The Carrie Diaries Review: Rumor Has it

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Years before Carrie Bradshaw would grace Page Six for snagging the new Yankee, she was featured for a far less desirable reason.

The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 7 showed us just how low Weaver could go in the name of a bitter ex.

An Ugly Rumor

I guess it comes with the territory of dating someone who mines for material from their personal life. Carrie knew Weaver's next play was about Katya, so what would save her from being written about too? I guess what she didn't expect was for Weaver's anger to result in a rumor about her being a diminutive suburban poser.

Carrie is new to the city, new to the world of media, and still a teenager. Being written about in Page Six is a big deal for anyone who isn't akin to a Kardashian, but for Carrie a rumor was not the way she wanted to become famous. Don't forget this was the 80s, guys. Reality TV was not yet a thing!

Leave it to Samantha to encourage Carrie to set the record straight. With Bennet desperate for some new connections due to frustration at Interview, and Walt trying to prevent Carrie and Bennet from "peacocking," the four of them headed to The Paris Party. It's amazing how Carrie has become so immersed in this world so quickly.

After two awkward conversations with Weaver, she gave a partially false statement to the press, before she was suddenly paged. Remember when beepers weren't relegated strictly to drug dealers? I thought I was so freaking cool when I had one in middle school. But I digress, Sebastian paged Carrie because Maggie collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.

Maggie had an ectopic pregnancy dashing her only true dream of becoming a mother. I'm not sure what medical innovations there were back then, but I do know that if this happened today it would not dash her dreams only lessen them. Either way, it's scary. Sebastian called Carrie because he didn't know what to do and in a vulnerable moment they both admitted they still love each other. Collective Aw.

Maggie's dad came rushing in and assumed Sebastian knocked up Maggie because he's the rebel transfer student who used to bang a teacher at his old school. Sebastian stood there like a martyr and took it. How is he still the rebel? Is it the car and the jacket? Because seriously he is consistently a great friend and a sweet guy. Carrie wonders why he didn't tell the truth.

The rumors, the gossip, that’s not real, it’s just noise.

Sebastian

While it's great advice that inspired Carrie to do a noble thing, I can't help but disagree a little bit. On one hand, yes there are so many rumors in life and people talk so much crap about each other that if you don't tune it out you will go crazy. On the other, why should Sebastian be punished when he's actually the one who saved Maggie's life? He didn't have to say who it was, simply that it wasn't him and that's all he would say.

As for Carrie? Sure she was the bigger person in that scenario, but Weaver deserved a taste of his own medicine. Yes, he writes from his life but he didn't have to trash Carrie and later say she was lucky he didn't name her. Maybe he should know what it feels like to be on the other end for once. Breakups are hard and Carrie will later emphasize on Sex and the City, they are also private.

Having your privacy shattered is not a welcome feeling and Walt is about to experience this firsthand. As soon as I heard the camera clicks when the boys were talking to Larissa, I got a feeling they would end up in the paper. Now Walt's mother has seen the photo and he hasn't come out to his parents yet. The promos show us that this doesn't go very well and I feel so bad for the lovable Walt.

Mouse injected some humor into the hour with her need to spice up her and West's relationship. Girlfriend did the nude selfie thing before it was a trend! Obviously it wasn't the smartest move she's ever made but it made for some entertainment.

What did you think of this week's The Carrie Diaries? Would you have wanted revenge on Weaver? Should Sebastian have told the truth? Are you happy Carrie and Maggie patched things up?

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The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

I’d be most pissed off about suburban, that’s the kiss of death in Manhattan literary circles.

Bennet

Buck up, you’re nobody until somebody’s talking about you.

Bennet