Many AJLT… fans were excited about the show’s second season finale for two reasons. Before Tuesday, they thought it would also act as a series finale, and the episode would finally reveal the scene Kim Cattrall filmed months ago, the clip that would unite all four women on screen (at least through a phone call) for the first time since 2010. When it was announced, earlier this week, that season three was a go, that left just one Samantha-size moment to look forward to (because what else is there to be excited about? Nya baking another soufflé?) Well, the writers don’t wait too long to give us what we want, and mere moments into “The Last Supper Part Two: Entrée,” the name “Samantha” appears on Carrie’s phone followed by Cattrall’s much-missed face on the screen. It’s fun to see the two interact, and the added knowledge that Cattrall couldn’t even bear to be in the same room as Sarah Jessica Parker adds a tasty bit of drama to the clip.
Once that’s out of the way, the focus for the majority of the episode falls on Carrie’s dinner party. It’s bad timing for almost everyone, but they put on their best looks, a warm smile for Shoe, the cat, and head up the flight of stairs to enjoy bougie olives and small talk. The bottle-nature of the majority of this episode allows many storylines to wrap up: Lisa comes to terms with her miscarriage, Miranda makes amends with Che, Nya finally meets a man. But even after 11 episodes, none of the stakes seem too high—especially not when it comes to the fate of Carrie and Aidan. That plot plays out once the guests are gone and all that’s left are the relationship ghosts haunting her townhouse apartment. Still, the finale does deliver in one respect: lots of inspiration so you, too, can overdress for your next dinner party. Below, we break down all the looks from the season two finale, from Samantha’s cameo to gowns galore.
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