A Million Little Things Season 3 recap: Episode 4, The Talk

A Million Little Things Season 3 closes out the first half of its season with humor, heartbreak, and as always, a whole lot of love.

A Million Little Things Season 3 aired its winter finale this week, concluding the first half of the season until it returns in March 2021. It’s safe to say that the first half of the season was a lot shorter than it was originally meant to be, but given the COVID-19 production delays, things certainly got moved around.

Nonetheless, we were lucky enough to get any episodes at all, and I have to say, the third season has been quite an emotional rollercoaster. In just four episodes, we’ve seen Eddie (David Giuntoli) struggling with his devasting injuries after the accident, Darcy (Floriana Lima) dealing with PTSD from being in the war, and Rome (Romany Malco) navigating the reality of making his first film. It’s been quite a whirlwind, to say the least, and we still have the back half of the season to go.

There’s a lot to discuss from the A Million Little Things Season 3 finale, so without further ado, let’s break it down!

Jamie and Maggie

In last week’s episode, we saw Maggie (Allison Miller) deciding to live life to her fullest, with a lot of convincing from her new British roommate, Jamie (Chris Geere). But that’s not all he inspires her to do! In the spirit of always saying yes, Maggie ends up sleeping with Jamie, only to wake up the next day to some breakfast on the table.

She assumes it means Jamie is trying to get serious, and given how everything went with Gary (James Roday), Maggie isn’t looking to get into anything serious. As it turns out, neither is Jamie! In fact, the two clear it up later in the episode when they find out neither of them is looking for a relationship.

The breakfast was actually Jamie’s but when he saw her take it, he got worried that he had sent the wrong message. Alls well that ends well as the two talk it out over conversations about Jamie’s past marriage–and essentially a friends with benefits pact.

Something tells me these two just might be end game.

Theo gets curious about sex

The A Million Little Things Season 3 final didn’t dive too much into the chaos that will be Eddie’s relapse just yet, but it has set the stage for it when the series returns. However, in the midst of swapping out aspirin for his painkillers, Katherine (Grace Park) shows up behind Eddie, making him think he has been caught.

But it’s far from that and way more hilarious as she found their iPad with a browser open to the search of “big boobs”. It becomes clear that Eddie isn’t the one behind it at all, but instead, it’s Theo (Tristan Byon) who has recently stumbled into the woes of puberty.

They end up getting an age-appropriate book and giving him the “birds and bees” talk, and wind up realizing that as a couple they are actually having trouble talking about sex to each other. Ever since Eddie’s accident, they haven’t slept together, and it’s due to the barrage of insecurities lying underneath the surface.

Eddie is afraid to disappoint Katherine, and she’s feeling a bit neglected and is reminded of when Eddie was having an affair. But given that they seem to be the strongest couple on television, they end up working things out just fine.

Shanice shares her struggles

Rome is gearing up for his movie in more ways than one in the A Million Little Things Season 3 winter finale. Apart from casting someone to play the role of Jon in his film, he’s nervous about Shanice (Nikiva Dionne) shadowing Regina (Christina Mosse) for the day so she can play her as perfectly as possible.

The day seems to be going well until Shanice asks Regina about Rome’s experience with depression and how she handles it. Shanice abruptly leaves Regina behind, but not for reasons that were assumed.

As it turns out, Shanice was hospitalized for depression, and hearing about Rome’s story felt a bit too real. But not to the point where she wants to drop out of the film! Phew. She simply wanted him to know about her journey as well and motivate him to use this movie to tell their story. It’s a story that will resonate with many, and she wants them to do it for all those that feel alone.

Gary’s babysitter club

With Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) on vacation, Gary is in charge of the Dixon kids. This week he has the challenge of helping Sophie (Lizzy Greene) navigate an audition for a music program, the director of which is being played by Bones’ Andrew Leeds!

The audition doesn’t go well, and Sophie isn’t too pleased when Gary yells at the director for how he spoke to Sophie. She wants the chance to do things her way, and with Delilah gone, she thought she had that opportunity.

But because Uncle Gary is the greatest guy in the world, he not only takes up Darcy’s advice to be there for Sophie no matter what but watches from a distance in support as Sophie ends up snagging private lessons with the director of the program.

Darcy’s past haunts her

Throughout the last couple of episodes, we’ve seen Darcy’s PTSD trickle out in a few different ways. In this week’s winter finale, she wakes up panicked from a dream and later yells at Danny (Chance Hurtsfield) when he accidentally scares her in the hallway.

Gary tries to help her but this is something she feels she has to do on her own. So he turns to the only person he knows he can–Maggie.

All in all, the A Million Little Things Season 3 winter finale left us with a lot to anticipate and freak out over in the coming months. And based on the promo, the back half of the season is going to focus a lot on Eddie’s downward spiral, which is to be expected considering he’s majorly relapsing.

What did you think of the winter finale? Was it everything you expected? Share your comments below!

Watch all episodes of A Million Little Things Season 3 on Hulu now–see ya when the series returns on Mar. 4, 2021!