I feel I have an excuse to have forgotten that they got together because this scene was very subtle and nuanced and the message could easily have been lost on me lol
But at least Christie looked glowing there.
Wow, I completely forgot that Carrie left with Mike. (And considering Mike's history, I know I should have probably been squicked out. But I was one of those viewers that liked Carrie/Mike over Carrie/Austin.)
Carrie and Mike ride off together. According to the uploader, Roark apparently fought for this scene. Whether it was a proposal or having the horseback ride remains uncertain, but anyway ... The Sears Portrait Studio effect at the end really sells it, no?