SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE
Michael Patrick King
A1 EXT. 5TH AVENUE -- NEW YORK CITY -- DAY -- SUMMER A1
Glistening city buildings reflect onto the WINDOW of an
upscale clothing boutique. In the window -- a MANNEQUIN is
wearing -- the best of everything. A PRETTY TWENTY-SOMETHING
girl looks in at the display: dreaming of the day.
Year after year, twenty-something
women come to New York City in
search of the two "L's": labels and
1 EXT. 5TH AVENUE/TIFFANY -- DAY -- SUMMER 1
Four TWENTY-SOMETHING WOMEN walk away from us -- arms linked
LAUGHING -- They make their way down the busy street --
shopping bags and designer purses swinging.
The young women reveal:
CARRIE BRADSHAW (41) and fabulous -- walking towards us. She
watches them as they pass, a SMILE grows on her face.
Twenty years ago... I was one of
She walks along, her shopping bag -- swinging.
2 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT/CLOSET -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 2
Carrie on step ladder, barefoot. Her finger moves along a
series of DESIGNER shoe boxes...
Having gotten the knack for labels
early... I concentrated on my
search for love.
3 EXT. CLUB -- NIGHT -- FALL 3
Summer night. Couples everywhere. Carrie walks along.
Turns out, a "knock-off" is not as
easy to spot when comes to love...
She passes a twenty-something girl and guy huddled very close
together. Suddenly, the girl SLAPS HIM across the face.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Until it is.
CARRIE reacts, and trots along.
4 EXT. STREET -- DAY -- SPRING 4
CARRIE and preppy perfect CHARLOTTE walk along, talking.
That is why you need help to spot
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie, Charlotte and MIRANDA walk along
... Lots of help.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and SAMANTHA walk
along; LAUGHING -- their shopping bags and designer purses
5 EXT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT -- WINTER 5
The front of Carrie's building. She is typing in her window.
5A INT. CARRIE'S BULIDING -- CONTINUOUS 5A
Carrie at her desk - typing. CLOSE ON the computer screen --
Written on it: "Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha..."
Year after year, my single
girlfriends were my salvation. And,
as it turns out...
6 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- SPRING 6
CLOSE ON: A colorful CHICK LIT book cover: "A Single Life" by
... My meal ticket.
CARRIE -- standing on her bed placing it next to her TWO
other books: "Sex and The City" and "Menhattan"
A framed photo of four girls (circa 1999) is also on the
She picks it up -- Touches it sweetly.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
We still are those four single
7 EXT. UPPER FIFTH -- DAY -- SUMMER 7
CARRIE in a sexy, summer dress, spots someone -- waves --
Even though, technically... we're
She hurries across the street to meet that SOMEONE...
8 INT. MIRANDA'S BROOKLYN HOUSE/BACKYARD -- DAY -- SUMMER 8
MIRANDA (41) and BRADY (5) are filling an inflatable pool
with water from a hose. As STEVE approaches with Popsicles,
they squirt him with the hose. He grabs them; laughing.
One of us is married...
9 EXT. CENTRAL PARK CAROUSEL -- DAY -- SUMMER 9
Charlotte (40) and HARRY and their beautiful Asian daughter
LILY (3) go around. Lily giggles, they kvell.
One of us... married, divorced and
10 EXT. BEACHOUSE -- DAY -- SUMMER 10
The deck of fabulous Malibu beachouse. Samantha (49) sits
near the pool wearing a white bikini and huge white
sunglasses making deals on the phone as SMITH lays nearby in
a bathing suit -- reading a script.
One of us... relocated.
11 EXT. UPPER FIFTH AVE -- SAME -- SUMMER 11
Carrie walks over and into the arms of that SOMEONE -- it's
MR. BIG -- waiting for her in front of an apartment building.
And... one of us stayed exactly
where she was.
They kiss. A good kiss.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
A kiss worth waiting four years to see.
They turn and start into the classic apartment building. The
doorman tips his hat and opens the door.
12 INT. FIFTH AVENUE BUILDING/LOBBY -- CONTINUOUS 12
Carrie and Big walk through the beautiful lobby and over to
the elevator... holding hands.
I got a good feeling about this
I've always loved this block.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Finding the perfect apartment in
New York City is like finding the
perfect partner. It can take years.
They push the elevator button. Doors open. They step on.
How many does this make?
This is thirty-three.
They laugh a little as the doors close on the elevator.
13 INT. FIFTH AVE BUILDING - BAD APARTMENT/HALL -- MOMENTS LATER
A door is opened up by CAROL (55) their real estate agent.
The worst. I just left you a
Carrie and Big look in. The apartment is dark, claustrophobic
-- awful. A male BUILDING AGENT (40) stands here. The smiles
leave Carrie and Big's faces.
Thirty-four. Lucky thirty-four?
Big looks over at her. She shrugs.
14 INT. FIFTH AVE BUILDING/HALLWAY -- MOMENTS LATER 14
The Building Agent holds the elevator doors open for Carrie,
Big and Carol as they get on.
If anything else opens up let us
know. We're very interested in
I do have another apartment that's
not even on the market yet. Care to
take a look?
It's more than you were looking to
How much more?
The Agent reaches over and presses the "PH" button on the
control panel. Carrie and Big react.
15 INT. PENTHOUSE -- MOMENTS LATER -- SUMMER 15
A gorgeous pre-war penthouse apartment. Empty except for the
beautiful light. Old-world New York City style. Elevator
doors open into the penthouse foyer. Carrie and Big step in.
Oh, so this is where they keep the
Oh my God. I've died and gone to
real estate heaven. Look at this
She swirls around to Big -- very grand dame; with accent.
Hellooo, I live here.
Carrie starts giggling. Big looks over to the agents.
Must be the altitude.
Big smiles. Carrie laughs as the Agent walks on.
And across the rooftop terrace ---
What -- Nirvana?
Your wife has quite a sense of
They're not married.
No, he's my boyfriend.
The agent and Carol start out across the terrace. Big and
Carrie follow lagging a little behind.
Aren't I a little old to be
introduced as your boyfriend?
Point taken. From now on... you'll
be my man friend.
Sounds like a dog.
Well, if the shoe fits.
She gives him a look. He swats her ass, gently as they go.
16 INT. PENTHOUSE/BEDROOM -- MOMENTS LATER 16
Carrie and Big lead the way into the bedroom. Big windows,
high ceilings. Beautiful light as well.
And this is the master bedroom.
Hideous. Hate it. Hurts my eyes.
Big laughs, Carrie walks around taking it in.
How is this place even available?
If you live here what is there to
Carrie opens the closet door. It is very small.
This is the master closet? No.
Yes. Small for a room this size. I
Hmmm. Hmmm. Now, I understand the
I can build you a better closet.
Carrie looks at him; aghast. He smiles.
Welcome home, baby.
Can we afford this?
I got it.
Carrie screams with joy and shock. He laughs, thrilled.
17 EXT. NYC STREET/CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE -- DAY -- SUMMER 17
Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte walk down the street.
"I got it." Just like that. "I got
it" -- like he was picking up the
check for coffee or something.
It sounds perfect.
Except for the closet which Big
says he can redo -- also he says
the kitchen needs work but I don't
know about that `cause I keep
sweaters in my stove.
Carrie and Charlotte laugh.
So, he bought it -- and you're
going to live there with him?
Yes, together. That's right.
But he'll own it. So. You are
keeping your own place, right?
Oh, Miranda, please, I haven't
figured out all the details yet,
but I'm a smart girl and I'm sure
I'll figure out something I'm
I just want to make sure you're
being smart here --
And I love you for it -- but for
now can't you stop worrying for me
and just go ahead and feel what I
want you to feel. Jealous.
Miranda smiles. Carrie puts her arm around her.
Jealous of me living in this
gorgeous penthouse in Manhattan.
Fine. I'm jealous. You're in real
estate heaven and I'm in Brooklyn.
New York magazine said Brooklyn is
the new Manhattan.
Whoever wrote that - lives in
There she is. Hey Hollywood!
Samantha is standing out in front of Christies. She waves to
them -- as she finishes a call.
Samantha Jones... Smith Jerrod's
manager -- I'm in New York `till
She hangs up; as they reach her.
How was your flight?
Fabulous. Let's go in -- I am so
18 INT. CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE/LOBBY -- DAY -- MOMENTS LATER 8
A lobby bustling with NEW YORK WOMEN. All types. Carrie,
Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda make their way through them.
It was a rare occasion that brought
all types of women together. The
socialites, the trendies the
yuppies, the yentas.
The girls gently move past by an elderly YENTA, who reacts.
Why the pushing?
18A INT. CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE -- LATER 18A
Carrie and the girls enter a room filled with dramatically
lit jewelry cases that display amazing jewelry. On the walls
around the gallery are large photos of a BEAUTIFUL RAVEN
HAIRED WOMAN (45). She is captured in candid poses "out and
about" New York city at various social events wearing the
jewelry on display.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Blair Elkenn was a waitress turned
model turned actress turned
billionaire's girlfriend who came
home one night to find herself
unceremoniously turned out on the
Samantha, Carrie and Charlotte page through the catalogues as
they walk. Miranda types on her Blackberry.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And now she was getting the
ultimate break-up revenge. An
embarrassing and very public
auction of all the jewelry he had
given her when they were happy.
The girls stop. Floating in a case at their eye level is a
unique, "two finger" FLOWER RING made out of diamonds.
There it is. My baby.
And she's a beauty.
When I saw this in the catalogue I
said to Smith: This flower ring is
the essence of me. One of a kind,
filled with fire...
And a little too much.
Exactly. Come on. Let's go spend
some of my hard-earned Hollywood
They make their way to the auction room.
Hey -- what's coming up on Smith's
series? Is he going to sleep with
that new blonde neurosurgeon?
He sleeps with every hot woman
doctor in that hospital.
Great. Can't wait.
Don't you ever get weirded out by
seeing Smith in bed with all those
No, I think it's hot. Sometimes,
when I'm alone, I masturbate right
along with them.
And people say the golden age of
television is over.
Besides, it's fake sex. When
they're doing it -- no one's
actually turned on.
Kinda like Steve and I.
Miranda laughs. Everyone looks.
But come one-- it's been seven
years. He does that, I do this...
It's not like a new plot twist is
going to turn up.
19 INT. CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE/AUCTION ROOM -- LATER 19
A DISTINGUISHED WOMAN AUCTIONEER is at a podium.
Next item. The flower ring.
Samantha sits up, ready. An electric buzz moves through the
If Schadenfreude is the word for
feeling pleasure at someone else
misfortune -- This was
Let's start the bidding at ten
Samantha raises her number. The Auctioneer nods.
Thank you madame. Do I hear
A WOMAN IN A BUSINESS SUIT (40) on a phone, raises her
number. Samantha looks over at her.
And the gloves are off.
Do I hear twenty?
Samantha raises her number.
Twenty. Do I hear twenty-five?
The Woman raises her number.
Samantha raises her number. Carrie's eyes widen.
The Woman is talking with someone on the phone.
She's bidding for someone on the
That's not fair.
The Woman raises her hand. Charlotte gives her a look.
I deserve this. I work hard.
Do I hear forty?
Samantha raises her hand.
Do I hear forty fi--
The Woman quickly raises her hand. Auctioneer nods.
Sex with only one man for I don't
know how long.
Do I hear fifty thousand?
Fifty fucking thousand!
A LAUGH ripples through the room. Samantha glares at the
rival woman, almost daring her. Carrie looks afraid.
The Woman raises her hand. Samantha reacts disappointed. The
Auctioneer looks at Samantha.
Sixty? Sixty to our colorful
I draw the line at fifty.
Samantha shakes her head no. Carrie rubs her arm.
20 INT. CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE/LADIES ROOM -- LATER 20
Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are primping in front
of the mirror.
I thought this auction would be
more fun... but it's kinda sad.
A BABY VOICED WOMAN (45) next to Charlotte overhears.
BABY VOICED WOMAN
They look over at her.
BABY VOICED WOMAN (CONT'D)
I thought it was just sad for me
`cause I know her. But it's really
sad, huh? And it's funny cause they
were so happy.
... Till they weren't
BABY VOICED WOMAN
I know, right? We all told her to
get married -- but she didn't want
to push him. He'd been married
three other times. So, she let it
ride and then she came home one
night and he had locked her out.
She didn't even have anywhere to
live. After ten years. Such a
shame. She was a smart girl till
she fell in love.
Carrie catches Miranda's eye in the mirror, looks away.
21 INT. BIG'S SUBLET/KITCHEN -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 21
Big takes a bright red lobster out of a pot of hot water with
tongs. He places it next to another cooked lobster. He walks
to the cooking island where Carrie sits; sipping wine.
The creatures are ready. Just gonna
I'm not sitting, I'm thinking.
Here. Husk and think.
He winks -- puts two ears of corn in front of her, then
starts chopping tomatoes.
I'm thinking I'm going to sell my
apartment and put the money towards
heaven on Fifth.
Why? You love your place.
I know but --
We're together ever night -- so I'm
basically paying a mortgage on a
You write there. It's your office.
There's plenty of room at the new
place and -- besides.. I want to
make us -- a life there. I want it
to be ours.
It is ours. I bought it for us.
And that's so amazing --but you
bought it, so it's really your
place. And -- if anything were to
What's going to happen?
I have to be smart here. I mean,
we're not married and I'd have no
legal rights to... this home that I
built... with you.
Silence. He thinks. Chops. She husks.
Did you want to get married?
I didn't think it was an option.
Well, Mr. Bradshaw, what if it was
She hits him with a husk. He smiles.
Well, people are always assuming we
And you know what happens when
people assume. They make an ass out
You and me.
He smiles. She smiles. Chop. Chop.
What do you think, kid?
Why -- Do you want to get married?
Well, I wouldn't mind be married to
you. Would you mind being married
No, if that's what you want. Is
that what you want?
I want you. So. Okay.
Okay. Really? We're getting
We're getting married.
Should we get you a diamond?
No, please, don't get me a diamond.
Get me a really big closet.
He puts out his hand. She takes it and they shake.
But... You gotta do better on that
corn. Look at all the stuff left on
She looks down at her corn, he's right. She nods.
22 INT. MODERN RESTAURANT -- DAY -- SUMMER 22
Crowded; serious lunch crowd. Carrie sits across from
Charlotte and Miranda. Miranda is in a work suit.
So, the other night, Big and I were
talking about, you know, moving in
together and our future...
Charlotte's eyes are getting wider and wider.
... And about what makes sense as
we move forward. And, well... we
decided to get married.
Charlottes SCREAMS at the top of her lungs. Carrie and
Miranda and the ENTIRE RESTAURANT REACT.
... and I'm deaf.
Charlotte looks around at the DISGRUNTLED FACES. She half-
stands and address the DINERS looking at her.
Sorry! I'm sorry... but my friend
here, just got engaged and she's
been going out with the man for ten
The DINERS bursts into APPLAUSE. Carrie slumps in her chair,
pulls up her sweater collar, turns to Miranda.
I am mortified.
There is literally a ringing in my
23 INT. SAMANTHA JONES MANAGEMENT -- DAY 23
A large PHOTO of Smith. Samantha walks past it and up a
sleek, modern office building stairway. Her cell rings.
24 INT. FENDI -- LATER -- SUMMER 24
Intercut with Carrie walking through the upscale boutique
talking on her pink Swarovski crystal-covered cell phone.
Well... I made a little decision
that I hope you'll be happy about.
Oh, honey... you finally got Botox.
No. I did not get Botox
I'm telling you, Carrie -- you'll
I did not call to talk about Botox.
I'm just saying.
Samantha reaches the top of the stairs. Blow-ups of Smith on
various magazine covers line the walls of the chic, small
So... Last week, after the auction,
I started thinking about my
Right, and... well, Big and I
decided to get married.
You sounded more excited about the
Well, honey -- I am excited for you
but -- you know me... I don't
really believe in marriage....
Botox on the other hand -- That
works every time.
A RECEPTIONIST (23) hands her some messages.
Honey, I've got to go. The People
magazine person is on hold. Smith's
on the short list to be their
"Sexiest Man Alive." We can catch
up when I'm in town next week.
Samantha hangs up. Carrie looks at her phone: dismissed and
disappointed. She closes it and walks on.
25 INT. FENDI -- A LITTLE LATER 25
Carrie rounds a corner. Her phone rings.
26 INT. SAMANTHA JONES MANAGEMENT -- CONTINUOUS 26
Intercut with Samantha standing in her office.
I think I was in shock. I mean,
it's you getting married. This is
not some random person -- it's you.
I hear ya.
And I guess, I thought that after
that big mess with Aidan -- you'd
never want to get married.
So, I put you in my "we're never
getting married" file. Now, I've
got to take you out of that file.
Sorry about the extra paper work.
You'll get my bill.
Samantha, it feels so different
this time. No cliché romantic
kneeling down on one knee. Just you
know, two grown-ups -- making a
decision about spending their lives
Well, I'm happy for you.
And one more thing... I want you to
be maid of honor. How do you feel
The same way you feel about Botox.
Painful and unnecessary.
Carrie laughs. Samantha shrugs.
27 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- SUMMER 27
Carrie and Charlotte sit on her bed looking through a list of
names. ANTHONY sits at her makeup vanity. He has a large
notebook open in front of him.
74, 75, 76.... Seventy-six guests.
Seventy five sounds better. "A
small, wedding of seventy five
Carrie looks at the list.
As a wedding gift, Charlotte had
given me Anthony Marantino --
friend and wedding planner.
Carrie crosses someone off. Charlotte reacts, shocked.
What? She was borderline anyway.
Cut throat -- I love it. I hope
you're that decisive when it comes
to the location and the dress.
Oh. I found the dress.
The other day. I have it here.
Carrie gets up and goes into the closet. Anthony hurries over
and sits next to Charlotte.
This is going to be good!
I'm so excited!
Here it is.
Anthony and Charlotte grab hands in anticipation as Carrie
comes out of her closet. She holds up a simple OFF-WHITE
VINTAGE SUIT. Charlotte and Anthony deflate.
Well... that was the exact reaction
I was aiming for.
No, it's pretty but it's so --
Simple and classic. When I saw it I
just thought: That is what I should
marry Big in.
Well, who's it by? The label?
No one. I found it in a vintage
"The bride wore a dress by no one."
She turns and heads back into the closet.
(As she goes)
Don't worry, I'll style it up with
Anthony turns to Charlotte and says in a low voice.
The invitation is fancier than the
I heard that.
28 INT. BROOKLYN RESTAURANT -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 28
A "family style" Italian restaurant. Miranda, in business
clothes, sits with Steve, Brady and MAGDA. Brady's face is
covered in spaghetti sauce.
