‘A Million Little Issues’ creator DJ Nash broke down all of the essential developments of the season Three premiere in our EXCLUSIVE interview. Spoilers forward!
The A Million Little Issues crew is heading into uncharted territory in season 3. The Nov. 19 premiere picked up within the quick 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 baby in numerous methods, and Maggie began the subsequent chapter of her life in Oxford.
HollywoodLife obtained the EXCLUSIVE scoop from A Million Little Issues boss DJ Nash about what’s subsequent. Whereas it could appear to be Alex’s father is the one who hit Eddie, DJ teased that every little thing just isn’t what it appears. The thriller behind who hit Eddie will lengthen all through season 3. Plus, he weighed in on Maggie’s surprising 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. In relation 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 might not have began this interview higher. I met probably the most wonderful man I’ll ever meet in my life after I was 30 seconds outdated.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 would have liked 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 arduous 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 pals 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 unfavourable. Doesn’t imply optimistic. It simply means it’ll be totally 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 wonderful line there together 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 an announcement, 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 difficult as a result of sure treatments 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 exterior 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 means. It positively appears to be like that means.
Is there a motive 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 after we put Constance Zimmer within the pews of that church. Our followers realized that simply if you suppose it’s one thing, it’s not, which is type of the message of our present. After which simply if you suppose Rome goes to take his life, it’s Jon. Simply if 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 if you suppose one thing or somebody, you don’t. We noticed Mitch, PJ’s dad, be very violent and indignant, nevertheless it actually was coming from a love and safety he had for his son. Initially of the pilot, Katherine’s very unlikeable. And but, by the top of his first season, you fall in love together with her. So in an identical means right here, we’re watching a scenario. It may 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 may be, why would he do 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 demise 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 means, 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 fighting 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 incredible 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 concerning 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 very attention-grabbing domino impact on this. So she does initially really feel near the group as a result of, in some methods, she’s Katherine’s greatest good friend that we didn’t learn 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, nevertheless it appears as if no less than these subsequent few chapters, Gary’s consideration is some other place. 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 instantly.
When Maggie arrives in London, she meets her new roommate, Jamie, performed by Chris Geere. They get off to an attention-grabbing begin. The place does that relationship go? Might he be a possible love curiosity?
DJ Nash: What I’ll say is among the most thrilling issues about being in season Three of the present is that we have now entry to individuals like we haven’t had earlier than. Chris Geere was the actor we had in thoughts after we wrote the half, so the truth that we obtained him is simply unimaginable. He’s humorous, and he’s additionally enjoying the emotion in such a fantastic means. We simply couldn’t be extra thrilled that he’s joined our household. By way of what’s happening for Maggie, I feel from the very starting of our sequence, we have now beloved the type of uncommon means individuals 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 pals with Katherine first, there’s type of an attention-grabbing means by 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 presupposed 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 varieties their relationship is one thing we’ll proceed to comply with all through the season.
Rome and Regina are nonetheless within the quick aftermath of shedding their child. Whereas Rome is able to get the subsequent child considering that is their second likelihood, Regina just isn’t prepared. How will their approaches to accepting what has occurred affect their relationship?
DJ Nash: It’s so attention-grabbing as a result of in some methods, they’re in precisely the identical place. They’re each coping with the devastating lack of their baby. It’s the way in which by which they’re coping with which can be so very totally 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 demise 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 could 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 children. 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?