Criticism[ edit ] Criticism has been expressed about the influence the show has on adolescents and how the images displayed on the show affect the way women and young girls view themselves. Charlotte has a run-in with her former mother-in-law over the legalities of the apartment she shared with Trey, and she hires Harry Goldenblatt as her divorce attorney. However, his struggles as an author and her success with her upcoming book cause too much conflict between them, and they break up. She does, briefly, but realizes how inattentive he is when working, and she breaks it off with him just as Big arrives in Paris, looking for her, ready to finally commit to her being "the one". Miranda supports Steve through testicular cancer and surgery. Critics argue that Carrie's shame when sharing this story with her boyfriend serves to "undermine" the hard-fought freedoms that allowed her choice with "multiple critical perspectives toward the act"  Critics also note that, while the show is lauded as a champion of progressive feminism, its characters adhere to a strongly traditional view of female gender roles with a focus on appearance, glamour, and consumerism. Carrie's final voiceover states: Samantha sleeps with a firefighter, a short man, her assistant, a black guy with a disapproving sister, a recreational Viagra user, a guy who tastes bad, Trey's Scottish cousin, a dildo model, and a college-aged virgin. She declines to have anal sex with another boyfriend and also consents to pose nude for a famous painter. In "Running with Scissors" 3. Despite her misgivings, Carrie accepts the proposal and then eventually realizes she's not ready for marriage. He also insists on waiting for her when her treatment diminishes her sex drive. 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.