S3 Ep 5: No Ifs, Ands or Butts
Directed by Nichole Holofcener
Written by Michael Patrick King
"I don't see color, I see conquests." - Samantha
Charlotte's first date with Brad is going spectacularly, until it comes time for the "kiss" at the doorway which is more like a series of sloppy licks from a Great Dane. Charlotte tries to give some emergency kissing lessons, but he's just beyond repair. Carrie is also pursuing a new prospect -- Aidan the furniture designer. To impress him, Carrie buys one of his leather chairs. Aidan is bedazzled with Carrie, until she takes out a cigarette and he lays down the law: he just can't date a smoker. Carrie tries to go cold turkey, but Aidan catches her sneaking a cigarette after their date. Determined to give the relationship a shot, Carrie says goodbye Marlboro, hello Nicoderm. Stanford scores Marty, a nice guy who turns out to have a an extensive doll collection, which is fine until Stanford breaks a doll during sex. Samantha also has a new man -- Chivon, a sexy African-American. Things are steaming along until Chivon's sister interferes and tells Samantha she's got the wrong color skin for her brother. Samantha fights for her right to date anyone and everyone, but Chivon ultimately gives in to his sister's demands. Meanwhile, Steve wins the chance to win one million dollars if he scores a basket from center court. Steve asks Miranda to watch him practice a few shots on the basketball court, but she's too busy which infuriates him. Finally, Miranda learns she needs to be more supportive.