The Carrie Diaries Season 2 Review “The Second Time Around”

Festive Christmas episodes of teen dramas are often just gag-inducing excuses for series to forget everything that’s happened in favor of some syrupy message about good will and family unity. But The Carrie Diaries made a good effort to avoid these annoyances in favor of an actual episode that progressed the story and brought the characters together in an organic way. With Carrie and Sebastian back together, it makes sense that she would be thinking about second chances, and that theme reverberated around the rest of the cast, too.

It was lovely to watch Sebastian support Carrie in achieving her dreams and, despite the wrinkle of Sebastian having to move to Laguna after being expelled, it looks as if the two of them are finally coming together as equals. Carrie isn’t paranoid about Sebastian being a bad boy and he has, in turn, accepted those parts of her that might interfere with their relationship from time to time. I don’t know what the show intends to do with Sebastian now that he’s moved out of Castlebury, but I hope this doesn’t mean he’s out of the picture for good. Carrie’s chance at an article in Interview might have been the last one, but she proved that you can make it work no matter how high the stakes.



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