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And Just Like That finale dubbed ‘the worst’ but fans will ‘cut off their legs’ for ’17 seasons’

Emily Chudy February 4, 2022
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Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon filming And Just Like That...

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Several queer moments including a ‘they-mitzvah’ for Charlotte’s child Rock featured in the much-anticipated series finale of Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That

Thirteen-year-old Rock’s journey with their gender has been featured heavily throughout the series, culminating with Charlotte throwing them a “they-mitzvah”, a gender-neutral version of the traditional bar-mitzvah or bat-mitzvah coming of age ritual.

However, before the ceremony – featuring trans and Jewish actor Hari Nef as trans rabbi Jen – Rock decides not to go through with it, as they don’t want to be defined by any labels.

“I don’t want to be labeled as anything. Not as a girl, or boy, non-binary, a Jew, Christian, Muslim, not even as a New Yorker,” Rock said. “I’m only 13, can’t I just be me?”

The episode also included Carrie spreading late husband Big’s ashes in Paris, Miranda announcing she’s in love with podcaster Che Diaz and Carrie kicking off her own podcast.

Fans reacted to the season finale of the Sex and the City reboot with more than a little division, with many saying that although the show had its issues, they were desperately looking forward to a series two.

One Twitter user said they “disliked nearly every minute of And Just Like That…, and if there isn’t a season two I will cut off my own legs.”

Another said: “And Just Like That… is the worst show on television. If they released a new episode every day I would watch it. It never should have been made. I want 17 more seasons. It deserves every Emmy.”

Another said: “Manolos crossed for a season two!”

They continued: “Living up to the legacy of Sex and the City was always going to be a huge undertaking. With that said, I loved And Just Like That… because I love those characters.”

 

A notable missing piece from the And Just Like That… finale was Willie Garson’s character Stanford Blatch, who was set to appear in all episodes of the Sex and the City reboot, before he died at the age of 57 after losing his secret battle with pancreatic cancer.

The show’s creator Michael Patrick King revealed that there was a regular storyline planned before the actor’s death.

During a Q&A with Variety, King explained: “He was in all 10 episodes. Before I knew that Willie was sick and couldn’t complete it, Stanford was going to have a midlife crisis.”

He continued: “Stanford’s character always had a borderline career as a manager, and we were like going to explore the fact that it wasn’t a real career.

“It was going to be Carrie and him, feeling the shifts. Anthony [Stanford’s husband played by Mario Cantone] and him were probably going to have split anyway.”

King then added: “Then we would keep both of them in, and everybody would be relieved that they were divorced because it was not pleasant for anybody. But there was a series of really fun, flirty, hilarious confidante scenes with Carrie that I loved.

“That old, old, very specific chemistry that Carrie and Stanford have, which is based totally on the uniqueness of Willie and Sarah Jessica’s history.”

Plans were changed when the cast and crew learned of Garson’s death, and his character was written off the show in episode four with a sudden work-related move to Tokyo.

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