Season 2 of “And Just Like That,” the much-anticipated revival of “Sex and the City,” has left fans gripping their seats, especially after its season finale titled “The Last Supper Part Two: Entreé.” The rollercoaster journey of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) has yet again been put on hold, making fans wonder about the future of this beloved couple.
Throughout the season, viewers witnessed the heartwarming reunion of Carrie and Aidan, with the latter now being a divorced father of three boys residing in Virginia. Their relationship seemed promising, rekindling old memories and future hopes. But a sudden turn of events during the season finale shook their romantic world.
Carrie’s transition from her iconic brownstone to a new luxurious abode meant for sharing with Aidan becomes the setting for significant revelations. Aidan makes an unexpected appearance, divulging a distressing incident about his son Wyatt’s accident under the influence of magic mushrooms and beer. This drives him to reevaluate his priorities and make a challenging decision.
The emotional conversation between the two was heart-wrenching. Aidan’s commitment to his sons pulls him back to Virginia, leaving Carrie in New York. His plea for time, precisely five years, until Wyatt reaches adulthood left many pondering the couple’s future. Will they reunite, or is this the end of the road for them?
The intimate night they share before Aidan’s departure becomes a testament to their enduring love. However, with Aidan’s likely absence from the forthcoming season, fans might have to rely on other characters for emotional sustenance. There were subtle hints like the unexpected messages from Stanford in Japan and Samantha’s much-awaited yet missed appearance.
Michael Patrick King, the showrunner, provided some insights during the “And Just Like That…The Writers Room” podcast. Discussing the writers’ decisions, he explained that reintroducing Aidan only to cause him pain again was not on the cards. Instead, they chose a direction where Aidan’s parental responsibilities would be at the forefront. King’s intention was to keep fans hopeful about the couple’s future, emphasizing their deep connection that transcends time and distance.
He also teased an essential clue in one of the finale’s concluding scenes between Carrie and Seema in Greece. The conversation hinted at Carrie’s possible mindset, suggesting that the five-year hiatus might not be as rigid as it seems.
While the wait for the next season continues, fans can only speculate and hope for a happy ending for Carrie and Aidan. One thing is for certain, though: “And Just Like That” has continued the legacy of “Sex and the City” in keeping its audience enthralled with every twist and turn.