Sarah Jessica Parker Addresses Major AJLT Plot Hole

"In my head, she struggled through this moment,"

If you binged your way through the ten episodes of And Just Like That but were left with more than a few questions, you’re certainly not alone. What happened between Miranda and Che in Cleveland? Was it really Harry in *that* scene? Spoiler alert – nope, it wasn’t. And why, just why didn’t Carrie call 911 when she first realised that Big had a heart attack?

As you’ll remember, And Just Like That kicked off to quite the morbid start, when we saw Big have a heart attack at the end of the first episode and his death was then confirmed in the second episode. Which obviously, was a big shock to SATC fans everywhere.

That, paired with the fact that Carrie was wearing her blue Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes left me staring at the screen while ugly crying and I can bet I wasn’t the only one.

Now, Sarah Jessica Parker has weighed in on why Carrie didn’t call for help immediately, sharing that it’s only fair that viewers wanted “understandable and logical expectations.” Speaking on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she revealed:

“I always think of that particular moment, as there have been a few in the show in its previous title, that it’s suspended animation. It’s this moment where everything stops.”

Continuing, SJP shared exactly how she saw the scene: “We can walk through this together, shall we? In my head, she struggled through this moment and tried to get him to be responsive. And then she, you know, came to her senses — I’m gonna say after about two to three seconds. Then, of course, she called 911 and got all the help she needed from professionals.”

In the same interview, SJP also addressed John Corbett’s absence from the show – despite him previously revealing that he was going to once again play the character of Aidan.

“He actually reached out very kindly, ’cause he’s nothing if not a gentleman, and apologized for doing that as a joke,” she shared.

“And then I was like, ’No, no, no. I mean, it’s a free country, first of all, and second of all, I thought it was kind of delightful and fun.’”

SJP was then asked if John may be appearing in future episodes of the show, to which she replied: “Having said that, I think he would be … well I’m not gonna — I mean, yes, all of it is possible. All of it is possible.”

Just recently, AJLT writer Julie Rottenberg and executive producer Michael Patrick King have opened up about John’s comments, and let’s just say it got a bit awkward.

“John Corbett should be writing personal apology notes,” Julie told Deadline. “We didn’t say anything.”

Read more on that here.


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