The Carrie Diaries, Season 1, Episode 11: “Identity Crisis”
Written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
Directed by Jann Turner
Airs Monday at 8pm (ET) on the CW
Love may be in the air, and the car, and the diner, and every room in Sebastian’s house, but the real bulk of the story derives from a light hearted wig delivering adventure. While this seems pretty in step with the series, it’s unfortunate how Carrie impersonating Larissa (with a British accent she overheard in an alleyway reanimated rat puppet theatre production of “King Lear”) overshadows Walt’s story as much as it did.
The curse of last week lives on, as they really stretch out what they had to work with, once again delivering a closed narrative with just barely enough plot to keep one from calling it filler (coming this time in the form of Walt and Carrie’s closing conversation). There was, however, no lack of suggested plot points. Could next season revolve around Carrie’s summer job at the magazine? Could Bennett become Walt’s first boyfriend or homosexual spirit guide of sorts? Where this leaves the rest of the cast is unclear, though at this rate Maggie is soon going to surpass Dorrit in disposability, and Tom? Consider yourself on notice.
– Ashley Blackburn