Meanwhile, Tom (the dad) calls his awful friend, who is not so busy sexually coercing a woman that he can't answer his giant car phone. Tom can't find his wedding ring and worries he may have lost it at the gym after a squash game. I will forgive that Tom plays squash, but why is he friends with this horrible douchebag? Harlan the Douche jokes about a hot girl named Misty. The woman Harlan is with laughs at this joke. Don't laugh at that non-joke -- you're no better than the rest of us dumb sluts if you do.
This whole wedding ring debacle leads to a discussion of Tom getting "back into the dating game" after, presumably, less than six months. But what does Harlan know of feelings? What does he know of sensitivity? He's just a one-dimensional, straight-up douche. Now let him get back to womanizing, Tom.
On another phone call, Mouse tries to lure Seth over with the promise of sex. Seth doesn't seem that into it, maybe because he knows it's just a smidge illegal. We'll find out soon enough, after Mouse embarrasses herself heeding Maggie's advice no doubt.
Carrie is taking her driver's test from a woman who used to be on Ghostwriter as Jamal's Grandma and is about to nail the parallel parking because she's good at everything, when she sees Sebastian kissing Donna LeDonna. They are not rehearsing for a play. Carrie backs into the sidewalk a little, giving Donna good scare and failing her driver's test.
Sebastian tells Carrie that he and Donna have been hanging out for a week or so. Carrie acts like she doesn't care and overdoes it a little. Then she tries to rub Goony George in Sebastian's face and decides to go to the party for the sake of this show being an hour long. We can't dwell on Tom's search for his wedding ring for the full 43 minutes.
At the department store -- presumably Century 21 where everything happens -- Barbara tells Carrie what's what to prepare her for the "soiree." They keep mentioning that George's mom's name is "Kick" so I guess we have to pay attention to that now. Kick demands that everyone wear a jewel tone and Carrie has been assigned sapphire. Barbara is surprisingly helpful when it comes to helping Carrie climb this Manhattan social ladder.