If you read the tea leaves — or at least heard Christina Ochoa speak recently — it seems likely that she’s returning for A Million Little Things season 2. We know that we’d like to see her back since we are talking about a character in Ashley with a fascinating arc, but one whose return was never 100%.
Luckily, in the event Ashley does come back, Ochoa has a lot of ideas as to how to tackle the character’s journey — and also the series’ at-times difficult subject matter. Speaking in a new interview right now with Popcorn Talk (promoting the fourth season of Animal Kingdom), she goes through some of the ground she’d like to cover:
“…She still holds a lot of secrets about Jon and about everybody else … I would like for Ashley to have some moments where we get to see her motivations and we get to explore that within relationships that don’t revolve around just [her] and Jon because that’s really where you got to see a little bit of her character.”
The objective for Ochoa in a potential return is to understand more of her motives and actions and, for some who didn’t fully understand her last time, to recognize that there is a fully-fledged character here. There’s someone with distinct thoughts and opinions, and someone who has obviously dealt with a lot of painful stuff. There’s a reason behind the secrecy that’s not just based on attitude and a season 2 story could unlock a lot of that.
Maybe we’ll have a better chance to explore some of this soon, as A Million Little Things season 2 is going to be kicking off its production shortly in Vancouver. For viewers, the wait is a little bit longer — think in terms of this fall, Thursday nights on ABC. There are plenty of other questions to answer about Barbara and some more-established characters, and we think that there will be room to take some of those on.
Amidst some of the spelunking for various clues and understanding, just remember to enjoy A Million Little Things within the moment. It’d be easy to label this series one about a mystery, but we think that it’s so much more than that — it’s really more about relationships. There are a million little things (fittingly) that form some of the bonds that we have in life. This is a show that is all about exploring them and navigating some of those ins and outs.
For some other news when it comes to A Million Little Things…
Be sure to visit the link here now! That’s where you can get some other discussion about what the future could hold. Oh, and if you’re excited to see Ochoa on Animal Kingdom, rest assured — she’ll be around a lot in the coming weeks.
What do you want to see for Christina Ochoa coming up on A Million Little Things season 2? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)