Carrie enjoys a weekend at the beach house in the Hamptons of an ideal couple, her friend Paige and her husband Peter, but in the morning he greets her in nothing but a revealingly short T-shirt. The girls feel married people either consider singles competitors for their spouses or pity them. Stanford adds it's getting the same with gay couples; his friends Joe and Lou ask Carrie to become their egg-donor. At her law firm's softball game, Miranda is teamed up with Syd, a single lesbian, and they play good enough for both to be invited at senior partner Chip's house party: apparently even a presumed lesbian couple is more acceptable then singles- indeed the truth puts her out again. Even Carrie's marrying kind friend businessman Sean's housewarming party is twos only, to her, Sam's (who fucked half of the men) and Charlotte's horror, but their China styles make him unfit for Charlotte. Even drunk, Sam gets up in underwear to seduce Charlotte's lonely young doorman Tommy.