Carrie gets a horrible photo taken for the cover of New York Magazine. Miranda fakes orgasms with her current boyfriend. Charlotte starts dating her handy-man. Samantha dates a club owner who calls them a "we" right away.
The title is a reference to "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
The magazine that shot Carrie for the photoshoot is New York Magazine which a popular magazine that focuses on the life, culture, politics of the city of New York.
When Carrie is discussing all of the things women have faked, she is wearing a shirt with the famous Rolling Stones logo.
Carrie's hookup, Jake, is played by a young Bradley Cooper. This marks the television debut of Bradley Cooper.
The bar Carrie meets Jake in is Beauty Bar, located on E14th Street.
Carrie: I could not get a cab.
Stanford: So what do you do, grab onto a bumper and let one drag you here?
Carrie: Stop, I was up all night. I need a coffee the size of my head.
Carrie: When did being alone become the modern-day equivalent of being a leper? Will Manhattan restaurants soon be divided up into sections, smoking/non-smoking, single/non-single?
• 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 •
• 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 •