About that Natasha thing, do you still recall that she said she knew that Big & Carrie were having an affair, just not in their house? (forgot the ep title, the one with the scissors thing, sorry, me bad!). It just got me wondering: how'd she found out about it, when did she found out about it, if Big already knew that Natasha knew and was just mind-f*cking with Carrie again blah blah...
, you got me thinking about the episode where Carrie goes and apologizes to Natasha. When she responds, she tells Carrie that one of the many things she's sorry for is that she pretended to ignore the affair for as long as she did. So, I think she knew and I don't think she'd confronted Big about it. I doubt she had any specific proof, though. I've always wondered just what Big told Natasha about his relationship with Carrie (In the Hamptons, Natasha said that she'd heard a lot about Carrie, which sort of seems unlike Big in that it was like pulling teeth to get him to talk about the first wife. Maybe we're supposed to believe that because Carrie is special he talks about her. That model Shay ("Silent Y) Big dates in the 4th season also tells Carrie he talks about her.)
One thing that leaves me really unsatisfied in watching the episodes with Natasha is the issue about why the heck Big married her. I assume for my own peace of mind that during the affair Carrie asked him more about how he and Natasha got together and how they got engaged so quickly. I know that at the end of the second season we're told that Carrie is too wild to be tamed, blah, blah, blah. But, in the practical sense how is Natasha so different from Carrie or any woman? While Big and Natasha were dating, was she content carrying around her stuff all the time? Did she never ask Big for a little drawer space? Did she never ask him to meet her friends?
Are we supposed to believe that Big fell out of love with Carrie and then fell so hard for Natasha that this huge love made him suddenly drop all of his bullshit and give Natasha everything she could ever want or need. But, then within 7 months of the wedding, he's ready to call it quits and goes looking for Carrie?
I guess I feel that in the second season, Carrie wasn't asking for all that much. (I did cringe when she asked him to tell her she was the one in the 1st season but....) Despite some of her drunken calls and the time she hit him, ultimately I felt she was just asking to be a consistent factor in his life....not just when he wants her in the bed or wants to be otherwise entertained. That doesn't seem so wild and untamed to me....
So I watch the last few minutes of the finale and I'm thrilled and so happy she's with Big again and absolutely buy that he's changed but then I go back to season 2 and am hating Big at the end and think, damn, that man has a lot of issues. She has reason to hate him forever. Then, I watched the few episodes leading up to the second Aidan break up and I want to want Aidan for her but I just can't....even with the promise of the washer and dryer, which, after living in NYC for three years, is my dream, too. : )
Then, with the episode where Carrie goes to visit Big at his office and with "I Heart NY" I get the Big love all over again...that jerk. Am I alone in thinking that there was something quite sexy about seeing Big at the workplace? I kinda wonder what it would have been like to see him making the deals in the boardroom cause watching him in the kitchen was pretty fantastic.