Wednesday, May 25

‘Sex and the City’ fans criticize Willie Garson’s farewell to ‘And Just Like That’

We couldn’t help but wonder: what the hell era And so thinking? Fans are furious after a monotonous send-off from the iconic Willie Garson drowned out the shine of the show during last Thursday’s (December 23) episode. Instead of a lengthy tribute, the show chose to send Stanford Blatch from the late actor to Such. You read that right: Tokyo. After decades as one of Sex and the cityFor the biggest stars, the best the revival series could do was shove it on a plane and brush the rest under the carpet.

Garson passed away earlier this year at age 57 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, earning a slew of tributes from his co-stars on social media. “I’ll miss everything about you,” wrote Sarah Jessica Parker in her memory of the star. “And replay our last moments together. I will reread all the messages from your last days and write our last calls. Your absence is a crater that I will fill with the blessing of these memories and all those that are still in nooks to surface ”.

But when it came time to say goodbye to Garson on the show, Parker’s tribute was greatly reduced. Instead of a flood of emotions, his Carrie Bradshaw simply received a letter from his best friend Stanford informing her of his sudden move to Tokyo.

“Dear Carrie, by the time you read this I will be in Tokyo. I couldn’t tell you, not without crying, ”the letter said in part. “And you’ve already cried enough.”

Carrie talks to Stanford’s husband, Anthony (Mario Cantone), revealing her sadness at his quick exit from her life. But that’s it for sweet Stanford Blatch, a fixture in the Sex and the city universe that is now gone forever.

Stanford’s departure was greeted with harsh critics of the scene, who criticized the “regrettable” ending to his story on the long-running series. “I refuse to believe that the original team of #SATC writers and producers is the same as #AndJustLikeThat,” shared one Twitter user. “I refuse to believe that they really want to ruin the memory fans have of these incredible characters. #StanfordBlatch you deserved better. “

Michael Patrick King, the creator of both Sex and the city Y And soHowever, he had a completely different plan for Stanford. The character was originally scheduled to appear in all 10 episodes, and King “really thought” he could survive the season. But when Garson’s health took a sharp turn for the worse, the project had to “adjust.”

“The last scene he shot was Big’s funeral, and it was magnificent. There was one more scene that I wrote to further explain his absence by [his character] go to Japan. That was a beautiful scene, I say it because Sarah told me it was beautiful between Carrie and Stanford. It really was his goodbye. But Willie was too sick to complete it, “King said. Vanity fair. “By then I knew that the public would know that he was not alive and that his character was not in Japan. So I made it as light and silly as possible and we moved on. “

New episodes of And so air every Thursday on HBO Max.

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