‘A Million Little Issues’ creator DJ Nash broke down all of the essential developments of the season 3 premiere in our EXCLUSIVE interview. Spoilers forward!
The A Million Little Things crew is heading into uncharted territory in season 3. The Nov. 19 premiere picked up within the instant aftermath of Eddie’s accident. Eddie survived the hit and run, however he’s been paralyzed. In the meantime, Rome and Regina mourned the lack of their youngster in numerous methods, and Maggie began the following chapter of her life in Oxford.
HollywoodLife acquired the EXCLUSIVE scoop from A Million Little Issues boss DJ Nash about what’s subsequent. Whereas it might seem to be Alex’s father is the one who hit Eddie, DJ teased that every part shouldn’t be what it appears. The thriller behind who hit Eddie will prolong all through season 3. Plus, he weighed in on Maggie’s sudden new roommate, how Darcy will match into the group, and extra. Learn our Q&A beneath.
First off, I’m so sorry to listen to about your dad. I noticed the ending of the episode, and my ideas are with you. With regards to A Million Little Issues, Eddie has survived the accident, however issues have modified dramatically for him. Going ahead, how is he going to adapt to what his life is now?
DJ Nash: I’ll say that you would not have began this interview higher. I met essentially the most wonderful man I’ll ever meet in my life after I was 30 seconds outdated. My dad was blind, and he by no means let the truth that he couldn’t see preserve him from being the daddy we wanted him to be and he needed to be. We’re going to observe Eddie go on this journey. He’s in a wheelchair now, and he’s not going to be the dad he thought he was going to be. He’s not going to be the husband he thought he was going to be. It’s at first going to tear him aside. It’s going to be so exhausting for him, and we’re going to observe him take this journey to redefine who he’s. You noticed after Jon died this group of mates redefine the guarantees they make to one another and to themselves. As I stated to everybody in teasing the story, Katherine and Theo’s life won’t ever be the identical. That’s completely true. Doesn’t imply detrimental. Doesn’t imply constructive. It simply means it’ll be completely different, and that’s what we’re going to observe.
Eddie’s entire life has been turned the wrong way up. There was that second when the physician gave him oxycodone, and he didn’t wish to take it. There’s a high quality line there along with his previous dependancy struggles, and he doesn’t wish to get wrapped up in that world once more both.
DJ Nash: That’s not a query. That’s a press release, and I agree together with your assertion. Sure, it’s difficult. I feel the entire issues that he would usually be dealing with are made extra sophisticated as a result of sure cures and reliefs aren’t out there to him.
So, is the person within the truck on the finish of the premiere Alex’s dad?
DJ Nash: Sure.
My subsequent query is, Alex’s dad was additionally ready outdoors the bar Eddie was at however is he the identical person who hit Eddie?
DJ Nash: Nicely, I’ll say it appears to be like that manner. It positively appears to be like that manner.
Is there a purpose why you didn’t present the precise automobile that hit Eddie? The present simply panned to Alex’s dad calling 911.
DJ Nash: You’re a really sensible viewer. I imply, one thing occurred within the first season once we put Constance Zimmer within the pews of that church. Our followers discovered that simply whenever you suppose it’s one thing, it’s not, which is type of the message of our present. After which simply whenever you suppose Rome goes to take his life, it’s Jon. Simply whenever you suppose Eddie was having an affair with the mom of his guitar scholar, it’s Delilah. I feel our present does what life does, which is simply whenever you suppose you understand one thing or somebody, you don’t. We noticed Mitch, PJ’s dad, be very violent and offended, but it surely actually was coming from a love and safety he had for his son. In the beginning of the pilot, Katherine’s very unlikeable. And but, by the tip of his first season, you fall in love along with her. So in an identical manner right here, we’re watching a scenario. It is likely to be that the Reverend out of anger hit Eddie, however possibly it’s not. We’re following the thriller of who it was. If it was the Reverend, which does seem prefer it is likely to be, why would he try this? Why would he hunt down revenge? What’s he hiding?
The Reverend clearly has an emotional tie to Eddie. Will we proceed to see him in season 3?
