The Carrie Diaries recap: Dancing On My Own

Carrie goes to the school dance with George while her Dad and Dorrit head to The Nutcracker
Ep. 07 | Aired Feb 25, 2013

WOW THESE ARE BAD SEATS Tom (Matt Letscher) and Doritt (Stefania Owen) spend a night at the theater.

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Mouse was late turning in her extra credit assignment and tried to slip the test under her teacher’s door but it went under the teacher’s desk. And then she and Seth tried to break in and it basically was a big disaster and they got caught. The pair then realized that their romance was coming between their educations. Oh nerds. You and your nerdy decisions.

Back inside the gymnasium, Maggie, much like Swedish pop star Robyn, was tired of dancing on her own. So she left only to find Deputy Shmitty waiting outside. Holy hell is this dude handsome. He convinced her to have a little cop car quickie. Maggie, your boyfriend is gay -- I say you stick with the man in uniform. Donna also found herself outside to polish off her bottle of booze and caught Maggie exiting from the backseat. She tried to blackmail Maggie into forcing Carrie to stay away from Sebastian or she’d reveal this torrid affair. But Maggie surprised by telling Carrie everything. And it actually felt a lot like one of Sex and the City’s conversations because Carrie said she wasn’t there to judge Maggie, just to listen. Reminded me of her chats with Miranda and Samantha on SATC.

During all this, Dorrit and her dad went on a little date of their own to The Nutcracker, something she used to do with Mama Bradshaw. It all was actually really sweet and moving. Her dad admitted he didn’t know what was going on with her and she admitted that she didn’t really know how to communicate with him. Oh, with less eye-makeup she looked like regular Amber Tamblyn, not Poltergeist Amber Tamblyn. It was all very touching and got me misty-eyed.

The big development of the night though was that Larissa offered Carrie an internship at Interview. Carrie was worried about offending her father because he worked hard to get her the job at the law firm, but lady loves herself some Interview. There was a very amusing scene where Larissa told Carrie that maybe she was destined to be a writer. Um duh. In any case, at the end of the episode, Carrie accepted the internship and showed up at Interview’s offices, all set to one of my fave songs “It’s My Life” by Talk Talk.

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