The next morning, The Dorrit comes through the door. Carrie really lays into her. The Dorrit is all like “You aren’t MOM!!” Carrie yells at her that she doesn’t want to have to worry about The Dorrit, she just wants to be The Dorrit’s sister! Carrie storms off to her room.
Dad goes to Carrie’s room to talk her off the ledge. Dad says “I saw a lot of our Mom in you today.” Mom was tough, and she wanted her girls to be the same way, she wanted them to be accountable and to become good people. Dad realized he needs to take on that role now and he needs to finally admit she is gone. So… his first tough move? He grounds Carrie for two weeks. That’s totally bogus.
The next day, Mouse comes over. She thinks Seth is breaking up with her because he hasn’t called in two days. She called him a bunch of times. Carrie says “Oh Mouse. How many times?” Mouse admits- too many. Mouse wonders how he could have sex with her and then treat her like this? Hello, Mouse? It’s the life of a teenage slut- get with the program.
In a voice over Carrie says “Love is something we wait for. We imagine our first kiss, our first love, our first sex, but we never imagine our our first heartbreak. The pain of love truly changes us.”
Later that day, Dad brings Carrie and The Dorrit into Mom’s closet. Dad hands the Mom’s green sundress to Carrie. Carrie thinks The Dorrit should have it.
Besides, that dress is SO 1982
Together, the three of them clean out Mom’s closet, erasing all evidence of her existence.
Continuing the voiceover, Carrie reflects on her friends and what they have lost, and says “Loss of love makes us who we are. Loss of love, loss of a parent, loss of virginity, loss of who you think you might be, the loss of innocence.”
Loss of Love
Loss of who you think you might be…
Oh, and apparently Maggs is doing the tube-steak boogie with a Cop.
I was a teenage Samantha…
Carrie goes to the swim club. She looks up and Sebastian is there. He jumps in the pool and he and Carrie splash around and play, somewhat, innocently. All the while, “The Jens” watch them saying “Donna is going to be pissed.” Oh crap.
Just wait until The Heathers find out…
Continuing to clean out Mom’s closet, Carrie finds some blank journals. Her Mom used to keep a journal and always had some spare books. Carrie sets up her desk in front of the window, just like SATC, pulls her hair into a ponytail, just like SATC, and she starts to write, just like SATC.