By the time she meets Steve, the bartender, she's unwilling to believe he is as nice as he seems. Miranda supports Steve through testicular cancer and surgery. The end of Season two also marks the end of characters' talking directly to the camera. After Steve's mother Mary played by Anne Meara is revealed to have suffered a stroke and subsequent memory loss, she moves in with the couple. Aleksandr seems to be attentive to her in a way that Big never was, and he asks her to come to Paris with him. She also goes on to date a phone sex guy, a fake ER doctor, a guy who doesn't swallow his food, and a police detective. She also has a menopause scare, gets tested for HIV, and buys a new apartment in the Meatpacking District , where she has to make peace with the transgender women on her street. However, at their son Brady's first birthday party, they reveal their feelings for each other and renew their relationship. They break up and he moves out, and Carrie purchases her apartment after Charlotte lends her the down payment in the form of the engagement ring she received from Trey. In the episode "Are we Sluts" 3. Big returns to New York for angioplasty , and Carrie realizes she still has feelings for him; she also realizes he still cannot fully commit. Field described the show's influence as "like sitting at the bottom of an atom bomb". She initially considers an abortion, which is particularly distressing to Charlotte, as she deals with her struggles to get pregnant, but Miranda decides to keep the baby. Season 4 —02 [ edit ] Main article: Miranda proposes to Steve and they marry in a community park.