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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Leroy, USN
Jamie Gustis ...
Paul Watkins, USN
Sweet Young Sailor (as Seth Cosentino)
Ship Officer Matt Cook, USN
Michael Hollick ...
Dickie Sailor
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Miranda is determined not to become a mental full-time-mother, but the reality of breastfeeding is inescapable. Charlotte blurts out to believe the theory everyone only gets two great loves. Carrie is alone but determined to enjoy the countless forms of entertainment in New York, even claiming she's in love with the unpredictable city. After three weeks of calls from Richard, Samantha is out for revenge, and in public. Fortunately it's fleet week, when the city swarms with USNavy boys, who invite the non-moms to a hot party. Written by KGF Vissers

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21 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Carrie says, "What is it about today? I've seen Miranda's boob, I've seen Charlotte's boobs. Why don't you show me your boobs and the circle is full?" Samantha then flashes her boobs and says she might hook herself a sailor. Carrie says, "Yeah, it'll Tailhook you one." This is a reference to the Tailhook Scandal, which was a series of incidents where over 100 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviation officers sexually assaulted 83 women and 7 men and otherwise engaged in "improper and indecent" conduct over four days at the Las Vegas Hilton from September 8-12, 1991. See more »


Fleet Week is usually the end of May (over Memorial Day weekend), however this episode takes place in the fall. See more »


Carrie: That's another reason I love New York. Just like that, it can go from bad to cute.
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References Anchors Aweigh (1945) See more »


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Written by Harry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly (as Reg Connelly)
Performed by Otis Redding
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The Season Opener
5 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's 'Fleet Week' in New York City.

Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte are only just beginning to adjust to Miranda's new life with baby Brady. Samantha is finding it particularly hard to adjust to "cleaning up her act" in front of baby Brady, especially because she's still furious over Richard Wright's infidelity. Charlotte, now over Trey, is ready to find her next great love, whereas Carrie wonders if she's all out of great loves, now that Big and Aidan are gone. Carrie turns to Manhattan for romance and discovers that the only company that she can find is a fellow single woman - one who likes to mix her prescription drugs with her ice cream. She jumps at the opportunity when a sailor invites her to the Fleet Week party. At the end of the night though, she realizes that until she can let go of her past two relationships, she cannot date anymore and goes home alone.Meanwhile, Samantha is on a mission to get back at Richard. First she throws a Martini in his face and then puts posters all around his neighborhood calling him a "cheater" and "liar"! Charlotte also flirts with an officer who isn't quite a gentleman. Richard, unfazed by Samantha's poster campaign, persists in apologizing to her and declaring his love for her. Meanwhile, Miranda works on the art of breastfeeding.All of these happens in the first episode of the fifth season entitled Anchors Away.

In the first episode of the fifth season,we get to see Carrie who becomes unhappy how her relationships turned out.Truly,her relationship problems continues especially with the new man that he is currently dating.Charlotte tries to move on from her former husband by looking for another man.Also,we get to see Samantha trying to do outrageous things after getting his heart broken.Finally,we also see Miranda adjust to her new life as a mother.While the season opener may not be a classic,it manages to be entertaining and humorous especially with Samantha's storyline.

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