'And Just Like That' Season 2 Finale Recap: Dinner Is Served
A polarizing season ends with a polarizing finale.
Right before And Just Like That’s season two finale, news broke that the show had been picked up for a third season. This confirmed what has clearly been building in recent episodes: that misery would be on the menu, because happiness does not a third season make.
“We are delighted to share that since the launch of season two, ‘And Just Like That…’ ranks as the #1 Max Original overall, and is the most-watched returning Max Original to date,” said Sarah Aubrey, who runs original content for Max. It’s sort of like the Twitter of shows — we know we should move on, but a lot of us just can’t quit.
So we knew that things were unlikely to work out for Carrie and Aidan. But now, some narrative threads are just dangling even more purposelessly and uncomfortably than before, like a rabbit foot from a purse. Such as: What purpose did Carrie selling her apartment serve, if she’s not going to occupy it with Aidan? And why was, “I want to do this, just give me five years” Aidan’s out? What sense did that make?! Also, why was Carrie wearing leggings with that delightful Oscar de la Renta dress??
Here’s your final character-by-character recap of season two! Thanks for sticking this rickety ride out with the Back Row community. As Steve poetically stated, “I’m surprised my head isn’t smashed on the pavement like a watermelon.”
Carrie and Aidan
Carrie walks into her old apartment wearing the same outfit she wore when Aidan called her crying at the end of the last episode. So this is, what, hours later? And she’s already asking Aidan on the phone if he got Wyatt home from the hospital? I’m confused. If Aidan just called her with the full update on Wyatt’s condition, and it’s less than 24 hours since the accident, would he be discharged and home so soon? And more crucially, would 24 hours be enough for Aidan to go to Virginia, deal with Wyatt, fly back to NYC, and decide that the best way forward is a five-year break?
Once home with a box full of fancy napkins, Carrie takes a call from Samantha in London.
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