Sex and the City

The WORST episodes of Sex and the City

Every episode of Sex and the City ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Sex and the City!

The narrative of the show focuses on Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends, Miranda Hobbes, Charlotte York and Samantha Jones. The women discuss their sexual desires and fantasies, and their travels in life, love and lesbianism. The show often depicts frank discussions about romance and sexuality, features a short montage of interviews of people living in New York City.

Last Updated: 7/30/2022Network: HBO
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The Big Journey
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7.09
758 votes

#1 - The Big Journey

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/1/2002

Carrie reunites with Big (Chris Noth) when she travels to the West Coast in the seventh of eight new episodes airing this summer. At the end of last season, Big moved to California, and Carrie's final rendezvous with her on-again, off-again beau was canceled when Miranda went into labor. On tonight's episode, Carrie's book tour takes her to San Francisco, which isn't far from Big's new digs in Napa Valley. When they meet, Carrie is surprised at how much her former lover has changed. Joining Carrie on the press junket is her man-hungry publicist Samantha, who, surprisingly, has grown disillusioned with New York men.

Directors: Michael Engler
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Great Sexpectations
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7.10
805 votes

#2 - Great Sexpectations

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/29/2003

Carrie and Jack's relationship is moving along perfectly. Their first few dates are nearly flawless, and are filled with steamy displays of public affection. Unfortunately, after a night of "quiet sex," Carrie discovers that the passion the two share doesn't translate to the bedroom. Meanwhile, when Samantha introduces the girls to a "raw foods" restaurant, she discovers that she wants something that's not on the menu... a date with the hot waiter. Unfortunately, Samantha isn't the only woman interested in the staff. Later in the week, Sam returns to the restaurant, determined to be the last one there at the end of the night, allowing her to take the waiter home for dessert. After many hours (and four courses of uncooked food), Samantha finally gets her man and soon finds out that he was worth both the wait and the wheatgrass. Hoping to fill the Steve-sized hole in her life, Miranda finds a new love, TiVO. Miranda's relationship luck remains consistent (consistently bad), as Magda acci

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Four Women and a Funeral
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7.12
989 votes

#3 - Four Women and a Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/4/1999

Carrie starts making it up with Mr. Big. Samantha is ostracised from New York's social scene after she commits an indiscreton. Charlotte falls for a recently widowed man she meets at a funeral. Miranda buys her own apartment, and starts suffering panic attacks.

Directors: Allen Coulter
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The Awful Truth
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7.13
967 votes

#4 - The Awful Truth

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/13/1999

Carrie reluctantly invites Mr. Big to her birthday party after he sends her flowers. Samantha tries to tell her boyfriend about his shortcomings, and he gets them to go to a therapist. Charlotte gets a puppy, Henry, in lieu of a perfect man. Miranda talks dirty with her lover, the “spring-roll man”.

Directors: Allen Coulter
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What's Sex Got to Do with It?
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7.15
887 votes

#5 - What's Sex Got to Do with It?

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/17/2001

Everyone is having sex except Miranda. She's on a sex strike because she's tired of going on bad dates so she substitutes sex with chocolate. She finally ends her strike and masturbates. Carrie is having mind blowing sex with Ray, the jazz club owner, in hopes of forming a relationship. Charlotte is having great sex with Trey but is angry with him for not asking him to move in with him. He later comes to see her and not only does he ask her to move in with her but he also asks her to re-marry him, she accepts. Samantha decides to give relationships a try because she really likes Maria. She tells Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda that she's in a lesbian relationship and they support her when she tells them that she wants to have sex when it feels right. It apparently feels right rather quickly because the following day she's telling them about how great sex with another woman is.

Directors: Allen Coulter
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The Drought
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7.16
993 votes

#6 - The Drought

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/16/1998

Carrie's relationship with Mr. Big is moving into a more mundane, less physical stage, and she's worried whether it's due to her inadvertant flatulent indiscretion. Charlotte is dating a former lover of Carrie's, and finds that he's not interested in sex anymore. Samantha discovers that not having sex can be erotic. Miranda hasn't had sex for months.

Directors: Matthew Harrison
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The Caste System
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7.17
801 votes

#7 - The Caste System

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/8/1999

Carrie decides to say "I love you" to Mr. Big, but his response isn't exactly what she was hoping for. Instead, all she got was an ugly purse. They attend a fancy party from an upstate socialite, who won't allow indoors smoking or have any brown food or drinks at the party. While out in the terrace for a smoke, Carrie runs into Jeremiah, an artist/bartender with whom she's been flirting with for a several years. While he was showing her his tattoo, Serena the socialite walks in on them, and tells Mr. Big Carrie was giving him a blowjob. Offended, Carrie leaves the party with Jeremiah, get drunk and wakes up the next morning with him on his bed. Luckily they didn't do anything, because Mr. Big called her first thing in the morning saying he does love her, but he was just afraid to say it. Meanwhile, Charlotte meets a famous actor and acts like a groupie around him. But despite making exceptions on several dating rules, she feels like she has to establish some boundaries when the guy go

