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No, you didn’t imagine it; Jamie from A Million Little Things took on a more prominent role in the This Is Us Season 5 finale than anyone ever expected. Chris Geere plays Maggie Bloom’s (Allison Miller) British roommate on A Million Little Things Season 3. However, the actor also snagged a recurring role on This Is Us Season 5 as Kate Pearson’s (Chrissy Metz) co-worker. Both parts seemed pretty minor, so fans got accustomed to seeing Geere in both shows. However, after the May 25 episode of This Is Us, viewers of both shows have so many questions.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from This Is Us Season 5 finale.]

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‘A Million Little Things’ Chris Geere as Jamie | Jack Rowand/ Getty Images

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When viewers met Philip on This Is Us Season 5, he didn’t receive many positive comments. Kate was a nervous mom leaving her two young children to return to the workforce for the first time. Meanwhile, Philip did not give her an easy time. However, by the end of the season, Kate blossomed in her role as a teacher’s aide to Philip’s class of Visually impaired students. He refused to accept her resignation in the finale. 

Then in the last few minutes of the episode, the producers flashed forward to a scene sometime in the future. Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) prepares a wedding speech for his sister Kate’s wedding. Meanwhile, Chris Geere appears as Philip and calls himself Kevin’s “future brother-in-law.” The scene paints a picture of Kate marrying Philip, so viewers guess that he might play a much more significant role in This Is Us Season 6. How could Jamie return to A Million Little Things if Geere is busy playing the role of Philip on This Is Us?

Why did Jamie leave ‘A Million Little Things’?

When Jamie left A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 9, viewers knew it was the right thing for him and Maggie. However, fans didn’t think the “goodbye” was forever. Jamie accompanied Maggie to her doctor’s appointment, where they found out that her scans were clear. Her cancer did not return! But because she is high-risk, her doctor recommended that she shouldn’t fly on an airplane during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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While they were at the appointment, a nurse asked Jamie out on a date, so he went. However, Maggie was jealous, and Jamie admitted that he didn’t want to hold Maggie back from becoming who she wanted to be. They had a heartfelt goodbye, and Jamie flew back to Oxford.

Is Jamie from ‘A Million Little Things’ coming back?

Although Jamie and Maggie are miles apart, viewers loved their relationship and hoped the couple might reunite eventually. Sadly, Chris Geere isn’t returning to A Million Little Things. In an emotional Instagram post, Geere thanked the show creator DJ Nash and the show’s cast.

“To be a part of @millionlittlethingsabc was an experience I’ll never forget,” Geere wrote. “It highlighted how working with kind, talented, caring people are the foundation for making the journey a great one rather than just another job. Tonight we say farewell to Jamie, but I believe the job he took on was to make Maggie realize how wonderful she can be and that nothing can stop her achieving happiness in this unpredictable world.”

Chris Geere won’t return to A Million Little Things. But viewers can see him appear again as Philip on This Is Us Season 6.