Carrie is sleeping when the phone rings, and it's Miranda calling from the hospital, all red-eyed and sad. She tells Carrie that her mom died -- she was stable that night, so they all went home, and then they got a call that she was crashing, and by the time they got to the hospital she had died. Carrie tells her she's sorry, and Miranda tells her she wishes she hadn't gone home. Carrie tells her that her mother knew on some level that she was with her, and Miranda blurts out that she wasn’t with her, that no one was with her. Carrie asks what she can do, and Miranda tells her that she will be fine. She then tells Carrie that the funeral is on Tuesday and she doesn’t have anything to wear because she wasn’t planning on going to a funeral. Carrie offers to go to Miranda's apartment and bring her something to wear, but Miranda tells her that she will go out and buy a “shitty black dress I’ll never wear again.” Miranda tells Carrie not to do anything for her, then tells her she has to go. Carrie tells her again that she's sorry, and Miranda chokes back tears and thanks her and then hangs up. God, Cynthia Nixon is such a good actress. Just watching her made me choke up. Carrie tells CIM about Miranda’s mother, and he asks her if she's okay. She gets out of bed and walks to the bathroom, and he asks her when the funeral is so he can go with her. She closes the bathroom door and puts the water on in the sink and tells him she doesn’t know when the funeral is and that he doesn’t have to go. Then she sits on the edge of her tub and looks like she's about to cry.
Carrie walks into the girls’ regular breakfast restaurant wearing sunglasses and her nicotine patch and tells Samantha and Charlotte about Miranda’s mother. Charlotte asks how Miranda is, and Carrie starts to cry and tells them she doesn’t know. She tells them that she feels so awful because she didn’t know what to say, and she could tell that Miranda was trying to act brave about the situation and she thought she said all the wrong things. Charlotte gives her a tissue and tells Carrie she's sure she said the right things. Samantha sits back as a wave of sadness takes over her. Charlotte then goes into Martha Stewart mode and tries to decide whether to send flowers, a fruit basket, or muffins. When she and Carrie look at Samantha for her opinion, they see her staring into space. Carrie asks her if she's okay, and Samantha snaps out of it and tells them she's fine, that flowers are fine, and to tell her who to write the check to.