‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 18 Preview Teases the Return of 2 Guest Stars

When A Million Little Things returns for season 4 episode 18, “Slipping,” two guest stars return to shake things up in the preview. Maggie Bloom (Allison Miller) and Gary Mendez (James Roday Rodriguez) host an unexpected visitor while worrying about having a baby. Meanwhile, could a returning guest star come between Katherine (Grace Park) and Greta (Cameron Esposito)? Here’s our breakdown of ABC’s A Million Little Things promo for “Slipping.”

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 18, ‘Slipping.’]

‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 18 preview: Maggie and Gary

Gary is taking the baby news worse than Maggie is in the A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 18 preview. 

“I am going to have your baby,” Maggie insists to Gary. “Take this sad sack Charlie Brown BS somewhere else.”

Gary’s only response is, “Wow.” Although not mentioned in the preview, the ABC synopsis for “Slipping” gives more insight into the guest star who returns. 

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“Maggie and Gary go to great lengths to entertain an unexpected visitor,” the ABC press release reads.

From the press photos, it’s apparent that the visitor is Maggie’s mom, Patricia Bloom. Melora Hardin returns to the A Million Little Things cast to reprise her role. Viewers haven’t seen Maggie’s mother since season 2. However, Patricia did have a phone call with her daughter in season 3 about Maggie’s breakup with Gary. In the upcoming episode, Gary and Patricia sit down to talk and drink together. Although Maggie and her mother often argue, Gary’s famous for lightening the mood.

'A Million Little Things' James Roday Rodriguez as Gary and Melora Hardin as Patricia Bloom talking together while having a drink
‘A Million Little Things’: James Roday Rodriguez as Gary and Melora Hardin as Patricia Bloom | ABC/Darko Sikman

Anna doesn’t want Eddie’s help in the ‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 18 trailer

Luckily, viewers found out in A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 17, “60 Minutes,” that Anna Benoit (Erin Karpluk) did not kill Peter Benoit (Andrew Leeds). However, that doesn’t mean that Eddie (David Giuntoli) should stay with her. Eddie tries to help Anna begin her recovery by giving her the first chip he received after he was sober for 24 hours in the promo trailer. However, she’s not very receptive. 

“I’m not sure AA is the right path for me,” Anna explains in the A Million Little Things Season 4 Episode 18 preview.

In episode 17, Anna told Eddie that she had a drinking problem. But when Eddie tries to support her in recovery, she’s not interested. Although viewers want to see Eddie happy, this relationship isn’t going well so far.

‘A Million Little Things’ Season 4 Episode 18 promo teases the return of Shanice Williamson

Nikiva Dionne reprises her guest role in the A Million Little Things Season 4 cast as Shanice Williamson in the episode 18 preview. Viewers met Shanice in season 3 when she took the part of Regina in Rome’s (Romany Malco) movie. However, the network shut down the production of Rome’s film. Shanice returned in season 4 with her daughter and became friends with Katherine. When the famous actor told Katherine she would be leaving for Miami, Katherine was upset. They shared a tender kiss before Shanice’s departure.

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In the next A Million Little Things episode preview, Greta asks Theo (Tristan Byon) and Katherine how they met Shanice. Theo prepares to go to a movie premiere, and Katherine looks stunned to hear the question. Shanice was the first woman that Katherine kissed. Viewers know that Katherine and Greta will probably talk about it, and all will end up OK. However, in the photos, Katherine and Shanice are smiling and laughing together. Additionally, there’s a gift exchange between the two women.

'A Million Little Things' Grace Park looks at a bracelet smiling with Nikiva Dionne
‘A Million Little Things’: Grace Park as Katherine and Nikiva Dionne as Shanice | ABC/Darko Sikman

When does ‘A Million Little Things’ return?

According to IMDbA Million Little Things Season 4 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC and is available for streaming the next day on Hulu. Season 4 episode 18, “Slipping,” returns on May 4, 2022. 

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