'And Just Like That' Episode 3 Review: 'Iconic' Miranda and Che scene opens new relationship doors

'And Just Like That' Episode 3 Review: 'Iconic' Miranda and Che scene opens new relationship doors
Sara Ramirez as Che Diaz and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes in 'And Just Like That' (HBO Max)

HBO Max returned with a brand new episode of the 'Sex and the City' revival series 'And Just Like That', packing in even more drama than the previous episodes. While the premiere rudely ushered off Kim Catrall's Samantha as having moved to London, the biggest takeaway was the death of Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) husband Mr Big (Chris Noth) who was written off the show via a heart attack.

Episode 3 of 'And Just Like That' focuses on the aftermath of the funeral as Carrie recovers over the weeks. The series which focuses on the now aged iconic characters has roped in many modern aspects like the pandemic, gender identity exploration, white savior complex, and more. While it may have been done with good intentions fans aren't having the forced 'wokeness' but watch on for their love of 'SATC'. So read on to know what happened in the third episode and what we thought of it.


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Episode 3 starts off on a seemingly positive note as we see Carrie do her podcast along with Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) and we see her doing better after a few weeks overlooking the fact that she can't sleep. But Big's will leaves the recovering widow more confused than she has ever been as her husband leaves a million dollars for his ex-wife Natasha Naginsky (Bridget Moynahan). Fans of 'Sex and the City' are in for a treat as the episode brings back Bridget Moynahan once more with her character doing well in life. The original series had the two women entangled with Big and now they are brought together once more for an anxious blast from the past.

Bridget Moynahan as Natasha Naginsky in 'And Just Like That'(HBO Max)

Although the return of one of the very originals from the iconic series is something to look forward to, the show focuses on some of the more latest aspects of life. Charlotte York Goldenblatt's (Kristin Davis) daughter Rose (Alexa Swinton) tells her mother that she doesn't feel like a girl. The mother goes for advice to Anthony Marentino (Mario Cantone) for advice on how to approach the situation correctly.

But we're not done as the episode also plays out a lengthy comedy show where Che speaks out on queer issues. It's great to see a queer, non-binary, bisexual person play the character and talk about the issues but it was a tad too long. But all is forgiven as this saw one of the biggest question marks arise. Miranda, who's been drinking more lately and realized that her relationship with her husband Steve is more like roommates having a kid together, has a surprising encounter.

Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt and Alexa Swinton as Rose Goldenblatt in 'And Just Like That' (HBO Max)

She stays back for the afterparty alone which sees Che give her a blowback with weed. The moment was quite intimate and made us question if she may swing the other way. Now although the 'SATC' series confirmed she's not a lesbian we can't help but wonder if the makers decided to make her bisexual in the reboot. After all it's 2021 and anything can happen. Che may be the lady for Miranda and it'll be fun to see what happens next.

'And Just Like That' is available to stream on HBO Max with new episodes dropping weekly.

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