'A Million Little Things' Episode 7: Will Gary be able to part with Colin after all that they have been through?
During the search for Colin, Eddie finds a 'lost dog' flyer at one of the shelters. The flyer featured a photo of Colin, but under the name Wesley, and contact details of another owner.
Spoilers ahead for season 2 episode 6 'Unleashed' of 'A Million Little Things'
In the last episode 'Unleashed', James Roday's Gary went through a pet parent's worst nightmare.
His dearest dog Colin was nowhere to be found. The search for Colin was also disappointing since nothing was turning up - no one had seen Colin anywhere. In fact, Gary and Maggie (Allison Miller) weren't looking for Colin by themselves, they had an entire search party complete with Gina (Christina Moses), Rome (Romany Malco), Sophie (Lizzy Greene), PJ (Chandler Riggs) and Eddie (David Giuntoli), who was actually supposed to be watching Charlie but Gary's call gets him away. Many fans found it hilarious, confusing and intriguing all at the same time that these grown-ups would have the time to drop everything at the drop of a hat and go looking for a dog.
After spending the entire episode looking for Colin, he is finally found in the basement, where he was the whole time. It is an emotional reunion for Gary who had imagined the worst from the get-go. Yet losing Colin was never an option - Gary and his dog had been through so much, the thought of losing Colin was frightening.
Even as the day came to an end though, it wasn't the end. During Colin's search, Eddie finds a 'lost dog' flyer at one of the shelters. The flyer featured a photo of Colin, but under the name Wesley, and with contact details of another owner. When he first sees it, he is shocked and doesn't want to tell Gary, who already seemed devastated at the thought of losing Colin.
After the dog is found, Eddie tells Maggie the truth about Wesley/Colin. And she decides that Gary must know. When she tells him, Gary is visibly broken. It is an especially tricky situation to be in. Over the course of the months following Gary and Colin's friendship, the two had grown to share a very close bond. Gary was in a very bad space when he found Colin. He helped Gary get through bad times and just loved him dearly and unconditionally, the way pets do. We cannot imagine being in a situation like this.
Will Gary keep Colin? Or will he return Wesley to his original parents?
'A Million Little Things' airs on Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.