In “Dangerous Territory,” Carrie finds herself on someone else’s turf. She takes a trip into the city for a night with the elite, and finds that she doesn’t quite fit in. This makes her question her new cutie who is part of this world. Carrie’s friends both embark on their own personal dangerous territory. Mouse with the help of Walt tries to educate herself on sex, while Maggie tries to mark her territory – the diner. As usual the group of friends find themselves in sticky situations, but find themselves learning a little something about who they are, and life itself.
1) Outfit of the episode
Normally I am very taken by Carrie’s spunky blazers and cute skirts, but I LOVED this sweater. It’s so simple and Carrie wore it very well with a chunky necklace. I seriously love the costume director for this show, they always put AnnaSophia Robb in the greatest outfits.
2) Carrie has her driving test
The episode starts off with a very confident Carrie at the wheel. She has clearly been prepping herself for the test, and she’s ready to show off her parallel parking skills – but she doesn’t check her blind spot. In this situation, her blind spot is Sebastian Kydd. When Carrie see’s Donna and Sebastian kissing in her rearview mirror, Carrie’s parking test ends terribly. Luckily she is permitted to take it again at a later date.
3) The confrontation
After failing her driving test, Carrie marches right up to Sebastian who confirms that he is dating Donna. Carrie pretends that it doesn’t hurt her, and says she would think it’s pathetic if he hadn’t moved on from whatever they had. In fact, Carrie has moved on – she’s seeing someone as well! Cue Carrie calling the cute new guy she met at work.
4) The New Guy
In typical teenage fashion, Carrie clumsily bumps into George, the son of Manhattan elite’s. George is quickly taken by Carrie, and invites her his mothers fancy Gala. She initially says no, but after her confrontation with Sebastian she accepts the invite.
5) Carrie’s dad loses his wedding ring; cue dating
Carrie’s father finds himself in a predicament when he can’t find his wedding ring. The poor guy is really sweating the loss, until he realizes maybe this was symbolic of needing to let go. Cue Carrie’s father being so torn about losing the ring that he hits a woman with his car. He drives this woman to her house and, surprise, she gives him her number. Smooth Mr. Bradshaw. I wonder how Dorit and Carrie will react to you starting to date again.
6) The Gala
Carrie looks GORGEOUS in a blue dress with a single shoulder strap. Only AnnaSophia Rob can pull of something so decadent. Pair it with some jewellery and Carrie is set. Unfortunately, how well she is dressed does not undo the fact that she is from a much different world than George. Carrie is forced to go head to head with Georges elitist, snobby mother and his ex girlfriend. Luckily, it’s a small world after all, because we learn Georges mother was good friends with Carrie’s mother. We learn George doesn’t like living this life and he feels out of place. We figure out that the two are more similar then it seemed. George seems to really like Carrie, and he is definitely the opposite from Sebastian. He is soft spoken, sweet, and grounded. I hope he stays around a bit longer!
7) Mouse learns how to be better in bed
Mouse and Seth are back together again, but an awkward phone call makes Mouse think she isn’t good in bed. In true Mouse fashion, she over thinks the situation and believes that if she studies hard enough, she might be able to get it right when Seth comes to visit her. Maggie can’t get enough of telling the girls how great Walt is in bed ( are you surprised? I am) so Mouse enlists Walts help. Walt brings Mouse a “how-to” dvd that they watch together. Probably one of the cutest moments of the episode. We really get a look at their friendship.
8) The double standard
Turns out after they broke up, Seth slept with two other girls. Naturally, because Mouse knows what she’s doing, Seth is convinced she also had some practice. This two get into an argument about double standards . I am truly surprised and impressed this show adressed this double standard because I don’t think I have ever seen it so bluntly adressed on television. Mouse pretends she slept with Walt to teach Seth a lesson. Mouse eventually comes clean when Seth adresses Walt – and in Maggie’s presence to boot.
9) Maggie saves the diner
While Walt and Mouse deal with her Seth problem, and Carrie is in the city, Maggie goes toe to toe with Donna who tries to stal the diner away from them. Doesn’t Donna know thats their spot? All episode long we see Maggie stubbornly refusing to leave her seat, and set on claiming the diner as hers. This episode makes you really love Maggie as you see the lengths she will go to for her friends. Unfortunately, even though Maggie doesn’t win the diner, she realizes she can’t win Sebastian back for Carrie.
10) Carrie’s blind spot
Carrie retakes her driving test at the end of the episode. She hallucinates that she see’s Sebastian but proves that she can move forward from him as she masters parallel parking. Carrie always learns the errors of her ways, its a redeeming quality that makes us love her.