Ahhhhh Karma finally comes to get Carrie in this episode and it is MINOR compared to what she put Aidan and Natasha through but she pulls the woe-is-me crap the whole fucking episode as if she is somehow a victim.
We actually open with Charlotte and her in-laws at some mansion in CT. Boring! That whole B story of her and the gardener is wholly unsatisfying and beneath her. But I digress. Carrie is the worst for SO MANY reasons in this episode so let’s break it down, shall we?
#1 – The girls are having lunch together when Natasha and a friend show up to the same restaurant. As soon as Natasha spots Carrie she BAILS. And who could blame her?
The look says it all. But Carrie immediately throws herself a Pity Party because she can’t believe someone could hate her that much. YOU SLEPT WITH HER HUSBAND, MISTRESS MCSUCKSALOT. Don’t you have awareness of other people’s feelings? Oh that’s right, you DON’T.
#2 – After lunch, she gets lost trying to buy more shoes (how it is possible for her to get lost in a city she has lived in for 15 years is beyond me). When asking a random dude for directions she’s ends up getting robbed at gun point. She unsuccessfully tries to beg Mugger Man out of taking her Manolo’s because shoes are just so important to her. WhatEVER.
#3 – She winds up in a salon where no one gives a fuck that she was robbed but they let her use the phone and pace around telling her story to whoever the police sent. Miranda comes to her rescue with a pair of shoes and the detective who is there with Carrie immediately falls for her. Life is so unfair. Not only does Carrie have to walk in ugly shoes that don’t fit her, but she doesn’t land hot detective man either.
#3 – Freaking out about her date with Detective Stevens, Miranda calls Carrie, who is supportive until the end when she reminds Miranda to remind her detective to keep a look out for her stolen Manolo’s. How many times can I say this? EVERYTHING IS NOT ABOUT YOU.
#4 – Samantha has the same name and phone number exchange (or whatever) of a college kid, Sam Jones, who is throwing a party and his calls keep going to Samantha. Naturally, she invites herself, not knowing they are going to a party at a college dorm until she arrives. She drags Carrie with her and is blathering on about cosmic purpose, she was meant to be at this party, etc., and of COURSE Carries asks what the cosmic purpose was for Natasha snubbing her. Um, you fucked her husband? That would be reason enough, but Samantha is sleeping with someone who works at Ralph Lauren so knows that Natasha is back working there and divorcing Big. Carrie can’t BELIEVE she’s responsible for breaking up a marriage. What did she think would happen, exactly?
#5 – The fact that she even ASKED Samantha the reason behind Natasha snubbing her is shockingly obtuse. Was she expecting to be forgiven? Did she just not care UNTIL she got snubbed because she was with her friends and it made her look bad? (All of them defending her is a separate issue for another time).
#6 – When they are leaving the party and some drunk guys rush past them, Carrie gets pushed down some stairs, like two or three of them and hurts her knee but is not BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH LIKE NATASHA WAS. She kicks the Pity Party up a notch.
#7 – Deciding that she’s had enough of the bad karma, Carrie calls Ralph Lauren to talk to Natasha, but can’t get through. I mean, Natasha correctly refuses to speak with her.
#8 – After seven unreturned phone calls, she stalks her down at lunch and issues the following apology:
I love how Natasha shuts her down and puts her in her place. Carrie gets nothing out of the meeting except the realization that her actions contributed to Natasha being single again and will increase the competition for the single men in the city AND she’s a model, so GREAT JOB ALL AROUND, CARRIE.
And lastly, I disagree with part of what Vulture said about this episode:
It is not the first time Carrie shows she is deeply flawed – like, hello? Aidan? Anyway.
SIDEBAR: Samantha sleeping with Sam the virgin is just….weird.
SIDEBAR 2: Charlotte and Trey are separated after only two months of marriage.