And Just Like That: Does [Spoiler] have cancer?

Cynthia Nixon as “Miranda Hobbes,” Sarah Jessica Parker as “Carrie Bradshaw,” Kristin Davis as “Charlotte York.” in And Just Like That - Courtesy of HBO Max
Cynthia Nixon as “Miranda Hobbes,” Sarah Jessica Parker as “Carrie Bradshaw,” Kristin Davis as “Charlotte York.” in And Just Like That - Courtesy of HBO Max /

Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for And Just Like That. Catch up before reading ahead. 

After debuting a shockingly tragic premiere, did Sex and the City’s progressive spin-off, And Just Like That, tease another major character death with its latest episode?

Prior to returning, rumors sparked on how the show would handle Kim Cattrall’s notable absence. Would they simply write her off? Or would the remaining trio be left in anguish over a sudden demise? They choose the latter but went on to surprise viewers by pulling the plug on Carrie’s long-time love Mr. Big. Now a widow, Carrie must learn to adjust to a world without her husband, but will one of her pals soon share the role?

In the recently aired fourth episode (“Some of My Best Friends”), both Charlotte and Harry make several references to a colonoscopy for the latter. First, Charlotte calls to schedule one before immediately cancelling it for a friendly get-together; then, Harry questions the appointment, and its mentioned again when Charlotte bails on plans with a mother at the school. It seems a little unusual that they’d recycle the same piece of dialogue if there weren’t something bigger planned down the line – like Miranda’s frequent drinking habits.

Though Charlotte does use Harry’s impending check-up as an excuse later on, there’s nothing to indicate that either of them actually bothered to reschedule. Instead, it serves as a convenient way to reject an unwanted invitation in the moment. Considering the show’s attempt to blend with the current climate of the world, Harry failing to discover a severe illness in time would fit right into the narrative. This may be an important lesson on why skipping out on routine appointments isn’t wise no matter the circumstances.

If it is revealed he has cancer, there’d be no surprise Charlotte will take responsibility for missing the examination. She’s a perfectionist, she likes to have order, an itinerary to follow, and since her arc this season appears to be all about breaking down those barriers, she’ll likely feel overwhelmed with guilt. Hopefully, it won’t come down to that because watching Charlotte unwind with new pal, LTW, is an energizing take on her character.

Maybe the repetition of Harry’s colonoscopy is merely a throwaway line for comedic value. They never elaborate on it and he isn’t showing any symptoms of sickness (not that it justifies the cause). Whether this is a storyline to be continued later, they surely wouldn’t make it a terminal – unless the season is left open-ended. Losing Big was hard enough, let’s not throw Harry into the mix as well.

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