The Carrie Diaries recap: A clockwork gorg(eous)
Boo! It's Halloween and everyone in Carrie's world is up to something.
I'll just cut right to the chase. In case you couldn't see it coming from a million miles away...
Walt is gay (but deep in denial)
For Halloween (The CW really should have started this show in the fall so the episodes would time up better with reality), Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) takes her best guy friend into the city to attend Larissa's Halloween party. Carrie goes as Lady Di and Walt as Prince Charles.
Upon walking in the door, they immediately stumble upon an adorable writer for Interview who has a huge Stanley Kubrick obsession... hence his A Clockwork Orange costume. (If you haven't seen it, it's probably time you watched it.)
Carrie immediately finds herself crushing hard on the cutie but sadly, she's not his type. Walt is more his type. Which is why, during an awkward moment after Walt tries X for the first and while Carrie is baby-sitting a drugged-out Larissa, the hottie decides to lock lips with Carrie's pal.
Of course, this is the '80s. If you think gays have issues now, it's nothing compared to how it used to be for them. Plus, Walt's in high school. We're still not entirely sure whether he knows he's gay and denying it to "save face" or if he's really confused.
Either way, he denies the Clockwork Cutie and takes off. Carrie eventually finds him and (sort of) talks him out of his funk. But the groundwork is set for a late-season reveal. In the meantime, Walt heads back to Connecticut and straight to Maggie's house. In an attempt to prove to... himself (?) that he's not gay, he finally gives in and sleeps with Maggie. Err....
If you still think there's a chance Walt really isn't gay: Think again. First, Carrie's narration practically spells it out. Also, did Carrie Bradshaw ever have a male friend in Sex and the City who wasn't homosexual? Finally, the Walt in the book is gay. So... there's that.
Sex, drugs and... more drugs
Both of Carrie's worlds got high this week. In the city, Larissa was passing out X tabs to everyone who came to her party. One wasn't enough for her, though, which is why she popped a second... and then took acid. She washed it all down with copious amounts of champagne, too. So, of course, Bradshaw got stuck baby-sitting her all night.
When Carrie finally made it home, she was greeted by Sebastian and Mouse on her doorstep. During Sebastian's private Halloween party at the diner, Mouse accidentally bonded with Sebastian over their completely opposite lives. Afterward, Mouse wanted an escape. Sebastian offered her one in the form of a joint. Mouse got completely baked and Sebastian knew he couldn't take her home, but didn't want to abandon her either. (Aww! I still love him!) So, he brought her to Carrie's... despite how awkward he knew it would be for them both. Once again, Carrie took Mouse inside, gave her some crunch snacks, and then let her crash at her house for the night.
I always feel like somebody's watching (out for) me
While everyone else was out partying, Dorrit's plans to sneak out were foiled and she was stuck at home. The tough girl decided she could handle watching Poltergeist on her own. In the end, though, she wound up pretty freaked out. Luckily for her, Mr. Bradshaw was around to hang out on the couch with his younger daughter, looking out for her while she finally managed to fall asleep. Too sweet!
So, maybe not everyone's Halloween went as perfectly as they'd hoped, but we saw the cementing of a few relationships and that's always nice. Not everyone is sold on The Carrie Diaries... but I think it's pretty darn cute.