Carrie, Charlotte and Samantha cruise Times Square for sailors when “Fleet Week” hits Manhattan. Richard: James Remar. Anthony: Mario Cantone. Magda: Lynn Cohen. Joan: Sylvia Miles. Lina: Vincenetta Gunn.
Reluctant to have her baby baptized, Miranda is even less thrilled when she meets Steve's mother (Anne Meara). Also: Samantha is still skeptical of Richard's behavior; Charlotte drags Carrie to a self-help seminar. Dr. Grayson: Cheryl Bricker. Gabe: Matt Servitto. Patrick: Danton Stone. Father Andrew: Joseph O'Brien.
Carrie tries to shake things up by organizing a trip to Atlantic City for Charlotte's birthday; and Samantha has a plan for Richard's philandering. Steve: David Eigenberg. Richard: James Remar. Magda: Lynn Cohen.
Carrie wrestles with ideas for her book's cover; Samantha wonders if she's outgrown her lifestyle; Charlotte secretly turns to self-help books for advice. Lily: Molly Shannon. Courtney: Amy Sedaris. Stanford: Willie Garson. Marcus: Sean Palmer.
Carrie's single status speaks volumes at her book-release party; Miranda approaches the dating scene as a single mother; Charlotte has an unexpected visitor. Bunny: Frances Sternhagen. Enid: Candice Bergen. Jack: Ron Livingston. Courtney: Amy Sedaris. Stanford: Willie Garson. Anthony: Mario Cantone.
Carrie prepares for her book's reviews; Charlotte faces off with Bunny (Frances Sternhagen); Miranda laments her lack of mothering skills. Kendall: Lisa Gay Hamilton. Steve: David Eigenberg. Stanford: Willie Garson. Harry: Evan Handler. Marcus: Sean Palmer. Nina: Nadia Dajani.
Carrie looks forward to a reunion with Big (Chris Noth) when her book tour takes her to San Francisco; Samantha takes a break from New York by serving as Carrie's publicist. Carrie: Sarah Jessica Parker. Samantha: Kim Cattrall. Charlotte: Kristin Davis.
In the fifth-season finale, Carrie and her friends spend a weekend in the Hamptons, where a flamboyant singer (Nathan Lane) is getting married and Samantha throws a bash at Richard's mansion. Jack: Ron Livingston. Harry: Evan Handler. Bitsy: Julie Halston. Stanford: Willie Garson. Marcus: Sean Palmer.