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The Best Episodes of Sex and the City 

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Updated May 12, 2020 1.4k votes 403 voters 7.6k views 94 items

There are so many good episodes of Sex and the City, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Ex and the City" the best, or is "I Heart NY" your favorite episode of Sex and the City? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Sex and the City are, let's rank every Sex and the City episode from best to worst.

Created by Darren Star, Sex and the City aired on HBO for six seasons from June 6, 1998 to February 22, 2004. It was based on the 1997 Candice Bushnell book of the same name, and followed the lives of four women living in New York City who each brought a different perspective to life: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Park), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). During its run, Sex and the City was nominated for numerous awards, including 54 Emmys and 24 Golden Globes. The series also got two big-screen features six years after its final episode aired: Sex and the City in 2008 and Sex and the City 2 in 2010.

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I Heart NY is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 4 Episode 18: In the Season Four finale, Mr. Big makes a move that leaves Carrie considering what might have been. Meanwhile, Samantha's relationship hits a snag, Charlotte begins dating again and Miranda prepares for motherhood.
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Ex and the City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 18: In the Season Two finale of this hit comedy series, Big reveals to Carrie that he and 26-year-old Natasha are engaged. Meanwhile, Miranda and Steve get back together and Samantha gets involved with Mr. Too Big.
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Twenty-Something Girls v... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 17: Carrie and the girls get a share in the Hamptons...where they deal with age disparities: Charlotte gets crabs from a younger guy and Carrie finds that Mr. Big is dating a 26-year-old girl.
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The Post-It Always Stick... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 7: Carrie goes to a hot new club in an attempt to get over 'Post-It traumatic stress' caused by Berger; Miranda is ecstatic about fitting into her skinny jeans; and Samantha tries to dress her man in designer labels, but doesn't want him to label her.
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An American Girl in Pari... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City

Season 6 Episode 20: In the series finale, Carrie finds that life in Paris--and with Aleksandr--leaves her longing for home. Meanwhile, Smith shows Samantha his love; Charlotte and Harry's adoption efforts continue; and Miranda decides to help Steve's ailing mother.

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A Woman's Right to Shoes... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 9: When Carrie's Manolos are stolen from a friend's party, it seems her single lifestyle also robs her of the right to complain. Charlotte deals with the loss of a garment (or two) as Harry makes himself comfortable at home.
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The Real Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 4 Episode 2: Carrie's insecurities are put to the test. Meanwhile, Samantha has sexy pictures taken so she can remember herself as a 'hot chick.' Also, Charlotte deals with a gynecological problem.
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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 4 Episode 11: Samantha's obsession with accessories causes friction with an A-list client; Carrie takes some grown-up steps with Aidan; Charlotte and Trey discover the real reason behind their infertility; and Miranda is confronted by some life-altering news.
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Hot Child in the City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 15: Samantha is hired by a very rich 13-year-old girl to plan 'the Bat Mitzvah of the Century.' Miranda's new flame turns out to be none other than 'RoboCock.' Carrie meets a new mate--who happens to live at home with his parents.
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La Douleur Exquise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 12: Big tells Carrie that he is moving to Paris for six months, Samantha introduces the girls to the hottest S&M restaurant in town, Charlotte's shoe fetish is counterbalanced, Miranda meets a guy who only enjoys sex when he is at risk of being caught.
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The Catch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 8: Carrie considers the idea that a true 'catch' may ultimately be having a strong safety net to catch you when you fall. Charlotte has an important photo taken for the 'New York Times,' but things are not picture-perfect.
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An American Girl in Pari... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 19: [HBO] Carrie moves to Paris with Aleksandr; Samantha delivers a heartfelt speech at a benefit for breast-cancer research; Charlotte and Harry continue their quest to adopt a child; and Big meets with Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda to make a big decision.
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I Love a Charade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 5 Episode 8: In the Season Five finale, the girls head to the Hamptons for the wedding of a flamboyant lounge singer played by Nathan Lane. Meanwhile, Carrie finds a potential suitor in a motorcycle-riding colleague named Berger (Ron Livingston).
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Easy Come, Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 9: After a shocking revelation, Carrie and Big fall into their old habits. Charlotte achieves her goal and gets engaged, but not the way she had hoped. Samantha decides to put her 'pick of the week' on a new diet to improve his funky-tasting 'spunk.'
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Cock a Doodle Do is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 18: In the Season Three finale, Samantha and Carrie battle their respective noisy neighbors: loud transsexuals and crowing roosters.
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 12: Charlotte's fast-approaching wedding continues to cause trouble as the bride has a fallout with Samantha over the proper way to wear a bridesmaid's dress while also discovering that Trey may need a dose (or two) of Viagra.
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Splat! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 18: [HBO] Carrie considers a foreign concept posed by Aleksandr--and watches the life she used to know fly out the window. Meanwhile, Charlotte jumps at a chance to use her maternal instincts; and Samantha catches her maid in a vibrator mix-up.
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My Motherboard, My Self ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 4 Episode 8: Carrie learns a valuable lesson after her computer crashes; Samantha searches for an elusive climax; and Miranda's personal crisis leads everyone to see things in a new light.
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Take Me Out To the Ballg... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 1: In the Season Two premiere, Carrie gets past the break-up with Mr. Big by dating a 'new Yankee.' Meanwhile, Samantha expresses dissatisfaction with her boyfriend's lack of manhood and Charlotte's man has a problem with crotch adjustments.
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One is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 6 Episode 12: Carrie has an unexpected rendezvous in the exotic world of art. Meanwhile, Charlotte receives some surprising news; Miranda's and Steve's worlds collide; and Samantha goes to great lengths to preserve her youthful appearance 'down there.'
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Running with Scissors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 11: Carrie's affair with Big puts a strain on her relationship with Aidan--prompting her to seek out advice from Miranda. Charlotte's wedding plans go awry. Miranda is attracted to a man in a sandwich costume. Samantha considers taking an AIDS test.
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They Shoot Single People... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 4: While Carrie begins to enjoy the single life, Miranda must fake an orgasm with a lover and Samantha gets 'taken in' by a club-owning jerk. Charlotte convinces herself to like a 'fix-it' actor friend.
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Attack of the Five-Foot-... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 3: Carrie runs into Big's new bride and commits to attending a luncheon. Samantha treats everyone to a day at the spa, but her sexual antics get her in trouble. Miranda's new Ukranian housekeeper takes cleaning up Miranda's life too far.
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The Man, the Myth, the V... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 2 Episode 8: While Carrie and Big continue their new relationship, Samantha begins seeing a 72-year-old millionaire, and Miranda hooks up with a nice bartender.
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Where There's Smoke... ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Season 3 Episode 1: In the Season Three premiere, Carrie and the girls enjoy the NYC Fire Department's 'Calendar Competition.' Samantha fulfills a fiery fantasy with Mr. July!