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He is rarely shown with other males, and when he is, they are usually credited as colleagues or acquaintances.At one scene he is shown to spend New Year's Eve celebration alone, sitting at a restaurant, but seems to feel comfortable with the situation.At this point, Carrie has grown tired and frustrated with Big's inconsistency and rebuffs him, but also realizes her behavior towards him has often pushed him away. The season finale depicts his attempt to reunite with her.The series finale takes place over two episodes in which Carrie moves to Paris with her current boyfriend, Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky (played by Mikhail Baryshnikov).This hurts Carrie, as she wonders why he could take steps with Natasha that he refused to take with Carrie. Big had simply skipped many of the important emotional steps before marriage, many of which he had definitely, if slowly, taken with Carrie, ironically creating the problems of distance and unavailability between Big and Natasha, which Carrie had so feared in their own relationship.Within seven months of his marriage, he begins to chafe at his matrimonial bonds and pines for Carrie; he initiates an affair with her.
Carrie agrees and thus begins their on-again-off-again relationship. When Carrie asks Big if he has ever been in love, he replies, "Ab-so-fucking-lutely". Big" Preston is a recurring fictional character in the HBO series Sex and the City, portrayed by Chris Noth.He is the primary on-and-off love interest of the series' protagonist, Carrie Bradshaw, who usually simply refers to him as "Big". Big character was based on publishing executive Ron Galotti, former publisher of GQ and Talk.The series finale, "An American Girl in Paris", ties together the loose ends of Carrie and Big's relationship and concludes their long, unconventional courtship.Absent for most of season six, Big suddenly reappears in Carrie's life near the end of the season, once again at the wrong time.