And from Anthony Marantino to
Where is he with the check?
Geese, Miranda -- relax. Magda's
not even finished yet.
I still have a legal brief to work
on when I get home.
I have to go to the bathroom.
I'll take him. Wash that beautiful
face too, yes?
Brady nods. Magda walks away with Brady. Miranda is packing
up Brady's action figures. Steve gives her a look.
What? I'm sorry. I'm exhausted.
Brady woke me up at five AM.
He woke me up too.
Silence. She sips her cappuccino. Foam covers her top lip. He
looks over at her and smiles.
You got milk on your top lip.
She licks it off, not pleased.
It's like you're always criticizing
I am not.
(Beat; then, cute)
You want to go through life with
foam on your lip and no one telling
Silence. He reaches down and picks up her coffee cup and
sips... putting lots of foam on his lip. He looks over.
Anything you want to tell me?
She shakes her head: No. He puts his face in front of hers.
She laughs. He licks his lip.
29 INT. MIRANDA AND STEVE'S BEDROOM -- LATER 29
Steve is in bed with Miranda, they are making love. She is
wearing a T-shirt.
Wait --- wait -- Don't come
Wait, wait -- get on top. Get on --
It's late... let's just get it over
Steve looks at her. She can't believe what she's said.
I mean -- We have to get up in four
and half hours.
We never have sex and you want to
get it over with?
Steve... We have sex.
When was the last time we had sex?
Miranda can't remember. He moves to his side of the bed.
(As he turns away)
There was snow on the ground.
He gets out of the bed and walks away. She watches him go.
30 INT. COFFEE SHOP -- DAY -- SUMMER 30
The girls are having breakfast. Lily sits at the table in a
booster seat coloring in a Cinderella coloring book. Carrie
is helping her. CLOSE ON: Cinderella's shoe. Carrie is
filling it in with a BLUE CRAYON.
How often do you guys have sex?
Miranda -- please.
She indicates that Lily is sitting with Carrie. Carrie
continues to color, not looking up.
It's okay, I know all about sex.
If I knew the girl talk was going
to be on "lock down," I wouldn't
have flown two thousand miles.
No, we can talk, let's just not use
She's three, she doesn't know what
it means. I'm forty- two and I
still don't know what it means.
I know, but she's repeating
Fine. How often do you guys...
Well, I can't color enough. I would
color all day -- every day if I had
my way. I'd use every crayon in my
We get it. You love to color.
Why are you asking?
Steve and I were "coloring" last
night and just as I was about to --
Miranda is searching for a word she can use.
(beat; to Charlotte)
Sorry -- there is no crayon
He wanted to change positions and I
said... "Let's just get it over
The ladies react, three different shades of shocked.
Well, he kept trying to make it
And this is bad?
It is when you have a full-time
I have a full-time job.
Well, you don't also have a five
year old and play groups and PTA
and a mother-in-law in a rest home
with advancing Alzheimer's. I'm
telling you, at the end of the day
all I want to do is sleep. The most
exciting thing in bed now -- is the
So... Sleep is the new sex?
-- I meant coloring.
We're just going through a no
coloring phase -- it comes and
Every couple is different. Harry
and I --
Carrie and Samantha look over; interested.
... Make love two or three times a
Great. Now I feel worse.
Well, when was the last time for
Six months ago.
Miranda looks at her. She -- continues to color.
But that's a dry spell.
I bet it is.
What about you and Big, Carrie?
(Off her look)
Come on, I told.
Never. But, I will tell you this.
When Big colors --
He rarely stays inside the lines.
Samantha whoops. Carrie resumes coloring.
Well, this was very helpful.
30A INT. BEACHOUSE/BATHROOM -- SUNSET -- SUMMER 30A
A freshly-showered Samantha sits on a chaise lounge in a robe
-- talking on the phone.
Send it to Smith Jerrod at the
Smith walks up to Samantha wearing only underwear. There is a
huge bulge in the front. Samantha takes the bulge in.
I've got to go. Something just came
She hangs up. He smiles, looks down at her.
I've got a gift for you.
So far, I like it.
He smiles as she reaches INTO his underwear basket and
removes a long black velvet jewelry case. She opens it. It's
the petal ring from the auction.
How did -- Wait -- that was you on
the phone at the auction?
I knew how much you wanted it.
But I was going to buy it for
I wanted to give it to you... for
our anniversary. We met five years
(beat; had no idea)
He smiles, sits down on the bed.
Do you like it?
To be clear -- This is a ring with
diamonds -- not a diamond ring,
(Off his nod)
In that case... I love it.
It's my second favorite thing I've
ever found in there.
She kisses him, touched -- then reaches in his underwear.
Now, my gift's a little bit more...
Babe -- I've got to go to bed.
Bed? It's seven-thirty.
I have to be at the studio by six
A.M. and I need to get a workout
This is how it starts. Next thing
you know... we're only having sex
three or four times a week.
Most people consider that normal.
I am not most people.
No - you most certainly are not.
He smiles, leans in and gives her a hot -- hot kiss. The kiss
leads -- to reaching into underwear... as they start.
30B INT. BEACHOUSE/ BEDROOM -- NIGHT 30B
Smith is laying in bed. Sound asleep. The clock on the bed
table reads: 9:01.
30C EXT. BEACHOUSE/JACUZZI -- CONTINUOUS 30C
Night. Samantha sits in the jacuzzi wearing her ring --
sipping a glass of wine -- bored.
One glass of Merlot and two orgasms
Samantha hears MOANING. The sounds of someone having SEX in
the house right next door. She looks -- from the hot tub she
can see her neighbor DANTE -- hot, dark -- "sex on a stick"
in his living room making wild love to a RED HAIRED WOMAN.
They are naked. Samantha watches and sips -- not so bored.
And that is how Samantha learned
she had a new neighbor.
31 INT. BIG'S SUBLET -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 31
Carrie enters the apartment. It is dark-ish. A candle or two
The terrace doors are open. The curtains blow, gently. She
walks out onto it.
31A EXT. BIG'S SUBLET -- CONTINUOUS 31A
As she steps out onto the terrace. Big comes up behind her.
He -- leans her against the door jamb and kisses her. It's
hot. He kisses her -- sliding down the front of her body.
32 INT. BIG'S SUBLET/BEDROOM-- LATER -- SUMMER 32
Big is in bed wearing "half glasses," reading The Wall Street
Journal. Carrie enters from the bathroom and hops into bed.
She grabs a LIBRARY BOOK from the night stand and looks over.
He nods and lifts up one of his arms. She slides over and
nestles in, leaning up against him. She opens her book. He
looks down at it.
Are you the last person in New York
still taking out library books?
I love the smell.
She smells the book, then holds it up to him. He smells.
That's an old one.
"The Love Letters of Great Men."
Am I in there?
No, but some of your classmates
are. Voltaire, Napoleon...
Big smiles. She takes the glasses off his face and puts them
on, looks at book.
You need to get glasses.
No, I don't -- you have them.
(then; off book)
"My dearest Josephine, I wake
consumed with thoughts of you --"
Typical short guy. Gives it all
away up front.
She punches him a little, continues to read.
Why are you reading this?
Research for my new book.
What's it about?
Love. I use to write about finding
love-- now I want to write about
what happens after you've found it.
Interesting. What happens?
He smiles. She looks at the book again.
Listen... Here's Beethoven.
Bring it, Ludwig.
"My thoughts go out to you today my
immortal beloved. I can live only
wholly with you or not at all."
"Be calm my life, my all. Only by
calm consideration of our existence
can we achieve our purpose to live
together. Oh continue to love me,
never misjudge the most faithful
heart of your beloved. Ever thine --
ever mine -- ever ours.
Silence. The beautiful sentiment hangs in the air. She closes
the book and looks up at him.
Have you ever written me a love
Does a love fax count?
When have I ever gotten a love fax?
I'm pretty sure my secretary sent
one at some point.
Carrie looks at him, mock disappointed.
What can I say, baby? Not my
Besides, these guys had to write--
they were separated from their
loves by wars and hundreds of
miles. I'm right here.
She smiles. He kisses her on the forehead. Sincere.
You make me very happy.
Yeah, yeah.... Put it in writing.
He laughs, she looks at her book, turns a page and reads.
After a beat, he puts down his paper.
Alright. Here's a love letter from
me to you.
She looks up at him, excited. He speaks romantically.
Loving you. Is easy... `cause your
Big continues -- now SINGING the Minnie Ripperton classic.
EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE
IS FILLED WITH LOVING YOU. LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Carrie LAUGHS as he continues to massacre the high notes.
33 EXT. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY - DAY -- SUMMER 33
Carrie runs past the stone lions and up the grand stairs
holding three LIBRARY BOOKS in her hand.
34 INT. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/LOBBY -- LATER -- SUMMER 34
Carrie stands at the entrance while a FEMALE GUARD (60)
checks the contents of her purse. A FLORAL DELIVERY MAN comes
in carrying a GORGEOUS ARRANGEMENT OF WHITE FLOWERS. He calls
to the Guard.
Which way's the wedding?
The Guard points, bored. Carrie looks, interested.
35 INT. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/WEDDING SPACE -- MOMENTS LATER 5
A beautiful space. The tables are being set up as MORE
FLOWERS arrive. Carrie tip-toes in and looks around. A SMILE
grows on her face.
36 INT. RESTAURANT -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 36
Carrie and Big sit at the bar -- having dinner.
I've been thinking.
How about we get married at The New
York Public Library?
(Gushy and silly)
Think how perfect. You and I and
our love story surrounded by all
the other lesser love stories.
Do we have to make that big of a
It's not that big a deal. It's
seventy-five people in a room
that's partitioned in half.
It's just -- I've already had two
Carrie winces -- stung. After a beat, she goes on.
Well, what did you have in mind?
I don't know -- a judge, couple
friends and then we go for ham and
A bucket of cold water.
Big looks over at her. She looks upset, hurt, sad. Silence.
Would we have to whisper? In the
Carrie looks over at him, softens a little.
"Do you, Carrie" -- Shhhh. "Take
this man" -- SHHHH!
He raises his eyebrow. She laughs. ELAINE (40) Zaftig, Jewish
-- spots Carrie.
Elaine, hi. Do you know John?
No, hi. Nice to meet you.
Elaine writes a single gal column
for The New York Post.
Please -- I'd rather you reveal my
Carrie and Big laugh.
So, what's new?
Well. We're getting married.
Yep -- At the New York Public
Carrie looks at Big, touched. Elaine is delighted, TEARFUL.
Oh, my God! This gives me such
She hugs Carrie, then hugs Big. Then hugs Big again.
Thank-you. Thank-you for marrying
someone our age.
37 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/DINING ROOM -- DAY -- SUMMER 37
Charlotte, Harry and Lily are having breakfast. A KING
CHARLES SPANIEL and TWO MUTTS sit on the floor looking up at
them. Charlotte pages through the New York Post -- She
notices something. CLOSE ON: NEWSPAPER; A small PHOTO: of
Carrie on "PAGE SIX" above a mention of the wedding.
Charlotte SCREAMS. Harry and Lily JUMP. She grabs the
cordless phone from the table.
38 INT. BIG'S SUBLET -- MOMENTS LATER 38
Intercut with Carrie on the phone as Big sips coffee.
"The ultimate single gal Carrie
Bradshaw will be married in Manolos
to New York financier John James
Preston come fall."
Our wedding's on Page Six.
Who would put that in there?
Carrie shrugs, Charlotte continues reading.
"Proving to single gals everywhere
that there can be a happy ending
Oh, I know who.
39 EXT. NYC STREET -- DAY -- LATER -- SUMMER 39
Carrie is walking down the street with STANFORD.
Later that day, I met my friend
Stanford for our weekly quick lunch
and gossip session... Also known
as "dish then dash."
According to a certain trashy tome,
you are marrying John James
Rumor has it.
Just one question: Does Big know?
Where are we eating?
Anywhere you like... and you know
the rule -- the person on Page Six
pays for lunch.
Carrie laughs. TWO WOMEN spot her and scream. She and
Stanford REACT as the women GUSH.
40 INT. RESTAURANT -- LATER -- SUMMER 40
Carrie and Stanford are mid-meal. Three GAY MALE friends (3O-
40) stand at their table and gush.
It seemed everywhere I went...
people I knew were excited and
available to come to the wedding.
A WAITRESS (23) places a check on the table. Stanford looks
at it, then leans in to waitress.
You forgot to charge us for the
gaggle of gays.
41 EXT. STREET -- LATER -- SUMMER 41
Carrie and Stanford are walking by a nail salon as BITSY VON
MUFFLING, socialite, comes running out -- Mid-pedicure. She
is barefoot with foam pads stuck between her painted toes.
Carrie Bradshaw Preston! Carrie
Carrie and Stanford stop -- turn around. Bitsy gushes.
Mazel tov! Saw you on Page Six!
September? October? When?
(beat; realizes feet)
Look! Will you look! I got so
excited -- no shoes. I'm standing
barefoot on a New York sidewalk
probably getting trichinoses.
She hurries away, turning back to CALL as she goes.
We're at the same address --
different floor. Just send it --
they'll get us the invite.
She waves, goes back inside. Carrie looks stunned.
The shocking thing was not the
plethora of empty autumn social
calenders but knowledge that
everyone does indeed read Page Six.
41A INT. VOGUE OFFICES/RECEPTION AREA -- DAY -- SUMMER 41A
Carrie opens the glass door and walks into the Vogue offices.
Even people you didn't expect, like
my Vogue editor, Enid.
42 INT. VOGUE OFFICES/ENID'S OFFICE -- LATER 42
Carrie is with ENID (60) her stunning, icy Vogue editor.
We're putting together our annual
"Age" issue -- and we'd like you to
Great. Who am I interviewing?
No. You. You are forty. I want you
to be featured in the magazine as
the forty year old -- and here's
the brilliant twist -- bride.
Wait -- I would be in the magazine?
In bridal couture. It's a once in a
lifetime opportunity - so spare me
a week of faux soul-searching and
just say yes.
Enid -- I'm so very flattered but--
Carrie. Vogue designers, Vogue
photographers, Vogue airbrushing.
Nod your head: yes.
Carrie smiles and nods.
Thank-you. It will be a sensation.
We're calling it: "The Last Single
Well, I'm hardly the last single
No, but forty is the last age you
can see a woman photographed in a
wedding gown without the unintended
Diane Arbus subtext.
I thought the issue was "great
style at every age."
Style yes... bride no.
Enid -- I have no idea -- were you
Briefly. In 1975. I wore Halston.
Creme. One shoulder Grecian with a
low-cut bodice to the waistline for
a dramatic flair. The fabric in the
sleeves formed oval draping on the
sides. Stunning. My future husband
and I saw it on a trip to Paris and
he fell in love with it.
Insisted I be married in it. So I
was. We had quite a beautiful
(smiles; then delicately)
Why didn't the marriage work out?
Did you not hear me say my husband
fell in love with my gown?
(beat; off Carrie's nod)
Has your fiancée expressed any
interest in what you'll be wearing?
None at all.
Then you may have a shot.
43 INT. VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT SET -- DAY -- SUMMER 43
Carrie stands on the set of a Vogue photo shoot wearing a
GORGEOUS VERA WANG GOWN. Hair, make-up: stunning. She is
surrounded by VOGUE STYLISTS and CREW. Carrie looks over to
Samantha, Stanford and Charlotte standing on the side-lines,
watching. They signal their approval. Carrie smiles...
tentative -- but excited.
She's looking quite at home for
someone who didn't think she had
the bride gene.
Well, I guess with the right man...
... And the right dress.
Charlotte and Samantha smile.
When I get married, I'm wearing
something like that. But bigger.
Samantha and Charlotte laugh. The PHOTOGRAPHER starts
working. FLASH! Carrie poses. FLASH!
Just your typical Wednesday.
Breakfast with... Vera Wang.
FLASH! Carrie in another GORGEOUS WEDDING wedding gown.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Mid-morning coffee with....
FLASH! Carrie in another FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding gown.
Samantha holds up her iPhone and takes a photograph of
Carrie. Charlotte looks at it, smiles, then presses --
43A INT. MIRANDA'S OFFICE -- CONTINUOUS 43A
Miranda is at her desk, working -- her phone -- "beeps." She
picks it up -- CLOSE ON: PHONE announcing a photo arrival.
She opens the photo - it's Carrie in the wedding dress.
43B INT. VOGUE PHOTO SHOOT SET -- CONTINUOUS 43B
FLASH! Carrie in another FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding gown.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Appetizers with Oscar de la Renta.
FLASH: JUMP CUT TO: Carrie in another FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Lunch with Lanvin...
FLASH: JUMP CUT TO: Carrie in another FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding
... And Lacroix.
FLASH: JUMP CUT TO: Carrie in another FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding
... And Dior.
FLASH: Carrie in the final FAMOUS DESIGNER wedding gown. This
is the most sensational topper. She looks "beyond, beyond"
beautiful in it.
And for dessert -- Vivienne
Charlotte and Stanford are looking at Carrie, moved.
A confection so special...
Samantha reaches up and wipes away a tear.
... It could wring a wedding tear
from even the most unbelieving of
44 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- SUMMER 44
Carrie opens the door to find a DELIVERY MAN standing there
with a very large dress box tied by a lush RIBBON.
And then the impossible happened.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie pulling back the tissue paper to reveal:
her favorite wedding gown. Carrie picks up a hand-written
note on an engraved note card from VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. It
reads: "I saw the photos from the shoot. This dress belongs
to you. Cheers!"
45 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT/CLOSET -- LATER -- SUMMER 45
Carrie peeks around the closet and looks in. The gown is
hanging next to the white suit, dwarfing it.
And just like that, Vivienne
Westwood kicked my sweet little
49 INT. PENTHOUSE/BEDROOM -- DAY -- LATE SUMMER 49
Big leads Carrie into their new bedroom by the hand. Her eyes
are closed and she has a DESIGNER shopping bag slung over her
one arm. He moves her around the construction debris,
stopping in front of the new closet's double doors.
Okay. Open them.
Carrie opens her eyes.
Double door. So far so good.
She opens the closet doors, revealing a beautiful oversized,
walk-in closet with shelves and more shelves and places for
shoes and more shoes.
Well. You did me proud, Mister.
Like it? It's love at first sight.
He smiles, proud. She takes the DESIGNER shoe box out of her
shopping bag and hands it to him. She opens the lid, takes
out a pair of COLORFUL/FUN HEELS and places them on the
shelf. She turns back to him.
Now, I believe this is all really
50 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- LATE SUMMER 50
Miranda, Charlotte and Carrie are standing in Carrie's
apartment. Empty boxes are everywhere. Lily is coloring
I can't believe it sold so fast.
It's a sign.
