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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.
It is revealed that Mr. Big's real name is
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.
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.
When Samantha and Smith are changing, Samantha takes off her jacket. In the next shot, Samantha takes the jacket off again.