Sex and the City/The Baby Shower

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The Baby Shower
Season 1, Episode 10
Airdate August 9, 1998
Written by Terri Minsky
Directed by Susan Seidelman
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The Baby Shower is the tenth episode of the first season of Sex and the City, and the tenth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Laney Berlin), Betsy Aidem (Susan), Debbon Ayer (Mindy), Blair Hickey (Jonathan), Anne Lange (Gretchen), Toby Poser (Mother), Lois Robbins (Brigid), Robin Ruzan (Roxanne), Richard Toth (Fred), Welker White (Rebecca)


Plot Overview

Invitations to an old friends baby shower brings out the worst in the girls. Carrie, late for her period, wonders if she could do the mother thing, Miranda views her friends new life with disdain and saracasm and Charlotte, intitially excited, is furious when she discovers that Laney has stolen her baby name.

At Samantha's 'I don't have a baby' shower, Carrie discovers that Laney's life is not all it seems, and that she is unhappy about the freedom she has sacrificied for her family.


Carrie's question: I couldn't help but wonder... was I next?

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • 'Maybe it's maturity, or the wisdom that comes with age, but the witch in Hansel and Gretel - she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house... and these brats come along, and start eating it.' Miranda


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