‘Sex and the City’: The 3 Top-Rated Episodes Might Surprise You

Sex and the City ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004 on HBO. During the shows six-season run, 94 episodes were produced. While the four main characters and many of the show’s episodes were beloved, three, in particular, stood out to fans. In fact, there are the only three episodes of the series that received at least 8 out of 10 stars.

Season 4’s ‘I Heart NY’ is ranked the top episode of the series

The emotion-packed fourth season of Sex and the City contains the most highly rated episode of all time, according to IMDb. A lot happened in the fourth season of the series. Carrie Bradshaw and Aidan Shaw got back together and eventually got engaged. Miranda Hobbes found out she was pregnant, and Charlotte York ended her marriage to Trey McDougal.

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The most highly-rated episode had nothing to do with Aidan and Carrie’s engagement, though. It had nothing to do with Charlotte’s doomed relationship, either.  Instead, fans fell in love with the episode that featured Mr. Big’s departure from New York. In the episode, Carrie learns that Mr. Big is absconding from the Big Apple after buying a vineyard in the Napa Valley. It also happens to be the episode where Miranda gives birth to Brady Hobbes.

Fans also loved the season 3 episode ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Season 3 was all about Charlotte getting her happy ending. Charlotte meets Trey and falls in love quickly. Within a month, the pair were engaged and planning a lavish wedding. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was the episode that focused on Charlotte’s actual wedding day.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis of ‘Sex and the City’ | HBO/Getty Images

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That’s probably not why fans love the episode, though. After all, Trey didn’t turn out to be Charlotte’s Prince Charming. The episode also saw Carrie telling Aidan about her affair. It led to the end of their relationship, at least for the time being.

Aidan Shaw appeared in the fans’ third favorite episode of Sex and the City

While Carrie and Charlotte’s storylines ranked highly among fans of Sex and the City, the third highest-rated episode actually revolved heavily around Miranda. According to IMDb, “My Motherboard, Myself” received eight out of 10 stars from fans of the show.

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In the episode, Miranda reveals that her mother had died in Philadelphia, and the gang rally to support her, while they each battle their own personal drama. A surprise appearance by Steve proved that he was, in fact, the one for Miranda, according to fans, although it would take them several more years to figure it out themselves.