Big suffers a heart attack after a particularly intense workout
Thursday saw the release of the first episode of And Just Like That…, the HBO Max reboot of Sex and the City, and fans were in for a, well, Big surprise.
When Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is pressured into attending the piano recital of one of Charlotte’s (Kristin Davis) children, she leaves her husband Big/John (Chris Noth) at home for a night exercising on his Peloton, the exercise bike that became wildly popular during the pandemic.
He even has a favorite instructor, a Barcelona-born woman named Allegra (played by real Peloton instructor Jess King).
“Tell that whore Allegra I said bye,” Carrie jokes as she leaves the apartment.
Those turn out to be her final words to her husband.
“I’m sure ‘SATC’ fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack,” Steinbaum said.
Yes, Big suffers a heart attack after a particularly intense workout. Carrie comes home from the concert to find him collapsed in the bathroom with the shower running. He dies in her arms.
“Mr. Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in Season 6. These lifestyle choices and perhaps even his family history, which often is a significant factor, were the likely cause of his death.”
Meanwhile, “riding his Peloton bike may have even helped delay his cardiac event,” Steinbaum defiantly declared.
“It’s always important to talk to your doctor, get tested and have a healthy prevention strategy. The good news is Peloton helps you track heart rate while you ride, so you can do it safely.”
Meanwhile, Peloton spokesperson Denise Kelly confirmed to NBC News that the company was aware one of its bikes would feature in a storyline on “And Just Like That…”