AceShowbiz - When it was announced that HBO Max's "Sex and the City" revival series "And Just Like That..." wouldn't feature Kim Cattrall's character Samantha Jones, fans had questions about how it would work. The questions were all answered in the premiere episode of the reboot on Thursday, December 9.
[SPOILER ALERT] In the episode, Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie and her longtime friends Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charloette (Kristin Davis) were asked about Samantha's whereabouts by Bitsy Von Muffling (Julie Halston). The trio revealed that Samantha was "no longer with us."
The explanation might make viewers think that the show killed off the character, but it wasn't the case. Instead, it was revealed that Samantha was now living in London. Carrie and Samantha apparently had a fallout after the former let the other go as her publicist.
"I told her that because of what the book business is now, it just didn't make sense," Carrie shared with Miranda, adding, "for me to keep her on as a publicist. She said fine, and then fired me as a friend." She added that Samantha stopped returning her calls, to which Miranda replied, "You know Samantha, her pride got damaged."
Carrie mentioned that she actually tried to reach out to Samantha numerous times, to no avail. "Look, I understand that she was upset, but I thought I was more to her than an ATM," she complained. Carrie then reflected, "I always thought the four of us would be friends forever."
Kim made it clear that she wasn't interested to return to the franchise following her feud with Sarah. The tension started after Kim announced the death of her brother Christopher on social media. At the time, Sarah shared her condolences and wrote, "Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx."
That apparently didn't sit well with Kim. In response to that, Kim said in an Instagram post, "stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your nice girl' persona." Kim also accused Sarah of fostering "mean girls" culture on the show in a New York Post article.
Sarah vehemently denied the accusations, saying in a 2018 interview with Vulture, "I'd just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it."