Sex and the City

Season 2 Episode 11

Evolution

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 15, 1999 on HBO
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Carrie thinks her relationship with Big has evolved enough to the place where she can leave stuff at his place. She purposely leaves a few items on his bathroom, only to be surprised by Big the next morning with a bag with all her items in it. Carrie is confused and tries to discuss it with him, but realizes she doesn't have to leave her marks on his place to know they're in a relationship. Meanwhile, Miranda feels her biological clock ticking when her gynecologist tells her one of her ovaries has stopped production. She starts taking hormones and going out on dates with guys she'd never go – like her co-worker with the hair plugs – but a discussion about freezing eggs leads her to realize she's only 33 and still has one ovary working. Samantha has the chance of getting back to the one guy who broke her heart, but can't resist the temptation of jumping to bed with him. Her vengeance plan goes down the drain when he dumps her and she realizes she hasn't evolved past having feelings quite yet. And Charlotte finds a piece of the male evolution of her own: a man who could be either a gay straight or a straight gay. The difference? The gay straight is nothing but the product of overexposure to the high life in Manhattan, but is still straight. Confused, she decides to go forward with the guy, but realizes her male side isn't as evolved as Stephan's female side.moreless

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    John Shea

    John Shea

    Dominic DelMonico

    Guest Star

    Dan Futterman

    Dan Futterman

    Stephan Bodeme

    Guest Star

    Philippe Brenninkmeyer

    Philippe Brenninkmeyer

    bartender

    Guest Star

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth

    Mr. Big

    Recurring Role

    Willie Garson

    Willie Garson

    Stanford Blatch

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: When Carrie goes to the bathroom in Big's place, her hair is very messy. When you see her again, it's neatly straight. In the third shot, it's messy again.

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Carrie: (voiceover) The gay straight man was a new strain of heterosexual male spawned in Manhattan as the result of overexposure to fashion, exotic cuisine, musical theatre and antique furniture.

      • Miranda: Hey! I don't need to be lectured about science by a man who's doing a crop rotation on his forehead!

      • Carrie: In order to survive two decades of dating in New York, Samantha had become a powerful hybrid - the ego of a man trapped in the body of a woman.

      • Samantha: Relationships have been on a decline since women came out of the cave, looked around, and said, "This isn't so hard."
        Carrie: Okay, so you don't need a man, but you still want one.
        Samantha: Oh honey, I want more than one.
        Carrie: I can't decide whether you represent our future or our demise.
        Samantha: I am the future!

      • Carrie: If the things we leave behind become the archaeological relics of our sexual history, I should be able to leave something. Ancient man left cave drawings to prove they existed. I left a Hair Pro 1200, and I didn't stop at that. Man may have discovered fire, but woman discovered how to play with it.

      • Carrie: What is it about Big's apartment? Nothing ever sticks. It's like Teflon for women.

      • Charlotte: I've never done a number two at a guys place before.
        Samantha: Honey, you're so uptight you need to do a number seven.

      • Charlotte: I'm so confused. Is he gay or is he straight?
        Carrie: It's not that simple anymore. The real question is; is he a straight gay man, or is he a gay straight man?
        Samantha: Hopefully, he's a gay straight guy, which means he's straight with a lot of gay qualities. Whereas, a straight gay guy, is just a gay guy who plays sports and won't fuck you.

      • Carrie: Half my music collection was left behind by past boyfriends.
        Charlotte: I always give that stuff back.
        Carrie: Oh I don't. I consider it a parting gift. Thanks for playing and here's the latest from Hootie and the Blowfish.
        Samantha: They're sexual souvenirs.

      • Samantha: I never leave underwear at a guy's place, because I never see it again.
        Charlotte: What happens to it?
        Samantha: Nothing, I just never go back.
        Carrie: Doesn't that get a little expensive, disposing of lingerie everytime you sleep with a guy?
        Samantha: That's why I stopped wearing underwear on dates.
        Miranda: And that's why, I'm never borrowing a dress from you again.

      • Miranda: I know what this is, my right ovary has given up hope that I will ever get married and have kids. It's like working on a case that you know is gonna settle out of court. Why bother?
        Carrie: Well, the left one still believes.
        Miranda: I'm a biological underachiever. And it's ironic because that ovary went to Harvard.

      • Doctor: I got your test results back and everything looks fine.
        Miranda: Great!
        Doctor: Just one small thing, it appears you have a lazy ovary.
        Miranda: A lazy ovary?
        Doctor: Yes, your right ovary has stopped producing eggs.
        Miranda: Is it possible it's just on strike?

      • Charlotte: I once found another woman's underwear on a man's bed!
        Carrie: Maybe it was Samantha's!

      • Samantha: I need a new gynecologist. Do you like yours?
        Miranda: Not right now, no.
        Samantha: Well, at least she's a woman. I tried to go to a man, but it was just too strange. Having a guy spend all that time down there and then you leave, without an orgasm and a bill!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Stephan (describing Betty Buckley): Perhaps it's because she was in Cats


        Betty Buckley is a famous Broadway actress, most known for her role as Grizabella in Cats


        Catsis a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber about a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. It was (until 2008) the longest running musical, when it was overtaken by Phantom of the Operaanother Webber musical.

      • Hootie & the Blowfish: Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band who enjoyed big hits in the mid-1990's.

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