The Carrie Diaries recap: Kickin' It Old School

Carrie launches a long career of running from men down the streets of Manhattan...in heels
Ep. 05 | Aired Feb 11, 2013

NO, WALT, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD THOSE FRIES Mouse (Ellen Wong), Maggie (Katie Findlay) and Walt (Brendan Dooling) talk about the conflicting patterns amongst them. 

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Carrie naturally needed something fancy for Kick Silver's soiree so she heads to Century 21 -- do we think she is aware that there are other stores in Manhattan? I mean let’s branch out a bit, girl. Barbara, the mean lady at Carrie’s office, is also randomly at the department store and actually becomes surprisingly helpful. She’s been at the company for years so she knows how Kick’s parties can be and helps Carrie figure out the right type of blue and the right type of dress. I’m kinda into Barbara now. Let’s get some personal story for this lady. I feel like she lives in Murray Hill with her family, a cat, and a collection of snow globes.

But then there’s a bit of a fashion disaster as George shows up in a tux to pick Carrie up from work and she’s wearing a cocktail dress. A Project Runway-style transformation occurs thanks to some tutus from Barbara’s daughter and Carrie and George are able to hit the party. Everyone is, of course, a snob there since it’s a party hosted by someone named Kick, and Carrie doesn’t fit in because she doesn’t live in the city and has curly hair. She particularly spars with the fabulously named Blythe, who used to be George’s girlfriend and just got out of rehab! More characters should be named Blythe, by the way. Blythe Danner has had near sole ownership of that name for too long.

Eventually, Carrie overheard Kick talking smack about her to George and she ran off…in heels. Ms. Bradshaw, little do you know how much this will come in handy later in life -- whether it be chasing after a dog or launching down the streets of Paris. George explains that he doesn’t care about what his mother said and the pair return. But then Kick realizes that Carrie’s last name is Bradshaw and her mother was one of her best friends years ago. The pair have a really cute little sit-down about Carrie’s mom and Kick picks up a flower and puts in Carrie’s lapel, something Carrie’s mom used to do. Awwwwww. I got kinda misty!!

While all of this was happening, Mouse got pointers on sex from Walt. Yep, the closeted gay man is giving sex lessons now thanks to an instructional video he purchased. Mouse wanted to make sure she was satisfying her boyfriend Seth, who is really giving off some Adam Brody/Seth Cohen vibes.

Do I really have to talk about Maggie’s storyline? Eh. It was basically about how Donna tried to steal away their booth at the diner and Maggie wouldn’t allow it. It was not an awesome subplot. I need a little less time spent in the diner. This isn't Alice!

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