After many (many) months of waiting, the two-part premiere of And Just Like That... was finally released onto HBO Max and sister streaming services overnight. If like me, you stayed up until the early hours of the morning to watch episode one and two in a bid to avoid reading spoilers in the days prior, you would understand the emotional rollercoaster. Excitement, confusion, soul-wrenching sadness (how could they do that to Mr. Big?!) and a slight pang of disappointment (we miss you, Samantha).
While the jury is still out on what the rest of the season holds, it was almost worth the sleep deprivation to watch all the Twitter reactions roll in. Most reactions were aimed towards the audacity (spoiler alert) of killing off Big. “Me phoning Michael Patrick King to demand he pay for my therapy bill after these two episodes,” one user wrote.
— Gow-Hans Gruber🎄 (@tootsdeville) December 9, 2021
Eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that Lily was also the centre of two tragedies. If you watched the first Sex and the City film, you would recall that Charlotte’s daughter hid Carrie’s phone which caused a whole dilemma to unfold at the wedding. In the first episode of And Just Like That… Carrie is forced to attend Lily’s piano recital instead of travelling to the Hamptons with Big (where he may not have died).
— 🕊🕊🕊 (@BajaBlast4Eva) December 9, 2021
And oh my goodness, can we please talk about the iconic royal blue Manolo Blahnik heels that received a full-circle moment?! That is 10/10 writing in our book.
— 𝐒𝐚𝐦 🌘✨ (@solmorozova) December 9, 2021
Of course the Twitter reactions were also seemingly furious at Samantha’s new story line. Before the release last month, a source told the Daily Mail that Kim Cattrall’s character would not be killed off but have a falling out with Carrie and move to London. The consensus from fans is that it was lazy writing.
— miranda jaye (@mirandajaye) December 9, 2021
See more of our favourite reactions, below. Sorry, Peloton.
— Sarah Allegra Nehama (@NehamaSarah) December 9, 2021
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— angela (@amione0314) December 9, 2021