Eric on 'A Million Little Things'

Um, Eric's Missing Scar On 'A Million Little Things' Is Sus AF


A Million Little Things is back, but unfortunately for Gary-Maggie shippers, their relationship is not. After breaking things off in the winter finale of the drama series, everyone's favorite couple was in an awkward place in the latest episode. But at least Maggie could find a little comfort with her friend Eric, who she met because he received a heart transplant from her late brother — or so she thinks. A shirtless moment at the end of the Jan. 23 episode of A Million Little Things revealed Eric doesn't have a scar, which is super suspicious since he would kind of need one if he had the heart surgery he claims he went through.

Warning: Spoilers about Season 2, Episode 10 of A Million Little Things follow. A Million Little Things is known for throwing surprises at its characters, and it looks like Maggie (Allison Miller) is in for a big one soon. She met Eric (Jason Ritter) earlier this season when she learned her mom had been in touch with him. Eric told Maggie and her family he was the recipient of Maggie's late brother's heart and that was the starting point for an intimate friendship. In fact, it was so intimate, he was the first person Maggie called after she and Gary broke up. In the most recent episode, they even took their relationship to another level with a steamy kiss, which Eric ended up breaking off. Now, it looks like Eric is hiding a secret that will probably get in the way of things going any further.


Leading up to the kiss, Maggie told Eric she understands feeling self-conscious about scars, since she has her own from surgeries relating to her cancer. Eric nodded along, but once Maggie left (after their dramatic kiss), he took off his shirt and revealed he doesn't have a scar at all. Either Eric healed almost magically well, or he's been lying about having Maggie's brother's heart.

TBH, it seems like it's going to be the latter. At the very end of the mid-season finale, Eric was on the phone with a mystery person saying he would tell Maggie something soon. The identity of that person is still a mystery, but it seems like audiences may have just learned what he needs to tell her. Chances are good that the truth is going to extra juicy, and it's pretty much a given that Maggie won't take the news — whatever it is — very well.

Season 2 of A Million Little Things continues on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.