All of the ‘And Just Like That…’ Season 1 Storylines That Went Absolutely Nowhere
And Just Like That… has just dropped the season 1 finale of the Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, and fans have some questions. From Miranda’s drinking problem to Harry’s colonoscopy, the writers planted a lot of seeds throughout the season that never received a payoff. Here are all of the season 1 storylines from And Just Like That… that went absolutely nowhere.
What happened to Miranda Hobbes on ‘And Just Like That…’?
Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) was nearly unrecognizable in the reboot, and it wasn’t because she let her hair go gray. Fans have complained that the new version of the character was nothing like what fans saw in Sex and the City. And there were a number of details in her storyline that went nowhere.
She began the series with a drinking problem that miraculously disappeared after she cheated on her husband Steve (David Eigenberg) with Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez). She was also back in school to change careers, but that storyline was essentially dropped in episode 2.
There’s also the fact that Miranda has split up her family, but essentially ignores her minor son Brady — who’s the only one having sex in the family home. Then there was the episode where Miranda asked Steve for a divorce before heading to the airport to see Che in Cleveland.
“I’m in a romcom Carrie!” Miranda exclaimed. Then, it was never mentioned again.
Carrie Bradshaw had no storyline in season 1
Even though Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) was the narrator and main focus of Sex and the City, the character didn’t have much of a storyline in And Just Like That…
After losing her husband to a heart attack in the premiere, Carrie spent the remaining nine episodes doing everything from writing a book to getting hip surgery. But none of those plot points went anywhere or were essential to the story.
There was also the introduction of the hot podcast producer and the gorgeous physical therapist. But once again, those characters were gone before we got to know their names. Then there was Carrie’s cringeworthy smoking outfit featuring rubber gloves and multiple babushkas. Why would a fashion-conscious person like Carrie do that? Especially when she had no problem smoking at any other time in the original series or the reboot?
What really angered fans was Carrie’s so-called fallout with Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall). The writers wanted the audience to believe that Samantha would ditch her three best friends over a petty money issue. Then, Carrie randomly texts her throughout the series with absolutely no payoff.
‘And Just Like That…’ fans will never know Mr. Big’s secrets
Carrie also told anyone who would listen that her husband had died, but fans saw no character development or continuing storyline after this tragic event. At Mr. Big’s (Chris Noth) funeral, Molly Price’s Susan Sharon showed up for a second and then was never heard from again.
Mr. Big’s assistant Gloria was also at the funeral and the reading of the will, but then she disappeared. What was the point of that? Speaking of Big’s will, why did he leave a million dollars to his ex-wife Natasha? Why didn’t he tell Carrie about his Pinkberry card? And what was the significance of Big’s dog Gogi?
New characters with nothing to do
One of the few positives of And Just Like That… was the introduction of new characters. Fans met Nicole Ari Parker as Lisa Todd Wexley, Karen Pittman as Dr. Nya Wallace, and Sarita Choudhury as Seema Patel. But once again, the show didn’t give the characters any development or anything to do.
The same goes for Carrie’s downstairs neighbor Lisette (Katerina Tannenbaum) and her podcast co-host Jackie Nee (Bobby Lee).
What was going on with Charlotte and Harry in ‘And Just Like That…’ season 1
Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Harry’s (Evan Handler) storyline was also unpopular with some fans. The challenges they faced raising two teenagers were never fully fleshed out. But for some reason there was an entire episode featuring Charlotte fighting with Harry over a tennis incident. What?
There was also the fact that Charlotte repeatedly mentioned Harry’s colonoscopy — which had fans thinking a cancer diagnosis was coming. But instead, it was never mentioned again.
As one fan asked, “How have we gone from the four main characters each having an individual storyline during each episode of SATC to characters not having any proper storylines during an entire season?”
Maybe they’ll get some answers in season 2.
And Just Like That… season 1 is now playing on HBO Max.