Carrie tells us that Samantha “was troubleshooting her own laptop.” Huh? Is that what the kids call it these days? Samantha is lying in her bathtub with her legs on each side of the spigot, letting the water rush down into her crotch. Then Carrie tells us that Samantha "was determined to just relax, unwind, and let the rest of the world fall away.” Samantha takes a number of dildos out of a drawer, as well as other penis-shaped paraphernalia and various lubricants. Then we see her on her bed, wearing workout pants and a tank top, with a huge massager like you see at Brookstone between her legs and a look of determination on her face. Why in the world would Samantha be wearing clothes to masturbate? This is really bothering me. It’s not like I get off on seeing Kim Cattrall naked, but when you are in a show about sex and your character is the town trollop, certain things are expected. Like actually being naked while performing sexual acts. She at least could look naked and be under a sheet, like they did in the first episode this season when she masturbated while thinking about the priest. So anyway, the phone rings; it's Charlotte, who asks her what kind of bagel she wants on the train ride to Philadelphia, and asks if she's called Miranda yet. Samantha, looking like she's in a trance, tells her she wants a whole wheat bagel, she hasn’t called Miranda because she didn’t want to bother her, and that she is masturbating and she told Charlotte she would be doing that all day. She then hangs up on Charlotte, and with a look on her face like Scarlett O’Hara saying “I’ll never go hungry again!” she goes back to her vibrator. Carrie tells us that by the end of the night, “Samantha called off the search party.” Samantha’s hair is all teased out like she is supposed to have bed head or something, but it actually looks really good. She is brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush and looks at it like she has an idea, but then decides that no amount of fluoride could bring back her big O. Carrie tells us that, somewhere in the city, “Samantha’s orgasm remained at large.”
Carrie goes back to Techserve to see what they could find on her computer. The tech guy puts a disk in his drive and shows her what he could recover from her hard drive. It basically looks like Wingdings font all over the screen. She asks the guy how it happened, and he tells her that sometimes for no reason they just crash. He tells her she needs a new motherboard, and a zip drive to save her work. Then he adds up on an adding machine what she owes him for trying to recover her work and says, “Ouch. You saved your warranty, right?” Would the warranty even be good for a computer purchased three years ago? Good thing she has her doormat boyfriend to buy her a new computer so she only has to pay for services.