Katherine Saville), James Roday (Gary Mendez), Stephanie Szostak (Delilah Dixon), Tristan Byon (Theo Saville), Lizzy Greene (Sophie Dixon) and Chance Hurstfield (Danny Dixon). Ron Livingston plays Jon Dixon, who killed himself in season 1, but is often featured in flashbacks. The Sopranos’ alum Drea de Matteo guest stars as the mysterious Barbara Morgan. The premiere will include appearances by Rhys Cairo (Mitch), Chandler Riggs (PJ), Donna Benedicto (Kendra), Alanna Ubach (Dawn) and June Kyoto Lu (Joo Hee). Jason Ritter will also appear on the new season, although his character’s identity is unknown.
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A Million Little Things season 1 recap
We could say a million things, but that might be an exaggeration…or is it? In the pilot, family man Jon jumps to his death. His close friends are left dumfounded as to why the man who seemed perfect on paper did so. Jon’s family and friends are left picking up the pieces after his death and trying to solve the mystery of the man they thought they knew. Here are some highlights to refresh your memory before tuning in to the new season:
The dad of two jumped off a balcony at work. Later in the season, it’s revealed that Jon suffered from survivor’s guilt. He was supposed to board Flight 11 to Los Angeles with his friend Dave from Boston’s Logan Airport on September 11, 2001. The plane ended up being one of the aircrafts used in the terrorist attack. Dave, who was killed in the attack, had fathered a child with Barbara Morgan. After Dave’s death, Barbara moves on with a firefighter named Mitch, who will raise her baby as his own. It’s later revealed that Dave’s son is now a teenager named PJ…but we’ll circle back to that later. Jon expresses his anger to Barbara months later at the airport, where they met to mark Dave’s birthday. In a video he recorded prior to his suicide, Jon reveals: “That day at the airport when you told me to find something to live for, I did”…his future wife Delilah, who he met at the airport bar. For 17 years, he never told his wife his secret, but she finds out after watching the video with Barbara.
After her husband’s suicide, Delilah is now a single mother to daughter Sophie and young son Danny, who comes out at gay. Although her marriage to Jon might have looked perfect, it was far from it. Viewers learn that Delilah engaged in an affair with one of Jon’s best friends, Eddie, which Jon seemed to know about. In season one, Delilah is surprised to learn that she is pregnant with Eddie’s baby. While she thought about terminating the pregnancy, she doesn’t. However, to protect her and Eddie’s families, the pair agree to say the baby’s father is Jon. The finale ends with Delilah preparing to give birth to her baby after her water breaks.
Eddie, a recovering alcoholic and musician, cheated on his wife Katherine with his best friend’s wife, Delilah. Katherine and Eddie, who share a son named Theo, end up splitting. Jon called Eddie prior to his death, while he was in bed with Delilah. Eddie ignored the call, but later heard Jon’s voicemail, which said to “love each other.” Just when it seems Eddie and Katherine are on the verge of reconciling post-affair, Eddie appears to tell Katherine the paternity of Delilah’s unborn child. So…the status of that relationship is still to be determined.
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Rome and Regina
Rome is one of Jon’s best friends. The same day Jon took his life, Rome attempted to take his own with pills. Amidst his own attempted suicide, Rome receives a call about Jon’s death prompting him to spit out the pills from his mouth. Rome ends up going on anti-depressants to cope with his depression, and quits the job he hates to pursue his dream of making a movie. Regina, who is revealed to be a victim of childhood sexual abuse, opened up a restaurant with close friend Delilah—one of Jon’s final real estate negotiations was for a restaurant space for Regina. Rome and Regina disagree on their future as parents. Rome wants kids, while Regina doesn’t.
Gary Mendez and Maggie Bloom
Gary, yet another of Jon’s best friends, meets Maggie in the show’s pilot episode at a breast cancer survivors group meeting. Maggie ends up accompanying Gary, who is in remission, to Jon’s funeral and she quickly becomes a part of the close-knit circle of friends. It’s later revealed that Maggie’s cancer has returned and she does not want to seek treatment. However, she ultimately decides to go through with it. After her surgery, Gary asks Maggie to move in with him. Maggie answers with a Post-it that reads: “I’m in.” In the finale, they visit the doctor, where Maggie is told that she is in remission. Yay!
PJ is the son of Jon’s old college roommate Dave and Barbara Morgan. He learns who his father really is from Jon’s video. During season one, PJ ends up befriending Rome at a hospital after reading his screenplay in the waiting room while Maggie is in surgery. Rome and PJ bond over their shared experience with depression. Riggs, who plays PJ, previously told TVLine that his character “wasn’t at the hospital on accident.”
What will happen in the A Million Little Things season 2 and are there any spoilers?
“Last year, there was a lot in the dark,” Malco told TV Insider. “This year, a lot’s out in the open.” That’s a relief! Now that Jon’s story has been told, the aftermath of Jon being gone will still be felt in the second season, according to creator DJ Nash, who spoke with Entertainment Weekly. “As our friends pursue their lives, they realize that the loss is still profound and will always be a part of the fabric of their lives,” he said. “We don’t see Ron Livingston as much as we did in season one, but Jon will be back and he will be impacting their determination to finally live life on their terms.”
