The next story accommodates spoilers for “And Just Like That” season two.

“And Just Like That” simply wrapped up its second season on Aug. 24, and one in every of its buzziest storylines was the extremely anticipated return of John Corbett as Aidan Shaw.

Within the authentic “Sex and the City,” Aidan was one in every of Carrie’s major love pursuits, however the pair by no means may make it work long-term. Followers questioned if this may lastly be their likelihood, or if Aidan’s look would simply finish in additional heartbreak for Carrie. Forward, we’re revisiting their lengthy, difficult relationship historical past, and what went down in season two.

In What Episode Did Carrie and Aidan Meet?

Aidan is first launched within the season three episode “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts.” Carrie is comparatively contemporary off her most up-to-date breakup with Massive, who’s now married to Natasha. As she tries to place herself again on the market, Carrie meets Aidan, a captivating and good-looking furnishings designer. Their meet-cute appears rom-com prepared — it even entails a canine, as Aidan agrees to exit with Carrie as a result of his canine likes her and is outwardly a very good decide of character.

Carrie and Aidan’s Relationship in “Sex and the City” Season 3

For a short time, all is nicely, and the pair embark on an precise relationship. When Aidan reveals that he has a rule towards relationship people who smoke, Carrie even quits smoking (with some bumps alongside the way in which, in fact). They take their time with the bodily aspect of their relationship, which surprises and, ultimately, charms Carrie. She works to beat a few of her self-sabotaging tendencies, though she struggles with large milestones, like when Aidan needs her to satisfy his mother and father.

As any “Sex and the City” viewer is aware of, although, Carrie could possibly give up smoking, however she can not seem to give up Massive. When he returns to her life and tells her how sad he and Natasha are, the exes quickly start an affair. Carrie finally admits the reality to Aidan, and so they break up.

Carrie and Aidan’s Relationship in “Sex and the City” Season 4

Within the fourth season, Aidan reappears in Carrie’s life when he opens a bar with Steve, Miranda’s on-and-off boyfriend. There’s some awkward rigidity at first, however they quickly notice that neither of them is basically over the opposite. It is a rocky begin, particularly as Aidan turns into emotionally distant when he learns that Carrie and Massive are nonetheless in contact. Finally, although, Carrie and Aidan conform to attempt to transfer on from the dangerous issues of their previous and actually decide to giving their romance one other go.

Their relationship retains getting extra severe, and Aidan ultimately proposes and strikes in with Carrie. Realizing how a lot she loves her condo, he even buys it for them, in order that they will keep there and develop it for his or her new life collectively. As wedding ceremony and condo plans construct up, nevertheless, Carrie begins feeling intense anxiousness and strain. She needs to take it extra slowly, which Aidan initially agrees to. After a black-tie occasion, Aidan asks Carrie to simply ditch the marriage planning and elope. Carrie realizes that a part of the explanation Aidan is so desirous to formally get married is that he nonetheless has belief points over her dishonest, and so they break up once more.

Carrie and Aidan Cross Paths By the Years

Within the authentic “Sex and the City” collection, Carrie and Aidan solely cross paths once more as soon as extra in season six. Whereas avoiding a foul date, Carrie bumps into Aidan. She finds out that he is married now, to a fellow furnishings designer named Kathy, and so they have a son, Tate.

Carrie additionally bumps into Aidan within the “Sex and the City 2” film, throughout a interval when she and Massive are struggling of their marriage. She runs into Aidan at a market in Abu Dhabi, and when he invitations her to have dinner, she accepts. They reminisce about outdated occasions, she learns that he has since had two extra sons, and so they even share an impulsive kiss. Carrie runs away instantly and later tells Massive about it. She and Massive reconcile, and so they stay collectively till his demise at the start of “And Just Like That.”

Carrie and Aidan’s Relationship in “And Just Like That” Season 2

We be taught that Carrie has saved tabs on Aidan and is aware of that he lives in Virginia, has been divorced for 5 years, and offered his furnishings firm to West Elm. After speaking about him with some pals, she sends him an e mail to check the waters. And in episode seven of “And Just Like That” season two, Aidan makes his onscreen return. He simply occurs to have a piece assembly in New York on Valentine’s Day, and they comply with meet up then. They’re each single, and so they’re each desirous about one another, however when Aidan learns that she nonetheless lives in the identical condo — the one the place she broke his coronary heart — he cannot agree to return there. However they comply with begin relationship anyway.

Carrie decides to hire out Che’s Airbnb when he is on the town to get round Aidan’s disdain for her condo. In episode eight, she even wonders if Massive was a mistake and Aidan was the real love of her life. Carrie visits Aidan’s household in Virginia and meets his sons — although his youngest, Wyatt, 14, will not be comfortable about his new girlfriend. In the meantime, Carrie and Aidan get kicked out of their unlawful Airbnb, and Carrie decides to lastly eliminate her condo and get a brand new place. It’s going to have sufficient room for Aidan and his sons after they go to. Aidan’s ex-wife warns Carrie to not break his coronary heart once more, however she’s all-in on the romance.

Nonetheless, simply when Aidan and Carrie are preparing for this large transfer, Aidan’s son Wyatt causes main points. After a struggle together with his mother, he will get drunk, crashes Aidan’s truck, and breaks a number of bones. Aidan is bereft that he wasn’t there for his son and heads again to Virginia.

Which leads us to the season finale. Aidan returns to New York early to shock Carrie, however drops some main bombshells. He thinks he wants to remain in Virginia long-term to be there for all three of his sons however particularly Wyatt. He tells Carrie he will not be along with her totally till Wyatt is now not an adolescent, and since his birthday is the subsequent week, which means 5 years. Carrie is clearly upset, however she principally agrees to attend for him. However as he returns to Virginia, she tells him it doesn’t matter what, being with him and giving up her condo won’t ever be errors. Aidan assures her it is all going to work out, however she’s clearly much less certain.

We’ll have to attend for season three to see the place they go from right here for Carrie and Aidan, however we predict it is not going to be a easy 5 years.