Carrie has a hot date with Jack but worries the entire time that she'll screw it up. To calm down, the girls suggest that she has a "sim-u-date" prior to her date with Jack. Though the "sim-u-date" doesn't go well and Carrie runs into Aiden, she decides to still go on her date with Jack. Meanwhile, Charlotte is still in love with Harry, and Harry still refuses to marry a non-Jew. Miranda admits her feelings for Steve, but is crushed when she finds out that he's in a relationship. Samantha sleeps with her new stockbroker neighbor and he gives her stock tips.
Carrie and Jack continue to have the perfect relationship until they realize that they don't have the same passion for each other in bed. Meanwhile, Samantha pursues a waiter at a raw foods restaurant, Miranda uses TiVo to fill the void left by Steve, and Charlotte announces she's converting in order to be with Harry.
-- Even Better Than The Real Thing
Carrie visits Jack at his apartment, and while there, Jack opens his "ex-file". Miranda continues to hide her feelings for Steve from him, and has to deal with his new relationship moving to a new level. Charlotte prepares for her conversion, and Samantha tries to make up for getting her lover fired.
Carrie takes Jack out to dinner with her and the girls and things go well until he gives Miranda relationship advice. Later, Carrie criticizes Jack's book and shuts down on her. Meanwhile, Samantha and Jerry continue to act out their sexual fantasies. Miranda tries to use Jack's advice, and Charlotte demands that Harry propose to her.
After taking Berger out on a date to celebrate the success of her book, Carrie's success makes Berger feel like she's rubbing her success in his face. Samantha continues to date Jerry and tries to help him become big in New York, first by changing his name. Charlotte is still down about being dumped by Harry, and Miranda tries to get closer to Steve.
Carrie gets called for jury duty and is unable to get out of it. Later, she and Berger decide to take a one week break from each other. Miranda begins to feel the pressures of being a single mother when Brady sees Magda as more of a mother figure than Miranda. Meanwhile, people at the synagogue try to set Charlotte up and Samantha continues to help Smith with his career.
Carrie is dumped by Berger through a post-it that he left, and ends up bashing him to some of his friends at a nightclub. Charlotte is thrilled about her engagement to Harry and the girls take her on a barhopping bridal party. Miranda's confidence rises when she is able to fit into her skinny jeans and Samantha thinks that she and Smith are moving to fast when he calls her his girlfriend.
Carrie is introduced to Harry's best man, and ends up having a one-night stand with him. Miranda hides from Steve's new girlfriend, knowing that if she met her, she'd have to accept that Steve moved on. Charlotte and Harry's wedding day doesn't go as planned, and Samantha admits to herself that she misses Smith.
Carrie and Stanford attend a baby shower for Kyra and Chuck, friends of the two, where Carrie's new expensive shoes are stolen. Carrie then comes up with a plan to get the shoes replaced. When Brady gets the chicken pox, and Miranda contracts them soon after, her doctor, Robert Leeds, comes to take care of her, but their relationship moves quickly past doctor/patient. Charlotte and Harry work through newlywed problems and Samantha has a run-in with noisy children at a fancy restaurant.
Carrie's high school boyfriend, Jeremy, calls Carrie and asks her to go to dinner with him. Carrie is plesantly surprised and begins to reconnect with him until he reveals the real reason that he's in town. Samantha is unable to get into a new SoHo club but soon finds away to get in. Charlotte and Anthony run into Stanford and Marcus, and at lunch, Charlotte reveals something that leads Marcus to break up with Stanford. Meanwhile, Dr. Leeds moves into Miranda's building and the two get closer.
Big returns to New York for a angioplasty and Carrie is upset when she hears the news. However, after the surgery, Carrie does her best to help Big recover. Samantha and Smith's relationship becomes awkward when Smith tries to hold Samantha's hand while they're in public. Meanwhile, Miranda stresses over how to tell Steve about her new relationship, but Steve finds out for himself when he walks in on the two. Charlotte decides to try Eastern medicine to help her problems with getting pregnant.
Songs: Zero 7
-- In The Waiting Line
At an art exhibit, Carrie meets Aleksandr Petrovsky, an artist, who soon asks her out. Charlotte is devastated when she and Harry finally conceive, but she miscarries. Robert tells Miranda that he loves her, through cookies, making Miranda think that she may never be able to express her feelings. However, this proves to be untrue at Brady's first birthday party. Samantha finds gray hair 'down there' and dyes it to cover up the grays, but the dye job goes bad.
