‘AJLT’ Showrunner Defends Carrie and Aidan’s Season Finale Break Up

Sarah Jessica Parker, John Corbett
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This publish incorporates spoilers for the season 2 finale of And Simply Like That.

Whereas And Simply Like That viewers have been shocked that Aidan Shaw left Carrie Bradshaw —  once more —showrunner Michael Patrick King says it was the precise name for the characters.

“She’s not going to harm him as a result of she is aware of she will be able to’t. And we additionally don’t need the followers to assume we did that once more,” King, 68, mentioned through the Thursday, August 24, episode of And Simply Like That’s companion podcast. “The one means we knew that he would ever draw back from her is that if the larger love — and each mum or dad would assume that this can be a greater love — [was] the duty and love in your youngsters.”

In Thursday’s season 2 finale, Aidan (John Corbett) arrived at Carrie’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) New York Metropolis brownstone throwing pebbles — very similar to Carrie did in Intercourse and the Metropolis when he returned after their first break up — to disclose that he didn’t plan to return to the Huge Apple for not less than 5 years. In accordance with Aidan, his son Wyatt was battling him being away following Wyatt’s automobile accident. The furnishings designer defined to Carrie that he couldn’t go away his three sons — whom he shares with ex-wife Kathy — whereas Wyatt, the youngest, was nonetheless a teen.

'And Just Like That' Showrunner Defends Decision to Break Carrie and Aidan Up — Again
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“Aidan believes now that unhealthy issues occur when he’s not there,” King mentioned. “He admits to [Carrie] that he’s actually the house for these three boys — and that’s who he’s at all times been.”

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King — who acknowledged that Aidan’s five-year window will develop into a “debatable level” for followers — was moved by their closing scene collectively.

“We now have this sophisticated factor occurring now,” King, who directed the season 2 finale, added. “What you all take into consideration what occurred and what you all assume their particular person states are, we wished to finish with that second of believing the reality of we’ve made this connection and it’s going to remain there.”

Carrie and Aidan spent one final evening collectively — the primary within the new Gramercy Park house they have been imagined to share — earlier than he catches a taxi again to the airport. Carrie finds solace in Seema Patel (Sarita Choudhury), who’s going by an analogous scenario after Ravi Gordi (Armin Amiri) left to movie his film in Egypt for 5 months. The 2 girls embark on a trip to Greece, which is an improve from their Hamptons plans earlier within the season.

“I knew it was going to finish earlier than something that Carrie and Seema could be sitting on a seashore in Greece searching on the horizon, that it could not finish with Carrie and Aidan,” King added on Thursday. “Our solely little tip to you, the viewers [and] the people who find themselves watching and questioning what we’re considering.

There’s just a little, tiny thread of what we’re considering on the finish, which is Seema says, ‘Nicely we ran at love, and the place did that get us?’ And he or she goes, ‘I’m ready 5 months and also you’re ready 5 years.’ And Carrie goes, ‘Nicely, I could get a while off for good habits.’”

He concluded: “You’d solely say that if you happen to’re already going, ‘It’s not gonna be 5 years.’ She’s very cute, however she does go on to say, ‘There might be others.’”

All episodes of And Simply Like That season 2 are at the moment streaming on Max. A 3rd season has already been greenlit.