Sex and the City
August 12 Episode - Season Finale L
"Just Say Yes"
proposes, Steve proposes, Richard propositions, and Trey unproposes.
Amid lots of vomiting scenes, the emotions are flying high and fast.
The season is over and we'll have to wait nine long months to find out
what happens. For SATC withdrawal during the off season, try http://www.hbo.com/city/index.shtml for a quick hit of Sex.
Now that the SATC
season is over, on Sunday nights I will:
Paint my toenails
Pick my toenails
Pick my nose
Look at internet
Buy the SATC DVD
from previous seasons and watch reruns for nine months
Carrie's apartment goes co-op, Aiden suggests he buy it and they would
live together. After trying to adjust to this radical concept, Carrie
finds an engagement ring hidden in Aiden's bag. The ring is butt ugly
and immediately occasions a bout of nausea from Carrie. She then stresses
about Aiden's pending proposal, her physical reaction to marriage, and
the ugly ring (who was picked out by Miranda to help Aiden). Finally,
Aiden surprises her with a romantic proposal in the middle of the street,
and offers her a really good ring (he returned the ugly one and got
Sam's help to buy the new one). Surprise, surprise, Carrie accepts.
John Corbett gives a memorable performance as the sweetest, most in
love, puppy-hopeful guy you can think of with his down-on-one-knee proposal.
Waiting for Carrie's answer had everyone nailbiting. Hats off to Sarah
Jessica Parker for another outstanding season as our favorite neurotic
searches for a way to tell Steve that he's going to be a father, which
results in a very funny scene in front of the frozen yogurt guy. Steve,
being the nice guy he is, proposes (with Carrie's cast off ring), but
Miranda is having any heroics. She assures him, in a delightfully caustic
dialog, that he is welcome in the baby's life, but they aren't in love
and she isn't marrying him. Bravo to both performers for an excellent
finale to a season well done.
goes wacko from fertility drugs, and decides that if she can't get pregnant,
then they had better start thinking about in vitro and adoption. The
long-suffering Trey, after listening to Charlotte practicing Mandarin
in preparation for a Chinese adoption, finally gives up. In a really
touching scene, he tells her he's too tired to keep this up, and if
they have kids then they have kids. Marriage and getting pregnant is
just too much work. Excellent performance from Kyle McLachlan, who finally
received some meatier script material from the screenwriters that shows
off his exceptional talent. This marriage is on the rocks (again) and
this time it may be Trey who wants out.
new client, Richard the rich hotelier, is giving her a run for her money.
He's a sarcastic, rude, foul-mouthed asshole, and she gives it right
back to him. He finally admits that he loves that she's not afraid of
him and that starts off some sizzles that climax (literally) in his
private jet on the way to his Brazilian resort. This guy is great, really
the ultimate dick (they didn't name him "Richard" for nothing,)
and a perfect companion for Sam. He's an excellent example of awful
men that women get involved with - sexy, rich, magnetic, and just plain
nasty. Let's hope he'll be around next season.
geometric print dress in the opening scenes is a stunner, as is Sam's
black summer dress in the cocktail scene, and Charlotte's tartan ballgown
for the Highland Fling. One last fashion note - did anyone notice that
Miranda's hair was a lighter shade this season? More of a strawberry
blonde and it looked great.