I had solved the unsolvable friendship equation. It seems the answer is this: Cosmopolitans plus scotch equals friendship with an ex.
SEASON TWO – EPISODE EIGHTEEN; “Ex And The City”: Season finale, and it’s gonna be good! Miranda rans away to avoid meeting his ex boyfriend Steve, causing Carrie to consider getting in touch with Mr Big and resuscitate their love in what she wants to be a friendship. “If you loved someone and you break up…where does the love go?” Carrie wonders while having a chat with her friends.
If we keep our oldest clothes, even if we don’t use them, why should we throw away our ex boyfriends? When Carrie finds in her closet a dress she used to wear in the 80’s, she understands that the more mature thing to do is to call her ex. Moments later, after hanging up in front of Natasha, Big’s newer and younger woman, she calls again and organises a friendly lunch with him.
They meet for lunch in a fancy restaurant, however, the date is going to end disastrously as Big announces his engagement with “Idiot Stick Figure With No Soul” aka Natasha. And, in addition to Carrie’s anger, they invite her to their engagement party. She obviously is not going to show up at the event, but, out of curiosity, she decides to go home taking the way which passes in front of the location of the party. It is over, she understands as she sees the soon to be married couple getting on a car. She is standing still and Big comes over to her. “Why wasn’t it me?” she can’t avoid to ask. No answer. “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone…just as wild to run with.”… Carrie realises she is one of those women.
New friends are on the way for the other three ladies: Samantha has met a man she can’t handle, or better, whose “friend” she can’t handle (a man she curiously nicknamed Mr. Cocky); Miranda has decided to try become friends with her ex Steve, without the success she hoped, as they end up in bed together; Charlotte’s friend is of another kind… it’s a horse that has reminded her Taddy, the last horse she’s ever loved.
FASHION BONUS: I fell in love with Carrie’s outfit choice for her first lunch with Big after the break up. I litterally just want to reach my hand in the screen and grab it!