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The Carrie Diaries: Read Before Use

After Tom forbids Carrie to see Sebastian again, Carrie snoops through Tom's work files and uncovers some alarming information about Sebastian's past. Carrie decides to confront Sebastian about what she's discovered and is shocked by his reaction. Maggie deals with her breakup with Walt in the only way she knows how and finds some solace from Dorrit Meanwhile, Larissa takes Carrie, Mouse and Seth to an outrageous performance art club in New York City, which leaves them all feeling self-conscious.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 3X7303
Airdate: Monday January 28th, 2013

Writer: Terri Minsky

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Jan 29, 2013

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Kate Nowlin
As Bitchy Barbara
Kyle Harris
As Seth
Scott Cohen
As Harlan Silver
Adriana Demeo
As Monica Penny
Amy Wilson
As Celia
Main Cast
AnnaSophia Robb
As Carrie Bradshaw
Austin Butler
As Sebastian Kydd
Ellen Wong
As Jill "Mouse" Chen
Katie Findlay
As Maggie Landers
Stefania Owen
As Dorrit Bradshaw
Brendan Dooling
As Walt Reynolds
Freema Agyeman
As Larissa Loughlin
Matt Letscher
As Tom Bradshaw


The episode begins with Carrie’s voiceover telling us as to how we should read the labels on everything we buy; else we could face a lot of problems. She then moves on to tell us as to how Tom had labeled Sebastian “poison”. She tells her friends about her father’s take on dating Sebastian. Carrie then asks Maggie if she would feel awkward hanging out with Walt as they broke up. Maggie says that she has no issues; but her friends do know that she is a big drama queen. Carrie then decides to take some advice from Larissa; but after hearing about her life, Carrie feels that she has done nothing. Next, Tom is shopping for tampons and he meets a woman named Celia at the store. ..

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