In the final season, Samantha seduces young waiter Jerry/Smith Jerrod ( Jason Lewis ), a much younger struggling actor whose career jump starts thanks to Samantha's PR connections. He mentions being a recovering alcoholic who attends AA . Smith manages to win Samantha's heart thanks to the strength of their physical connection and his patience with her issues with commitment. In the final season, Samantha is diagnosed with breast cancer and is subject to chemo. She loses her hair and Smith shaves his head to support her. They remain together and in the first movie, it is revealed that Samantha has moved to Los Angeles with Smith to further his career and become his manager/agent, however breaks up with him in the end because she can't adapt to the Californian lifestyle and misses being her old self and New York.