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Imagining life after ‘Sex’

By Deborah Netburn, Times Staff Writer Where they left off in the series finale and where they could pick up on the big screen.

Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker): She moves to Paris with artist Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov), who neglects her. After a fight in which he accidentally slaps her, she runs into Mr. Big (Chris Noth) in her hotel. He tries to beat up Petrovsky but fails (and falls down a flight of stairs instead). Carrie and Big realize they are meant to be together, and she returns to New York.

Possible movie arc: Carrie and Big decide not to be together, then to be together, then not to be together, then get married. (Surprise!) (HBO)
Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon): Miranda softens! In this final episode we see her offering to have Steve’s (David Eigenberg) mother live with them. When the older woman runs away, Miranda panics, then finds her eating pizza out of the trash. Miranda takes her home and bathes her.

Possible movie arc: It turns out Steve has a knack for hedge funds and becomes a business tycoon, but how long can Miranda play the little lady? (HBO)
Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall): After undergoing chemotherapy, the insatiable Samantha actually loses her sex drive. She tries to push her young actor boyfriend Smith away, but he loves her and is willing to be patient. The sex in the last scene appears to be worth the wait.

Possible movie arc: Samantha writes a book called “Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm.”

Oh wait, Kim Cattrall already did it! (HBO)