The twenty episodes of the final season, season six, aired in two parts: Carrie has many chance encounters with a handsome businessman whom Samantha refers to as "Mr. She does, briefly, but realizes how inattentive he is when working, and she breaks it off with him just as Big arrives in Paris, looking for her, ready to finally commit to her being "the one". Smith supports her after she is diagnosed with breast cancer, shaving his own head in sympathy after catching her shaving her head when chemotherapy makes her hair fall out. There were also two episodes that dealt with sexually transmitted diseases. She then runs into Big, returned from Paris, and his new something fiancee, Natasha played by Bridget Moynahan. Sex and the City season 5 Carrie spends time by herself in Season Five; she fears this means she will be fired from writing her sex column, but instead a publisher wants to turn the columns into a book. Sex and the City season 2 Carrie dates a baseball player while on the rebound but breaks it off when she realizes she's not over Big. Samantha sleeps with an artist who likes to videotape his encounters, with Charlotte's doorman, with a married couple, and with others. Awards and recognition[ edit ] Main article: They break up and he moves out, and Carrie purchases her apartment after Charlotte lends her the down payment in the form of the engagement ring she received from Trey. The first clue is in the opening credits of the television show. Alison Maclean HBO's Subway Stories directed the second episode, "Models and Mortals," in which Carrie studies the power possessed by beautiful models and the experiences of both men and women who date only members of the fashion world. Despite her misgivings, Carrie accepts the proposal and then eventually realizes she's not ready for marriage. She then meets a man whose penis is too big even for her. She soon finds that she is developing real feelings for him. It's true that it was progressive for its time but that doesn't mean contemporary viewers should be dismissive of some of its more problematic content.