"When?", we all bellowed into our pints of wine. "When will this madness cease? When will love win?!"

Watching the car crash that was Carrie and Big's relationship was never easy.

Characterised by game playing and a fear of giving in to their heartfelt desires, it wasn't until the series finale, at the end of season six, when Big finally said those three little words to Carrie on the Pont des Arts in Paris and they melted into one another, love personified.

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And even during the Sex and the City films, there were question marks hanging over their relationship.

Big had a wobble on their first wedding day, and Carrie ended up kissing former lover Aidan during a trip to Abu Dhabi.

But eventually, and we use that word in the greatest possible sense, the i's were dotted, the t's crossed and the couple found their happy ending.

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It's a classic cinematic romance, defined by a handful of key moments, one of which takes place just before Carrie leaves for Paris to be with her then boyfriend, Aleksandr Petrovsky.

Big tells Carrie that he "made a mistake" and what they have is special, but the lady is not for turning and Carrie delivers the most powerful "f*ck you" speech we have ever heard.

Grab your popcorn. This deserves your full attention.

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Now that, ladies and gents, is how it's done.

Abby Robinson

Abby is a writer for Pretty 52. She's an animation enthusiast, daydreams about roaming the wild with all her animal friends, and is failing to conquer her trainer addiction.

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