Sex and the City

Season 2 Episode 13

Games People Play

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 29, 1999 on HBO
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Carrie meets a new man, Seth Robinson, in her analyst's waiting room. Samantha dates a sports fan whose sex life is in sync with his teams' successes. Charlotte joins a bridge club to try to meet someone. Miranda flirts with a Peeping Tom in the apartment opposite.moreless

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    Jon Bon Jovi

    Jon Bon Jovi

    Seth Robinson

    Guest Star

    John Dossett

    John Dossett

    Don

    Guest Star

    Anne Lange

    Anne Lange

    Dr. Ellen Greenfield

    Guest Star

    Willie Garson

    Willie Garson

    Stanford Blatch

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Carrie: (about therapists) First they want you to come there two times a week, then three times a week, and eventually you're starting every sentence with my therapist says...
        Miranda: My therapist says that's a very common fear.

      • Carrie: He's a photographer.
        Samantha: And you met him at your shrink's?
        Carrie: It wasn't a setup or anything. Jeez! What if he's crazy?
        Samantha: It's the crazy ones that have the good pills.

      • Samantha: It's slim pickings out there. You can't swing a Fendi purse without knocking over five losers.

      • Carrie: I don't pick the wrong guys, they pick me.
        Miranda: So what, your like a fly strip for dysfunctional men?
        Carrie: Yeah, but one of those really pretty floral scented ones.

      • Charlotte: I mean even if you're still in a relationship you still have to play games.
        Carrie: Big and I played games look where it got us.
        Charlotte: But maybe the game is not really over, maybe it's just halftime.
        Miranda: With that kind of delusional thinking, is why you should be in therapy too.

      • Samantha: The only place you can control a man is in bed. If we perpetually gave men blow jobs we could run the world.
        Carrie: At least our hands would be free to greet dignitaries and stuff.

      • Samantha: Well, of course you pick the wrong guys. Jesus, I coulda told you that.
        Carrie: Frankly, I thing I picked the wrong therapist. She thought I was a game player.
        Charlottle: You have to be. It's the only way to deal with men.
        Miranda: That's healthy. Relationships are not about playing games. They're about mature and honest communication.
        Carrie: This coming from a woman whose playing peek a boo with her neighbor.

      • Dr. G: So, Carrie, tell me why your here?
        Carrie: Well, my friends can't handle me anymore. You're like very expensive foster care.

      • Stanford: How can you not have a shrink? This is Manhattan. Even the shrinks have shrinks. I have three.
        Carrie: No, you don't.
        Stanford: Yes, one for when I want to be cuddled, one for when I want tough love and one for when I want to look at a beautiful man.
        Carrie: That's sick!
        Stanford: Which is why I see the other two.

      • Carrie: Therapy is just so self-indulgent. Ancient man didn't need shrinks to survive.
        Miranda: Ancient man only lived till thirty.

      • Carrie: It's a slippery slope. First you go once a week, then its three times a week, and the next thing you know your starting your sentences with, my shrink says......
        Miranda: My shrink says that's a very common fear.

      • Carrie: I'm fine. I'm functioning. Besides I don't really, to be honest, buy the whole shrink thing.
        Charlotte: Neither do I. I mean, my parents believed that any head problem can be solved with physical exercise. That's why all of us are really good tennis players.

      • Carrie: Hey, I don't need therapy. I need new friends.
        Samantha: Look, we're as fucked up as you are. It's like the blind leading the blind.

      • Carrie: Isn't part of the whole break up process that you get free rein to whine to your friends?
        Charlotte: Of course you do!
        Miranda: But, maybe you should think about whinning to a shrink.
        Carrie: Why should I pay someone when we can talk for free and then go get drinks or whatever? I don't need professional help, I've got you guys.
        Samantha: For another ten minutes.
        Miranda: Then we're cutting you off, cold turkey.

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