Capture these celebratory cigars: A Million Little Things & # 39; The Season 1 finale offers many developments for Jon's friends, but a new baby is not one of them.
Which does not mean that Delilah will not go to work for the hour – her water breaks, and her workhorse / beast Regina is there to watch her help. But the episode turns black before we see the child born. In connection with this: Although Rome wants to reach a decision to have children at the hour he wants his wife makes it clear when they arrive at the hospital that she still does not , , Ouch.
proud dad, who will be ashamed of Eddie during all this, you wonder? After rekindling a spark with Katherine and deciding not to get a divorce, he realizes that he and Theo's mother can not resume their marriage with secrets or lies between them. A very serious-looking Eddie confirms that he wants to come home, but "I have something to tell you." He must talk about having fathered Delilah's baby … right? (Read more.)
Elsewhere, Maggie's doctor says that her cancer has disappeared, a message that causes tears for Gary and an insane laugh for Mags. Later, as she moves to Gary's place, Maggie notices that he has to take care of all the jons, and then escorts him to Jon's grave goodbye, which the two friends never got.
What brings us to Jon. At the beginning of the finale, Delilah is ready to let go of the whole Barbara Morgan riddle, but Sophie says the new baby may one day want answers. So Delilah returns to the house that she and Gary visited before, and it turns out that the woman we thought was actually Barbara is Barbara. She reveals that she was dating Dons with Jon's roommate, and then shows Delilah the video Jon sent her on the day he died. Between this sad news and a flashback, we learn that Jon and Dave had tickets for American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston Logan Airport on September 11, 2001, but that Jon had missed the flight because he had run to an airport store for wine pick up . Of course, this flight was one of two terrorists had torn down the towers of the World Trade Center.
Jon's survival guilt only increased in the aftermath of the attacks and he stopped talking to Barbara when she learned she was pregnant. I was planning to marry a firefighter she'd met after Dave's death. Delilah never knew anything about it; We see a flashback to the moment when she and Jon met by chance in Logan, shortly after shouting to Barbara that she had moved on too soon. When Delilah tells her friends what she has learned, Maggie points out that it was probably the entirety of Jon's problems – including his financial problems and his guilt / grief over Dave – that led him to end his life.
Oh, and one more thing? PJ, the teenager we met in the last episode at the hospital, is the son of Barbara, whom Mitch (her angry husband) has elevated to his own. But we have a pretty good feeling that the story does not end there. Continue reading for the series creator DJ Nash's thoughts on the finale and what it means for the second season.
TVLINE | I have to tell you, I fell into your trickery. When you and I talked about the fall finale, you said that we said goodbye to a member of the cast before the end of the season. So I spent the whole episode worrying that Maggie would die. But then I realized that you probably talk about Ashley, who has already gone to Spain. Is that correct?
The conversation that caused you and me has sparked online frenzy. Many read [into it] what you did. I talked about Ashley, and I think when we talked it was before the broadcast of [Episode] 13. So I was factually correct. I would never lie to the fans. I would never lie in general. And then they took your article with you – you should know that he made a test. It was amazing.
TVLINE | I'm sorry.
People were so sure that [Maggie] would happen, and you know what it's about? It speaks to the fact that probably every single person has lost someone to cancer and you wish you could rewrite this ending … Maggie is based on my aunt whom I lost and I had to rewrite this ending. 19659003] There are shows like Game of Thrones and there are shows like House of Cards where you get the impression that even if someone is an important series, you could lose them. But I'll tell Allison [Miller] and James [Roday] I would not do that from the start. I knew that I was beating gold. I did not want to give up my gold.
TVLINE | The episode makes it clear that there are several reasons for Jon's suicide – not just a smoking weapon of response. Talk to me about why it was important to include this discussion.
This year there is a writer who has lost her brother, and it may have been suicide or an accident, and to this day she does not know why we really wanted to capture that part and make sure that, even though we have one Story of "This is probably the day he broke" told this was not the last straw. Was the last straw Eddie and Delilah? Was the last straw the buildings? Was the last straw the feeling of not feeling that he deserved to live? We just will not know this straw.
… Each of these stories we tell about depression, suicide, or cancer, or now, on September 11th, there are real people who have experienced these things, and many of them are watching our shows and responding and feeling heard , I just want to make sure we get it right, so we did a lot of things to make sure we got it right. So we went to Logan [International Airport] and took pictures of that gate to make sure we have the appearance of the gate to the right.
TVLINE | Was the 9/11 angle always part of Jon's backstory? If not, when did that come?
Big question. When I gave Channing [Dungey, then-ABC Entertainment president] the first draft of the pilot script, she had a wonderful note, a brilliant note that read, "Can we summon Jon and his optimism at the end of the pilot?" thought of three options. One choice was what I went through, to have the video of Jon from the elevator … The other choice was that it was a flashback for the guys who go to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup and do not make their flight. And the last thought I had was, "Oh, what if all the boys got on Flight 11 and not?" I thought that was a really cool idea. I talked to [executive producer] Dana Honor … and she said, "I love that, but would not that have been in the eulogy? Would not that have turned up at the funeral? "And I said," Oh, of course. "I just stopped … but it was always in my mind.
TVLINE | Time is running out, but I want to talk about PJ PJ is Dave's son, that is right?
[ A very long silence ] PJ is the son of Barbara.
TVLINE | At the end of the episode we see him watching Jon's video The impression he made on me was that he might have questioned what he had said all his life, and maybe he thought Jon might be his father, what can you say about that?
What I can say is that we're definitely going to see this next season, and I'll say that for me, the most rewarding thing about this show was building more than one character with a similar thematic fight, for example, in this final, it's clear that Jon That's what Gary did when he was standing in the cemetery It's also what Maggie has because she's defeating cancer and not Linda. It's also something that Rome has, because if this call could not come through because of Jon, he would be dead. So there is the fault of a survivor who safely pulls through the second season.
TVLINE | We know that Season 2 will be a new mystery. Are there any scenes that move toward this mystery in the finale? Or will it be something completely new?
The seeds had already been planted. It's not like "This is just in!" It is based on a story that we have already established. For example, PJ was not a new character in the final. He was in Episode 16 when he passed the hospital and was taken to the hospital, which is why he will also be part of the second season.
TVLINE | Okay. Is there a chance that this mystery, which Eddie Katherine will end up telling, is not the secret that we think it is? Laugh ] I'll say: I've already shot this scene, the rest of the scene. When we were there, though I did not know we had a second season at the time, I knew I had actors who were great. I took her aside in the morning and said, "We'll shoot that." And they did a nice job, a really nice job.