'A Million Little Things': Allison Miller dishes on Maggie and Gary's fate in Season 2, hints at Eric's return
Spoiler alert for 'A Million Little Things' Season 2
In the last few episodes of Season 2 of 'A Million Little Things', Allison Miller's Maggie Bloom has been distancing herself from James Roday's Gary Mendez.
Despite their obvious feelings for each other, their complex relationship doesn't seem to be repairable at the moment. In the latest episode of the series, Maggie decides to put herself out there hoping to move on from Gary, yet finds herself wishing otherwise.
And for Gary, who is nowhere close to getting over the relationship either, giving Maggie and him another chance is out of the question.
At the bottom of their differences and reluctance to get back together is Eric (Jason Ritter), who showed up suddenly in Season 2 and Gary and Maggie's relationship went crumbling down. However, Maggie's issues with Eric run deeper as she finds herself feeling guilty for how she let Eric affect her relationship.
"She feels intense guilt," Miller tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) at the red carpet for the screening and conversation for the series at The Paley Centre for Media. "However, being a therapist, she is also able to examine the situation better."
"She is able to step outside of it and see that she got wrapped up in something that she didn't understand, but at the same time she feels that she threw a real wrench in her relationship with Gary and she brought a lot of her own baggage," Miller tells us.
Yet there is something deep inside Maggie — and Miller herself — that pushes them to believe that Gary and Maggie are going to end up together. But hoping against hope is different as things rarely work out as one hopes. Which is what Miller infers from her character.
"I think that Maggie believes that they are going to end up together, but things don't always work out that way," Miller says; obviously without letting on a lot about their fate. "So she may grow out of that, but she feels that way even when they're apart."
Does this give us any clue about their relationship? No. But Miller suggests that Eric might return to their lives since he fled the city a few episodes ago. "Eric is not a malicious person. He was doing it with good intentions, but he just didn't do it right. There is no danger from him, but that is not to say that he won't show up again."
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 10/ 9c on ABC.
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