Yeah, a sign I priced it too low.
The door buzzes. Carrie pushes the intercom button.
That's the food -- money on the
I'll get started in the closet... I
should be done in seventeen years.
Carrie starts into the bathroom. Charlotte calls:
Pink Post-it -- take. Purple --
toss. Yellow: Storage.
You're good friends.
There is a knock on the door. Miranda opens it. Samantha
stands there with her carry-on luggage.
Samantha! Oh my God!
Carrie re-enters from the bathroom... stunned.
What are you doing here?!
I lot of shit went down in this
place. Attention must be payed!
She reaches into her bag and pulls out a bottle of champagne.
They all CHEER. She reaches in again and pulls out another
bottle. More cheering.
51 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT/BEDROOM -- LATER 51
Samantha is packing Carrie's collection of CD's, tapes and
albums. She puts on a "Best of the 80's" CD.
MUSIC START: Run DMC & Aerosmith: "WALK THIS WAY."
Carrie comes out of her closet wearing an outfit that screams
"80's." Lily looks up from her coloring. Miranda, Charlotte
and Samantha sit on the bed drinking champagne. Carrie poses.
They hold up hand-written signs: "Take" or "Toss."
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie comes out of the closet wearing another
"80's" outfit. The girls vote: "Take, Take, Toss." Carrie
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie comes out of the closet wearing a tight
pink top and a tutu. The girls LAUGH; then all hold up:
"Toss." Carrie reacts.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie comes out wearing a late "90's" outfit.
The girls vote: "Take, Take, Take." Carrie is thrilled - she
JUMP CUT TO: Miranda wearing something from Carrie's closet.
JUMP CUT TO: Charlotte wearing something from Carrie's
JUMP CUT TO: Samantha wearing something from Carrie's closet.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha LAUGHING
-- at something. REVEAL: Lily standing in the closet, naked
except for her training underpants. Her arms are outstretched
and draped with Carrie's small purses and bags.
52 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT -- LATE SUMMER 52
The girls in the apartment are surrounded by many, boxes.
It took four friends, three days to
put twenty years into twenty-eight
53 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- LATE SUMMER 53
Carrie walks through her now, empty apartment. She takes one
last long look and leaves. END MUSIC.
54 INT. REST HOME -- DAY -- LATE SUMMER 54
Steve sits in a chair as Miranda hands a cup of tea to his
mother MARY. She looks up at Miranda, lost.
Who are you again?
Oh, you know me -- I'm your
Miranda nods and smiles. Steve watches, touched.
55 INT. MIRANDA AND STEVE'S HOUSE/KITCHEN -- NIGHT -- LT. SUMMER
Miranda is putting away groceries. Steve is sitting at the
While I run over to see your mother
tomorrow maybe you can take him to
the first birthday party alone.
Then -- I'll meet you at the twins'
party and you can leave and be at
the bar by six.
She looks over at him. He looks strange.
What's the matter? Steve.
He starts crying.
-- I had sex with someone else.
Miranda can't believe her ears.
-- And you are so amazing with Ma
and everything... everything you do
and I can't believe I would do that
Miranda just sits -- looking at him.
You and I hadn't had sex in a
really long time and I --
Miranda shakes her head, turns and walks out of the kitchen.
He gets up and follows her.
It didn't mean anything -- It was
just once... and it's been killing
She stops and turns around. He stops.
It's killing you?!
She starts down the hall again. He's on her heels.
It just happened... I wasn't
Do not follow me.
She starts up the stairs. He stops at the bottom and watches
her go. Lost as to what to do next.
56 INT. BIG SUBLET -- A LITTLE LATER -- LATE SUMMER 56
Carrie opens the door. Miranda stands there with Brady. She
looks like she is about to burst into tears. Big stands in
the hall behind Carrie. Unsure.
Surprise -- Here we are!
Well, I'm so excited you are here
for a sleepover.
We are too. Aren't we B-boy?
Brady nods. Miranda gives Brady's hand to Carrie.
Here. Mommy has to go to the
Miranda hurries away. Carrie looks after her, concerned.
Brady, do you want to go have some
He nods. Carrie give his hand to Big and hurries away. Big
looks at Brady. Brady looks up at him.
Peanut butter it is.
They walk into the kitchen.
57 INT. BIG SUBLET/POWDER ROOM -- A LITTLE LATER 57
Miranda is sitting on the toilet, seat down. Carrie at the
Apparently you don't have sex for
six months he runs out and has it
with some girl at his bar.
Steve. I can't believe it. Steve.
Steve. When I think of everything
I've done for him. And this is how
he repays me. Man, if I didn't have
Brady, I would never go back there.
Miranda looks furious. Carrie nods, in shock.
58 INT. MIRANDA AND STEVE'S BEDROOM -- NIGHT -- LATE SUMMER 58
Steve is in bed. Miranda comes in, dressed for bed.
The next night, for the sake of
Brady, Miranda went against her
instincts and went home.
He throws back the covers. She looks at him.
Miranda, it's still me.
She stands there and looks at him. Shakes her head, exits.
59 INT. MERCER HOTEL/LOBBY -- NIGHT -- LATE SUMMER 59
Miranda walks into the chic hotel lobby holding Brady's hand.
She pulls a piece of luggage behind her.
So Miranda left Brooklyn and came
home... to Manhattan.
60 INT. MERCER HOTEL LOBBY/RESTAURANT -- DAY -- LATE SUMMER 60
Brady sits on a couch in the lobby playing with his action
figures. A HOODED MOVIE ACTOR TYPE (25) sits slumped next him
texting on a phone. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha
are having brunch at a table nearby.
Yes, it's sad, but I'm not going to
make it any sadder by staying at a
bad hotel while I look for a place.
Pass the salt.
Charlotte passes the salt.
Plus, I have to be downtown and
close to Brooklyn. We're going to
keep things as normal for Brady as
we can. I'll pick him up on my
days... take him over on Steve's.
I don't know if this question is
allowed -- but how is Steve
Says he's devastated -- begs me to
Not going to happen. I can barely
even look at him.
Steve -- I can't believe it.
That's what I said.
Miranda, honey -- are you sure you
want to do this? It's just one
time. Anyone can have a slip.
Well, even if I could get my head
around that justification -- it's
the cheating part -- the behind my
back part... the violation of the
trust -- that's the thing that's
Samantha nods, taking it in.
Besides... women who stay with men
who cheat are women who are afraid
to be on their own. And that's not
me -- I can handle it. Always
Brady walks over holding an action figure.
Mommy, I want to go home.
Miranda nods; keeping a brave face. Charlotte looks upset.
61 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/BEDROOM -- NIGHT -- LATE SUMMER 61
Charlotte and Harry are making love, gently. She looks into
his eyes -- speaks softly.
Thank-you for being you.
He smiles, touched. She smiles -- he kisses her.
Charlotte made love to Harry five
times that week.
61aA INT. SAMANTHA'S BEACH HOUSE -- NIGHT -- FALL 61aA
Smith and Samantha are sitting at the dining table. ANAKA,
(45) a Zen, low-key chef lays down plates in front of them.
It's a little quick to move out,
don't you think?
Her reaction is her reaction.
Anaka nods and walks away.
He had sex once. Not even an
Maybe it's not the sex. Maybe,
it's the cheating. For me... that
would be the thing. That it
happened behind my back.
That's what she said.
He nods. Samantha eats. Thinks.
Look. I know we're not married but -
- if you were going to have sex
with someone else...
Long pause. He looks at her.
Are you waiting for me to get out
But... seriously, I'd rather know
She gets up from the table and moves over to him.
You want me to tell you if I'm
going to have sex? Fine. I'm about
to have sex.
She sits on the table directly in front of him and opens her
legs. Anaka enters -- sees her position, spins on his heels
and walks back out.
(as he goes)
61A INT. REST HOME -- DAY -- SUMMER 61A
Mary sits in a chair eating dinner from a tray. Miranda sits
on the edge of the bed near her.
I don't know if Steve's mentioned
anything to you yet -- about us.
Mary shakes her head: No -- concerned. Miranda nods.
Well -- we've had some marriage
problems -- it's not necessary to
go into the details but -- I just
wanted you to know that we won't be
coming to see you together anymore.
I'll be here Monday, Wednesday and
Sunday -- the other days will be
Miranda was starting to see the
upside of Alzheimer's.
62 INT. BIG'S SUBLET/DEN -- NIGHT -- LATE SUMMER 62
The room is crowded with Carrie's boxes waiting to be moved.
Big is sitting at a computer reading his emails.
Close on screen: We see his email address is John@JJPny.com.
He clicks open a file as Carrie enters.
Wedding crunch time. We need to
really get serious here.
Not now -- I just got an email from
the the contractor -- they pushed
our move-in date again -- and I
have to --
Nope. Wedding before contractor.
Unless you're planning to invite
him -- which would make the guest
list two hundred and one.
Two hundred? Jesus, Carrie -- it's
gone up again?
Blame the New York Post and Vogue.
Two publications that have never
before been uttered in the same
You said: seventy-five people in a
It's the dress. How can I explain
this? It's like poker -- The dress
upped the ante.
Change the dress.
No, no, no -- you haven't seen this
dress. This dress may be the whole
reason to get married. Well, you
and the dress.
She sits in his lap. He adjusts, uncomfortable.
How are you coming with your vows?
Just a reminder -- you are going to
be saying these in front of a lot
of people, so the pressure is on.
(He's had it)
Up, up. I have to finish this. Up.
He sort of "helps her" out of his lap.
I don't have time for this.
This is our wedding and you're not
taking it seriously.
No, I'm not -- It's a circus! Two
hundred people -- Page Six -- This
is my third marriage -- how do you
think it makes me look?
Carrie looks at him, stunned by this new information.
I didn't know that was even an
Why didn't you say anything sooner?
You wanted all this.
But -- don't you want --
I want you, Carrie. That's what I
want. I would have just gone down
to city hall.
Tension. He starts out of the room, moving a wardrobe box out
of his way as he goes. She stands there. Upset.
63 INT. BIG'S SUBLET/BATHROOM -- LATER 63
Big is brushing his teeth. There's a knock. The door opens.
Carrie comes in, vulnerable.
I think it's too late for city hall
Well, no. I wasn't suggesting -- I
was just saying.
He looks at her. She looks -- devastated.
See. That is the face I've been
trying to avoid. Come here.
She stands there. He goes to her, hugs her.
You're a great man friend.
She buries her head in his chest; relieved. He exhales.
64 INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAURANT -- NIGHT -- FALL 64
Miranda, Charlotte, Harry, Samantha, Smith, Stanford,
Anthony, Bitsy and other GUESTS are gathered around a long
beautifully-set table. Carrie and Big ARRIVE at the top of
the stairs. Everyone looks up and applauds.
64A INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAUANT -- LATER 64A
The desserts are being served. Samantha stands and prepares
to speak. Harry hits a glass with a spoon... people quiet
Now, I know it's tradition at the
rehearsal dinner for the maid of
honor to reveal embarrassing things
about the bride. But in our group --
She looks at Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda
... We never kiss and tell.
Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte WHOOP. Laughter.
So, I'd like to make a toast to the
From somewhere down the table, KARL (50) a Preppy Businessman
CALLS OUT; joking.
There's a word he's heard before!
The room LAUGHS. Big smiles; tight. Carrie leans in.
Who is that again?
Karl... a partner at the firm.
Karl's kind of a jerk.
You know what they say -- three
times a charm!
(Calling to Karl)
Hey "dick wad"... I'm speaking.
Now. There were times when we had
our doubt about this gorgeous man.
But after careful observation over
the last hundred years, my doubts
(Lifts glass high)
So... here's to the groom. A man
who finally got "Carrie-d" away.
Big is touched. Then Karl feels the need to add:
Here's hopin', John!
Big smiles, he has no choice. He raises his glass.
65 EXT. BUDDAKAN RESTAURANT -- LATER 65
Samantha is out front with Big, Harry and Smith. They are
Quite a toast, Samantha.
Well, you're quite a guy.
They chuckle, then -- Samantha's smile fades.
The men turn as Steve approaches. He has a look of real pain
and guilt and embarrassment on his face.
I don't want to bother you all --
You're not bothering us.
But --- I need to talk to Miranda.
Samantha, could you -- ask her to
come out. I don't want to go in.
It's a party and all.
Samantha is trapped... trapped and touched.
66 INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAUANT -- MOMENTS LATER 66
Miranda comes out of the ladies room. Samantha spots her.
Hi. I haven't talked to you all
The blood drains from Miranda's face. Samantha nods.
67 EXT. BUDDAKAN RESTAURANT -- MOMENTS LATER 67
Steve is standing with Smith, Big and Harry as Miranda comes
out of the restaurant -- Samantha looks out from inside.
Could you give us --
The guys go inside. Samantha gives Miranda a look and leads
them away. Miranda turns. She glares at Steve.
You didn't leave me any choice. You
won't return my calls -- You only
talk to me in front of the baby
when you know I can't say anything.
What could you possibly have to say
that could make it better?
Miranda, please... It was just that
one time. Please -- I love you --
You broke us! You broke us. What we
had is broken!
Three YOUNG SINGLE GIRLS (25) walk past them into the club.
They look back at the scene. Miranda looks down at the
ground. Steve is paralyzed. Miranda turns to leave -- looks
back at him with daggers and hurt.
I changed who I was for you.
Miranda goes inside. Steve is a stone.
68 INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAURANT -- LATER 68
Miranda makes her way through the crowded bar. She looks very
rattled. Big spots her and follows, gently.
Hey. Are you alright?
No, I'm not alright. You two are
crazy to get married. Marriage
Miranda walks away, upset. He stands there; shaken.
69 INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAURANT -- LATER 69
Big is at the bar having a scotch. Carrie hurries over to
him. She leans in and puts her arm on his back.
There you are. I thought you
skipped out on me.
She smiles, kisses him. He smiles, sips his scotch.
Well, the all-gal sleepover is
about to commence. You gonna miss
Don't go. Spend the night with me.
Oh... One night won't kill you. And
tomorrow you get to have me for the
rest of your life.
He sips his scotch. She looks at him, sees a glimmer of
something. Something that scares her.
Is everything okay?
He looks over -- sees her face. Scared.
I'm just tired -- I guess.
Carrie reaches up and fixes Big's hair.
Go home and sleep.
Now, give me a kiss good night.
Make it good -- it's the last
single girl kiss.
He looks at her as if to say something, then kisses her.
70 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/BEDROOM -- LATER -- FALL 70
Carrie sits on the bed surrounded by Charlotte, Samantha, and
Miranda all wearing matching robes. Laying on the floor near
the bed -- three open gift boxes and ribbons. Lily sits in
Carrie's lap playing with Carrie's cell phone -- in her PJ's.
There we sat... like a scene out of
Louisa May Alcott's: "Not-so Little
I always knew she would marry Big.
You did not!
Yes I did! After every break-up I
secretly thought: Nope. They belong
You thought that after the second
After the fifteenth?
Ha ha -- hilarious -- we broke up a
Yes, but... after the break-ups --
comes the hot make-up sex.
Charlotte pokes Samantha; indicates Lily. Samantha rolls her
eyes. Carrie's cell phone RINGS. Lily wants to answer it.
You want to answer? Go ahead,
sweetie... Open it up...
Lily opens it and holds it up to her face, silent.
They are all shocked; then: LAUGHTER, even Charlotte.
Sweetie, that was your first bootie
Are you sure she's not my child?
Carrie, still laughing, wipes a tear away as she takes the
phone from Lily and answers it.
71 INT. BIG'S SUBLET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 71
Big is sitting at the desk, a piece of paper on it.
Oh my God -- did you just hear
Hey -- I need to talk.
Carrie puts her hand to her ear, blocking the laughter.
I'm sitting here trying to write
these vows and...
Is this something we really want to
Carrie gets out of bed; playing it "casual" to the girls.
It's Big. I'm gonna take it in the--
She points to the study. Charlotte calls to the phone.
Get some sleep, groomie!
Carrie goes into the study and closes the door.
72 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/STUDY -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 72
Carrie leans against the door, her face now concerned.
What's the matter?
It's just -- everything is great as
I don't want to screw it up.
I screwed it up twice before.
Big is silent. Carrie is thinking, thinking, thinking.
Here's the thing. This is me that
you're marrying tomorrow. Me.
And I'm marrying you. It's me and
you. And you want to know the good
We've already both done everything
we can to screw it up.
He smiles. She is very alert -- thinking, thinking.
Is that a smile I'm hearing?
Now, it sounds to me like you've
got a bit of writer's block on the
And I find - you know - as a
professional writer- it's best to
just, you know, stop thinking about
it so much -- and go to bed. And in
You know what to do?
Exactly. And if not -- Just write
this: "I will love you." Simple and
to-the-point. And I swear I won't
even try to take credit for it.
Silence. Deep silence.
You're going to bed now, right?
Okay. Good night.
I'll see you tomorrow. Hey. Me and
He hangs up. She looks terrified.
73 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/BEDROOM -- LATER 73
Dark. Charlotte and Carrie are sharing the bed. Carrie is
wide awake. Here eyes focused across the room on her gorgeous
wedding gown: ready and waiting.
74 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/HALLWAY -- NEXT DAY -- FALL 74
Miranda is standing in the hall putting on her earrings. The
bedroom door opens -- Carrie stands there in the wedding
gown. Carrie and Miranda catch eyes for a brief moment. There
are no words.
Lily steps around from behind Carrie. She is wearing a long
white dress and holding a LITTLE PURSE. She looks adorable.
There you are! Almost lost you
under all that. Got your purse?
Charlotte takes Lily's hand as Anthony comes out of the
dining room and spots Carrie for the first time.
Now there's a bride! Flowers!
75 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/DINING ROOM -- LATER 75
A flurry of activity -- attaching the veil on Carrie.
Stanford stands near Carrie ready to assist if needed.
Harry stands in the pantry doorway watching -- eating a
toasted bagel. Charlotte takes a bite -- carefully.
Whose got a mirror?
Carrie turns to move to the mirror. She is JERKED BACK.
Stanford, you're on my dress.
Get off the dress!
Is that a rip?
Carrie's CELL PHONE RINGS. Anthony reaches over and picks it
up, distracted by the dress situation.
(sharp; into phone)
76 INT. BIG'S SUBLET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 76
Intercut with Big... pacing. He doesn't look rested.
Can you put Carrie on, please?
Not now... dress emergency.
Anthony hangs up, tosses her phone onto the dining table.
Damage? What's the damage?
There's so much fabric I can't see.
Can't see anything behind this
friggin' table. Go, go -- everyone
out into the hall.
As the girls start out -- Anthony addresses Stanford.
You're a queen -- you should know
how to step around a gown.
