Miranda proposes to Steve; Samantha considers breast implants; Carrie is unnerved by Aleksandr's sentimental gestures; Charlotte and Harry (Evan Handler) pay for a romantic dinner in more ways than one. Aleksandr: Mikhail Baryshnikov. Steve: David Eigenberg. Mary: Anne Meara. Magda: Lynn Cohen.
Carrie takes Aleksandr (Mikhail Baryshnikov) as her lover; Samantha and Smith attend a party hosted by Richard; Miranda and Steve have an uncomfortable encounter with Robert (Blair Underwood); and Charlotte volunteers for the blind.
Charlotte observes the dating game from the sidelines; Carrie spends time with an old beau; Samantha finagles her way into a snooty club. Jeremy: David Duchovny. Phoebe: Geri Halliwell. Marcus: Sean Palmer.
Charlotte gets unwanted attention at the synagogue; Samantha's PR machine works a little too well; Miranda feels the pressure of being a lawyer and a single mother. Big: Chris Noth. Harry: Evan Handler. Jerry: Jason Lewis.
Carrie's relative success brings out the worst in Berger; Samantha turns on her hype machine to help Jerry (Jason Lewis); Miranda and Steve spend a surprise evening together. Stanford: Willie Garson. Anthony: Mario Cantone. Courtney: Amy Sedaris.