The four friends take the ferry out to Staten Island to watch and judge the New York City Fire Departments “Calendar Contest”. Carrie meets a handsome local politician, Bill Kelley, but is reluctant about starting a relationship with him. Charlotte decides to get herself married by the end of the year, and has a date with Arthur. Samantha meets Ricky, a dream hunk, but their time together is ended prematurely when he has to leave to attend a fire. Miranda realizes that being rescued isnt necessarily a sign of weakness.