And Just Like That fans have slammed the show’s “bizarre decision” to sidestep talks about abortion

And just like that is heavily criticized by fans for the way an abortion story was handled in the final episode.

During the latest episode of the Sex and the City In the spin-off, which is about three of the four original girlfriends, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis), who live their lives into their fifties, Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker) devastated by the change in her life and unexpected news.

Warning, possible spoilers follow for episode 10 of the second season of “And Just Like That”.

At the end of the ninth episode, just before Lisa’s husband Herbert (Christopher Jackson) is about to speak for the comptroller at his campaign party, Lisa stuns him by telling him that she is pregnant.

In Thursday’s (Aug. 17) episode, titled “The Last Supper Part One: Appetizer,” Lisa confides in Charlotte about her surprise pregnancy and tells her she doesn’t know how to work full-time with a newborn.

“I’ll miss deadlines, I’ll work 24/7, and I’ll fail both jobs,” says Lisa.

Later, while gushing in bed about her prediction, she decides to have a fight with Herbert because she’s upset that he didn’t have a vasectomy “eight years ago, right after Gabby was born.”

He tries to explain that he’s “let it go in case we decide to have another child one day in the future.”

“When my career really took off?” she interrupts. She goes on to explain to him that he is in the middle of a political campaign and “You hardly help me with the three children we already have”.

Nicole Ari Parker in And Just Like That

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“What happens if you win?” she asks. “Should we have the other discussion then? It’s your choice, Lisa. “Whatever is best for you, that’s what I want,” Herbert replies, alluding to an abortion.

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“I really appreciate you saying that. I’ve thought about it, but it doesn’t work. I mean, I’m really grateful to have this option, but I just have to deal with this new reality,” says Lisa.

Since the episode’s release, several viewers have taken to X (formerly Twitter) to condemn the show’s decision to “skip the word abortion.”

“It was [like] i love lucy “I tiptoed around pregnancy in my fifties,” someone tweeted. “What the hell is that for a year? It was such a bizarre decision.”

“I’m #ajlt’s #1 fan,” wrote a second. “BUT LTW should have a girlboss abortion. I don’t buy her “I just can’t” argument, fuck it, I’m sorry.”

A third asked: “When will ‘progressive’ shows like #AJLT finally walk the talk and give a character an abortion? Crazy with Miranda in SATC…K. Now LTW is scared of another kid and we pretend she has no choice. So this is a “wake” show? Let’s see.”

Another said they “yelled at the TV”.

“Have a damn abortion. “The convenient miscarriage is bullshit,” they added.

Later, Lisa wakes Herbert and tells him that “something is wrong”. I’m bleeding.” After he says they need to go to the hospital, Lisa calmly says, “I think it’s too late.”

And just like thatThe season 2 finale premieres Thursday, August 24 on Max in the US and on Sky Comedy and NOW in the UK.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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