Carrie and Aleksandr sleep together, but Carrie is surprised when she wakes up to find that Aleksandr uses his apartment for his business. Charlotte continues to recover from her miscarriage and volunteers with the blind to take her mind off things. Steve moves back into Miranda's apartment, but having Dr. Leeds living in the building makes Miranda uncomfortable. Samantha discovers that Smith's feelings are true, but only after she has an affair with Richard.
Carrie's relationship with Petrovsky continues to go well, but his extravagant gifts become too much for Carrie. Steve and Miranda decide to get married and begin to plan their wedding. Harry tries to be romantic by taking Charlotte to a fancy French restaurant, but the gesture is lost when they both come down with food poisoning. Samantha decides she wants breast implants but receives startling news from the plastic surgeon.
Carrie learns that Petrovsky has a 22 year-old daughter and doesn't want any more children, leaving Carrie to wonder if she's willing to give up children for Petrovsky. At her cancer treatments, the male physician offends Samantha, so Samantha sets out to get on a female doctor's schedule. Miranda and Steve leave for their honeymoon, but the location Steve chose drives Miranda crazy. Brady is left in the care of Carrie and Charlotte, and Charlotte stresses out the entire time.
Carrie and Petrovsky have dinner together, but Carrie walks out on him when he talks about a friend he had that died of cancer. Samantha's treatments go well, except for the fact that her hair starts to fall out. Smith helps her feel better when he shave his head, and the two go out together, both bald. Charlotte and Harry continue to have trouble conceiving, and Charlotte ends up adopting a dog. Meanwhile, Steve and Miranda look at houses in Brooklyn after they both feel that the apartment is too cramped.
Carrie and Petrovsky's relationship continues to fall apart. In order to prove that Smith is not gay, Samantha tapes them having sex and "accidentally" leaks it to the press. Meanwhile, Charlotte enters her dog in a dog show and Miranda has a hard time adjusting to her life in Brooklyn.
At a dinner party, Petrovsky breaks the news that Carrie is moving with him to Paris, and Miranda doesn't take the news well. A death at a party causes Carrie to re-examine her life, and the girls' lives, in order to make a decision about Paris.
Before leaving for Paris, Carrie runs into Big and tells him that she wants him out of her life. After one last dinner with the girls, Carrie leaves for Paris. In New York, Samantha speaks at a breast cancer benefit and Charlotte goes to Carrie's in search of an adoption recommendation, but ends up talking to big instead. After talking with Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte, Big decides to go to Paris after Carrie.
Songs: Mikhail Baryshnikov
-- Adah's Theme, Didier Rachou
-- Arrival in Paris, Rest Area -- Blue Bass, Didier Rachou
-- Bon Voyage Carrie, Audio Lotion -- El Mensaje, Loner -- French Movie, Passi -- Il Fait Chaud, Angelo -- Magic Elephant, Leo Abrahams -- Mirror Sister, Christopher O'Riley -- Musette En Rondeau, Ralphi Rosario -- Rhythm Sway, Bob Christianson -- Russian Romance, Jon Hopkins -- Searchlight, Alisa Eisenberg & Patrick Woodland -- The Big O, Christopher O'Riley -- The Big O, Bob Christianson -- The View
Carrie has an awkward meal with Petrovsky's ex-wife and begins to wonder if she can ever live up to his ex. On the streets, Carrie meets some of her fans who want to throw Carrie a party. In New York, Samantha drives Smith away when her sex drive begins to fade, but Smith lets Samantha know that he has strong feelings for her, even when she has no sex drive. Charlotte and Harry finally receive good news about their adoption. Steve and Miranda agree to let his mother live with them after she has a stroke. Back in Paris, Petrovsky ends up slapping Carrie during a fight, and runs into Big, who is there to help her pick up the pieces.
Bob Christianson -- A Welcome Surprise, Mikhail Baryshnikov
-- Adah's Theme, Didier Rachou
-- Big Gets His Groove On, Buddha Soul Project -- Brazil in My Mind, Jon Hopkins -- Cold Out There, MC Solaar -- La Belle et le Bad Boy, Platform 6 -- Le Pont de Coeurs, Billy Stein -- Let Me In, Jon Hopkins -- Lunar Moth, Deep Area -- Mad Love For Ya, Bob Christianson -- My Book, Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. Snider -- Nocturne #3, Gotan Project -- Queremos Paz, Louie R. -- Reality, Billy Stein -- Sex Wars, Bob Christianson -- The Big Kiss, Bob Christianson -- The Invitation, Bob Christianson -- The View, Candi Staton
-- You Got the Love (Now Voyager Mix)