Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx
It's Fleet Week in New York, and in between adjusting to life with Miranda's new baby and the impending arrival of thousands of young men in form-fitting uniforms, the girls have their hands full. Samantha (Kim Cattrall), for one, is finding it difficult to curb her natural behavior in the presence of an infant, especially as she is hell-bent on getting revenge on the philandering Richard (James Remar). Charlotte (Kristin Davis), single again and intent on sowing her reawakened oats, is all too eager to drop anchor with some of the Navy's finest. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is mourning the loss of both Aidan and Big, asking herself if she's used up her quota of great loves. And Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) struggles to learn the art of breastfeeding. A woebegone Carrie decides to turn to the city for love, choosing to bask in her feelings for New York rather than wallow in the loneliness of trying to date there. So when a fateful encounter with a sailor results in an invitation to the Fleet Week party, Carrie is more than a little excited. As are Charlotte and Samantha, the latter of whom has been making Richard's life a living, libelous hell, despite his repeated attempts to apologize and declare his undying love for her. At the party, Charlotte ends up flirting with an officer who is decidedly not a gentleman, while Carrie resists the charming attempts of a Southern sailor and decides to go home alone, reasoning that until she's able to step out of the past, being alone suits her well enough in the present.