Things grow increasingly tense between Carrie and Tom. When Larissa drops an unexpected bomb on Carrie, Sebastian decides he, too, needs to come clean about something.
Carrie, Mouse, Maggie, and Walt decide to go to their senior prom – at The Waldorf Astoria – together for a final hurrah.
When Bennet starts slacking at work, Carrie tries to cover for him. However, when Larissa finds out, things backfire big time for them both.
Walt and Bennet get some devastating news that forever changes their future.
Larissa gives Carrie some harsh advice about her relationship with Sebastian.
Carrie is delighted when she gets the chance to interview the CEO of Bongo Jeans, but the pressure is on when Larissa tells Carrie that this is her last chance to land a piece in Interview magazine. Mouse gets some news that drives an unexpected wedge between her and West (recurring guest star RJ Brown), and Sebastian's father (recurring guest star Terry Serpico – Army Wives, Rescue Me) delivers other news that could forever change Sebastian and Carrie's relationship. Elsewhere, Walt finds a surprising father figure in Tom, and Maggie tries to muster the courage to tell her dad the truth about the last few months.
Carrie is shocked when she reads a nasty rumor about her in a New York City gossip rag, but Samantha has a plan to set the record straight. Walt steps in when Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) feels taken advantage of at Interview. Mouse, worried that she and boyfriend West (recurring guest star RJ Brown) are stuck in a rut, does something very risqué. Meanwhile, when Maggie experiences a medical emergency, Sebastian is forced to reach out to the one person who can help. Plus, Samantha and Carrie attend the exclusive "Paris Party." Recurring guest star Chris Wood appears as Weaver.
When Carrie struggles with writer’s block, Weaver (Chris Wood) tries to help. Maggie and Sebastian grow closer. Larissa and Samantha finally find common ground: sex.
Carrie spends an exciting day in the city with playwright Adam Weaver (recurring guest star CHRIS WOOD). Samantha, who booked a new job as a nude art model, takes matters into her own hands when she sees a student's painting she doesn't like. Sebastian finds support in surprising places when his mother (recurring guest star NOELLE BECK – Person of Interest, As the World Turns) announces she is marrying her tennis instructor boyfriend. Elsewhere, the attempts of Dorrit's boyfriend (recurring guest star EVAN CROOKS) to get closer to her backfire.
Carrie pitches Larissa a profile on New York wunderkind playwright Adam Weaver (recurring guest star Chris Wood – Girls), but when he proves a difficult yet fascinating interview, Carrie's job is on the line. Bennet's (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) rules in his relationship with Walt force Walt to acknowledge his real feelings. Carrie and Dorrit are surprised to find a common enemy in Tom's girlfriend Deb's (recurring guest star Nadia Dajani) son Dylan (recurring guest star Dylan Clark Marshall – 30 Rock). Meanwhile, Sebastian seeks comfort in the arms of someone new. Recurring guest stars Molly Sims, Evan Crooks and Kate Nowlin also appear.
Larissa returns from her summer in Kyoto and insists on taking Carrie and Walt to a fabulous Japanese festival in the city, where Larissa meets Samantha, with an explosive result. Samantha seduces an acrobatic ninja. Back in Castlebury, Carrie's plans to remain zen backfire when she finds herself locked in a classroom alone with Sebastian. Mouse helps Maggie with her college applications, but Maggie is distracted when somebody from her past reappears. Meanwhile, Walt worries that his classmates will sense he is gay, and Harlan (guest star Scott Cohen) makes an offer Tom can't refuse. Recurring guest stars include Josh Salatin as Simon and Kate Nowlin as Barbara. Molly Sims (Las Vegas) also guest stars.
Carrie and Walt are faced with kicking out their new room mate when she makes herself too comfortable. Walt summons the courage to tell Bennet (recurring guest star Jake Robinson) how he feels about him at his 18th birthday bash — at a VIP concert for the radio station Z100 featuring indie rock band American Authors — but things go horribly awry before Bennet can respond. Samantha and Mouse meet, and Samantha wastes no time giving Mouse sex tips. Back in Castlebury, Sebastian and Maggie run into each other; and the evening doesn't go exactly as planned when Tom invites his girlfriend, Deb (recurring guest star Nadia Dajani – The Big C, Ned and Stacey), to spend the weekend with him.
As the season begins, it's the summer of 1985 and 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) can call Manhattan home. She also meets a new friend: Samantha Jones (Lindsey Gort).
In the season finale, Carrie is happy going to her junior prom, but when hidden secrets are revealed plans begin to change. Dorrit is determined to take her relationship with Miller (recurring guest star EVAN CROOKS) to the next level, but things hit a bump along the way. For the first time in her life, Mouse decides to defy her parents to date whom she wants. Tom begins to struggle with sneaking around, especially when he thinks someone might be on to him. Elsewhere, Larissa makes Carrie and Walt an enticing offer.
When Carrie inadvertently complicates things with Sebastian, she tries to fix it by taking him to Madonna's "The Virgin Tour" launch party - but in her quest for the perfect night it only makes things worse. Despite Mouse's best efforts to avoid West (recurring guest star RJ BROWN), she can't seem to deny the romantic sparks flying between them. Dorrit turns to Donna LaDonna for advice about her budding love life. Meanwhile, Tom has an awkward encounter when he spends the night somewhere new.
Carrie jumps at the chance to a take on a fabulous new identity as Larissa, but gets more than she bargained for when Larissa's hijinks catch up with her. After a whirlwind day in Manhattan, Walt is forced to face the feelings he is desperately trying to hide. Sebastian and Maggie agree to keep a secret from Carrie. Mouse takes a page from Donna LaDonna's playbook. Meanwhile, Tom decides to take a meditation class, but finds himself surprisingly tense after a run-in with another attendee.
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