I am pleased that this week's episode is a Halloween episode because at least now we can have some fun. Plus, Donna LeDonna and the Jens might do something Plastics-esque, if this show is smart enough to emulate Mean Girls. We know it's a Halloween episode because Carrie is walking through the highly-decorated hallways of her school, where many students are dressed in full costume and face paint. People get really into Halloween week in Connecticut, we can only assume.
And who put the effort into decorating the shit out of these hallways? Some over-zealous pagan teacher? The Patty Simcox of the 1980s? Anyway, no mountain of Halloween decorations can hide Carrie nor keep her from running into Sebastian between these classes they never go to. Sebastian is pretty good at avoiding eye contact and pretending that Carrie and her gorgeous, voluminous head of hair don't exist. Walt tries to relate to Carrie because he just went through a breakup, but I bet in his head he's thinking how annoying she's being about this guy she was barely dating for a couple weeks.
Carrie is already treating Walt like her gay bestie, even if he's not out yet, because she admits she's so excited she gets to have him for Larissa's party that night. Walt doesn't seem to question Carrie's intentions, and Carrie doesn't question whether she is breaking girl code by taking her friend's ex-boyfriend to a party. No one questions anything. Not ever, and certainly not on Halloween.
In the hallway, the ubiquitous Sebastian is telling some uncredited extra, "lots of liquor, no costumes." He is obviously planning on a party, or at least nakedly getting drunk with some dudes. Sebastian calls her over, with nothing in particular to say, leaving Carrie wide open to stupidly ask him if she has plans tonight. Is it high school where we learn to ask questions we already know the answer to?
Carrie says she is surprised Sebastian didn't invite her, and Sebastian speaks honestly, telling her it wouldn't have been polite, it would have been awkward, especially since 1984 Carrie Bradshaw is a big wet blanket. Her makeup looks so pretty, though, you'd think her Day Costume was Helen of Troy. Yes, Day Costume.
At the diner, which is apparently the cool hangout where these kids spend all of their disposable income, Carrie laments that Sebastian didn't even tell her about the party. Maggie and Mouse agree, but Walt brings up a very good point.