Warning: This submit accommodates main spoilers for Milion sitnica‘ Season 3 premiere.

On the plus aspect: Milion sitnica‘ Eddie is, in actual fact, alive.

On the not-so-great aspect: As the Season 3 premiere revealed Thursday, Eddie is paralyzed as the results of his hit-and-run, and now should depend on a wheelchair to get round. (Read a full recap.)

The ABC drama’s newest “card flip” — aka how showrunner DJ Nash likes to discuss with the surprising twists which have marked the present since its begin — units David Giuntoli‘s character up for a tough readjustment (to not point out no matter bodily restoration might or might not happen).

“The show is built on this idea that everything happens for a reason, and the challenge in life is finding that reason,” collection creator/showrunner DJ Nash tells TVLine. “What Eddie’s going to discover through this injury is that his plans for how he’s going to be a husband or how he’s going to be a father or how he’s going to be a friend? Those plans are destroyed.”

He added that Eddie (*3*)

TVLine additionally chatted with Giuntoli about Eddie’s destiny. Read on to listen to his ideas on “karmic justice” and the household’s tough street forward.

TVLINE | The present actually messed with individuals who needed Eddie to be alive.
Which was surprisingly greater than extra individuals than I believed. [smijeh] OK? I actually didn’t suppose this man was that likeable, however I feel he put within the work. I feel he and Katherine put within the work the place individuals now need to see it work.

TVLINE | When I spoke to DJ Nash, he mentioned that Eddie’s been actually sorry for all of the issues he’s executed, however that is the very first consequence in his life, that one thing really unhealthy has occurred, which I believed was attention-grabbing.
That is definitely true. He had some awkward dinners for a month, and that was type of it. [smijeh] I feel there’s an inherent, perhaps latent, sense that justice, karmic justice, wasn’t served to Eddie. I feel that the viewer will not really feel that approach. He actually, zapravo does undergo quite a bit.

TVLINE | So now we have the blissful ending of his not being lifeless, however it is a enormous change for that household and his relationship with Katherine, particularly. How will their marriage mirror these new roles they’re being pressed into?
First of all, it’s an unbelievable story line to get to play. I really feel a duty to do service to individuals who have gone by way of one thing like this or are going by way of one thing like this. I’ve began some relationships with guys generally who turned paralyzed of their younger lives, and the issues that they’ve informed me that occurred to them psychologically, loads of them, are being addressed on the present.

This is me getting again to your query. [smijeh] First of all, there isn’t any finish to the ache, the bodily ache. It by no means ends. Eddie continually has to rearrange himself, take care of this spinal column ache and the ache that comes from sitting all day lengthy. You’re in excruciating ache loads of the time, for lots of those individuals. Eddie, and loads of the blokes I’ve spoken to, really feel like their gender went from “male” to simply “wheelchair.”

You don’t really feel like you’re the “man” you have been, and that’s one thing you need to wrestle with and are available to phrases with. I feel Eddie will really feel quite a bit that Katherine didn’t join this. He will really feel like she ought to simply fly away. When we bought collectively, I used to be a rock star, or not less than a reasonable rock star. Local, anyway. [smijeh] And now that is what she’s saddled with, and he feels an amazing guilt.

TVLINE | That’s quite a bit.
It is. And Eddie, definitely in Episode 2, you begin to see Eddie not wanting to place something extra on this household than he already has within the earlier two seasons of iffy selections. So, Eddie is placing on a really robust face, and he doesn’t present his household how a lot ache he’s in and the way a lot assist he wants.

TVLINE | There was the road the place he refuses, or tries to refuse the oxycodone they prescribe him on the hospital. Given his historical past, does that change into one other wrestle for him because the season goes on?
Oh. Yeah. I imply, sure. Katherine brings the drugs residence for a motive. There are protected methods for somebody who’s an addict to take narcotic-level ache killers. It’s simply such a slippery slope for him, and I feel Eddie need to show to Katherine that he has simply bought it underneath management, and the truth that he’s ne taking this excessive degree of painkiller provides loads of psychological and bodily stress to Eddie’s life.