A Million Little Things Season 3, Episode 7 recap: Timing

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - ÒtimingÓ Ð Regina is faced with making difficult changes to keep Someday afloat during the COVID lockdown, while Eddie struggles to keep his secret drug addiction under wraps. Elsewhere, Maggie fears she may have revealed a bit too much on her podcast on a new episode of ÒA Million Little Things,Ó THURSDAY, MARCH 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)MATTIA CASTRILLO, FLORIANA LIMA
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - ÒtimingÓ Ð Regina is faced with making difficult changes to keep Someday afloat during the COVID lockdown, while Eddie struggles to keep his secret drug addiction under wraps. Elsewhere, Maggie fears she may have revealed a bit too much on her podcast on a new episode of ÒA Million Little Things,Ó THURSDAY, MARCH 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)MATTIA CASTRILLO, FLORIANA LIMA /

A Million Little Things Season 3 conquers PTSD, COVID-19, and drug addiction in this week’s episode, “Timing”. Suffice to say, it’s a tearjerker and it would be wise to keep your tissue box cuddled up next to you.

As anyone watching is aware, A Million Little Things Season 3 has officially incorporated the COVID-19 pandemic into their storyline but is luckily not diving into the horribly depressing aspects of it. They’re doing their utmost best to find the silver lining and provide us with stories we didn’t always get to see a whole lot of, and for that, I’m extremely thankful.

This week also takes a moment to address Darcy’s (Floriana Lima) PTSD, something that has been ailing her all season. We finally get to the core of the issue, and it’s a heartfelt moment between her and Gary (James Roday). I’m seriously in love with this on-screen couple so much!

Eddie (David Giuntoli) is still struggling with his addiction this week, and he’s nearly caught after Katherine (Grace Park) finds his bottle of oxycodone that is filled with aspirin instead. Instead of fessing up to it, he allows the blame to be placed on Dakota (Anna Akana)–not cool Eddie!

And last but not least, there are some interesting developments in Maggie’s (Allison Miller) and Jamie’s (Chris Geere) relationship, er friendship (still unclear on that one). At the end of last week’s episode, we saw Jamie show up for Maggie when she needed him the most, and throughout this week’s episode, he continues to be her support, especially through one very awkward situation.

There’s quite a bit to discuss so let’s break down the major moments from this week’s episode of A Million Little Things Season 3!

A Million Little Things Season 3, Episode 7: Help in the time of COVID

Regina (Christina Moses) and Rome (Romany Malco) are doing what they can to keep the restaurant afloat. Of course, as many businesses actually did, the restaurant is struggling financially due to a lack of orders and customers.

It gets to the point that Regina has to seriously consider laying off some of her most valuable staff, which is heartbreak all on its own. But luckily, things take a turn for the better by sheer accident. Rome has been secretly helping out Tyrell (Adam Swain) and other kids in need by slipping them some extra food from time to time.

He thought Regina would get upset since things are already a struggle, but instead she offers to give more meals. And in doing so, a customer that just so happens to overhear the conversation offers to buy extra meals to help out those in need.

This sparks an idea in Rome’s head which is to get Shanice (the actress that was supposed to star in his film) to promote the restaurant. By posting to her social media and revealing that Someday would give one meal free to someone in need for every meal bought, it suddenly boosts the restaurant’s business. For now, things are looking up, and I’m sure hoping it stays that way!

A Million Little Things Season 3, Episode 7: Love in the time of COVID

I’ve been saying this for a few weeks now, but I am so in love with Jamie and Maggie as a couple. Okay, I know they’re not quite a couple, but I love the relationship they share. It’s so sweet, genuine, and comfortable! He’s there for her 100%–I mean, he did fly from London to Boston to be there for her during the abortion process.

And he continues to stay with her even after she confirms she’s no longer pregnant. How freaking sweet is that?! #JamieAndMaggie4Eva

With all that she has gone through, Maggie decides to do a podcast episode to talk about everything that’s been happening as of late. After wrapping up the episode, Jamie reveals that he found an engagement ring in Gary’s desk (yes, he was snooping about), only to learn that it was the ring meant for Maggie.

Obviously, there are residual feelings between Maggie and Gary, but it’s yet to be seen if they will be explored at any point in time. Maggie opens up about her and Gary’s relationship, how everything went down, and the events that transpired up until she left for London.

The conversation was great, but what she didn’t realize is that she had never stopped recording, and so when she uploaded her episode, it included her conversation with Jamie. By the way, who the heck just posts a podcast episode without editing it or listening through it at least once? Just saying.

Because the podcast was so vulnerable and honest, there were at least 1,200+ people who listened to/downloaded it, but ultimately Maggie makes the decision to take it down. Of course, it’s already out there so, that isn’t going to do much to hide it from Gary.

But hey, at least Jamie is sticking around for now! At least until Maggie’s cancer screening, after which they will both return to London together. I guess the travel ban is over?

A Million Little Things Season 3, Episode 7: Addiction in the time of COVID

Now, let’s shift our focus to Eddie. Oh, Eddie. He was doing so well for so long, but after the accident, he went extremely downhill. And we get it, it’s an extremely devasting injury and a great amount of pain he’s dealing with, but it’s sad to see that it took him back down the road of addiction.

But what breaks my heart the most about his arc in this particular episode is seeing how low he has gotten. To hide the fact that he’s secretly out of oxycodone, he puts Katherine’s aspirin into the bottle. And up until now, she hasn’t caught on, but after some stuff falls out of the cabinet, she realizes there is aspirin instead of oxycodone in the bottle.

She had already been harboring reservations about Dakota being in the house as she was once an addict. But little does she know that Dakota is the sober one now, and Eddie is the one who has fallen off the wagon once again.

When Katherine goes to confront Eddie, he is practicing with Dakota, and to displace the blame from Eddie, Dakota says she is to blame for the pills. And instead of coming to her defense and fessing up, Eddie goes along with the whole thing. It’s a sad low, even for him, and what makes it worse is that he had decided to stop taking the pills.

Perhaps we should take it as a good sign he joins a virtual Narcotics Anonymous meeting–although he does leave it before it ends. Here’s to hoping he comes clean and gets back on track!

A Million Little Things Season 3, Episode 7: PTSD in the time of COVID

After missing out on Liam and Darcy’s trip, Gary attempts to make it up to her by organizing a whole day for Liam. It isn’t off to a great start despite all the stops Gary pulls out–setting up a hockey area, a sundae bar, and even attempting to play Dungeons and Dragons.

It takes a minute but Gary soon realizes why Liam isn’t interested in any of it and would rather go home. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the fear that comes along with it, Liam has been affected by it like everyone else. Similar to Gary, he’s constantly paranoid, washing his hands, and using sanitizer, and before long, Gary realizes that’s what happening here.

To Liam, Gary is a stranger and he has no idea if he’s safe to be around. But once Gary realizes that is what’s going on, he puts Liam’s mind at ease by opening up about his reservations as well. It’s an adorable bonding moment between the two and makes me so happy for what that means for his and Darcy’s relationship.

Speaking of Darcy, after she sees how much Liam has opened up to Gary, she decides to open up as well, especially Gary admits that he wears the hat Jon (Ron Livingston) gave him as a constant good luck charm.

We finally learn what has been keeping Darcy up at night, riddled with nightmares. During her time serving, she accidentally shot a young boy who she mistakenly thought was a threat. It tears her up to know that she took someone’s son away from them and it’s something she’s trying to live with every single day.

It’s no wonder she’s so distraught, and I hope that now that she has been able to open up to Gary about it, she’ll be able to forgive herself for her mistakes.

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That’s it for this week’s episode recap! See ya next week!

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