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The Carrie Diaries recap: Turkey Time

Carrie tries to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and Dorrit hits the ganja

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The Carrie Diaries

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Candace Bushnell

I always knew I was like Carrie Bradshaw. I mean there’s our keen fashion sense. Our mutual attraction to sequins and vodka. Fondness for tiny hats. And then there’s our love of Thanksgiving. Personally, it’s my favorite holiday of the year…aside from, of course, SantaCon. And we learned tonight that not only does Carrie love Thanksgiving but her mother used to love it as well.

The show opened with a flashback and we got our first peek at Carrie’s mother…well Carrie’s mother’s back at least. She was in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving din while lil Carrie in pigtails tugged at her apron. Clearly, Carrie got her mother’s curly hair and her appreciation for conflicting patterns. With her mother gone, Carrie decided that this year she was going to prepare dinner and make it just like the old days. Knowing what we know about Sex and the City adult Carrie’s cooking skills, I think we can all agree that lady should have just planned on some Domino’s and a couple liters of Pepsi.

HOLD THE PHONE — this episode was directed by City Slickers star David Paymer! Genius! No one knows teen girl rom com like Paymer! No one!

But before we got to the big turkey dinner, Carrie and George went on a date in Central Park. They made out in a gazebo, which is all very Sound of Music/Leisl & Rolf but without that whole Nazi element. At least I hope George isn’t a Nazi — that would be a really left-field twist for a CW show. So it appeared that George brought a picnic of some sort and carried it with him in what only can be called a murse. I like to fancy myself a murse expert/collector so I feel confident in identifying one. Carrie, you betta keep your eye on this fella. Murses are typically sold in the airport gift shops while waiting for flights to Gaytown. And we all know your gaydar isn’t very in tune yet (Hi Walt!).

So big surprise, Dorrit was not feeling Carrie’s old-fashioned family thanksgiving. I’m sure she’d rather watch Poltergeist again for some make-up tips. She probably cast some sort of weather spell that caused a storm to strand Carrie’s grandma in Florida. Instead of having family over, her dad decided to invite Harlan and George. That shouldn’t be weird at all. I mean they’ve been on like two dates, one in a gazebo. The next logical step is a daylong dinner with immediate family. Carrie invites Mouse over to help cook because she can’t find any cookbooks and needs backup. She also hides all the girlie, cutesy stuff from her room like her framed photo of Shaun Cassidy.

George and his dad finally arrive for dinner. Is it just me or does George look like Theo from Road Rules circa 2000? Everything seems fine until Dorrit, like the nasty little apparition that she is, places the Shaun Cassidy photo in broad sight in the foyer. Poltergeist Amber Tamblyn strikes again!

NEXT: Dorrit lights up a doobie