You have to admit: Carter is one of the ballsiest 17-year-olds you’ve ever met. I mean, she doesn’t run when her boyfriend shoots her best friend. She doesn’t run when her new boyfriend has a secret family. And she doesn’t even run when the cops show up to the rave she’s throwing full of underage people drinking heavily. Yet, something tells me she really should be running from a couple of these things.
Let’s get to it.
The Teenage World
We pick up with Carter sleeping on Lori’s couch — or as Grant puts it, “Katniss staying at President Snow’s house” — when Elizabeth barges in and demands her daughter come home. Shocker: Carter disobeys and decides instead to head to work.
But things aren’t much better at the bar, where Carter’s still full of questions for Jared, who claims that he hasn’t divorced his ex because she fights him for custody every time and he can’t afford to fight back. Remember last week when he was acting all rich? Well now money’s an issue again. Just so you can keep track.
When Stevie lets it slip that Jared’s ex works at a boutique downtown, Bird gets the great idea for Carter to go check her out. Apparently, neither of these girls have seen Gilmore Girls.
Another fun fact: There appears to be only one boutique “downtown” because it takes Bird and Carter like five minutes to find Sarah, Jared’s ex. It’s there that Carter — posing as a complete stranger who’s full of personal questions — gets Sarah’s side of the story. According to her, Jared left and wants nothing to do with his daughter.
Carter’s next bright idea: Ask Elizabeth to get her the court documents to find out whether Jared or Sarah is telling the truth. But thankfully, Elizabeth says no.
Instead, Carter focuses all her energy on her next rave, which she’s throwing at a laundromat, which is far too hipster for me. But Carter doesn’t start the party until after she FaceTimes Crash. It seems he’s still her go-to in times of need. And despite the fact that he’s not great with angles – never shoot UP at yourself, Crash, it’s not flattering — he is good with advice. And he tells Carter that she can’t let fear stop her from living.
And to her, living is partying, so the party goes on! At least until a fight breaks out and Sarah shows up. It doesn’t take long for Sarah to tell Jared that Carter paid her a visit earlier — and saw through her fool-proof acting abilities. It also doesn’t take long for Sarah to call the cops and prove Jared’s point: She’s a little crazy.
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