The Carrie Diaries Season 1 Review “Hush Hush”

Secrets are spilling out all over the place on this week’s The Carrie Diaries, appropriately titled ‘Hush Hush’, and the lies Carrie, Sebastian and Maggie have been living are finally over and done with. Some people get away with it, of course, with Walt’s love life taking an even more surprising route than it has so far.

First up is Carrie, who starts her dream internship at Interview. The job, and lifestyle, fits her like a glove, and she soon finds herself ditching a long-awaited high school event in order to go out for cosmopolitans with her co-workers. Obviously, this is the beginning of a whole new habit for Ms. Carrie Bradshaw, with the beginning of the episode also introducing the future fashion-obsessive to her first pair of Manolo Blahniks. The trouble is, she forgets herself for a moment, and who should be in the same club as her but her dear old dad?

It’s an awkward and embarrassing moment for both of them, but they come to their senses and start going at each other. Carrie is enjoying her new life and sort of, kind of, liked the fact that she had to lie about it. Does anyone else reckon that the lie made it more exciting? Now it’s all over, or it is for the time being, and Carrie is in indefinite trouble with her dad. Should he ever let her out of the house again, however, Larissa seemed overjoyed to have the youngest, hippest intern in Manhattan working for her, and would happily have her back.

Maggie and Walt are having less of a good time, as Donna finally lets the bomb drop on their fragile relationship. Even if Walt’s sexuality is in question right now, you can tell that the betrayal hurt deeply, and Maggie has gotten the comeuppance she deserved from the beginning. Now she can seek redemption. Donna, meanwhile, came of the situation on top, since her breakup with Sebastian allowed her to find some genuine common ground with an equally crushed Walt. This isn’t going to end well for anyone, but at least we get to see what a Walt/Donna union would look like.

And, even without her dream job in her dream city, Carrie did come out of the episode with at least one win. She and Sebastian are on better terms than they have been for a while, and his attempt at a grand gesture has finally thawed the ice between them.

What did you think of the episode? What will Carrie do now that she’s been banished from Interview? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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