Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Do women just want to be rescued? Can there be sex without politics? Are there women in New York City who live for the sole purpose of making other women feel bad about themselves? Does 'gender' really exist? These are just some of the questions that thirtysomething writer Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) tackles in her weekly society column. In Season 3 of HBO's hit comedy series, Carrie begins a relationship with a handsome furniture designer named Aidan--even as the newly married Big reenters the picture. Meanwhile, Miranda begins to question her romance with bartender Steve, Charlotte meets a handsome doctor named Trey who may be the one, and Samantha reaches new heights in her sexual escapades.
Do women just want to be rescued? Can there be sex without politics? Are there women in New York City who live for the sole purpose of making other women feel bad about themselves? Does 'gender' really exist? These are just some of the questions that thirtysomething writer Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) tackles in her weekly society column. In Season 3 of HBO's hit comedy series, Carrie begins a relationship with a handsome furniture designer named Aidan--even as the newly married Big reenters the picture. Meanwhile, Miranda begins to question her romance with bartender Steve, Charlotte meets a handsome doctor named Trey who may be the one, and Samantha reaches new heights in her sexual escapades.

Season 3 (18 episodes)

  • 1. Where There's Smoke…

    Original air date: 06/04/2000 Runtime: 29:37 min.

    Original air date: 06/04/2000 Runtime: 29:37 min. In the Season Three premiere, Carrie and the girls enjoy the NYC Fire Department's 'Calendar Competition.' Samantha fulfills a fiery fantasy with Mr. July!

  • 2. Politically Erect

    Original air date: 06/11/2000 Runtime: 28:52 min.

    Original air date: 06/11/2000 Runtime: 28:52 min. Carrie's political consciousness is raised as a new companion lobbies for her affection, but their different sexual code of ethics raises problems. Charlotte decides to throw a 'used date' party; Miranda is pushed to confront her ambivalence about Steve; Samantha is conflicted about dating a munchkin who happens to be a powerhouse in bed.

  • 3. Attack of the Five-Foot-Ten Woman

    Original air date: 06/18/2000 Runtime: 26:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/18/2000 Runtime: 26:34 min. Carrie runs into Big's new bride and commits to attending a luncheon. Samantha treats everyone to a day at the spa, but her sexual antics get her in trouble. Miranda's new Ukranian housekeeper takes cleaning up Miranda's life too far--with lectures about marriage and herbal teas.

  • 4. Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl...

    Original air date: 06/25/2000 Runtime: 28:51 min.

    Original air date: 06/25/2000 Runtime: 28:51 min. Carrie engages in a game of 'Spin the Bottle' with her bisexual love interest. Samantha deals with a chauvinistic new assistant. Miranda begins to embody 'guy' attributes when her relationship with Steve grows claustrophobic.

  • 5. No Ifs, Ands, or Butts

    Original air date: 07/09/2000 Runtime: 31:33 min.

    Original air date: 07/09/2000 Runtime: 31:33 min. Carrie considers quitting smoking when her habit almost ruins her chances with Aidan, a very hot and eligible furniture designer. Charlotte's first date with Brad goes spectacularly...until the good night kiss. Samantha's relationship with a sexy African American guy is smooth sailing until his sister gets in the way.

  • 6. Are We Sluts?

    Original air date: 07/16/2000 Runtime: 23:54 min.

    Original air date: 07/16/2000 Runtime: 23:54 min. Samantha's late-night visitors are seen as the cause when an old woman in her apartment building is robbed. Miranda finds out that she has an STD. Carrie learns that romance isn't dead when Aidan decides to wait until the time is right to do the much-anticipated deed.

  • 7. Drama Queens

    Original air date: 07/23/2000 Runtime: 26:52 min.

    Original air date: 07/23/2000 Runtime: 26:52 min. Carrie begins to question her relationship with Aidan, but an unexpected encounter with Mr. Big makes her realize the less drama, the better. Miranda notices that Steve is way too comfortable with their relationship when she discovers she's living with 'skidmark man.' Charlotte meets an eligible doctor named Trey.

  • 8. The Big Time

    Original air date: 07/30/2000 Runtime: 29:56 min.

    Original air date: 07/30/2000 Runtime: 29:56 min. Charlotte tells the girls she thinks her new love Trey may be 'the one.' Samantha fears that she may be going through 'the change of life' until she accidentally ruins someone's $2,000 sheets. Steve and Miranda's relationship takes an unanticipated turn. Carrie has more surprise run-ins with Big.

