30-something friends (sports writer Dave Miller & comedian Kevin McCaffrey) watch and recap every episode of ABC's TV series "A Million Little Things."
5.13 One Big Thing AKA The End
It began in the fall of 2018, and it ends here in the spring of 2023. The series that began with one tragedy ends with another, but it’s fitting that the final episode is an ode to the #1 friend of the group, that kept it all together for everyone, all these years. It’s Gary’s episode.
It’s brutally sad, but all the main players get a chance to give a final goodbye. There are a few funny moments and some truly great performances. While we wish the most deeply sad things ended a little earlier, giving us a little more room to be happy, ultimately we’re left thinking: this was a nice show. We felt real things. And we are grateful for spending this time with you, and each other. Thank you.
And, A Million Little Bye.
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5.12 Tough Stuff AKA Gary Forever
Well. If you’ve watched, you already know. This episode is all about Gary, and Maggie. It’s not how we wanted this to go, but it is probably the best episode in the entire series. Genuinely emotional, but with every emotion well-earned and well-told, and with maybe the best performance in the history of the series from Allison Miller. And we’ve got one more to go.
Gary 4 Ever.
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5.11 Ironic AKA Like a Bad Cough On Your Wedding Day
Katherine and Greta tie the (nautical) knot in this one, overcoming the weather, horny divorcing parents, and our new #1 worst character (who is maybe 3 years old). Gina deals with an attack ad from Councilwoman Lewis, Delilah and Eddie approach a full-circle moment, and Gary discovers Jon’s last voicemail for the first time, gives a lovely wedding speech, and delivers one more pep talk to Eddie. Gary and Maggie also have a tough parenting conversation that leads Gary to say “you don’t have to raise this kid on your own,” and, after a bad cough…we’re hoping that statement isn’t ironic, too.
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5.10 The Salesman AKA One Last Pizza Party
It’s starting to get legitimately emotional, folks! In this episode, we have a return of flashback Jon Dixon as Delilah prepares to sell their house. For our money, all the memories and what turns into the final Friday Pizza Party among the friends is really well done. Elsewhere, Tyrell and Sophie talk about what they are before coming clean to everybody, Gary and Maggie return to the cancer support group, and the bathroom where their relationship began, and Rome goes full campaign manager as Gina decides to make a run for office. It was a good episode, folks! Made us feel like we’re gonna miss it.
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5.9 Father’s Day AKA Just a Good Freakin’ Episode
Lot of dad-related storylines on an episode that, for our money, had the funniest scene in the whole series (nice work, James Roday Rodriguez & Chance Hurstfield). Gary’s dad comes to him in a dream, Tyrell & Sophie get together in a way we all knew they would, Rome struggles with taking his dad to a retirement home, Eddie has to make a tricky decision with Charlie at the hospital and Delilah…returns. Also: there’s a great cameo from a timeless actor. FOUR EPS TO GO!!!
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5.8 Dear Diary AKA Rome and Omar Rumble
Maggie is going through it in this episode, dealing with a baby-talkin’ aunt, leaving Javier Chad for the first time to go back to the radio station, and continuing her love/not-love relationship with Dr. Jessica. Greta and Katherine make a visit to Greta’s parents, who seem and maybe are too good to be true. Eddie’s mean/hot teacher tries to snitch on him and his “friend,” but ends up finding the real story, and our favorite story of the ep is Rome/Gina/Omar/Walter. The brothers fight, get nostalgic, and come to a consensus on what must happen next with their dad. Tweet us your thoughts @amillionpodcast while you still can! 5 episodes left…
So great! Sad that we won't hear anymore until the fall from you guys, but as with most things in life, the anticipation I suppose add the experience when we hear from you again. Great job!
I was so excited about this podcast. But they can’t stop talking about themselves.
Always a great podcast. I appreciate and enjoy the personal life anecdotal tangents.
I love the chemistry between Dave and Kevin---it makes the show!
Keep them coming!