Sarah Jessica Parker explains away huge And Just Like That plot hole

The Sex and the City revival series, And Just Like That…, has come to the end – of the first season anyway – but while many questions we had at the beginning of the series have now been answered, we’ve just as many unanswered ones that we’re still waiting to have cleared up. (Spoilers ahead…)

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You’ll remember that shocking scene at the end of the first episode, where Big dies of a heart attack after a particularly intense workout session on his Peloton bike. While the tragic moment took many viewers and fans by surprise, what really left us dumbfounded was why on earth didn’t Carrie immediately call an ambulance after finding her husband lying motionless on the bathroom floor?

Well thankfully, we can now move this conundrum across to the ‘satisfyingly answered’ mental column in our minds, as Sarah Jessica Parker addressed the And Just Like That… plot hole in a recent interview, expressing her thoughts on why her character didn’t do the logical thing and call for help straight away.

In a recent interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, SJP explained that they were using a creative tool that she called ‘suspended animation’, to portray that feeling of time standing still or slowing down when something truly shocking happens.

She said of the And Just Like That… plot hole: ‘We can walk through this together, shall we? In my head, she struggled through this moment and tried to get him to be responsive. And then she, you know, came to her senses — I’m gonna say after about two to three seconds. Then, of course, she called 911 and got all the help she needed from professionals.’

Well that’s that cleared up, then…

In other recent And Just Like That… news, Sarah Jessica Parker also recently divulged what Stanford’s original storyline was meant to be, before actor Willie Garson sadly passed away during filming.