Don't call me a queen.
Go -- Out in the hall, your
Everyone except for Lily moves out into the hall.
Carrie's cell RINGS AGAIN. Lily picks it up, opens it and
holds it up to her face -- She says nothing.
77 INT. BIG'S SUBLET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 77
Big is standing there. He hears only Lily breathing.
Lily closes the cell phone. Big reacts, puzzled. She opens
her little purse, drops the phone in and walks out.
78 EXT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- FALL 78
Carries and company leave the building, JADED NEW YORKERS
passing by react with awe at the beautiful sight.
CHARLOTTE leads Lily over to HARRY who is waiting by the
Sedan. He makes a fuss over how cute she looks.
79 EXT. BIG'S SUBLET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 79
Big's driver RAOUL (55) is waiting out front next to his car,
smoking. Big leaves his building talking on his phone.
It's Carrie... leave me a message.
Why aren't you calling me back? I
really need to talk to you. Call me
back as soon as you get this.
He closes phone. Raoul opens the back door.
80 INT. LIBRARY -- LATER -- FALL 80
WEDDING GUESTS arrive. Bitsy comes up to Stanford. A DRIVER
follows her carrying a LARGE box from TIFFANY.
Looks like someone had breakfast at
Sweetheart, look at the size...
it's breakfast, lunch and dinner at
Stanford chuckles as he points. She points to the DRIVER and
they walk away. Anthony comes over to Stanford.
We have a problem.
I know, but for Carrie's sake I've
decided to ignore your attitude.
No, a real problem. They're not
They're probably stuck in traffic.
Both of them?
Stanford gives a look of concern. Anthony nods.
81 EXT. LIBRARY -- LATER -- FALL 81
Big's car is parked in front of the library. Raoul is leaning
against it looking at his watch.
82 INT. BIG'S CAR - CONTINUOUS -- FALL 82
Big is on the phone, smoking one of Raoul's cigarettes.
This is Carrie, leave a message.
I'm out front -- waiting. I can't
go in without you.
He takes a drag on the cigarette. Exhales.
Baby, this whole bride and groom
thing has really thrown me. I need
to know that it's still us. Just
like you said. Me and you.
Raoul KNOCKS on the window. Big looks out. The girls are in
the process of climbing out of the limo. Big closes the phone
and looks. Carrie gets out of the limo, her back to him.
Turn around baby, let me see you.
Just as he's about to see her face -- Charlotte pulls the
veil over it. Carrie is gone -- all Big can see is a bride.
He sinks back into his seat and away from the window as the
girls hurry up the library stairs.
83 INT. LIBRARY/WEDDING AREA -- MOMENTS LATER -- FALL 83
Anthony and Stanford are waiting, as are Harry with Lily and
Magda with Brady, who is wearing a little tux with shorts and
knee socks holding a ring pillow.
A FLURRY OF HIGH HEELS CLICKING on a marble floor is heard as
Carrie and the girls arrive around a corner. Magda GASPS,
overjoyed when she sees Carrie in her dress.
Traffic was the worst --
Miranda kneels to hug Brady. Samantha fluffs Carrie.
Ready. We're ready.
Samantha looks over. Anthony has a weird look on his face.
He's not here yet.
Carrie lifts up her veil with ONE arm and looks out from
under it. She is on super high-alert.
Big's not here.
But we're twenty-five minutes late.
Did anyone call him?
Give me a phone. Someone give me a
Samantha hands her the iPhone. Carrie looks at it.
I don't know how to work this.
Stanford hands her a phone. As she dials she catches a
WORRIED LOOK on Charlotte's face. Carrie turns away and holds
the phone to her ear, waits. Waits. Then --
Are you okay?
84 INT. BIG'S CAR -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 84
Big is sitting in the car as it MOVES down a side street.
I've been calling you for an hour.
Why haven't you been answering your
I don't know where my phone is!
What is going on? Where are you?
I was out front --but I just left.
I can't do this.
Oh my God --
Carrie drops the phone from her ear -- She's heard the words.
The words on some level she was expecting.
He's not coming. Oh my God.
The phone slips out of her hand and lands on the floor.
Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha don't know what to do.
What do you mean he's not coming?
Get me out of here.
(beat; a plea)
-- Get me out of here!
Go, go. You take her. I'll stay
here and deal with this --
She gestures to the wedding area. Miranda and Charlotte take
Carrie's arms and quickly start moving her away. Horror on
all of their faces. Brady CALLS after them, his voice ECHOES
off the marble.
Where you going, Mommy?!
Samantha looks at Stanford and Anthony -- speechless.
85 EXT. LIBRARY -- MOMENTS LATER -- FALL 85
The LIMO DRIVER slams the limo door. Carrie is seen through
the window, sitting in back -- stunned. Miranda and Charlotte
are in the back next to her -- stunned.
86 INT. BIG'S CAR -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 86
Big sits, pale, staring off as the car drives away.
What the fuck am I doing? What the
fuck am I doing?
Turn around and go back.
It's a one way street. I have to go
around the block.
By the time we go around the block
she'll be gone. No one's behind us -
- Turn around!
87 EXT. 41ST STREET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 87
Big's car makes a QUICK three-point turn and starts back up
the one-way street as Carrie's limo turns onto it.
88 INT. BIG'S CAR -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 88
Raoul sees the limo -- coming.
I think this is them.
Pull over. Pull over.
Big's car pulls over, as the limo approaches. Big powers down
his window -- as the limo passes, he sees Carrie in the
window --resting her head against the glass, listless.
Carrie looks up, and see's Big. He smiles an apologetically
smile. Her limo keeps on moving. Big watches it go. Until...
89 EXT. 41ST STREET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 89
The limo SCREECHES to a halt. The back door flies open and
Carrie almost leaps out. Big sees her, he looks relieved.
She hurries up the street to Big's car holding her bouquet.
Big gets out of his car just as Carrie reaches him.
I freaked out for a minute -- but --
I'm ready now --
Carrie HITS him with her bouquet. It's a violent direct hit
on his face. He recoils. She hits him again, hard... a
wounded sound escaping her throat.
She hits him again. He ducks back into the car for
protection. She hits the bouquet on the roof of the car --
the flowers start breaking apart and flying everywhere.
I knew you would do this -- I knew
Miranda reaches Carrie and holds her back by her waist. Big
gets back out of the car and starts over to her.
I'm sorry -- I just --
With all she has left, she throws the broken bouquet at him.
You left! I am humiliated!
Carrie starts crying. Charlotte has arrived. Carrie turns and
falls into her arms. Miranda and Charlotte lead her away. Big
starts over to follow.
Carrie, wait --
Charlotte whips her head around and stares him down.
He stops in his tracks. A WAITRESS (20's) at the Brant Park
Cafe nearby "over-pours" water into a CUSTOMER'S glass --
riveted by the scene. Miranda and Charlotte move Carrie back
into the limo. A CAB comes down the street and HONKS at Big
standing in the road; dazed.
90 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/STUDY -- LATER -- FALL 90
Carrie sits in a chair. She is holding a glass and has an
Hermes blanket wrapped around her.
Miranda sits nearby holding a bottle of vodka. Samantha
paces, working on her iPHONE.
I thought I would still be in
extreme pain but I'm feeling
Carrie reaches over and holds out her glass.
I'd like a little more nothing.
Miranda nods and pours some more vodka into it...
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
I had gone from Little Women to
Little Drunk Women.
Charlotte enters and looks over at Carrie, soulfully.
Yes, I'm still jilted.
What the hell got into him? He was
perfectly fine at the dinner.
Miranda sips her vodka -- should she say anything?
I knew it when he called last
night. I could tell.
Why didn't you say anything?
She shrugs and sips.
Didn't want to believe it. Didn't
even want to say it out loud.
And now I have nowhere to love --
I meant live. I have nowhere to
You'll stay here.
She sips. Charlotte looks at her, concerned.
Maybe you should eat something.
She shakes her head. Charlotte looks at the others.
They shake their heads; no.
Well, if you change your minds, I
know where we can get one hundred
beef, seventy-five fish and twenty-
five vegetarian meals.
She sips. Charlotte rubs her back. She sips.
And my clothes. All my clothes. I
can never go over there again. How
am I going to get my clothes?
Oh, honey -- I can hire people to
do all that. Anything you need.
A hit man?
I have nothing to wear but a
You have your honeymoon stuff here.
There's the silver lining. A
honeymoon to a romantic Mexican
resort that's pre-paid on my credit
card because I wanted to surprise
the man who jilted me.
I can get you out of that. Worse
comes to worse -- I'll say there
was a death or something.
She sips, looking sad.
90A INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/LILY'S ROOM -- LATER 90A
Charlotte leans down and tucks in the sleeping Lily. She
picks up a "Chinese baby doll" and nestles it under Lily's
arm, then turns and starts out.
91 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/HALLWAY -- CONTINUOUS 91
Miranda is standing in the hall as Charlotte enters from
I did something really bad -- I
Charlotte looks at her.
I said something to Big. At the
What do you mean?
It was right after Steve showed up.
I was upset... Big came up to me --
and I said something like: You're
crazy to get married.
(off her look)
It just came out.
Charlotte nods trying to understand.
Do you think it was totally the
(cutting her a break)
No, no, no. Big has been weird
about marriage for years.
I keep thinking I should tell
No, no. This is a really bad time
to even mention it - no, no, no.
Find another time. Later.
Samantha comes down the hall. She is energized.
Well, turns out, I couldn't get her
out of the honeymoon -- but I got
I just booked us three seats on the
flight. Mexico here we come.
Charlotte and Miranda react; completely thrown.
I can't go to Mexico. I have a job.
Samantha indicates Carrie -- sitting in the den staring off
to nowhere, deeply sad -- Devastated.
92 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/ROAD -- SUNSET 92
A lush tropical road with a view of the sun setting on the
ocean. A large open air GOLF CART comes around the bend
holding the girls. Carrie's hair blows in the breeze, her
sunglasses firmly in place.
93 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/HOUSE -- A LITTLE LATER 93
A gorgeous romantic private house surrounded by tropical
splendor. The cart arrives in front. The DOORS are open and
PAULO (38) the BUTLER stands there holding a tray with two
beautiful tropical drinks. He is surprised when he sees the
four women, but he covers, effortlessly.
Welcome to Mexico.
Carrie gets out of the cart and goes into the house --
followed by Charlotte and Miranda. Samantha arrives and picks
up a drink off the tray.
I'm sorry. I am confused. I am
waiting for a Mr. And Mrs. Preston.
Honey, you'll be waiting for a long
She sips the drink, then looks at him, "familiar."
94 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MAIN ROOM -- CONTINUOUS 94
Charlotte and Miranda stand looking at the gorgeous, romantic
private Mexican bungalow. Samantha enters; looks.
This... will kill her.
Where is she?
In the powder room.
95 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/POWDER ROOM -- CONTINUOUS 95
Carrie stands looking in the mirror. She takes off her
sunglasses. Her eyes are red, red, red. She splashes water on
her face and looks at herself in the beautiful Mexican
96 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MASTER BEDROOM -- MOMENTS LATER 96
Paulo leads Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha into the
romantic bedroom suite. On the bed -- rose petals are
scattered in the shape of a large heart.
Oh My God!
Miranda and Charlotte quickly grab the bed cover and jerk it
up -- throwing all the rose petals off. Paulo watches.
Miranda addresses him in a very intense WHISPER.
No more honeymoon stuff. This is
very important. Have I made myself
97 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE -- CONTINUOUS 97
Carrie exits the powder room, her sunglasses in her hand. She
stands in the entry way; alone. She looks out at the main
room; the beautiful view, the romance. Her eyes start to
water. A PORTER enters with the bags. Carrie hides her face,
acknowledging him with a nod.
98 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MASTER BEDROOM -- CONTINUOUS 98
Carrie enters and moves directly to the bed, past Charlotte
where Miranda is sitting talking on her cell.
Magda -- I'll talk to you tomorrow
Miranda hangs up as Carrie crawls onto the bed and lays down.
The pink sunset light floods across her face.
Well, it's a gorgeous sunset.
Close the shutters.
Paulo moves over to the window and starts closing the
shutters. The sun is slowly shuttered out.
All of them.
Carrie closes her eyes. DARKNESS falls across her face.
99 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MASTER BEDROOM -- MORNING 99
The room is dark except for the bright sunlight straining to
get in between the cracks of the closed shutters. Carrie is
asleep. Miranda sits on the bed. Carrie stirs, half waking...
Did I dream it?
Miranda shakes her head, no. Carrie closes her eyes, falls
100 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MASTER BEDROOM -- DUSK 100
Dark. Carrie is still asleep. Charlotte sits on the bed. She
gently shakes Carrie. Carrie opens her eyes.
Carrie, it's dinner time. You slept
the whole day.
Carrie closes her eyes. Charlotte exhales, concerned.
101 INT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/MASTER BEDROOM -- MORNING 101
A "tingling of glass" sound wakes Carrie. She opens her eyes
and looks. Samantha is just sitting on the bed with a
Honey, you have to eat a little
Eat something and you can go back
Samantha holds up a bowl of yogurt. Carrie adjusts on her
pillows a little. Samantha feeds Carrie a spoonful of yogurt.
Carrie looks at her. Samantha nods.
102 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/PATIO -- LATER 102
Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are sitting having lunch.
Charlotte opens a pre-packaged "snack pack" chocolate
pudding. She peels the lid off, takes a spoon and starts
With all this gorgeous fresh food
you're just going to eat that
pudding crap the entire trip?
It's the only thing in the pantry
that's totally safe.
(holding up lid)
See. Made in Poughkeepsie. I don't
want to chance it.
It's a five-star resort.
The bedroom door opens. Carrie walks out. The sun hits her
eyes. She squints.
Is there coffee?
103 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/PATIO -- LATER 103
All four girls are laying in the sun in bathing suits reading
magazines. Miranda re-adjusts her body, stretching out on her
The sun feels nice.
Samantha looks over at her and notices something.
Jesus, honey. Wax much?
Miranda looks up at Samantha. Samantha indicates her swimsuit
crotch area...which is badly in need of a wax. Miranda grabs
her towel and covers her crotch area.
-- What? I didn't know I was going
to be in a swimsuit.
Carrie and Charlotte look up from their magazines.
What are you talking about?
I forgot to get a wax.
Since when -- 1998?
Carrie looks away, resumes reading.
I've had other things on my mind.
I could be on death row and not
have that situation.
Well, when you're married, Samantha
-- you have a different set of
Honey don't blame marriage --
This one's married -- and she's not
growing a national forest. How do
you even cross your legs?
Let me make you a spa appointment --
Any thicker and you won't be able
to find it.
Miranda gets up from the chair and looks at her, mad.
So what -- It's my fault?! I let
the sex go out of our marriage! I
deserve what I got. Thanks for
She walks away. Samantha calls after her.
Honey, I'm sorry. That's not what --
Miranda goes inside. Carries throws her magazine down.
Let's go down to the hotel for
dinner on the beach tonight.
Yeah. I've got to do something to
pull me out of my Mexicoma.
Oh, honey... you made a little
joke. Good for you.
Samantha nods. Charlotte smiles; encouraged.
104 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/HOTEL RESTAURANT -- LATER 104
A romantic open-air restaurant on the beach. A MARIACHI BAND
is serenading HONEYMOON COUPLES. A MALE HOST leads the girls
across the small dance floor to their table. As they walk
Miranda notices a slow dancing TWENTY-SOMETHING HONEYMOON
COUPLE kissing -- very much in love.
Don't look to your --
They arrive at their table and the host places down MENUS.
FELIX, (40) the waiter comes up to them.
Buenos notches. My name is Felix,
I`ll be your server.
Felix -- We'll start with quatro
No, I'm not drinking. Just bottled
I'll drink hers.
May I have your room numbers?
We're staying in one of the private
houses. Number three.
He looks down onto a list he is holding, then up to Carrie.
Very good, Mrs. Preston.
The waiter smiles and walks away.
That was like taking a bullet.
Miranda, Samantha, and Carrie look at the menu. Charlotte
reaches into her purse and pulls out a little pudding and
places it on the table. They all look at her.
Charlotte had pudding in her Prada.
Samantha laughs. Miranda smiles. Carrie looks.
Will I ever laugh again?
When something is really, really
The Mariachi band strolls by playing.
Thank god for that Mariachi band or
I'd be able to hear my own
Felix re-enters with the drinks.
Fabulous -- and keep them coming.
104A EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/HOTEL RESTAURANT -- LATER 104A
Food is on the table -- but Carrie, Miranda and Samantha are
mostly drinking. Charlotte is eating her pudding.
After everything I know... After
twenty years of everything we've
learned -- I threw it all away for
the thrill of putting his name on
the honeymoon suite.
If I met me now -- I wouldn't know
Well, as long as we're going down
They look at her -- she sips her cocktail.
I can't believe my life revolves
around a man. On what planet did I
allow that to happen?
You love him.
Does that mean saying his name
fifty times more a day than I say
my own? Does it mean worrying about
him and his needs before me and
mine? Is it all about the other
person? Is that love?
No, that's marriage.
So, you're saying marriage is a bad
thing? Good to know right about
Samantha looks down at her gardenia ring.
Even this ring. I wanted to buy
this for myself. That meant
something to me. To be able to do
that. Then, he buys it for me.
Because he knew how much you loved
Yes. But now, every time I look
down at it... I see him. Not me.
You could look at it and see a man
who loves you and wants you to be
No, you could look at it and see
that. I'm Samantha.
The Waiter walks over --
We'll take another round.
Relax -- we're on vacation.
Technically -- we're on my
No-- I think we're on their
She points to the TWENTY-SOMETHING COUPLE at a nearby table--
who have progressed to graphic French kissing.
(call to them)
It's all so hot -- three days in.
104B EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/HOTEL RESTAURANT -- LATER 104B
The GIRLS are pretty much the only ones left in the
restaurant. Empty drink glasses.
He couldn't get out of the car.
After everything he'd already put
me through -- he couldn't make the
effort and get out of the car? I
made the effort -- I put a bird on
Was that what that was?
I thought it was just feathers.
No. It was a bird.
It was beautiful.
He's a bad guy. Always was. Bad
guys do bad things.
And good guys do bad things. The
good guys screw you and the bad
guys screw you.
And the rest of them don't know how
to screw you. Trust me-- I've done
the leg work.
And that was all Steve had --
didn't have money -- didn't have a
career. He was the good guy
bartender with a big dick.
The all look over at her and react.
I don't want to know this.
Eat your pudding.
Nine. Like -- nine and change.
That's nice. Kinda balances off the
You can't forgive a man with a dick
over nine inches?
(off Miranda's "no")
Well, honey, if you can't -- some
other woman will.
Felix comes up to the table.
