Tom gets the phone number of the woman he ran over, using the old douchebag trick of sharing that his wife died. Harlan was right -- it works every time. Ladies can't wait to meet a nice widower, even if he hits them with his car.
Sebastian shows up at the diner just in time to deliver some more solid gold dialogue. After some nonsense from Maggie about the diner being Carrie's safe place, Sebstian and Donna shared this exchange:
Sebastian: You're better than this.
Donna: Am I?
Sebastian: I like you. Not because you're a bitch but in spite of it.
Way to go, Sebastian, you are the best boyfriend all the time. Speaking of awesome boyfriends, Seth is freaking out about Mouse sleeping with someone else and rocking the double standard pretty hard. This was before Xtina telling us what's what in "Dirrty."
After faking tears to win George over, Kick levels with Carrie. Carrie tells Kick she knows what it's like to go through hard times because she lost her mom to cancer. Then Kick recognizes her as Grace Bradshaw's daughter and tells her she looks just like her. They bond and Kick really warms to Carrie. She tells Carrie about her mom like she died years and years ago, rather than a couple months. Evidently they were friends before they all had kids and Harlan turned into a huge douche.
Carrie passes her driver's test, Maggie got the booth back, and everyone meets in the diner. Seth almost blows up into a jealous rage about Walt, but then Mouse admits that she didn't sleep with Walt or anyone else. Everyone kisses and for once, no one cares about Carrie or what she has to say.
Even though the writing and some of the plots are clumsy, this is the first episode of Carrie Diaries that has rung more true than a Sex and the City relative. It has more heart, as well as the preposterous fashion and luck of our original Carrie Bradshaw. Plus, we're learning where Carrie's tendency to fixate on men comes from.