SPOILERS ahead! If you haven’t watched The Carrie Diaries Episode 1.12, “A First Time for Everything,” proceed with caution. You have been warned!
Carrie, Sebastian and the fans (a.k.a. ME) were dealt a heart crushing blow in last night’s penultimate episode of The Carrie Diaries (check out the recap here). The breakup of my favorite high school couple isn’t all that’s happening, though. After a screening of the episode, executive producer Amy B. Harris and dreamboat Austin Butler (Sebastian Kydd) talked about the aftermath and what’s coming next for everyone in Carrie Bradshaw’s circle.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. As far as break ups go, this one was a doozy. As Butler confirms, “It’s one of those break-ups where it’s like this explosion that neither side really wants, but it feels like there’s no other option.” So, is there any hope that we’ll see the two of them together again? Harris confides, “What I like about Carrie Bradshaw is she can make a lot out of nothing and then sometimes, she’s looking at it in just the right way. It’s a journey for her… This is a relationship I want to keep mining for as long as I can.” Does that mean Carrie might have a Kydd-type date to the upcoming Prom? Harris admits that a few weeks after the break-up, they’re in a surprising place. Despite their heated argument, no one is mad, “this one is just sad for both of them.” That isn’t a no, though and fingers are being crossed.
More Than Words. Why was Sebastian so upset at the party? Harris admits that Carrie’s constant apologizing only highlighted something that may have not originally bothered him. Also, “I think he was super pissed off that she hadn’t said, “I love you.” It wasn’t a secret to Sebastian that she felt that way, but her over-thinking the situation made it frustrating. Butler adds that Carrie’s over-thinking is one of the things Sebastian loves most about her. Over-thinking and thinking about things in a different way. It creates a deeper connection that he’s never had. Even if it is exhausting. As Harris admits, it’s not easy to be with someone who wants to endlessly talk about their feelings.
Big Love. Butler was asked about what it was like, knowing that he was NOT the ultimate love of Carrie’s life. “I have to put the blinders on and put my focus into what’s happening right then and the feeling of love and the feeling of heartbreak that’s happening right now and not ever focus on what’s happening in the future.” Harris also shares that those high school loves will always matter. They will always be the most important because they were the first. They will be “momentous. Big.”
Let the River Run. One of Harris’ greatest (most pleasing) reveals is that Sebastian is not at all upset about Carrie going after her byline and hunting for her future career. He’s upset that their big, important night became less about them and more about Carrie and the VIP situation and “caring about it more than she should,”. She also admits that Mouse may have finally found someone who will allow her to have both love and career. That career being as an Ivy League student.
Future Sex Love Sounds. Harris wouldn’t give up a lot of details but tells us that, “We won’t see, but we’ll get an introduction to one of the Sex and the City characters.” She also tells us, “We’re gonna see Carrie using a different mechanism for writing which will be a little nod to seeing her typing later.” And, as Harris tells us, the major co-star of SATC will also get some airtime when see some reminiscent NYC scenes. She hints that New York may not be the only familiar character we’ll be seeing in season two.
Live To Tell. As for what’s next for Walt: Harris tells us, “Walt’s gonna be forced to face his choices a lot sooner than I think he wanted to. And it’s going to have some pretty dramatic effects on all of them.” She goes on to say that perhaps Walt’s secret is revealed somewhat faster than Walt would have liked. And there’s the possibility that people will be upset about Walt’s admission. Maggie being one of them.
Feelings of Forever. The Carrie Diaries hasn’t been promised a 2nd season (yet) but we’re all keeping our fingers crossed. Now that Carrie has experienced a lot (but not all) of her “firsts,” what comes next? Can we look forward to Sebastian on the loose in Manhattan without Carrie? Will Walt’s relationship with Bennet, build? Harris feels very optimistic about another season and is already working out the intricate stories for our favorite characters. There is so much more to story to tell.
The Carrie Diaries season finale brings Prom to the lives of Carrie and her friends and when everything “explodes” in the beginning of the episode, the Prom may not be the memory making time they all were hoping for. As Harris tells us, “the Prom is going to be surprising for a lot of people.”