Sex and the City: Season 3, Episode 17

What Goes Around Comes Around (8 Oct. 2000)

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Completely upset by the hateful glance of Natasha who accidentally saw the quartet in a restaurant, Carrie looses her way and gets robbed, not just valuables but, far worse, her favorite ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Stevens
Scott Geyer ...
Allison Daugherty Smith ...
Patty (as Allison Daugherty)
Gardener (as Steve Harris)
Mugging Man
Matthew Crane ...
Man (as Matt Crane)


Completely upset by the hateful glance of Natasha who accidentally saw the quartet in a restaurant, Carrie looses her way and gets robbed, not just valuables but, far worse, her favorite designer sandals. When she gets it investigated, the NYPD detective and Miranda immediately fall for each-other. Now Charlotte has lost all hope in Trey's potency, her lust wanders off to the McDougal's hunky bare-chested gardener; when her lips follow, the family accepts it, even Trey, but she can't handle this emotional neglect. When Samantha gets calls for another Sam Jones who gives a mega-party, she takes Carrie there to finds its a virgin boy-student who lusts for her at first sight... Written by KGF Vissers

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Miranda Hobbes: Are you alright? I can't believe he took your shoes.
Carrie: I know! I probably got trichinosis.
Miranda Hobbes: You only get that from pork.
Carrie: Oh, well I'm sure I stepped on a piece of it somewhere.
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Charlotte, who continues to feel frustrated about not having sex with Trey, starts a fling with the McDougal's gardener but is caught, leading to Trey and Charlotte to become separated. Carrie gets mugged after being snubbed by Natasha at a restaurant. Samantha makes Carrie go with her to a party, which turns out to be a dorm party. Miranda dates the detective investigating Carrie's mugging.All happens in What Goes Around Comes Around.

This episode is all about karma.No question about it. Charlotte has only been married to Trey for two months and the lack of sex has driven her to making out with the MacDougal family gardener.She gets caught which lead her and her husband to separate. Carrie gets snubbed by Natasha, which she fully deserves after her affair with Big, and then gets mugged. Miranda dates the cop investigating Carrie's mugging, but gets way to drunk so he thinks she's a lush.Obviously,she probably should have treated Steve better. Samantha sleeps with a virgin college student who becomes obsessed with her.Unfortunately,she falls in love with him.Will her sexual relationship up to her expectations? Overall,it is not really a classic episode but definitely entertaining.

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