Miranda comes home to Steve, saying she's "so glad to be home." And she's glad he loves her friends, and that he brings her cannoli and cheesecake and puts up walls and everything. Steve says she's really gonna love him when she finds out he put in her DSL line. Woohoo! They make love.
Après sex, Mir surfs the web. She heads right to "Celebrity Scandals -- caught on tape!" It's her thing, let it go. Guess what she sees? Sam and Smith, doggy-style. What, no froggy-style? Come on. She slams down the laptop and runs back to bed with Steve. Carrie VOs that it cooled Miranda's love of gossip for good. Noooo! Gossip is a victimless crime, as long as you say it with love. And no one finds out the shit you say about them. Heh.
Morning. Carrie rolls over, still smarting a little about how Alek treated her friends the night before. She rolls into his studio with a mission: to talk to him.
Carrie strides in, all business, and then really looks at Alek. Is he okay? No, he is not fine. Did something happen? He asks him to talk to her. Alek finally looks at her and says, a little tearfully, "What if it's not enough? Six years." Carrie comforts him, admitting that she knows nothing about his work, but that he "is brilliant." He mutters, "The world is waiting with breath that is bated." Carrie says, "She's just an uptight bitch." Tell it, woman. Alek smiles. Carrie says Alek should talk to her. "I may not understand, but I'll listen." Sometimes that's all that matters. Alek takes a breath and begins. "Yesterday, I looked up and the whole thing looked so utterly stupid and meaningless and childish....." The camera pulls back as Carrie tilts her head, listening, and the VO goes, "It's a cold hard fact. Sometimes there's not enough time in the night for both your worlds."