It’s kinda hard to journey into episode two of And Just Like That, knowing that episode one was so bad that getting a root canal and feeling it was less painful to deal with. Sorry, not sorry, that ending was a fucking shit show and an offense to what Sex and The City.
And through that anger, I was hoping that I would start to feel something else by the time I pressed play on episode two.
Mr. Big has never been a favorite of mine. He was he epitome of a toxic asshole who Carrie should have ran away from. My guess was he had what I call “golden rod” penis – meaning he knew how to use that shit so well he would make your neck pop back and buckle your knees.
That and he has a lot of cash and that can make any woman blind.
But we’ll go with the money, because no dick is worth the kind of mind fuck that he gave Carrie on the regular.
But as much as I am ambivalent about him – he didn’t deserve to die that way. Like seriously, WHAT THE FUCK.
Now, we also didn’t need to see a body bag. I think we all got it – he passed away. His wife sure as fuck didn’t call 911. But she did call Miranda and lets all be thankful that Miranda came over – because none of us want to ever see Brady getting rode ever again.
LIKE EVER AGAIN.
Miranda is there for Carrie, like she always is. But personally, I think that Miranda tries to be there for her so that she doesn’t have to deal with her own life. It’s a good out and Miranda doesn’t want to have to ever deal with anything in her life, cause that would mean dealing with herself and she prefers the land of denial.
But then Charlotte lives in the land of it’s all about her and she can spin anything to it being about herself which is some selfish shit. I can’t figure out which one of them is a worse friend to Carrie.
I mean, Charlotte made it so much about her that at the funeral home, they thought that she was the one who had lost her husband. Like yes, we can all understand that Charlotte feels guilty having Carrie go to the recital and her not being there when Big needed her.
But like NO ONE COULD HAVE KNOWN. So you know what you do Charlotte? You shut the fuck up, you support your friend, and you talk to your therapist about your guilt! Like you don’t make your best friends husband dying about you.
And the other thing that we know – Carrie’s going to be stoic – because God forbid, showing emotion more than one time in your life would happen. We all deal with shit differently, I get it. I do.
But you know what I also get? Compartmentalization does no one any good.
You know – if even Samantha is showing emotion and she’s not there (and we’re giving her credit for showing some because of the flowers that she sent) – Carrie can stop acting like she has to carry the world on her shoulders. At any other time she would be like that girl in the I Know What You Did Last Summer movie, where she’s standing in the middle of the street, screaming, what are you waiting for!
But Carrie is acting like she’s fine and Big’s secretary is showing more emotion than Carrie does.
I will admit that Samantha sending flowers was something that I applaud, because that’s what Samantha would do. In her life, she made it seem like all she cared about was sex, but when it came to her friends – no matter what – Samantha was there.
Carrie is holding her shit together, Miranda is giving speeches (bad ones) and embarrassing herself, and Charlotte is making shit all about her. Miranda is just coming across like a whiny old woman who is waiting for life to be over because she’s too afraid to live it.
But as much as I felt like this was some bullshit – it just wasn’t a bad episode. It’s just it feels fake, forced, and too much like when Big left Carrie at the altar. There is also the fact that I am still pissed off about the ending of the last episode and can’t blame anyone but Carrie for not calling 911.
But will I learn to forgive her? One hopes so. Who amongst us hasn’t forgiven Carrie over and over again. But also who was hoping that this would be different, where you didn’t feel like you wanted to send her back to some podunk town and hope that she got her shit together.
Yes, loosing someone is hard. It sucks. It sucks balls. And yes, we all deal with it in different ways. I said that before. But Carrie – she deals with it the same way all the time – distant and displacing blame.
Yes, I went there. Carrie always finds someone to blame.
And Just Like That, she did it again.
- Can’t for the life of me remember shit about Susan Sharon, but I am assuming that I should. Yet, I don’t. So someone tell me why she’s relevant or her being mad at Carrie matters.
- I love Stanford, but how cold he was about seating…
- Concerned about how much Miranda is drinking
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