We say goodbye (for now, we hope) to The Carrie Diaries as last night’s episode “Kiss Yesterday Goodbye” marks the end of a season—and what an ending it was.
The season finale was full of relationship drama, both of the romantic and friendship variety. Everyone is looking fowards to prom and their following summer vacations: Carrie and Walt hope to spend it in the city, Maggie hopes not to spend it alone, and Sebastian hopes to spend it with Carrie. Too bad we can’t always get what we want.
When a secret spills, Carrie turns her back on Maggie and Sebastian, who end up turning to one another. Needless to say, it ends in disaster. In happier news, Dorrit and her boyfriend are going strong—so strong that Dorrit thinks she’s ready to take the next step. Girl, relax! You’re are 15. Mouse and West have also hit a road block towards happy relationship-ville because they can’t go to prom together thanks to her parents’ expectations—or so she thinks.
This finale is full of twists, turns and so many Kyydshaw break ups and reconciliations that you’ll feel dizzy trying to keep up. Fingers crossed for a second season.
Sebastian and Carrie – on again/ off again
The newly separated couple can’t seem to stay away from each other.Sebastian pays Carrie a visit, kind words are exchanged, and the pair decide to give it another shot. There was a very sweet “I love you” on Carrie’s end this time around. It was probably the cutest Kyddshaw moment yet. Just when things start looking up, Carrie finds out that Sebastian was holding out on some important information on her dad. She feels betrayed, decides yet again that their relationship isn’t working out, and breaks up with Sebastian for the second time.
Carrie finds out her dad is dating
The jig is up for Tom Bradshaw after dating around the whole season. Poor Carrie has to figure out how to deal with her father’s new romantic life. Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t take it too lightly. Still (in true Carrie fashion) after rationalizing, she realizes that her dad is lonely and having someone does not mean he has forgotten about her mother or that he has completely come to terms with her death – it just means he’s moving forward.
Maggie Outs Walt
“A First Time For Everything,” is an appropriate title for this week’s episode as it revolves around first times, specifically, Dorrit’s and Carrie’s.
Carrie is ready to take the next step with Sebastian, and she wants it all to be perfect. She plans a night out on the town for her and Sebastian but everything goes horribly wrong. She expected to say her first “I love you” and have sex for the first time, but all she ends up getting is her first heart break. Miller, Dorrit’s new boyfriend, expands her mind by giving her music and books that change the way she looks at life. He makes her feel complex and deep, so naturally Dorrit feels that she is ready to take the next step with him.
This episode uses the launch party for Madonna’s Material Girl tour as a plot point and as you would expect, the soundtrack for this episode is exclusively Madonna and covers of her songs. Bonus: we also get a little “insight” into her famous hit, “Like a Virgin.”
Here are the 10 things you missed on last nights Carrie Diaries
1) Sebastian says I love you
Sebastian says “I love you,” to which Carrie replies with “let’s have sex.” Always the perfectionist, Carrie waits for the right moment to say it back – but it doesn’t come soon enough.
2) Mr. Bradshaw is dating
With both his daughters away, Mr., Bradshaw makes some plans of his own with his new girlfriend. The pair hit a rough patch when they fight about having sex when her son is still home (he found this out the hard way) but by the end of the episode the issue is resolved. We’re still waiting for the girls to find out he is dating because Mr. Bradshaw’s sleeping around is getting predictable.
3) Carrie in yellow
I generally hate yellow because, let’s be honest, who looks good in it? Apparently, AnnaSophia Robb does. This outfit stood out the most to me this episode amongst all the sparkly madonna-esque outfits.
4) “Material Girl” launch party
On this week’s Identity Crisis ” episode of the Carrie Diaries, Carrie takes on a different identity as she pretends to be Larissa in order to pick up an important package.
Mouse takes on the personal identity of an authority figure as she tries to spearhead the basketball team.Meanwhile, Maggie spends the episode trying to get a fake I.D. Walt struggles with his own personal identity as he is becoming increasingly aware that he is not who he thought he was. Even Carrie’s dad struggles with his identity as he attends yoga in attempt to become at peace with himself and relieve himself of his tensions.
There’s a whole lot of self-discovery that happens as the gang learns that sometimes you need to accept change especially and also learn how to change because no one is better at being you, than yourself. The Carrie Diaries: an afternoon special featuring sexual innuendos as per usual.
Maggie wants a fake I.D.
The legal drinking age went up to 21, and now Maggie needs a new fake I.D. Luckily for her, Sebastian gives her a hand and by the end of the episode, Maggie has her shiny new card. I feel like this card will get Maggie into trouble sooner or later.
Carrie needs to deliver a package
It’s spring break and Carrie is going to be at Interview all week. She is striving to impress Larissa in hopes that she will be hired for a paid job for the summer. Carrie embarks on a crazy journey as she tries to deliver a package to pop artist Andy Warhol himself.
