So many things happened in A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 12, “Junior,” that viewers who watched it need a recap, too. Gary’s (James Roday Rodriguez) dad, Javier Mendez (Paul Rodriguez), brought some comedic relief. However, Catherine (Grace Park) and Eddie Saville (David Giuntoli) might be over. And, Rome (Romany Malco) and Regina Howard’s (Christina Moses) dinner party did not end well.
‘A Million Little Things’ Season 3 Episode 12 recap: Eddie and Catherine
When A Million Little Things “Junior” opened, Catherine shaved a chunk of her hair off out of frustration. Eddie returned home to a quiet house and discovered his treatment bills. Catherine greeted Eddie but then headed to her office. She called Darcy (Floriana Lima) for advice, but Gary’s girlfriend ended up defending Eddie, which made Catherine even more upset and confused.
Meanwhile, Eddie’s friend from the treatment center, Jackie (Bobbi Charlton), showed up at Eddie’s house to help him prepare for the dinner with Catherine. Except Catherine called to say she had too much work and wouldn’t make it back in time for dinner. When she got off the phone, viewers could see that Catherine checked into a hotel with Alan Kay (Terry Chen).
Later, in A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 12, viewers found out that she went to the same hotel that Eddie used to take Delilah. However, Catherine realized she didn’t want to sleep with Alan to spite Eddie. Instead, she wanted to wait until she was ready.
Eddie found out that Gary covered his outstanding balance at the treatment center. So, he called him to apologize for being rude and thanked him for paying the bill. Gary explained that he sold Maggie’s ring and used the money to pay the bill. So Gary and Maggie are officially over?
When Catherine arrived home, she told Eddie that she was with Alan; however, nothing happened. Then she informed him that they are getting a divorce, but they need to go to counseling to be sure Theo (Tristan Byon) is OK. So, instead of sneaking around on her husband, as he did, she wants to do things the right way and end the marriage.
‘A Million Little Things’ Season 3 Episode 12 recap: Gary’s dad comes for a visit
A Million Little Things Delilah Dixon (Stephanie Szostak) was still stuck in Europe because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Gary continued to take care of her house and Danny (Chance Hurstfield). Sophie Dixon (Lizzy Greene) left after the last episode to be with her mom. So, Danny began a discussion with Gary about whether he should come out to his friends at school. Gary suggested he start a pros and cons list about the decision.
Later we finally met Gary’s dad, Javier in A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 12. During a surprise visit, Javier and Darcy discussed how important it is to talk about what happened while they were at war. Javier explained that he still gets together with his guys from Vietnam and talks about those who didn’t make it. He carries a picture of a guy named Douglas in his wallet ever since the war.
Javier reminded viewers that he was a strict practicing Catholic when he asked how Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston) could leave such a beautiful family behind. He compared the men he lost in Vietnam to Jon dying by suicide. Gary gave a heartfelt speech about how they do not know what Jon was going through at the time and cannot judge him.
‘A Million Little Things’ Season 3 Episode 12 recap: Javier and Danny
In A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 12, Javier found Danny’s list about whether or not to come out at school, viewers panicked. What is he going to say to the young boy? However, instead, Javier shocked everyone with a story about a man who died in Vietnam. Javier listened as Doughlas spoke sweetly to a picture every night. However, when the man died, Javier found the picture was of another man, not a woman. Javier kept the photo so that his family did not find out his secret.
“I wanted to protect his secret, but maybe I didn’t do the right thing,” Javier told Danny. “If that’s who you are, you shouldn’t be ashamed of it.”
Later, Danny comes out to his friends, and they seem very supportive, putting up rainbow backgrounds on their zoom meeting.
‘A Million Little Things’ tackles racial injustice
Later, in A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 12, Rome and Gina discovered that their foster child, Tyrell (Adam Swain), left a condom in their car the last time he used it. When they confronted him, he denied the condom was his but does admit he has a girlfriend. It turned out the condom was from Rome’s dad, Walter (Lou Beatty, Jr.). However, Florence (Karen Robinson) and his father haven’t had sex yet, and Walter didn’t think she was into him that way.
While Regina gave Florence a pep talk about how much Walter likes her, Rome and Tyrell did the same with Walter. It was a sweet interaction right before A Million Little Things turned to the death of George Floyd. The entire family sat around the table when Tyrell showed them the video that his girlfriend sent. There were no more words after that, only faces full of grief.
Several A Million Little Things episodes will tackle racial injustice when the show returns next Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.