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The Carrie Name Necklace

The much-loved series "Sex and the City", a romantic sitcom situated in New York City, is often regarded as one of the shows that best portrayed what it is like to be a single, thirty-something woman in the big city. Throughout its six seasons, broadcast from 1998 to 2004, the show followed the friendship of four women, who, though they are as different from one another as can be, are very close and supportive of each other. The series touched upon various issues such sexuality, dating, marriage, and single parenting, approaching each topic with both sensitivity and humor.

 

Sex and the City: the Finale

The final episode, "An American Girl in Paris: Part Two", which aired on February 22, 2004, was an epitome of all the show's qualities: romance, humor, acceptance, pain and hope; and managed to tie together all the loose ends neatly, to the satisfaction the show's fans. What was so special about this finale? Here's a summary to remind you.

An American Girl in Paris Realizes New York is Her Home

In this episode, Carrie decides to follow her love interest, the Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky, to Paris, and try out the life in the city of lights. Before she leaves her apartment, she takes with her one special necklace - her Carrie name necklace which she puts in her purse. When in Paris, Carrie finds herself spending a lot of time alone, and realizes Aleksandr's top priority is his art, not her. On one of her walks, she enters a Dior store, where she promptly slips and falls on the floor, dropping her purse. When she returns home and tells Aleksandr about the incident, she searches her purse and realizes her Carrie name necklace is missing. This troubles her deeply and she feels lonelier than ever. In an attempt to make her feel better, Aleksandr gifts her with a beautiful diamond necklace – but of course it just isn't the same.

A few days later, Aleksandr and Carrie go to his exhibition together. While Aleksandr enjoys the atmosphere and his friends, Carrie is left alone – again. Sitting desolately in the museum, she realizes something is caught in her purse, and when she digs inside, she finds it has a hole, in which her name necklace has been hiding. Her relief and happiness are obvious; and this moment symbolizes Carrie finding again her true self – her New York self. This ties in well with the fact that at the same time, the love of her life, Mr. Big, is on his way to Paris to take her back to New York with him. The simple necklace, Carrie's name necklace, serves as a powerful metaphor throughout this episode – sometimes, the smallest things are those that define who we really are.

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