Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, it’s time for the winter dance on The Carrie Diaries, and we all know that school dances are just a quick and easy way on teen dramas to sort through all of the show’s relationships. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, as ‘Caught’ proves with its clean slate at the end.
Starting with Carrie, she and George are going steady and getting more and more serious. Now at boyfriend/girlfriend status, she should be thinking of him alone, but can’t seem to get the idea of her and Sebastian out of her head. For two thirds of the episode, we’re definitely on George’s side – he’s the nicest, most reliable guy, after all – but then his antics after the dance cause Carrie to break up with him. Sebastian may have slept with his old teacher, but at least he cares about what Carrie cares about. George just wanted to get his end away, and Carrie was having none of it.