Miranda Hobbes might just be getting the queer storyline of our dreams in the “Sex and the City Reboot,” “And Just Like That … .”
In Thursday’s episode, Miranda, played by out actress Cynthia Nixon, accompanies best friends Charlotte (Kristen Davis) and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) to a stand-up comedy show for Carrie’s friend and podcaster Che Diaz (series newcomer Sara Ramirez). After the show, during which Che talks about coming out and accepting change, Miranda decides to stick around – only to have a seductive encounter of her own with Che, who blows weed smoke into her mouth.
So could this be a sapphic awakening for Miranda? Possibly. The moment could also signal other types of change for Miranda, which the show creators have said will be a major theme for her this season. “Miranda is feeling stagnant in her life,” writer Julie Rottenberg, who wrote Thursday’s episode, told TVLine. “I think this season is all about change for her.”
Earlier in the episode, Miranda confessed to her friends that she and husband Steve (David Eigenberg) haven’t had sex in two years, so she’s clearly not entirely satisfied with the way her life is going. The scene with Che “might have just been something that sent her in a different direction,” Rottenberg added, saying that Miranda is both “restless” and “responding to an inner agita.”
While that doesn’t confirm a queer plotline in Miranda’s future, it doesn’t rule one out, either. Here’s to hoping that Miranda joins the team!