SPOILERS OF THE SEASON FINALE OF AND JUST LIKE THAT SEASON TWO
To the sheer delight of longtime “Sex and the City” aficionados, the incomparable Samantha Jones reappeared in the franchise’s latest finale of “And Just Like That.”
For those familiar with HBO’s original “Sex and The City,” the return of the audacious, fashion-forward PR executive, Samantha, portrayed by Kim Cattrall, was more than just a cameo; it was a trip down memory lane. Yet, much to fans’ dismay, Cattrall had been conspicuously missing from the revival until this climactic episode.
As the episode unfolded, a surprise call to Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, revealed Samantha’s current whereabouts: London. Audiences caught a glimpse of her life across the pond when she lamented her delayed flight from Heathrow Airport to NYC, causing her to miss Carrie’s dinner party in the iconic Upper East Side apartment.
A chic Samantha, adorned in a shimmering trench coat, paired with a fiery red dress and accented by a luxe green Fendi purse, wistfully remarks, “I won’t be able to make it there in time … The last supper. Miranda and Charlotte told me all about it. I was going to surprise you.” The ensuing dialogue between her and Carrie, peppered with familiar wit and a surprise British accent, had fans both laughing and tearing up.
The brief but poignant appearance sparked a social media frenzy. One fan commented, “I’m not crying, you’re crying. We love you, Samantha Jones,” while another gushed, calling her return the “Best 1 minute 20 seconds of the entire 2 seasons!” Indeed, the power of the original SATC quartet — encompassing Parker, Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis — remains unmatched and undiminished in the eyes of die-hard fans.
Samantha’s legacy in the TV world has always been one of vivacity and verve. From her empowering proclamations about love, life, and parties to her celebrated fashion moments, her character continues to inspire.
Yet, Cattrall’s decision to initially step away from her iconic role was a resolute one. She once remarked to Variety in May 2022, “It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough.” While she distanced herself from a third “SATC” movie and the revival, Cattrall’s surprise cameo reveals the deep-rooted bond she shares with the character and the fans.
As the episode drew to a close and the screen faded to black, the feeling was unanimous: Samantha Jones’ magic remains undimmed. Whether for a season or a fleeting moment, her essence is immortalized in the heartbeats of fans around the world.