Big Is Dead And Gone In And Just Like That, And He's Not Coming Back For The Finale

"And Just Like That" has canceled its plans to bring Big back from the grave. 

In a move that surprised long-time fans and kicked off some bizarre stationary bike drama, the continuation of "Sex and the City" killed off Carrie's leading man, Mr. Big (Chris Noth), in the very first episode ... And they're doing everything they can to make sure he stays dead. The show originally planned to bring Noth back for a "fantasy" moment (more on that later because what does that even mean?) in the "And Just Like That" finale, but according to TVLine, his remaining scenes have been cut from the final episode following a recent story published in The Hollywood Reporter.

The sudden departure of Noth's character might have been shocking a few weeks ago, but it's nothing compared to the mounting allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him. Since THR's story was published in December 2021, four women have come forward with horrifying stories of sexual abuse. His "And Just Like That" co-stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, have released a joint statement saying, "We support the women who have come forward and shared their painful experiences. We know it must be a very difficult thing to do and we commend them for it." Noth has since been dropped by his talent agency and fired from his recurring role on CBS's "The Equalizer."

The Big Ending

Despite the last-minute changes to the show's finale, TVLine's reporting states that Noth's scenes weren't integral and that "the finale was not locked at the time that the allegations against Noth were made public." The script originally called for (beware of spoilers) Carrie and Big to "reunite" in a sort of ghostly dream fantasy scene after Carrie travels to Paris to spread Big's ashes at the Pont des Arts bridge, and based on how weird that scene sounds, it seems like the finale will be better without Noth in multiple ways.

"And Just Like That" doesn't need a confusing ghost romance, regardless of the brevity of the now cut scenes. If anything, Carrie facing that monumental moment alone lends itself to the very real grief that has permeated her storyline this season. Carrie doesn't need Big's ghost to get the closure she's seeking and none of us need to watch her spend time with him, either.