The Carrie Diaries 1×10: The Long and Winding Road Not Taken
Carrie is turning seventeen, but instead of celebrating she her birthday with her friends she is working. Working the room, I mean, because talking to important people about your diary at a party isn’t a job description thing.
She attends the book party with Walt because Sebastian has a date with his mom. Carrie don’t tell the guy he has to spend time with his mom, if you clearly want him by your side on your birthday… sight. Luckily for us, this means Walt and Bennet are bound to run into each other. By the way has anyone noticed that Carrie never asks Maggie to join her at an Interview party? It’s always Mouse, Walt or whoever she is dating this week. Just kidding, people! Of course I meant her one true beau Sebastian. I really thought Carrie was going to lose her virginity when she decides to stick around at the Kydd mansion, but his mom walked in before they could make it to his bedroom.
Although I think it’s kind of stupid a famous editor immediately wants to talk book deals, I was far more annoyed with Sebastian’s (drunk) behavior (I guess he didn’t deserve his first time with Carrie after all). Thankfully he didn’t connect the dots like Carrie did when she saw Bennet and Walt talking. I suspect Sebastian wouldn’t be so understanding. It was nice to see Walt is more at ease with himself and slowly moving forward. Bennet may not be his first boyfriend, but I think he will be a great mentor for Walt and the journey that lies ahead for him. Was it just me or did Carrie giving Donna the red bag look like hush money? That really wasn’t necessary Carrie, I think Donna would have been a loyal friend to Walt without it.
Back at high school Maggie tries to get back in a relationship with Walt (sorry girl, it just isn’t happening) and Mouse tries to find her Harvard hook with some help from an alumni, another Asian girl. It was kind of sad actually to see her trying to get West attention, while she has graduated from Harvard already. Come on, you should be looking for a husband to become the next power couple. But it was nice that Mouse found her hook in organizing and becoming the new team manager. It’s inevitable now that she and West become the high school’s new power couple, right?
Another nice development this episode was Dorrit having her own storyline, which of course involved music. While buying a record for her sister’s birthday she shoplifts some tapes. The cute dude behind the counter calls her out on it and they eventually share their first kiss, aww. I think it’s a good thing Dorrit is getting her own storyline, besides being the contra-Carrie because that can only be interesting for so long. Can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. This show is really growing on me! – 8
This week’s favorite quote
Dorrit (when her dad promises her a creditcard when she turns seventeen): “I’d like that in writing.”
Maggie’s diner jokes: “Yeah. Now we have a chance to… ketchup. […] You butter believe it.”
Larissa: “These literary wunderkinds… So touchy.”
Mouse about scheduling and recording statistics: “That’s what I do for fun.”