Damn! I guess Carrie is trying a new way to keep thoughts in her head without blabbing them to CIM, because she has a multi-colored handkerchief rolled up and wrapped around her head with a corner sticking up right over her forehead, and a hoop earring with something dangling off it on one side. And Patricia Field has been reminiscing about the eighties too, I guess, because she went to the wardrobe department of Pretty In Pink and stole one of the pink strapless prom dresses, complete with the old corsage still pinned to the dress, and threw that on Carrie, along with an old chunky gold necklace that Mr. T used to wear on The A Team. Carrie and Samantha are looking at a window with designer pocketbooks in it, and Samantha drools over a big red leather briefcase-looking bag called a Birkin, which Carrie tells Samantha costs four thousand dollars and isn’t really her style. Samantha knows it isn’t her style, but if she has it, it means that she has the money to throw around to own a four-thousand-dollar pocketbook. Only Samantha could get away with that train of thought. Carrie then tells Samantha that she's going with Miranda when she gets her abortion. Samantha tells her that she was alone and it was awful, so she's glad Carrie is going. Carrie then tells her that she lied to CIM about her abortion and that CIM seemed relieved that he could still think of her in a certain way, and she doesn’t know why she lied. Samantha thinks that she lied so that CIM could still think of her a certain way. She then tells Carrie that she was right in having the abortion at that time, and she can’t keep thinking about it. Carrie then realizes she could have a thirteen-year-old child right now, and if she did then she never would have met Samantha. Samantha can’t imagine not knowing Carrie, and they lock arms while walking, like good friends do. Carrie says that she should have told CIM, and Samantha tells us the title of the episode when she says, "Coulda woulda shouda!"
To show us that it is getting into summer, Carrie is sucking on an ice pop while typing on her laptop, and she's still wearing the headband and chunky necklace, but she's ditched the dress and put on a black bra. That’s what all the girls wear when it gets hot in the city. Except for the ones with an ounce of fashion sense. Carrie blathers on about making choices and mistakes, "coulda shoulda woulda" and taking different roads in life, and she asks her laptop, "Are we there yet?" Yes, I think we are. At the shark tank, getting ready to jump. Fonzie has his water-skis on as we speak. Aaayyyyyyyyy! Carrie finishes her ice pop and gets a brain freeze. Or maybe it's her headband squeezing her head too hard.