Since the first episode of the first season aired, people have been wondering about Carrie and Mr. Big. Their will-they-won’t-they relationship had more ups and downs than Ross and Rachel, and was far more interesting. They’ve broken each other’s hearts, they’ve cheated to be together, they’ve been on more rollercoaster rides together than any couple could possibly go through, and still Fate keeps bringing them back together. Why? Because they’re destined to be together, that’s why.
After re-watching seasons 1 through 5 to refresh myself on all the details, it’s even more obvious. Why else would Carrie, who has had her heart broken time after time after time, still gravitate towards him? Why would she give up the chance of happiness with a “perfect” guy (Aidan)? And let’s not forget about Big! He who has run screaming away with commitment issues, to the point of marrying someone else, is still so head over heels crazy about her that he would fly to Paris to retrieve her from the French frog, who’s more interested in his own ego than about his supposed girlfriend. It’s obvious that they’re going to get married in the movie and live happily ever after, right?
Apparently not. According to Ms. Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker,
“What they might not expect is that the shank of the movie is pretty sad”
Yes, I know that there are 4 girls in the group. However, their stories appear to be pretty wrapped up already. Charlotte and Harry have their little adopted Chinese daughter, Miranda and Steve are all set up in Brooklyn raising Brady, and Samantha and Smith are happily committed to each other, which is about as permanent as Sam is ever likely to get. Each of these has possibilities, what would happen if Charlotte’s baby died? What about Steve’s mother, her stroke has left her in a childlike state at times and this could have big implications for the lives of the Brady-Hobbs family. What if Samantha’s cancer was to return?
These are all big stories, but whether the makers of the movie like it or not, the story most women are wondering about is whether Carrie and Mr. Big will ever make it down the aisle, but with such depressing words from Sarah Jessica Parker (who also helped produce the movie, a role she also had on the show), it makes you wonder just what their fate is. If the makers want to get a sequel out of the movie, then perhaps they should listen to what the fans say they want in there, as it’s due to them that this movie is getting made at all. According to Parker, it was quite the battle to get Sex and the City to the big screen, but the studios were “swayed by the devotion of the fans”.
So, what do the fans want? Well, I’m just speculating here, but I’d say it’d be Big & Carrie together, the four girls to be happy and in the same place (Samantha and Smith being in LA may be a problem there..) and of course, the classic aspects of the show; Fashion, sex and cocktails!