“A Million Little Things” has been known for its emotional storytelling since its debut in 2018, and its final season is expected to maintain that emotional depth.
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According to the show’s official description, Season 5 begins with a funeral, where the group gathers to “celebrate the life of a loved one who dies unexpectedly.” However, this won’t be the only death in the season, as creator DJ Nash has confirmed to Variety. He is careful not to reveal any more details but acknowledges that another character will pass away during the season.
The series, which draws inspiration from Nash’s own relationships and personal experiences, features a cast including David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park, James Roday Rodriguez, Tristan Byon, Lizzy Greene, and Chance Hurstfield. ABC had announced the decision to end the series in November, a decision that Nash had been aware of for a significant period of time.
“We’re not a hospital show where new interns can come in. We’re about a group of friends that are real, and a lot of things have happened to this group of friends. I didn’t want us to become the issue-of-the-week show,” Nash explains. “I knew from the beginning it was five years. I wasn’t as public about it because people want it to go longer, but this is the right time.”
The final season will see the return of several familiar faces. Stephanie Szostak, who portrayed Delilah Dixon and hasn’t appeared since the Season 4 premiere, and Ron Livingston, who played the late Jon Dixon, will both make a comeback. While Jon is featured in flashbacks, Delilah is back in town.
Moreover, Eddie, who has a daughter with Delilah, will experience a new romantic relationship in this season. As usual, Nash hints that it will be even more complex, and there’s a possibility that it’s someone the audience has met before.
Nash does reveal that Eddie, who became paralyzed in a hit-and-run at the end of Season 2, will continue to use a wheelchair throughout the entire season.
“He doesn’t walk again. That may be what fans think they want from the show. It’s not what you really want for the show,” Nash says, reflecting on the series’ conclusion. “Not everyone’s going to love everything that happens, but you’re going to understand everything that happens.”
The final season of “A Million Little Things” premieres on February 8 at 10 p.m. ET.