Episode Two: the awful truth
“Because sex is not a time to chat. In fact, it’s one of the few instances in my overly articulated, exceedingly verbal life where it is perfectly appropriate, if not preferable, to shut up.”
This episode has Susan Sharon, who actually is a recurring character because she pops up in one other, much later episode. I don’t like her. She bogarts Carrie’s cigarette in their first scene together and I think that’s pretty much a signal that we’re not supposed to like her.
The apple on Carrie’s laptop is upside down when she’s typing on it. It makes me curious about when Apple changed this, because mine is always right-side-up when it’s open. That’s how I know if I’ve got it facing the right way on the table.
Samatha’s boyfriend James is like a human cartoon. I’m guessing he’s supposed to be that way, but I’m glad he’s gone after this episode.
When Big sends Carrie roses for her birthday, she doesn’t pull the card all the way out of the envelope, so we can’t see his name. Watching for things like this is like watching for clues that Bruce Willis is actually dead in the Sixth Sense. How cleverly they avoid using his name!