[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 3, Episode 5 of A Million Little Things, “non-essential.”]
A Million Little Issues returns from hiatus with surprising news for Maggie (Allison Miller) upon her return to Boston: She’s pregnant!
When the physician in England cancels her six-month most cancers screening (as a consequence of COVID), she calls hers in Boston and will get an appointment on the books for the tip of the month. So she bids roommate-with-benefits Jamie (Chris Geere) farewell — for now, she thinks — and flies residence. And after her physician tells her concerning the being pregnant, she learns Europe is closing the borders due to the start of the pandemic.
Miller teases what’s subsequent.
How’s Maggie feeling concerning the being pregnant by the tip of the episode?
Allison Miller: She’s had some extra time to course of all the things, though she has been in the course of a really busy day, so it’s all taking place whereas she’s making an attempt to navigate life. She’s nonetheless very a lot in shock, however she’s taking motion to cope with all the issues which have arisen in her life in a short time.
She will be able to’t return to Oxford and inform Jamie in particular person, so ought to we count on a clumsy FaceTime?
There will probably be a clumsy telephone name. Maggie goes old-fashioned analog for this dialog.
Is it simpler for her to not see him?
I believe so, and she or he’s in a position to say all the things she must with out worrying about how he’s going to be observing her emotional course of. It does make it simpler, when you possibly can’t see somebody’s face by means of the opposite facet of the telephone, to have these sorts of conversations, though it may open up much more for them if they may see one another face-to-face. However I don’t assume Maggie’s prepared for that.
How did Maggie view her and Jamie’s relationship when she left for Boston? His expression recommended he could also be extra into it?
Maggie is basically combating for her independence and autonomy in that second and the truth that she is experiencing emotions for Jamie complicates that. She is making an attempt to hedge that off earlier than it turns into greater than she’s prepared for. Jamie can be having these emotions, however he doesn’t have the brakes on fairly so exhausting.
Who would be the first particular person to search out out Maggie’s pregnant?
It’ll be somebody who figures it out — that’s our good friend group. They know all the things that’s occurring with one another. Somebody’s received a eager eye.
She nearly gave it away on the desk learn dinner [when Delilah’s pregnancy in the script was mentioned].
She doesn’t have a poker face. She’s simply an open e-book.
Earlier than Maggie left for Oxford, she was nonetheless in love with Gary [James Roday Rodriguez]. How does she really feel about him now that she’s again — for an unknown time frame — and pregnant, residing in his residence, and seeing him with Darcy [Floriana Lima]?[Laughs] You simply nailed it. She nonetheless has emotions for Gary. I don’t understand how accessible these are when she’s coping with all of these points on high of the floor. There’s a deep love there and that’s having to be funneled right into a deep platonic friendship love.
Maggie’s entire journey this season goes to be wanting inward and processing her personal experiences during the last two seasons and popping out on the opposite facet reworked. Gary’s simply going to be alongside for the journey, and she or he’s undoubtedly going to be experiencing emotions of jealousy and loss and making an attempt to navigate this contemporary friendship that’s popping out of a way more romantic relationship.
Can she be British Maggie in Boston?
She’s going to must determine [that] out. To be honest, even British Maggie was form of delivered to a halt by COVID. That’s one thing that so many people skilled, considering, “Alright, 2020, that is my 12 months,” and beginning out all kinds of recent explorations which are instantly introduced again to your individual front room and sofa and simply spending the remainder of the 12 months watching Netflix.
Will we see extra of her podcast?
Sure. That’s one factor that stored me going over the past 12 months: true-crime and self-help podcasts. It’s such a useful gizmo and I’m actually glad Maggie is the particular person on this group who has entry to serving to folks by means of their psychological subject wants throughout a pandemic.
Within the subsequent episode, “Maggie is pressured to face the tough actuality that most cancers nonetheless controls her life.” What’s subsequent?
One thing very intense and sudden. She’s going to be on an entire different trajectory along with her well being.
Eddie’s [David Giuntoli‘s character is a recovering addict] taking ache treatment. Will the good friend group catch on?
Sure. Social distancing is making it in order that Eddie is struggling alone far more than he usually would. As soon as folks see what’s actually occurring, they’re all going to leap in and take motion to assist.
How will social distancing have an effect on the good friend group?
It’s simply going to be taking place over telephones and extra two folks actually getting extra intimate with one another. I don’t assume that’s a foul factor for them. It’s going to strengthen a few of their relationships as a result of they’re having extra private conversations and never having to provide sidelong glances throughout group outings.
Will Maggie’s mom [Melora Hardin] be again?
I’d love that. I don’t know if that’s even potential as a result of Melora is filming her personal present in Montreal, so if we may get her over right here, I’d be thrilled. I really like [their relationship] and I’m so curious what her ideas could be and the way she would attempt to cope with Maggie’s being pregnant.
I really feel like Maggie would all of the sudden have a roommate.[Laughs] Maggie and her mother residing in Gary’s home is its personal present. I believe that could be a present, and I believe it’s referred to as Mother.
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Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.