‘A Million Little Things’ Season 1 Recap: Everything You Need to Remember Before Watching Season 2

Its time for all of your favorite fall tv premieres and that means we have to try to remember what happened on our favorite shows last spring. For ABC’s A Million Little Things that means about a million different characters to keep track of. 

If you will recall, the series opened with Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston) taking his own life and the fallout of this as his friends and family try to pick up the pieces. Let’s do a quick recap of each character’s storyline so we are ready for the season 2 premiere.

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Gary took his relationship with Maggie to the next level

Our favorite couple of the show is back and better than ever. Gary Mendez (James Roday) showed tremendous growth in season 1 of A Million Little Things from the first episode to the last. He used to sleep with women from his cancer support group but ended the season in a serious committed relationship with a fellow cancer survivor, Maggie (Allison Miller).

His girlfriend, Maggie), also changed a lot in the first season. At first, she refused to get treatment for cancer and moved across the country to cut ties with her family and friends. She wanted to make her death easier for everyone. However, what she didn’t expect was that she would meet Gary and fall in love. She also became close to Gary’s friends who supported her through her cancer treatment.

Gary and Maggie ended the season with a serious commitment to move in together and the uplifting news that Maggie was now in remission from her cancer. In season 2, we will see how their relationship changes now that they are both cancer-free.  

Eddie decided to come clean with Katherine in hopes of making their marriage work

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At the start of season 1 of A Million Little Things, we saw Eddie (David Giuntoli) and Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) having an affair. We soon found out that Jon — Delilah’s husband — called Eddie right before he took his own life. Eddie felt guilty that he wasn’t there for his friend in his time of need, but he also found out that Jon knew about the affair and gave his blessing. 

Eddie and Delilah decided not to continue their relationship, even though Delilah was pregnant with Eddie’s baby. They told the entire group that it was Jon’s baby. 

Eddie’s wife, Katherine (Grace Park) went from pursuing a divorce midway through the season to stirring up old feelings of romance at the end. The series finale ends with Eddie and Katherine trying to make things work in their marriage. 

However, the last episode showed us that Eddie was about to tell Katherine the truth about Delilah’s baby. We will have to wait and see what this news does to their relationship in season 2.

Delilah went into labor and lied to her children about the baby’s paternity 

Throughout the first season, we saw Delilah grapple with having Eddie’s baby. She didn’t tell her children the truth about the baby’s paternity because they just lost their father. It would have been too difficult of a struggle for them to also find out that their mother was cheating on their father.

We also found out the truth about the mysterious Barbara Morgan and how she was linked to Jon. It turned out that Barbara was dating Jon’s best friend and college roommate, Dave. 

In the season finale, Delilah found out why her husband took his own life. Jon and Dave were supposed to go to a Real Estate conference together, but Jon missed the flight. Dave was still on the plane which ended up crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11. Jon felt guilty for being unable to save his friend. 

Delilah also found out that Barbara’s son, PJ was actually Dave’s child, not the man who Barbara is married to. In season 2, we will see how the two paternities will become intertwined and whether the truth will be revealed about either.  

Rome and Regina debated over whether to have kids or not 

Rome (Romany Malco) and Regina also traveled a rough road throughout season 1 of A Million Little Things. Rome was about to overdose on pills when he got the call that Jon had died. We watched him struggle with his depression and whether or not he wanted to be on medication for it throughout the season. 

His wife, Regina dealt with serious feelings from her childhood. Rome helped her to realize that she was the survivor of child sexual assault by her uncle. 

The series concluded with the couple grappling with a decision to have children or not. Regina does not want to have kids, but Rome does so we will see where that impasse takes them in season 2. 

We will have to wait and see how all of these storylines play out in the season premiere of ABC’s A Million Little Things on September 26, 2019.