Sex and the City

Season 5 Episode 1

Anchors Away

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 21, 2002 on HBO
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Episode Summary

It's 'Fleet Week' in New York City and Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte are only just beginning to adjust to Miranda's new life with baby Brady. Samantha is finding it particularly hard to adjust to "cleaning up her act" in front of baby Brady, especially because she's still furious over Richard Wright's infidelity. Charlotte, now over Trey, is ready to find her next great love, whereas Carrie wonders if she's all out of great loves, now that Big and Aidan are gone. Carrie turns to Manhattan for romance and discovers that the only company that she can find is a fellow single who likes to mix her prescription drugs with her ice cream! She jumps at the opportunity when a sailor invites her to the Fleet Week party. At the end of the night though, she realises that until she can let go of her past two relationships, she cannot date anymore and goes home alone... Meanwhile, Samantha is on a mission to get back at Richard. First she throws a Martini in his face and then puts posters all around his neighbourhood calling him a "cheater" and "liar"! Charlotte also flirts with an officer who isn't quite a gentleman. Richard, unfazed by Samantha's poster campaign, persists in apologizing to her and declaring his love for her. Meanwhile, Miranda works on the art of breastfeeding!moreless

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  • one of the best. no doubt.

    this episode was just astonishing

    it really captured new yorks escence

    and i love it so much. i dream of going there.

    i could watch the last scene forever.

    i loved all the girls. miranda is so cute when

    she realizes that steve ios not just her friend

    and samantha. oh samantha. i love how she is soo falling in love FINALLY. and charlotte was hilaaarious in this episode

    LOL. i loved her.

    and carrie was awsome too, and she really proved her love and devotion to our dear NY.

    trully a series classic

    i cant get enaugh of it

    i would buy the whole season just for this episode. loooove itmoreless
Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata

Louis LeRoy, USN

Guest Star

Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles


Guest Star

Jamie Gustis

Jamie Gustis

Paul Watkins

Guest Star

James Remar

James Remar

Richard Wright

Recurring Role

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

Steve Brady

Recurring Role

Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone

Anthony Marantino

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Carrie asks Miranda if the baby nurse speaks, she tells her no. However, in a previous scene, Steve tells Miranda the baby nurse told him she sometimes gets sore from breast feeding. Someone who truly doesn't speak wouldn't offer such personal information.

    • Goof: One of the young sailors has a goatee. However, this is against Navy regulations.

    • This episode is based upon the New York City tradition of Fleet Week, when the US Navy docks in the city in the last week of May. The "big Navy party" that takes place is portrayed as well though sometimes there is more than one; and this is one of the many cultural icons defining New York City that is portrayed on the show.

    • Chandra Wilson is the Police Officer in this episode. She is now one of the stars of ABC's hit tv show Grey's Anatomy.

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (2)