And Just Like That fans criticise show’s ‘bizarre choice’ to skirt abortion conversation

And Just Like That is getting warmth from fans for the way in which it dealt with an abortion storyline within the newest episode.

In the course of the newest episode of the Intercourse and the Metropolis spinoff – which follows three of the 4 authentic pals, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis), dwelling life of their fifties – Lisa Todd Wexley (Nicole Ari Parker) is reeling from life-changing and surprising information.

Warning, potential spoilers to observe for ‘And Just Like That’ season two’s episode 10

On the finish of episode 9, simply earlier than Lisa’s husband Herbert (Christopher Jackson) is about to converse at his metropolis comptroller marketing campaign get together, Lisa stuns him by telling him she’s pregnant.

On Thursday’s (17 August) episode, titled “The Final Supper Half One: Appetizer”, Lisa confides in Charlotte about her shock being pregnant, telling her she doesn’t know the way she’s supposed to work full-time with a new child.

“I will likely be lacking deadlines, I will likely be pumping across the clock and be failing at each jobs,” Lisa says.

In a while, as she stews over her predictament in mattress, she decides to decide an argument with Herbert, disgruntled by the truth that he didn’t get a vasectomy “eight years in the past, proper after Gabby was born”.

He tries to clarify that he “let it slide within the occasion that sometime, sooner or later, we’d resolve to have one other youngster”.

“When my profession was taking off?” she interrupts. She goes on to motive with him that he’s in the midst of a political marketing campaign and “you barely assist me with the three youngsters we have already got”.

Nicole Ari Parker in ‘And Just Like That’

(Craig Blankenhorn/Max)

“What occurs if you win?” she asks. “Then ought to we be having the opposite dialogue? It’s your resolution, Lisa. No matter is finest for you, that’s what I need,” Herbert responds, alluding to an abortion.

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“I actually recognize you saying that. I’ve thought of it, however I can’t. I imply, I’m actually grateful that I’ve that possibility, however I simply want to wrap my head round this new actuality,” Lisa says.

For the reason that episode’s launch, a number of viewers have taken to X (previously Twitter) to condemn the show’s resolution to “skirt across the phrase abortion”.

“It was [like] I Love Lucy tiptoeing round being pregnant within the Fifties,” one tweeted. “What the f*** 12 months is it? That was such a weird selection.”

“I’m #ajlt greatest fan,” a second wrote. “BUT LTW must be getting a girlboss abortion. I’m not shopping for her reasoning ‘I simply can’t’ s***ty cop out I’m sorry.”

A 3rd questioned: “When will ‘progressive’ exhibits like #AJLT lastly stroll their discuss and let a personality undergo with an abortion? Chickened out with Miranda in SATC…Okay. Now now we have LTW dreading one other child, and we’re performing like she doesn’t have a selection. This IS a ‘woke’ present sooo? Let’s see it.”

One other stated that they had been “screaming on the TV”.

“Get a f***ing abortion. The handy miscarriage is performed out bulls***,” they added.

Lisa later wakes up Herbert to inform him that “one thing’s not proper. I’m bleeding”. After he says they want to go to the hospital, Lisa calmly tells him: “I believe it’s too late.”

And Just Like That’s season two finale premieres on Thursday 24 August on Max within the US and Sky Comedy and NOW within the UK.

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