Ladies -- the bar is closing.
Mrs. Preston will take the check.
And a bottle of tequila.
Charlotte's eyes widen. Felix nods.
104C EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/HOTEL RESTAURANT -- LATER 104C
The STAFF are stacking chairs -- The Mariachi band plays.
Carrie, Miranda and Samantha are on the beach wading into the
water. Charlotte is just off the dance floor -- holding their
Don't go all the way in -- there
may be sharks!
106 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/PATIO -- DAY 106
Carrie, Miranda and Samantha are laying in the shade. Miranda
is working on her laptop. Carrie is cautiously studying her
cell phone. She reads the message "window".
"Mail box full."
No time like the present.
Not ready to face it all yet.
Carrie puts down the phone. Charlotte walks out of the house
wearing a workout outfit.
I'm going for a run and then to the
gym for pilates. Anyone want to --
They all shake their heads: no. Charlotte trots away.
Good news. Just got an e mail from
your buyer's attorney -- they have
agreed to sell you back your old
apartment at that escalated price.
And "are willing to vacate by the
time you return -- pending an
additional financial offer."
Well, apparently you can go home
again -- but it'll cost you.
Now -- lets work on getting your
Samantha picks up her iPhone and starts working as Miranda
types an e mail response. Carrie watches them; touched.
You two could rule the world.
107 INT. RESORT/GYM CHANGING ROOM-- CONTINUOUS 107
Charlotte is showering after her workout.
After her workout Charlotte
couldn't help but think about how
truly blessed she was. This week
had made her feel more grateful
than ever for her happy marriage.
Charlotte closes her eyes, lets the water flow over her.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And while picturing her loved ones
at home in New York, she forgot
where she was...
Charlotte opens her mouth, shower water goes in.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And opened her mouth.
Charlotte suddenly realizes what she's done. She spits the
water out. A panicked look on her face.
108 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/PATH -- LATER 108
Charlotte walks along, looking refreshed. There's a GURGLING
sound in her stomach. Her eyes WIDEN. She walks quickly.
109 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT/PATH -- MOMENTS LATER 109
Charlotte is moving oddly. Walking on the balls of her feet.
She passes a WORKER who is pruning the bushes.
Charlotte shakes her head; not now. He looks at her.
110 EXT. MEXICAN RESORT HOUSE/PATIO -- MOMENTS LATER 110
Carrie and Samantha sit reading. Charlotte hurries across the
patio -- a CRAZED LOOK on her face.
Sweetie -- what's --
She shakes her head: NO and moves quickly to a door. She
tries the handle -- it's LOCKED. NO!
That's locked -- Use the other--
Charlotte starts - but stops, cold. She has the look of a
trapped animal on her face. Then - BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM.
Charlotte's eyes WIDEN. They watch -- stunned.
And just like that, Charlotte
Pookeepsed in her pants.
Miranda opens the door and stands there. Takes in the scene.
Did you --
Shut up, shut up, shut up.
Charlotte duck waddles across the patio to the open door.
Carrie, Samantha and Miranda look at each other. Carrie
BURSTS out laughing. She laughs till her eyes water.
Miranda was right -- when something
was really, really funny -- I
111 EXT. MEXICAN CLIFFS -- LATER 111
Carrie sits overlooking a magnificent view of the ocean. She
has her cell phone in her hand. She pushes a button and
listens to the first message.
First message. Received: Saturday,
September twentieth; twelve-thirty
Hey babe -- I need to talk to you
before you leave for the -- .
Carrie impulsively THROWS her phone off the cliff. It sails
through the air. The sun glistens off the pink crystals as it
falls to the ocean below.
112 EXT. CARRIE'S BUILDING -- DAY -- FALL 112
Raining. A MANHATTAN STORAGE TRUCK drives away from the front
of Carrie's building revealing... Carrie - standing in her
front doorway. She exhales, turns and walks back inside.
113 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER 113
CARRIE swings open the front door -- her living room is
filled with boxes of her clothes, a few of her furniture
pieces -- many, beautifully wrapped wedding gifts -- and her
There was no better time I could
think of to hire and assistant.
114 INT. STARBUCKS -- DAY -- FALL 114
Carrie sits across from A SPOILED LABEL QUEEN (22) wearing
SPOILED LABEL QUEEN
Ummm, no. I don't lift boxes. Yeah,
definitely - No.
115 INT. STARBUCKS -- LATER -- FALL 115
A LARGE PARTY GIRL (34) Low cut blouse; very relaxed.
I love your books. You're shit's
Um, Cathy... You seem drunk.
Little bit. Never got to bed last
But I type like a motherfucker.
116 INT. STARBUCKS -- LATER -- FALL 116
A mousey BUSINESS GUY (23) in a tweed suit and tie.
I have a degree in finance from
Princeton and for the last two
years I have been assistant to a
V.P. at Merrill Lynch.
And why do you think you're right
for this job?
He glances at his feet. Carrie looks down. He is wearing high
117 INT. STARBUCKS -- LATER -- FALL 117
Louise (22) African-American -- she holds a LOUIS VUITTON
So, you're from St. Louis?
That's right. Louise from St.
Carrie smiles, looks down at her resume.
Have you ever been a personal
No, but I'm the oldest of six kids,
so I can pretty much handle
anything you got.
Six kids? What was that like?
Crowded. I had to move to New York
just to get some room. And where'd
I wind up? A one bedroom apartment
with three roommates.
Aside from the space issue... why'd
you move to New York?
To fall in love.
Carrie is taken aback.
What? That's corny, right?
No, it's just -- so -- honest. I
don't think I've ever heard anyone
say that in a long time.
Louise looks at her, owns it. Carrie smiles, sold.
Well... Louise from St. Louis... I
have just one more question.
How does an unemployed girl with
three roommates afford the
Patchwork Denim Bowley Louis
It's rented. "Bag, Borrow or
Steal." It's like Netflix for
No! How can I not know about this?
Girl, stick with me, I'll hook you
118 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT-- DAY -- FALL 118
The room is now half-empty of the presents. Louise sits in
the middle of the clutter -- busy writing out note cards.
And she did hook me up.
119 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- FALL 119
The space is much more orderly. Louise is kneeling on the
floor taking books out of boxes and placing them on in piles
on the floor. Carrie enters -- amazed at the progress. Her
phone rings. Louise answers it instantly.
Carrie Bradshaw... This is Louise.
(listens; then repeats)
Anne From the New York Observer...
She looks over at Carrie, who shakes her head: No.
I'll let her know you called.
She hangs up and continues working. Carrie watches her.
120 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- FALL 120
Louise directs two DELIVERY MEN who are carrying a NEW
MATTRESS into the bedroom. Carrie watches from her closet
surrounded by boxes.
After only three days -- I began to
think of her as Saint Louise from
121 INT. MIRANDA'S OFFICE -- DAY 121
Miranda is sitting at her desk, eating a take-out salad while
talking on the phone.
No, I can't be more patient. Your
agency has had three weeks to find
me an apartment.
The office door opens -- A TWENTY-SOMETHING ASSISTANT enters
and places some documents on the desk in front of her.
Miranda signs as she chews and talks.
No -- I told you... It has to be in
Manhattan. Because it does.
How hard could it be to find
something just on the other side of
the Brooklyn Bridge?
The assistant takes the documents and starts away.
(into phone pissed)
On second thought -- Forget it. I
could do a better job myself.
Miranda hangs up, exhales. Bites her salad. Determined.
122 EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE -- LATER 122
An ethically diverse neighborhood with ethnically diverse
PEOPLE. Miranda walks with Brady. A WIDE EYED Magda walks
next to her.
According to New York Magazine,
this is the new up-and-coming
A CAUCASIAN YUPPIE DAD (32) with a BABY in a snugly comes out
of bodega. Miranda turns to Magda.
See! Wherever he's going is where
we need to be.
Miranda, excited about the hunt --picks up the pace following
after the dad. Magda hurries as best as she can.
123 EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE STREET -- LATER 123
Miranda, Brady and Magda walk around a corner.
I've been here before -- This was
all Ukrainian area.
Miranda spots a U-HAUL truck parked in front of a building.
Coming or going?
TWO NYU-TYPE KIDS come out of a building carrying boxes.
Going. Oh boy. Lets go.
She starts down the street with a clip.
124 EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE -- LATER 124
Magda is standing out in front of the apartment building with
Brady. She looks -- A HOT LOOKING LATIN GUY (29) with tattoos
is sitting on the stoop with a pitbull.
125 INT. LOWER EAST SIDE APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER 125
Miranda peeks into the empty apartment. Nice size, brick
wall, big windows with a view of a colorful jungle gym on a
play ground across the street. Her heart starts racing.
126 EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER 126
Miranda comes out of the building out of breath as the NYU
kids are going back in.
Hi. I'm interested in the
Get in line.
I understand but -- who would I
talk to about it?
He points to a SIGN in LOBBY. The name: Lovro Klujcik and a
telephone number. Miranda writes it down.
Lovro... -- and I have no idea.
(attempting to pronounce)
Kljuic. Lovro Klujcik. I know him.
We were couple -- long time ago.
(can't believe her luck)
No way -- You dated?
Haven't seen him since his wife
Magda shrugs as if to say: So what? Miranda smiles.
127 INT. SPANISH HAIR SALON -- LATER -- FALL 127
Spanish music plays. Two female HAIRDRESSERS work on two
Dominican WOMEN CUSTOMERS. Magda sits under a hair dryer --
her top lip white with cream bleach. Miranda is next to her,
dialing on her cell. Brady plays nearby with two Dominican
128 EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING -- LATER -- FALL 128
Miranda stands at a gate and pushes the buzzer marked
"Klujcik." A door under the stoop opens revealing LOVRO
KLUJCIK, a Croatian man about Magda's age.
No, no... I told you on phone...
the apartment is --
He looks past Miranda and sees Magda -- standing there with
brown hair and wearing make-up. His face lights up when he
Magda? Is this you?
She smiles. Shy. He beams at her. He opens the gate, saying
something to her in his native tongue. Magda smiles.
As much as Miranda wanted to pat
herself on the back for finding her
new apartment in just one
afternoon... in the end, she knew --
Miranda watches, thrilled as they converse.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
It was a Lovro connection.
129 INT. BEACHOUSE/BEDROOM -- NIGHT 129
SAMANTHA and SMITH have just finished making love. They are
face to face.
That was really hot.
Hmmm. You were kind of distant.
Distant? You're still in me.
He gently moves off her and reclines next to her.
You want to talk about it?
When have I ever wanted to talk
Okay. I'll talk about it. Your best
friends get screwed over by their
guys -- how can you not get
It's more than that -- lately, I
haven't been feeling a connection
No -- to -- it -- here. I have no
real connection to our life here.
What life here? Seriously -- all I
do is work -- and you run off to
New York every chance you get.
Not every chance I get. Only for
the A-list things.
And my managing you -- it's all too
much. I'm starting to resent it.
For the last two years it's been
all about you.
Well, for the first three years it
was all about you.
I know. That was so much more fun.
Maybe we need to make an effort to
reconnect -- spend more time
together -- away from the business.
Less me, less you -- More us.
130 INT. BEACHOUSE -- DAY -- FALL 130
Samantha is on the phone, looking out at the ocean.
So, I won't be coming to New York
for a while. We're going to spend
some time reconnecting on the
weekends... do the "LA couple
131 EXT. NYC STREETS -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 131
Intercut with Carrie at a public pay phone.
Yeah, hi, can you put on Samantha?
Really. At first I was all: "You
can't tell me what I can do" -- but
then, I had to admit he had a
You people and your relationships.
Please deposit another eighty-five
Honey, a pay phone? Where's your
At the bottom of the ocean in
Want me to hook you up with a new
No, not yet. No phone -- no calls,
no calls-- no questions, no
questions-- no explaining no
Carrie puts coins into phone. She is wearing gloves.
Plus, It's an excuse to break out
132 EXT. BEACH -- DAY -- FALL 132
Samantha and Smith run into the surf in their wetsuits with
When Samantha Jones decides to do
133 EXT. BEACH -- LATER -- FALL 133
Samantha and Smith are starting to make love on the beach as
the waves crash on them.
... She does it all the way.
A BEACHCOMBER with a metal detector, watches nearby.
134 INT. COOKING CLASS -- DAY -- FALL 134
A cooking class with other COUPLES. A CHEF watches as
Samantha and Smith roll sushi.
She and Smith did all the upscale
L.A. couple things. Sushi...
135 INT. UPSCALE TANNING SALON -- DAY -- FALL 135
Samantha and Smith stand next to each other wearing paper
underwear. Two technicians spray tan them.
... Spray tanning.
136 EXT. HOLLYWOOD BENEFIT -- NIGHT -- FALL 136
The Red carpet backdrop reads: HOLLYWOOD SAVES AFRICA
Smith and Samantha are being photographed. She is wearing a
full-on African-inspired over the top fashion statement.
... And saving Somalia... Samantha-
137 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- FALL 137
Carrie sips a latté while sorting through a stack of papers.
Louise is working on Carrie's computer.
Carrie Bradshaw's web page is a
-- Interesting -- so is Carrie
Louise laughs. Carrie sips her latte.
Come on -- When are we going to get
to the really important things like
unpacking my closet?
One thing at a time. Are you ever
going to answer these emails?
Okay -- I'll read -- you tell me
what to do.(beat) Vitaminsforless.
Louise deletes it -- Looks at next e mail.
Carries freezes -- Louise looks up.
Oh, shit -- that's him, right?
Carrie turns the lap-top around to face her and looks.
JOHN@JJPNY.COM: "I'M SORRY."
She clicks the email open; breathless. One sentence:
"I don't know what to say."
She swings the laptop back around to Louise.
Louise looks at her, unsure... then deletes.
And -- isn't there some cyberspace
place that you can send those so
that I never have to see an email
from him ever again?
(off her nod)
Do that please.
You sure you want to end all
communication with him?
Carrie nods. Louise nods.
138 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/LILY'S ROOM -- DAY -- FALL 138
Carrie is reading Cinderella to Lily who sits in her lap.
They are on Lily's bed - surrounded by her dolls.
"And Cinderella and Prince Charming
lived happily ever after."
(beat; looks at her)
This is a fairy tall sweetheart.
Things don't always happen like
this in real life -- you should
know that now.
Carrie flips back to the front. Lily is all smiles.
And another one bites the dust.
Charlotte walks into the den with her coat on. She smiles.
139 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/HALL -- A LITTLE LATER 139
Charlotte walks Carrie to the front door.
Thanks for watching her while I
went to the doctor.
(pulling on coat)
Sure. Everything okay?
Carrie looks at her. Charlotte smiles.
My doctor said sometimes when women
stop trying -- it can happen. She
knows other couples that adopt and
then get pregnant.
Carrie -- I'm pregnant!
Happy, happy tears. Carrie hugs her.
I guess, in certain houses, fairy
tales do come true.
140 INT. DUANE READE DRUG STORE -- DAY -- FALL 140
Halloween costume aisle. Carrie and Miranda browse.
I can't believe you're even
All the parents at Brady's school
dress up -- it's fun! Fun thought
up by a group of non-working
mothers with nothing else to do all
Miranda stops, looks at the costumes hanging there.
Witch and -- "sexy kitten". That's
it? The only two choices for women.
Witch and Sexy kitten.
You said a mouthful there, sister.
Miranda holds up a mask of a ghoul screaming in horror.
Maybe I should just wear this and a
business suit and go as myself.
Speaking of monsters -- I got an
email from Big.
Miranda looks over at her.
"I don't know what to say."
Ah... then don't send an email.
What were you expecting?
No idea. Miranda grabs a witch hat. They start walking away.
They round a corner, CHILD wearing a mask pops up.
Carrie smiles. The child walks away.
Gonna take a little more than that
to scare me after what I have been
They start walking toward the check-out counter.
And in the subject box: two words:
Steve is all about "I'm sorry." I'm
sorry emails -- I'm sorry voice
mails -- I'm sorry flowers -- I'm
sorry cards. How about: don't do
anything to be: " I'm sorry" for.
Maybe he's sorry.
Maybe Big is too.
I still can't believe this happened
to me. I know it happened, but I
can't believe it happened. I lay
awake at night going over every
detail of the last week in my head.
Carrie -- There's a detail I've
been meaning to tell you about --
Carrie spots something; GRABS Miranda's arm with horror.
And then I saw it...the only thing
scary enough to scare me after the
experience I'd been through.
On the rack in the front register -- Vogue!
141 INT. DUANE READE DRUG STORE -- MOMENTS LATER -- FALL 141
Carrie and Miranda stand looking at an open Vogue:
"The Last Single Girl: Carrie Bradshaw Gets Married."
You look great, you look amazing.
So. That's the worst of it.
Carrie flips a page. She noticed something.
Wait -- what's that say? In the box
at the end?
"Editor's note: The wedding of
Carrie Bradshaw and John James
Preston was cancelled as this issue
went to press. Carrie Bradshaw
Miranda stops reading. Carrie looks at her.
Miranda doesn't want to respond. Carrie pushes the magazine
further away so she can read it.
"Carrie Bradshaw is still single
and living in Manhattan."
142 EXT. MANHATTAN STREETS -- LATER -- FALL 142
A wind kicks up, autumn leaves blow. Carrie walks down the
street, the Vogue under her arm, angry.
I didn't want to buy it - but I
figured it was one less Vogue in
143 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- FALL 143
Carrie's door opens. Charlotte stands in the hall with Lily.
I saw it. The pictures are
Yes -- I'm a beautiful bride. Come
They walk in, Carrie closes the door.
Look, the people who don't know --
will only see the beautiful
pictures. The people who do know
will only see what an asshole he
(beat; to Lily)
Mommy said a bad word.
(looks down to Lily)
Lily holds up a little baby pumpkin to Carrie.
Lily nods. Carrie has to lighten up. She kneels to Lily.
And what are you going to be for
Or -- we also brought Mulan.
Lily shakes her head: NO. Carrie smiles.
Would you like to go trick or
treating with us?
Just in our building -- if you feel
up to it.
(How can I not?)
144 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT/HALL -- NIGHT -- FALL 144
Carrie knocks on Charlotte's front door. It opens. Charlotte
stands there -- dressed as a cute cow. With udders on her
belly. Harry is Uncle Fester. Lily is Cinderella in a MASK.
Look closer. I'm the scariest thing
in New York. Jilted at Forty-one.
Harry Laughs. So does Charlotte...even Carrie smiles.
145 INT. CHARLOTTE'S BUILDING/HALL -- LATER -- FALL 145
They walk down the hall. Carrie is holding Lily's hand.
You know you have to give me some
of your loot, right?
