Jonah Hill joined the crowd of “Sex and the City” superhero fans this week with one common question about a particular ending to the first episode of “And Just Like…”, which thrilled viewers.
Warning: This post contains spoilers.
After a somewhat happy start to the sequel to the classic HBO series, viewers watched Sarah Jesica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, come home to find her husband, John James Preston (aka Mr. Paige), had collapsed in the bathroom from a heart attack. Carrie immediately rushes to Big to embrace him, but that’s all viewers see of the character before declaring in an audio comment, “And as such, Big is dead.”
In a screenshot of the notes app that the actor shared on Instagram, Hill asked what everyone was thinking after finishing the episode: “But why didn’t Carrie call 911 right away?!”
Fans and fellow celebrities in the comments exchanged the rhetoric surrounding the topic, although the overwhelming majority of everyone thought the same after watching.
InStyle Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown wrote, “That way you didn’t call 911.”
“My exact thoughts,” Rumer Willis commented.
A million dollar question. One fan commented, referring to the royal blue Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes she wore to her wedding.
Another fan wrote, “I didn’t feel sad until bc I was so upset it didn’t immediately connect with laughter.”
Why he did not do Carrie called 911?
Perhaps the devastating moment was just an artistic choice that made showrunner Michael Patrick King.
“Entertainment Tonight” reporter Lauren Zima has an answer to all those wondering about Hale after she asked King the same question herself.
She explained in the comments: “I asked Michael Patrick King this day – he told me the moment slowed down – they stretched what would have actually been a split second for Carrie into a moment longer so we can all feel the pain.” .
However, some strong opinions on the matter circulated across social media after the episode premiered on Thursday, December 9.
A fan wrote TwitterPaige waited for Carrie to come home to go into shock and not call 911.
“Carrie not calling an ambulance for Paige is worse than not leaving Rose for Jack at the door on Titanic,” another fan chirp. “I said what I said.”
Another Twitter user “Why didn’t Carrie call 911, get an aspirin, get a nitro, or whatever you’re trying to save.” books. “The length of time I stood there was painful.”
Added another in tweetWas anyone else yelling at Carrie to call 911 instead of kissing the dying Mr. Big?
After reports earlier this year that Chris Noth, 67, wouldn’t be returning as big in the reboot, WarnerMedia made an announcement at the end of May that those rumors were false and that Noth would reprise his role after all.
Fans may have calmed down to a sense of safety after the characters’ turbulent relationship throughout the show’s run between 1998 and 2004, and the subsequent films in 2008 and 2010. After their on-and-off relationship lasted for years, the couple finally got their happy ending at the end of “Sex and the City 2” and it seemed All is well.
Over the summer, Parker, 56, and Knuth romanticized their characters, sharing adorable photos from the set of the fictional couple.
“These two,” Parker wrote in a comment on her post. “I bet they’ll be out late tonight.”
Fans revisited the post from August, writing in one of them, “You lied and broke our hearts.”
Noth was also filmed shooting several scenes—including one in his character; Funeral – all orchestrated to weed out the paparazzi and fool fans that he was more involved in the reboot than in reality.
“Chris was really happy to collaborate, and both so happy with the bold choice that made Mr. Paige come back and leave, that he even put on a suit and attended the funeral when we were plastering,” King told Deadline. “And I wrote a fake scene, so he and Sarah Jessica (Parker) put on the costumes. He said to me, ‘Do you really want me to put a face on makeup and come down and do a fancy scene at my funeral?'” I say, ‘Yeah,’ because I really wanted the audience to be as surprised as possible before we did that. And that was one of the red herrings we threw into the mix. It’s cool. And it’s great on the show. I mean, if you’re going to die that’s it. The episode you’re going to die in.”