Sex and the City
August 5 Episode
can't get pregnant, Miranda can, Carrie can't keep a secret, and Samantha
can't keep away from a $4000 handbag.
Oh, Steve's one ball and Miranda's lazy ovary still make a little magic.
Miranda gets pregnant from her mercy screw with Steve. Planning to abort,
Miranda goes through angst trying to make the right decision. No plans
for a baby, no time for a baby, wrong father for a baby; all these weigh
pretty heavily. At the very end she doesn't go through with it, deciding
this could be her last chance at motherhood. Undoubtedly, the next nine
months (on screen) will be fabulous with the new addition, Steve's reaction,
and the pressure on her friends (particularly Charlotte). The big issue
for this episode is a heavy one: does a man have the right to know if
a woman is pregnant by him? Does he have a say in the choice of keeping
the baby? This is not light material. Mazel Tov to the screenwriters,
who have come up with an excellent source of conflict to keep this show
on its toes.
can't get pregnant after five months of trying, and finally visits a
fertility specialist. After learning she has only a 15% chance of getting
pregnant, she wigs out over Miranda's bun in the oven and the thought
that Miranda won't complete the baking cycle. After a stirring make-up
scene on the street, the two rebuild their friendship, and no one is
happier about the baby's new lease on life than Char. Performance-wise,
Kristin Davis was a bit weak carrying this heavy load. She maintained
Charlotte's prissy "I'm upset" attitude when a deeper anguish
would have been more appropriate. This is about the most awful thing
to happen to Charlotte, especially after overcoming her weird marital
a stupid bitch. Sam loses Lucy Liu as a PR client all because Sam uses
Lucy's name (and rather coarsely) to move up on a waiting list for a
$4000 purse. First of all, the handbag was ugly. Second, using your
client's name to move up on a waiting list is really stupid. Sam gets
what she deserves in a very amusing put down scene (bravo to Lucy Liu
for the great cameo). You know Sam didn't learn a thing and would do
it again, as long as she's pretty sure she won't get caught. Sometimes
predictability is really fun.
can't keep Miranda's problem a secret and has to share with Aiden, who,
of course, wishes he didn't know since he's close to Steve. Aiden asks
Carrie if she has ever had an abortion, and she lies about it, although
she braves the truth eventually and 'fesses up that she did have one.
She even decides to revisit the place where she met the unsuspecting
almost-father of her child and runs into him again. He hasn't a clue
who she is, and he is still a waiter thirteen years later, same haircut,
same restaurant. Carrie feels vindicated that she made the right decision.
$4000 handbag was really butt ugly.