Lily nods Carrie smiles. Harry knocks on a door. It opens. A
PARK AVE WOMAN (40), stylish - stands there with treats.
Trick or treat!
The woman smiles -- then suddenly, her smile fades.
Oh, Carrie, I saw Vogue -- I'm so
Carrie reacts, mortified.
146 INT. CHARLOTTE'S BUILDING/HALL -- LATER -- FALL 146
Another door opens. A PREPPY WOMAN (36) is there.
Trick or treat!
REVEAL: Carrie's face -- hidden behind the Cinderella mask.
147 INT. HAIR SALON -- DAY -- FALL 147
A STYLIST is blowing out a woman with dark chestnut brown
hair. Reveal the woman's face: It's Carrie --
148 INT. STARBUCKS -- LATER THAT DAY -- FALL 148
Raining outside. Louise walks in, looks around.
Double-take. Carrie is waving to her from a table.
Oh my Lord. I did not even
That's the point. My head is the
witness protection program.
I'm really feeling that look on
Louise reaches into her purse to get something --
And I am feeling that Balenciaga on
Mine till Tuesday.
Louise pulls out a cell phone and holds it out to her.
Here -- time to re-join the world.
Louise nods. Carrie takes the phone.
Your new number... area code: 347 --
Hold, Hold, Hold. 347? No, no. I'm
a 917 gal. Always have been.
No longer available. Now, you're
Great. Now even I don't recognize
149 EXT. BEACHOUSE/DECK -- DAY -- FALL 149
Samantha sits on her deck. Her phone rings.
Carrie Bradshaw --
150 EXT. NYC STREET -- CONTINUOUS -- FALL 150
Intercut with Carrie walking along.
-- Or I used to be.
Talk to me.
I'm a 347 area code. How tacky is
347 is the new New York.
I want the old New York with the
old 917 and my old will to live.
Old New York, new New York -- honey
-- at least it's New York.
She looks -- Dante is coming out of the surf in his wetsuit.
Another hard thing about being in
L.A? My "sex on a stick" next door
neighbor. I can't stop looking at
Just looking. After I saw Steve's
face at the rehearsal dinner, I
could never ---
Dante notices her on the deck. He gives her a sexy smile.
She doesn't acknowledge it -- turns away and walks inside.
But you should see this guy. Every
night sex with a different partner.
He's like --
(searching then realizing)
--Me. Five years ago.
Yes. When I was a 212.
151 EXT. RODEO DRIVE -- DAY -- FALL 151
Samantha strolls along Rodeo Drive.
And in an effort to stay out of her
house and out of trouble --
Samantha went shopping.
She notices a sidewalk "dog rescue station." Cute puppies
frolic and play in a wire pen.
In the back of the pen sits a tattered tiny DOG. Alone.
Samantha can't help but look at it.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
It certainly wasn't the cutest dog
in the pen - but their was
something about it --
The dog looks up at her -- Dark marks under its eyes. The
Rescue Woman (40) notices Samantha looking.
She needs a good a home.
Samantha shakes her head; "no."
And just as Samantha convinced
herself that the dog wasn't for
The dog starts humping a stuffed animal.
She's been fixed, but she hasn't
lost the urge.
152 INT. DOG GROOMER'S -- LATER -- FALL 152
Samantha holds the dog while talking to two GROOMERS.
And she needs a little eye work.
Anything you can do about these
The dog looks up at her. She looks down at it.
Honey, I don't mince words.
153 EXT. RODEO DRIVE -- LATER -- FALL 153
Samantha and the dog walk out of Gucci in matching outfits...
looking fabulous. Three GUCCI SALESMEN follow them holding
large Gucci bags. They walk to her sleek Mercedes SUV --
parked at the curb.
JUMP CUT TO: The back of the Mercedes SUV filled with
shopping bags: Gucci, Prada, Dior -- the SUV hatch is closed,
revealing Samantha's licence plate: I HEART NY. Samantha
pulls away, the dog in her lap -- fur blowing.
154 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT 154
Carrie and Louise are in the closet unloading clothes from
the boxes. Carrie opens a wardrobe box -- It's the WEDDING
GOWN. They both look at it - not knowing what to do.
Do you want me to get rid of it?
No, it's too beautiful. I'll just
bury it deep in the back -- like I
did my feelings.
Carries closes the box back up. Louise watches; then.
Do you miss him?
Every day. You know, it's weird --
I haven't cried very much at all.
Maybe you're only allotted a
certain amount of tears per man --
and I used mine up.
Carrie gently pushes the box away. Opens another.
Yeah. I know how you feel `cause,
my college boyfriend broke up with
me last year. And I miss him all
Suddenly, it dawned on me -- there
were two broken hearts in my-walk
Louise -- we need a cocktail. Grab
Carrie starts out. Louise grabs her purse and follows.
155 INT. THE CARLYLE HOTEL/BAR -- A LITTLE LATER -- FALL 155
Carrie and Louise are having cocktails.
And it threw me so hard `cause, you
know, I thought Will -- that's his
name... was the love of my life.
He said he loved me and all -- but
didn't think I was "the one".
Carrie looks at her, nods.
And that hurt. But -- you know --
whatever. I'm not going to give up
Love is the thing, you know.
She holds up her key chain. The word "Love" in gold.
See that. I'm bringing it to me all
Louise gets a "text". She reaches over and looks. She
smiles as she reads it. Carrie raises her eyebrow.
Oh, I remember that smile. Who's
Someone I just met. He wants me to
meet him for a drink.
At 11:30? That's a bootie call.
No, it's not like that... he just
got off work -- he's a waiter.
Louise, I may not get texts and I
may not send texts -- but trust me:
The sub-text of that text: Bootie.
Louise nods, then starts texting him.
But it's not a bootie call if he
meets me.... right?
All right, then. You kids enjoy.
That's what your twenties are for.
Your thirties are to learn the
Carrie stands up, throws some money on the bar.
And your forties are to pay for
156 INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- FALL 156
Charlotte sits on the couch, reading a magazine. The three
dogs near her. Harry enters.
You going for your run?
You didn't go yesterday either.
Why is that?
I don't feel like running!
(as he goes)
Okay. Welcome to the house of
157 INT. UPSCALE FURNITURE STORE -- DAY -- FALL 157
Carrie and Charlotte walk looking at furniture.
It's all about the desk. If I find
the desk, the writing will come.
And it better `cause I'm using my
new book advance to pay the fancy
I think it's so great that you are
re-doing your entire apartment.
Out with the old --
(looks at price tag)
-- In with the overpriced.
Charlotte smiles. Carrie links arms with her.
Hey, Harry called me and mentioned
you're not running.
Why'd he do that?
`Cause he loves you... and he's
There is nothing to be concerned
Did the doctor say it wasn't safe
No, she said because I'm already a
runner -- it's fine.
So, why are you not --
I'm afraid something bad will
happen. It's a miracle that I'm
But if the doctor said --
It's not rational, Carrie... it's
irrational. I know that.
I've got everything I ever wanted.
I'm so happy -- I'm terrified.
No one gets everything they want.
Look at you. Look at Miranda.
You're such good people and look
what happened to you. Of course,
something bad is going to happen to
Sweetie, you shit your pants this
year. Maybe you're done.
Charlotte laughs a little. Carrie moves her along.
You run every day -- that's what
you do. You can't stop being who
you are -- just because you're
Charlotte nods, they walk on, linked together.
Now let's get down to business.
I've got to have my apartment done
in time for that baby shower.
158 EXT. CENTRAL PARK/RESERVOIR -- DAY -- FALL 158
AUTUMN LEAVES fall as Charlotte walks onto the running track
with the three dogs on leashes. She starts to run --
tentative -- slowly. They trot along with her.
158A EXT. CENTRAL PARK/RESERVOIR -- DAY -- LATE FALL 158A
Charlotte runs faster - more confident. The dogs run along
with her -- they are wearing Burberry pet sweaters.
And as the last of the autumn
leaves fell away -- so did
158B EXT. CENTRAL PARK/RESERVOIR -- DAY -- WINTER 158B
SNOWFLAKES float down. Charlotte, dressed for winter runs in
form -- alone. A smile on her face.
159 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- WINTER 159
Carrie sits at her card table "temp" desk. Louise is sorting
through a stack of mail.
You sure you don't want me to RSVP
to some of these holiday parties?
Yep. I'm perfectly happy spending
time home alone.
And speaking of home -- you're
going to miss your plane.
Louise takes a gift wrapped present out of her purse
Merry Christmas. It's just
Carrie opens it. A DVD of "MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS."
Oh... Louise from St. Louis.
You said you never saw it -- so.
Now, I feel bad. If I had known we
were going to exchange gifts --
Carrie gets up and RUNS to her closet.
CARRIE (O.C.) (CONT'D)
I would have bought you one two
weeks ago and hidden it in here.
She comes back out with a large circular BOX tied with satin
ribbons. It says: Louis Vuitton.
No! That is not what I think it is.
Oh my Lord. Oh my --
She opens it and SCREAMS as she pulls out a gorgeous purse.
No more rent girl for you.
Louise throws it over her shoulder and walks "runway."
Look who's home from the big city!
It was the best money I'd ever
159A INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT -- WINTER 159A
Carrie comes out of her kitchen, holding a Cup O'Soup. She is
wearing pajamas and socks.
New Year's Eve... and a Cup O'Soup.
She plops in a chair in front of the TV. She picks up the
"Meet Me in St. Louis" DVD and looks at it.
159AA INT. MIRANDA'S APARTMENTS -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 159AA
Steve is standing in the open doorway -- with his coat and
hat on. Miranda is kneeling -- putting a winter coat on
Brady. A Christmas tree glows behind them.
And what are you gonna say at
Happy New Year.
That's right -- but you gotta say
it more excited than that --
"Happy New Year!"
Happy New Year!
You say that and then... you kiss.
She gives him a big kiss. He laughs. She stands.
You all ready to go, B-boy?
Did you pack the new Batman Santa
Brady shakes his head: NO.
Aw man -- Gotta have the new
It's there near the tree.
Brady leaves to get it. Steve looks over at Miranda.
You got plans with the girls?
We're all kinda staying in tonight.
Would you like to come and eat with
us? We can go somewhere over here
on your side.
No, thank you.
Miranda -- I never meant to hurt
She looks away. Brady comes up back to them with Batman.
There he is. Batman.
Put your hat on. It's snowing out.
Brady nods and takes Steve's hand. Steve looks over at
Happy New Year.
Happy New Year.
Silence... then, Miranda bends down and gives Brady a big
See you tomorrow.
She stands up and closes the door. As it closes, Steve looks
at her. Finally; it is closed -- she leans against it.
159AB INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 159AB
Carrie sips soup watching a "deliriously in love" Judy
Garland sing "The Trolley Song."
ZING ZING ZING WENT MY HEARTSTRINGS
THE MOMENT I MET HIM -- I FELL
Carrie, not in the mood, picks up the remote -- clicks. The
TV goes off. She looks around: Now what?
159AC INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- WINTER 159AC
Carrie sits at her makeshift desk as snow falls outside her
window. She looks down at the computer; motionless. CLOSE ON
SCREEN: The only thing written on it is the word: "Love."
After a beat Carrie types three dots. She thinks, then
deletes two of the dots. Her phone rings. She answers it.
159B INT. BUDDAKAN/RED ROOM -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 159B
Stanford sits in a festive booth with festive FRIENDS.
Happy New Year -- We're having a
fabulous time. The only thing
missing is you. Come.
That's sweet but I can't, I'm
You're not really writing are you?
No. You're not really having a
fabulous time are you?
No. Rescue me. It's very forced
Oh yes, that's just what every New
Year's Eve party needs: a visit
from the lost Bronte sister.
Well... Better a Bronte sister than
a Hilton sister.
Thanks but -- by ten PM I'll be in
bed asleep and blissfully unaware
of how fabulous this night is
supposed to be.
159C INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- WINTER 159C
Carrie is sound asleep. Her phone rings. She grabs it.
159D INT. MIRANDA'S APARTMENTS -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 159D
Intercut with Miranda -- sitting on her couch watching the
New Year's Eve coverage on television. Chinese take-out is on
the table in front of her.
I thought one of the perks of
having a family is you don't have
to spend New Year's Eve alone with
I'm alone with Chinese food.
I was sleeping.
Oh, shit -- I'm sorry.
That's okay. Where's Brady?
It's Steve's night.
Go back to sleep -- don't wake up.
It's okay. Are you alright?
I'm fine -- I was just getting a
little choked-up watching the
stupid New Year's Eve stuff on TV
Want me to come over?
I'm all the way downtown --
I can grab a cab --
On New Year's Eve? No way. I'm
I just wanted to talk a little. Go
back to sleep. Good night.
Miranda hangs up. Carrie lays there -- holding the phone.
She looks over at her bedside table clock: 11:12. She thinks
then -- throws back the covers and gets out of bed. START
159E EXT. CARRIE'S BULIDING -- NIGHT -- WINTER 159E
Snowing. Carrie hurries out of her front door -- a coat
thrown over her pajamas. She comes down the stairs to the
street looking for a cab. Nothing. No traffic. She starts
RUNNING up the block -- passing TWO FESTIVE COUPLES; walking.
159F INT. CHARLOTTE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT -- WINTER 159F
Lily, in her PJ's, is marching around the den wearing a
"Happy New Year" party crown and blowing into a party favor
horn. Harry and Charlotte -- wearing New Year's Eve party
hats -- sit on the couch -- laughing. Charlotte and Harry
kiss. His hand moves sensuously down Charlotte's body and
rests on her pregnant belly.
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165 INT. BEACHOUSE/DEN -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 165
Samantha and Smith recline on the couch. They are wearing
sexy black robes and having caviar and champagne. The Dog
sits nearby... a fire roars in the fireplace behind them.
Samantha and Smith kiss on the couch. The Dog humps a pillow
166 INT. RESTAURANT -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 166
Magda and Lovro sit in a booth, they toast with sherry.
166A INT. BUDDAKAN RESTAUANT/RED ROOM --CONTINUOUS-- WINTER 166A
Anthony stands talking to FRIENDS. Someone taps him on the
shoulder. He looks over -- it's Stanford -- holding two
glasses of champagne. Stanford and Anthony look at each
other as everyone around them kisses. Stanford presents his
cheek. Anthony kisses it.
166B EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE STREET -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 166B
Snowing. Carrie runs up the stairs of the Lower East Side
subway stop. She looks around to get her bearings -- then
starts running again. She passes a GROUP OF TWENTY-SOMETHING
PEOPLE blowing party horns and LAUGHING.
168 INT. ST. LOUIS APARTMENT -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 168
Louise is talking to a group of St. Louis FRIENDS. She looks
up as WILL (22) her handsome African-American ex-boyfriend
enters. Their eyes meet. Her heart stops. He smiles. She
smiles. He starts over to her. They stand talking -- she
smiles. He smiles.
168A INT. BABBO/BAR -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 168A
A festive, crowded restaurant. Sitting at the bar, next to a
small Christmas tree... is Mr. Big, eating alone. Big looks
up from the bar -- watching couples kiss all around him.
168B INT. MIRANDA'S BROOKLYN HOUSE -- NIGHT -- WINTER 168B
Steve and Brady are in bed... asleep.
168C EXT. LOWER EAST APARTMENT DAY -- NIGHT -- WINTER 168C
Miranda opens a fortune cookie -- and reads it. Tosses it
down. Picks up another -- cracks it open. Reads it. Tosses it
down. She looks like she might cry.
168D EXT. LOWER EAST SIDE APARTMENT BUILDING -- LATER -- WINTER 8D
Carrie rounds the corner of Miranda's street and runs up to
168E INT. LOWER EAST SIDE APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- WINTER 68E
Miranda opens the door -- Carrie is standing there -- out of
You're not alone.
Times Square is seen on the television in the background.
TELEVISION ANNOUNCER (V.O.)
5-4-3-2-1. Happy New Year!
Carrie and Miranda look at each other. They hug.
168L INT. LOWER EAST SIDE APARTMENT -- LATER -- WINTER 168L
Miranda and Carrie sit on the couch -- eating -- they are
175 EXT. BRYANT PARK/FASHION TENT -- DAY -- WINTER 175
Snow on the ground -- COLD. CROWDS gathered in front of the
large fashion tent. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha
trudge through the snow to the stairs. Samantha is wearing
lots of fur. She SLIPS on some ice -- Carrie catches her.
Thanks -- Three months driving in
L.A. and I forgot how to use my
Every year the women of New York
leave the past behind and look
forward to the future... this is
known as Fashion Week.
They make their way up the stairs to the tent entrance.
176 INT. LOBBY TENT -- CONTINOUS -- WINTER 176
The lobby is buzzing with PRESS and CROWDS OF FASHIONISTAS.
The GIRLS enter and make their way through the crowd.
This way. I hear the couture
calling my name.
See this -- this is what I miss.
Last night Smith and I cuddled in
front of the TV with "take out"
-- In your four billion dollar
The girls LAUGH.
Still -- I don't think I'm cut out
for the one-on-one relationship
You've been doing it for five
No, see -- I've always had
girlfriends on the side.
They smile. Miranda spots MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG across the
There's Mayor Bloomberg.
New Yorkers are so damn attractive -
- Even the Mayor is hot.
I believe that was his last
The girls walk on.
178 INT. FASHION TENT -- A LITTLE LATER -- WINTER 178
The room is filling up and buzzing with FASHIONISTAS as the
girls make their way. Samantha spots her name on four chairs
in the front row and leads the way.
There we are.
We're in the front row?!
I pulled some strings.
I should go thank them --
Samantha throws her coat on her chair back.
Decide where we want to go for
lunch -- I'll make the call.
It's like old times.
Samantha hurries off, excited. Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte
settle into their seats.
So, this is how you all spent your
Saturdays while I was with Brady
and Steve at the Brooklyn Aquarium.
Well... Not every Saturday.
Just so you know -- We always had
front row at the mammal show.
Steve does the funniest dolphin
impression. Actually, it's more --
Steve as a dolphin --
A smile escapes her -- they look at her. Her smile fades.
You really can't forgive him?
Are you suggesting something?
I like Steve. I've always liked
Steve -- He's apologized a hundred
times -- he's not seeing anyone
else. What's it going to take?
And are you also suggesting that
she forgive Big?
No. I could kill Big. Sometimes
when I'm running -- I imagine what
I'd say if I ever saw him again. I
have the perfect opening sentence.
Want to hear it?
I curse the day you were born.
Impressive. Better work up a hand
gesture to go with it.
Elaine comes up to Carrie, squats down in front of her.
Thank god you're here. They have me
covering this Mercedes-Benz fashion
week and I'm desperate for a Carrie
Well, I'll do my best. We'll talk
Great. And -- ooh -- my back --
She gets up -- sits in Samantha's empty chair next to Carrie.
