Season 1, Episode 7: The Monogamists

Carrie is blissful with Big and because it seems to her that they are the only two people in NYC, she has no problem making out with him on a busy street during the day. It’s clear she’s been blowing off her friends when Miranda calls and Carrie says she can see them tonight because “Big has a work thing.”

At dinner that night, she catches Big on a date. It’s as awkward as you would expect. They apparently didn’t have the DTR talk. While getting plastered with Stanford the next day, she meets his friend Jared and he invites them to a party.

We all know where this is going. How often does she use other guys to make Big jealous? Or attempt to at least?

Big calls her to confirm plans for the upcoming weekend and tells her “I miss you baby” which she proceeds to overanalyze to death while at dinner with Miranda. I love how they run into Skipper and his new girlfriend, Alison, who works at Vogue and Miranda is all, “Who’s that self-important bitch?”

Big takes Carrie to a party where she turns into a snarky bitch because of the following:

  1. A woman coming up to him, kissing him right on the lips and then asking for her passport back.
  2. His friend Max assuming Carrie is someone named Julia. (Max could just be really bad with names, don’t jump to the worst conclusion CARRIE.)

Now here’s where she turns into the worst:

  1. Her snarky retort to Max saying she was dating the right person in Big: “Are we dating? I thought we were just sleeping together.” And then walking off.
  2. She and Big have a little side conversation after that, in which he asks her what she wants from him. She says nothing and leaves. (I will say this next line is something I felt often when in the dating world: “I had gone so far out on a limb with my feelings that I didn’t realize I was standing out there alone.”)
  3. She ends up at Jared’s party, because of course, and he asks her to go home with him. So she calls Big to tell him. Because she’s a rational adult. She tells Big to come meet her and this is what she says to him: “I’ve done the merry go round, I’ve been through the revolving door, I feel like I met somebody I can stand still with for a minute and… don’t you wanna stand still with me?”

The episode ends with them standing still, him with his arm around her. So, she doesn’t REALLY tell him what she’s feeling and what she really means to say and could have done this an easier way than forcing him to meet her at 3am to make a point.

SIDEBAR: Skipper answering Miranda’s call during sex and then promptly dumping Alison DURING is one thing in the whole series that can top how awful Carrie usually is.

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