Last week it was Carrie’s incessant lying that got her into trouble on The Carrie Diaries but in this episode, ‘Read Before Use’, it’s her inability to believe things are as simple as they seem. I suppose it’s down to her own life being a secret mesh of New York socialite and high school good-girl, but her meddling ends up ruining things for her in some of the worst ways possible.
The strangest thing to come out of this episode is the revelation about Sebastian, who supposedly got expelled from his last school for sleeping with his art history teacher ("isn’t it sorta cool that he took art history?"). After seeing Carrie snoop through her father’s files in search of the reason Sebastian has been banned from her dating pool, we now know why Tom Bradshaw isn’t exactly thrilled about his eldest daughter’s love connection. Is it all as it seems right now?