-- Can I just say that I'm so sorry
about what happened with your
Carrie smiles -- what else can she do?
I don't know how you survived it.
I, personally, was so devastated I
took myself off JDate -- but you
survived and you're here and you
look amazing and I just think
that's so great. Everyone in my row
does -- we can't stop talking about
it. Okay -- Meet you in the lobby
Elaine smiles and leaves. Carrie sits -- stunned; numb. She
looks to the chairs across the runway -- FASHIONABLE WOMEN
are looking back at her -- one or two smile sympathetically.
She grabs her things and then turns to Charlotte.
I've gotta go.
Carrie slips silently away. Charlotte gets up and starts away
after her. Miranda looks --
Should I --
Charlotte shakes her head: "not sure"... and continues
178A INT. FASHION SHOW TENT/ENTRANCE AREA -- MOMENTS LATER 178A
Charlotte catches up with Carrie as she is about to exit.
Fashionistas stream by them on their way in.
Carrie stops -- turns around -- putting on her wrap.
This was a mistake -- it's too soon
-- I'm not ready. I'll go get a
coffee and you guys call me after --
and I'll meet you for lunch.
Are you sure? I know how much you
were looking forward to this.
Yeah, I really was... until I
became the poster child for wounded
Is this thing going to effect
everything I do for the rest of my
No -- but if you leave right now --
it will effect the rest of your
Carrie looks at her -- takes this in.
It's Fashion Week. We're in the
Where everyone can see me.
Who cares about them -- You only
came for the clothes.
Carrie smiles... a little.
I know it's hard but -- It's like
you said: You can't stop being who
178B INT. FASHION SHOW TENT -- MOMENTS LATER 178B
Samantha and Miranda have just gathered their things and are
leaving their chairs as Charlotte and Carrie return.
We thought we were leaving.
Charlotte shakes her head: NO. Samantha and Miranda turn
around and start back to their seats as -- MUSIC STARTS...
LIGHTS CHANGE. The girls settle in just as a MODEL starts
down the RUNWAY in gorgeous clothes. Carrie, Miranda,
Charlotte and Samantha watch --
DISSOLVE TO: the girls watching another model; another
outfit. They point and discuss what they see -- loving it.
DISSOLVE TO: the girls watching another model; another
outfit. With each outfit Carrie seems to lighten and
DISSOLVE TO: the girls watching another model; another
outfit. Carrie smiles as she watches -- now, truly enjoying
178C INT. LOBBY TENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- WINTER 178C
Carrie is being interviewed by Elaine holding a TAPE
RECORDER. Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte watch nearby.
I didn't know if it was the fashion
or the fact that the four of us
were together again -- but for the
first time in a long time -- I felt
183 EXT. BRYANT PARK -- MOMENTS LATER -- WINTER 183
The girls leave the tent and start down the stairs.
Let's get a cab -- I am starv --
SPLAT. Her fur coat is hit with SPLASH of red paint. They
REACT: SHOCKED. AN ACTIVIST WOMAN stands there holding a
paint cup. Next to her -- another ACTIVIST is holding a PUG
Fur is murder!
God, I miss New York.
184 EXT. NYC STREET -- DAY -- WINTER 184
Carrie hurries across the street --
And a couple of weeks later -- I
met St. Louise's St. Louis
She arrives at the front of a restaurant. Through the window,
she can see Louise sitting next to Will. Louise spots Carrie
and waves. Carrie waves back and starts in.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
Over Christmas they realized how
much they loved each other. Just in
time for Valentine's day.
185 INT. CARRIE'S BUILDING/FOYER -- LATER -- WINTER 185
Carrie turns the key in her mail box. A little pink envelope
sits there. She takes it out and opens it. It's a "kid's
style" Valentine card of Cinderella. She turns it over.
Lily's crayon mark mixes with Charlotte's handwriting: To
Aunt Carrie... Love, Lily.
186 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- A LITTLE LATER -- WINTER 186
Carrie opens the door, holding the valentine. Her phone is
ringing. She answers it.
187 INT. BEACHOUSE/KITCHEN -- LATER -- WINTER 187
Intercut with Samantha in her kitchen attempting to make
sushi. Her hands covered in rice. The DOG, wearing a sweater
with a "heart" on it sits on the floor watching.
I'm just calling to make sure you
aren't hanging from your shower
You called an hour too early.
So, what's the V-day plan?
Miranda and I are going to dinner
and then a really violent slasher
I am making Smith sushi. Pause for
Wow. Do you make sushi?
We took a class a while back -- and
when he walks in the door at seven-
thirty, I am going to surprise him
by laying on the dining room table -
-- covered with homemade sushi.
Boy, you do have time on your
188 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- WINTER 188
Carrie walks over to the book shelf and places the Cinderella
valentine on it. She looks down at the bottom shelf. The
Vogue magazine is looking up at her -- She picks it up.
189 INT. VILLAGE RESTAURANT -- LATER -- WINTER 189
A small, village restaurant festively decorated for
Valentine's Day. Pink balloons float on the ceiling, their
red ribbon strings hang at eye level. Carrie and Miranda sit
at a table. At all the other tables -- Couples!
Is it me or is Valentine's Day this
year on steroids?
I think it was like this last year
but we played for the other team.
A WAITRESS (23) approaches them with pink menus.
Good evening. Here's our special
Valentine night menu. All the
selections are romantic in theme
and designed to be split for two.
Are you having wine?
A glass or a bot --
I'll be right back to take you and
your girlfriends order.
The waitress leaves. Miranda looks at Carrie.
I could do a lot worse.
190 INT. VILLAGE RESTAURANT -- LATER -- WINTER 190
The wine bottle is now empty. Carrie and Miranda eat.
Why would you look at the Vogue
today of all days?
`Cause -- I'm an emotional cutter.
I deserve what I got. Running all
over New York believing that I'm
finally getting my happy ending.
"See everyone, love does conquer
all. Look at me in my one of a kind
wedding gown marrying the love of
Waitress stops at the table. She picks up the bottle.
Would you like another bot --
And Miranda... in that article -- I
did not say "we" once. It was all:
"I" want and "I" think.
It was from your point of view.
My point of view... Exactly. The
whole wedding was my point of view.
I let the wedding get bigger than
Big. I am the reason he didn't get
out of that car.
You can't put this all on yourself.
Okay. I said something I shouldn't
have said to Big at the rehearsal
What do you mean?
I was really upset after Steve
showed up and I bumped into Big and
-- I said that you two were crazy
to get married.
Carrie is stunned. The waitress arrives with the new bottle
Here we go. Your Shiraz.
She is opening the bottle. Tension. She pops the cork --
starts to pour.
Stop -- It's fine -- Thanks.
The Waitress puts the bottle down and walks away.
I'm sorry, I was upset-- Steve had--
I have been going over this and
over this in my mind for five
months -- and -- for five months
you kept a secret like that?
I tried to tell you once but the
Vogue article came out --
Once? You tried to tell me once?
You should have tried to tell me
every single day!
I know, I was looking for the right
There is no right time to tell me
you ruined my marriage!
The Room is now at "attention."
It just happened -- I wasn't
Carrie grabs her purse -- to leave.
Carrie, please -- Don't go -- I --
Carrie stands up -- the festive balloon strings bob in front
of her face. She pushes them away.
And I think what hurts the most is
that you kept a secret from me. I
have never ever kept a secret from
She starts out. Stops, comes back -- through the ribbons.
No, I'm lying. For the last five
months I've been thinking that it's
a huge mistake that you left Steve.
There. How does it feel?
She turns and pushes balloons out of her way as she starts
out. A KISSING COUPLE (20's) is BLOCKING her way.
They stop -- She squeezes by them. Miranda is devastated.
191 INT. BEACHOUSE/DINING ROOM -- NIGHT -- CONTINUOUS -- WINTER 1
Candles are lit. Samantha enters wearing a sexy sheer robe
and carrying a giant tray of homemade sushi. The phone rings.
The machine picks up. Smith leaves a message.
Babe -- we're way behind on set. I
still haven't been released. I'll
get there as soon as I can.
She SIGHS -- places the tray on the table. Looks at the wall
192 INT. BEACHOUSE/DINING ROOM -- LATER -- WINTER 192
Eight o'clock. Samantha is sitting in the robe near the
table. Not pleased.
193 INT. BEACHOUSE/DINING ROOM -- LATER -- WINTER 193
Eight-thirty -- Samantha is pacing. She takes a piece of
sushi -- pops it in her mouth and chews -- pissed. A WOMAN
MOANING is heard. She walks over and glances out the window
into Dante's living room. Candles are everywhere -- he is
naked and GIVING HEAD to naked BLONDE WOMAN. She is writhing
in pleasure. Samantha watches -- even more pissed.
It was the same Valentine night
Samantha had planned -- minus the
194 INT. BEACHOUSE/KITCHEN -- LATER 194
Samantha now wearing sweat clothes, sits with her arms
crossed -- waiting. The door opens and Smith enters.
He see's Samantha sitting there. He smiles.
SMITH (CONT'D) (CONT'D)
Man, that was a long day -- the
crew went into double overtime.
You are three hours late.
Bummer. I know. Did you eat?
Yes, I ate. I ate the sushi that I
hand made for you. The sushi that I
planned to lay all over my naked
body as a Valentines surprise for
Why are you so upset? I called.
I slaved away in a kitchen all day
to make this meal for you.
You made some sushi -- it's not a
Not a big deal?
She stands up. She picks up some pieces of sushi.
You see this -- This took me five
She throws sushi at him. He dodges them.
I am not the type of woman who sits
home all day waiting for a man!
You love California so much --
enjoy your hand-made California
She throws more sushi and storms out. Smith looks at the
subzero fridge. A sushi piece slides down the front.
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196 S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 196
196A S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 196A
196B INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- WINTER 196B
A FLORAL ARRANGEMENT sits on the hall table next to the
answering machine. A card reading: "I'm sorry -- Miranda" is
nearby. The answering machine is recording an incoming call
It's me. Pick up. Are you there?
Carrie is standing in the bathroom; looking out at the
answering machine, brushing her teeth.
Three days of "I'm sorry" calls and
e-mails and flowers -- and I still
wasn't ready. It was the longest
we'd even gone without speaking.
196C EXT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- WINTER 196C
Rain. Carrie walks up to her stoop. A CAB idling in front.
The cab window goes down. Miranda is sitting there.
Carrie looks. Stops.
Hi. I need to talk to you.
How long have you been waiting
Miranda looks to the meter, then back to her.
Seventeen dollars long.
Please get in. It just turned to
Carrie looks at her, hesitates, starts over to the cab.
196D INT. CAB -- A LITTLE LATER 196D
Rain pours down the windows. Carrie and Miranda sit in
silence. A MIDDLE EASTERN DRIVER sits behind the wheel.
CLOSE ON: THE METER. It reads 22.00.
This is weird not talking.
Carrie, I understand -- but it just
happened -- I never meant to hurt
You have to forgive me.
Carrie looks over at her.
You know --
Please. What were you going to say?
You badger me to forgive you in
three days -- and you won't even
consider forgiving Steve for
something he did six months ago.
It's not the same thing.
Miranda thinks -- Carrie looks at her.
And -- I know you're not the reason
my marriage fell apart. I was just
- desperate to have someone else to
Miranda thinks. The METER clicks.
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198 S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 198
199 S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 199
200 S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 200
200A S-C-E-N-E--O-M-I-T-T-E-D 200A
201 INT. THERAPIST'S OFFICE -- DAY -- WINTER 201
Steve and Miranda are sitting in front of a THERAPIST.
I don't know if I can trust that it
won't happen again.
Steve - you're very quiet today.
Miranda, I know I made it hard for
you to trust me. But -- You made it
hard for me to trust you.
The way you treated me and cut me
out of your life like that? I mean,
yeah -- I broke a vow. But what
about the other vows? Like
promising to love someone for
better or for worse? What about
Miranda looks down at her hands. Steve looks at the
How do I know she won't punish me
for the rest of my life?
You don't. And she doesn't know for
sure that you won't have another
All you can know... is that you
want to move forward and risk that
you love for each other won't allow
that to happen.
And that's what we'll discover
Steve looks over at Miranda. Miranda looks at Steve.
202 EXT. CENTRAL PARK -- DAY -- SPRING 202
Forsythia bushes are in bloom. Carrie and Miranda walk. They
So, we're done with our last
session and we're not allowed to
talk for two weeks while we figure
out if being together again is
something we really want. And then -
- we had to pick a place to meet --
and if we both show up on that day -
- the past no longer exists.
Showing up is the promise we make
to each other that we're willing to
let it all go and move forward.
Can you do that?
I don't know. I have a lot of
thinking to do.
Thinking -- or feeling?
What do you mean?
Miranda -- you're a lawyer. You can
argue both sides of any case --
but, why we feel what we feel --
isn't logical. It's emotional.
Sorry, Harvard -- I'm afraid you're
going to have to make this decision
based on your emotions.
Well, then -- I'm screwed. I don't
know what I feel.
You will. There will come a moment
when you'll know. And if it's: yes -
- all that brilliant logic will go
out the window... with the past.
And I thought picking the place to
meet was a challenge.
Where is it?
The Brooklyn Bridge. Halfway
between both our places.
Very logical. And yet poetic.
Poetic -- if we both show up.
Otherwise -- you're on a bridge --
rejected. Not a good plan.
203 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- SPRING 203
Carrie walks in carrying a Starbucks cardboard caddy with two
coffee. Louise is sitting at her desk, working.
I have two pieces of good news.
And I have two coffees.
I just got a heads-up from your
realtor. The apartment on Fifth
Carrie sips coffee. Nods.
You have sixty days before the new
owner takes possession and you are
out of there.
What's the other news?
Louise holds up her hand. There is a diamond ring on it.
Oh my God --
I'm moving back to St. Louis -- we
are getting married in the fall.
Louise beams. Carrie hugs her.
204 EXT. BEACH -- DAY -- SPRING 204
Grey day. Samantha is sitting on the beach reading "The
Meanwhile, back in Lost Angeles...
She rolls her eyes, and tosses it down in the sand.
204A EXT. BEACH -- A LITTLE LATER 204A
Samantha walks on the beach. The dog is walking with her.
... Samantha had money, a career
and a man who loved her... Still,
she couldn't shake the feeling that
something was missing from her
The dog runs up onto the neighbor's deck.
No! Come back here.
205 EXT. NEIGHBORS'S DECK -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING 205
Samantha is on the neighbor's deck looking for the dog.
Where are you, baby?
She rounds a corner -- and comes face to face with Dante --
showering in the outdoor shower. Water runs over his NAKED
and PERFECT BODY. He sees her and smiles a hot smile. She is
thrown -- overwhelmed.
Sorry -- I'm your neighbor and my
dog ran up on your dick--
There is a GROWL sound. She looks -- the dog is humping a
towel on the deck floor. She looks back at Dante.
Want to join me?
Speechless -- She shakes her head: No -- she scoops up the
dog and hurries away. He calls after her.
I'm Dante. Stop by -- anytime.
Samantha takes a peek back and continues on her way.
206 EXT. BEACHOUSE/BEDROOM -- DAY -- SPRING 206
Samantha is having lunch outside while on the phone.
Smith is interested - but the dates
will have to work with the series.
Dante appears on the deck next store in a wet suit. He unzips
it while looking at Samantha. SAMANTHA dips a chip in
guacamole and eats it. He pulls his wet-suit down and smiles
at her. She dips another chip. He steps out of it and looks
at her -- almost torturing her. She looks the other way, dips
another chip in guacamole and eats it. Then another.
207 INT. BEACHOUSE/KITCHEN -- DAY -- SPRING 207
Samantha is in the kitchen on the phone. She picks up a slice
of messy pizza from a delivery box on the table.
We agreed that no one else from the
show but Smith was going to be on
She walks to the window and looks out. Dante is on his deck
putting on sun screen. He glistens. She chews.
208 INT. BEACHOUSE/DECK -- NIGHT -- SPRING 208
Samantha is in the jacuzzi -- she is looking up at Dante who
is on his deck smoking a joint. He indicates for her to come
over. She shakes her head: No. He walks away. She presses a
button on the control panel. The jacuzzi jets start. She re-
positions herself "on" them, then... She reaches over and
grabs a giant hot fudge sundae and... starts eating it.
209 INT. LOWER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT -- DAY -- SPRING 209
Miranda sits in the window -- having a cappuccino, alone. On
the table a legal pad with a list of PROS and CONS.
With her two weeks just about up,
Miranda's list of pros and cons
She throws some money down on the table and takes a final sip
on her cappuccino. As she stands up, she catches sight of
herself in the mirrored wall. Cappuccino foam covers her top
lip. She remembers. She knows.
210 EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- LATER THAT DAY 210
Miranda stands on the bridge. Alone. She looks at her watch.
It suddenly dawned on Miranda that
Steve's list might have had more
cons then pros.
Just as this reality hits -- the CROWD parts and Steve is
seen RUNNING up the bridge... towards her.
211 EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- MOMENTS LATER 211
Miranda and Steve walk along the bridge towards Brooklyn.
And Miranda never looked back...
212 INT. STEVE AND MIRANDA'S HOUSE -- NIGHT -- SPRING 212
Steve and Miranda are making love -- it is passionate.
Well, almost never.
Miranda turns her head back to look at Steve.
213 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- SPRING 213
Carrie's apartment is transformed. It is sleeker, polished,
more grown-up, with a warm, modern feel.
And at home -- everything felt and
looked different -- and yet still
very much me.
Carrie -- BLONDE again -- walks out of the kitchen with
Lilacs in a large vase. The door bell buzzes.
214 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING 214
Carrie opens the door. Miranda stands there with a very
Sorry. This is a very exclusive
We're on the list. Miranda Hobbes
plus one...and a half.
215 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- SPRING 215
WOMEN FRIENDS chatting and having fun. The front door is open
and a coat rack is visible in the hall. A couple of WAITERS
(20's) move around. ANTHONY comes up to Carrie.
A woman just put a glass down on
your new desk without a coaster. I
told her if she did it again I'd
break her arm.
He walks on. Miranda wanders up to Carrie.
Where's Samantha? Her plane landed
two hours ago.
You know her, probably ran to the
hotel gym for a quick work-out.
Samantha appears in the doorway wearing a summer coat -- the
dog is in her purse.
There's no place like home.
They kiss -- She goes to Miranda; they kiss.
There's a rat in your purse.
And that rat better be house
A CATER WAITER walks over to her.
Can I take your coat?
Samantha nods and takes off her coat. Revealing: She has a
belly. A very non-Samantha big fat gut.
