The Carrie Diaries recap: Gay Old Time

Carrie and Walt head to Manhattan for Halloween and he takes a major detour to Gayville
Ep. 04 | Aired Feb 4, 2013

IS MY WIG ON STRAIGHT? Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Walt (Brendan Dooling) channel British royalty for a Halloween party.

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After they meet Bennett, Larissa gives them both ecstasy to try. Not even a cheese tray or a Tab first -- straight to ecstasy! Carrie drops hers on the floor but Walt swallows his. This is where the show got a lil’ cray cray. Larissa admitted she had not only taken two ecstasy pills but also LSD and began to hallucinate that she was a bird. Carrie took Larissa to her bedroom while Bennett looked after Walt, who had quite a tolerance for drugs; the dude seemed totally fine. Even in her bird state, Larissa was able to impart some wisdom on Carrie: “It’s exhausting being fabulous.” Lady, tell me something I don’t know. Carrie seemed genuinely disappointed to hear that, though.

Bennett and Walt took a little trip outside where Walt finally started feeling the effects of the drug…or being in the presence of a cute guy. His heart started racing and he grabbed Walt’s hand to feel. Basically, they went to first base. Then, Bennett planted a kiss on Walt’s lips, which totally freaked out Prince Charles. He said he wasn’t gay and that he had “a girlfriend in Connecticut.” I’m fairly certain he’s not the first closeted gay man to use that excuse. Walt took a walk and saw two thugs threaten a gay couple. He stopped the attack but clearly it freaked him out about revealing his true feelings. I like this storyline and am interested in where it’s going. I think the idea of coming out in the '80s is actually a really compelling plot.

Mouse and Maggie decided to go to Sebastian’s party so they keep an eye on him and the raucous diner soiree. Mouse and Sebastian connect over a game of Pac Man and develop some genuine chemistry; she was wearing a really cute tie. And then he pulls out a joint and starts smoking it! Not even a cheese tray or a Tab -- straight to weed! Unfortunately, the cop with whom Maggie is having an affair shows up. Do we even know his name? I’m just gonna call him Officer Shmitty. So Maggie and Shmitty basically break off their weird affair in the bathroom of the diner, but she gets rid of him. That allows Mouse to take a few more puffs of Sebastian’s joint.

The episode ends with Sebastian dropping a totally stoned Mouse on Carrie’s doorstep. Thanks a lot, blondie! I’m frankly surprised Mouse wasn’t more freaked out by Princess Di trying to take care of her. And then Walt ends up going to Maggie’s house and the pair have sex! Somehow I don’t think a wedding is in the cards for these two....

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