Sex and the City

Season 4 Episode 5

Ghost Town

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 24, 2001 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Miranda is invited to the opening of Steve's bar, but is afraid to go because he seems to be getting on with his life while she's been living the same life she did except she's still single now. She asks Carrie to join her, but Carrie is reluctant once sees that Aidan is Steve's partner. However, after mature thinking, Carrie decides that if Aidan can be a bigger person and invite her, she can be even bigger and buys him a plant. When she enters the bar Steve tells her Aidan didn't invite her; he did. Shocked, Carrie flees the scene before she runs into the ghost of Aidan. Meanwhile, Charlotte is faced with a ghost of her own when Bunny insists they buy her preferable mattress. Suddenly Charlotte realizes that their apartment is more Bunny than her and decides to take a stand in the name of her marriage. Samantha is bored with all the talking and soaking of her lesbian relationship, and Maria buys her a strap-on to make up for Sam's dick abstinence. Unfortunately she never knew how hard it was to be the man on sex and throws out her back. At the opening, Miranda and Carrie both confront their ghosts. But while Miranda is now exorcised of any danger of remote feelings for Steve, Carrie doesn't feel so safe. Can she still love Aidan?moreless

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  • Another only OK episode of the season.

    Samantha starts to realize that dating another woman is not what she thought it would be especially after they have taking their fiftieth bath together. Miranda thinks she has a ghost in her apartment. Charlotte finally moves back in with Trey and tries to move the reminders of his old bachelor ways out, but meets resistance from Bunny, his former decorator. Carrie is disturbed when she thinks Aiden has invited her to the opening of Steve and his new bar. She is even more disturbed to find out that it was Steve who invited her. Love all the outfits in this episode especially for the brunch where Samantha discusses her lesbian rut and when they all go out to dinner together.moreless
Sonia Braga

Sonia Braga


Guest Star

Joe Petcka

Joe Petcka


Guest Star

Emily Cline

Emily Cline


Guest Star

John Corbett

John Corbett

Aidan Shaw

Recurring Role

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

Steve Brady

Recurring Role

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Trey MacDougal

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Steve: You came! I'm so glad! So, what do you think?
      Miranda: I think...I think you did good.
      Steve: Really? You mean it?
      Miranda: Mhm.
      Steve: 'Cause I never would've done this, if it wasn't for you.
      Miranda: What are you talking about? I didn't do anything.
      Steve: Are you kidding me? This whole thing was your idea! You always told me I should start my own bar. I never forgot that. I just never thought that I could, so... thanks.
      Miranda: (kisses his cheek) You did good.

    • Maria: You call this a relationship?
      Samantha: Well, its tedious and the sex is dwindeling, so from what I've heard, yes!

    • Samantha: (About her relationship with Maria) All we ever do is lie around, take baths together and talk about feelings.
      Charlotte: I think they call that a relationship.
      Samantha: I don't know how you people do it! All that emotional chow chow, it's exhausting!
      Miranda: I know, don't you just hate that?
      Carrie: Women!

    • Samantha (about Aidan): Does he look better, or have I just been with a woman for too long?

    • Miranda: I might have a ghost.
      Carrie: I might have to hear that again.
      Miranda: There were strange noises upstairs last night. The cat heard it too.
      Carrie: Well, if the cat heard it . . .

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music in this episode:

      Girls walk toward their al fresco lunch at Bryant Park.
      Song: Funky Punky (original composition)
      Artist: Bob Christianson

      Carrie and Miranda have lunch and talk about ghosts.
      Song: El Picador (original composition)
      Artist: Rob Mounsey

      Carrie and Miranda talk about ghosts.
      Song: Let It Go (from the CD Midnight Snack - Vol. 1)
      Artist: G. Rene

      Samantha and Maria talk about their relationship in the bathtub.
      Song: Los Gatos
      Artist: from the CD Exodus Quartet - Way Out There

      Kyle listens to this music in his living room.
      Song: Pirates of Penzance (from the CD The Gilbert & Sullivan Overtures)
      Artist: A. Sullivan

      Carrie thinks and types.
      Song: Flying High (from the CD The New Latinaires - Vol. 2)
      Artist: P'taah

      Aidan and Steve play this music at the opening of their bar, Scout.
      Song: Are You Gonna Go My Way? (from the CD Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits)
      Artist: Lenny Kravitz

      Carrie talks to Aidan outside the bar.
      Song: Love For Real (from the CD Everlast: Eat at Whitey's)
      Artist: Erik Schrody


    • Carrie: Don't tell me you're in a Sapphic slump.

      The expression "Sapphic" refers to the Ancient Greek poet Sappho, who was from the Isle of Lesbos and wrote love poems addressed to women.