  • 9. Easy Come, Easy Go

    Original air date: 08/06/2000 Runtime: 31:16 min.

    Original air date: 08/06/2000 Runtime: 31:16 min. After a shocking revelation, Carrie and Big fall into their old habits, leading to a night of passion. Charlotte achieves her goal and ends up engaged, but not the way she had hoped. Samantha decides to put her 'pick of the week' on a new diet to improve his funky-tasting 'spunk.'

  • 10. All or Nothing

    Original air date: 08/13/2000 Runtime: 30:40 min.

    Original air date: 08/13/2000 Runtime: 30:40 min. Aidan finally says 'those three words,' leaving Carrie guilt-ridden about her affair with Big. All is well with Charlotte's new engagement--until Trey springs an all-too-odd prenup on her. Meanwhile, Miranda discovers the wonders of phone sex!

  • 11. Running with Scissors

    Original air date: 08/20/2000 Runtime: 29:24 min.

    Original air date: 08/20/2000 Runtime: 29:24 min. Carrie's affair with Big puts a strain on her relationship with Aidan--prompting her to seek out advice from the one person she knows will lay down the law: Miranda. Charlotte's wedding plans go awry. Miranda realizes that she is attracted to a man in a sandwich costume. Samantha considers taking an AIDS test.

  • 12. Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Original air date: 08/27/2000 Runtime: 30:05 min.

    Original air date: 08/27/2000 Runtime: 30:05 min. Charlotte's fast-approaching wedding continues to cause trouble as the bride has a fallout with Samantha over the proper way to wear a bridesmaid's dress while also discovering that Trey may need a dose (or two) of Viagra. Meanwhile, Carrie regrets her decision to confess to Aidan about her affair with Big.

  • 13. Escape from New York

    Original air date: 09/10/2000 Runtime: 28:00 min.

    Original air date: 09/10/2000 Runtime: 28:00 min. Carrie, Miranda and Samantha are fish out of water in youth-obsessed, no-smoking-anywhere L.A. Meanwhile, Samantha meets a handsome dildo model, while Miranda is mired in her New York ways. Back east, bedroom matters only get worse for Charlotte and Trey.

  • 14. Sex and Another City

    Original air date: 09/17/2000 Runtime: 28:11 min.

    Original air date: 09/17/2000 Runtime: 28:11 min. Sunny California shows the flaws beneath its slick veneer: Carrie is humiliated when her 'agent' fling turns out to be a housesitter. Miranda finds L.A. has bestowed some unsavory changes upon an ex, and Samantha's bag is stolen at a raucous Playboy Mansion bash.

  • 15. Hot Child in the City

    Original air date: 09/24/2000 Runtime: 31:14 min.

    Original air date: 09/24/2000 Runtime: 31:14 min. Samantha is hired by a very rich 13-year-old girl to plan 'the Bat Mitzvah of the Century.' Miranda's new flame turns out to be none other than 'RoboCock.' Carrie meets a new mate--who happens to live at home with his parents.

  • 16. Frenemies

    Original air date: 10/01/2000 Runtime: 29:02 min.

    Original air date: 10/01/2000 Runtime: 29:02 min. Miranda's first date turns into a wake when the guy drops dead. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Samantha duke it out over their opposing sexual philosophies. Carrie's attempt to teach a seminar on how to meet men is a flop when her students turn on her.

  • 17. What Goes Around Comes Around

    Original air date: 10/08/2000 Runtime: 29:58 min.

    Original air date: 10/08/2000 Runtime: 29:58 min. Carrie wonders if her 'cosmic balance' is off after being mugged and tripping down a flight of stairs. Samantha struggles to handle the needs of a college-age virgin. A nervous Miranda over-imbibes while on a date with a gorgeous guy, and Charlotte suggests a trial separation with Trey.

  • 18. Cock a Doodle Do

    Original air date: 10/15/2000 Runtime: 35:33 min.

    Original air date: 10/15/2000 Runtime: 35:33 min. In the Season Three finale, Samantha and Carrie battle their respective noisy neighbors: loud transsexuals and crowing roosters. Miranda is convinced the Chinese take-out lady is laughing at her for ordering food alone every night, while Charlotte vows to stop obsessing over Trey once and for all.