ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Bidding a final farewell to Sex and the City
Girl in Paris (Part 2)
By Kyle Gordon
It’s official: Sex has left the City.
After six seasons of outrageous sex, extravagant fashions and an abundance
of break ups, Sex and the City said a final farewell to its weekly time-slot
on Bravo — and to it’s many devoted fans.
As “American Girl in Paris (Part Une)” came to an end a couple
weekends ago, a few questions remained. Would Carrie be happy with Aleksandr
Petrovsky, or would Big miraculously appear in Paris at just the right moment?
Executive producer Michael Patrick King answered the pressing questions this
past weekend, in the series’ final episode, “American Girl in Paris
Carrie’s “ick factor” romance with the Russian came to a
halt when Petrovsky accidentally slapped her. At this quintessential moment,
Big appeared in the lobby of Carrie’s Paris hotel.
After six seasons, Big finally confessed his true feelings — as if viewers
didn’t already know Carrie was the one. He prevailed as the hero, rescuing
Carrie from the seemingly evil Russian. For any of you who blinked and missed
the enormous moment, Carrie’s cellphone rang and the call display finally
revealed Big’s first name: John.
It was evident from the start that the impotent Dr. Trey MacDougal would be
incapable of fulfilling Charlotte’s dreams. But who would have thought
she would find happiness with a bald, fat, adorable, Jewish divorce lawyer?
Regardless of his evident lack of physical appeal, Harry truly was Charlotte’s
To complete their fairy tale marriage, the final episode revealed that a baby
was waiting in China for Charlotte and Harry to adopt. Charlotte’s unfailing
optimism finally reaped its reward: a beautiful marriage, a baby on the way
and a litter of Elizabeth Taylor’s King Charles Spaniels.
There is no denying Samantha’s love interest Smith Jarrod was gorgeous.
And although he was the “Absolut Hunk,” his devotion to Samantha
far superseded his looks. While Samantha’s chemotherapy treatments left
her feeling less promiscuous than usual, Smith patiently put his sexual needs
In an attempt to push Smith away, Samantha encouraged him to have sex with
other women while on location. Confident about his feelings for Samantha, Smith
flew back to New York and surprised her. Who would have guessed that Samantha
would be struck by cupid’s arrow?
Miranda, the uptight, straight-shooting attorney finally dropped her defenses
and gave into motherhood and marriage. After much coercion, her husband Steve
finally convinced Miranda to move to Brooklyn so their son Brady could have
a backyard to play in. Miranda embraced the new changes in her life, and her
new-found generosity left her bathing Steve’s ill mother.
Why is it that viewers felt such an attachment to these four women? Could
it be that they saw a bit of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda in themselves?
Maybe it was the clothing they wished they could wear, or the subtle nuances
and vulgar sexual innuendoes that kept viewers on their toes. For most though,
it was likely the delightful friendships these women maintained for six wonderful
Au revoir Sex and the City!