'And Just Like That' Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: Big Sleeves, Bigger Apartments
Plus, the best plot twist of the season involves Lily and Brady.
The good news is that Carrie is not relocating to the chicken-inhabited farmlands of Virginia, the bad news is the man who brought her there has been rebooted as a Hallmark card. Now that Carrie and Aidan have had 23 minutes of happy screen time on this show, I find myself wondering when it’s going to get messy again. But things can’t get messy, exactly, with a human Hallmark card, they just get boring — and bringing Aidan’s ex-wife into the story won’t change that. Thank god for real estate porn.
Here’s your character-by-character recap of the third-to-last episode of the season.
Carrie and “Chatty McNice Guy”
We open with Carrie in bed in Che’s fake-nice rental, which looks like it’s been Carrie-fied. The décor doesn’t quite match the fabulous sheer lounge dress with metallic shoulders she wears over black underwear, but it’s starting to look like it falls from a similar tree.
Aidan enters the apartment with a “CHELLO!” He tells Carrie he’s been friendly with the building staff, and she says he can’t be all “Chatty McNice Guy” and risk practicing Southern friendliness here since they’re basically renegade subletters. Soon after Aidan strips down to his tighty whities, they hear a knock on the door and don’t answer it, only for a letter to be slipped underneath. It says they’ve exceeded the 30-day guest policy and have to GTFO. Well, chicken shit. Where will they do it now, since Aidan still patently refuses to go inside Carrie’s apartment? So much time has passed and they like each other so much that it seems like he should just get over himself and go up there. He’s a man, he’ll get laid, he’ll move on. That said, as a viewer, I’m not mad at the opening this presented for Carrie to get involved with that Gramercy apartment.
Carrie goes back to her apartment to find a perfect kitten that Che brought home from work. It would have been easier to enjoy the kitten had Carrie not been wearing such a strange outfit.