Wallace Shawn natters on to Carrie about the best cheddar he ever had. Carrie looks over to the couch, where Enid and Alek sit comfortably, chatting and laughing. She VOs that somehow they switched dates. She excuses herself from Wallace and beelines over to the couch to check up on her guy and her boss. Wow, threatened much, Carrie? Oh, what am I saying, Carrie is like the most insecure person on TV. Enid sees Carrie and is all, "I love this man!" Alek goes to get Enid a drink (she gushes, "Are you always this attentive?"), and after he's gone, Enid says, "Oh Carrie, why aren't I with him." Whoa! Damn! Snap! Dip! Et cetera! I can't believe she said that. I mean, Carrie is a glamorous writer. Enid, an older, far less glamorous editor. And who can explain how love works? It just sort of struck them both out of the blue. Although whether Carrie and Alek are really in love remains a little unclear. Carrie says, "Because I am?" There's a pause, and Carrie asks, "What are you doing?" Enid snaps, "What!" Then, "I'm sorry." Seriously! That's crossing the line. But Enid can't stop with an apology. She says, "It's not fair." She stands up to face Carrie and speak more quietly. When you're a successful fifty-something woman, all the men your age like the "bimbos," and so it's a "very small pool...it's a wading pool, actually. So why are you swimming in my wading pool?" Carrie excuses herself to go to the powder room.
She VOs that the snow was starting to come down, and in the powder room, it's starting to go up. Lexi is snorting blow, and she didn't lock the door, so Carrie walks in on her. Carrie is all, wow, do people still do coke? What a thing to say! Lexi groans that no, they don't. Hey, remember when they used to go to Tunnel together? They were "like FIVE!" And oh, she's forty, and so glad to see Carrie. "We're the only two single girls here"! Carrie can't keep her mouth shut. "Actually, I'm with someone." Lexi says, "FUCK you!" and laughs, then leaves. Carrie winces and rolls her eyes.
Char is continuing her pitiful scrub of the apartment. Harry calls her, and she snaps that she can't come to bed because SOMEONE left her a little present because SOMEONE is too pregnant to HOLD IT IN. Harry says someone isn't holding it in anymore, and is having puppies in the bathroom. Char whips off her rubber gloves (yellow this time) and runs to help ET. Carrie VOs that Char embraced her maternal instinct, and three puppies that night. Aww. And wow, fastest gestation period ever.