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Season 1, Episode 3
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Models and Mortals
Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys


Carrie enjoys a weekend at the beach house in the Hamptons of an ideal couple, her friend Patience and her husband Peter, but in the morning he greets her in nothing but a revealingly short T-shirt. She tells Patience that she saw her husband naked, and she is promptly rushed back to Manhattan by a threatened Patience. The girls feel married people either consider singles competitors for their spouses or pity them. Stanford adds it's getting the same with gay couples; his friends Joe and Lou ask Carrie to become their egg-donor. At her law firm's softball game, Miranda is teamed up with Syd, a single lesbian, and they play good enough for both to be invited at senior partner Chip's house party: apparently even a presumed lesbian couple is more acceptable then singles- indeed the truth puts her out again. The dinner goes very well, but Miranda decides to tell Chip the truth that she's not a lesbian, just single. She then laments her attraction to men.

Carrie starts casually dating her friend's kind, businessman friend Sean, who is nice but a little vanilla. After a few dates to the movies, Carrie attends Sean's housewarming party and is horrified when almost all of the other guests are married couples. When Samantha and Charlotte arrive, Samantha realizes that she's slept with two of the husbands who are at the party (she was unaware they were married) and starts downing

tequila shots. Patience and Peter arrive and Carrie awkwardly attempts to avoid any discussion of what happened in the Hamptons, but a very drunk Samantha realizes who Peter is and starts laughing hysterically, which angers Patience. They quickly leave, with Charlotte insisting on taking Samantha home and sleeping on her couch. In the middle of the night, a still-drunk Samantha sneaks down in only her underwear and seduces her young Irish doorman, Tommy.

When Sean asks Carrie to spend the night after the party, she declines, and ends things with him. He reveals that he desperately wants to get married, so Carrie fixes him up with Charlotte. They go on a few successful dates, but after picking out clashing china patterns at a department store, Charlotte ends things with him too.

The final scene shows the four friends meeting for a movie, with Carrie admitting that even though being single can be tough, sometimes there's nothing better than a night out with your girlfriends.


  • The title is a reference to the failed Bay of Pigs operation in Cuba.
  • At the end of the episode, the girls are at the movies and a poster can be seen for the 1998 monster film "Godzilla", which stars Sarah Jessica Parker's husband, Matthew Broderick.





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Sex and the City Season 1 Sex and the City (episode)Models and MortalsBay of Married PigsValley of the Twenty-Something GuysThe Power of Female SexSecret SexThe MonogamistsThree's a CrowdThe Turtle and the HareThe Baby ShowerThe DroughtOh Come All Ye Faithful
Sex and the City Season 2 Take Me Out to the Ball GameThe Awful TruthThe Freak ShowThey Shoot Single People, Don't They?Four Women and a FuneralThe Cheating CurveThe Chicken DanceThe Man, the Myth, the ViagraOld Dogs, New DicksThe Caste SystemEvolutionLa Douleur Exquise!Games People PlayThe Fuck BuddyShortcomingsWas It Good for You?Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something WomenEx and the City
Sex and the City Season 3 Where There's Smoke...Politically ErectAttack of the Five Foot Ten WomanBoy, Girl, Boy, Girl...No Ifs, Ands, or ButtsAre We Sluts?Drama QueensThe Big TimeEasy Come, Easy GoAll or NothingRunning with ScissorsDon't Ask, Don't TellEscape from New YorkSex and Another CityHot Child in the CityFrenemiesWhat Goes Around Comes AroundCock a Doodle Do!
Sex and the City Season 4 The Agony and the 'Ex'-tacyThe Real MeDefining MomentsWhat's Sex Got to Do with It?Ghost TownBaby, Talk Is CheapTime and PunishmentMy Motherboard, My SelfSex and the CountryBelles of the BallsCoulda, Woulda, ShouldaJust Say YesThe Good FightAll That Glitters...Change of a DressRing a Ding DingA Vogue IdeaI Heart NY
Sex and the City Season 5 Anchors AwayUnoriginal SinLuck Be an Old LadyCover GirlPlus One Is the Loneliest NumberCritical ConditionThe Big JourneyI Love a Charade
Sex and the City Season 6 To Market, to MarketGreat SexpectationsThe Perfect PresentPick-A-Little, Talk-A-LittleLights, Camera, RelationshipHop, Skip, and a WeekThe Post-it Always Sticks TwiceThe CatchA Woman's Right to ShoesBoy, InterruptedThe Domino EffectOneLet There Be LightThe Ick FactorCatch-38Out of the Frying PanThe Cold WarSplat!An American Girl in Paris: Part UneAn American Girl in Paris: Part Deux
Sex and the City films Sex and the City (film)Sex and the City 2
And Just Like That... Hello, It's MeLittle Black DressWhen in RomeSome of My Best FriendsTragically HipDiwaliSex and the WidowBewitched, Bothered and BewilderedNo Strings AttachedSeeing the Light
The Carrie Diaries Season 1 • Pilot • Lie with Me • Read Before Use • Fright Night • Dangerous Territory • Endgame • Caught • Hush Hush • The Great Unknown • The Long and Winding Road Not Taken • Identity Crisis • A First Time for Everything • Kiss Yesterday Goodbye •
The Carrie Diaries Season 2 • Win Some, Lose Some • Express Yourself • Strings Attached • Borderline • Too Close for Comfort • The Safety Dance • I Heard a Rumor • The Second Time Around • Under Pressure • Date Expectations • Hungry Like the Wolf • This Is the Time • Run to You •
See also: Episodes