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And Just Like That viewers left horrified as Carrie calls relationship with Mr Big a ‘mistake’

Jess Hardiman

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And Just Like That viewers were left horrified after tuning in to hear Carrie referring to her relationship with Mr Big as a ‘mistake’. Yep, looks like our whole lives have been a LIE.

As any true fan of the Sex and the City franchise will know, John James Preston - or ‘Mr Big’ - was Carrie’s on-off boyfriend throughout the original series, and was played by Chris Noth.

The pair almost tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Sex and the City: The Movie, but he got cold feet and ran off in his limo, leaving the girls to jet off to Mexico to make the most of their honeymoon.

In the end, he weaselled his way back into Carrie’s good books, and the pair finally wed in a much smaller, intimate ceremony at City Hall as the film concluded.

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Big and Carrie in the original series. Credit: HBO
Big and Carrie in the original series. Credit: HBO

While the couple had their ups and downs in the sequel movie - including Carrie’s cheeky snog with Aidan, whoopsieee! - things seemed to turn out okay.

However, by the time And Just Like That came around, we were given the harsh reminder that fairytales rarely last forever in the cruel world of TV and film, as Big was killed off in episode one of the first series.

Season two, which is currently airing in weekly instalments, sees Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) embracing her new life as a widow, having written a new book on the topic and even started dipping her toes back into the dating pool, with mixed success.

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But she’s also inevitably started reflecting on her relationship with the man she – and many fans – believed was the love of her life, not least because she’s got back in touch with ex-boyfriend Aidan, who she was once briefly engaged to.

Carrie has reunited with Aiden in the new series. Credit: HBO/NOW
Carrie has reunited with Aiden in the new series. Credit: HBO/NOW

In a recent scene with Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), she discusses their rekindled romance, wondering if she should have stuck with Aidan all along.

She says: “Like I couldn’t or I wouldn’t allow myself to fully go there, just feel… I’m just wondering, was it always there and I just didn’t want to accept it? Miranda… I’ve been asking myself… was Big a big mistake?”

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Ouch.

Miranda is left speechless, eventually telling her friend: “I still don’t know what to say.”

She's been left questioning if Big was a... Big mistake. Credit: HBO/NOW
She's been left questioning if Big was a... Big mistake. Credit: HBO/NOW

I’ll level with you and admit I never liked Big, but I can still appreciate this kind of shakes the whole franchise to its core.

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Naturally, fans of the series have had A LOT to say on the matter, with one tweeting: "I’m sorry but am I the only one is horrified that Carrie said that big might have been a big mistake??? Excuse me??? I don’t like that, not one bit."

Another quipped: "And Just Like That they try to rewrite iconic Sex and the City history."

A third wrote: "What, like if he hadn’t died, she’d have left him for Aidan by now? Hardly!"

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out as And Just Like That continues on Thursdays on HBO and NOW.

Topics: TV And Film, Sarah Jessica Parker

Jess Hardiman
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