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‘And Just Like That’ Star Chris Noth Reveals Why Carrie Didn't Call 911 in That Shocking Premiere

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

If you've yet to see the first episode of And Just Like That..., then you might want to look away. But if you have, you'll be interested to know that Chris Noth has some thoughts about that shocking twist.

Just to recap the first episode, Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) husband, Mr. Big (Noth), suddenly dies of a heart attack after an intense workout on his Peloton bike. And in the heartbreaking scene, Carrie comes home and cradles him right before he passes away. But while the poignant moment left many viewers emotional (us included), it made some fans raise an eyebrow and ask: Why didn't Carrie call 911 right away? Couldn't this have been avoided?

Well, allow Noth to explain.

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While chatting about the scene with Vogue, the 67-year-old actor revealed that he and creator Michael Patrick King wanted Carrie and Big's complicated relationship to end on a poetic note. He recalled, "One thing Michael and I agreed on: We both called it the Bonnie and Clyde moment, which is that moment when Bonnie and Clyde are about to be eviscerated by bullets. They have that look with each other, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. They both know that it's the end."

Noth continued, "We knew that we had to have that, that I just shouldn't die alone in the bathroom. There had to be that last moment and no words, no corny dialogue, just a look, and I thought [King] did it so beautifully."

"It was very important for both of us to find a way to have that last moment together, not that she walks in and finds me dead in the bathroom. That was essential for me to come back to. And the rest is just chemistry with SJ. We've known each other a long time."

To be fair, the sight of Carrie scrambling for her cell during Big's last moments probably wouldn't have had the same impact. And as Phil Mutz and Dara Katz discussed in their new podcast, And Just Like That...a Sex and the City Reboot Podcast, Big's death means a new story and a new chapter for Carrie. (BTW, you can listen to the first episode here and below and subscribe.)

According to Noth, he initially didn't like the idea of his character returning and dying, but thanks to King's execution, he finally "felt very comfortable" with this direction.

He said, "All things end, and it was time for him to go, unless we're gonna be doing Scenes From a Marriage, Sex and the City style. There was nowhere to go with it but six feet under." Fair point.

Here's hoping Carrie will find happiness in her new chapter.

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