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Sex and the City: An American Girl in Paris (Part Deux)

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x20
Airdate: Sunday February 22nd, 2004


Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) May 19, 2010

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Guest Stars
Anne Meara
As Mary Brady
Recurring
Chris Noth
As Mr. Big
Recurring
David Eigenberg
As Steve Brady
Recurring
Evan Handler
As Harry Goldenblatt
Recurring
Jason Lewis
As Smith Jerrod
Recurring
Lynn Cohen
As Magda
Recurring
Mario Cantone
As Anthony Marantino
Recurring
Mikhail Baryshnikov
As Aleksandr Petrovsky
Recurring
Carole Bouquet
As Juliette
Francis Dumaurier
As Museum Guard
Gérard James
As Boat Tourist (as Gerard James)
Julien Rouleau
As Paul in Bookstore
Lecy Goranson
As Amber (Birth Mother)
Marc Berman
As Night Clerk
Marc Forget
As Museum Curator
Michaël Cohen
As The Doorman
Myriam Blanckaert
As Evelyn in Bookstore
Nicolas Berger
As Trendy Waiter
Randy Ryan
As Wayne (Birth Father)
Simon Fortin
As Bistro Waiter
Steven Lock
As Male Colorist

Uncredited
Alberto Vázquez
As Raul
Recurring
Episode Notes
It is revealed that Mr. Big's real name is John although his last name is never given.

This episode was 45 minutes long instead of the typical 30 episode duration.

The Versace dress that Carrie wears is valued at $79,000.

Ratings: 10.6 million viewers making this the highest rated episode during the series' run

Aside from the four main characters, Chris Noth (Mr. Big) is the only character to appear in this episode and the pilot, "sex and the city".

Several endings where shot to keep the ending a mystery including: 1) where Carrie and Petrovsky got married, 2) one where Big came and talked her out of staying with Petrovsky, but she still wants to be single, a 3) one where she told Big to 'get f*cked' and desided to stay single.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billy SteinLet Me In 
Billy SteinSex Wars 
Bob ChristiansonThe Invitation 
Bob ChristiansonThe Big Kiss 
Bob ChristiansonThe View 
Bob ChristiansonA Welcome Surprise 
Bob ChristiansonMy Book 
Buddha Soul ProjectBrazil in My Mind 
Candi StatonYou Got the Love (Now Voyager Mix) 
Deep AreaMad Love For Ya 
Didier RachouBig Gets His Groove On 
Gotan ProjectQueremos Paz 
Jon HopkinsLunar Moth 
Jon HopkinsCold Out There 
Louie R.Reality 
MC SolaarLa Belle et le Bad Boy 
Mikhail BaryshnikovAdah's Theme 
Platform 6Le Pont de Coeurs 
Ralphi Rosario & Craig J. SniderNocturne #3 


Episode Quotes
Carrie: (voiceover) Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.

Big: It took me a really long time to get here, but I'm here. Carrie, you're the one.

Carrie: I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love. And I don't think that love is here in this expensive suite in this lovely hotel in Paris.

Charlotte: I cannot believe this is finally happening. I hope nothing goes wrong.
Anthony: Well, if it does, I know some gays who got a Guatemalan kid for like a hundred bucks.



Episode Goofs
When Samantha and Smith are changing, Samantha takes off her jacket. In the next shot, Samantha takes the jacket off again.



Episode References
Carrie: Oh? Did you wanna come up?
Mr. Big: Abso-fucking-lutely!

This dates back to the first episode, "sex and the city" in which Big answers "Abso-fucking-lutely" when Carrie asks him if he's ever been in love.



Warning: Sex and the City season 6 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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