Sex and the City

Season 3 Episode 10

All or Nothing

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 13, 2000 on HBO
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Episode Summary

At last Aidan says that he loves Carrie, which makes her feel even more guilty about her renewed relationship with Mr. Big. Things go well with Charlotte's engagement to Trey, until he proposes a prenuptial agreement that upsets her. When she's feeling down with the flu, Samantha panics that she's going to end up alone, as no-one is prepared to look after her. Miranda finds that phone sex (with her new boyfriend George) can be as fulfilling, but also as painful, as more usual relationships.moreless

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  • Is Sex And The City trying to make it's characters unlikeable?

    Other than the episode being a huge fall in suspense from the preceeding one, Carrie's breaching all ethics, Miranda has a pointless phone sex storyline, and Charlotte is as whiny as ever. The only character who somewhat redeems the show is Samantha who becomes more complex as a person and not just the sex machine she usually is.
  • Charlotte's engaged!

    Carrie tells Samantha about her one night stand with Big. I like how nonjudgemental Samantha is about it. Carrie feels even worse when Aiden tells her that he loves her for the first time especially when she loses his dog. Charlotte gets hit with a pre-nup agreement. Miranda engages in phone sex, but gets cheated on. Samantha gets the flu and tries to find a good man to help her when she's down.

    Like Charlotte's beige strapless dress, Carries green top. I love all of their outfits at Charlottes engagement party, but Carries hair for the event is ridiculous looking to say the very least. Carrie wears another hideous pair of overalls.moreless
Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton


Guest Star

Frances Sternhagen

Frances Sternhagen

Bunny McDougall

Guest Star

Marilyn Alex

Marilyn Alex


Guest Star

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Mr. Big

Recurring Role

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Trey MacDougal

Recurring Role

John Corbett

John Corbett

Aidan Shaw

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the restaurant when Charlotte meets Trey's mom, Bunny, you notice that Bunny is smoking a new cigarette. Then she's suddenly holding an unlit cigarette and a lighter. Then, suddenly, the cigarette is lit and there is no sign of the lighter.

  • QUOTES (32)

    • Trey: Ladies, may I sweep my bride away?
      Miranda: She's all yours.
      Carrie: (voice over) It was then that each of us realised that we didn't have it all. Because we no longer had Charlotte.

    • Aidan: Carrie, I need to ask you something?
      Carrie: Okay.
      Aidan: I don't want to be paranoid here, ok, but you took Pete for a walk, and we both know you're not big on the dog walking. Now, I can smell something, are you cheating?
      (Carrie breaths deep)
      Aidan: I can smell smoke on you.
      Carrie: Oh!
      Aidan: You're smoking again aren't you?
      Carrie: Yea, yea, I am. (thinking to herself) It was the truth...
      Aidan: Are you going to quit?
      Carrie: I really want to (thinking to herself) and that was too.

    • Carrie: Three hours later I still hadn't found Pete, and I felt as lost as he was. I had a man who loved me and a man who wanted to leave his wife for me. I should have been on top of the world, but, I wasn't.

    • Carrie: You have no right to do this, you can't just come back into my life and fuck it all up.
      Mr. Big: Well, I think there are two people doing the fucking here Carrie.

    • Carrie: Do you know what your problem is? You want it all, you want me the girl you screw, and the girl you go home to, her.
      Big: That's bull shit, I just want you.

    • Miranda: I can't believe I'm going to say this, but it feels wierd without her here.
      Samantha: That's such a Charlotte thing to say.

    • Samantha: I can't believe she's marrying that guy?
      Miranda: For about a tenth of what's she's worth.
      Carrie: Hey, I thought you were Ms pro-marriage these days?
      Samantha: Honey, I wasdelirious , I also saw plaid spots all over my bathtub.

    • Charlotte: I did it. I negotiated with Bunny and I signed the pre-nup.
      (Samantha and Miranda hold their breath)
      Carrie: That's great sweetie.
      Charlotte: I'm getting married.
      Carrie, Samantha, Miranda: Congratulations.

    • Samantha: (to Charlotte) A woman named Bunny? Honey, you can take her.

    • Charlotte: You guys made it.
      Carrie, Miranda, Samantha: hey!
      Trey: Ladies, I see you've found the bar.
      Miranda: We're good that way.

    • Miranda: I can't believe Charlotte wants to be in this world? Look at these people, they're like Ken and Barbie cut-outs.

    • Miranda: It's like Martha Stewart exploded in here.
      Carrie: Hey, look, headbands are back in style.
      Samantha: I'm starving where's the food?
      Miranda: Their wasps, there's never any food, only booze.
      Samantha: Fine! Martini, six olives.

    • Samantha: I'm going to tell you something, there's two types of guys out there, the ones that hold your hand and the ones that fuck you.
      Carrie: (thinking to herself) And I'd, slept with both of them in the last forty-eight hours.
      Samantha: And the ones that fuck you, aren't worth a damn. We're all alone, Carrie....(crys)

    • Carrie: Three days of sleep deprivation had turned Samantha into a whole new woman, Charlotte.

