Recap of the final "One Million Little Things": Season 1, Episode 17


Stand on these celebratory cigars: A million little things"Season 1 finale offers a lot of development to Jon's friends, but a new baby is not part of it.

A Million Little Things Final Recap Season 1 Episode 17 GoodbyeWhich does not mean that Delilah does not give birth during the hour – her water breaks and her head coach / bestie Regina is there to help her. But the episode goes black before we see the baby come into the world. On a related note: Even though Rome makes the decision during the time that it has Is wants children, his wife says it perfectly when they arrive at the hospital that she is still doing it do not. Ouch.

Where is the proud Dad who is ashamed to be Eddie during all this time, are you wondering? After reviving a spark with Katherine and deciding not to divorce, he realizes that he and Theo's mother can not repeat their marriage with secrets or lies between them. So, Eddie, very serious, repeats that he wants to go home, but "there is something I have to tell you". He must talk about the birth of Delilah's baby … right? (More on that in a moment.)

Elsewhere, Maggie's doctor tells her that her cancer is gone, a news that makes her cry for Gary and a manic laugh for Mags. Later, as she takes Gary's place, Maggie notes that he has to deal with all of Jon's parallels, then accompanies him to Jon's grave for the goodbyes that the two friends never had. .

A Million Little Things Final Recap Season 1 Episode 17 GoodbyeWhich brings us to Jon. Earlier in the finale, Delilah is ready to let Barbara Morgan's mystery go, but Sophie says the new baby may want answers someday. So, Delilah goes back home where she and Gary went before, and it turns out that the woman we thought was Barbara is Barbara. She reveals that she attended Jon's roommate Dave and then shows Delilah the video Jon sent him on the day of his death. Between this sad message and a flashback, we learn that Jon and Dave both had tickets for Flight 11 of American Airlines leaving Logan Airport in Boston on September 11, 2001, but that Jon was coming to miss the flight because it had rushed to an airport store to buy wine. . This flight, of course, was one of two planes used by terrorists to destroy the towers of the World Trade Center.

The guilt of Jon's survivor grew only after the attacks and he stopped talking to Barbara after learning that she was pregnant and was considering marrying a firefighter whom she had met after the death from Dave. Dalila never knew that; we see a flashback about when she and Jon met, as if by chance at Logan, just moments after he screamed for Barbara to leave too early. Maggie tells her friends what she's learned, it's probably all of Jon's problems – including his financial problems and his guilt / sorrow for Dave – that led him to choose to put end to his days.

Oh, and one more thing? PJ, the teenager we met at the hospital during the last episode, is Barbara's son Mitch (her angry husband) raised like hers. But we have a good feeling that the story does not end there. Continue reading for the thoughts of series creator DJ Nash on the final and what it means for Season 2.

TVLine | I must tell you that I fell in love with your cunning. When you and I talked after the fall final, you said we would say goodbye to a cast member before the end of the season. So I spent all this episode worrying that Maggie would die. But then I realized that you were probably talking about Ashley, who has already gone to Spain. Is it correct?
The conversation that you and I had caused a frenzy online. Many read [into it] that you did. I was talking about Ashley, and I think when we talked, it was before [Episode] 13 had been broadcast. So I was right factually. I will never lie to fans. I would never lie in general. And then they took your article – you should know, it created a storm. It was incredible.

A Million Little Things Final Recap Season 1 Episode 17 GoodbyeTVLine | I am sorry.
People were so sure that [Maggie] was going to pass, and you know what he's talking about? It's a testament to the fact that every person has probably lost a person to cancer and you want to be able to rewrite that end … Maggie is based on my aunt who made lose, and I have to rewrite that end.

There are shows like Game of thronesand there are shows like Room of cards this makes you think that even if someone is a regular in the series, you can lose it. But I will say Allison [Miller] and James [Roday]There is no way I can do this from the beginning. I knew that I was hitting gold. I was not going to give up my gold.

TVLine | The episode shows that there are reasons, in the plural, behind Jon's suicide – not a weapon in his hand. Tell me why it was important to include this discussion.
This year, there is a writer in our room who lost her brother, be it a suicide or an accident, and to this day she does not know it. That's why we really wanted to capture that part of the situation and make sure that even though we were telling a story that "it's probably the day it broke," it was not the last straw. Was the last straw Eddie and Dalila? Was the last straw in the buildings? Did the last drop give the feeling of no longer having the feeling of deserving to live? We just do not know that straw.

… Each of the stories we tell about depression, suicide, cancer, or September 11, there are real people who have had these experiences, and many are watching our program, reacting, and feeling heard. I just want to make sure everything goes well, so we did a lot of things to make sure we did it right … Like, we went to Logan's [International Airport] and we took pictures of this door to make sure we looked good on the door.

A Million Little Things Final Recap Season 1 Episode 17 GoodbyeTVLine | Was the September 11th angle still part of Jon's backstory? If no, when did it come in?
Excellent question. So when I gave Channing [Dungey, then-ABC Entertainment president] the first version of the pilot script, she had a wonderful note, a brilliant note, which was: "Can we evoke Jon and his optimism at the end of the pilot project?" From there, I thought of three choice. One choice was what I chose, which is to watch the video from Jon from elevator … The other option was to make sure that the guys who play Stanley Cup match 7 do not get caught theft. And then the last thought I had was, "Oh, and if all the guys were supposed to board Flight 11 and did not do it?", I thought it was a very good idea . I spoke to [executive producer] Dana Honor … and she said, "I like that, but would not it have been in eulogy? Would not that have happened at the funeral? And I thought, "Oh, of course, of course. So I was happy … but it was still there in my head.

TVLine | We are short of time, but I want to talk about PJ. PJ is Dave's son, is that ok?
[[[[A very long silence]PJ is Barbara's son.

TVLine | At the end of the episode, we see him watching Jon's video. The impression that left me was that he was perhaps questioning what he had been told all his life, thinking maybe Jon could be his father. What can you say about this?
What I can say is that we will definitely watch this next season. I will also say that what has been most rewarding for me about this show is to create more than one character with a similar thematic fight. So, for example, in this finale, you realize that Jon had the guilt of the survivor. It's also what Gary has in the cemetery. It's also what Maggie did, because she defeated cancer and Linda did not. It's also something Rome has, because if that phone call about Jon had not gone by, he'd be dead. So, there is a surviving guilt of survivor, and it will last until the second season for sure.

TVLine | We know that there will be a new mystery for season 2. Are there any scenes that are heading towards this mystery in the finale? Or will it be something completely new?
The seeds have already been planted. It's not like "it's coming!" It's built on a story that we have already put in place. So, just for example, PJ was not a new character in the finale. He was in Episode 16, passing in front of the hospital and what brought him to the hospital and why he is there will also be part of season 2.

TVLine | D & # 39; agreement. Is there any chance that this secret that Eddie tells Katherine in the end is not the secret we thought he is?
Well, I mean, if you watched 17 episodes, yes.[[[[Laughs]I will say: I have already shot this scene, the rest of the scene. When we were there, even though at that time we did not know we had a second season, I knew I had incredible actors. I took them apart in the morning and said, "We're going to film that." And they did a great job, a very nice job.

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