Carrie's birthday dinner party turns to shit when no one is able to make it to the restaurant on time. Samantha lusts after a priest who's not remotely interested in having a meaningless romp with her. Charlotte's marriage to Trey remains up in the air.
Carrie is asked to participate in a charity fashion show and falls flat on her face when she hits the runway. Samantha arranges for a professional photographer to shoot naked photos of her for no compelling reason. Miranda is perplexed when an admirer at the gym calls her sexy.
Carrie continues to date jazz musician Ray King, but breaks things off when his ADD gets too annoying. Samantha hits the sheets with Maria and gets schooled in the ways of lesbian lovemaking. Charlotte agrees to move back in with Trey.
Carrie attends the opening of Scout and has a friendly run-in with Aidan. Samantha and Maria fight about Samantha's slutty history with men, which puts a sudden end to their contrived lesbian relationship. Charlotte tells Trey she wants to redecorate their apartment.
Aidan gets back at Carrie for her Big friendship by passive aggressively striking up a flirtation with a pretty waitress. Miranda injures her neck and gets time off work. Charlotte quits her gallery job to become a full time lady of leisure.
Aidan brings Carrie to his rustic country cabin, but she resists bonding with nature. Charlotte and Trey continue with their grisly baby making. Miranda helps Steve cope with a bout of testicular cancer.
Carrie vomits when she suspects that Aidan is about to propose. Trey tells Charlotte he no longer wants to try for a baby, which marks the final decline of their shitty marriage. Samantha hits the sheets with Richard Wright.
Samantha takes a hit of ecstasy and unwittingly says I love you to Richard. Carrie becomes friends with a gay Aussie shoe distributor, who gets her into Bungalow 8. Charlotte invites a photography crew from House & Garden to photograph the apartment, which marks the official end of hers and Trey's failed marriage.
Carrie has a freakout about her upcoming wedding and tells Aidan she's rescinding her acceptance of his marriage proposal. Samantha is irked when a newspaper columnist chronicles Richard's various liaisons with beautiful socialites.
After breaking up with Aidan, Carrie must somehow find 30K for a downpayment on her apartment or risk homelessness. Samantha yearns for Richard to express feelings of love for her. Miranda can't stop farting.