Season two will introduce a new mysterious figure, played by Ritter, “coming into the world and threatening to shake everything up.” Nash explained. “It’s a character that comes up based on stuff from the first season. Throughout the first half of the season, we follow the question: Who is this person? And then once it’s known who they are, their potential to shake up the world comes.”
As for our favorite group of Boston friends? Nash revealed that the “truth” of Delilah’s baby threatens everything Eddie and Katherine have. Delilah is determined to keep the paternity of her newborn baby a secret because she believes that is best for Sophie and Danny. Meanwhile, Rome and Regina were left in an “impossible situation.” It remains to be seen if Regina will change her mind about having kids and “resent Rome for the changes that happened in their life” or if Rome will have to keep his promise not have kids and “possibly resent” Regina for that. Another couple trying to figure things out this season will be Gary and Maggie. “I think we will see them struggle to figure out their dynamic, a dynamic that’s never existed before—a life without cancer,” Nash shared.
201: “Coming Home”
Eddie reveals to Katherine that he is the father of Delilah’s baby. Katherine ends up leaving without telling anyone where she is going. The gang knows the secret of Charlie’s paternity. Gary admits he’s known since he drove Jon to get a vasectomy years before. Rome and Regina still can’t see eye to eye on having a baby of their own. With Maggie cancer-free, her and Gary struggle with living together, especially after Gary throws away her meds.
202: “Grand Canyon”
With Katherine M.I.A., Eddie tells Theo that his mom is working in the Grand Canyon. Maggie’s own mom Patricia comes into town after splitting from her husband. Maggie discovers that her mom is meeting a young man at a bar. Regina is not onboard with Andrew’s ideas for the restaurant, and PJ tells Rome that he thinks he might be Jon’s son. Katherine ultimately returns home, but she’s having a difficult time. Barbara and her husband Mitch show up at the Dixon home to give Delilah the money Jon left for Barbara and her son.
203: “Mixed Signals”
Gary helps Danny prepare for his Grease audition, while Delilah goes to dinner with Andrew. When Andrew touches her hand at the table, Delilah says she’s not ready, and he admits that he’s not ready either. Maggie is upset about her mother meeting up with another man, which she assumes was a date. PJ tells Rome about the video Jon left, and Rome tells PJ that Jon left his mom half a million dollars.
204: “The Perfect Storm”
Patricia reveals who Eric actually is. As it turns out, Maggie’s mom lied about her brother Chad’s death. Chad didn’t die at the scene of the car accident, but at a hospital, where Patricia decided to donate his organs. She withheld that information from Maggie, who is upset and leaves. Eric picks Maggie up in his car and they spend time together. Maggie learns that his fiancée died in a motorcycle accident. Maggie heads to the airport where her mom is leaving for a flight only to learn that this trip wasn’t the first time her mom met Eric, that she met Eric when Maggie was having surgery. Upset by this revelation, Maggie finds solace in Eric’s arms, which Gary sees. Eddie spends time babysitting his daughter with Rome, and Katherine’s assistant tells her she needs to be all in or out of her marriage. Spoiler alert, she’s in!
Delilah arranges for a family photo shoot for Charlie’s birth announcement, but Danny doesn’t want to participate without his dad. So they start a new tradition. Rome and Regina celebrate Rome’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, which in turn forces them analyze their own marriage. Regina isn’t happy that Rome’s new Lexus commercial is seemingly inspired by them. Katherine wants to move to Austin for a fresh start, but knows that’s not possible because of Charlie. Eddie takes Katherine to an open house, where they pretend they are moving, and end up having sex in a walk-in closet. On the Maggie and Garry front, Maggie tossed her funeral plans in the garbage. Gary sees them in the trash along with a flyer for an open mic night. When he drops by he sees Eric in the audience. Uh oh. However, Maggie isn’t at the bar, instead she is at her old apartment playing the piano and singing.
Tension is growing between Gary and Maggie. Gary knows that Maggie has been spending time with Eric. When Eric calls her, she accidentally loses Gary’s dog Colin. Understandably Gary is upset. PJ ends up joining the crew and helps search for the dog with Rome, Regina and Sophie. Eddie and Gary also scour for Colin. Eddie learns at the shelter that Colin was actually a lost dog when Gary originally found him.
Meanwhile, Delilah goes on a podcast to discuss her husband’s suicide. She ends up opening up to Andrew, who in turn reveals that his wife is not dead, but on life support. PJ ends up saving the day locating Colin. After watching Charlie while everyone was searching for Colin, Katherine tells Delilah that she thinks they should tell the kids the secret about who Charlie’s father truly is.
207: “Ten Years”
Everyone gathers for Theo’s 10th birthday, which is also a major milestone for Eddie, who has been sober for 10 years. Amidst the celebration, things are tense between Katherine and Delilah who are at odds over revealing the paternity of Charlie to their kids. Delilah is adamant that Danny and Sophie not know the truth. Gary on the other hand, contemplated returning his dog Colin to his rightful owner, however Maggie ends up pulling an epic switch disguising a stray so that Gary can keep his beloved dog. Sophie got her license, but gets into a minor accident after trying to kiss PJ. Rome and Regina received PJ’s DNA results, and bombshell, he’s Jon’s son!
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If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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