DJ Nash: The loss of life of Alex affected Lindsay, Eddie’s sister, tremendously. And it’s now affecting Eddie a lot in order that he simply couldn’t let it go. It introduced him to nearly drink. It introduced him to, in an oblique manner, with destiny and ending up in that wheelchair. I feel as he tries to come back to phrases with how honest or unfair he feels the world is there’s a person who’s misplaced his daughter and has been scuffling with that for years. When these two lastly meet or encounter one another or confront one another, I feel each these issues will result in a really, very shifting scene.
I feel Darcy is such an ideal addition to the present. What are you able to say about how Darcy and Gary’s relationship goes to proceed as Maggie begins this new chapter at Oxford?
DJ Nash: What I can say is that I like this writers’ room. Particularly now throughout COVID, the power to come back to work, even when it’s over Zoom, is de facto distinctive as a result of all of us push one another and care in regards to the present a lot. I feel the choice to make Darcy initially Catherine’s good friend, in order that she wasn’t simply one other girlfriend Gary was bringing into the group, has a extremely fascinating domino impact on this. So she does initially really feel near the group as a result of, in some methods, she’s Katherine’s finest good friend that we didn’t find out about. Floriana [Lima] herself is so likable each on digital camera and off, that she naturally match into this group of characters. As writers, we’re torn. Clearly, we’re telling a Maggie and Gary love story, but it surely appears as if at the very least these subsequent few chapters, Gary’s consideration is some place else. We’re going to see how that performs out for him and the way Maggie’s story performs out. There’s a twist the place they’re thrown into one another’s lives very, very out of the blue.
When Maggie arrives in London, she meets her new roommate, Jamie, performed by Chris Geere. They get off to an fascinating begin. The place does that relationship go? May he be a possible love curiosity?
DJ Nash: What I’ll say is likely one of the most thrilling issues about being in season 3 of the present is that we have now entry to folks like we haven’t had earlier than. Chris Geere was the actor we had in thoughts once we wrote the half, so the truth that we acquired him is simply unbelievable. He’s humorous, and he’s additionally enjoying the emotion in such a ravishing manner. We simply couldn’t be extra thrilled that he’s joined our household. When it comes to what’s occurring for Maggie, I feel from the very starting of our sequence, we have now beloved the type of uncommon manner folks meet different characters. Whether or not it’s Gary and Maggie in a most cancers remission group, whether or not it’s Constance Zimmer coming right into a chapel and complimenting Eddie on his eulogy, or Darcy being mates with Katherine first, there’s type of an fascinating manner through which we introduce the characters and the way that preliminary introduction continues to touch upon the connection all through his journey. With that in thoughts, Jamie and Maggie meet in very unlucky circumstances. They’re not purported to reside collectively. He thought he was having a male roommate. She thought she was having a feminine roommate, and she or he inadvertently breaks up their relationship when she walks within the door. The results of that and the way that types their relationship is one thing we’ll proceed to observe all through the season.
Rome and Regina are nonetheless within the instant aftermath of shedding their child. Whereas Rome is able to get the following child considering that is their second probability, Regina shouldn’t be prepared. How will their approaches to accepting what has occurred impression their relationship?
DJ Nash: It’s so fascinating as a result of in some methods, they’re in precisely the identical place. They’re each coping with the devastating lack of their youngster. It’s the best way through which they’re coping with which might be so very completely different. Rome’s resolution to go attempt to get that Lenox child was type of his response. How do I repair this? How do I erase this? Whereas Regina is appropriately feeling like: how do I mourn this? I feel the lack of this child, in some methods, is analogous to the loss of life of a kid. I’ve been married for 21 years now. I really feel like we’re going to make it. I feel the one factor that would doubtlessly problem our marriage can be if we misplaced a baby. I feel what they’re coping with is so painful. A yr in the past, Regina was all set to have a life with out youngsters. And now due to Rome, she’s feeling this void. So there’s a specific amount of anger, and there’s a specific amount of harm. I feel from Rome’s perspective, they might have had that child. So there’s a specific amount of anger, and there’s a specific amount of harm from him. I feel what they’re going to be challenged with this season is deciding if that’s going to deliver them nearer collectively or will it not?