This episode tackled the dilemma of whether to stay friends with exes perfectly. As you may know Carrie and Sebastian broke things off and Carrie has started dating a writer named Weaver. Everything is going great between them except Carrie is keeping secrets from him which include that she is virgin and she is still on speaking terms with Sebastian.
Now they could have drawn out Carrie and Weaver waiting before having sex, but I’m glad they didn’t. Either of the parties didn’t make it into a huge deal once they did it, and Carrie makes sure to tell Samantha and Mouse that they did use protection. Awesome! Now Carrie in the beginning holds a double standard with Weaver in the ex-department. Once he is honest and says that his next play involves his ex she goes crazy, but the whole time she lies to Weaver about talking to Sebastian. In real life this conversation is important in any relationship. Both people have to be on the same terms on what is appropriate when it comes to staying in touch with exes. Luckily Carrie promises to cut things off with Sebastian to Weaver once she comes clean about their friendship. Only time will tell if this holds.
Meanwhile Mouse is having more juvenile problems. Thomas makes it as homecoming king and Donna gets the homecoming queen crown. After that Mouse feels uncomfortable with dating one of the most popular guys in school while she is just nerd. In the end Thomas assures her that she is great even if she isn’t deemed as popular by high school standards. All is well in the world.
Sebastian is having rich kid problems meaning his mom is marrying the help. He has unbelievable foresight for a high school kid and talks to Carrie’s dad about protecting his mom from the young money hungry tennis player! In the end his mother tells him to either get with the program or he can be cut off. To soften the blow Carrie offers to go to the wedding, but she doesn’t and sends Mouse instead. This was an odd consolation prize, but if they are friends then I guess it’s fine. In the end we don’t see Sebastian and Carrie talk about her missing the wedding which is kind of surprising.
So Dorritt goes from having sex with Miller on Carrie’s bed to breaking up with him for being a stage 5 clinger. Everything happens so fast, but Miller shows up to her school and tells her not to talk to a certain guy from class even though he just gives her notes. He then invites himself to her house for a week while his house is under construction. It’s pretty understandable for Dorritt to want to break up with him. I’m pretty surprised she didn’t dump him just for being on good terms with her dad since she is all about being a rebel.
We finally got to see Samantha again and she had her own storyline. She has a new gig posing nude for an art class of course, and she hooks up with a painter to prove that she doesn’t have a broken heart after he paints her face with one. Turns out that the broken heart in the painting is his and he is still getting over an ex. We will never see this cry baby painter again.
So it seems like Mouse, Carrie, and Samantha will be having brunches in the city now like the original series. I think this is trying a bit hard to make it seem like the old gang, but it will never be the same until Carrie is more open about sex, we find Miranda and Charolette, and Carrie actually lives in the city. But that could just be me being picky.
So Lydia readers do you like it that they started having brunch in the city? Do you think Carrie should cut off Sebastian to be with Weaver?
Nicole Weaver is a graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She has written about entertainment, fashion, and women issues. Her work has been printed in many magazines and websites such as Hollywood Life, Cosmopolitan, Happy Valley, and Reader’s Digest. When she isn’t working she is busy watching movies and binge watching television shows. Stalk her twitter feed by going to @nikkibernice.