20 iconic episodes of Sex and the City you need to rewatch

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The Freak Show (Season 2, Episode 3)

Dating can be extremely hard, especially as you get older and the dating pool gets smaller. In this episode, Carrie starts to wonder if all the eligible men in New York City are destined to be freaks. But maybe it’s not the just men.

Carrie goes on a handful of dates, and each one is worse than the next. The first guy is an independent movie producer who was getting praise for his documentary on endangered seagulls, who doesn’t care at all about the seagulls but instead just wants to make big-budget action movies so he can rake in the big bucks.

The next guy seemed promising, but when he and Carrie go on a date to the movies, he completely flips out on the guy behind them for getting too close to them (“You wanna lean a little closer? Maybe hear our entire conversation?”).

Carrie’s last date was a broker who made millions of dollars but still insisted on stealing a cheap used book from a small stand on the street. Carrie eventually does find a good guy to date, but she starts getting suspicious. When she can’t figure out what’s wrong with him, she tears through his apartment when she’s left alone and tries to break into a locked box she finds hidden in his closet.

When he comes back and sees her desperately trying to break into the box, he opens it up to reveal it’s just his Cub Scout badge collection. Awkward! Carrie realizes that maybe she’s the freak after all.