Directors: Allison Anders
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Catch-38
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7.24
689 votes

#8 - Catch-38

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/18/2004

Carrie deals with her feelings towards having a baby and her new relationship with Aleksandr. In the meantime, Charlotte baby-sits for Brady; Miranda and Steve go on a honeymoon, and Samantha uses her public relations to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Where There's Smoke
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7.26
870 votes

#9 - Where There's Smoke

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/4/2000

The four friends take the ferry out to Staten Island to watch and judge the New York City Fire Department's “Calendar Contest”. Carrie meets a handsome local politician, Bill Kelley, but is reluctant about starting a relationship with him. Charlotte decides to get herself married by the end of the year, and has a date with Arthur. Samantha meets Ricky, a dream hunk, but their time together is ended prematurely when he has to leave to attend a fire. Miranda realizes that being rescued isn't necessarily a sign of weakness.

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Critical Condition
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7.26
822 votes

#10 - Critical Condition

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/25/2002

Carrie prepares for her book's review and obsesses after running into a woman Aidan dated after their breakup. Charlotte and Bunny battle over the MacDougal apartment. Miranda is at her wits end with Brady, and Samantha learns to be supportive.

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The Perfect Present
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7.27
748 votes

#11 - The Perfect Present

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/6/2003

Carrie visits Berger's apartment for the first time and discovers his "ex-file." Meanwhile, Charlotte sacrifices pieces of her past as the day of her official conversion to Judaism approaches; a diaper bag-discovery forces Miranda to deal with the reality of Steve's new relationship; and in a bit of role-reversal, Samantha "waits" on Jerry the waiter.

Directors: David Frankel
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Evolution
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7.28
744 votes

#12 - Evolution

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/15/1999

Carrie thinks her relationship with Big has evolved enough to the place where she can leave stuff at his place. She purposely leaves a few items on his bathroom, only to be surprised by Big the next morning with a bag with all her items in it. Carrie is confused and tries to discuss it with him, but realizes she doesn't have to leave her marks on his place to know they're in a relationship. Meanwhile, Miranda feels her biological clock ticking when her gynecologist tells her one of her ovaries has stopped production. She starts taking hormones and going out on dates with guys she'd never go – like her co-worker with the hair plugs – but a discussion about freezing eggs leads her to realize she's only 33 and still has one ovary working. Samantha has the chance of getting back to the one guy who broke her heart, but can't resist the temptation of jumping to bed with him. Her vengeance plan goes down the drain when he dumps her and she realizes she hasn't evolved past having feelings quit

Directors: Pam Thomas
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Belles of the Balls
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7.28
787 votes

#13 - Belles of the Balls

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/29/2001

Carrie goes to the country with Aidan and ends up accidently inviting Mr. Big when Willow breaks up with him. He calls Carrie and tells her that Willow dumped him and she says that she wishes that he could come over but it's too far but he's willing to take the long drive to see her. She gives him the directions and then tells Aidan who isn't pleased to hear that Mr. Big is coming over. He says that it's like a super hero thing and Mr. Big is Batman while he's the Green Hornet. Mr. Big gets drunk and Carrie won't let him drive so Aidan lets him sleep on the couch. The following morning Mr. Big tries to apologize to Aidan but Aidan starts a fight with him and Carrie steps in to stop them. It turns out that they really get along. Charlotte sends Trey to have his sperm tested but he can't do it in a cup. She comes in to see how things are going and they end up having sex in the little room. Miranda goes with Steve to see a specialist about getting a prostetic testicle but Miranda tell

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Sex and Another City
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7.28
750 votes

#14 - Sex and Another City

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/17/2000

Carrie, Samantha & Miranda spend a second week in Los Angeles. Carrie & Samantha go to a movie screening party, but are refused entry at the door. Fortunately another guest, Keith Travers, gets them into the party, and Carrie spends the evening with him, ending up in bed at his fabulous home, until she discovers he isn't all he pretends to be. Miranda meets up with Lew, an old friend from New York, and finds he's mellowed since he's been living in LA. Charlotte despairs of her sexless marriage, and flies to LA to be with the others.

Directors: John David Coles
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Drama Queens
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7.29
782 votes

#15 - Drama Queens

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2000

Carrie is invited to meet Aidan's family, but she feels overwhelmed and declines: she then spots Mr. Big and Natasha out together, and comes to realise that she has been behaving badly, and decides to meet Aidan's family after all. Charlotte falls down in the street and meets Trey McDougall, a very eligible doctor, with whom she hits it off immediately. Samantha is seeing Mark, a doctor with access to a supply of Viagra, which she experiments with. Miranda gets used to the details of a life of domesticity with Steve.

Directors: Allison Anders
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Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl...
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7.29
859 votes

#16 - Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl...

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/25/2000

Carrie finds out that Sean, her new young boyfriend, has had relationships with both men and women, and tries not to let it faze her, but it does eventually. Charlotte takes part in a photo shoot by a famous photographer, Baird Johnson, whose latest technique is to photograph women dressed as men. Samantha stands up to Matt, her new male assistant, eventually firing him, and then having sex with him. Miranda begins to feel suffocated by Steve's presence in her apartment, but when he leaves she feels lonely, and ends up inviting him to move in.

