She shouldn’t sacrifice who she is because somebody else has a problem with it.
SEASON THREE – EPISODE FIVE; “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts”: Carrie hasn’t had a crush for a long time, since Big actually, who for her “wasn’t a crush, he was a crash”. So it’s time to get back on track and, thanks to here friend Stanford, she meets “by chance” Aidan Shaw: “He was warm, masculine and classic American. Just like his furniture.”. In fact, faking being interested designers, Stanford and Carrie show up at his forniture shop just to spy on him, but her curiosity turns out to become a crush.
She can’t wait to tell her friend Miranda about her new crush, so the two of them reunite for a cupcake date and a chatting session about their problems. Effectively, Carrie is not the only one with juicy (or maybe not?) news to share, because Miranda has to go against her typical cynicism and support her boyfriend Steve in a silly dream. “Isn’t that what you couples do, support each other’s silly dreams?”.
Her dating with Aidan seems to go pretty well, she shows up in a fancy long blue dress and laughs at every joke he makes about his dog Pete humping her leg. However the night won’t finish with the beloved first kiss, because Carrie’s smoke breath (and smoking habit) is not tolerated by her new crush…
She has to decide… changing her habits, especially the habits that defines her, the one of smoking, just because she likes a guy very much, or give everything up? She eventually chooses Aidan over her cigarettes, but not after struggling through it.
As for Samantha, she is dating a new, very handsome guy, Chivon Williams, brother of Adeena, a succesful chef. The problem this time isn’t Samantha’s attitude towards him, which seems to be more that just sex, but Chivan’s sister’s. ” I’m sure you’re a very nice person, but you’re White. I have a problem with my only brother getting serious with a White woman.”.
However, she will not give up such a nice guy just because his sister doesnt’ approve, and she will fight for him! Despite her attraction to him, she will eventually solve the problem by dumping Chivan and his ineptitude of standing up against his sister.
FASHION BONUS: Beside being an absolute biotch with Samantha, Adeena looked like and egyptian goddess in her long red dress and gold statement necklace.