Sex and the City revival shocks fans with major death in first two episodes

New York, New York - And Just Like That has finally arrived on HBO Max – but was it worth the wait?

The original stars from Sex and the City, (from l. to r.) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon, reprise their roles in the SATC revival, And Just Like That.
The original stars from Sex and the City, (from l. to r.) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon, reprise their roles in the SATC revival, And Just Like That.  © IMAGO/EntertainmentPictures

The short answer is yes.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis return as their iconic characters, Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt in the long-awaited revival.

The gal pals are closer than ever, despite being short one person – Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.

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The first two episodes that dropped on Thursday tastefully handle the sexually-proud PR's absence, while also introducing colorful new characters that will surely bring some juiciness to the reboot.

But the series wasted no time in starting things off with a bang as a major character was heartbreakingly killed off.

And just like that, Mr. Big is gone

In the HBO Max series, And Just Like That, John James Preston, played by Chris Noth, tragically dies from a heart attack.
In the HBO Max series, And Just Like That, John James Preston, played by Chris Noth, tragically dies from a heart attack.  © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Much like its predecessor, And Just Like That doesn't just solely focus on sex.

Agism, parenthood, friendship, grief, and more will be thoroughly highlighted in the series.

One scene showed the trio discussing Miranda's gray hair – which she proudly wears because she doesn't let age define her, though Charlotte tries to persuade her to go back to her bold-red tresses.

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It's evident that things have changed in the city of Manhattan and among the group of besties.

Two out of three girlfriends are parents to teenagers.

Miranda's son, Brady, is the most sexually active young adult who can't stop humping his girlfriend.

Seriously, who's okay with having sex with their girlfriend while their parents are right next to them?

Charlotte's daughters, Lily and Rose, are night and day. Lily is piano protégé while Rose is more of a tomboy who likes to skateboard around the family's luxury apartment.

As for Carrie, she's happily in love with the ever-charming John James Preston aka Mr. Big, portrayed by Chris Noth.

The twosome have chosen to stay childless but remain just as magical and appealing as they did in SATC.

But Carrie's life is altered forever when tragedy strikes and Mr. Big unexpectedly dies from a heart attack.

For fans of SATC, this was a shocking blow since Carrie and Big's romance was the focal point of the series and films.

Just when it seemed like the two would have their happily-ever-after, Big dies in Carrie's arms, leaving her alone to pick up the pieces.

Thankfully, she has her two best gals in her corner who held her hand through the tragic ordeal.

But it's clear Big's death with play a major role in Carrie's story, especially since her other ex, Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett, will appear in the series.

There's also the mystery man SJP was spotted smooching on set during the production of the show.

But how will Carrie move on?

Though Kim has explicitly stated she doesn't plan to return to the franchise, will her character make amends with Carrie?

New episodes for And Just Like That will drop every Thursday exclusively on HBO Max.

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