Just when things were looking lively for Miranda, her new date Will fails to show up for three hours. Determined to fight back against the injustice of this ”illegal dumping,” she calls Will’s home number and finds out that he is never going to show up — he died last night. Stunned, Miranda agrees to pay her respects at the wake where she finds a very cute, but very dead Will. But all hope is not lost. At the wake, Miranda hits it off with Jim, one of Carrie’s ex-boyfriends from years past. Carrie warns her that he’s a jerk, but Miranda agrees to meet him for a date anyway, only to find out for herself that he really is a jerk. Carrie teaches a seminar about meeting men to a packed crowd of incredibly cynical and frustrated New York women. After a few pointed questions from the audience (”Have you ever been married?”), the class realizes Carrie may have written a lot about men and relationships, but she’s still as clueless as the rest of them. Charlotte and Trey work on bringing ”Schooner” and ”Rebecca” into the harbor, but the wind never gets going. Over brunch the next morning, Charlotte tells the girls about her problems, and Samantha dishes out some raw sex advice which Charlotte finds offensive, but secretly useful. Meanwhile, while shopping for pashmina, Samantha finds her sexy, feisty clone, Claire Anne. They go out for a drink and meet two cute guys, but Claire Anne takes the sexual forwardness too far even for Samantha when she crawls under the table to get busy with one of the men. Meanwhile, on Samantha’s advice, Charlotte makes herself more sexy for Trey by wearing revealing lingerie and touching herself — it works! And for her second class, Carrie finds most of her students have dropped out. Instead of lecturing them, she decides to hit the bars and give them some real experience in the field.
”Are we getting wiser, or just older?” -Carrie