    • Samantha: Oh, Carrie, it doesn't matter how much you have, if you don't have a guy who cares about you, it don't mean shit.

    • (Samantha begins to cry)
      Samantha: I shoulda gotten married, then at least I'd have a curtain that closes.

    • Carrie: Why don't you ask the super to fix your window?
      Samantha: Because, I don't have one, I own this fucking place, remember.

    • Aidan: I realized something while I was gone...
      Carrie: Oh, you did, did you?
      Aidan: Yeah, I love you Carrie.
      (silence from Carrie)
      Aidan: That too much? Around Trenton, I thought I shouldn't say...
      Carrie: No, no, I love you too.

    • Carrie: I was busy preparing for Aidan to come back. I had slept in Big's and my sex sheets for two days, and like any good junkie knew how to hide the evidence.

    • Charlotte: I can't sign that. I can't marry someone knowing they feel this way.
      Miranda: Listen, this is just their opening offer, it totally standard you go back in a negotiate.
      Charlotte: Negotiate? I can't even buy stuff on sale.

    • Miranda: Um!
      Charlotte: What?
      Miranda: This is a little unusual, he has you on a vesting schedule. For every five years that you're married you get a percentage of five hundred thousand dollars.
      Charlotte: I'm only worth five hundred thousand dollars?
      Miranda: Over thirty years.
      Carrie: Well, maybe that's their wholesale price?
      Miranda: And, if you have any boys, you'll get another hundred grand free and clear.
      Carrie: How much for girls?
      Miranda: Nada!
      Carrie: Well, that's just bad buisness.

    • Miranda: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce.
      Charlotte: See, there's it is again, divorce.
      Mirnada: I'm sure you'll live happily ever after. But, I gotta tell ya, I wouldn't get married without one of these to protect myself.
      Carrie: See, I'm safe, what's he gonna take from me, shoes? (thinks) Wait a minute, maybe I do need one.

    • Miranda: Well, this all looks pretty normal.
      Charlotte: Normal? We haven't even gotten married yet, and we're already talking about divorce.
      Carrie: Sweetie, a lot of people do pre-nups these days.
      Charlotte: Marriage is supposed to be about love and happiness....
      Miranda: And the merging and protecting of assets.
      Charlotte: That is so unromantic.
      Miranda: And necessary.

    • (Trey and Charlotte are looking at china plates)
      Trey: Thirteen hundred dollars?
      Sales Clerk: Yes, and we do very well with it.
      Charlotte: It's very beautiful.
      Trey: Yes, it would look lovely unto the ramen noodles will be forced to eat, due to my outstanding china loans.

    • Carrie: I have this non-married, wonderful boyfriend with all his hair waiting for me, who smells great.
      Samantha: Don't beat yourself up, Aidan hasn't said I love you yet. Until he does, you're a free agent.

    • Carrie: How could it feel so good, when it feels so bad.
      Samantha: Oh, honey, they design it that way.
      Carrie: It's like Big and I have this thing.
      Samantha: It's all about the thermones, were just animals reacting to each other's smell.

    • Samantha: You see us Mahattan, we have it all.
      Angry Neighbour: Fuck you!
      Samantha: You wish.

    • Charlotte: Well, I think that having it all really means having someone specail to share it with.
      Samantha: Oh, please, that's so Barney.

    • Samantha: Ladies, let's just say it, we have it all, great apartments, great jobs, great friends, great sex....
      Miranda: We can have our baby quiche and eat it too.
      Samantha: Exactly, at my age, my mother would settle with three kids and a drunk husband.
      Carrie: You just have three drunk friends.
      Samantha: By choice.

    • Samantha: Homemade quiche?
      Charlotte: You made these?
      Samantha: Oh, hell no! I had them delivered, along with dinner, the wine and a dvd of Affair to Remember, which were watching later, drunk.
      Miranda: You can get dvd's delivered?
      Samantha: I use this hot new delivery service. You call them, anything you want, they bring it within an hour.
      Charlotte: Anything?
      Samantha: Um, last night I ordered condoms.
      Miranda: Please, tell me you didn't fuck the delivery guy?
      Samantha: No, John, the hot guy from the gym. And let me just say, the condoms came a lot faster than he did.
      Carrie: Now there's a nice slogan.

    • Charlotte: Who knew all this existed in the meat packing district?
      Miranda: Yes, just yards away from dumpsters full of decaying cow.

    • Aidan: What exactly is it you gals do when you get together?
      Carrie: Oh, the usual stuff, braid each other's hair, crank calls...
      Aidan: Aha!
      Carrie: Oh, and that Wican stuff that's big now.
      Aidan: No talk about the boys?
      Carrie: Well, I can't lie, sometimes there is talk about the boys.
      Aidan: Men's greatest fear.
      Carrie: I thought it was hair loss?
      (Aidan shakes his hair) Aidan: No problem there.
      Carrie: I can tell.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Samantha's mother's "Cure-All" for the flu is Fanta and cough syrup over ice.
      Fanta is a fruit soda with many flavors, such as orange, strawberry, and grape. It is owned by the Coca-Cola Corporation.