'A Million Little Things': Forget Covid-19, here's why hit ABC drama will tie Rome and BLM in Season 3
If you watched Season 2 Episode 11 'We're the Howards', you might recall Rome's unfortunate tryst with racial profiling
There are a million little reasons why we like 'A Million Little Things'. The hit ABC drama has never shied from making a statement about social causes and has time and again successfully managed to stay relevant to the real world. We expect nothing short of it when it returns for its Season 3 premiere later tonight. You might want to know what happened where Eddie Saville (David Giuntoli) is alive and well after his hit and run in Season 2, or about Maggie Bloom's (Allison Miller) move to Oxford, or Gary Mendez's (James Roday Rodriguez) new relationship with Darcy Cooper (Floriana Lima), or even what is next with Rome and Regina Howard's (Romany Malco and Christina Moses) baby process. The show returns right in the middle of the COVID pandemic, which is sure to affect the characters' lives, but we also expect it to tackle the Black Lives Matter movement. And we are more than eager to see the effect on the Howards, specifically Rome.
If you watched Season 2 Episode 11 'We're the Howards', you might recall Rome's unfortunate tryst with racial profiling. He is at Sophie's (Lizzy Greene) baseball game with Gary when a white man there accuses Rome of "taking pictures of our girls". Gary, in an attempt to support his friend and keep him for vile accusations, punches the stranger. This lands them in the back of a cop car. It is here that Rome - in a very painfully raw scene - explains to Gary how both of them live in two different worlds. And in Rome's world, he needs to be careful about how he dresses, engages, talks, stands, everything.
Since the show went off the air, America has gone through a revolution. The Black Lives Matter movement, which was sparked by the unjust police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, took over the country overnight and then the world. It is no doubt then that creators want to incorporate BLM in the new season. "The way Covid-19 hits this world and the way Black Lives Matter is going to hit this group of friends - it's going to be very moving," creator DJ Nash reportedly said.
Some observant viewers are expecting the same. "I expect Rome to get a gun pulled on him by police," a fan wrote on Reddit, adding "The show has a lot of drama and has used many social issues before. It's a logical leap, especially after this last year."
'A Million Little Things' returns on November 19, 2020, at 10:01 pm on ABC.