They have a verbal altercation because the dinner belongs to Mags and Carrie. Mags tells Donna “I have two older brothers and I’m not afraid to bite.” So Mags dumps some french fries on Donna who hops out of the booth in shock. Mags and Donna continue to both claim the booth.
Back at the Jewels Party, dinner has arrived. George asks Blythe how her stint in rehab went? Blythe is shocked that George would bring it up. If he wants to hear about it, they can talk in private. George comments that she doubts Carrie will want to hear about rehab. Blythe comments that she forgot Carrie was in attendance. Carrie responds that she “didn’t think you would be interested in her trip to DMV.” Another snobby dude says- asks if DMV is near the Dominican Republic? Carrie clarifies that it’s the Department of Motor Vehicles. All of the snobs chuckle because, hahahahahahaha, they don’t drive. George tells Carrie he would like to learn to drive and he wants her to teach him.
Kick calls George away and Blythe tells Carrie that she is sweet and charming, but George will tire of slumming it and return to his proper place- with Blythe. Carrie replies “I don’t know who you think I am. I’m from the suburbs, that doesn’t make me a loser, it just makes me not from here.” At which point Carrie hops up and knocks over a waiter carrying a tray of food.
Hiding in the powder room, Carrie calls Mouse. Mouse, in a negligee- appropriate at age 16- wants to know why Carrie is calling?!?! Carrie explains. Mouse tells her – ok- so maybe George isn’t the right guy for her. Carrie is upset because she thought he COULD be the right guy, based on the 3 sentences the exchanged prior to this party. But she doesn’t fit in with this uppity crowd. Mouse gives her good advice: Jump his bones.
Mouse does the same to Seth… and he’s impressed.
Hot, horny teenage ugly-bumping
Seth assumes Mouse has been with someone else- and she took notes. Seth says it’s ok, because he slept with someone else… or more correctly, other people.
While Carrie is in hiding, Kick tells George that Carrie is an inappropriate date- she didn’t even know what couture meant!!! PEASANT. Kick understands the appeal- she went slumming too. (stealing a little plot point from Pretty in Pink, Steff to Blane). Kick married a jew form the Bronx!!! She’s one of the people!!! Kick consoles George- Carrie is just not in his leagues. Carrie, overhearing this, steps forward and says “If that is how you feel about me, why did you invite me??”
I may be poor but I can still HEAR
And she storms out. George quickly runs after her.