Sex and the City

Storyform for the Season Two, Episode One "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

SYNOPSIS: "After Carrie's break-up with Mr. Big, despite Charlotte's rule it takes half the duration of a relationship to get over it, she lets true fan Miranda take her and Sam to the Yankees stadium, where she accidentally catches a ball and thus meets and invites, to everyone's surprise with success, charming baseball star Joe Starr to a party but bumps into Big there. Samantha is still miserable and tries to physically coach her James in bed, to no avail. Charlotte finds a lover with only one drawback, instinctive reaching for his balls, and buys him boxer shorts - which he finds too possessive."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Carrie maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Carrie, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Carrie prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Carrie uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Carrie ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Break-up Rules

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Overall Story Problem: Aware
Overall Story Solution: Self-Aware
Overall Story Symptom: Equity
Overall Story Response: Inequity
Overall Story Catalyst: Situation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Truth
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Main Character Throughline

Carrie

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Main Character Problem: Projection
Main Character Solution: Speculation
Main Character Symptom: Equity
Main Character Response: Inequity
Main Character Unique Ability: Evidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: State of Being
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Memory

Influence Character Throughline

Miranda

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Influence Character Problem: Aware
Influence Character Solution: Self-Aware
Influence Character Symptom: Projection
Influence Character Response: Speculation
Influence Character Unique Ability: Prediction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Instinct
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Girlfriends

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Relationship Story Problem: Aware
Relationship Story Solution: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Symptom: Actuality
Relationship Story Response: Perception
Relationship Story Catalyst: Senses
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Fate
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Doing

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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