Sebastian and his mom
Sebastian’s mom is back. Now, not only is she back, but she’s showing up at Sebastian’s high school to unload her burdens on him, and vent about her fighting and love making with his father. Um, ew. Awkward. By the end of the episode, after a heart to heart with Maggie, Sebastian realizes that his parents are better off divorced. They’re a toxic pair and whose relationship is starting to negatively affect Sebastian’s life. Sebastian bravely tells his mom his feelings and she finally realizes that he’s her son, not her therapist whom she can unburden her feelings on. It’s nice to see Sebastian stick up for himself in an assertive way.
Mouse and her master plan for the basketball team
Mouse is now the manager of the basketball team and she has a pass to prove it. Unfortunately, the members of the team are uninspired and can’t seem to work together. She purposely pushes the members too far, causing them to collectively hate her, and fire her. Mouse’s plan works out as under a new banner of mutual hate for her, the team comes finally comes together to play much better. Mouse explains this plan to Thomas West, who is impressed with her scheming and tells her that he’ll miss her. Can these two please just get together already? I’m dying over here.
Carrie pretends to be Larissa
Carrie has to pretend to be Larissa in order to pick up an important, but her change in identity results in an awkward meeting with the girlfriend of the man Larissa is currently sleeping with. Carrie almost gets killed by the guys psycho ex-girlfriend, but makes it out alive all while in a thousand dollar outfit. Did I mention the company she is picking up the package from wants to bribe “Larissa” into featuring an article about their new line by giving her some swag? This is what heaven must look like.
Carrie’s dad and the gum chewer
Carrie’s father has a lot of stress in his life, so he takes up yoga to let loose a little bit. He ends up sitting beside a very attractive but loud gum chewer. After he apologizes for screaming at her about her chewing in front of the yoga class, he ends up in a make out session with her in his car. Mr. Bradshaw sure gets around. When will he daughters find out he’s been dating? I’m impatiently waiting for their reactions. Oh, and Sebastian and Maggie witnessed the car hanky panky. Awkward.
Maggie’s infinity scarf
I’ll say it once, and I’ll say it again, were infinity scarfs in style in the 80′s? While I sometimes question the authenticity of the wardrobe on this show, I do wish I had most items in my closet. This scarf is really unique and combines knit and floral. I’d buy it.
Maggie’s block sweaters
Not sure how these colours work together, but they just do. Maggie’s closet is just full of comfy sweaters, and I’m jealous.
Walt and Bennett
This is my favourite story line because it’s the only one that has lasted more than one episode. Walt and his progression to acceptance plummeted when Bennett kissed him, but then take a turn for the better after he came clean to Donna about his confusion regarding his sexuality. In this episode, Walt goes to the city to have lunch with Carrie, but ends up having lunch with Bennett instead. When Bennett gets caught up with talking to another guy, Walt gets unsurprisingly jealous. Of course, Walt doesn’t understand what those feelings really mean. Does he like Bennett? Is that a bad thing?
Walt opens up to Carrie
This is the moment I have been waiting for: the moment when Walt has a heart to heart with Carrie about who he is. Carrie catches on that Walt isn’t pleased after Bennett’s attention is averted, and starts asking questions. Walt and Carrie discuss his maybe-kind of- definite crush on Bennett, and Carrie reassures Walt that he has nothing to be ashamed of. She tells him that she doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay. Being gay can’t be bad if that’s what Walt is, because Walt is an amazing person. I like that thought process. This was a really sweet part of the episode, and I am so excited to see how Walt’s relationship grows with both Bennet and Carrie after this episode.
It’s Carrie’s birthday on this week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries (“The Long and Winding Road not Taken”). Instead of having a small get-together like she wanted, it seems like Carrie and all her friends have prior commitments. Mouse embarks on a mission to get a reccomendation from a Harvard alum and once agains endes up going head to dead with jock Thomas West. Maggie resolves things with Walt, but not in the way she wanted too, while Carrie takes care of Sebastian instead of networking an Interview party. Carrie’s birthday ends up being a non-event, as everyone has their own mission to accomplish. I think the mot successful at accomplishing their goals this episode is Walt who bumps into Bennet at the Interview party and it seems to go much more smoothly then their last interaction (is that really some acceptance we are starting to see?). Doritt also passes a new benchmark as she gets her first kiss after she attempts to shoplift. Some punishment…
This episode ended with a belated birthday celebration, first kisses, friendships resolved, relationships evolving, and a credit card.
1) Carrie and Sebastian
The two love birds are chirping…all around school. Carrie and Sebastian are getting hot and heavy. The two make-out all around school which result in an annoyed Donna and chapped lips for Carrie. Carrie’s friends tell her that she will definitely be losing her virginity to him soon. It doesn’t happen in this episode but can this be considered as foreshadowing?
2) Happy Birthday Carrie
It’s Carrie’s birthday, and all she wants is a get together with her family and closest friends. Unfortunately, that’s not what she gets. When Larissa asks for her to work an Interview party, Carrie is too scared to tell her that it’s her birthday.
3) Walt and Maggie resolve things
Ever wanted to listen to the same kind of music as your favourite characters on TV? Now is your chance.
