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The Carrie Diaries recap: Kickin' It Old School

Carrie launches a long career of running from men down the streets of Manhattan…in heels

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The Carrie Diaries

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And on this momentous day in February 2013, we, the television viewing public, learned the origins of some of Carrie Bradshaw’s greatest elements: her flower pins, her tutus and her ability to run from men in high heels. It honestly was like watching Batman Begins but for ladies and gays. For me, these little seeds are the most fun part of The Carrie Diaries and that’s why I enjoyed this week’s episode so much. It didn’t feel as scattered as last week’s. Plus there was a character named Kick Silver!! Hello love her. Love everything about that. My first-born child might be given the same name. Boy or girl, I don’t really care.

So the episode opened with Carrie at work, dressed a tad crazypants-ish, and bumping into George Silver, the grown son of her dad’s best pal Harlan. They apparently hung out when they were kids and Carrie makes a lil jab at him and calls him pretentious. Naturally, since this is a TV show, the cute guy thinks that’s charming. Now, lemme tell you folks, this kind of dialogue does not woo the gentlemens in real life. Otherwise, this sassy author would be married with children and in the midst of a Pilates session instead of recapping a CW soap. But I digress…George asks Carrie out to one of his mother’s big “soirees.” Oh and his mother is named Kick Silver. And she prefers to only call her parties “soirees.” So basically she is my favorite character currently on television.

Carrie is also in the midst of getting her driver’s license, which felt very very Clueless. “You’re just a virgin who can’t drive.” Don’t end up like that, Carrie! Unfortunately, Sebastian shows up near her parallel parking challenge with none other than Donna LaDonna! There appears to be a gazebo in the nearby park so I’m assuming the pair were reenacting the Rolf/Leisl number from Sound of Music. I mean that’s what teens did in the ’80s right? Anyhoo. Carrie messes up the parallel parking and nearly kills Sebastian and Donna (she eventually gets her license at the end). Even more awkward is having the follow-up conversation with her crush. Carrie brings up the fact that she has a date with George, which actually kinda reminded me of one of the original SATC episodes, when Carrie ran into Big after their first big break-up and told him she was dating the new Yankee. It also had vibes of when Carrie ran into Big at that weird Hamptons Ho-down and he was with Natasha for the first time. #SATCnerd

NEXT: Carrie meets Blythe…and we don’t mean Gwyneth’s mom