He tells her he just left. Internationally the sequel topped the charts in Germany for five weeks, Britain for three weeks, Australia for two weeks and exceeding the original in Japan and Greece. After fertility treatments fail, they decide to adopt, and eventually learn they have been approved to adopt a child from China. Despite a brief attempt at couples therapy, Samantha breaks up with James. Some argue whatever label is applied to the show, it offered an important contribution "to ongoing dialogue"  and that because it "shows women in a world where they can be feminine, attractive, and feminist at the same time In , Glamour magazine called Carrie "the worst" character on the show, saying that "her brattiness and self-absorption eclipsed her redeeming qualities and even her awesome shoes. Charlotte and Trey are living apart but continuing to have marital relations; they eventually reconcile and Charlotte moves back into their shared apartment. Carrie furiously attacks him with her bouquet while he earns scathing looks from Miranda and Charlotte, as well as from the crowds of New Yorkers watching the scene unfold. Samantha bids on a flowered ring as a reward for herself, but is outbid by a buyer on the phone. She watches her sexy neighbor Dante have the kind of free sexual flings she used to have, and is jealous. Carrie goes to the exquisite penthouse Big had bought for them to collect a pair of brand new Manolo Blahnik shoes that she had left there. Since , repeats of the series aired on 3e. 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. Charlotte dates a marriage-minded man but they clash over china patterns. The film ends with the four women sipping cosmopolitans , celebrating Samantha's fiftieth birthday, with Carrie making a toast to the next fifty. Sex and the City 2 sold more tickets than the first part in many other markets.