"To achieve its dreamlike state, the show’s inventors had to dispense with many of the city’s sweatier elements—including, most notably, the subway," says Yohana Desta. "It’s long been a sticking point for fans: How could Carrie, a newspaper columnist bound to debt by a Manolo Blahnik addiction, afford to avoid the subway? She couldn’t, of course! In an alternate (read: real) universe, Carrie would have been hoofing it to her nearest station every day. Ever the Luddite, she would have marveled at the transition from tokens to cards and grumbled at the rising prices, treating taxis as a rare luxury instead of her given mode of transportation. She would have even used the subway as fodder for her column, a place to observe her fellow lovers and flirts and pervs. But alas, Sex and the City enjoyed the privilege afforded by TV Logic and kept her firmly above ground for the entirety of the series. And Just Like That, however, seeks to change that. From the very first teaser of the new series, which debuts its first two episodes Thursday, the subway finally makes its grand appearance in the Sex and the City universe. And it’s not just lip service-y B-roll. Rather, the show shows Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), the most egalitarian of the bunch and the only one who dares to move to another borough, catching a ride on the train. It’s a rare sight that turns into a regular feature of this new series, with Miranda-centric scenes casually unfolding on subway platforms in the very first episode. The show leans in to the comedy potential of the subway, showing Miranda struggling to have a conversation over the sounds of a loud busker and the screech of an approaching train."