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And Just Like That… Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Aidan Shaw is back and kissing Carrie, plus Kim Cattrall returns for a brief appearance as Samantha.
  • Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like That... (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max)
    Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like That... (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max)

    Things are already heating up for And Just Like That… Season 2. HBO Max seems to be delighting in releasing increasingly scandalous photos of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Aidan’s (John Corbett) reunion, heightening anticipation among all the shippers of that relationship. Other hints have dropped, too, giving us clues to who will be in the new season and what stories may be covered. Before trying to decipher what’s to come, here’s a look at where all the characters stand after the Season 1 finale.

    Where did we leave everyone at the end of And Just Like That… Season 1?

    By the end of Season 1, all three of the main women had gone through some big changes. Carrie, who thought she was being haunted by Big (Chris Noth) via a lamp, finally gots closure when she spread his ashes in Paris. While there, she got a text from Samantha, seemingly the first step to repairing their friendship. She returned to New York to start her own podcast called, you guessed it, Sex and the City. In the final moments of the season, she was in an elevator kissing her podcast producer, showing that she’d truly moved on.

    Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) was shocked to find out that her partner Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) is moving to Los Angeles to film a pilot. Despite being up for an internship after going back to school, Miranda dyed her gray hair red again and got on a plane to follow Che to L.A.

    Charlotte (Kristin Davis) did her best to be supportive of her non-binary child Rock (Alexa Swinton), pushing them to participate in their “They-Mitzvah.” Ultimately Charlotte realized that the biggest show of support was to not push her kid, and she ended up participating in the ceremony herself, a nod back to her conversion to Judaism in the original series.

    Heading into Season 2, Miranda is still friends with her professor Nya (Karen Pittman), and Carrie is getting closer than ever to her real-estate-agent-turned-friend Seema (Sarita Choudhury). Anthony (Mario Cantone) is running a new bakery business, and Steve (David Eigenberg) is somewhere being very sad about his divorce from Miranda.

    When will And Just Like That… Season 2 premiere?

    And Just Like That premieres June 22 on Max. Watch the trailer:

    Who is in the cast of And Just Like That… Season 2?

    Parker, Nixon, Davis, Ramirez, Choudhury, Cantone, Evan Handler, and Eigenberg are all returning for the new series. Noth will not be appearing — not only because his character is dead, but also because sexual assault allegations caused HBO Max to cut ties with the actor. A Big cameo was removed from the Season 1 finale after allegations surfaced, so there likely won’t be any flashbacks to Carrie’s ex.

    Even though Kim Cattrall has previously made it clear that she will never return to the Sex and the City universe, Variety reported on May 31 that she will appear in one scene in the new season. According to sources, the scene will be a phone conversation between Carrie and Samantha, and "Cattrall shot her dialogue on March 22 in New York City, without seeing or speaking with the stars of the series, including Sarah Jessica Parker, or with And Just Like That showrunner Michael Patrick King."

    Tony Danza is rumored to be joining the cast as himself after being name-dropped by Che in the Season 1 finale. Grammy winner Sam Smith confirmed their time on set on Instagram, and of course, Corbett will be making his highly anticipated (and detested) return as Aidan Shaw.

    What is And Just Like That… Season 2 about?

    HBO Max hasn’t released any details about the new season, but the streamer has been dropping hints on its Instagram page. Miranda’s hair is still red (and Nixon is stepping behind the camera to direct at least one episode), there’s a Valentine’s Day episode in the works, and Aidan and Carrie seem to be very much a couple.

    There are posts of the two, not only holding hands but full on making out in the middle of a busy New York City street. Carrie’s fling with her podcast producer must be over, and we’ll see if that becomes a difficult dynamic to navigate in the upcoming season. How Carrie and Aidan reconnect will be one of the biggest revelations in Season 2, and there will certainly be plenty of callbacks to all their big relationship milestones from Sex and the City’s past along the way.

    A brief history of Carrie and Aidan’s relationship

    Carrie and Aidan first meet in the Sex And The City Season 3 episode, “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts.” Carrie spots Aidan while furniture shopping with Stanford (the late Willie Garson) and the relationship is almost doomed from the start after Aidan shows disgust at Carrie’s smoking habit. But Carrie decides to quit and give things with Aidan a shot.

    By the end of the season, however, Carrie is cheating on Aidan with Big, and tells him about her infidelity in the Season 3 finale, which also happens to be the day of Charlotte’s wedding to Trey (Kyle MacLachlan). Aidan understandably leaves Carrie at that moment.

    In Season 4, Carrie forces her way back into Aidan’s life, and throughout their second shot, he holds her indiscretion over her head, hinting that he might cheat on her to make it even. Still, he decides to propose, but Carrie’s anxiety over that kind of a commitment ends up tearing them apart again.

    In Season 6, Carrie runs into Aidan and sees he has a kid and a wife, which seemingly closes the door on that relationship. But then he for some reason ends up in Abu Dhabi at the same time as the core four in the movie Sex and the City 2. By then Carrie is married to Big and Aidan is still married, now with three kids. However, that doesn’t stop him from being a total dirt bag and going in for a kiss.

    The pair’s reconnection in And Just Like That… marks 23 years since they first met, and 13 years since that cursed meeting in the Middle East. It’s hard to imagine how things could possibly go right this time around, but we’ll just have to wait to watch to find out.

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    Brianna Wellen is a TV Reporter at Primetimer who became obsessed with television when her parents let her stay up late to watch E.R. 

    TOPICS: And Just Like That, HBO Max, Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, John Corbett, Kristin Davis, Sam Smith, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Danza