In “And Just Like That,” Season 2, Episode 4, various plotlines come to fruition. As the characters work through their individual difficulties and experiences, the episode examines themes of aging, insecurity, interpersonal connections, and personal development.
In the most recent edition of “And Just Like That…,” former Vogue editor Enid Frick discusses the necessity for a new online publication targeted at women their age. She draws attention to how few women their age are featured in the media. On the receiving end of this pitch, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) considers issues such as age, maturity, confidence, and how one portrays themselves to others.
For Carrie, the idea of being associated with women her age sets off an identity crisis. The episode tackles themes of growing older, venturing out into uncharted territory, and developing self-assurance. Gloria Steinem’s participation adds to the reflection since she makes the argument that perhaps accepting aging is the new frontier. (tvacute.com) We have a recap of “And Just Like That” episode 204 in case you missed the exciting conclusion.
“And Just Like That” Season 2 Episode 4 Recap
Enid, Carrie’s previous boss, and mentor, runs into her, and their conversation is unpleasant because Enid still seems to be critical of Carrie’s job. Carrie mulls on going to Enid’s party for ladies their age, but she is self-conscious about getting older. The pressures society throws on women to have a boyfriend in their lives are further highlighted by the unwanted attention she receives from a man who received her number via a common friend.
Brady, Steve, and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) all go to family therapy, where Miranda is cordial but still feels guilty about their divorce. Miranda is becoming used to the nuances of her relationship with Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez ) and their husband Lyle. In the meantime, Charlotte and Harry take advantage of their child-free month by getting closer. Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) has a physical problem during intimacy, possibly brought on by advancing age. Their plot examines how to keep a happy, long-term marriage going.
Herbert’s mother’s expectations and Herbert’s invitation error are just two of the difficulties Lisa and Herbert must overcome as they get ready for their 20th wedding anniversary party. Their already hectic schedules are made even more difficult by Lisa’s support for Herbert’s intention to run for City Comptroller. Although there aren’t many people at the gathering, Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) strikes up a conversation with an art lover who suggests she might pick up her interest again. Attending the party, Carrie learns the importance of aging gracefully in the company of powerful, independent women.
Carrie learns to let go of age-related insecurities throughout the episode, Miranda negotiates new relationship dynamics, Charlotte muses over her next professional step, and Lisa and Herbert resolve marital difficulties. Aspects of aging, relationships, and personal development are discussed in this episode.