Sex and the City

Season 6 Episode 2

Great Sexpectations

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 29, 2003 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Away from the bedroom, Carrie and Berger's relationship is sizzling but when it comes to sex, the passion is mysteriously absent. Samantha competes for the attention of a good-looking waiter, Miranda falls for Tivo and Charlotte attempts to embrace Judaism.

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  • Becoming a Jew, eating raw food, bad sex, and TiVo, oh my!

    This was a cute episode.

    I like how this series showcases "the lastest craze" even if it doesn't last very long. I assuming that the raw food movement didn't last very long. (Yuck)

    Carrie really likes Berger and hope the first time is great. And then it is not. And then the second time wasn't any better. But eventually they work things out.

    The Charlotte becoming a Jew is playing out quite well, both comically and thematically.

    Miranda becoming attached to TiVo seemed typical. I think she needs to become attached to something now that it looks like she isn't going to end up with Steve.

    Samantha eating all that raw food to bring the hot waiter home stayed in line with her and the show. I think the show is coming back to being more sexual and that is a good thing.

    Looking forward to how all of this plays out...moreless
Rochelle Aytes

Rochelle Aytes

as Hostess

Guest Star

Rich Warren (II)

Rich Warren (II)


Guest Star

Evan Handler

Evan Handler

Harry Goldenblatt

Recurring Role

Lynn Cohen

Lynn Cohen


Recurring Role

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

Jack Berger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: In the restaurant, Carrie is talking about how she could hear the M11 bus while having sex with Berger. The M11 travels along Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, which is on the Upper West Side, while her apartment is on the Upper East Side.

    • This episode marks Jason Lewis's (the man who would become Smith Jared) first appearance as a struggling up-and-coming actor in the big city (New York). Interestingly, the actor also played Rob Andrews, an up-and-coming actor in the big city (Los Angeles), on "Beverly Hills 90210" episodes 199-202 in spring 1997.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Samantha: Did you finally bugger Berger?
      Carrie: How long have you been waiting to say that?
      Samantha: It just came to me.
      Carrie: Yes, I finally buggered Berger.
      Charlotte: (clapping) Yay!
      Miranda: (to Charlotte) You realize you're now applauding intercourse.

    • Samantha: You'll have to shoot the waiter. Will you look at that ass?

    • Samantha: Hi, I need something that'll make a guy cum in his pants as soon as he sees me.
      Saleswoman: Got it. (Walks away)
      Carrie: You talk to salespeople like that?
      Samantha: I'm here all the time. They love me.
      Carrie: Is this for a specfic gentleman or do you just look for that generally?
      Samantha: It's for that hot waiter from Raw. I'm sleeping with him tonight but he doesn't know it yet.

    • (About Carrie's new furry shoes) Berger: What do you have there, a pet?

    • Samantha: (To Carrie after her and Berger had bad sex) Fuck me badly once shame on you. Fuck me badly twice shame on me.

    • Charlotte: Hi, I'm Charlotte York and I'm here today because I'm seriously thinking about joining the Jewish faith.

      Rabbi: We're not interested. (Shuts door in her face)

  • NOTES (1)

    • When Miranda is having trouble with her Tivo, the screen reads the last recording dates as June 17 and June 19, 2003. Dates are rarely seen in this or any show, but the time is usually kept up by a current trend or mentioning an actual location, like Vera Wang or Tivo.


    • Star Trek

      Carrie: "The next day Charlotte boldy went where no York had gone before... the synagogue."

      This is an allusion to the introductory text of the series Star Trek regarding the starship Enterprise and it's 5 year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    • The title refers to the Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations".