Sex and the City

Season 6 Episode 19

An American Girl in Paris (part une)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2004 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • When Big walks into the cafe for the meeting with the girls, his hair has a red tinge and it's parted on the right. In the next shot at the table, it's all dark and parted on the left, slightly farther away from mid scalp then the right part had been.

  • Quotes

    • Samantha: (Speaking at Cancer Benefit) If you wanna see the face of Breast Cancer, look around you. It's the woman next to you at the dry cleaners, the nurse in pediatrics, the single mother picking her child up from school.
      Mona: I said inspirational not perspirational.
      Samantha: She's brave, she's capable, she's you. Oh fuck it she's me. And if any of you are having hot flashes like I am you deserve a fucking medal. Bad enough I lose my hair, now I have my hair running down my couture. Oh to hell with it. (Takes off her wig) Ooh that's better. (Women in the audience take off their wigs)

    • (Big is sitting with Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte in a cafe)
      Big: Look, I need your advice. You three know her better than anyone. You're the loves of her life and a guy's just lucky to come in fourth. But I do love her, and if you think I have the slightest chance I'll be on the next plane to Paris, I'll roam the streets until I find her, I'll do anything. But if you think that she really is happy, well I, I wouldn't wanna wreck that for her, and I'll be history.
      (The girls look at each other for a while and come to a wordless decision)
      Miranda: Go get our girl.

    • (Carrie has called Miranda from Paris)
      Carrie: Can I tell you somethig and you won't use it against me when I feel better and everything is great?
      Miranda: Yeah.
      Carrie: I...I keep thinking about Big. About what it would be like if I, if I come here with Big. Hello?
      Miranda: I'm still here.
      Carrie: But that's just something I do when things aren't going perfectly with any guy, you know. I, I compare them to Big.

    • Carrie: You do this every time! Every time! What? Do you have some sort of radar? Carrie might be happy, it's time to sweep in and shit all over it?
      Big: What? No, no, I came here to tell you something. I made a mistake. You and I...
      Carrie: You and I nothing! You cannot do this to me again! You cannot jerk me around!
      Big: Carrie, listen to me. It's different this time.
      Carrie: Oh, it's never different! It's six years of never being different! This is it! I am done! Don't call me ever again! Forget you know my number! In fact, forget you know my name! And you can drive up this street all you want... because I don't live here anymore!

    • [at Carrie's very emotional and weepy goodbye dinner - Charlotte in particular is being a total weepy waterworks]
      Samantha: Let's pull it up, shall we? I'd like to show my face here again here.
      Carrie: Yes, here's to go. Right. Someone say something not sentimental.
      Samantha: Chemo might have kicked me into early menopause.
      Miranda: Task accomplished!
      Samantha: You cannot Believe the hot flashes! I can barely keep my clothes on.
      Carrie: Really? What was your excuse before the chemo?
      Samantha: [lovingly] I'm gonna miss you, you cunt.
      [Charlotte breaks into tears again, devastated that Carries is leaving for Paris in a few hours]
      Miranda: Wow, even "cunt" didn't stop her.

    • Big: You're the loves of her life and a guy's just lucky to come in fourth.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The episode title "An American Girl in Paris" is adapted from the 1951 musical An American in Paris.