Sex and the City fans think Carrie has DEMENTIA in And Just Like That

Does SATC’s Carrie have DEMENTIA? Fans speculate reboot has another heart-wrenching plot twist in store for Sarah Jessica Parker’s character after spotting clues in debut And Just Like That episodes

  • WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD 
  • The new show, called And Just Like That, premiered on December 9, and viewers are now theorizing that Carrie Bradshaw may be suffering from memory loss 
  • During an eyebrow-raising scene in episode two, between Carrie and Miranda Hobbes – played by Cynthia Nixon – Carrie’s actions were seen as rather odd
  • Fans were left puzzled when Carrie told Miranda that she kept her coffee in the freezer. She also forgot what they were talking about mid-conversation 
  • Some people think it was a clue that the character has dementia, while others said she was simply overwhelmed by grief over her husband, Big’s recent death 
  • According to Alzheimers.org, people with dementia often tend to hide things in strange places, and often become confused 

Sex and the City fans are speculating that Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, has dementia in the new reboot And Just Like That…, after she put coffee in the freezer and forgot what she was talking about mid-conversation.

The new HBO Max show aired its first few episodes on December 9, and viewers are now theorizing that Carrie may be suffering from memory loss after they noticed one particularly eyebrow-raising scene. 

The scene in question took place during episode two, and it centered around Carrie and Miranda Hobbes – played by Cynthia Nixon – hanging out in the former’s kitchen on the morning after her husband Mr Big’s sudden death. 

However, while fans of the show were initially left reeling by the shock passing of Mr Big, they are now focusing further attention on Carrie’s behavior in the wake of his death – with many claiming that her actions suggest she is suffering from dementia. 

When Miranda asked Carrie where she kept her coffee, fans were left puzzled when she told her it was in the freezer – certainly a questionable place to keep her morning Joe. 

Sex and the City fans are convinced that Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, has dementia in the new reboot And Just Like That

 The new show aired its first few episodes on December 9, and viewers are now theorizing that Carrie may be suffering from memory loss


During an eyebrow-raising scene of episode two, between Carrie and Miranda Hobbes – played by Cynthia Nixon – Carrie’s actions were rather odd

What is dementia? 

  • Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include problems with ‘memory, thinking or language, and changes in mood, emotions, perception and behavior’ 
  • Nerve cells carry messages between different parts of the brain, and to other parts of the body. As more nerve cells are damaged, the brain becomes less able to work properly
  • Symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, planning or organizing, problems with language and communication, misunderstanding what is being seen, being confused about time and place, and more 
  • Dementia symptoms can be ‘relatively mild’ at first, but get worse over time
  • There are many types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common 
  • Source: Alzheimers.org 

And while some people were convinced that was a clue that the character was suffering from dementia, others believed she simply put the java in the freezer to keep it fresh. 

Miranda then told Carrie that she was going to make them some, to which Carrie asked, ‘Some what?’ – like she had already forgotten what they were talking about.

According to Alzheimers.org, nerve cells carry messages between different parts of the brain, and to other parts of the body. As more nerve cells are damaged, the brain becomes less able to work properly – causing dementia.

Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, planning or organizing, problems with language and communication, misunderstanding what is being seen, being confused about time and place, and more. 

It reported that people with dementia also tend to hide things in strange places. 

‘People with dementia often lose items as a result of their memory loss,’ the organization wrote.

‘They may also leave items in unusual places – for example, leaving the remote control in the bathroom, or tea bags in the fridge.

‘By hiding and hoarding things, the person may be trying to have some control of their situation.’ 

It also said that dementia symptoms can be ‘relatively mild’ at first, but get worse over time. There are many types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.

The scene quickly caused an uproar on social media, with many fans sharing their thoughts on the scene and debating over whether or not it was a clue about Carrie’s health.

Although everyone agreed her actions were strange, some people thought she may have just been confused because of stress and grief – due to the recent death of her husband, Big. 

During the first episode, in a shocking turn of events, Mr. Big, played by actor Chris Noth, passed away from a sudden heart attack while working out on a Peloton machine. 

‘Wait is Carrie experiencing early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s? Please no,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘Carrie got dementia?! #AndJustLikeThat wtf is happening. This reboot ’bouta make me pass out.’

‘Y’all catch that in episode two? Carrie is at the beginning stages of dementia,’ someone else said. ‘The coffee in the freezer is a sign. Placing things they’re not supposed to be.’ 

‘Wait people think they’re setting up Carrie to have dementia?’ another Twitter user wrote. 

‘I thought she just forgot during the Miranda making coffee scene cuz she was exhausted and grieving and preoccupied.’

One disgruntled fan was not a fan of Mr. Big’s death or the idea of Carrie having dementia – and she shared her frustration online.

She tweeted: ‘I feel my heart hurting like… Why they brought this show back? Big is dead, Carrie seem like she have dementia… [I] am here crying my a** up… This is not okay… Like we waited all these years for this man just to up and die on us… WTH.’

Some fans were also concerned that Carrie didn’t rush to call 911 after she discovered that her husband had a heart attack, and wondered if he’d still be alive had she done something sooner.


Some people think it was a clue that the character has dementia, while others said she was simply overwhelmed by grief over her husband, Big’s recent death 

According to Alzheimers.org, People with dementia often tend to hide things in strange places

The scene quickly caused an uproar on social media, with many fans sharing their thoughts on the scene and debating over whether or not it was a clue about Carrie’s health

After walking into their apartment and finding him on the ground, with his eyes fluttering open and shut, Carrie simply held him and began sobbing – instead of trying to save him or get him help.

‘#AndJustLikeThat saw the two episodes and I’m still wondering why Carrie didn’t call 911 and do CPR,’ one viewer asked.

Another wrote: ‘Was anyone else yelling at Carrie to call 911 instead of kissing dying Mr. Big?’

According to the actor who played Mr. Big, however, that moment was important for the couple.

‘There had to be that last moment and no words, no corny dialogue, just a look, and I thought [showrunner Michael Patrick King] did it so beautifully,’ Chris said.  

After the show first premiered, The Guardian noticed Carrie’s ‘confusion’ and weird behavior, but blamed it on her age.

It wrote in a review of the first two episodes that the new show had reduced her and her friends to a ‘baffled trio trying to negotiate a strange new world, as if the only thing ageing has to offer us (or women at least) is confusion and failure.’ 

If Carrie does have dementia, she won’t be the first SATC character to suffer from the condition.

In the original show, it was revealed that Miranda’s mother-in-law, Mary Brady, had Alzheimers in the final episode. 

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