Directors: Pam Thomas
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Three's a Crowd
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7.30
997 votes

#17 - Three's a Crowd

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/26/1998

Charlotte is dating Jack, who wants a threesome, but she is unsure. Carrie discovers that Mr. Big has an ex-wife, and feels threatened. Samantha is seeing a married man; when his wife finds out, she proposes a threesome to keep their marriage together. Miranda feels unattractive and looks for affirmation that she isn't.

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Sex and the City
star
7.30
1845 votes

#18 - Sex and the City

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/1998

"It's like the riddle of the Sphinx... Why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?" - Carrie At a birthday party for thirtysomething Miranda, Carrie and her friends vow to stop worrying about findng the perfect male and start having sex like men. Carrie experiments with an old flame and meets Mr. Big; Miranda warms up to Skipper; Samantha has a one night stand with a man Charlotte wouldn't sleep with on the first date.

Directors: Susan Seidelman
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Frenemies
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7.32
833 votes

#19 - Frenemies

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/1/2000

Carrie gives a couple of seminars on meeting men to a packed audience of women, who ask some pointed questions that show her up badly. Samantha finds a new friend in Claire Anne, who turns out to be more than her equal. Charlotte succeeds in making herself more sexually attractive to Trey. At the funeral of a would-be boyfriend, Miranda agrees to a date with another man, despite Carrie's warnings to her.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Sex and the Country
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7.32
792 votes

#20 - Sex and the Country

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/22/2001

Carrie goes to Aidan's cottage with him and is bored, and scared of a squirrel, so she returns to the city where she has dinner with Mr. Big and he tells her that he's dating a movie star. She decides to give it another shot and returns to the country this time with Samantha. Samantha is bored until she sees Farmer Luke and she decides to ask if she can borrow some milk and they end up sleeping together. Miranda finds out that Steve has testicular so she tries to comfort him but it ends up pissing him off because he thinks she's pitying him. Charlotte and Trey go to Trey's mother's where they keep trying to have a baby.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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The Fuck Buddy
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7.33
811 votes

#21 - The Fuck Buddy

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/5/1999

Getting over Mr. Big, Carrie makes a date with a special friend, and tries to make it a fuller relationship. Samantha has an interesting time with the couple next door until reality strikes. After Charlotte summons the courage to ask men for dates, she gets carried away and starts to double book. Miranda dates a man who she thinks is highly-strung, but is really just unpleasant.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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Let There Be Light
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7.33
748 votes

#22 - Let There Be Light

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/4/2004

After much consideration, Carrie decides that she will begin sleeping with Petrovsky, but rejects Charlotte's suggestion that an actual relationship between the two could develop. The pair spend a wonderful night together, but the next morning, Carrie is shocked to find that Petrovsky's apartment is also a hub for his business, with a living room full of his employees. Petrovsky serves Carrie a wonderful breakfast, but she wonders if she's just the latest in a long line of conquests for the artist. Steve moves into Miranda's apartment, but the newly-recoupled couple finds that they have to deal with unfortunate run-ins with Dr. Robert Leeds. Robert goes out of his way to make Miranda uncomfortable, leading Miranda to conclude that he's become obsessed with her. Eventually, Steve decides to talk things out with Robert, but winds up interrupting Leeds in an intimate moment with two other women. Instead of dealing a blow to Miranda's ego by telling her that Robert is over her, Steve choos

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All or Nothing
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7.34
762 votes

#23 - All or Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/13/2000

At last Aidan says that he loves Carrie, which makes her feel even more guilty about her renewed relationship with Mr. Big. Things go well with Charlotte's engagement to Trey, until he proposes a prenuptial agreement that upsets her. When she's feeling down with the flu, Samantha panics that she's going to end up alone, as no-one is prepared to look after her. Miranda finds that phone sex (with her new boyfriend George) can be as fulfilling, but also as painful, as more usual relationships.

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Are We Sluts?
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7.34
789 votes

#24 - Are We Sluts?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/16/2000

Aidan is waiting until the time is right to sleep with Carrie, despite her best attempts at seduction, though they get there eventually. Charlotte's new man, Alexander Lindley, is unpleasantly talkative in bed, which upsets her. Samantha and her late night visitors get the blame when someone in her apartment building is robbed at gunpoint, and she is forced to move. Miranda contracts an STD, and notifying her list of sexual contacts proves to be highly embarrassing.

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Politically Erect
star
7.35
823 votes

#25 - Politically Erect

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/11/2000

Carrie eventually consummates her relationship with Bill Kelley, but is put out when he reveals a fantasy of his. Charlotte starts to put into action her plan of getting married by the end of the year, by throwing a ’used-boyfriend“ party. Samantha meets a bachelor, who although he is no match for her in height, is a match between the sheets. Miranda discusses with Steve whether their relationship should become deeper.

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