Cut to a scene "half a flask of Jim Beam later." Carrie and Shawn are making out on a bench, and Carrie VO's a lame quip about "breaking the ice." Ugh. As Shawn starts taking off Carrie's skates for her, he queries Giggly McHelpless about her last serious relationship. Carrie generalizes this as "the inevitable third date question," immediately cold-shoulders Shawn, and reaches down to take her skates off herself. After Shawn quite justifiably wonders silently what the hell he did wrong, Carrie snaps out of it and enigmatically replies that she "ended something awhile ago." Jeez. Don't date if you're going to make your dates carry your emotional baggage, honey. She asks him the "third date question," and he replies that he last dated a "neurotic" woman, another woman who "couldn't commit," and before them, a guy named Mark. Carrie gapes. The hell? Half an airplane bottle of whiskey and she loses her cool at coming into contact with a bisexual? Isn't Carrie a heavier drinker than that? And an experienced sex columnist, to boot? Shawn asks her if that's "a problem," while she catches flies.