Back at the conversion ranch, a.k.a. Temple Emmanuel, Charlotte is a Me-Firster with her hand always in the air. Carrie VOs that she "took to her conversion classes like a gefilte fish to water." The rabbi tells them to "grieve the loss" of their Christian rituals, because letting go of them can be difficult. Char looks alarmed. Oy.
Mir, in a great-looking red sweater and grayish satin skirt, opens the door for Steve, who's twenty minutes late. He's quick with an excuse about having to help fix Debbie's car -- you know, the girl he's seeing? -- and Mir flinches a bit and says she "doesn't need to know." And next time, he shouldn't be twenty minutes late. Or seeing some girl named Debbie with a busted-ass car. Well, Mir doesn't say that last part. I did.
Char stays after conversion class to talk to Rabbi Minsch about Christmas. "Is it really that important?" Dude, do you know how Hanukah works? I'm sorry -- can Char even spell Hanukah? What I'm saying is, you may make out better in the gift department than with the Christian tradition. Plus, one word: gelt. It's good stuff. Screw candy canes, give me some gelt. The Rabbi says she has to let go of old traditions and embrace the new. Char says she won't go to church, but maybe she could still have a tree? Or caroling? Rudolph? Nope. Carrie VOs that Char will forever think of him as the "Minsch that stole Christmas." OY.
Carrie, in a sleep mask but with no chirping noises, is awakened by the phone. Are you ready for this? It's Big. He starts off strong. "Remember that little red dress you had?" She's all, whuh? I was sleeping. He's all, "You never needed so much sleep before, kid." Oh, so husky and confident. I bet people are screaming right now. Back to the subject at hand: the little red dress. Carrie, having found her bearings, asks, "Versace or Gucci?" The one with the little straps, he rasps. That's Gucci, she assures him. And when he would slip one strap off her shoulder, the other one would fall down too? Yes. Carrie remembers that dress. What about that time Big found her in her closet wearing only high heels and a bra, does she remember that? Yes, Big. Is the water warm enough? Yes, Big. And he came up behind her and put her hands against the wall? Carrie sits up in bed, takes off her sleep mask, and says, "Yes."