'A Million Little Things' Season 3 Review: ABC drama returns with more mystery after Eddie's accident and Regina's loss

Packing more intrigue and drama in a promising premiere episode, the new chapter might just deliver a better installment than Season 2


                            'A Million Little Things' Season 3 Review: ABC drama returns with more mystery after Eddie's accident and Regina's loss
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Spoilers for 'A Million Little Things' Season 3 Episode 1 'Hit & Run'

ABC's hit drama 'A Million Little Things' returned with its Season 3 premiere bringing Eddie Saville (David Giuntoli) back from the dead. But not without any terms and conditions. 'Hit & run' reveals, while Eddie might be alive, his life will never be the same as he is left paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair. But even in these tough times, Eddie is surrounded by nothing by love, support, and affection from his family and friends. This extended family also is going through its own share of chaos as Rome and Regina Howard (Romany Malco and Christina Moses) were refused their promised baby and are now recuperating from the loss. 

Both these developments add a much-needed intrigue to the plotline and tease an intense Season 3 going forward. Eddie's connection to the drowning of a young girl decades ago has landed him in this situation. As his life and everything he has (moderately) worked for so far in life hangs by a thread as disability will be a major hurdle for his character this season. Through it all, his wife Katherine (Grace Park) promises to be by his side. But how resilient is their love in the face of adversity? 

Rome and Regina find themselves in a similar situation (well, sort of) - their relationship is also being tested at this point as they find themselves pulled into different directions. Adoption and is not an easy process, but for this couple, it is an excruciating journey. Intense scenes in this episode prove that the Howards need time and space to heal from their wounds before embarking on yet another attempt. The question is whether they will stand together through it all. 

'A Million Little Things' Season 3 premiere episode was far more interesting than the last few episodes leading up to the finale of Season 2, in a way redeeming itself. The introduction of Alex in Eddie's past towards the end of last season was found to be odd, misplaced, and a desperate attempt to give an apparently logical reason for his addiction. Just how he was connected to this, will only be a slow reveal. 

Elsewhere, the finale packed a decent dose of Gary Mendez's humor. James Roday is always a pleasure to watch on 'A Million Little Things'. His 'Psych' credit still rolls into this show as he takes upon every scene that he sets his mind to. Caught in what is clearly waiting to become a love triangle, Gary thinks he's made his choice. But has he really?

Packing more mystery and drama in a promising premiere episode, 'A Million Little Things' might just deliver a better installment than Season 2. Stay tuned. 

Episode 2 of 'A Million Little Things' titled 'Writings on the Wall' will air on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 10 pm on ABC.

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