Carrie looks at it. Miranda looks at it. Carrie and Miranda
exchange looks. Charlotte comes running down the hall.
Samantha raises her arms to greet her. Her blouse rides up,
the gut peeks out. Charlotte reacts; shocked.
You have a -- dog!
Did you ever think you'd see the
day -- me with a pooch.
All three shake their heads: No.
216 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT/BATHROOM -- LATER -- SPRING 216
Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte are in the bathroom.
So, she has a belly. So what?
No, a belly on anyone else is a "so
what?" A belly on Samantha is a:
"So what the hell is going on?"
She never mentioned it on the
Never. And when has she ever not
talked about every detail regarding
Should we even bring it up?
What -- like a fat intervention?
"We love you -- have a salad?" No.
We should let her bring it up.
There is a knock... Samantha opens the door. She's eating a
piece of cake.
Ladies, we can talk about my gut
later-- right now, I'm bored to
She gives them a look. They smile, relieved.
217 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- SPRING 217
Everyone has left. Samantha is sitting with Charlotte and
Miranda and Carrie. They are having coffee.
I eat -- so I won't cheat.
What exactly are you eating?
Everything except Dante's dick.
Language, please -- this is a grown-
up apartment now.
I guess I didn't realize how big I
was until I saw it on your faces.
How -- and I say this with love --
How could you not realize it?
I've been avoiding mirrors.
I'm proud of you for not cheating.
I don't know if there's anything to
be proud of. I stuff my face to
stop myself from doing something
that feels natural to me.
Carrie reaches over and rubs Samantha's back.
Why didn't you say something?
I guess I didn't want to admit it.
And when you're in denial -- you
Now, listen -- this isn't about the
weight. You'd be gorgeous at any
size. But are you happy?
Relationships aren't always about
being happy, right?
How often do you feel happy in your
I'm pretty sure that's to you.
You feel happy ever day?
Not all day -- everyday -- but
When was the last time you felt
Six months ago.
What am I going to do?
What does your gut tell you?
I know but --
Smith stayed with me through chemo.
If he could stay with me through
that, I should be able to stay in
this relationship for him.
Sweetie... You just compared your
relationship to chemo.
Samantha looks at her, then Charlotte, then Miranda.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
There we were...the three mirrors
Samantha couldn't avoid.
Samantha looks. Carrie points. The dog is humping a pillow on
That pillow cost three hundred
218 INT. BEACHHOUSE -- DINING ROOM/SUNSET -- SPRING 218
Samantha is sitting -- waiting. Smith enters.
Hey -- You're home! I thought you
were staying the week.
He kisses her. She looks at him. Touches his face.
We need to talk.
Awwww... man. I knew this was
Yeah. This isn't working.
I've done my best. I've given it
five years and fifteen pounds.
What -- You don't love me any more?
Yes, I love you - ah, fuck it --
I'm just gonna say the thing you're
not supposed to say -- I love you
but I love me more. And I've been
in a relationship with myself for
forty-nine years and that's the one
I need to work on.
She stands up and wraps her arms around him, whispers.
You'll find a wonderful woman who
loves being in a relationship.
What will you find?
I don't know. But that's a risk I'm
willing to take.
She notices the gardenia ring on her finger. She starts to
take it off. Stops. Looks back up at him.
No. I'm keeping this. Every time I
look down at it I want to think of
She kisses him on the lips. GENTLY. SOFTLY.
219 INT. AIRPLANE/FIRST CLASS -- NIGHT -- SPRING 219
Samantha sits in first class. She is crying... while eating a
hot fudge sundae. A STEWARDESS leans down.
We're landing in new York. I'm
gonna need to take that now.
Samantha nods, and finishes eating the hot fudge sundae as
fast as she can. Scraping, almost licking the bowl.
As someone returned to my life...
220 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- DAY -- SPRING 220
Carrie stands at the door with Louise.
... Someone left.
And I put all the unopened mail
from your P.O. Box in the manila
envelopes on the bottom shelf
She points to the shelf in the new bookcase. Carrie looks.
And please -- please do not make a
mess of CarrieBradshaw.com -- it's
What am I gonna do without you?
You'll find some other girl... but
she won't have my style.
St. Louise, you brought me back to
Emotion floods Carrie; she chokes up. So does Louise --
And you gave me Louise Vuitton.
Carrie laughs -- they hug.
Serious. We need to stop cryin'.
Louise breaks the hug and takes her "love" key chain out of
her purse -- hands it to Carrie.
Wait -- don't forget your "love."
No, I found my love. I'm leaving
that with you.
Carrie smiles. Louise starts out the door, turns back.
See you at my wedding.
I'll meet you in St. Louis.
Louise gives one last look, and leaves. Carrie closes the
door. Looks down at "love" in her hand.
221 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- NIGHT -- SPRING 221
Carrie is sitting at her desk... typing.
Now, there were no more
And as I moved on...
222 EXT. MIRANDA'S APARTMENT BUILDING -- DAY -- SPRING 222
Samantha walks past Lovro and Magda sitting on chairs out
front, sipping ice tea, and up to Miranda's lower east side
apartment stoop with the dog on the leash.
... Samantha moved in.
The HOT TATTOOED LATIN GUY is still sitting on the stoop out
front with the ferocious looking pitbull. She starts up the
stairs. He checks her out. She turns.
Hi, I'm your new neighbor.
They smile. There is a connection. Samantha looks down. The
dog is humping the pitbull. Diego nods approval.
223 EXT. UPPER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT -- DAY -- SPRING 223
A very, very pregnant Charlotte carrying shopping bags is
being seated at a banquette by the HOSTESS (26).
When are you due?
You look gorgeous.
The Hostess walks away as Charlotte settles in and looks
around. Her eyes WIDEN. Big is sitting across the room at a
table -- alone. He hasn't seen her. Charlotte starts to panic
as the WAITRESS (20's) comes over.
Hi, can I --
No, I'm sorry -- I can't stay --
Help me -- pull out the table. I
Charlotte pulls herself up off the banquette. As she tries to
slide out, her belly and shopping bags knock things off the
table. Crash. DINERS looks. Big spots her -- their eyes meet.
She moves away as quickly as she can through the room. He
gets up and follows after her.
224 EXT. UPPER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT -- DAY -- SPRING 224
Charlotte exits the restaurant -- visibly upset. Big is
quickly on her heels.
Charlotte. Charlotte wait --
He catches up to her - and gently steps to her.
You're pregnant -- don't run.
I don't want to see you.
She starts crying and talking though the tears.
I'm so mad at you. I was always on
your side and then you did that to
Carrie -- No, no -- I'm not going
to cry -- I'm not going to waste
tears on you --
(strong; stomping foot)
I curse the day you were born!
Charlotte's eyes widen. She stops moving, entirely.
I think my water just broke.
Oh my God -- Taxi!
My car's right there. Get in my
I don't want to get in your car --
I hate your car. Taxi!
Charlotte -- we need to get you to
the hospital -- Please get in my
car. It's right here and ready.
Charlotte finally nods. Big hurries her to the car.
225 INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR -- LATER 225
Carrie hurries down a corridor -- looking for a room. She
spots it, knocks and enters.
226 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM -- CONTINUOUS 226
Carrie enters. Harry stands there. Beaming.
Hi. Congratulations... A girl!
It's my lot in life to be
surrounded by beautiful women.
She kisses him and walks over to the bed where Charlotte is
holding ROSE, a beautiful baby with thick dark hair.
Oh my God. She's gorgeous.
Say hello to Rose.
Carrie kisses Charlotte on the head.
What a beautiful name.
After Harry's "Bubbie."
Now, we got a Lily and a Rose.
Carrie sits on the edge of the bed.
Well, I have to say you two are
very cool customers -- just making
the "baby's here" call without all
the "I'm in labor" drama.
Oh -- there was plenty of drama.
My water broke in front of a
Wait -- she's not done.
It broke while I was talking to
I bumped into him and I got so
upset I started crying and then -
my water broke.
He brought her to the hospital.
Stayed until the baby was born.
I think he was hoping to see you.
Silence. Carrie is having a hard time with this.
Well -- today is not about him.
It's about beautiful baby Rose.
(beat; forced up)
So -- we know she has Charlotte's
hair -- what else do we know?
Harry and Charlotte give each other a sad glance.
227 INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR -- LATER 227
Carrie walks out of Charlotte's room with Harry.
She's a doll. Mazel tov!
She kisses Harry on the cheek and starts away.
He asked me to ask you to call him.
Carrie stops. Turns around. Looks at him.
I know! It's none of my business.
But I felt bad for the poor schmuck
hanging around the hospital waiting
room hoping to see you. I swear
every time he heard someone in
heels coming down the hall -- his
Harry -- it's so much more
complicated than you can imagine.
I know it is -- and you have every
right to never call him -- but I'm
just a big pile of love today --and
I feel bad for the guy. He said
he's been writing you -- but you
He's never written me.
He said he wrote because he didn't
have your phone number.
No. He's never written me. Ever.
Then, why would he say that he had?
Carrie looks at Harry. Lost. Confused.
228 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER -- SPRING 228
Carrie enters her apartment. She glances over at her bookcase
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie opens the bookcase drawer and takes out a
Manila envelope marked: P.O. Box.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie dumps the contents of the envelopes on
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie quickly sorts through the mail -- looking
-- looking for something. A letter -- something. Nothing from
him. She leans back in her chair -- more confused. Her eyes
drift up to her computer. She wonders if --
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie is logging onto CarrieBradshaw.com. She
types in PASSWORD.
JUMP CUT TO: CarrieBradshaw.com's "welcome page." She clicks
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie scans through emails -- none are from
Big. Frustrated she logs off.
229 INT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- LATER 229
Carrie is still at her desk, lost in thought.
Two hours, two manila envelopes and
countless emails later, I was just
about to give up on the Big riddle
She looks back at her computer screen and notices:
"CB-assistant." Carrie sits up. Clicks on it.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
I had told Louise to put Big in a
place where I would never have to
hear from him again.
She types in her password. Nothing. Picks up her phone. Dials
Hey, Louise -- it's me. What's the
password to get into your assistant
file? Call me.
She hangs up and places the phone on a pile of mail -- which
causes the mail to fall over onto the floor.
Carrie reaches down to pick-up the mail -- she notices the
"LOVE" key chain has fallen as well. She picks it up and
looks at it, has a hunch.
Oh my God.
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie types the password: "L-O-V-E." Yes! The
file opens -- her eyes widen. There on the screen are many,
many, many emails -- all from JJP@JJP.com.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
As soon as I typed in "love" --
there he was.
She clicks on the first e-mail. It opens:
It's the love letter from Beethoven, retyped.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And because Big still didn't have
the words... he retyped a love
letter from Beethoven.
JUMP CUT TO: New Email: A love letter from Lord Byron.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And Lord Byron.
JUMP CUT TO: New Email: A love letter from James Joyce.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And James Joyce.
JUMP CUT TO: New Email: A Love letter from Voltaire.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
JUMP CUT TO: Carrie sits in the chair. Breathless.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
There they were. "The Love Letters
of Great Men - Volume One." Plus
one more... Written by John James
New email -- It reads: "I know I screwed it up -- but I will
love you forever."
Carrie impulsively picks up the phone -- starts to dial.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
I wanted to call him - but our
love... Carrie and Big: volumes
one, two, and three... stopped me.
She puts the phone down and is about to "delete" the e mail --
suddenly; the phone rings.
I didn't hear my phone.
230 INT. BRIDAL SHOP -- CONTINUOUS -- SPRING 230
Intercut with Louise, standing in a wedding gown. Her MOTHER
(45), GRANDMOTHER (65), and SISTERS (20 15, 8) sit watching.
We are shopping for my wedding
ANGELA, her youngest sister calls out.
That one makes you look weird.
Momma -- can you please -- This is
a work call.
The Mother motions for Angela to sit down. She does.
No, it's okay I figured it out.
Well, I was going to call you
anyway -- today is the final day on
the Fifth Avenue apartment. You
have till six before they change
I don't need to go over there.
And do you NOT want those never-
Oh -- I completely forgot about --
`Cause if you don't -- send them on
to me. I'll squeeze my feet into
It's already five o'clock.
Hello? There are never been worn
four hundred dollar shoes!
(beat; hears herself)
Carrie drops the phone and jumps up.
231 EXT. CARRIE'S APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING 231
Carrie runs down the stairs... she spots a passing CAB.
It SCREECHES to a halt. She runs to the cab.
232 INT. ELEVATOR -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING 232
Carrie steps into the elevator. She presses "PH," steps back.
The doors close.
233 INT. PENTHOUSE APARTMENT -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING 233
Key in the lock -- Carrie enters. She looks around.
The light in our pre-war apartment
looked completely different post-
234 INT. PENTHOUSE APARTMENT/BEDROOM -- MOMENTS LATER -- SPRING
Carrie walks into the bedroom and over to the closet. She
pushes open the other double door... Revealing --
Mr. Big - standing there holding the Manolos in his hands. He
looks up -- surprised by her.
I was going to get these to you. I
didn't want it to be a total loss.
It wasn't logic -- it was love.
She walks into the closet and over to him. She throws her
arms around him. He drops the shoes. They kiss. It's
passionate. Very -- very passionate.
235 INT. PENTHOUSE APARTMENT/WALK-IN CLOSET -- LATER -- SPRING 35
Carrie and Big are nestled up next to each other on the
carpeted floor of the empty walk-in closet. His suit jacket
is off. Her shoes are off.
Why did we ever decide to get
I guess we were afraid it meant
something if we didn't.
She looks at him and nods. It's true.
I'm sorry to have done that to you.
Silence. She touches his lips.
I'm sorry to have done that to
And you know the funny part?
Is there a funny part?
We were perfectly happy before we
decided to live happily ever after.
Yep. The jokes on us.
She nods... she looks around.
Comfortable. Is this what you had
in mind when you installed the
I'd like to think I was that
We better get up before the new
owner bust in on us.
They start to get up. Carrie rises first. He starts to get
up, first -- sitting on his side...
And the way we decided to get
married -- All business... No
romance. That's not the way you
propose to someone.
He moves further up -- onto one knee -- where he stops.
She looks down at him -- Is this happening? He holds out his
hand. She places her hand in his.
Carrie Bradshaw -- love of my life -
- will you marry me?
It is everything Carrie Bradshaw had convinced herself would
never happen. Could never happen. And here it is.
She nods. Speechless. Overcome. He smiles.
See, this is why there's a diamond.
You need to do something to close
She laughs. He notices her never-worn Manolo on the floor. He
picks it up. Holds it out to her. She lifts her foot and
places it in the shoe. Cinderella style.
236 INT. COURTHOUSE/ROOM -- DAY -- SPRING 236
Carrie stands with Big in front of a JUDGE. She is wearing
the simple white suit and her never-worn Manolos from the
And in the end... Carrie Bradshaw
married John James Preston in a
Big Smiles. She smiles. Both calm. Sure.
By the power vested in me, by the
state of New York, I now pronounce
you husband and wife. You may kiss
Big and Carrie kiss. Then, he whispers into her ear.
Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.
237 INT. COURTHOUSE/LOBBY -- LATER 237
Carrie and Big walk through the courthouse lobby toward the
front door holding hands.
You okay that it was just us?
Perfect. You and me -- like I said.
Still. Would have been nice if you
had the girls here.
He holds the door open for her as they walk outside.
238 EXT. COURTHOUSE -- CONTINUOUS -- SPRING 238
Carrie and Big walk out of the courthouse into the sun.
Which is why I called them.
Carrie looks. Miranda, Charlotte, and a MORE SLENDER Samantha
are standing there. They SCREAM and throw rice.
As the rice hits... Carrie screams and Big laughs. A GUARD
hurries over to them. Carrie is spitting out rice.
Excuse me -- excuse me! You're not
allowed to throw rice anymore.
Honey, get over it -- It's New
She winks at the guard. He shrugs and walks away.
239 INT. COFFEE SHOP -- LATER -- SPRING 239
Big, Carrie, Miranda, Steve, Brady, Charlotte, Harry, Lily,
rose, Stanford, Samantha are casually gathered around a
couple of tables that have been pushed together. A WAITRESS
comes over balancing hot plates.
Who had the ham and eggs?
Big raises his arm. The waitress hands the plate down...
Carrie intercepts it and places it in front of Big.
It wasn't a fancy designer
reception either. Just food and
The Waitress hands out the other breakfasts. People LAUGH.
Samantha feeds bacon to the dog -- who is wearing a tiny
bridal veil on his head.
239A INT. BARNES AND NOBLE -- DAY -- SUMMER 239A
Carrie's books are displayed on a BOOK KIOSK. Carrie stands
in front of it READING to a crowd from the galleys of her new
book. She is wearing READING GLASSES.
Maybe some labels are best left in
240 EXT. VITRA -- NIGHT -- SUMMER 240
Bustling. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha -- back to
her fighting weight -- walk down the busy street dressed for
a night on the town. They laugh as they go -- their designer
... Maybe when we put a label on
people... bride, groom, husband,
wife, fat, thin, married, single...
we forget to look past the label
and see the person.
They arrive at the club entrance. A line of PEOPLE wait to be
let inside. The DOORMAN (30's) spots Carrie, lifts the red
rope and lets the girls in -- closing it after them.
241 INT. RESTAURANT -- LATER -- SUMMER 241
The four girls sit at a table drinking "Cosmopolitans."
Hmmm. This is delicious.
Why did we ever stop drinking
Because everyone else started.
Well, that is an oldie but goodie.
And speaking of an oldie but
A WAITER brings birthday cake to the table. The number: "50"
stands proud and tall among the glowing candles. He places it
down in front of a proud Samantha.
Wait -- wait -- a toast.
The girls lift their glasses to Samantha.
To Samantha... fifty and fabulous!
Samantha smiles, touched -- then blows out her candles.
To us... and the next fifty!
Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha raise their glasses.
To the next fifty.
They sip and look at one another.
And there, in the same city where
they met as girls, four New York
women entered the next phase of
their lives... dressed head to toe
Samantha licks some icing. Charlotte cuts the cake. Miranda
helps. Carrie smiles and sips.
CARRIE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
And that's the one label -- that
never goes out of style.
242 EXT. VITRA -- CONTINUOUS 242
From outside we catch just a glimpse of Carrie and the girls
at their table inside the busy club. The CAMERA starts to
move away -- passing the line of PEOPLE waiting to get in.
At the front of the line four TWENTY-SOMETHING WOMEN stand
waiting for the red rope to be lifted. As the CAMERA moves
past them and UP -- the Doorman lifts the red rope and the
twenty-something women SQUEAL with excitement and
anticipation as they hurry inside. The CAMERA continues UP
and UP and over the busy and exciting city.
FADE TO BLACK.