Step into the shoes of Carrie Bradshaw and listen to the music she would most likely be bopping her head to on her train ride into the big city. Although a lot of this music didn’t exist in young Carrie Bradshaw’s time, she would probably be a fan of Robyn and The Scissor Sisters.
This week on The Carrie Diaries in “The Great Unknown,” Carrie is banned from Manhattan, Dorit runs away, Mouse competes, and Walt rejects Donna.
Thats a lot all in one episode.
To sum it up, Carrie finds herself at odds with her relationship with Sebastian. It’s escalating quickly and that scares her. Another thing that scares her is having Dorit run away to Manhattan when she’s supposed to be watching her. While Carrie deals with her hectic life and her inability to intern at Interview, Mouse is in over her head. When overacheiver Mouse realizes she is just number two in the school, she challenges the person currently occupying number one position to a rubics cube competition. Standard Mouse. Meanwhile, both Dorit and Donna try to take charge of their lives. So much drama, so much chaos, but naturally the episode ends with everyone happy.
I love that about The Carrie Diaries. In the end, everyone is happy and Carrie wraps up the episode with some profound words about life.
Here are the ten major things you missed on “The Great Unknown”
1) Carrie and Sebastian are moving fast
Carrie and Sebastian’s relationship seems to have sky rocketed since the last episode. They are making out in the diner and seeing each other frequently. Of course, Carrie has to psychoanalyze everything, so the fact their relationship is going so well only means disaster. Carrie starts freaking out because what happens if everything they have comes to a screeching halt?
2) Carrie’s father and the aerobics teacher
An aerobics teacher in the city has her sights set on Mr. Bradshaw, and in typical Bradshaw family tradition he thinks way too much about it. He battles morally with whether or not he should pursue a physical relationship with this woman who is practically throwing herself at him. Wow, Mr. Bradshaw. You have a hard life. He eventually comes to his senses and gives in. I wonder if his daughters will find out about their father’s activities. Hmmm…
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In last night’s The Carrie Diaries “Hush Hush” episode, keeping secrets was the theme. Maggie was left with anticipation of if and when Donna will expose her secrets to Walt while at the same time, Carrie weaves her web of lies revolving around her life in the city. You know what they say, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.
Sometimes its hard living two lives and in this episode, Carrie finally gets tangled in her web. Still, Carrie isn’t totally punished. This episode has only good things in store for her and the one and only, Mr. Sebastian Kydd. Looks like life isn’t all bad for Carrie Bradshaw. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for poor Maggie but at least we all know she isn’t the only one in her relationship keeping hefty secrets.
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This week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries focuses on getting all caught up in relationship drama. The relationships up on the judging block this week are: Maggie and her hot police officer, Dorit and her dad, Carrie and George/Sebastian (yikes!), and Mouse and Seth. This episode addresses how to make relationships work, how you need to be strong, when relationships just stop working, and what to do you are trapped between two boys.
This week, Maggie learns that you need to be honest, and after a heart to heart with Carrie she realizes that she needs to be truthful with Walt – funny, I think Walt should be truthful with her and himself, but that’s another story. Carrie makes the mistake of trying to get rid of feelings for Sebastian by throwing herself into a relationship with George which, unsurprisingly, ends in heartbreak.
Here are the 10 biggest moments you missed on last nights episode of The Carrie Diaries
1) Carrie Gets “Caught”
Although Carrie is very happy with George thus far, she can’t deny the spark that still exists between her and Sebastian, especially after Thanksgiving. The two are still as flirty as before, regardless their respective romantic attachments. With two cute guys wrapped around her finger, what’s Carrie to do?
2) Mouse gets a B+
Mouse never gets less than an A+ so getting a B+ rattles her. Stereotype much? She flips out and decides it’s because she is spending too much time with Seth. She decides to take on an extra credit assignment to compensate for her “failure.”
3) Dorit’s closet
Dorit’s wardrobe get’s better and better. It seems to be packed with cute, cozy sweaters that can be worn over anything. This bunny sweater is surprisingly not tacky and very cute. Dorit, like me, seems to have quite a thing for knits.
4) Dorit and her father go see The Nutcracker Read more…
We finally have the first official shots of the
luckiest young girl in Hollywood AnnaSophia Robb who is playing Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel.
I’m a huge fan of the TV show and first movie (not the second) and they managed to make young Carrie look fresh while still channeling the 80s. The costume designer Eric Daman also managed to stay consistent with Patricia Field’s original styling though I hope to see more of the thrift-store look Carrie had in the first two seasons of the show.
The Carrie Diaries will air on the CW. Are you excited for the show?
We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath. The CW finally announced AnnaSophia Robb, best known as Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Carrie Bradshaw in the pilot for Carrie Diaries.
Robb will take on Sarah Jessica Parker’s role, 20 years previous to her sex column. The show is based on Candace Bushnell’s book of the same name, and chronicle’s Carrie’s high school life in the 80s.
The whole concept is still strange to me. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan (minus the movies) but the show barely mentions Bradshaw’s family life. I never read the book so I’m just trying to imagine Carrie with a younger sister named Dorrit.