It was clear even entering this episode (titled “One Big Thing”) that there was going to be some bad news on the Gary front, mostly due to all of the evidence that is out there already. However, we continued to have some hope that there would be some uplifting elements to this final chapter. We do think that was the intention from the moment the creative team got to work on this episode — the theme of this show from the start has been friendship, and we felt like that would echo through every moment of this hour.
Of course, we also anticipated some sort of time jump — after all, doesn’t it make some sense to check on these people a little bit later on down the road? We at least tend to think so.
Our time jump prediction did come true at the very end, as we had a chance to see some of the characters more than a decade down the road. Even though Gary is dead, at the same time we saw everyone celebrate him. Also, we saw many of the video messages he recorded for his son right around his sixteenth birthday.
For so many other characters, they got a lot of what they dreamed on. Life went on and for them, it was beautiful — it was exactly what they could have hoped. There were even some nice Easter eggs and callbacks in here, including more of the origin story around Sophie’s name.
What did you think was going to happen prior to watching the A Million Little Things series finale?
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This article was written by Jessica BunBun.